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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

Circus

Circus! Show of Shows

Sat 6 Oct 2018 - Sun 3 Mar 2019

Part of a nationwide museums partnership, this exhibition details the origins of Circus from the Ancient Greek ‘Hippodrome’ through to the last 250 years and beyond.

The Great Yarmouth Project

The Great Yarmouth Project

Wed 21 Nov - Sat 8 Dec 2018

The Great Yarmouth Project is a collaborative exhibition about the town and its people, featuring the work of artist Bruer Tidman and photographer Mark Cator.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 22 Nov 2018

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

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

Fri 23 - Sat 24 Nov 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.'

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Stage Door Youth Theatre return to the Pavilion with the much loved Charles Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol - The Musical'

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Stage Door Youth Theatre return to the Pavilion with the much loved Charles Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol - The Musical'

The Drill House Tea Dance

The Drill House Tea Dance

Sat 24 Nov 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!

Dance Pique Winter Showcase

Dance Pique Winter Showcase

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Dance Pique are delighted to be returning to St George's Theatre to perform their Winter Showcase.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 24 Nov 2018

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

Gorleston Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On & Fireworks

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Gorleston High Street Christmas lights switch on and firework display takes place on Sunday 25 November 2018. Great fun for all the family.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Stage Door Youth Theatre return to the Pavilion with the much loved Charles Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol - The Musical'

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 26 Nov 2018

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 29 Nov 2018

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

Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Christmas in Great Yarmouth officially gets underway when the Christmas lights are switched on!

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Fri 30 Nov 2018

The Christmas Fayre will no doubt get you into the Christmas spirit and it gives you a perfect chance to get your loved ones some fitting gifts this year, an event not to be missed.

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Come and enjoy the 2018 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment as part of the Great Yarmouth Winter Festival.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Sat 1 Dec 2018

The Christmas Fayre will no doubt get you into the Christmas spirit and it gives you a perfect chance to get your loved ones some fitting gifts this year, an event not to be missed.

Santa's Post Office

Santa's Post Office

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Dec 2018

Assisted by Santa’s Elves and taking some inspiration for their letter from the Magical Post Office the children will be able to write and decorate their letter and post it in Santa's Enchanted Post Box and watch it make its way to Lapland.

G & S Singers Festive Sparkles

G & S Singers Festive Sparkles

Sat 1 Dec 2018

G&S Singers are starting off the Christmas month of December by bringing some Festive Sparkle to Gorleston.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 1 Dec 2018

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

Lardal Kantori Choir

The Lardal Kantori Norwegian Choir

Sat 1 Dec 2018

A unique opportunity to enjoy a performance by the Norwegian choir, Lardal Kantori, who are visiting the town as part of the annual Christmas Fayre.

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!

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.

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.

Splashpad

Gorleston Splashpad

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

Splashpad at Gorleston-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth is a fun wet play area for children with fountain sprays, jet streams and buckets of tipping water.

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.

Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Adventure play

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Great Yarmouth (7 miles, 11 km)

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.

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.

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.

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!

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