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Great Yarmouth has great British holidays sorted, whatever the weather

"There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing," or so said Sir Rannulph Fiennes. But what do you do when you're away on holiday and the heavens open? If it really is chucking it down, never fear, there's still plenty to do in Great Yarmouth, so your holiday categorically won't be a damp squib.

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A bit of rain never hurt anyone, so get your mac on and get out there!. You will easily have a fantastic time whatever the weather in Great Yarmouth, there's loads for everyone to enjoy, come rain or shine.
Jump Warehouse

Action packed wet weather days

If the kids are desperate to let off some steam, don’t let the wet weather get you down, you can easily weather-proof your holiday in Great Yarmouth with action-packed wet-weather days and no need to be cooped up indoors.

Quasar laser inside The Mint is a fun indoor activity, fast-paced and action packed. Nearby, Jump Warehouse is another great location for indoor bouncing about.

And you won't be disappointed if you'd planned a game of adventure golf, as there are 10 indoor holes to play at Hollywood Adventure Golf, housed inside a former theatre on the Golden Mile.

For smaller children you'll find indoor play centres in a number of locations, including Play Stax in Gorleston-on-Sea, Monkey Business at Burgh Hall Lesiure and MB's Funhouse in Hemsby. Please note as per Covid-19 restrictions, children's lay ares remain closed.

Ten-pin bowling is always great fun, whether during the day or in the evening, and in Great Yarmouth there is a bowling alley on the seafront at the end of Wellington Pier.

Sea Life Centre

Calmer damp day activities

The huge seafront Sea Life Centre is another great inside retreat, where fish of all sorts, a giant turtle, penguins and seahorses swim calmly in their large aquariums. Handling sessions are a great way to see what the creatures feel like against your skin. Know before you go - book your tickets online.

If you haven't had a go at dressing up in the Elizabethan House*, then you've missed a real treat; step back in time in this National Trust property and see what life might have been like in this merchant's house on South Quay. Just along the quay, you'll find Row Houses too.

Another great museum to explore is the Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, housed in a former smoke house. With interactive exhibits and all sorts of fascinating information about Great Yarmouth, you'll forget it's raining outside. Know before you go - book your tickets online.

Amusement arcades in Gorleston-on-Sea, Hemsby and Great Yarmouth are a fun place to shelter with 2p drop games a must once you've battled your way through the latest video games.

St George's Theatre, Great Yarmouth

Sit back and relax when it's wet outside

If it's still raining cats and dogs, head to one of the cinemas either on Great Yarmouth seafront or in Gorleston-on-Sea, they show a wide range of films including all the latest releases. 

Talking of dogs, an evening under cover in the Raceview Restaurant at Yarmouth Stadium on Mondays, Wednesdays or Saturdays is the perfect way to round off a wet-weather day.

Many of our friendly local pubs have darts or snooker to play, or live entertainment in the evenings.

And in the school holidays, the Hippodrome Circus is an obvious rainy day choice whatever your age, with performances most days.

Indoor fun

Wroxham Barns


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.

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 &...

Richardson's Family Entertainment Centre


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 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.

The Phoenix Indoor Pool & Gym

Great Yarmouth

The Phoenix Pool & Gym is now open after a full refurbishment and addition of a state of the art gym, dance studio, sauna & steam room.

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre


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.

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...


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.

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.

Wroxham Miniature Worlds


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

The Caister Lifeboat Experience


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

Thursford Collection


Thursford Collection is open during the summer as a working museum of mechanical organs, Wurlitzer shows, silent movies, old fashioned fairground carousels, static displays of fairground & road engines & all kinds of related memorabilia.

Cromer Pier


Our famous 500 seat theatre is one of only five end of pier theatres in the UK. Home to the award winning Cromer Pier Show and over fifty of the finest touring shows in the UK during the Spring and Autumn concert season.

St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth

Reopening TBC.St George's Theatre is one of only 10 Grade 1 listed theatres in the UK. With over 100 different productions a year, the theatre is the heritage jewel in the crown of entertainment venues in Great Yarmouth.Open 52 weeks a year

Great Yarmouth Town Hall

Great Yarmouth

Arguably one of the most beautiful buildings in the town, Great Yarmouth Town Hall was built in the 1880s and is a classic example of fine Victorian Gothic architecture.

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.

The Tolhouse Gaol

Great Yarmouth

No opening date confirmed. 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 Fun Fort


Reopening TBC. Relax and enjoy a beverage or a bite to eat while the children burn off some energy in our indoor and outdoor multi-level play areas at The Fun Fort.

Lacons - The Falcon Brewery

Great Yarmouth

The Falcon Brewery, Great Yarmouth, a working brewery producing over 7500 pints of craft ale every week, with a Lacons gift shop and a visitor centre charting Lacons local brewing heritage. Shop & museum open Wed & Thurs mid-day to 2pm.


Great Yarmouth

The Falcon Brewery, Great Yarmouth, a working brewery producing over 7500 pints of craft ale every week, with a Lacons gift shop and a visitor centre charting Lacons local brewing heritage. See website for public open days and tours also.

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