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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

Eastern Festival of Racing

Eastern Festival of Racing

Tue 19 - Thu 21 Sep 2017

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them at their annual three day Eastern Festival of Racing.

Festival of Bowls

Festival of Bowls

Sun 27 Aug - Fri 22 Sep 2017

The Britannia Bowling Greens on the Great Yarmouth seafront are the venue for four weeks of competition as mens, ladies, and mixed teams battle it out for singles, pairs and triples titles.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Wed 20 Sep 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!

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.

East Anglian Greyhound Derby

East Anglian Greyhound Derby Grand Final

Thu 21 Sep 2017

Join us for the 71st East Anglian Greyhound Derby Grand Final.

FABBA presents Snow White

FABBA presents Snow White

Thu 21 - Fri 22 Sep 2017

Fabba Theatre Company brings you their unique spin on the classic story of Snow White. When the Evil Queen’s truth telling mirror starts spouting nonsense about someone who is even fairer then her, she takes matters into her own hands.

Adele - Someone Like You

Adele - Someone Like You

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Touring UK theatres for the very first time, Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Sat 23 Sep 2017

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

Pirates Weekends

Pirates Weekend

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Treasure trails, prizes and sword swashbuckling ahoy as pirates invade Great Yarrrrr-mouth Sea Life Centre!

The Stones

The Stones

Sat 23 Sep 2017

The 'Stones' bring to the stage all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert . This is not a 'Tongue in cheek' approach but a serious tribute to their music.

Bandstand & Beach at Gorleston-on-Sea

Quayside & Seaside at Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 24 Sep 2017

Great Yarmouth's sister town of Gorleston-on-Sea has a fascinating heritage all its own. Learn about the demise of its elegant and turreted Victorian hotel, how the pier came to be, where the lido was and a great deal more.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Sun 24 Sep 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 25 Sep 2017

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

Cocktails & Canapes Ladies Night

Cocktails and Canapes Ladies Night

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Beat the typical 'Girls night in' come join us for Ladies night. Ticket price includes Canapes, a welcome drink and a free cocktail, all this free stuff is complimented by a fantastic Micheal Bublé tribute.

Graveyard at Great Yarmouth Minster

Spectacular Spectres

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Great Yarmouth has a rich history that spans over a thousand years, with many great characters with fascinating stories. These famous townsfolk may be long gone, but what if some chose to stay?

Summer Season Show

Summer Season Show

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Gypsy Productions returns to bring you an all new show for the Summer of 2017. Song - Dance - Comedy and much much more. Full cast of comedians - singers - and dancers come along for a fabulous feel good factor show.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Wed 27 Sep 2017

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

Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection

Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection

Thu 28 - Sat 30 Sep 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.

Soul Weekender

Soul Weekender

Fri 29 - Sat 30 Sep 2017

2 Nights of Soul Music with Leee John of Imagination and Kenny Thomas.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Sat 30 Sep 2017

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Sat 30 Sep 2017

"On the twenty-first day of the month of September, in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence."

Pirates Weekends

Pirates Weekend

Sat 30 Sep - Sun 1 Oct 2017

Treasure trails, prizes and sword swashbuckling ahoy as pirates invade Great Yarrrrr-mouth Sea Life Centre!

Traveling Wilburys

Traveling Wilburys

Sat 30 Sep 2017

Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys tribute show. Featuring performances from tribute acts for Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, 5 Tributes and The Traveling Wilburys.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

The Waterside

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wellington Pier

Wellington Pier

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Built in 1854, the Wellington Pier was only the seventh pier to be constructed in Britain. Following significant reconstruction, the pier has a bright and airy ten-pin bowling alley and a family-friendly amusement arcade.

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.

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.

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.

The Norfolk Pillar / Nelson's Monument

The Norfolk Pillar/ Nelson's Monument

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Nelsons Monument. Standing at over 43 metres high and almost 190 years old, this unique landmark is a Grade 1 listed building and the county's memorial to Norfolks most famous son.

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.

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.

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