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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

Time & Tide Courtyard Demonstration

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Time and Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX

01493 743930

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. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950's fish wharf.

What's On this winter

The World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters

Just 2020 World Indoor Bowls Championships

Potters Resort, Coast Road, Hopton-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR31 9BX (5 miles, 8 km)

0333 3207 497

Fri 10 - Sun 26 Jan 2020

The Just 2020 World Indoor Bowls Championships return to Potters Resort at Hopton-on-Sea in Norfolk for 17 days between Friday 10th and Sunday 26th January 2020

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Sat 18 Jan 2020

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

The Glamtastics

The Glamtastics

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

01493 331484

Sat 18 Jan 2020

The Glamtastics are a 5 piece Glam Rock band from Norwich, with some of the finest musicians in the country. They are dedicated to reproducing the glitz of the 70s Glam Rock era.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

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

01493 440539

Sun 19 Jan 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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Mon 20 Jan 2020

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Thu 23 Jan 2020

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

A Sparkle In Time

A Sparkle In Time

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

01493 662832

Thu 23 - Sat 25 Jan 2020

Bringing back the days of sparkle and glitz. A step through time with songs and dances from movies and musicals to get your toes tapping.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Sat 25 Jan 2020

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

Bon Giovi

Bon Giovi

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

01493 331484

Sat 25 Jan 2020

BON GIOVI are the World’s Premier look-alike and sound alike Tribute to the New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Mon 27 Jan 2020

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

Rocketman

Rocketman

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

01493 331484

Tue 28 Jan 2020

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell and Richard Madden. A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Thu 30 Jan 2020

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Sat 1 Feb 2020

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

I, amdram

I, amdram

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

01493 331484

Sat 1 Feb 2020

In this solo performance, Maxwell makes a prodigal’s return to the musty vibrancy of amateur dramatics – her family’s consuming passion for 89 years and four generations.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

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

01493 440539

Sun 2 Feb 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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Mon 3 Feb 2020

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

Spacepots and Astrophotography Exhibition

Spacepots and Astrophotography Exhibition

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

01603 270449

Tue 4 - Sun 9 Feb 2020

To coincide with Star Night on 8 February, an exhibition of spacepots by Michelle Daniels - Potter and astrophotography by Shaun Reynolds and Chris Grimmer.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Thu 6 Feb 2020

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

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

01493 720343

Sat 8 Feb 2020

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

Star Night

Star Night

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

01603 227449

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Telescopes, talks and teas all evening with the friendly astronomers from Norwich Astronomical Society. Please feel welcome to bring your own telescope. Wrap up warm.

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