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Tourism

Tourism is one of Great Yarmouth’s greatest assets, with visitors bringing more than £591 million into the local economy each year and the sector employing 30% of the local workforce.

There are more than 1400 businesses involved in the tourism industry locally, either directly or indirectly. More than 60 individual tourist attractions operate in the borough of Great Yarmouth, ranging from theme parks to wildlife gardens, an aquarium, adventure golf courses, a permanent circus, theatres and several museums.

Around 70,000 bed spaces are available for visitors at a mix of serviced and self catering accommodation providers, including large national companies such as Haven and Park Dean who both have several holiday parks in the borough. Leisureplex and GrandUKHolidays have hotels in the resort catering specifically for coach operators. The majority of serviced accommodation is provided by independent operators.

The borough council and Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd, work to support businesses in the tourism sector and to attract additional visitors to the area by promoting the borough widely using a variety of marketing methods including a popular website, TV advertising, radio advertising, digital campaigns featuring short films and together with other partners, by staging and developing events including a popular Maritime Festival.

With miles of sandy beaches, the Golden Mile, the Broads, and an enviable choice of other attractions and accommodation, Great Yarmouth is the destination of choice for around 6 million people every season, visiting for holidays, day trips and short breaks.

Great Yarmouth’s rich cultural heritage including herring fishing, international naval history and links with Admiral Lord Nelson, are the perfect complement to a seaside holiday, or relaxing break on the Broads.

Tourism businesses in Great Yarmouth

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hemsby (6 miles, 9 km)

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!

The Boat House

The Boathouse

Great Yarmouth (6 miles, 9 km)

01493 730342

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.

Splashpad

Gorleston Splashpad

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

01493 846346

Splashpad at Gorleston-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth is a fun wet play area for children with fountain sprays, jet streams and buckets of tipping water.

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

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.

The Waterside

The Waterside Rollesby

Great Yarmouth (6 miles, 10 km)

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).

Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

01493 844585

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

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

07795 428167

Great Yarmouth Market is open from Monday to Saturday. Market 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)

01664 567707

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)

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.

The Tower

The Tower

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

01493 851530

The Tower Complex, Great Yarmouth, is an all-in-one leisure & entertainment complex. Fun family activities, Jurassic Journey, a viewing tower, eateries, clubs & bars and live entertainment are all under one roof.

Yarmouth Stadium

Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

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, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Showtime at Gorleston Pavilion

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

01493 662832

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.

Wellington Pier

Wellington Pier

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 845947

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.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 330631

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 & Tide Courtyard Demonstration

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 743930

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)

01493 842527

Great Yarmouth Racecourse plays host to up to 24 flat racing fixtures per year usually from Easter to October (23 fixtures in 2018). Facilities available for weddings, conferences, Christmas parties, balls , banquets and concerts.

The Hippodrome Circus

The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 844172

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.

Marina Centre Tropical Pool (Indoor Swimming)

Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 851521

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.

Caister Lifeboat Information Centre

Caister Lifeboat Station

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

01493 722001

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

St Georges Theatre

St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 331484

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!

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