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Things to do in Great Yarmouth over winter

Just because it's cold outside, doesn't mean that there's nothing to do and nowhere to go from November to March. There's lots of attractions open over winter and in early spring, so you can still get out and about and have a great short break or day out at the coast in Great Yarmouth.

Indoor Fun

Jump Warehouse

From trampolining to huge ball pools, ten-pin bowling, quasar laser games and swimming pools, musuems, skating and racing, there's loads of fun to be had indoors over winter in Great Yarmouth.

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Outdoor attractions

Snow leopard cub at Thrigby

Wrap up warm and get out and about - visiting Great Yarmouth's attractions during winter is still great fun with outdoor heritage sites to explore, animal attractions to visit and greyhound and stock car racing to enjoy.

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Walking in winter

Winter walking

On a crisp dry day, take in the beautiful scenery around Great Yarmouth, along the coastline and in the surrounding villages. A winter walk is a great way to let of some energy and build up an appetite for tea and cake or a pub meal out.

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Winter - a great time for a short break

“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” said Alfred Wainwright. 

Inappropriate clothing doesn't really matter if you're enjoying yourself indoors at one of the many attractions still open over winter in Great Yarmouth, but if you're planning a trip to the zoo at Thrigby, Fritton Owl Sanctuary or Redwings, then you'd best have a look at the forecast or one of our webcams before you step out, just in case. 

If you're looking for somewhere for the kids to let off steam indoors over the school holidays or on a winter weekend, there are loads of options from indoor play centres to ten-pin bowling, quasar games and Jump Warehouse.

Indoor fun also includes Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, the award winning Time & Tide Museum and Jurassic Journey, the all-new dinosaur attraction on Great Yarmouth seafront.

If it's cold but dry, we heartily recommend wrapping up warm and going for a walk - there are loads of options to choose from including short walks, long walks, walks with a friendly pub or cosy tea room at the end, walks in the countryside or walks along the beach. 

If you haven't got any kids to think about, then please yourselves. Perhaps a trip to the golf course or the driving range, a relaxing day out at the spa, some retail therapy, a trip to the races or the casino might be more in order. 

Please note that some attractions are open daily over winter (most are not usually open on Christmas Day) and some are only open at weekends and in the school holidays, so do check their opening information carefully before you set out. 

Why not make a weekend of it and book somewhere to stay? Or perhaps you could plan a Twixmas break - going away for a few days after Christmas and before the New Year celebrations is becoming a really popular thing to do. 

Get your coat on and head out the door - there's so much to do, events to enjoy and attractions to visit in Great Yarmouth this winter.

Attractions open today

Richardson's Family Entertainment Centre

Whapload Road, Lowestoft, NR32 1TY

01502 519200

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.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Thrigby Hall, Filby, Norfolk, NR29 3DR

01493 369477

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

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

01493 844585

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.

Pensthorpe Natural Park

Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LN

01328 851465

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.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3AH

01493 330631

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...

Wroxham Miniature Worlds

Unit 7 Station Business Park, Horning Road, Hoveton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8QJ

01603 781728

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

The Caister Lifeboat Experience

Caister Lifeboat Station, Skippers Walk, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ

01493 722001

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

Camel Park Oasis

Orchard Farm, Cratfield Road, Linstead, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 0DT

07836 734748

Reopen 28 June! Farm attraction with lots of fun and interest for all the family. Meet camels, llamas, alpacas, goats and donkeys. Join in the cuddle- a-pet and feeding sessions with our smaller animals.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ

01603 270449

Reopen 6 July! 130 acres of ancient woodland with over 3.5 miles of paths. We have a tearoom, gift shop, bird hide, children's nature trail & plant sales area.

What's On this winter

Greyhound Racing

Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

Wed 30 Sep 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

Sat 3 Oct 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

Mon 5 Oct 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

Wed 7 Oct 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

Sat 10 Oct 2020

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

The Room

Ocean Room, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR31 6PP (3 miles, 4 km)

01493 667890

Sat 10 Oct 2020

The Room is back, so to bring you live music during this strange time we find ourselves in, we have firstly had to have all tables seating which will be waited service, this has meant numbers are reduced but we just like to call it cosy.

Dulce Duca's Fado Experience

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 331484

Sat 10 Oct 2020

Great Yarmouth, an English land with a taste of Portugal and we dedicate a night to treasure this culture – FADO – the nation’s historic traditional ‘soul’ music. A night with special guests and various other art forms.

Greyhound Racing

Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

Mon 12 Oct 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

Wed 14 Oct 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

Sat 17 Oct 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

Mon 19 Oct 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

Wed 21 Oct 2020

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

Halloween Spooktacular 2020

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 844172

Thu 22 - Fri 23 Oct 2020

The Halloween Spooktacular starring Jack Jay & Johnny Mac in a spooky family friendly show with all sorts of surprises and this year will be performed for the first time in the round.

Greyhound Racing

Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

Sat 24 Oct 2020

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

Halloween Spooktacular 2020

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 844172

Sat 24 Oct 2020

The Halloween Spooktacular starring Jack Jay & Johnny Mac in a spooky family friendly show with all sorts of surprises and this year will be performed for the first time in the round.

Halloween Spooktacular 2020

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 844172

Sun 25 Oct 2020

The Halloween Spooktacular starring Jack Jay & Johnny Mac in a spooky family friendly show with all sorts of surprises and this year will be performed for the first time in the round.

Radio Fun

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 331484

Sun 25 Oct 2020

Come and enjoy this original comedy revue performed in the finest traditions of classic BBC radio shows. This one act light programme of sketches has been specially written by television comedy writers Paul Minett and Brian Leveson.

Greyhound Racing

Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

Mon 26 Oct 2020

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

Halloween Spooktacular 2020

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 844172

Mon 26 - Tue 27 Oct 2020

The Halloween Spooktacular starring Jack Jay & Johnny Mac in a spooky family friendly show with all sorts of surprises and this year will be performed for the first time in the round.

Greyhound Racing

Yarmouth Stadium, Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (2 miles, 3 km)

01493 720343

Wed 28 Oct 2020

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

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