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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

Circus

Circus! Show of Shows

Great Yarmouth

Sat 6 Oct 2018 - Sun 3 Mar 2019

Part of a nationwide museums partnership, this exhibition details the origins of Circus from the Ancient Greek ‘Hippodrome’ through to the last 250 years and beyond.

Get Creative with the LEGO Sea Explorers

Get Creative with the LEGO Sea Explorers

Great Yarmouth

Sat 16 Feb - Sun 17 Mar 2019

SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth is inviting guests to join the LEGO Sea Explorers on a brand-new interactive mission to record discoveries about its amazing sea creatures.

Teddy Bear Express

Teddy Bear Express

Aylsham

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Join our mascot bear for a half-term week of fun! Free travel for every child when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult

Half-Term Fun

Springtime Half-Term Fun at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Join us at Wroxham Barns for some fun this Springtime half-term … it’s going to be baaa-rilliant!

Belle of the Broads

Children Go Free for February Half Term

Wroxham

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Join Broads Tours this Half Term for a trip on the Broads National Park, where Children Go Free!

Fantasy February

Fantasy February

Norwich

Mon 18 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Fire your imagination with us as we introduce a brand new event at the park! During February Half Term, we will be hosting ‘Fantasy February’ at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, between 18th and 24th.

Owl by Emma Buck

Emma Buck Art Exhibition

Norwich

Tue 5 - Sun 10 Mar 2019

Emma uses acrylics to create bright, eye catching pieces; birds are the main feature of her artwork. This is her debut exhibition

Back to the swinging sixties

Vintage Sixties Festival

Cromer

Sat 30 Mar 2019

A fantastic opportunity to celebrate the swinging sixties at our authentic vintage sixties festival on the pier and promenade.

Mothers Day

Mothers VIP Day

Aylsham

Sun 31 Mar 2019

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

Afternoon Tea at Wroxham Barns

Mother's Day

Wroxham

Sun 31 Mar 2019

Make Mother’s Day extra special, just like mum. It’s Mother’s Day with a ‘cherry on top’ - A lovely day out with Lunch or Afternoon Tea plus a free gift*

In Flight

In Flight

Fakenham

Tue 2 - Tue 9 Apr 2019

A brand new collection of vibrant and life-like paintings from local artist Emily Rose. Her second exhibition, 'In Flight' will feature paintings of some of Norfolk's most loved species.

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!

Egg-cellent Easter

Egg-cellent Easter

Norwich

Mon 8 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Expect plenty of Easter activities and fun across the park.

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

Norwich

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Family event: Hunt for the colourful eggs that will lead you to a chocolatey eggy prize! Face painting and Easter crafts for children.

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 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.

Everything Goes

Everything Goes

Aylsham

Sat 25 - Mon 27 May 2019

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

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.

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!

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