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Outdoor fun in Great Yarmouth

When the weather is dry and the sky is bright, seize the day and get outside to play. From farm tours to model villages, adventure golf and outdoor pursuits, Great Yarmouth has so many things to do outside, you'll be hard pushed to decide what to do first. Simply get out there, enjoy the funshine and #ShareTheGreatTimes with friends and family. Don't forget your What's On vouchers - you might save yourself a packet!

Summer fun on the farm

Get outside at these fun outdoor attractions

Junior Driving

Pleasure Beach Gardens, South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

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

South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

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.

Safari Adventure Golf

Pleasure Beach Gardens, South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

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.

Pleasure Beach

South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

The Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth situated on the seafront, is a 9-acre amusement park featuring many rides and attractions.

Merrivale Model Village

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JG

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.

Merrivale Model Village Illuminations

Merrivale Model Village, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JG

One of Great Yarmouth's best loved family attractions illuminated by night, set in over an acre of award-winning landscaped gardens with streams, waterfalls and lake with Koi Carp.


Gorleston Splashpad, Gorleston-on-Sea Beach, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK

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.

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

Lenwade, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5JE

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, is Norfolk and Suffolk’s favourite tourist attraction, scooping the BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION award for 2018.

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Leisure Way, Corton, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5DZ

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.

Jurassic Journey

Tower Complex, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EW

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?

Broads Tours

The Bridge, Wroxham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8RX

Discover the Norfolk Broads, Britain's magical waterland by joining Broad Tours for a river trip. All trips include an entertaining live commentary.

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hirst Farm, Yarmouth Road, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, NR29 4NL

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!

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ

130 acres of ancient woodland with over 3.5 miles of paths. We have a tearoom, gift shop, bird hide, children's nature trail and plant sales area. We also have a programme of events all year round - details can be found on our website.

Hollywood Indoor Adventure Golf

Windmill Theatre, 9 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3AD

Britain's only indoor adventure crazy golf-11 fabulous themed areas in the Historic Windmill Theatre on Yarmouth seafront (situated opposite the Sealife centre) with showbiz, theatre & cinema memorabilia in historic 1908 landmark building.


Horning Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8JW

A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. Treehouses, Wobbly Wires, Slippery Slopes, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat trips, marsh walks & really yummy food!

Lost World Adventure Golf

Beach Road, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4HS

A stunning, dinosaur themed minigolf course. Nine holes of family fun, and why not try your hand at ‘panning for gold’ while you’re here! Floodlit at dusk.

Pitch & Putt - 18 hole course

Bure Park, Caister Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AS

Bure Park, Great Yarmouth, is a beautifully maintained 20 acre open space bordering the River Bure with a pitch & putt 18 hole golf course, a children's play area, lake with wildfowl, picnic seating area and is perfect for walking too.

Clippesby Mini Golf

Clippesby Hall, Clippesby Hall, Hall Lane, Clippesby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3BL

Clippesby Hall Mini Golf, an 18-hole mini putting course suitable for the whole family.

Stonehenge - The BIG mini Golf

Beach Road, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4HS

Stonehenge mini golf in the village of Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, is great fun for all the family. A uniquely themed crazy golf course sure to delight the young and young at heart.

Canoe Hire

Martham Boats, Cess Road, Martham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4RF

Martham Boats in Martham near Great Yarmouth have canoes for hire, hirers can enjoy a pleasant canoe journey to either Hickling or Horsey Broad.

Adventure - enjoy fun outdoor attractions in Great Yarmouth

If you're keen to be outdoors on your holiday or day trip, then Great Yarmouth is the place for you. As well as beaches, Broads and countryside to explore, there are some fantastic fun attractions for you to visit as well. 

The area is renowned for it's fun adventure golf courses, with themes ranging from pirates to dinosaurs, stonehenge to safari animals and castaway island. Pitch and putt courses are also available, as are 18 hole, 9 hole and driving ranges if you take your holiday golf a bit more seriously.

The seaside is known for having theme parks and fairgrounds, and Great Yarmouth won't disappoint, with the Pleasure Beach, the Pleasure Beach Gardens, Joyland and the fairground at the end of Britannia Pier on the Golden Mile, and go-karts, giant slides and carousel rides in Hemsby too. Great Yarmouth's seafront is also home to a beautiful model village, set in an acre of landscaped gardens with a wonderful model railway running through. 

Large Broads cruisers can be hired at Martham and St. Olaves, but if you'd rather not pilot the boat yourself, take a trip out to see the seals basking on Scroby Sands from Central Beach or go for a leisurely cruise aboard the Gentleman Jim at Waterside.

Swimming in the sea is best between the lifeguards flags, but there's also an outdoor swimming pool at Burgh Castle, where you might also like to visit the astonishing Roman ruins.

Don't forget the wide range of outdoor animal attractions there are to visit locally, and Hirsty's Farm Park is great in high summer when the maize maze has grown tall.  

Family fun at the Pleasure Beach in Greater Yarmouth
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Messing about on the river

Canoe Hire

Great Yarmouth

Martham Boats in Martham near Great Yarmouth have canoes for hire, hirers can enjoy a pleasant canoe journey to either Hickling or Horsey Broad.


Great Yarmouth

Learn how to paddleboard at Martham Boats in Martham near Great Yarmouth. A fun outdoor learning experience.

Rowing Boat & Sailing Dinghy Hire

Great Yarmouth

Martham Boats in Martham near Great Yarmouth have rowing boats and sailing dinghies for hire.

Herbert Woods

The Broads

Explore the Norfolk Broads National Park from the water on board our Day Boats, Picnic Boats or Canoes.

Rowing boats & dinghies

Great Yarmouth

At The Waterside on the banks of Rollesby Broad, self-drive rowing or electric outboard dinghies seating three to six people are available to hire by the hour. Perfect for exploring this quiet stretch of water.

Norfolk Schools Sailing Association

Great Yarmouth

Norfolk Schools Sailing Association is a voluntary organisation and registered charity that teaches sailing to young people and adults at our NSSA Filby Centre. A recognised teaching organisation running courses for all abilities.

Hunters Yard

Great Yarmouth

Stand Up Paddleboarding


Learn Stand Up Paddleboarding in a fun and safe environment. Learn the basic strokes and be standing up and paddling by the end of the session. Build confidence around water and have great fun outdoors.

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