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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

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.

Christmas Tree & Crib Festival

Christmas Tree & Crib Festival

Fri 7 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Discover over 50 trees from local schools, businesses and societies in the 8th annual Christmas Tree & Crib Festival.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Market

Great Yarmouth Christmas Market

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

A mixture of beautifully decorated wooden chalets and gazebos will take shape in the Market Square, creating a perfect festive atmosphere.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

Dick Comes Again!

Dick Comes Again!

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

We are VERY excited to see the return of Dick in his new (Strictly Adult Only!) adventure, Dick Comes Again. This show contains a lot of adult themes and strong language, so please over 18's only!

Santa's Post Office

Santa's Post Office

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Assisted by Santa’s Elves and taking some inspiration for their letter from the Magical Post Office the children will be able to write and decorate their letter and post it in Santa's Enchanted Post Box and watch it make its way to Lapland.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2018

Sat 15 Dec 2018

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.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

St George's Pantomime: The Wizard of Oz

St George's Pantomime: The Wizard of Oz

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Follow us this Christmas down the Yellow Brick Road for a pantomime version of the classic story The Wizard of Oz. Packed full of modern songs, dances, hilarious characters, special effects and magic.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Sat 15 Dec 2018

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

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Sun 16 Dec 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.

East Coast Santa Dash

East Coast Hospice Santa Dash

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Choose the 2k Santa Fun Run (Dash, Jog, Walk or Skip, the choice is yours!) or the 5k route along the Gorleston cliff top and promenade area, with professional chip timing by Nice Work.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2018

Sun 16 Dec 2018

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.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2018

Mon 17 - Sat 22 Dec 2018

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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Mon 17 Dec 2018

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

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

Late Night Shopping in Great Yarmouth

Late Night Shopping

Wed 19 - Fri 21 Dec 2018

With the last few shopping days before Christmas upon us, Great Yarmouth town centre is open for extended hours for three late night shopping evenings. Market Gates will be open until 9pm on all three nights, plus lots of other shops

Santa's Post Office

Santa's Post Office

Wed 19 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Assisted by Santa’s Elves and taking some inspiration for their letter from the Magical Post Office the children will be able to write and decorate their letter and post it in Santa's Enchanted Post Box and watch it make its way to Lapland.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Wed 19 - Thu 20 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

The Xmas Family Night

The Xmas Family Night

Wed 19 Dec 2018

We return with lots more dancing , games and competitions for all of the family .

St George's Pantomime: The Wizard of Oz

St George's Pantomime: The Wizard of Oz

Thu 20 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Follow us this Christmas down the Yellow Brick Road for a pantomime version of the classic story The Wizard of Oz. Packed full of modern songs, dances, hilarious characters, special effects and magic.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 20 Dec 2018

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

Great Yarmouth Christmas Market

Great Yarmouth Christmas Market

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

A mixture of beautifully decorated wooden chalets and gazebos will take shape in the Market Square, creating a perfect festive atmosphere.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

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!

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.

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 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 amusement park featuring many rides and attractions.

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

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.

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.

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 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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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