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Share the Great Times with someone special on a short break in Great Yarmouth

Share The Great Times with someone special on your next short break to Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth is a great destination for a short break or mid-week holiday when the kids are safely in school. Fun and relaxation seekers looking for an out of season getaway can spend some quality 'me' time with friends or family, doing something a little bit different. Or maybe you'd like to treat someone special to some precious time away from it all. There's plenty to enjoy. 

It's always a treat to spend quality time together, without the hustle and bustle of everyday life getting in the way.

Enjoy a picnic on North Beach overlooking the dunes, there are some great little cafés nearby. Head out into the countryside and have a sail on the Norfolk Broads at Rollesby, nearby walks take in some stunning views. A traditional afternoon tea is always a delight, either outside in the sunshine, or admiring the view.

Try your hand at painting in an arts and crafts class or enjoy an exciting trip to the races. A swim or well deserved massage and spa session when you're away is always a relaxing treat. Delicious meals out and of course a spot of shopping, as well as fun holiday cocktails overlooking the beach can all be on the menu.

By the time you're done, you'll be thoroughly relaxed, and feel all the better for having had some fresh sea air and enjoyed some great company, away together in Great Yarmouth.

Who will you share the great times with? Book your quality graded accommodation now. Choose from hotels with seaviews and cocktail bars and east facing terraces perfect for breakfast in the sunshine or a friendly B&B where your breakfast will be served with a smile. Alternatively you might prefer a quality graded holiday park or a cottage, it's whatever means 'and relax' to you.

And if you're feeling more energetic, there are more than 60 tourist attractions locally, including theme parks, animal attractions and adventure golf as well as the whole of Norfolk and Suffolk to explore. There's loads of places to go and things to do, it's just a case of how much you want to fit into your time away.

Choose Great Yarmouth for your next break, you'll be amazed at what's on offer and how much you can enjoy Sharing the Great Times with your loved ones. 

Events coming up

Quayside & Seaside Heritage Guided Walk

Tue 14 Jul 2020

Situated due south of Great Yarmouth on the other side of the River Yare, the beautiful promenade is the starting point for a guided walk filled with stories and local history.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Tue 14 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Ladies Night & Music Live (evening)

Wed 15 Jul 2020

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for an evening at the races followed by live music.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Wed 15 - Thu 16 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Greyhound Racing

Thu 16 Jul 2020

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening.

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Thu 16 Jul 2020

From the strange and curious to the dark and murderous, Great Yarmouth is home to many gruesome and macabre tales. Join a trained guide on this wicked walk to hear all the gory details.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Fri 17 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 18 Jul 2020

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Sat 18 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

American & Classic Car Display

Sun 19 Jul 2020

Join the East Coast Pirates Car Club throughout the year at the Anchor Plaza to enjoy some of the finest classic vehicles ever to be produced by Uncle Sam and from the UK.

Lazy Afternoons with Pimms & Strawberries

Sun 19 Jul 2020

Sit and relax watching the world go by with a glass of PIMMS and strawberries with cream. Watch the yachts and the cruisers passing by whilst the mill gently turns and the music plays in the background.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Sun 19 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Sun, Sea and Circus

Sun 19 Jul 2020

Over the years, Great Yarmouth’s seafront has played host to many famous names and faces. Take a trip down memory lane with one of our heritage guides.

Greyhound Racing

Mon 20 Jul 2020

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Mon 20 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

The Finest Quay in Europe Heritage Guided Walk

Tue 21 Jul 2020

In the early 18th century Great Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as 'The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe'.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Tue 21 - Sat 25 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Greyhound Racing

Thu 23 Jul 2020

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening.

The Picture of Yarmouth Heritage Guided Walk

Thu 23 Jul 2020

A walk that looks at the town's important heritage sites through the eyes of someone on the past.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 25 Jul 2020

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Sun 26 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Stock Car Racing

Sun 26 Jul 2020

Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing.

Waterways and Holidays - Heritage Guided Walk

Sun 26 Jul 2020

Learn about North Drive and its Victorian beginnings when you join our fully trained guide on this relaxed and informative walk through Great Yarmouth's famous Waterways.

Greyhound Racing

Mon 27 Jul 2020

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening.

Fun local attractions

Elizabethan House Museum

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

No opening confirmed. Explore four centuries of history under one roof. Stroll around the period rooms in this Elizabethan merchants home, from the Victorian kitchen and scullery to the grand Elizabethan rooms upstairs.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

Reopen 4 July! Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, near Great Yarmouth has a 250-year-old landscaped garden, a play area and a wide selection of Asian mammals, birds and reptiles including tigers, crocodiles and storks.

The Arc Cinema

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Open from 4 July! Visit The Arc Cinema in Great Yarmouth to catch the latest blockbuster movie releases on the big screen in state of the art luxurious auditoriums with all leather reclining seats and full Dolby digital 7.1 sound systems.

The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Reopening TBC. The Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth, built in 1903, Britain's last stand alone circus building hosting spectacular productions during Easter, Summer, Halloween & Christmas seasons. Featuring international circus artistes &...

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Open! Great Yarmouth Market is open from Monday to Saturday. Market Days take place on Wednesdays & Saturdays (plus Fridays from Whitsun to October) with a huge variety of additional stalls on offer from fashion to garden accessories.

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Reopen 4 July! Pleasure Beach Gardens, Great Yarmouth, has plenty to entertain youngsters and the young at heart including a variety of amusements, Upside Down House, junior driving activities, 12 hole adventure golf & water fun games.

Richardson's Family Entertainment Centre

Lowestoft (9 miles, 14 km)

Currently closed. We have 14 lanes all equipped with automatic bumpers for children or those who are new to bowling. Each lane has its own computer system to do the scoring for you.

Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Reopen 11 July! Pre-book your tickets.The Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth situated on the seafront, is a 9-acre amusement park featuring many rides and attractions.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Racing behind closed doors. Great Yarmouth Racecourse hosts flat racing fixtures every month from April through to October. The excellent facilities are also available for weddings, conferences, parties, balls, banquets, concerts & events.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Reopen 4 July! Explore an incredible underwater world at SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth & get closer than ever before to over 1500 creatures & features of the world's oceans! From the colourful to the curious, the majestic to the mystical, get...

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Lowestoft (7 miles, 11 km)

Reopen 4 July! Pre-book your tickets. Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park has so much to explore. With over 35 rides, shows and attractions you’ll have plenty to see and do when you visit the park.

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

No opening date confirmed.Time & Tide in Great Yarmouth is set in one of the UK's best preserved Victorian Herring curing works, and tells the story of the area from its ice age origins to the present day. Experience the heady atmosphere...

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Great Yarmouth (7 miles, 11 km)

Open 4 July! Pettitts Animal Adventure Park near Great Yarmouth is best described as three fun parks in one. Pettitts has rides galore, family entertainment, exotic and domestic animals and birds to see, animals to feed & pet.

Jurassic Journey

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Join an amazing adventure back in time on Great Yarmouth seafront. See dinosaurs like never before as they roar into life. Become a trainee paleontologist with Professor Possilfossil - what will you unearth in the scavenger zone?

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

Reopening date TBC. The Gorleston Pavilion is an original Edwardian seaside theatre situated on the East coast of Norfolk and offers unique seating at cabaret style candle-lit tables.

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hemsby (6 miles, 9 km)

Open 19 July! Hirsty's Fun Park near Great Yarmouth is fun for all the family. Activities include go-karts, haybale mountains, swings, football game, crazy croquet and Maizeys snack shack. During summer get lost and found in our unique...

Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill

Great Yarmouth (9 miles, 15 km)

Perfect area for picnics. Mill opens to the public for events. Thurne Mill often attracts media attention for its iconic impact on the Broads landscape and it’s historical importance.

Caister Lifeboat Station

Caister-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

Reopening TBC. Caister Lifeboat Information Centre - tracing over 200 years of history of the country's only independently operated lifeboat.

The Tolhouse Gaol

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

No opening date confirmed. Visit one of the UK's oldest gaols, dating back to the 12th century. See the original cells and discover the fate of the thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers who were confined here.

Castle Carvery

Caister-on-Sea (3 miles, 5 km)

Reopen 4 July! No need to book. Castle Carvery (Caister), near Great Yarmouth is the ideal venue for the whole family. Offering a variation of dishes & drinks for all ages, our lounge bar is the perfect place to relax with a drink.

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

Reopen date TBC.Fritton Owl Sanctuary, accessed via Fritton Plant Centre.A small, free to visit sanctuary provides shelter & care for unwanted & injured owls, where possible rehabilitating sick native owls to release them back into the wild

St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Reopening TBC.St George's Theatre is one of only 10 Grade 1 listed theatres in the UK. With over 100 different productions a year, the theatre is the heritage jewel in the crown of entertainment venues in Great Yarmouth.Open 52 weeks a year

Palace Casino

Hemsby (6 miles, 10 km)

Reopen 4 July! Palace Casino in Hemsby, Great Yarmouth is an amusement arcade with a great range of games and machines, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Crystal Palace Amusements

Hemsby (6 miles, 9 km)

Reopen 4 July! Fruit machines, video's, pushers, cranes, redemption machine, play for prizes, with the largest selection of prizes in the area, something, for all the family.

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