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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

Drawn to the Coast - Gallery Shot

Drawn to the Coast: Turner, Constable, Cotman

Wed 30 May - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Explore Great Yarmouth and its coast through the lives and works of Turner, Constable and Cotman at Time & Tide Museum this summer

Burgh Castle Roman Fort

Free Guided Tours

Sun 3 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Free guided tours at Burgh Castle every Sunday, June - September 2018

Caister Carnival & Village Experience

Caister Carnival & Village Experience

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Come along to Caister Carnival and Village Experience Day to see the Carnival Queen, a dog show by Mad Dogs, performances in the main ring by local groups and browse lots of stalls.

Burgh Castle Village Fun Day

Burgh Castle Village Fun Day

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Join in with some fun activities for the Burgh Castle Village Fun Day including a fun dog shop & agility display, ring events, stalls, refreshments and Razz & Auntie Pearl will be running a clown workshop.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Sun 24 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St Georges Theatre in June for a celebration of real ale, ciders and live music. With a choice of real ales and ciders the 12th annual Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival promises somet

Sun, Sea, Stars & Circus Heritage Guided Walk

Sun, Sea, Stars & Circus Heritage Guided Walk

Sun 24 Jun 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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 25 Jun 2018

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

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Tue 26 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Rows are full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained tour guides will tell you stories of the wealthy merchants that lived at one end and of the bars and brothels that had their place at the other!

Summer Season Show

Summer Season Show

Tue 26 Jun 2018

Gypsy Productions returns to bring you an another great night of entertainment with song, dance and comedy with Nigel 'Boy' Syer, Olly Day, Lisa Marie and Andy Pelos along with a full supporting cast of dancers plus Sue King.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 28 Jun 2018

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

Martham Fun Carnival

Martham Fun Carnival

Fri 29 Jun - Sun 1 Jul 2018

A weekend of fun for the whole family! A variety of stalls to browse, delicious food and drink, live music and lots more entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Horse Racing

Fri 29 Jun 2018

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

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

Fri 29 Jun 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.'

Great Yarmouth Casefile: Live Mystery Games

Great Yarmouth Casefile: Live Mystery Games

Sat 30 Jun - Sun 1 Jul 2018

24 Secret locations across Great Yarmouth host two truly exciting days out like nothing else.. Delve into Yarmouth's past in a thrilling adventure for all ages as you examine the case-files, question real witnesses and collect the clues.

Making Markets Matter

Making Markets Matter

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Free fun for all the family as Great Yarmouth Market welcomes the National Market Traders Federation. Join in with a basketball shootout, voucher vault, giveaways, face painting and meet Victor the Lion.

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

Sat 30 Jun 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.'

Counterfeit Quo

Counterfeit Quo

Sat 30 Jun 2018

CELEBRATING FOUR DECADES OF STATUS QUO - THE U.K.'S LONGEST RUNNING QUO TRIBUTE ACT - COUNTERFEIT QUO

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 30 Jun 2018

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

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Sun 1 Jul 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 1 Jul 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.

Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection

Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection

Sun 1 Jul 2018

The only historical collection of wind engines in Britain, demonstrating the history of Norfolk drainage, with an example of a working scoop wheel. Examples are also held of pumps from America & Australia. Fascinating collection.

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Isolated on the east coast, fear of pirates and invasion gave the people of Great Yarmouth a distinct last frontier mentality. Once King John granted the town its Charter, a wall was the answer.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Sun 1 Jul 2018

Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 2 Jul 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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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 & 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Norfolk Pillar / Nelson's Monument

The Norfolk Pillar/ Nelson's Monument

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Nelsons Monument. Standing at over 43 metres high and almost 190 years old, this unique landmark is a Grade 1 listed building and the county's memorial to Norfolks most famous son.

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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