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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.

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Sat 21 Apr 2018

In a world of grinning twins - cracked nursery rhyme characters - gallantry and madness - Alice is about to see things are seldom what they seem. This amateur production is a dark and dramatic musical for adults and children.

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Sat 21 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!

East Coast Triathlon

East Coast Triathlon

Sat 21 Apr 2018

SWIM, RIDE, RUN at the East Coast Triathlon. This Super Sprint annual triathlon event in Great Yarmouth consists of a 250m pool swim, a 16km cycling circuit and a 3km run along the promenade.

An Evening with Billy Joe Saunders

An Evening with Billy Joe Saunders

Sat 21 Apr 2018

Gold Star Promotions proudly presents an evening with the undefeated Middleweight Champion of the world, Billy Joe Saunders.

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

Sat 21 Apr 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 21 Apr 2018

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

Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance

Sat 21 Apr 2018

An unfortunate case of mishearing initiates the plot for The Pirates of Penzance, resulting in a dramatic change of direction for Frederic who sets course to become a pirate rather than a ‘pilot’!

East Coast Triathlon

East Coast Triathlon

Sun 22 Apr 2018

SWIM, RIDE, RUN at the East Coast Triathlon. This Super Sprint annual triathlon event in Great Yarmouth consists of a 250m pool swim, a 16km cycling circuit and a 3km run along the promenade.

Monica's Mindfulness Walks

Monica's Mindfulness Walks

Sun 22 Apr 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.

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Sun 22 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!

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Sun 22 Apr 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 22 Apr 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 23 Apr 2018

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

Quiz & Great British Desserts Night

Quiz & Great British Desserts Night

Mon 23 Apr 2018

One round of the quiz to be based on ST GEORGE. Ticket includes a selection of traditional British desserts

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...

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).

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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