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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

Afternoon Tea...Just for Grown Ups

Afternoon Tea...Just for Grown Ups

Great Yarmouth

Sat 7 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

If you love having afternoon tea, why not try this one which is just for grown ups! Delicious treats include Salmon Vodka Gravadlax finger sandwiches, a gin & tonic cupcake and a chocolate orange & champagne mousse.

Quiz & Great British Desserts Night

Quiz & Great British Desserts Night

Great Yarmouth

Mon 23 Apr 2018

One round of the quiz to be based on ST GEORGE. Ticket includes a selection of traditional British desserts

Martham Scarecrow Festival & Mayfair

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sun 6 - Mon 7 May 2018

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

Folk on the Pier

Folk on the Pier

Cromer

Fri 11 - Sun 13 May 2018

Cromer’s popular folk rock festival returns to the town’s Pavilion Theatre on 11, 12 and 13 May with a very special line-up to celebrate its 20th birthday.

Wells Maltings

Sea Fever

Wells-next-the-Sea

Fri 11 - Sat 12 May 2018

Sea Fever is North Norfolk’s festival of poetry and prose.

Nick Baker

Wild About The Wensum

Fakenham

Sat 12 May 2018

TV presenter, author and naturalist, Nick Baker, is set to open The Pensthorpe Conservation Trust’s* annual community event Wild About the Wensum on Saturday 12th May 2018.

Hemsby Village Hall

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Hemsby

Sun 13 May 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.

Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea

Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea

Great Yarmouth

Sat 19 May 2018

Join us to watch the big Royal Wedding with a Royal afternoon tea. Celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle on 19 May.

Afternoon Tea

Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea

Great Yarmouth

Sat 19 May 2018

Celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan with afternoon tea in our Sandown Suite including a glass of bubbly. Watch the action live, celebrate with family and friends. Hats optional!

A Sprinkle of Spring

A Sprinkle of Spring

Fakenham

Sat 26 May - Sun 3 Jun 2018

Explore the great outdoors and enjoy the fresh feel of Spring.

Raft Building

Raft Building

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 29 May 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 & Mash Night

Quiz & Mash Night

Great Yarmouth

Wed 30 May 2018

One round of the quiz to be based on Mash Ticket includes your choice of pork sausages or vegetable bangers, served on a bed of creamy mash served with peas and gravy

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

Great Yarmouth

Fri 8 - Sun 17 Jun 2018

The hugely successful Great Yarmouth Arts Festival returns in 2018 featuring a circus theme, with cultural activities, shows and events in a range of locations around the town for everyone to enjoy.

Art in the Minster

Art in the Minster

Great Yarmouth

Sat 9 - Sat 16 Jun 2018

A wide selection of paintings and photographs by local artists many of which are for sale. Throughout the exhibition there will be demonstrations of painting, drawing and photography.

Carnival

Carnival

Great Yarmouth

Sat 9 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Carnival brings the whole community together to revel in a massive street celebration, as this year, as part of the Circus 250, we celebrate Circus!

Festa Fiesta!

Festa Fiesta!

Great Yarmouth

Sat 9 Jun 2018

Launched by the festival Carnival, which this year celebrates Circus 250 with some very special ‘elephantine’ creations, we take to the streets and venues with performance, circus, music and mayhem!

Festa Fiesta!

Festa Fiesta!

Great Yarmouth

Sat 9 Jun 2018

Launched by the festival Carnival, which this year celebrates Circus 250 with some very special ‘elephantine’ creations, we take to the streets and venues with performance, circus, music and mayhem!

Festa Fiesta!

Festa Fiesta!

Great Yarmouth

Sat 9 Jun 2018

Enjoy music and dance in the Market Lace as part of the Great Yarmouth Arts Festival's Festa Fiesta!.

Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show

Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show

Great Yarmouth

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Jun 2018

Welcome to the very first Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show, organised by the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd, hosted by Norfolk’s premier seaside resort and set to be the biggest single event in East Anglia.

Art in the Minster

Art in the Minster

Great Yarmouth

Sun 17 Jun 2018

A wide selection of paintings and photographs by local artists many of which are for sale. Throughout the exhibition there will be demonstrations of painting, drawing and photography.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Fri 22 - 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

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.

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