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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

Drawn to the Coast - Gallery Shot

Drawn to the Coast: Turner, Constable, Cotman

Great Yarmouth

Wed 30 May - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Explore Great Yarmouth and its coast through the lives and works of Turner, Constable and Cotman at Time & Tide Museum this summer

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Thu 21 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St Georges Theatre in June for a celebration of real ale, ciders and live music. With a choice of real ales and ciders the 12th annual Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival promises somet

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St Georges Theatre in June for a celebration of real ale, ciders and live music. With a choice of real ales and ciders the 12th annual Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival promises somet

Caister Carnival & Village Experience

Caister Carnival & Village Experience

Caister-on-Sea

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Come along to Caister Carnival and Village Experience Day to see the Carnival Queen, a dog show by Mad Dogs, performances in the main ring by local groups and browse lots of stalls.

Burgh Castle Village Fun Day

Burgh Castle Village Fun Day

Great Yarmouth

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Join in with some fun activities for the Burgh Castle Village Fun Day including a fun dog shop & agility display, ring events, stalls, refreshments and Razz & Auntie Pearl will be running a clown workshop.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sun 24 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St Georges Theatre in June for a celebration of real ale, ciders and live music. With a choice of real ales and ciders the 12th annual Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival promises somet

Martham Fun Carnival

Martham Fun Carnival

Great Yarmouth

Fri 29 Jun - Sun 1 Jul 2018

A weekend of fun for the whole family! A variety of stalls to browse, delicious food and drink, live music and lots more entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

Dino's at Night

Roarr! Dino's at Night

Norwich

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Our annual evening event returns promising a fantastic family night out. The park comes to life with entertainment, activities and events for everyone to enjoy! We advise you book early for this very popular event!

GY Wheels Festival

The GY Wheels Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul 2018

Head to Great Yarmouth's seafront on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 July when an array of classic and contemporary cars will be lining up to star in a seafront wheels festival.

Great Yarmouth Family Fun Day

Great Yarmouth Family Fun Day

Great Yarmouth

Sat 14 Jul 2018

A packed out day will include entertainment from some jousting nights, a BMX stunt show and reenactment shows from the Dragon Shields. The Fool Hardy Circus will be offering a free circus skills workshop with a special performance.

Raft Building

Raft Building

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Raft Building allows groups to work together to use limited resources to build a raft and paddle a certain distance on it, on the lake. Materials are provided and working as a team you will learn new skills to build your raft.

Summer Days

Summer Days

Fakenham

Wed 25 Jul - Wed 5 Sep 2018

Create memories as a family this summer...

The Monthly Do

The Monthly Do

Great Yarmouth

Fri 27 Jul 2018

A regular monthly shindig – a chance to kick back with friends and family, enjoy a drink, good food and an ever-changing programme of things to see and do.

Fun Fair at Gorleston Clifftop Festival

Gorleston Clifftop Festival

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

The 2018 Gorleston Clifftop Festival will take place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July on Gorleston Clifftop. Over the two day event, you can expect a huge variety of entertainment, stalls, fun fair, live music, sports & much more!

Hemsby Village Hall

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Hemsby

Sun 29 Jul 2018

This Fair offers a wide array of items, everyone will find that the atmosphere is casual and relaxed and one will get the feeling that, it represents a fun outing, spent browsing the stalls and picking up something appealing to take home.

HEMSBY ANTIQUE & COLLECTORS  FAIR

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Hemsby

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Dippy's Birthday Party Week

Roarr! Dippy's Birthday Party Week

Norwich

Mon 30 Jul - Sun 5 Aug 2018

Our very own dinosaur Dippy is having a birthday party and everyone is invited! Help Dippy celebrate his Birthday with fun activities, entertainment and Birthday cake!

Raft Building

Raft Building

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Raft Building allows groups to work together to use limited resources to build a raft and paddle a certain distance on it, on the lake. Materials are provided and working as a team you will learn new skills to build your raft.

Belton Funday & Classic Car Show

Belton Funday & Classic Car Show

Great Yarmouth

Sat 4 Aug 2018

Head to Belton for a great family day out with a classic car and bike show and lots of things going on around the playing field to keep the whole family entertained.

Raft Building

Raft Building

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 7 Aug 2018

Raft Building allows groups to work together to use limited resources to build a raft and paddle a certain distance on it, on the lake. Materials are provided and working as a team you will learn new skills to build your raft.

Raft Building

Raft Building

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 14 Aug 2018

Raft Building allows groups to work together to use limited resources to build a raft and paddle a certain distance on it, on the lake. Materials are provided and working as a team you will learn new skills to build your raft.

Hemsby Village Hall

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Hemsby

Sun 19 Aug 2018

This Fair offers a wide array of items, everyone will find that the atmosphere is casual and relaxed and one will get the feeling that, it represents a fun outing, spent browsing the stalls and picking up something appealing to take home.

HEMSBY ANTIQUE & COLLECTORS  FAIR

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Hemsby

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Raft Building

Raft Building

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Raft Building allows groups to work together to use limited resources to build a raft and paddle a certain distance on it, on the lake. Materials are provided and working as a team you will learn new skills to build your raft.

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