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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.

World Indoor Bowls Championships

World Indoor Bowls Championships

Fri 12 - Sun 28 Jan 2018

The countdown is on to the electrifying Just Retirement World Indoor Bowls Championships which returns to Potters Resort.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 18 Jan 2018

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

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Thu 18 - Fri 19 Jan 2018

Triple T Productions are thrilled to be returning to the Pavilion Theatre with their all new - fun-filled - family pantomime 'Beauty and the Beast'.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Triple T Productions are thrilled to be returning to the Pavilion Theatre with their all new - fun-filled - family pantomime 'Beauty and the Beast'.

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

Sat 20 Jan 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 20 Jan 2018

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

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Sun 21 Jan 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.

Monica's Mindfulness Walks

Monica's Mindfulness Walks

Sun 21 Jan 2018

We’re pleased to introduce our new Mindfulness walks starting in 2018. Join Mindfulness Walking Guide Monica Porter and discover a new way to take a break from the busy world.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 22 Jan 2018

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 25 Jan 2018

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

Sean Goodman's OMG Show

Sean Goodman's OMG Show

Fri 26 Jan 2018

OMG is an interactive show, suitable for all ages, like no other. Afterwards, you will believe in Magic.

80's Night

80's Night

Sat 27 Jan 2018

What a night! One Ticket = Duran Duran - Spandau Ballet - Prince - Madonna

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 27 Jan 2018

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

The Fit Fest 2018

The Fit Fest 2018

Sun 28 Jan 2018

15 Classes over 3 rooms featuring some of the most well-known and passionate instructors within the local area, we're incredibly excited to bring you this event. Classes will include Bootybarre, Yoga, Boxercise, Zumba and Pilates.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 29 Jan 2018

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

Quiz & Curry Night

Quiz & Curry Night

Wed 31 Jan 2018

One round of the quiz to be based around curry Ticket includes a choice of Beef madras or Sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry. Served with boiled rice, mini naan bread, poppadoms and pickles.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 1 Feb 2018

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

Cash on Delivery

Cash on Delivery

Thu 1 - Sat 3 Feb 2018

A Comedy/Farce by Michael Cooney - son of Ray Cooney. Eric Swan (aided by his Uncle George and unbeknown to his wfife - Linda) has pocketed thousands of pounds through fraudulent DSS claims.

Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights

Thu 1 Feb 2018

Circus just got sexy with Forbidden Nights giving you an evening to remember with thrills, fantasy and forbidden thoughts at every turn! Jam-packed with action from opener till finale, they will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Ska Weekend

Ska Weekend

Fri 2 Feb 2018

Come to a Ska Weekend with 1 or 2 Ska nights to choose from or come to both and make a weekend of it with our special Ska Package.

Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights

Fri 2 Feb 2018

Circus just got sexy with Forbidden Nights giving you an evening to remember with thrills, fantasy and forbidden thoughts at every turn! Jam-packed with action from opener till finale, they will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 3 Feb 2018

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

Ska Weekend

Ska Weekend

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Come to a Ska Weekend with 1 or 2 Ska nights to choose from or come to both and make a weekend of it with our special Ska Package.

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!

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!

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.

Enigma 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.

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Great Yarmouth Market is open from Monday to Saturday. Mark 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.

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.

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. New for 2016 - the Merrivale Eye!

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lost World Adventure Golf

Lost World Adventure Golf

Hemsby (6 miles, 10 km)

A stunning, dinosaur themed minigolf course. Nine holes of family fun, and why not try your hand at ‘panning for gold’ while you’re here! Floodlit at dusk.

Caister Lifeboat Information Centre

Caister Lifeboat Station

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

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

Rescued donkeys at Redwings Caldecott.

Redwings Caldecott Visitor Centre

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

For a FREE and fun family day out, visit Redwings Caledcott and meet friendly rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules nose-to-nose. Redwings Caldecott is the rescue charity's largest visitor centre with over 100 residents.

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