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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

Combat Night 101

Combat Night 101

Sun 23 Apr 2017

Join us for an evening of boxing and kickboxing with fighters from K9 Fight Team, Team Nogueira, Spartans - JMF and lots more.

East Coast Triathlon

East Coast Triathlon

Sun 23 Apr 2017

SWIM, RIDE, RUN at the East Coast Triathlon. This Super Sprint annual triathlon event in Great Yarmouth consists of a 250m pool swim, a 16km cycling circuit and a 3km run along the promenade.

Great Yarmouth Chess Congress

Great Yarmouth Chess Congress

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Apr 2017

The 2017 Great Yarmouth Chess Congress returns to the Great Yarmouth Town Hall. Two days of intense strategic competition will take place with a number of big cash prizes to be won.

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!

Sun 23 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.

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.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Mon 24 Apr 2017

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

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Tue 25 Apr 2017

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for a day at the races.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Wed 26 Apr 2017

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

A Night at the Movies

A Night at the Movies

Thu 27 - Sat 29 Apr 2017

Dusmagrik Young Peoples Theatre Proudly Present A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES A compilation of Song and Dance inspired by the hits of the silver screen.

80's Reunion Tribute Show

80's Reunion Tribute Show

Sat 29 Apr 2017

From the same people who brought you the ABBA reunion tribute show. This 80’s reunion is not to be missed, with all the greatest hits from all the greatest artist from that special era in music.

A Night at the Movies

A Night at the Movies

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Dusmagrik Young Peoples Theatre Proudly Present A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES A compilation of Song and Dance inspired by the hits of the silver screen.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Sat 29 Apr 2017

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

The South London Soul Train Goes East

The South London Soul Train Goes East

Sat 29 Apr 2017

All Aboard The South London Soul Train Goes East - as we travel to Gt Yarmouth to drop soul, funk, groove, disco, brass, motown & conquer. Jazzheadchronic joined by Hackney Colliery Band Live + More.

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands Launch Night

Sun 30 Apr 2017

Battle of the Bands returns to Great Yarmouth! Looking for bands from all over Norfolk and Suffolk to register on our launch night.

Bazzart Festival

Bazaart Festival

Sun 30 Apr 2017

The Festival aims to showcase established urban and dance music acts in the same stage as upcoming Local artists combined with circus performing arts in a brand new concept and custom made decor you don't want to miss!

The Rows

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk - Guided Walk

Sun 30 Apr 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!

Martham Scarecrow Festival & Mayfair

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Sun 30 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

Come and enjoy Martham's popular annual scarecrow festival and Mayfair with activities centred around the village green.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Sun 30 Apr 2017

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

Tour De Broads South

Tour De Broads - South

Sun 30 Apr 2017

NEW FOR 2017. Departing from the Gt Yarmouth Sea Life Gardens, the Tour De Broads: South, will give you the opportunity to explore the stunning Southern Broads of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Den Building

Mon 1 May 2017

Work together to build a den in an instructor led session with equipment provided.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Mon 1 May 2017

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

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Tue 2 May 2017

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for a day at the races.

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Tue 2 May 2017

The Great Yarmouth Rows are full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained tour guides will tell you stories of the wealthy merchants that lived at one end and of the bars and brothels that had their place at the other!

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.

The Matt Monro Story

St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

“The Singers Singer” Celebrating the life and music of the legendary Matt Monro. 30th Anniversary Tour The Matt Monro story is an inspired performance by Matt Monro Jr making this unforgettable show a unique evening.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Caister Lifeboat Information Centre

Caister Lifeboat Station

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

Caister Lifeboat Information Centre - tracing over 200 years of history of the country's only independently operated lifeboat.

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.

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.

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.

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