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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

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Thrigby Hall, Filby, Norfolk, NR29 3DR

01493 369477

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

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

Richardson's Family Entertainment Centre

Whapload Road, Lowestoft, NR32 1TY

01502 519200

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.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3AH

01493 330631

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 ready to be amazed

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.

Pensthorpe Natural Park

Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LN

01328 851465

Multiple WINNER of Norfolk's Best Large Attraction, Pensthorpe Natural Park is a naturally inspiring family day out, with 700 acres of wildlife, gardens, adventure and indoor play!

Camel Park Oasis

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

07836 734748

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.

BeWILDerwood

Horning Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8JW

01692 633033

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!

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ

01603 270449

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.

Wind Energy Museum - The Morse Collection

Wind Energy Museum-The Morse Collection, Marsh Road (Off Staithe Road), Repps With Bastwick, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5JU

01692 670204

The Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection at Repps with Bastwick near Great Yarmouth is the only historical collection of wind engines in Britain, demonstrating the history of Norfolk drainage, with an example of a working scoop wheel.

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

Sat 6 Jun 2020

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

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ (10 miles, 17 km)

01603 270449

Sat 6 Jun 2020

Boat trip from Fairhaven Garden to St Benet's Abbey with a 45 minute guided tour of the abbey.

American & Classic Car Display

Anchor Plaza, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EN (0 miles, 1 km)

01493 440539

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Join the East Coast Pirates Car Club throughout the year at the Anchor Plaza to enjoy some of the finest classic vehicles ever to be produced by Uncle Sam and from the UK.

Quayside & Seaside Heritage Guided Walk

Gorleston-on-Sea Promenade, Gorleston Beach, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6DQ (3 miles, 4 km)

01493 846346

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Situated due south of Great Yarmouth on the other side of the River Yare, the beautiful promenade is the starting point for a guided walk filled with stories and local history.

Stock Car Racing

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

01493 720343

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing.

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Mon 8 Jun 2020

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

The Finest Quay in Europe Heritage Guided Walk

Historic South Quay, South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2RG (0 miles, 1 km)

01493 846346

Tue 9 Jun 2020

In the early 18th century Great Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as 'The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe'.

Horse Racing (afternoon)

Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AU (1 miles, 2 km)

01493 842527

Wed 10 - Thu 11 Jun 2020

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for an afternoon at the races.

Wildlife Canoe Trails

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ (10 miles, 17 km)

01603 270449

Wed 10 Jun 2020

Spend the day exploring our Woodland and Water Garden, breaking only to enjoy your gentle summer evening canoe paddle along Broadland waterways with Free Spirit Canoe Tours

Evening Boat Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ (10 miles, 17 km)

01603 270449

Wed 10 Jun 2020

Evening boat cruise along the River Bure to view St Benet's Abbey.

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Thu 11 Jun 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Sat 13 Jun 2020

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

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ (10 miles, 17 km)

01603 270449

Sat 13 Jun 2020

Boat trip from Fairhaven Garden to St Benet's Abbey with a 45 minute guided tour of the abbey.

Country Superstars

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP (3 miles, 4 km)

01493 662832

Sat 13 Jun 2020

The Country Superstars hosted by Europe’s No1 DollyParton Tribute Act Sarah Jayne (now in her 25th Year) and Award Winning VocalImpersonator Andy Crust, who take us on a journey back in time through the history of Country Music.

Waterways and Holidays - Heritage Guided Walk

The Waterways, North Drive, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4EW (1 miles, 1 km)

01493 846346

Sun 14 Jun 2020

Learn about North Drive and its Victorian beginnings when you join our fully trained guide on this relaxed and informative walk through Great Yarmouth's famous Waterways.

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Mon 15 Jun 2020

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

Rows,Fishwives & Red Herrings Heritage Guided Walk

The Fishermen's Hospital, The Fishermens Hospital, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1ND (0 miles, 0 km)

01493 846346

Tue 16 Jun 2020

The Great Yarmouth Rows are full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained tour guides will tell you stories of the wealthy merchants that lived at one end and of the bars and brothels that had their place at the other!

Wildlife Canoe Trails

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ (10 miles, 17 km)

01603 270449

Wed 17 Jun 2020

Spend the day exploring our Woodland and Water Garden, breaking only to enjoy your gentle summer evening canoe paddle along Broadland waterways with Free Spirit Canoe Tours

Evening Boat Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ (10 miles, 17 km)

01603 270449

Wed 17 Jun 2020

Evening boat cruise along the River Bure to view St Benet's Abbey.

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Thu 18 Jun 2020

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

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