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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.

Whats On guide

What's on 2016

Pick up your copy from racks in resort attractions and accommodation or flick through the online version of What's On in Greater Yarmouth before you come.

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Caister Castle Car Collection

Caister Castle Car Collection

Great Yarmouth

Caister Castle Car collection near Caister Great Yarmouth, probably the largest private collection of motor vehicles in Great Britain

Enigma Pleasurewood HIlls Family Theme Park

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Lowestoft

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.

Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village

Great Yarmouth

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!

Old Penny Museum (image - Alan B Thompson)

Merrivale Old Penny Museum

Great Yarmouth

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!

Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Adventure Golf

Great Yarmouth

At Pleasure Beach Gardens visitors of all ages can enjoy a round of adventure golf on the 12 hole course.

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Great Yarmouth

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.

St Mary's church

St Mary's Church, Bungay

Bungay

Brilliant carvings and legendary beast.

Snow Leopard Cub born in 2015

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Great Yarmouth

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.

Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth

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!

The Waterside

Nature Reserve

Great Yarmouth

The Waterside in Rollesby, Great Yarmouth is a great place to observe the wonderful wildlife that visits the Trinity Broads using the boats, the terrace or from the specially designed bird hide.

The Waterside

Rowing boats & dinghies

Great Yarmouth

At The Waterside on the banks of Rollesby Broad, self-drive rowing or electric outboard dinghies seating three to five people are available to hire by the hour. Perfect for exploring this quiet stretch of water.

The Waterside Rollesby

The Waterside Rollesby

Great Yarmouth

The Waterside Rollesby - a boating, wildlife, leisure and dining experience not to be missed! Enjoy a fun and informative guided tour of the Broad on the Edwardian launch, 'Gentleman Jim' (approx 30 minutes).

Dinosaur Adventure Park

Dinosaur Adventure

Norwich

Award winning family attraction. Venture into the Dinosaur Adventure Park for a monster day out full of discovery, adventure and fun. Dinomite Indoor Adventure Play and Dippy's Splash Zone. Sat Nav: NR9 5JE.

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens

Somerleyton Hall and Gardens

Lowestoft

Come and explore 12 acres of fabulous landscaped gardens, get lost for a while in our famous 1864 yew hedge maze and let our tour guides take you on a grand tour of Somerleyton Hall's sumptuous state rooms.

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston-on-Sea

The Gorleston Pavilion is an original Edwardian seaside theatre situated on the East coast of Norfolk and offers unique seating at cabaret style candle-lit tables.

Broadland Boat Train

Broadland Boat Train

Aylsham

A unique day out in Norfolk! Combine a nostalgic journey by steam with a cruise on the beautiful Norfolk Boards.

Lords of the Manor - Blickling Hall

Bure Valley Models

Aylsham

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.

Bure Valley Railway

Bure Valley Railway

Aylsham

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.

Hippodrome Circus

The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth

The Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth, built in 1903, Britain's last stand alone circus building hosting spectacular productions during Easter, Summer, Halloween & Christmas seasons. Featuring international circus artistes.

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth

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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

When it comes to sport which is fast & furious, Yarmouth Stadium in Great Yarmouth is the place to be. Greyhound racing action takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

Yarmouth Stadium Stock Car Racing

Stock Car Racing

Great Yarmouth

When it comes to sport which is fast & furious, Yarmouth Stadium in Great Yarmouth is the place to be. Join in the fun of stock car or banger racing on most Sunday evenings from mid-April to mid-September and mid-week in the summer.

Adventure play

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Great Yarmouth

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park near Great Yarmouth is best described as three fun parks in one. Pettitts has rides galore, family entertainment, exotic and domestic animals and birds to see, animals to feed & pet.

Bird of Prey Display

Banham Zoo

Norwich

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.

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!

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Angles Way walk by Steve Wright

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Celebrate the relative flatness of Norfolk with stunning scenery as you stride out on a walk.

 

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