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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. 

Great 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

Spacepots and Astrophotography Exhibition

Spacepots and Astrophotography Exhibition

Norwich

Tue 4 - Sun 9 Feb 2020

To coincide with Star Night on 8 February, an exhibition of spacepots by Michelle Daniels - Potter and astrophotography by Shaun Reynolds and Chris Grimmer.

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Norwich

Sun 22 Mar 2020

Treat Mum to a delicious traditional afternoon tea at Barnham Broom.

Lamb bottle feeding

Easter Eggstravaganza on Junior Farm

Wroxham

Thu 2 - Sun 19 Apr 2020

Bottle feed baby lambs, check out the chick hatching, Easter Egg hunt, Easter crafts to try, Build-a-Teddy: make your own Bunny or Chick to take home. Willy Wonka Afternoon Teas in the Restaurant too.

Martham Village Green

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Great Yarmouth

Fri 8 - Sun 10 May 2020

A great day out for the family. Maps to guide you round the village to see all the wonderful creations made and also garden/garage sales. Family Treasure Hunt and lots of attractions to see.

Meet a Unicorn at Wroxham Barns

Fantasy and Fairy Tales week

Wroxham

Sat 23 - Sun 31 May 2020

Take part in Knights and Princess School, meet a real-life unicorn, learn how to joust, meet a princess, fun crafts to try, see the Bella & Barny Show and so much more ...

Great Yarmouth Comic Con 2020

Great Yarmouth Comic Con 2020

Great Yarmouth

Sat 30 - Sun 31 May 2020

Great Yarmouth Comic Con 2020 brings together famous faces, props and entertainment from the world of TV, film and comics. Meet stars, see props and enjoy the unique atmosphere that a comic convention creates.

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sat 4 - Sun 5 Jul 2020

Head to Great Yarmouth's seafront on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July when an array of bikes, classic and contemporary cars will be lining up to star in a seafront wheels spectacular.

Festival of Bowls

Festival of Bowls

Great Yarmouth

Sun 30 Aug - Fri 25 Sep 2020

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.

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sat 12 Sep 2020

The 2020 Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 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 13 Sep 2020

The 2020 Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 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.

Eastern Festival of Racing

Eastern Festival of Racing

Great Yarmouth

Tue 15 - Thu 17 Sep 2020

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 17 Sep 2020

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them on the last day of their annual three day Eastern Festival of Racing for Ladies Day.

Full Circle

Out There Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Sep 2020

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

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