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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

Brendon Burns: Black Comedian

Brendon Burns: Black Comedian

Sat 25 Mar 2017

Edinburgh award winner, Brendon Burns has done it again: addressing black/white relations in his home country of Australia, Burns delivers an uncompromising, eye opening show that was the sleeper hit of this year's Edinburgh festival.

Glorious Broadway

Glorious Broadway

Thu 23 - Sat 25 Mar 2017

GLORIOUS BROADWAY! The Chorus of St Cecilia Popular hit songs of Broadway and the West End!

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Sat 25 Mar 2017

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

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Includes homemade sausage rolls and quiche, a selection of sandwiches, fruit scone, whipped cream and preserves, a selection of afternoon tea fancies, macaroon, served with tea or coffee.

Flutterbies

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Treat Mum to afternoon tea with Flutterbies and enjoy a selection of sandwiches, a scone with clotted cream & jam & a cake of your choice from our daily selection. Choose from everyday tea, speciality tea or americano coffee.

Mothers Day with Adele

Mothers Day with Adele

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Mothers Day with our superb Adele Tribute! Includes a three course meal and entertainment.

Merrivale Model Village

Preview Day

Sun 26 Mar 2017

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

Westend Broadway

Westend Broadway - By DPA Academy of Dance & ...

Sun 26 Mar 2017

For one night only our Performers Company take you on a magical journey through time performing some of the West End and Broadway biggest hits from shows that include Les Miserables, Fame, Chicago, Mary Poppins, Wicked and much, much more!

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Mon 27 Mar 2017

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

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Wed 29 Mar 2017

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

Ann Breen

Ann Breen

Fri 31 Mar 2017

Spend a very special evening with the lovely Irish Colleen - Ann Breen. Come and share this happy experience with Ann Breen one of Ireland's finest entertainers.

Gerry Cross the Mersey

Gerry Cross the Mersey

Fri 31 Mar 2017

Join one of our greatest 60's icons - Gerry & The Pacemakers, who topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60's. They were the first band to have their first three records go to number one.

80's Experience

The 80's Experience

Fri 31 Mar 2017

Here it is, a cheese overload! All the 80's hits - so dig out your rah rah skirts - put on your choose life t-shirt , polish off the glow in the dark necklace and have some fun!

Easter Treasure Trail

Easter Treasure Trail

Sat 1 - Mon 17 Apr 2017

Take part in the Town Centre Easter Treasure trail for the chance to win a week's worth of family days out at some of the East Coast's best attractions.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Sat 1 Apr 2017

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

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Pirates Live! will center around the ferocious swashbuckling battle between pirates from all corners of the world to become Pirate of the Year and claim the prize treasure. Audience members can also have the chance to be Pirate of the Year.

Simply The Best - The Tina Turner Experience

Simply The Best - The Tina Turner Experience

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Starring Julie Nevada, one of the world's best Tina Turner Impersonators with her nine piece band The Vintage Corporation and her dance troupe The Ultimate Dance Co.

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.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Sun 2 Apr 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.

Madam Butterfly

Madam Butterfly - Cinema screening

Sun 2 Apr 2017

Cinema screening from the Royal Opera House. Puccini's story of loving geisha Cio-Cio San's tragic relationship with callous American naval officer B.F. Pinkerton is one of the world's most popular operas.

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Sun 2 Apr 2017

Pirates Live! will center around the ferocious swashbuckling battle between pirates from all corners of the world to become Pirate of the Year and claim the prize treasure. Audience members can also have the chance to be Pirate of the Year.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Sun 2 Apr 2017

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

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Mon 3 Apr 2017

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

Fun local attractions

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!

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.

Simply The Best - The Tina Turner Experience

St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Starring Julie Nevada, one of the world's best Tina Turner Impersonators with her nine piece band The Vintage Corporation and her dance troupe The Ultimate Dance Co.

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.

Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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

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).

The Boathouse

Great Yarmouth (6 miles, 9 km)

Capture a glimpse of our wedding venue while meeting a selection of local suppliers. Tour our stunning woodland lodges (including the bridal lodge for newly-weds). Free admission and parking.

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.

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Great Yarmouth’s covered market is open Monday - Saturday, selling fresh produce and takeaway food, plus clothes, plants and household goods.Market Days are on Wednesday and Saturday, when the number of market stalls expands significantly.

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

Enigma Pleasurewood HIlls Family Theme Park

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Lowestoft (7 miles, 11 km)

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Join us for the 18th year of Craft Shows at the Marina Centre. This year we are raising money for Cancer Research UK with various craft, jewelley, cards and many other stalls.

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Gorleston-on-Sea (6 miles, 9 km)

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre near Great Yarmouth is an outdoor pursuits centre surrounded by woodland and rolling countryside with a diverse range of adventurous outdoor activities on land & water. Fritton Lake has something for everyone.

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.

Hippodrome Circus

The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 4 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.

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.

Reynolds of Caister

Reynolds of Caister Coach Trips

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Reynolds of Caister run a range of organised coach tours in the summer season to a number of popular destinations around Norfolk. Ask about our special events tours which are added to the tour programme throughout the season.

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.

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