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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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 23 May 2019

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

James Phelan:Trickster

James Phelan:Trickster

Fri 24 May 2019

Following his sell out 2017-18 tour, viral sensation James Phelan, presents his unique magical prank show that is both jaw-dropping and laugh out loud funny.

The Counterfeit Sixties

The Counterfeit Sixties

Sat 25 May 2019

The Counterfeit Sixties make a welcome return to the Gorleston Pavilion. As Britain's No.1 tribute show they bring alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 25 May 2019

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

The Ultimate Commitments & Blues Brothers

The Ultimate Commitments & Blues Brothers Experien

Sat 25 May 2019

In a show thats been described as "Fantastic" and "Absolutely Brilliant". The ultimate Commitments and Blues Brothers Experience bring their double tribute show to St Georges Theatre Great Yarmouth.

Angles Way Ultra

Angles Way 50K/100K Ultra

Sun 26 May 2019

50k & 100K Ultra races running from Diss to Great Yarmouth along the Waverney. 26th May 2019.

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Sun 26 May 2019

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.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Sun 26 May 2019

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

Hemsby Fireworks

Hemsby Fireworks Display

Sun 26 May 2019

Join us at Hemsby beach for a fantastic free aerial firework display on Tuesday nights during the school summer holidays and on Whitsun Sunday.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 27 May 2019

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

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Tue 28 May 2019

The Great Yarmouth Rows are full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained tour guides will tell you stories of the wealthy merchants that lived at one end and of the bars and brothels that had their place at the other!

Pleasure Beach Whitsun Fireworks

Pleasure Beach Whitsun Fireworks

Wed 29 May 2019

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach will be hosting a Whitsun firework display on Wednesday 29th May at 9.30pm

Horse Racing

Horse Racing (Afternoon)

Thu 30 May 2019

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for an afternoon at the races.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 30 May 2019

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

Wind In The Willows

Wind In The Willows

Fri 31 May 2019

With the arrival of spring and fine weather outside, the good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He flees his underground home, emerging to take in the air and ends up at the river, which he has never seen before.

Great Yarmouth Comic Con

Great Yarmouth Comic Con

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jun 2019

Enjoy a day of superheroes, sci fi, wizards, anime and lots, lots more. Great Yarmouth Comic Con will have characters to meet, movie props to have your photo with, specialist trade stalls to browse, a gaming area and more.

Wind In The Willows

Wind In The Willows

Sat 1 Jun 2019

With the arrival of spring and fine weather outside, the good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He flees his underground home, emerging to take in the air and ends up at the river, which he has never seen before.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 1 Jun 2019

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

The East Anglian Regional Handbell Team

Handbells in Concert

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Programme includes well known tunes and original handbell music with 35 musicians and over 360 instruments including guest soloists.

Melodies & Music

Melodies & Music

Sat 1 Jun 2019

The choir, who will be performing beautiful ballads, such as, “As the Deer” by Martin Nystrom and “An Eriskay Love Lilt” arr. by Hugh Roberton and a fun medley from Mary Poppins.

Rollin' Clones

Rollin' Clones

Sat 1 Jun 2019

There is no better way to experience vintage juice from the best fruit on the rock ‘n’ roll tree: ladies and gentleman, introducing The Rollin’ Clones.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Sun 2 Jun 2019

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.

Strawberry Walks

Strawberry Walks

Sun 2 Jun 2019

Starting off from the Wind Energy Museum, enjoy being led along the riverbank to the beautiful village of Thurne arriving at Thurne Mill to see the mill in action (wind permitting).

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Sun 2 Jun 2019

Isolated on the east coast, fear of pirates and invasion gave the people of Great Yarmouth a distinct last frontier mentality. Once King John granted the town its Charter, a wall was the answer.

Fun local attractions

Elizabethan House Museum

Elizabethan House Museum

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

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

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 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.

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.

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 amusement park featuring many rides and attractions.

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.

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.

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!

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Great Yarmouth Racecourse hosts flat racing fixtures every month from April through to October. The excellent facilities are also available for weddings, conferences, Christmas parties, balls , banquets, concerts and other events.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Castle Carvery

Castle Carvery

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

Castle Carvery (Caister), Great Yarmouth is a great place to enjoy a drink with family & friends, or a meal in our restaurant. We also have great indoor & outdoor play areas for the kids.

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.

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.

Palace Casino - Amusement Arcade

Palace Casino

Hemsby (6 miles, 10 km)

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.

Prison Cells - The Tolhouse

The Tolhouse Gaol

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

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.

Thurne Mill

Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill

Great Yarmouth (9 miles, 15 km)

Crystal Palace Amusements

Crystal Palace Amusements

Hemsby (6 miles, 9 km)

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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