Fun things to do in Greater Yarmouth
Wondering what to do in Great Yarmouth? Spring or summer, autumn or winter, come rain or shine, whether you're here for a day or a stay, there are loads of fun things to do in Greater Yarmouth that everyone will enjoy. Come and create some great memories full of smiles and happy times by the seaside in Norfolk's premier beach resort.
As Norfolk's premier beach resort, you'll need to check out the beach first on your day trip or holiday: we've got 15 miles of glorious golden sand to choose from, stretching along a beautiful coastline of seaside towns and villages. Whether you're a sun worshipper, sea splasher or more of a bucket and spade kind of guy, you're bound to find the perfect beach for you.
Great Yarmouth is uniquely located where the sea meets the Broads, Britain's newest National Park. Escape inland for wide open skies, beautiful rolling Norfolk countryside and the famous Broads, perfect for watersports such as stand-up paddleboarding or canoeing and where day boats can be hired.
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Hirsty's Fun Park near Great Yarmouth is fun for all the family. Activities include go-karts, haybale mountains, swings, football game, crazy croquet and Maizeys snack shack. During summer get lost and found in our unique maze of maize!
St George's Theatre is one of only 10 Grade 1 listed theatres in the UK. With over 100 different productions a year, the theatre is the heritage jewel in the crown of entertainment venues in great yarmouth. Open 52 weeks a year!
Explore four centuries of history under one roof. Stroll around the period rooms in this Tudor merchants house with a free audio tour and try on Tudor costumes.
Caister Castle Car collection near Caister Great Yarmouth, probably the largest private collection of motor vehicles in Great Britain
Set within 50 acres of enclosed coastal parkland and just 10 mins from the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park has so much to do and explore.
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, near Great Yarmouth has a 250-year-old landscaped garden, a play area and a wide selection of Asian mammals, birds and reptiles including tigers, crocodiles and storks.
The Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth situated on the seafront, is a 9-acre leisure park featuring many rides and attractions. Check out our new attractions for 2016!
At Pleasure Beach Gardens visitors of all ages can enjoy a round of adventure golf on the 12 hole course.
Pleasure Beach Gardens, Great Yarmouth, has plenty to entertain youngsters and the young at heart including a variety of amusements, junior driving activities, 12 hole adventure golf and shoot out football and water fun games.
One of Great Yarmouth's best loved family attractions, is set in over an acre of award winning landscaped gardens with streams, waterfalls, lake with Koi Carp, garden railway & picnic area. New for 2016 - the Merrivale Eye!
Merrivale Old Penny Amusement Arcade in Great Yarmouth. Come and try out some old-fashioned fun. Part museum, part good-old fashioned fun! Buy a bag of Old Pennies and try your skill and wits against these Victorian devices!
Time & Tide in Great Yarmouth is set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian Herring curing works, and tells the story of the area from its ice age origins to the present day. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950's fish wharf.
Traditional and contemporary crafts studios. Gifts, clothes, country food and fudge. Roses Centre. Meet the farmyard animals on Junior Farm, supervised activities every day. Children’s Funfair and Mini Adventure Golf Course.
A unique day out in Norfolk! Combine a nostalgic journey by steam with a cruise on the beautiful Norfolk Boards.
Part of the Bure Valley Railway, Bure Valley Models is based at our Aylsham Station. And carries one of the most extensive ranges of model railway products in East Anglia and all at very competitive prices.
Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway runs between the old market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads town of Wroxham and is within easy reach of Norwich and the coast.
An award winning forest of wild family fun and adventure. Treehouse, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, boat trips, storytelling, marsh walks and really yummy food!
Dive into the underwater world of SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to tropical sharks.
Wroxham Miniature Worlds is the largest indoor modelling attraction in the uk.
Banham Zoo is an award-winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country with over 2,000 animals from around the world.
Dinosaur Adventure offers a host of outdoor and indoor activities. Children can tackle the great outdoor play areas, as well as Jurassic Putt, Pterodactyl’s Treehouse, Dinomite, and Dippy’s Splash Zone.
Africa Alive! Is a walking safari, with giraffe, rhinos, lions, zebra. Farmyard Corner, walkthrough Lemur Encounters, Free Roadtrain, Discovery Centre, Animal Feeding Talks, Wild Zone indoor play, Mini Golf and a Young Explorer’s Challenge.
More fun that you can fit in a week!
Set off down the seafront in Great Yarmouth or along Beach Road in Hemsby for all sorts of attractions, seaside amusements, crazy golf, adventure golf and theme parks for little kids or big kids. On the Golden Mile in Great Yarmouth you'll also find bowling alleys, the Sea Life Centre, the cinema, a model village, a tropical pool, and the Pleasure Beach along with plenty of cafés and seafront tea rooms, or you can simply stroll out to sea along either pier.
Wander further inland to visit one of the town's six museums, including the award winning Time & Tide museum or the Potteries and Smoke House, stashed full of shipwrecked goods to get a flavour of what the town is about. We've got English Heritage and National Trust properties available to visit too, as well as a medieval town wall and plenty of fascinating heritage for the culture vultures.
Alternatively, head for the town centre at the top of Regent Road, home to traditional seaside goods, where you'll find shops galore, from high street favourites to our very own unique boutiques and independent stores.
Locally you'll find three 18-hole golf courses and a superb selection of sports and leisure activities for everyone to enjoy and a range of spas.
In the evening, eat, drink and relax, we've hundreds of restaurants, pubs, clubs, tea-rooms and cafés to tempt every taste bud and suit every pocket. Gorleston Pavilion Theatre, the Hippodrome, St. George's Theatre and Britannia Pier Theatre have an exciting programme of shows throughout the year or if you fancy a flutter visit one of our casinos, our seaside race track or Yarmouth Stadium for greyhound or stock car racing.
Great Yarmouth is blessed with loads of things to see and do for everyone, whatever you fancy, whether you're young, young at heart or full of the joys of spring!