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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

Greyhound Racing

Sat 27 Feb 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 3 Mar 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Circus of Horrors Revamped & Rocking Adult Show

Fri 5 Mar 2021

The dark and deviant acts at a typically atypical performance mix together a witch’s brew of the rock theatrics of an Alice Cooper show with a heady combination of burlesque, steampunk, gothic horror, black comedy and Victorian freak shows.

Circus of Horrors Revamped & Rocking Adult Show

Sat 6 Mar 2021

The dark and deviant acts at a typically atypical performance mix together a witch’s brew of the rock theatrics of an Alice Cooper show with a heady combination of burlesque, steampunk, gothic horror, black comedy and Victorian freak shows.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 6 Mar 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 10 Mar 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 13 Mar 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 17 Mar 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 20 Mar 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 24 Mar 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 27 Mar 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 31 Mar 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 3 Apr 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 7 Apr 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 10 Apr 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 14 Apr 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 17 Apr 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 21 Apr 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 24 Apr 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 28 Apr 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 1 May 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 5 May 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Sat 8 May 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

Greyhound Racing

Wed 12 May 2021

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. Racing behind closed doors during lockdown.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 &...

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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...

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.

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.

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Great Yarmouth (7 miles, 11 km)

Now Open! Pettitts Animal Adventure Park near Great Yarmouth is best described as Norfolk's Premier Family Park. Meet animals from around the world, discover our adventure rides and enjoy our play areas!

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...

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

Reopen 10am-4pm 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

Sands Amusements

Hemsby (6 miles, 10 km)

Reopen 4 July! Sands Amusements in Hemsby near Great Yarmouth. Traditional seaside family fun open 364 days a year.

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