Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

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

Teddy Bear Express

Teddy Bear Exprss

Aylsham

Sat 15 - Sun 23 Feb 2020

Join our mascot bear for a week of fun! Free travel for every child when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult (max 2 per adult)

Highland Calf Norfolk

The Licky Cow Gallery Pop up Shop at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Tue 18 - Sun 23 Feb 2020

Photographer Toni Cross photographs wildlife, Highland cows, horses and other animals across Norfolk and all over the world. Our pop up shop features giant canvas prints, giftware, cards and lots of smaller prints.

The Cliff Hotel Craft & Gift Fayre

Craft & Gift Fayre

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 3 Mar 2020

Craft & Gift Fayre, free entry & free parking

Mothers VIP Day

Mothers VIP Day

Aylsham

Sun 22 Mar 2020

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

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Great Yarmouth

Sun 22 Mar 2020

Celebrate Mother's Day in Great Yarmouth with afternoon tea in Great Yarmouth Town Hall.

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.

Easter Eggspress

Easter Eggspress

Aylsham

Sat 4 - Sun 19 Apr 2020

Free Easter Egg for every child on completion of our Easter trail.

The Cliff Hotel Craft & Gift Fayre

Craft & Gift Fayre

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 7 Apr 2020

Craft & Gift Fayre, free entry & free parking

The Cliff Hotel Craft & Gift Fayre

Craft & Gift Fayre

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 5 May 2020

Craft & Gift Fayre, free entry & free parking

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.

Everything Goes

Everything Goes

Aylsham

Sat 23 - Mon 25 May 2020

Come and see all available BVR engines and coaches in action. An intensive timetable with a visiting engine.

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.

The Cliff Hotel Craft & Gift Fayre

Craft & Gift Fayre

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 2 Jun 2020

Craft & Gift Fayre, free entry & free parking

Highland Calf Norfolk

The Licky Cow Gallery Pop up Shop at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Tue 9 - Sun 14 Jun 2020

Photographer Toni Cross photographs wildlife, Highland cows, horses and other animals across Norfolk and all over the world. Our pop up shop features giant canvas prints, giftware, cards and lots of smaller prints.

Fathers VIP

Fathers VIP Day

Aylsham

Sun 21 Jun 2020

A special train package, including lunch in The Whistlestop (advanced booking required)

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.

Strawberries and Steam

Strawberries and Steam

Aylsham

Sat 4 - Sun 5 Jul 2020

Free local strawberries with cream for every full fare-paying passenger on July weekends

The Cliff Hotel Craft & Gift Fayre

Craft & Gift Fayre

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 7 Jul 2020

Craft & Gift Fayre, free entry & free parking

Travel Back In Time

Travel Back In Time

Aylsham

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Celebrate our 30th Birthday, travel at the same fares as when we first opened. An intensive timetable with visiting engines.

Strawberries and Steam

Strawberries and Steam

Aylsham

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jul 2020

Free local strawberries with cream for every full fare-paying passenger on July weekends

Winston Churchill

30th Anniversary Gala

Aylsham

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jul 2020

A weekend to celebrate our 30th birthday. An intensive timetable with visiting engines.

Strawberries and Steam

Strawberries and Steam

Aylsham

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Jul 2020

Free local strawberries with cream for every full fare-paying passenger on July weekends

Email eNewsletter

Join our e-news gang for information about what's on in Great Yarmouth straight to your inbox!

Subscribe

Special Offers

What's On Special Offers 2020

Look out for 2020 savings vouchers coming soon!

Greater Yarmouth App

Great Yarmouth App

Download the Great Yarmouth app for iPhone and Android - tourist information to hand all the time!

See more