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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

Greyhound Racing

Wed 2 Dec 2020

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

Rubbin Wood

Fri 4 - Sat 5 Dec 2020

Following our sell out productions of Sinderella and Jack off the Beanstalk, the adult panto team return for another filthy season of festive fun. Join Rubbin Wood and his band of Merry Men as they try to defeat the Sheriff of Shaggingham.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 5 Dec 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Mon 7 Dec 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Wed 9 Dec 2020

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

Rubbin Wood

Thu 10 - Sun 13 Dec 2020

Following our sell out productions of Sinderella and Jack off the Beanstalk, the adult panto team return for another filthy season of festive fun. Join Rubbin Wood and his band of Merry Men as they try to defeat the Sheriff of Shaggingham.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 12 Dec 2020

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

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

Sat 12 Dec 2020

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

Sun 13 Dec 2020

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Greyhound Racing

Mon 14 Dec 2020

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

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

Tue 15 Dec 2020

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 16 Dec 2020

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

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

Wed 16 - Fri 18 Dec 2020

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Rubbin Wood

Thu 17 - Sun 20 Dec 2020

Following our sell out productions of Sinderella and Jack off the Beanstalk, the adult panto team return for another filthy season of festive fun. Join Rubbin Wood and his band of Merry Men as they try to defeat the Sheriff of Shaggingham.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 19 Dec 2020

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

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Dec 2020

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Greyhound Racing

Mon 21 Dec 2020

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

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

Mon 21 Dec 2020

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Outdoor Cinema Live - Frozen

Mon 21 Dec 2020

Watch Disney's Frozen movie at a drive-in movie experience.

Outdoor Cinema Live - Elf

Mon 21 Dec 2020

Watch Elf at a drive-in movie experience.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

Tue 22 - Wed 23 Dec 2020

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Outdoor Cinema Live - The Holiday

Tue 22 Dec 2020

Watch The Holiday at a drive-in movie experience.

Outdoor Cinema Live-How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Tue 22 Dec 2020

Watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas at a drive-in movie experience.

Outdoor Cinema Live - Home Alone

Wed 23 Dec 2020

Watch Home Alone at a drive-in movie experience.

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.

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.

The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Reopen 1 August! 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 &...

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.

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.

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)

Open! Pre-book your tickets - unlimited rides fro 3 hours! The Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth situated on the seafront, is a 9-acre amusement park featuring many rides and attractions.

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.

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Great Yarmouth (7 miles, 11 km)

Now Open! Pettitts Animal Adventure Park near Great Yarmouth is best described as Norfolk's Premier Family Park. Meet animals from around the world, discover our adventure rides and enjoy our play areas!

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.

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Reopen 3 August! Pre-booking essential. 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.

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...

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Lowestoft (7 miles, 11 km)

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.

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.

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...

Jurassic Journey

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Open! 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?

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.

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 10am-4pm 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

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.

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.

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

The Mirage

Hemsby (6 miles, 10 km)

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

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