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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

Pirates and Mermaids

Pirates and Mermaids

Wed 29 May - Sun 8 Sep 2019

Ahoy! The Jolly Roger has docked at Sea Life Great Yarmouth this summer and the crew are on a mission to find the missing treasure. But wait - mysterious mermaids have also appeared and are on the hunt for the lost bounty too.

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Tue 18 Jun 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!

Strawberry Walks

Strawberry Walks

Wed 19 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).

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 20 Jun 2019

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 22 Jun 2019

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

West End Jerseys

West End Jerseys

Sat 22 Jun 2019

Come and enjoy the iconic sound of one of the most successful bands of the 50’s and 60’s. Marvel at that unmistakable falsetto sound of Frankie Valli, lovingly recreated by some of the nation’s best vocalists.

The Carpenters Experience

The Carpenters Experience

Sat 22 Jun 2019

The Carpenters Experience is the UK's leading tribute to The Carpenters. Featuring the amazing voice of Maggie Nestor & 8 top class musicians.

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Sun 23 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.

Burgh Castle Fun Day

Burgh Castle Fun Day

Sun 23 Jun 2019

An afternoon of fun, games and entertainment with stalls, a beer tent, food and a Tea Room. Proceeds to Restoration of Parish Church and Upkeep of Village Hall.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Sun 23 Jun 2019

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 24 Jun 2019

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

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Tue 25 Jun 2019

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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 27 Jun 2019

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

Horse Racing

Horse Racing (Afternoon)

Fri 28 Jun 2019

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

Terry Deary History Roadshow

Terry Deary History Roadshow

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Popular children's author, Terry Deary, presents his one man show including his songs! With 300 fiction and non-fiction books published in the past 40 years, Terry’s best-known children's book titles are the "Horrible Histories" series.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 29 Jun 2019

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

Lee Jackson is Elvis

Elvis

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Lee Jackson has appeared on many TV shows, including Heartbeat the Elvis Special on The Weakest Link, Never Mind the Buzzcox, BBC Children In Need, Celebrity Scissor Hands, Day Break, Sky News and more.

Terry Deary History Roadshow

Terry Deary History Roadshow

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Popular children's author, Terry Deary, presents his one man show including his songs! With 300 fiction and non-fiction books published in the past 40 years, Terry’s best-known children's book titles are the "Horrible Histories" series.

Caister Carnival (Village Experience)

Caister Carnival (Village Experience)

Sun 30 Jun 2019

The "Village Experience" is exactly that. Villagers come together to celebrate being part of our community, with arena entertainment from locals, traditional carnival games such as crockery smash, ball in bucket and tug of war.

The Great and the Good

The Great and the Good

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Great Yarmouth has played host to a number of great visitors but has also been home to many of its own special people.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 1 Jul 2019

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

The Finest Quay in Europe

The Finest Quay in Europe

Tue 2 Jul 2019

In the early 18th century Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as ‘The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe’. Hear about its fascinating history and see some of the fine examples of Georgian architecture.

Horse Racing

Horse Racing (Afternoon)

Thu 4 Jul 2019

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 4 Jul 2019

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thurne Mill

Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill

Great Yarmouth (9 miles, 15 km)

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.

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.

The Mirage - Amusement Arcade

The Mirage

Hemsby (6 miles, 10 km)

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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