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Watch the Great Yarmouth Classic - part of the annual Volleyball England Beach Volleyball Tour

Gorleston-on-Sea is proud to play host to the 2016 Volleyball England's Beach Volleyball Tournament for the second time in it's twelve year history here in Greater Yarmouth.

The Great Yarmouth Classic will this year be played out on the incredible wide, curving sandy beach at Gorleston-on-Sea where a 150-seater grandstand will be placed on the beach to provide free seating for spectators.

Sponsorship for the grandstand has kindly been provided by business owners along the wide esplanade next to the beach in Gorleston, including The Pier Hotel, Porterhouse, JayJays at the Beach, Marine Amusements and Marina Bay Café.

Competition for the title of men's or ladies doubles champions at the Great Yarmouth Classic is sure to be as fierce as ever over the weekend of Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 June 2016 as top-class UK Beach Volleyball players take to the beach courts to battle it out. Play starts early at 9am on both days, with the finals starting just after lunch on Sunday.

2016 is the twelfth consecutive year in which top beach volleyball players from all over the country travel to Great Yarmouth to compete in this popular beach sporting event.

In additon to Gorleston-on-Sea next to Great Yarmouth, the tour visits a number of other popular UK seaside destinations including Skegness, Weston-super-Mare, Bridlington and Weymouth, culminating in the finals at Margate.

For all enquiries relating to the tournament visit the beach section of the Volleyball England's website.

Play - sports of all sorts in Greater Yarmouth

Sporting activities


Great Yarmouth

An exciting place to eat, drink and socialise. Spacious bar & restaurant open all day serving breakfasts, quality food and traditional ales in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Children's menu available also daily and monthly specials.



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.

Richardson's Family Entertainment Centre


We have 14 lanes all equipped with automatic bumpers for children or those who are new to bowling. Each lane has its own computer system to do the scoring for you.

Junior Driving

Great Yarmouth

Junior Driving and Segway Grand Prix at Pleasure Beach Gardens are great fun for kids and adults. Zip around the course and show off your skills.

Safari Adventure Golf

Great Yarmouth

Was that a giraffe? No, it was an elephant! At Pleasure Beach Gardens visitors of all ages can enjoy a round of safari themed adventure golf on the 12 hole course.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth

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.


Great Yarmouth

Quasar at The Mint, Great Yarmouth, is the UK's largest laser tag arena open all year! Suitable for players of all ages, 2 - 30 players. An amazing atmosphere for an unforgettable experience and perfect for birthday parties.

Fun Park


Fun Park in Hemsby near Great Yarmouth. Family entertainment park, dodgems, waltzers, go-carts, children's rides & a giant slide, slide as long as you like!

Hollywood Indoor Adventure Golf

Great Yarmouth

Britain's only indoor adventure crazy golf-11 fabulous themed areas in the Historic Windmill Theatre on Yarmouth seafront (situated opposite the Sealife centre) with showbiz, theatre & cinema memorabilia in historic 1908 landmark building.

Lost World Adventure Golf


Open from 4 July! A stunning, dinosaur themed minigolf course. Nine holes of family fun, and why not try your hand at ‘panning for gold’ while you’re here! Floodlit at dusk.

Children's Playground

Great Yarmouth

Bure Park, Great Yarmouth, is a beautifully maintained 20 acre open space bordering the River Bure with a pitch & putt 18 hole golf course, a children's play area, lake with wildfowl, picnic seating area and is perfect for walking too.

Pitch & Putt - 18 hole course

Great Yarmouth

Bure Park, Great Yarmouth, is a beautifully maintained 20 acre open space bordering the River Bure with a pitch & putt 18 hole golf course, a children's play area, lake with wildfowl, picnic seating area and is perfect for walking too.

Gorleston Golf Club


Gorleston Golf Club, Great Yarmouth, is an 18 hole course located on the clifftop coastline and is an excellent choice for playing a round. A great course for players of all levels and the club boasts a fine clubhouse and restaurant.

Castaway Island

Great Yarmouth

Reopen 4 July! 10am-5pm. Castaway Island, Great Yarmouth, is a popular and fun crazy golf course. A firm family favourite on Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile.



The Green Bear The Gorleston Club in Gorleston-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth, a lively community venue with regular live music, entertainment and dancing events.

Fitness 2000

Great Yarmouth

Fitness 2000, Great Yarmouth, a modern complex with gymnasium, cycling and dance studios, regular fitness classes, tanning facilities and cafe with free WiFi.

Stand Up Paddleboarding


Learn Stand Up Paddleboarding in a fun and safe environment. Learn the basic strokes and be standing up and paddling by the end of the session. Build confidence around water and have great fun outdoors.

Ride on the Rural Side


Pedal Revolution in Gorleston-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth, offers cycle hire at the National Trust's Blickling Estate for all the family. Enjoy quiet touring of the estate and surrounding lanes.

Norfolk Schools Sailing Association

Great Yarmouth

Norfolk Schools Sailing Association is a voluntary organisation and registered charity that teaches sailing to young people and adults at our NSSA Filby Centre. A recognised teaching organisation running courses for all abilities.

Lakeside Riding Centre

North Walsham

We are situated in the superb grounds of Worstead Farms where we can hack for miles through the beautiful countryside.



The Old Hall, Great Yarmouth, located in the village of Caister-on-Sea, is the perfect place to enjoy a pampering spa or to use the health club facilities available. With a beautiful indoor pool, modern gym & superb spa/beauty menu.

Pirates Cove

Great Yarmouth

Reopen 4 July! 10am-5pm. 18 hole adventure golf course with pirate theme set in beautiful landscaped gardens on the seafront. Illuminated at dusk. Opening times subject to weather conditions.

Spencer's Sports Bar

Great Yarmouth

Spencer's Sports Bar, Great Yarmouth, with pool tables, darts lounge, big screen sports, gaming machines and licensed bar with luxury seating. Cue the fun at this new sports bar in the centre of town.

Herbert Woods

The Broads

Explore the Norfolk Broads National Park from the water on board our Day Boats, Picnic Boats or Canoes.

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