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Happiness guaranteed in Greater Yarmouth on your holiday, short break or day trip

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Greater Yarmouth is the ideal destination for seaside holidays, for long weekends or mid-week breaks, for day trips and for out of season getaways and is the perfect place for the kids to let off some steam and for you to relax, with fantastic summer firework displays on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the school summer holidays.

With more than 60 tourist attractions locally, including theme parks, animal attractions, adventure golf and racing as well as the whole of Norfolk and Suffolk to explore, there's loads of places to go and things to do, it's just a case of how much you can fit into your holiday, short break or day trip. You can easily entertain a whole family for at least a week, just take a look at some of our day trip ideas.

Our events calendar is well worth checking out, see what's on with some amazing festivals and outdoor events to visit. Festivals in September include the hugely popular Maritime Festival and the amazing Out There Festival.

There are stunning sandy beaches, beautiful Broads and gorgeous Norfolk countryside to explore and loads of things to see and do - take some time and plan your holiday, short break or day trip now.

Choosing where to stay is easy, with holiday parks in the countryside or by the sea, self-caterings cottage, cosy B&Bs or a centrally located hotel with stunning sea views. There are plenty of sites for your tourer or tent as well and options for accessible holidays too. 

You can give our friendly Tourist Information Centre a call on 01493 846346, check out the weather on one of our two seafront webcams, or download our app for tourist information on the go on your Android or iPhone, 

Come to Great Yarmouth for your next British seaside holiday, there's so much to do, it's happiness guaranteed for everyone in your family. 

Events coming up

Jimmy Tarbuck Live 2017

Jimmy Tarbuck 2017

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Join stage funnyman Jimmy Tarbuck OBE as he delivers a fantastically funny evening of comedy for grown-ups at the Britannia Theatre.

Hoity Toity

Mexican Themed Night

Fri 18 Aug 2017

After the success of our last themed night the team at Hoity would like to invite you to a 3 course Mexican inspired meal, quiz, obligatory pinata and karaoke/disco to finish for a fun packed evening.

On Board the Titanic Trail

On Board the Titanic Trail

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 24 Sep 2017

You are a passenger boarding this 'ship of dreams'. Discover what life was like on board and meet some of the famous characters until disaster strikes!

Summer Holiday Activity Days

Summer Holiday Activity Days

Thu 17 - Fri 18 Aug 2017

Brighten up your summer holidays with a trip to the Wind Energy Museum. Experiment with our model turbines, make and decorate a windmill to take home and have a go at building a parachute!

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2017

Fri 18 Aug 2017

This summer THE HIPPODROME CIRCUS Great Yarmouth, recently selected as one of the ‘7 wonders of the British Seaside’ by the Telegraph, presents its Brand New 114th Summer Spectacular.

Titanic: Honour & Glory Exhibition

Titanic: Honour & Glory Exhibition

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Titanic has become the most famous ocean liner in the world: from her conception to her premature demise, the Titanic legend continue. Titanic: Honour & Glory is a must for all ages fascinated by this endlessly compelling story.

Donkeys at Redwings

We Love Ponies

Fri 18 - Mon 21 Aug 2017

Take part in a range of activities in our We Love Ponies weekend.

Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection

Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection

Thu 17 - Fri 18 Aug 2017

The only historical collection of wind engines in Britain, demonstrating the history of Norfolk drainage, with an example of a working scoop wheel. Examples are also held of pumps from America & Australia. Fascinating collection.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening.

Stand Up Paddle boarding

Intro to Stand Up Paddle boarding

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Our basic one hour sessions are a fun and safe introduction to SUPs. You can get to grips with the equipment and basic manoeuvres with our friendly instructors on hand to help you the entire time.

Organ Recital of Popular Pieces

Organ Recital of Popular Pieces

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Listen to the sound of the organ as Michael Nicholas, former Master of Music at Norwich Cathedral plays some popular pieces. Bar available.

Pure Queen

Pure Queen

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Pure Queen is also one of a few tributes that presents a performance of Queen classics that will leave you gasping at Mark's wonderful interpretation of the great man.

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2017

Sat 19 Aug 2017

This summer THE HIPPODROME CIRCUS Great Yarmouth, recently selected as one of the ‘7 wonders of the British Seaside’ by the Telegraph, presents its Brand New 114th Summer Spectacular.

The Upbeat Beatles

The Upbeat Beatles

Sat 19 Aug 2017

The Upbeat Beatles are second to none - powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship. If you love the Beatles you’ll love this show, and if you don’t love the Beatles you’ll love this show!

Tree Climbing

Tree Climbing

Sat 19 Aug 2017

We have two very different trees set up for climbing. Our Scots Pine allows you to climb to 9.5m and is a great introduction to climbing, whilst our Turkey Oak at 12.5m offers a more difficult challenge with a variety of climbing routes.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Join the East Coast Pirates Car Club throughout the year at the Anchor Plaza to enjoy some of the finest classic vehicles ever to be produced by Uncle Sam.

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Archery

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Archery continues to be one of our most popular activities for families, friends, organisations and school groups due to the huge progress in skill level which can be made by all participants during a single session.

Belle Aire Holiday Park

Feast of Music Festival

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Belle Aire Holiday Park has long been a family favourite, renowned for its fantastic holiday experience, great on-site entertainment and the warm welcome received at Club Belle for both holiday makers, locals and day trippers. This year, Be

Gorleston Makes Music

Gorleston Makes Music Final 2017

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Watch the finalists sing their way to the finish line at Gorleston Bandstand from 1pm, chosen by a panel of judges. Organised by Gorleston Rotary Club.

The Rows

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk - Guided Walk

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Great Yarmouth has its fair share of unpleasant and murderous stories to tell, join one of our trained heritage tour guides on this wicked walk and hear all of the gory details!

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing.

Strawberries, Cream and PIMMS

Strawberries, Cream & PIMMS

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Relax with a glass of PIMMS at the Mill – a great way to relax and enjoy an afternoon by the water.

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2017

Sun 20 Aug 2017

This summer THE HIPPODROME CIRCUS Great Yarmouth, recently selected as one of the ‘7 wonders of the British Seaside’ by the Telegraph, presents its Brand New 114th Summer Spectacular.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Mon 21 Aug 2017

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening.

Fun local attractions

Yarmouth Stadium

Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

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.

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hemsby (6 miles, 9 km)

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!

Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House Museum

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

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.

St Georges Theatre

St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

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!

The Boat House

The Boathouse

Great Yarmouth (6 miles, 9 km)

Set in 11 acres of beautiful countryside on the banks of the Trinity Broads, The Boathouse, Ormesby is a spectacular country fayre pub and wedding venue. Exposed brickwork, 2 open fireplaces and oak beams make for a welcoming spot.

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Great Yarmouth Market is open from Monday to Saturday. Mark Days take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays (plus Fridays from Whitsun to October) with a huge variety of additional stalls and wares on offer from fashion to garden accessories.

Snow Leopard Cub born in 2015

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

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 Gardens

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

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.

Enigma Pleasurewood HIlls Family Theme Park

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Lowestoft (7 miles, 11 km)

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.

Caister Castle Car Collection

Caister Castle Car Collection

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 5 km)

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

Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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!

The Waterside Rollesby

The Waterside Rollesby

Great Yarmouth (6 miles, 10 km)

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).

Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

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

Marina Fitnesss and Leisure

Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Come & visit the Marina Leisure Centre in Great Yarmouth with their beach style leisure pool with wave machine, slide and fun sessions with the giant wipeout inflatable weekdays during school holidays and every weekend throughout the year.

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

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.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Great Yarmouth Racecourse venue plays host to up to 24 flat racing fixtures per year usually from Easter to October (18 fixtures in 2016). Facilities available for weddings, conferences, Christmas parties, balls , banquets and concerts.

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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.

Adventure play

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Great Yarmouth (7 miles, 11 km)

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.

The Hippodrome Circus

The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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.

Ernie's Arts & Crafts

Great Yarmouth Painting & Craft

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Great Yarmouth Painting & Crafts is the perfect place to learn something new from renowned local artist Ernie Childs. Painting classes available in various mediums Tuesday & Wednesday mornings, please telephone for more details.

Norfolk & Nelson Museum

Nelson Museum

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

The Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth offers you the chance to find out more about local hero, Admiral Lord Nelson, and the times in which he lived.

Rescued donkeys at Redwings Caldecott.

Redwings Caldecott Visitor Centre

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

For a FREE and fun family day out, visit Redwings Caledcott and meet friendly rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules nose-to-nose. Redwings Caldecott is the rescue charity's largest visitor centre with over 100 residents.

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

Fritton Owl Sanctuary, accessed via Fritton Plant Centre, is a small, free to visit sanctuary that provides shelter and care for unwanted and injured owls, where possible rehabilitating sick native owls to release them back into the wild.

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