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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

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

Quiz Night

Quiz & India

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Test your knowledge & tickle your tastebuds Quiz with a selection of Indian food

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 27 Sep 2018

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

The Monthly Do

The Monthly Do

Fri 28 Sep 2018

A regular monthly shindig – a chance to kick back with friends and family, enjoy a drink, good food and an ever-changing programme of things to see and do.

End of the Pier Show

End of the Pier Show

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Come along for an evening of comedy, music and mayhem with Johnny Laff, Richard Beare, James Hearn, Michelle Batt and David Miles plus other supporting cast members and a few other surprises!

The Searchers

The Searchers

Fri 28 Sep 2018

The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room.

The Drill House Tea Dance

The Drill House Tea Dance

Sat 29 Sep 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!

Bye Bye Baby

Bye Bye Baby

Sat 29 Sep 2018

BYE BYE BABY present their JERSEY BOYS Tribute which tells the remarkable rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 29 Sep 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

Sun 30 Sep 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!

Blessing of the Nets

Blessing of the Nets Service & Herring Supper

Sun 30 Sep 2018

Come along to the annual blessing of the nets service followed by herring/fish fingers supper.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 1 Oct 2018

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

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Tue 2 Oct 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.

Summer Season Show

Summer Season Show

Tue 2 Oct 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.

Summer Season Show

Summer Season Show

Wed 3 Oct 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 4 Oct 2018

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

Illusions

Illusions

Fri 5 Oct 2018

This stunning spectacular features some of the world’s most mind-blowing feats of magic and Illusion.

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.

Big Band and Comedy

Big Band and Comedy

Sat 6 Oct 2018

The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band presents an evening of Big Band and Comedy, with special guest Olly Day.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 6 Oct 2018

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

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Sun 7 Oct 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 and from the UK.

Autumn Wedding Fair

Autumn Wedding Fair

Sun 7 Oct 2018

Brides and Grooms to be will not want to miss out on our Autumn Wedding Fair, packed with premier local wedding service providers and fabulous wedding entertainers to inspire you for your big day!

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

SwimRun

Sun 7 Oct 2018

SwimRun Fritton Lake is returning TWICE in 2018 after a sold out and very successful inaugural 2017 event. With trails through the pristine woodland of the privately owned Somerleyton Estate & beautiful views as you plunge into Fritton Lake

Britain's Got Talent Auditions

Britain's Got Talent Auditions

Sun 7 Oct 2018

If you think you’ve got a talent which can impress and entertain, now is the time to show us what you’ve got. Successful acts will then be in with a chance of securing a place at one of the judges’ auditions in 2019.

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!

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

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 leisure park featuring many rides and attractions.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Redwings Caldecott Visitor Centre

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

For a FREE and fun family day out, visit Redwings Caledcott and meet friendly rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules nose-to-nose. Redwings Caldecott is the rescue charity's largest visitor centre with over 100 residents.

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.

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