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Norwich, Norfolk and Suffolk - nearby destinations to explore

Norfolk is the driest, sunniest county in England and boasts coast, countryside, market towns, seaside towns, the Broads and the city of Norwich. From exciting attractions such as theme parks and zoos to traditional windmills and historic houses there are more tourist attractions here than in many other counties.

Remarkably similar to Norfolk but further south and helping to form the 'East Anglia bump' seen on the map of England is Suffolk, a beautiful county of rolling countryside, market towns and lovely coast to explore. 

Greater Yarmouth makes an ideal base for exploring both Norfolk and Suffolk whether by car, train, foot, boat or on your bicycle. 

Just 30 minutes drive from Great Yarmouth, Norwich is the most complete Medieval city in Britain and the county capital of Norfolk. This compact city makes for a great day out and is easy to get to by road or train. A Norman Castle, two cathedrals, beautiful architecture and heritage, lovely restaurants and cafés as well as the largest permanent outdoor market in the country and some great shopping makes a visit to Norwich well worth while. 

If you're driving, the colour coded park and ride system is ideal - the nearest one to Great Yarmouth is at Postwick, just off the A47. It's really easy to use and drops you off right in the city centre.

If you'd rather relax and let someone else drive, Norwich city centre is a short 15 minute walk from the railway station, with direct trains back to Great Yarmouth. The Wherry Line passes through some of the most beautiful Norfolk countryside on the trip between the two towns. There is also a direct bus service leaving regularly from Market Gates, see the X1 timetable for more information. 

What's On in Norfolk and Suffolk

Jawsome Sharks

Jawsome Sharks

Great Yarmouth

Tue 26 Mar - Mon 6 May 2019

Take a dive into the deep at SEA LIFE GREAT YARMOUTH this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfill the mission of finding the missing shark teeth.

Easter Eggspresss

Easter Eggspress

Aylsham

Sat 6 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Free Easter egg for every child on completion of our Easter trail.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza

Fakenham

Sat 6 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Join us for an egg-citing fortnight filled with egg hunts, egg-ucational activites and egg-tastic crafts!

Lamb-Feeding at Wroxham Barns

Easter Eggstravaganza at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Sat 6 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Hip Hop Hooray - make like the Easter Bunny and hop on down to join us at Wroxham Barns this Eastertime with bunnies, chicks and so much more. It’s going to be so ‘eggs-citing’!

Egg-cellent Easter

Egg-cellent Easter

Norwich

Mon 8 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Expect plenty of Easter activities and fun across the park.

Belle of the Broads

Broads Tours Easter Special Boat Trip

Wroxham

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Easter is a magical time of year on the Broads, and it’s even more special here at Broads Tours!

Easter Eggtravaganza

Easter Eggtravaganza

Great Yarmouth

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Join us this Easter Sunday, 21st April between 11am and 2pm, for a whole host of FUN and FREE activities to mark the opening of the Waterways end of the park.

Easter Fair

Easter Fair

Great Yarmouth

Thu 25 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Great Yarmouth's annual Easter fair returns for four days from 25 April to 28 April 2019.

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sun 5 May 2019

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

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Great Yarmouth

Mon 6 May 2019

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

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Thu 16 May 2019

Join us and enjoy a bountiful range of ales, lagers and ciders; live entertainment, delicious street food vendors and a lively and welcoming atmosphere.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Fri 17 May 2019

Join us and enjoy a bountiful range of ales, lagers and ciders; live entertainment, delicious street food vendors and a lively and welcoming atmosphere.

Elizabethan House Museum

Museums at Night: Medieval Mayhem

Great Yarmouth

Fri 17 May 2019

Come to our annual celebration of everything great about our museums! See and experience these places in a different light and come away with fun memories of a night well spent. FREE entry 6-10pm

Time & Tide Museum

Museums at Night: Medieval Mayhem

Great Yarmouth

Fri 17 May 2019

Come to our annual celebration of everything great about our museums! See and experience these places in a different light and come away with fun memories of a night well spent. FREE entry 6-10pm

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sat 18 May 2019

Join us and enjoy a bountiful range of ales, lagers and ciders; live entertainment, delicious street food vendors and a lively and welcoming atmosphere.

Everything Goes

Everything Goes

Aylsham

Sat 25 - Mon 27 May 2019

Come and see all available BVR engines and coaches in action.

Unicorns & Wizards Festival at Wroxham Barns

Unicorns & Wizards Festival

Wroxham

Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun 2019

Isn’t it every child’s dream to meet a Unicorn or to be a Wizard (and maybe a few supposedly "grown-ups" too!)? Then don't miss the Unicorn & Wizards Festival on Junior Farm at Wroxham Barns

Great Yarmouth Comic Con

Great Yarmouth Comic Con

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jun 2019

Enjoy a day of superheroes, sci fi, wizards, anime and lots, lots more. Great Yarmouth Comic Con will have characters to meet, movie props to have your photo with, specialist trade stalls to browse, a gaming area and more.

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

Great Yarmouth

Thu 6 - Sun 16 Jun 2019

The hugely successful Great Yarmouth Arts Festival returns in 2019 for the 6th year with cultural activities, shows and events in a range of locations around the town for everyone to enjoy.

Great Yarmouth Author Fair

Great Yarmouth Author Fair

Great Yarmouth

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Meet independent authors, poets, and illustrators, browse and buy books, and enjoy lively discussion.

Links & Layers

Summer Exhibition

Fakenham

Mon 10 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

Mixed Media and Textile Exhibition

Fathers Day

Fathers VIP Day

Aylsham

Sun 16 Jun 2019

A special train package, including lunch at the Whistlestop (advanced booking required)

Day Boat 1

Its Father’s Day, Let Dad be Captain for the Day!

Wroxham

Sun 16 Jun 2019

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by letting your Dad or even your Grandad be the captain of his very own Broads Tours Standard Day Boat!

Burgh Castle Fun Day

Burgh Castle Fun Day

Great Yarmouth

Sun 23 Jun 2019

An afternoon of fun, games and entertainment with stalls, a beer tent, food and a Tea Room. Proceeds to Restoration of Parish Church and Upkeep of Village Hall.

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