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

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

Greater 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 cottages, 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

Drawn to the Coast - Gallery Shot

Drawn to the Coast: Turner, Constable, Cotman

Wed 30 May - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Explore Great Yarmouth and its coast through the lives and works of Turner, Constable and Cotman at Time & Tide Museum this summer

Burgh Castle Roman Fort

Free Guided Tours

Sun 3 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Free guided tours at Burgh Castle every Sunday, June - September 2018

Lego Ocean Explorers

Lego Ocean Explorers

Wed 25 Jul - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Dive into the deep with SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth’s new LEGO adventure, Ocean Explorers. Discover new depths of the ocean whilst helping the LEGO deep sea diver track down his missing equipment

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2018

Wed 25 Jul - Sat 25 Aug 2018

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building. The 2018 show will be themed around the 250 year celebration of the circus first being created.

Great Yarmouth and the First World War

Great Yarmouth and the First World War

Fri 3 - Fri 31 Aug 2018

An exhibition detailing Great Yarmouth’s role in the First World War both at home and abroad

Intro to SUP

Intro to SUP

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Stand Up Paddle Boaring is considered to be the fastest growing water sport in the country.The boards themselves are like large surf boards – you can lie down and use your hands, kneel on them and paddle them like a canoe or stand up.

The Drill House Tea Dance

The Drill House Tea Dance

Sat 18 Aug 2018

The Ragroof DJs will be playing authentic music from the 20s to the 50s and bring their trademark instant dance classes. Polish up your dancing shoes and join us!

Tree Climbing

Tree Climbing

Sat 18 Aug 2018

We have two very different trees set up for climbing. Our Scots Pine allows you to climb to 9.5m and is a great introduction to climbing, whilst our Turkey Oak at 12.5m offers a more difficult challenge with a variety of climbing routes.

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2018

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building. The 2018 show will be themed around the 250 year celebration of the circus first being created.

Elo Encounter

Elo Encounter

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra is here!

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 18 Aug 2018

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

Night Fever

Night Fever

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Welcome to a lip-smackin', platform-boot-poundin', white-suit-wearin', wing-collars-waftin', heaven-finger-pointin' night of Bee Gees disco hits... and more.

U2 2

U2 2

Sat 18 Aug 2018

U2 2 are the world's longest running tribute to U2. Formed 26 years ago under the name, 'Achtung Baby', the band have now performed over 2000 concerts, spanning three continents.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Sun 19 Aug 2018

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.

Hemsby Village Hall

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Sun 19 Aug 2018

This Fair offers a wide array of items, everyone will find that the atmosphere is casual and relaxed and one will get the feeling that, it represents a fun outing, spent browsing the stalls and picking up something appealing to take home.

HEMSBY "ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR

Hemsby - Antiques & Collectors Event

Sun 19 Aug 2018

We offer many differing stalls

The Norfolk Pillar / Nelson's Monument

Nelsons Monument

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Nelsons Monument. Standing at over 43 metres high & almost 190 years old, this unique landmark is a Grade 1 listed building & the county's memorial to Norfolk's most famous son. Climb all 217 steps and experience the breathtaking views.

Belle Aire Hemsby Feast of Music Festival

Belle Aire Feast of Music Festival

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Belle Aire on Beach Road Hemsby are hosting their annual Music Festival on 19th August 2018 from 11:30am. Everyone is welcome & free entry!

Archery

Archery

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Archery continues to be one of our most popular activities for families, friends, organisations and school groups due to the huge progress in skill level which can be made by all participants during a single session.

Gorleston Makes Music Final

Gorleston Makes Music Final

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Watch the final of Gorleston Makes Music unfold as the competitiors try their best to be crowned the winners.

Quayside & Seaside at Gorleston-on-Sea

Quayside & Seaside at Gorleston-on-Sea HGW

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Great Yarmouth's sister town of Gorleston-on-Sea has a fascinating heritage all of its own. Situated due south of Great Yarmouth on the other side of the river Yare, enjoy a guided walk filled with stories and local history.

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2018

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building. The 2018 show will be themed around the 250 year celebration of the circus first being created.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Sun 19 Aug 2018

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

The Drifters Live

The Drifters Live

Sun 19 Aug 2018

The Drifters are back on the road in the UK performing their classic hits from the last six decades.

Fun local attractions

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hemsby (6 miles, 9 km)

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 maze of maize!

Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House Museum

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Explore four centuries of history under one roof. Stroll around the period rooms in this Tudor merchants house with a free audio tour and try on Tudor costumes.

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

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.

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

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

Splashpad

Gorleston Splashpad

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

Splashpad at Gorleston-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth is a fun wet play area for children with fountain sprays, jet streams and buckets of tipping water.

Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

One of Great Yarmouth's best loved family attractions, is set in over an acre of award winning landscaped gardens with streams, waterfalls, lake with Koi Carp, garden railway & picnic area.

The Tower

The Tower

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

The Tower Complex, Great Yarmouth, is an all-in-one leisure & entertainment complex. Fun family activities, Jurassic Journey, a viewing tower, eateries, clubs & bars and live entertainment are all under one roof.

Snow Leopard Cub born in 2015

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

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.

Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

The Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth situated on the seafront, is a 9-acre leisure park featuring many rides and attractions.

Caister Castle Car Collection

Caister Castle Car Collection

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 5 km)

Caister Castle Car collection near Caister Great Yarmouth, probably the largest private collection of motor vehicles in Great Britain

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Pleasure Beach Gardens, Great Yarmouth, has plenty to entertain youngsters and the young at heart including a variety of amusements, junior driving activities, 12 hole adventure golf and shoot out football and water fun games.

The Waterside

The Waterside Rollesby

Great Yarmouth (6 miles, 10 km)

The Waterside Rollesby - a boating, wildlife, leisure and dining experience not to be missed! Enjoy a fun and informative guided tour of the Broad on the Edwardian launch, 'Gentleman Jim' (approx 30 minutes).

The Boat House

The Boathouse

Great Yarmouth (6 miles, 9 km)

Set in 11 acres of beautiful countryside on the banks of the Trinity Broads, The Boathouse, Ormesby is a spectacular country fayre pub and wedding venue. Exposed brickwork, 2 open fireplaces and oak beams make for a welcoming spot.

Time & Tide Courtyard Demonstration

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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 of a 1950's fish wharf.

Yarmouth Stadium

Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

When it comes to sport which is fast & furious, Yarmouth Stadium in Great Yarmouth is the place to be. Greyhound racing action takes place every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Wellington Pier

Wellington Pier

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Built in 1854, the Wellington Pier was only the seventh pier to be constructed in Britain. Following significant reconstruction, the pier has a bright and airy ten-pin bowling alley and a family-friendly amusement arcade.

Showtime at Gorleston Pavilion

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

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 Racecourse

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Great Yarmouth Racecourse plays host to up to 24 flat racing fixtures per year usually from Easter to October (23 fixtures in 2018). Facilities available for weddings, conferences, Christmas parties, balls , banquets and concerts.

Marina Centre Tropical Pool (Indoor Swimming)

Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Come & visit the Marina Leisure Centre in Great Yarmouth with their beach style leisure pool with wave machine, slide and fun sessions with the giant wipeout inflatable weekdays during school holidays and every weekend throughout the year.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Dive into the underwater world of SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to tropical sharks.

The Hippodrome Circus

The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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.

Caister Lifeboat Information Centre

Caister Lifeboat Station

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

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

Adventure play

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Great Yarmouth (7 miles, 11 km)

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.

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

Fritton Owl Sanctuary, accessed via Fritton Plant Centre, is a small, free to visit sanctuary that provides shelter and care for unwanted and injured owls, where possible rehabilitating sick native owls to release them back into the wild.

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