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Fun things to do in Great Yarmouth

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

Walsingham Bridewell

Walsingham

Unrestored Georgian prison in the centre of Little Walsingham.

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 &...

Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Meet the talented makers at our Craft Studios and browse our Shops. Dine at the award-winning Restaurant or Cafe. Have a go at Made By You crafts and visit Junior Farm with events throughout the year and there's a Funpark (seasonal) too.

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.

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.

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.

Wroxham Miniature Worlds

Wroxham

Wroxham Miniature Worlds is the largest indoor modelling attraction in the UK. Great fun for all the family.

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.

Bure Valley Railway

Aylsham

Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway runs between the old market town of Aylsham and the bustling Broads town of Wroxham and is within easy reach of Norwich and the coast.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth

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

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?

Banham Zoo

Norwich

Reopen 4 July! There’s so much to see and do at Banham Zoo and always something new to discover! See tigers, leopards, sea lions, giraffe, monkeys and so much more! The question is what will you do first?

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Lowestoft

Reopen 4 July! Pre-book your tickets. 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.

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...

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.

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.

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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