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Fun itinerary ideas for groups and coach parties visiting Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth is the perfect location for a coaching holiday. There's plenty to do within easy reach, and it's the perfect destination for a short break or a day trip. Below are some itinerary ideas to get you started sharing the great times with your group, whatever their age in Great Yarmouth.

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Itinerary ideas for a great short break in Great Yarmouth

Monday - arrive in Great Yarmouth early afternoon and take a stroll along the seafront to stretch out your legs. After dinner, challenge your friends to a ten pin bowling competition on the Wellington Pier.

Tuesday - Take a heritage guided coach tour around the borough. Great Yarmouth has the second most complete Medieval town wall in England, the largest parish church, now Great Yarmouth Minster and unique Row houses to spot. Stop off at Burgh Castle for a short walk to witness Garonnium, the three remaining but incredibly imposing walls of a Roman Fort, widely regarded to be the best preserved Roman ruins in East Anglia. Enjoy a delicious lunch stop at The Waterside in Rollesby and take a tour on the Trinity Broads aboard Gentleman Jim. After dinner, enjoy a show at Gorleston Pavilion Theatre.

Wednesday - Wander into the town centre first thing and browse the stalls on Great Yarmouth's market. Later, drive out to Filby, frequent village winner of Anglia in Bloom to visit Thrigby Wildlife Gardens, where tigers, leopards and lovely gardens can be explored. Enjoy dinner at Yarmouth Stadium where the greyhound racing will ensure you have an exciting evening or from April, you can enjoy horse racing.

Thursday - Visit Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre with penguins, mini crocodiles and delicate seahorses. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Merrivale Tea Rooms or Sara's Tearooms then wander through the beautiful landscaped gardens and discover the characters living in the miniature model village. After dinner, enjoy a performance at St. George's Theatre.

Friday - Spend a morning at the award-winning Time and Tide museum soaking up all there is to know about Great Yarmouth life, then after lunch at the Silver Darlings Café, board your coach homewards.

 

Itinerary ideas for a touring break based in Great Yarmouth

Monday - arrive in Great Yarmouth and stretch your legs with a stroll along the seafront or through the recently redeveloped Venetian Waterways. Get to know Great Yarmouth with an afternoon visit to Time and Tide, the museum of Great Yarmouth life.

Tuesday - start the day with a guided heritage coach tour of the town, then swing inland towards Wroxham and the Broads via Fairhaven Water Gardens. Wroxham Barns is ideal for lunch or afternoon tea and has a lovely little garden centre or set sail on the Broads with a Broads Tour or a trip on a paddle steamer.

Wednesday - take the coach into Norwich and decide what to do - shopping or sightseeing or a bit of both with some al fresco dining in between? With a Norman castle and two cathedrals, the Bridewell and Strangers' museum to explore, it's a difficult decision given Norwich is a top ten UK shopping destination.

Thursday - drive slightly south into Suffolk and enjoy a tour of Somerleyton Hall and Gardens, then journey onwards to Southwold for fish and chips and a stroll through this genteel town, complete with Victorian Pier, perfect for afternoon tea and cake. On the way back enjoy a drink and the view at Oulton Broad.

Friday - schedule a stop-off whichever way you are heading home. A trip to the Thursford Collection in North Norfolk, a visit to Thetford in South Norfolk, popping into King's Lynn or Sandringham in West Norfolk are all possible to make the very most of your trip.

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