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

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

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Thu 29 Mar - Sun 29 Apr 2018

Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for a brand new pirate adventure. Pirates Live! is without a doubt the UK’s no.1 Live action Pirate show, featuring acrobats, fire breathers, daredevils and of course lots of rum too!

Afternoon Tea...Just for Grown Ups

Afternoon Tea...Just for Grown Ups

Sat 7 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

If you love having afternoon tea, why not try this one which is just for grown ups! Delicious treats include Salmon Vodka Gravadlax finger sandwiches, a gin & tonic cupcake and a chocolate orange & champagne mousse.

The Finest Quay In Europe Heritage Guided Walk

The Finest Quay In Europe Heritage Guided Walk

Tue 24 Apr 2018

New for 2018! In the early 18th century Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as 'The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe'. Hear about its fascinating history and see some of the fine examples of Georgian architecture.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Horse Racing

Tue 24 Apr 2018

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for a day at the races.

The Fureys

The Fureys

Wed 25 Apr 2018

As part of their 40th Anniversary tour, Irish Legends, the Fureys perform a great night of music, songs and stories.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 26 Apr 2018

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

Swinging My Way to Love

Swinging My Way to Love

Thu 26 - Fri 27 Apr 2018

a fun filled musical. Featuring the music of Frank Sinatra - to compliment the story. You'll be singing - laughing and smiling the whole night through. Swinging My Way To Love brought to you by Total Productions.

Broads Outdoors Festival

Broads Outdoors Festival

Sat 28 Apr - Sun 13 May 2018

The 2018 Outdoors Festival is here! Check out our events calendar for two weeks of amazing outdoor events including kayaking trips, guided walks, wildlife identification and more...

Alice and the Matter at Pleasurewood Hills

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

The Mad Hatter and Alice have brought an exciting, interactive dining experience to Pleasurewood Hills and want you to join them!

Broads Outdoors Festival

Try Canoeing for FREE

Sat 28 Apr 2018

Never canoed but always fancied having a go? Now you can with a free taster session of up to 1 hour at a Broads Canoe Hire Association Centre (weather permitting).

Broads Outdoors Festival

Try Canoeing for FREE

Sat 28 Apr 2018

Never canoed but always fancied having a go? Now you can with a free taster session of up to 1 hour at a Broads Canoe Hire Association Centre (weather permitting).

Great Yarmouth Chess Congress

Great Yarmouth Chess Congress

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

The 2018 Great Yarmouth Chess Congress returns to the Great Yarmouth Town Hall. Two days of intense strategic competition will take place with a number of big cash prizes to be won.

Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection

Wind Energy Museum Open Day

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

Come and visit our unique museum and enjoy a guided tour around our exhibits showing the history of the drainage of the Broads. Light refreshments available, family friendly, access for disabled visitors

The Drill House Tea Dance

The Drill House Tea Dance

Sat 28 Apr 2018

The Ragroof DJs will be playing authentic music from the 20s to the 50s and bring their trademark instant dance classes. Polish up your dancing shoes and join us!

Supersonic

Supersonic

Sat 28 Apr 2018

A Madchester tribute featuring noasis, The Complete Stone Roses, Tom Hingley and the Kar-pets with special guest Bez from Happy Mondays with a legendary DJ set and a VIP meet and greet.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 28 Apr 2018

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

Northern Soul with Edwin Starr Band

Northern Soul with Edwin Starr Band

Sat 28 Apr 2018

New headline act - The Edwin Starr band AKA The Team plus support from Northern Soul songstress Frankie Heart - Two Top Northern Soul Acts that will help you experience the Wigan Casino days PLUS two top Northern soul DJ's.

Broads Discovery Day

Broads Discovery Day

Sun 29 Apr 2018

Meet at the Wind Energy Museum to enjoy a fun filled day including a riverside walk to Thurne Mill, a Wherry trip, a tour of the Wind Energy Museum and lunch.

Sun, Sea, Stars & Circus Heritage Guided Walk

Sun, Sea, Stars & Circus Heritage Guided Walk

Sun 29 Apr 2018

New for 2018! Over the years, Great Yarmouth's seafront has played host to many famous names and faces. Take a trip down memory lane and learn how the holiday and entertainment industry has played its part in how the seafront looks today.

Great Yarmouth Brass Spring Concert

Great Yarmouth Brass Spring Concert

Sun 29 Apr 2018

Enjoy a Brass Spring Concert with all profits going towards the Mayor;'s charities - Heart 2 Heart, Palliative Care and Cinamon Trust.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 30 Apr 2018

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

Eel Sett Guided Walk

Eel Sett Guided Walk

Tue 1 May 2018

Enjoy a 3-mile (5km) walk on established footpaths (including the Weavers' Way) and some minor roads. There is uneven ground but there are no assents. Visit a church, a traditional eel sett and a bird hide overlooking a nature reserve.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Horse Racing

Tue 1 May 2018

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for a day at the races.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 3 May 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Time & Tide Courtyard Demonstration

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 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.

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.

Showtime at Gorleston Pavilion

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.

Reynolds of Caister

Reynolds of Caister Coach Trips

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Reynolds of Caister run a range of organised coach tours in the summer season to a number of popular destinations around Norfolk. Ask about our special events tours which are added to the tour programme throughout the season.

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Fritton Owl Sanctuary

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

Fritton Owl Sanctuary, accessed via Fritton Plant Centre, is a small, free to visit sanctuary that provides shelter and care for unwanted and injured owls, where possible rehabilitating sick native owls to release them back into the wild.

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.

Great Yarmouth Painting & Arts

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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