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Fun things to do in Great Yarmouth

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As of Tuesday 5 Januray 2021, we are in a National lockdown. We can't wait to welcome you to Great Yarmouth when restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so.

Please observe the Government's Coronavirus guidance to keep yourself and others safe.

The Tourist Information Centre remains closed. Visitor advice and information remains available on our website or contact our team by phone (01493 846346) or by email tourism@great-yarmouth.gov.uk Tuesday - Wednesday 8.00am - 6pm. You can also now shop for souvenirs in our online shop.

Wondering what to do in Great Yarmouth? Spring or summer, autumn or winter, come rain or shine, whether you're here for a day or a stay, there are loads of fun things to do in Great Yarmouth that everyone will enjoy. Come and create some great memories full of smiles and happy times by the seaside in Norfolk's premier beach resort.

As Norfolk's premier beach resort, you'll need to check out the beach first on your day trip or holiday: we've got 15 miles of glorious golden sand to choose from, stretching along a beautiful coastline of seaside towns and villages. Whether you're a sun worshipper, sea splasher or more of a bucket and spade kind of guy, you're bound to find the perfect beach for you.

Great Yarmouth is uniquely located where the sea meets the Broads, Britain's newest National Park. Escape inland for wide open skies, beautiful rolling Norfolk countryside and the famous Broads, perfect for watersports such as stand-up paddleboarding or canoeing and where day boats can be hired.

What's On 2020

What's on 2020

Pick up your copy from racks in resort attractions and accommodation or flick through the online version of What's On in Great Yarmouth before you come.

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Elizabethan House Museum

Great Yarmouth

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

Great Yarmouth

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.

Walsingham Bridewell

Walsingham

Unrestored Georgian prison in the centre of Little Walsingham.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Great Yarmouth

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.

Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Meet the talented makers at our Craft Studios and browse our Shops. Dine in either of our Cafes. Have a go at Made By You crafts and visit Junior Farm and Fun Park with seasonal events throughout the year.

Richardson's Family Entertainment Centre

Lowestoft

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.

The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

Amusements

Great Yarmouth

Reopen 4 July! At Pleasure Beach Gardens you'll find a selection of games including water fun and football penalty shoot out, or you might want to try gemstone mining.

Junior Driving

Great Yarmouth

Reopen 4 July! Junior Driving and Segway Grand Prix at Pleasure Beach Gardens are great fun for kids and adults. Zip around the course and show off your skills.

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Great Yarmouth

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.

Safari Adventure Golf

Great Yarmouth

Reopen 4 July! Was that a giraffe? No, it was an elephant! At Pleasure Beach Gardens visitors of all ages can enjoy a round of safari themed adventure golf on the 12 hole course.

Splashpad

Gorleston-on-Sea

Closed for 2020, reopen 2021. 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.

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Lowestoft

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.

Quasar

Great Yarmouth

Quasar at The Mint, Great Yarmouth, is the UK's largest laser tag arena open all year! Suitable for players of all ages, 2 - 30 players. An amazing atmosphere for an unforgettable experience and perfect for birthday parties.

Jurassic Journey

Great Yarmouth

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?

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth

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.

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hemsby

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...

Pensthorpe Natural Park

Fakenham

Pensthorpe Natural Park is an award winning, family friendly nature reserve, with 700 acres of wildlife, gardens, conservation projects and nature-inspired outdoor and indoor adventure play.

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston-on-Sea

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.

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth

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.

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Great Yarmouth

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!

Broadland Boat Train

Aylsham

A unique day out in Norfolk! Combine a nostalgic journey by steam with a cruise on the beautiful Norfolk Boards.

Bure Valley Models

Aylsham

Part of the Bure Valley Railway, Bure Valley Models is based at our Aylsham Station. And carries one of the most extensive ranges of model railway products in East Anglia and all at very competitive prices.

More fun that you can fit in a week!

Set off down the seafront in Great Yarmouth or along Beach Road in Hemsby for all sorts of attractions, seaside amusements, crazy golf, adventure golf and theme parks for little kids or big kids. On the Golden Mile in Great Yarmouth you'll also find bowling alleys, the Sea Life Centre, a model village and the Pleasure Beach along with plenty of cafés and seafront tea rooms, or you can simply stroll out to sea along either pier.

Wander further inland to visit one of the town's six museums, including the award winning Time & Tide museum. We've got English Heritage and National Trust properties available to visit too, as well as a medieval town wall and plenty of fascinating heritage for the culture vultures.

Alternatively, head for the town centre at the top of Regent Road, home to traditional seaside goods, where you'll find shops galore, from high street favourites to our very own unique boutiques and independent stores.

Locally you'll find three 18-hole golf courses and a superb selection of sports and leisure activities for everyone to enjoy and a range of spas. 

In the evening, eat, drink and relax, we've hundreds of restaurants, pubs, clubs, tea-rooms and cafés to tempt every taste bud and suit every pocket. Gorleston Pavilion Theatre, the Hippodrome, St. George's Theatre and Britannia Pier Theatre have an exciting programme of shows throughout the year or if you fancy a flutter visit one of our casinos, our seaside race track or Yarmouth Stadium for greyhound or stock car racing.

Great Yarmouth is blessed with loads of things to see and do for everyone, whatever you fancy, whether you're young, young at heart or full of the joys of spring!

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