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

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Greater 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-caterings cottage, 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

Only in England

Only in England

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

See an exhibition of photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw.

Stars of the Sea

Stars of the Sea

Sat 10 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

Discover the ocean’s most amazing creatures this half-term at Sea Life Great Yarmouth’s all-new ‘Stars of the Sea’ event from 10th February.

Edith Piaf - Dreamcast Productions

The Story of Edith Piaf

Sun 25 Feb 2018

Dreamcast Productions is delighted to visit the beautiful St. George's Theatre with an intimate evening of the spellbinding songs and heartrending journey through the life and loves of ‘The Little Sparrow', Edith Piaf.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 26 Feb 2018

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

Quiz & Chilli Night

Quiz & Chilli Night

Wed 28 Feb 2018

One round of the quiz to be based around mexico Ticket includes a choice of beef Chilli con Carne or Vegetable chilli served topped with sour cream and served with basmati rice.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 1 Mar 2018

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

Oliver! By Stage Door Youth Theatre

Oliver!

Fri 2 Mar 2018

Stage Door Youth Theatre are proud to present the much loved - award winning - Lionel Bart Musical ?OLIVER? in Association with Musicscope.

Oliver! By Stage Door Youth Theatre

Oliver!

Sat 3 Mar 2018

Stage Door Youth Theatre are proud to present the much loved - award winning - Lionel Bart Musical ?OLIVER? in Association with Musicscope.

Abba Queens

Abba Queens

Sat 3 Mar 2018

Don't miss our glam-rocking extravaganza when Aba Queens visit us for an evening of hits from the legendary super-group Abba.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 3 Mar 2018

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

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Sun 4 Mar 2018

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.

Strawberry Walks at Wind Energy Museum

Strawberry Walks

Sun 4 Mar 2018

Stroll down to the river and walk along the picturesque river bank to Thurne Mill where wind permitting we can get the huge sails turning in the wind. Then back to the museum for a winter warmer lunch or strawberry cream tea.

Oliver! By Stage Door Youth Theatre

Oliver!

Sun 4 Mar 2018

Stage Door Youth Theatre are proud to present the much loved - award winning - Lionel Bart Musical ?OLIVER? in Association with Musicscope.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 5 Mar 2018

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 8 Mar 2018

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

Farndale - Macbeth

Farndale - Macbeth

Thu 8 - Sat 10 Mar 2018

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society ladies mount yet another assault on the classics with a startlingly original production of Macbeth staged to get them to the Welwyn Garden City Finals.

Circus of Horrors - Voodoo

Circus of Horrors - Voodoo

Thu 8 - Fri 9 Mar 2018

The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts all woven into a sensational shock/horror story and the darkest of magic – taking the show to a whole new level, it’s driven by a mainly original soundscape

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

Fri 9 Mar 2018

Bongo's Bingo hosts the most outrageous bingo known to man. Expect impromptu raves, dance offs and prizes so bad they’re good. Bongo’s Bingo turns a predisposed evening of bingo on its head and we promise you that you’ll love every second.'

Drill House Talk

Drill House Talk

Sat 10 Mar 2018

The Drill House is 150 years old! We’ve been celebrating with a number of events over the past few months and in March, local historian Roger Silver joins us to explore just some of the history of this fine old building.

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Bongo's Bingo hosts the most outrageous bingo known to man. Expect impromptu raves, dance offs and prizes so bad they’re good. Bongo’s Bingo turns a predisposed evening of bingo on its head and we promise you that you’ll love every second.'

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 10 Mar 2018

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

Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers

Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers promises to be a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his Legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers.

Hemsby Village Hall

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Sun 11 Mar 2018

This Fair offers a wide array of items, everyone will find that the atmosphere is casual and relaxed and one will get the feeling that, it represents a fun outing, spent browsing the stalls and picking up something appealing to take home.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 12 Mar 2018

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

Fun local attractions

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Hemsby (6 miles, 9 km)

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!

Elizabethan House

Elizabethan House Museum

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Explore four centuries of history under one roof. Stroll around the period rooms in this Tudor merchants house with a free audio tour and try on Tudor costumes.

St Georges Theatre

St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

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!

The Tower

The Tower

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

The Tower Complex, Great Yarmouth, is an all-in-one leisure & entertainment complex. Fun family activities, Jurassic Journey, a viewing tower, eateries, clubs & bars and live entertainment are all under one roof.

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

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

Caister Castle Car Collection

Caister Castle Car Collection

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 5 km)

Caister Castle Car collection near Caister Great Yarmouth, probably the largest private collection of motor vehicles in Great Britain

Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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.

Snow Leopard Cub born in 2015

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

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.

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Lowestoft (7 miles, 11 km)

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.

The Boat House

The Boathouse

Great Yarmouth (6 miles, 9 km)

Set in 11 acres of beautiful countryside on the banks of the Trinity Broads, The Boathouse, Ormesby is a spectacular country fayre pub and wedding venue. Exposed brickwork, 2 open fireplaces and oak beams make for a welcoming spot.

The Waterside

The Waterside Rollesby

Great Yarmouth (6 miles, 10 km)

The Waterside Rollesby - a boating, wildlife, leisure and dining experience not to be missed! Enjoy a fun and informative guided tour of the Broad on the Edwardian launch, 'Gentleman Jim' (approx 30 minutes).

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Pleasure Beach Gardens

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

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.

Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

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

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Great Yarmouth Racecourse plays host to up to 24 flat racing fixtures per year usually from Easter to October (23 fixtures in 2018). Facilities available for weddings, conferences, Christmas parties, balls , banquets and concerts.

Wellington Pier

Wellington Pier

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Built in 1854, the Wellington Pier was only the seventh pier to be constructed in Britain. Following significant reconstruction, the pier has a bright and airy ten-pin bowling alley and a family-friendly amusement arcade.

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

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.

The Hippodrome Circus

The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

When it comes to sport which is fast & furious, Yarmouth Stadium in Great Yarmouth is the place to be. Greyhound racing action takes place every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

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.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Dive into the underwater world of SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to tropical sharks.

Marina Centre Tropical Pool (Indoor Swimming)

Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Come & visit the Marina Leisure Centre in Great Yarmouth with their beach style leisure pool with wave machine, slide and fun sessions with the giant wipeout inflatable weekdays during school holidays and every weekend throughout the year.

Norfolk & Nelson Museum

Nelson Museum

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

The Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth offers you the chance to find out more about local hero, Admiral Lord Nelson, and the times in which he lived.

Palace Casino - Amusement Arcade

Palace Casino

Hemsby (6 miles, 10 km)

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.

Ernie's Arts & Crafts

Great Yarmouth Painting & Arts

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Great Yarmouth Painting & Arts is the perfect place to learn something new from renowned local artist Ernie Childs. Painting classes available in various mediums Tuesday & Wednesday mornings, please telephone for more details.

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