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Outdoor fun in Greater Yarmouth

When the weather is dry and the sky is bright, seize the day and get outside to play. From farm tours to model villages, adventure golf and outdoor pursuits, Greater Yarmouth has so many things to do outside, you'll be hard pushed to decide what to do first. Simply get out there, enjoy the funshine and #ShareTheGreatTimes with friends and family. Don't forget your What's On vouchers - you might save yourself a packet!

Summer fun on the farm

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Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hirst Farm, Yarmouth Road, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, NR29 4NL

07771 605797

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!

Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach

South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

01493 844585

The Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth situated on the seafront, is a 9-acre leisure park featuring many rides and attractions.

Gentleman Jim Guided Tours

Boat Trip

The Waterside Rollesby, Main Road, Rollesby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5EF

01493 740531

The Waterside, Rollesby - a boating, wildlife, leisure & 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).

The Waterside

Rowing boats & dinghies

The Waterside Rollesby, Main Road, Rollesby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5EF

01493 740531

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

The Waterside

The Waterside Rollesby

Main Road, Rollesby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5EF

01493 740531

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).

Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JG

01493 842097

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 Model Village Illuminations

Merrivale Model Village Illuminations

Merrivale Model Village, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JG

01493 842097

One of Great Yarmouth's best loved family attractions illuminated by night, set in over an acre of award-winning landscaped gardens with streams, waterfalls and lake with Koi Carp.

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Junior Driving

Pleasure Beach Gardens, South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

01493 844585

Junior Driving and Segway Grand Prix at Pleasure Beach Gardens are great fun for kids and adults. Zip around the course and show off your skills.

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Pleasure Beach Gardens

South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

01493 844585

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.

Pleasure Beach Adventure Golf

Safari Adventure Golf

Pleasure Beach Gardens, South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

01493 844585

Was that a giraffe? No, it was an elephant! At Pleasure Beach Gardens visitors of all ages can enjoy a round of safari themed adventure golf on the 12 hole course.

Enigma Pleasurewood HIlls Family Theme Park

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Leisure Way, Corton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5DZ

01502 586000 

Set within 55 acres of enclosed coastal parkland on the Lowestoft coast and just 10 minutes from the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park has so much to do and explore.

Broads Tours

Broads Tours

The Bridge, Wroxham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8RX

01603 782207

Discover the Norfolk Broads, Britain's magical waterland by joining Broad Tours for a river trip. All trips include an entertaining live commentary.

Broads Tours

Broads Tours - Day Boat Hire

Broads Tours, The Bridge, Wroxham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8RX

01603 782207

Discover the Broads, Britain’s magical waterland by hiring a day boat or day cruiser from Broads Tours in Wroxham, the village considered by many to be the capital of the Broads. Day boats available by the hour up to a full day.

BeWILDerwood

BeWILDerwood

Horning Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8JW

01692 633033

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!

Dinosaur Adventure

Dinosaur Adventure

Lenwade, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5JW

01603 876312

Dinosaur Adventure offers a host of outdoor & indoor activities. Children can tackle the great outdoor play areas, as well as Jurassic Putt, Pterodactyl's Treehouse, Dinomite, "Norfolk's biggest indoor play" adventure & Dippy's Splash Zone.

Hollywood Adventure Golf

Hollywood Indoor Adventure Golf

Windmill Theatre, 9 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3AD

01493 844172

Britain's only indoor adventure crazy golf-11 fabulous themed areas in the Historic Windmill Theatre on Yarmouth seafront (situated opposite the Sealife centre) with showbiz, theatre & cinema memorabilia in historic 1908 landmark building.

Lost World Adventure Golf

Lost World Adventure Golf

Beach Road, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4HS

01493 731500

A stunning, dinosaur themed minigolf course. Nine holes of family fun, and why not try your hand at ‘panning for gold’ while you’re here! Floodlit at dusk.

Scroby Sands Boat Trips

Scroby Sands Boat Trips

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EN

07876 800770

Scroby Sands Boat Trips operate from Great Yarmouth's Central Beach throughout the summer months (end of May - end Sept), chalkboards by the beach advertise the times. Scroby Sands is home to Scroby windfarm and a colony of grey seals.

Joyland Theme Park (Image by K. Tovill)

Joyland

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EH

01493 844094

Joyland is a delightful family fun park catering for children up to early teens.

Castaway Island

Castaway Island

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2ES

01493 331785

Castaway Island, Great Yarmouth, is a popular and fun crazy golf course. A firm family favourite on Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile.

Ross's Wildlife Boat Trips

Ross's Wildlife Boat Trips

Horsey, Horsey, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4EF

07791526440

Take a trip on the Lady Ann, a perfect traditional wooden Broads boat for guided exploration tours of one of the lesser known Norfolk Broads - Horsey Mere. Each season brings its own nature delights making these trips ideal for all.

Pirates Cove

Pirates Cove

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2ER

01493 331785

18 hole adventure golf course with pirate theme set in beautiful landscaped gardens on the seafront. Illuminated at dusk. Opening times subject to weather conditions.

Canoe Hire

Canoe Hire

Martham Boat Building & Dev Co Ltd, Valley Works, Cess Road, Martham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4RF

01493 740249

Martham Boats in Martham near Great Yarmouth have canoes for hire, hirers can enjoy a pleasant canoe journey to either Hickling or Horsey Broad.

Norfolk Classic Paddle Board Race

Paddleboarding

Martham Boat Building & Dev Co Ltd, Valley Works, Cess Road, Martham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4RF

01493 740249

Learn how to paddleboard at Martham Boats in Martham near Great Yarmouth. A fun outdoor learning experience.

Adventure - enjoy fun outdoor attractions in Greater Yarmouth

If you're keen to be outdoors on your holiday or day trip, then Greater Yarmouth is the place for you. As well as beaches, Broads and countryside to explore, there are some fantastic fun attractions for you to visit as well. 

The area is renowned for it's fun adventure golf courses, with themes ranging from pirates to dinosaurs, stonehenge to safari animals and castaway island. Pitch and putt courses are also available, as are 18 hole, 9 hole and driving ranges if you take your holiday golf a bit more seriously.

The seaside is known for having theme parks and fairgrounds, and Greater Yarmouth won't disappoint, with the Pleasure Beach, the Pleasure Beach Gardens, Joyland and the fairground at the end of Britannia Pier on the Golden Mile, and go-karts, giant slides and carousel rides in Hemsby too. Great Yarmouth's seafront is also home to a beautiful model village, set in an acre of landscaped gardens with a wonderful model railway running through. 

Outdoor pursuits get taken to another level at Fritton Outdoor Centre, where you can have a go at bush craft, rope climbing and tree craft as well as take a rowing boat out on the lake. Larger Broads cruisers can be hired at Martham and St. Olaves, but if you'd rather not pilot the boat yourself, take a trip out to see the seals basking on Scroby Sands from Central Beach or go for a leisurely cruise aboard the Gentleman Jim at Waterside.

Swimming in the sea is best between the lifeguards flags, but there's also an outdoor swimming pool at Burgh Castle, where you might also like to visit the astonishing Roman ruins.

Don't forget the wide range of outdoor animal attractions there are to visit locally, and Hirsty's Farm Park is great in high summer when the maize maze has grown tall.  

Family fun at the Pleasure Beach in Greater Yarmouth
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Messing about on the river

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 six people are available to hire by the hour. Perfect for exploring this quiet stretch of water.

Canoe Hire

Canoe Hire

Great Yarmouth

Martham Boats in Martham near Great Yarmouth have canoes for hire, hirers can enjoy a pleasant canoe journey to either Hickling or Horsey Broad.

Norfolk Classic Paddle Board Race

Paddleboarding

Great Yarmouth

Learn how to paddleboard at Martham Boats in Martham near Great Yarmouth. A fun outdoor learning experience.

Boardin Skool

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Gorleston-on-Sea

Learn Stand Up Paddleboarding in a fun and safe environment. Learn the basic strokes and be standing up and paddling by the end of the session. Build confidence around water and have great fun outdoors.

Norfolk Schools Sailing Association

Norfolk Schools Sailing Association

Great Yarmouth

Norfolk Schools Sailing Association is a voluntary organisation and registered charity that teaches sailing to young people and adults at our NSSA Filby Centre. A recognised teaching organisation running courses for all abilities.

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Rowing Boat Hire

Gorleston-on-Sea

We have a range of ways in which you can get out and explore the lake including rowboats (with or without electric outboard), Canadian canoes and katakanu’s (a great way for groups up to 6 to paddle together as a team).

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