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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

Jawsome Sharks

Jawsome Sharks

Tue 26 Mar - Mon 6 May 2019

Take a dive into the deep at SEA LIFE GREAT YARMOUTH this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfill the mission of finding the missing shark teeth.

Easter Fair

Easter Fair

Thu 25 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Great Yarmouth's annual Easter fair returns for four days from 25 April to 28 April 2019.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 25 Apr 2019

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

A Night at the Music Hall

A Night at the Music Hall

Thu 25 - Fri 26 Apr 2019

Dusmagrik Young People's Theatre company return to the Pavilion to present A Night At The Music Hall.

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Fri 26 Apr 2019

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, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

A Night at the Music Hall

A Night at the Music Hall

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Dusmagrik Young People's Theatre company return to the Pavilion to present A Night At The Music Hall.

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Sat 27 Apr 2019

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, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

East Coast Triathlon

East Coast Triathlon

Sat 27 Apr 2019

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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 27 Apr 2019

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

East Coast Triathlon

East Coast Triathlon

Sun 28 Apr 2019

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.

The Great and the Good

The Great and the Good

Sun 28 Apr 2019

Great Yarmouth has played host to a number of great visitors but has also been home to many of its own special people.

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Sun 28 Apr 2019

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, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

Merci Pour La Musique

Merci Pour La Musique

Sun 28 Apr 2019

Dreamcast Productions continue their love affair with iconic French singers and songwriters in 'Merci Pour La Musique', a musical odyssey of famous songs, and their sometimes unexpected French origins.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 29 Apr 2019

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

The Finest Quay in Europe

The Finest Quay in Europe

Tue 30 Apr 2019

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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 2 May 2019

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 4 May 2019

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

BBC New Comedy

BBC New Comedy

Sat 4 May 2019

Following the success of their last visit BBC New Comedy return to St. George's with another night of laughter!

Whole Lotta Shakin'

Whole Lotta Shakin'

Sat 4 May 2019

"Whole Lotta Shakin'" - A Tribute to Shakin' Stevens. The rags to riches story based on the 40 hit’s of the Rock ‘n’ Roll icon and legend.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Sun 5 May 2019

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 and from the UK.

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Sun 5 May 2019

Come and enjoy Martham's popular annual scarecrow festival and Mayfair with activities centred around the village green.

Strawberry Walks

Strawberry Walks

Sun 5 May 2019

Starting off from the Wind Energy Museum, enjoy being led along the riverbank to the beautiful village of Thurne arriving at Thurne Mill to see the mill in action (wind permitting).

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Sun 5 May 2019

Over the years, Great Yarmouth’s seafront has played host to many famous names and faces. Take a trip down memory lane with one of our heritage guides.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Sun 5 May 2019

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

Fun local attractions

Elizabethan House Museum

Elizabethan House Museum

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Explore four centuries of history under one roof. Stroll around the period rooms in this Elizabethan merchants home, from the Victorian kitchen and scullery to the grand Elizabethan rooms upstairs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Castle Carvery

Castle Carvery

Caister-on-Sea (3 miles, 5 km)

Castle Carvery (Caister), Great Yarmouth is a great place to enjoy a drink with family & friends, or a meal in our restaurant. We also have great indoor & outdoor play areas for the kids.

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 hosts flat racing fixtures every month from April through to October. The excellent facilities are also available for weddings, conferences, Christmas parties, balls , banquets, concerts and other events.

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.

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.

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.

Prison Cells - The Tolhouse

The Tolhouse Gaol

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Visit one of the UK's oldest gaols, dating back to the 12th century. See the original cells and discover the fate of the thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers who were confined here.

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.

Thurne Mill

Thurne Dyke Drainage Mill

Great Yarmouth (9 miles, 15 km)

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