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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

Christmas Tree & Crib Festival

Christmas Tree and Crib Festival

Fri 8 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

The 7th Annual Christmas Tree & Crib Festival is a spectacular display of Christmas trees and cribs in the Minster, created by local community groups, businesses and schools.

Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland

Mon 6 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Our famous award winning Model Village & Gardens lit for Christmas with thousands of twinkling lights.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Thu 14 Dec 2017

Ohyesitiz Productions are pleased to return to present to you the family pantomime CINDERELLA. This year the Ugly Sisters are played by Des Barritt - Midsomer Murders and Thomas Howes - Downton Abbey plus full supporting cast and dancers

Little Kippers: Work, Work, Work!

Little Kippers: Work, Work, Work!

Thu 14 Dec 2017

Monthly event for children aged 18 months to 5 years and their parents/carers.

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.

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Thu 14 - Fri 15 Dec 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Cinderella

Cinderella

Fri 15 Dec 2017

Ohyesitiz Productions are pleased to return to present to you the family pantomime CINDERELLA. This year the Ugly Sisters are played by Des Barritt - Midsomer Murders and Thomas Howes - Downton Abbey plus full supporting cast and dancers

Marie Lloyd

Marie Lloyd

Fri 15 Dec 2017

The self-styled 'Queen of the 'Alls', Marie Lloyd sang to packed music halls from 1885 until 1922. Rachel Duffield tells Marie's entertaining rags-to-riches story, singing her songs along the way.

Messiah

Messiah

Fri 15 Dec 2017

In the Merry Opera Company's dramatisation of Handel's Messiah, twelve strangers seek spiritual comfort in their struggle to understand the world.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2017

Sat 16 Dec 2017

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Ohyesitiz Productions are pleased to return to present to you the family pantomime CINDERELLA. This year the Ugly Sisters are played by Des Barritt - Midsomer Murders and Thomas Howes - Downton Abbey plus full supporting cast and dancers

Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

St.Georges is back with their critically acclaimed and hugely successful pantomime. Following the incredible success of Robin Hood last year the team are back with their unique take on the Iconic "Dick Whittington"

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Sat 16 Dec 2017

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

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Come and visit Santa this Christmas in his grotto, just outside Market Gates on the Market Square. Tickets include a gift. Tickets available inside Market Gates Shopping Centre.

Santa's Post Office

Santa's Post Office

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Step into Santa's wooden post office for children of all ages to write and decorate a letter to Santa.

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Sat 16 Dec 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Time & Tide Museum

Time & Tide Museum - FREE Entry!

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Enjoy the Time and Tide Museum with FREE entry with a National Lottery ticket or scratch card.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Sun 17 Dec 2017

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.

Buffet Breakfast Party with Santa

Buffet Breakfast Party with Santa

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Join Santa for a buffet breakfast party with refreshments including a visit from Santa and a present. The breakfast will conclude with a Christmas story and festive singalong.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2017

Sun 17 Dec 2017

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Ohyesitiz Productions are pleased to return to present to you the family pantomime CINDERELLA. This year the Ugly Sisters are played by Des Barritt - Midsomer Murders and Thomas Howes - Downton Abbey plus full supporting cast and dancers

East Coast Santa Dash

East Coast Santa Dash

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Join in with the East Coast Santa Dash starting from Gorleston lower promenade (near the yacht pond), for a 5k race or 2k fun run, raising money for the East Coast Hospice.

Monsoon 2 The Christmas Bash

Monsoon 2 The Christmas Bash

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Ding, ding! Watch as contenders fight it out for titles such as British K1, Area Title, Veterana Area title with a Prestige Bout and a Ladies Prestige Bout.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Come and visit Santa this Christmas in his grotto, just outside Market Gates on the Market Square. Tickets include a gift. Tickets available inside Market Gates Shopping Centre.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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 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).

Enigma Pleasurewood HIlls Family Theme Park

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Lowestoft (7 miles, 11 km)

Set within 55 acres of enclosed coastal parkland on the Lowestoft coast and just 10 minutes from the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park has so much to do and explore.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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, Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

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.

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 venue plays host to up to 23 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.

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.

Reynolds of Caister

Reynolds of Caister Coach Trips

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Reynolds of Caister run a range of organised coach tours in the summer season to a number of popular destinations around Norfolk. Ask about our special events tours which are added to the tour programme throughout the season.

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.

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.

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