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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

Fairground fun

Summer at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Summer at Wroxham Barns - help bottle-feed the calves, meet Bella & Barny and see the brand new Shows on Junior Farm, plus all the fun of the fair, get crafty, delicious food & drink and meet Betsy the GoGo Hare too.

Lego Ocean Explorers

Lego Ocean Explorers

Great Yarmouth

Wed 25 Jul - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Dive into the deep with SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth’s new LEGO adventure, Ocean Explorers. Discover new depths of the ocean whilst helping the LEGO deep sea diver track down his missing equipment

Summer Days

Summer Days

Fakenham

Wed 25 Jul - Wed 5 Sep 2018

Create memories as a family this summer...

Great Yarmouth and the First World War

Great Yarmouth and the First World War

Great Yarmouth

Fri 3 - Fri 31 Aug 2018

An exhibition detailing Great Yarmouth’s role in the First World War both at home and abroad

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 "ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR

Hemsby - Antiques & Collectors Event

Hemsby

Sun 19 Aug 2018

We offer many differing stalls

Belle Aire Hemsby Feast of Music Festival

Belle Aire Feast of Music Festival

Hemsby

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Belle Aire on Beach Road Hemsby are hosting their annual Music Festival on 19th August 2018 from 11:30am. Everyone is welcome & free entry!

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.

Festival of Bowls

Festival of Bowls

Great Yarmouth

Sun 26 Aug - Fri 21 Sep 2018

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.

Hemsby Herring Festival

Hemsby Herring Festival

Hemsby

Sun 26 Aug 2018

The Longshore Herring Festival returns to Hemsby beach in late August 2018 in celebration of the area's important fishing traditions and heritage.

Raft Building

Raft Building

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 28 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.

Quiz Night

Quiz Night & China

Great Yarmouth

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Test your knowledge & tickle your tastebuds Quiz with a selection of Chinese food

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sat 8 Sep 2018

The 2018 Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September on South Quay when a mix of traditional and modern maritime vessels will be moored on South Quay for visitors to admire and go aboard.

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sun 9 Sep 2018

The 2018 Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September on South Quay when a mix of traditional and modern maritime vessels will be moored on South Quay for visitors to admire and go aboard.

Full Circle

Out There Festival

Great Yarmouth

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Sep 2018

The Out There Festival of International Street Arts & Circus Entertainment is one action-packed weekend, bursting with circus and street entertainment from daring acrobatics and daft comedy to dancing, juggling, theatre and circus.

Eastern Festival of Racing

Eastern Festival of Racing

Great Yarmouth

Tue 18 Sep 2018

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

Eastern Festival of Racing

Eastern Festival of Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 19 Sep 2018

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

Eastern Festival of Racing

Eastern Festival of Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 20 Sep 2018

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

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Eastern Festival of Racing Ladies Day

Great Yarmouth

Thu 20 Sep 2018

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

Charity Ball

Charity Masquerade Ball

Norwich

Sat 22 Sep 2018

Masquerade Charity Ball in aid of WellChild. A charity that work tirelessly to help families with children who are seriously or terminally ill. Tickets cost £35.00 pp. Includes a 2 Course Meal, photographer, charity raffle, disco.

Quiz Night

Quiz & India

Great Yarmouth

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Test your knowledge & tickle your tastebuds Quiz with a selection of Indian food

Autumn Wedding Fair

Autumn Wedding Fair

Great Yarmouth

Sun 7 Oct 2018

Brides and Grooms to be will not want to miss out on our Autumn Wedding Fair, packed with premier local wedding service providers and fabulous wedding entertainers to inspire you for your big day!

Primevil

PrimEvil

Norwich

Fri 12 - Sat 13 Oct 2018

Norfolk's Premiere Halloween Scare Event

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