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Happiness guaranteed in Great Yarmouth on your holiday, short break or day trip

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Great Yarmouth is the ideal destination for seaside holidays, for long weekends or mid-week breaks, for day trips and for out of season getaways and is the perfect place for the kids to let off some steam and for you to relax, with fantastic summer firework displays on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the school summer holidays.

With more than 60 tourist attractions locally, including theme parks, animal attractions, adventure golf and racing as well as the whole of Norfolk and Suffolk to explore, there's loads of places to go and things to do, it's just a case of how much you can fit into your holiday, short break or day trip. You can easily entertain a whole family for at least a week, just take a look at some of our day trip ideas.

Our events calendar is well worth checking out, see what's on with some amazing festivals and outdoor events to visit. Festivals in September include the hugely popular Maritime Festival and the amazing Out There Festival.

There are stunning sandy beaches, beautiful Broads and gorgeous Norfolk countryside to explore and loads of things to see and do - take some time and plan your holiday, short break or day trip now.

Choosing where to stay is easy, with holiday parks in the countryside or by the sea, self-catering cottages, cosy B&Bs or a centrally located hotel with stunning sea views. There are plenty of sites for your tourer or tent as well and options for accessible holidays too. 

You can give our friendly Tourist Information Centre a call on 01493 846346, check out the weather on one of our two seafront webcams, or download our app for tourist information on the go on your Android or iPhone, 

Come to Great Yarmouth for your next British seaside holiday, there's so much to do, it's happiness guaranteed for everyone in your family. 

Events coming up

Stock Car Racing

Sun 9 Aug 2020

Reopen 9 August, book online! Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing.

Greyhound Racing

Mon 10 Aug 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Wed 12 Aug 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Sat 15 Aug 2020

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

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Sun 16 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Greyhound Racing

Mon 17 Aug 2020

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

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Mon 17 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Tue 18 - Sat 22 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 19 Aug 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Sat 22 Aug 2020

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

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Sun 23 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Greyhound Racing

Mon 24 Aug 2020

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

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Mon 24 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Tue 25 - Sat 29 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 26 Aug 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Sat 29 Aug 2020

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

Hemsby Herring Festival

Sun 30 Aug 2020

The Longshore Herring Festival returns to Hemsby beach in late August 2020 in celebration of the area's important fishing traditions and heritage.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Sun 30 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Greyhound Racing

Mon 31 Aug 2020

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

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Mon 31 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Tue 1 - Sat 5 Sep 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 2 Sep 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Sat 5 Sep 2020

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

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Sun 6 Sep 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Fun local attractions

Elizabethan House Museum

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

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.

Richardson's Family Entertainment Centre

Lowestoft (9 miles, 14 km)

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.

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Reopen 4 July! Pleasure Beach Gardens, Great Yarmouth, has plenty to entertain youngsters and the young at heart including a variety of amusements, Upside Down House, junior driving activities, 12 hole adventure golf & water fun games.

The Arc Cinema

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

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.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

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.

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Open! Great Yarmouth Market is open from Monday to Saturday. Market Days take place on Wednesdays & Saturdays (plus Fridays from Whitsun to October) with a huge variety of additional stalls on offer from fashion to garden accessories.

Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

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.

The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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 &...

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Racing behind closed doors. Great Yarmouth Racecourse hosts flat racing fixtures every month from April through to October. The excellent facilities are also available for weddings, conferences, parties, balls, banquets, concerts & events.

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Lowestoft (7 miles, 11 km)

Reopen 4 July! Pre-book your tickets. 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.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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...

Jurassic Journey

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Open! 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?

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Great Yarmouth (7 miles, 11 km)

Open 4 July! Pettitts Animal Adventure Park near Great Yarmouth is best described as three fun parks in one. Pettitts has rides galore, family entertainment, exotic and domestic animals and birds to see, animals to feed & pet.

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

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.

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hemsby (6 miles, 9 km)

Open 19 July! 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...

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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.

Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill

Great Yarmouth (9 miles, 15 km)

Perfect area for picnics. Mill opens to the public for events. Thurne Mill often attracts media attention for its iconic impact on the Broads landscape and it’s historical importance.

Palace Casino

Hemsby (6 miles, 10 km)

Reopen 4 July! Palace Casino in Hemsby, Great Yarmouth is an amusement arcade with a great range of games and machines, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Caister Lifeboat Station

Caister-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

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

The Tolhouse Gaol

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

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.

St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

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

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

Reopen date TBC.Fritton Owl Sanctuary, accessed via Fritton Plant Centre.A small, free to visit sanctuary provides shelter & care for unwanted & injured owls, where possible rehabilitating sick native owls to release them back into the wild

Castle Carvery

Caister-on-Sea (3 miles, 5 km)

Reopen 4 July! No need to book. Castle Carvery (Caister), near Great Yarmouth is the ideal venue for the whole family. Offering a variation of dishes & drinks for all ages, our lounge bar is the perfect place to relax with a drink.

The Mirage

Hemsby (6 miles, 10 km)

Reopen 4 July! The Mirage in Hemsby, Great Yarmouth is an amusement arcade with a great range of games and machines, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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