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Journey to the East this October half term

Wide open spaces, fresh air and fantastic events for all the family, Great Yarmouth offers the perfect half term break. This October, join in with a bewitching celebration of conjuring, wizardry and illusion, plus find some tips on some of the other 'magical' family days out in Great Yarmouth.

Magical moments in Great Yarmouth

Headlining the programme of Magic Moments are Swedish slight of hand sensations, Charlie Caper and Malin Nilsson with their incredible magic show, Minor Miracles.

The glorious enfant terrible of magic, Malin Nilsson and gentleman boho Charlie Caper bring their unique combinations of magic, comedy and surrealism to the East. A laugh out loud, one of a kind magic show packed with world class sleight of hand magic and topped with a pinch of confetti.

Plenty more magical moments await on a family day out in Great Yarmouth. Pay a visit to the country's last total circus building, the Hippordrome for a Halloween Spooktacular - full of spooky chills and circus skills. Get set for magic fun at The Drill House with close up magic, Mexican Day of the Dead mask-making and thrilling entertainment! Great Yarmouth Library takes you on a magic book trail while the Time and Tide Museum will let you explore 250 yesrs of circus in a special exhibition, with circus-magic workshops.

Magic Moments in Great Yarmouth

Magic Moments events in Great Yarmouth

Charlie Caper

Charlie Caper Street Show

Great Yarmouth Market Place, Market Gates Shopping Centre, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2AX

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Charlie Caper became a household name in Sweden when he won TV show U Got Talent in 2009.

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2018

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Sat 20 Oct 2018

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2018

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Sun 21 Oct 2018

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Mystic Medicine

Mystic Medicine

Elizabethan House Museum, 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QH

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Learn about tried and tested (and terrifying) historical remedies from the past. This is the go-to guide for how NOT to seek medical relief!

The Magic of Circus

The Magic of Circus

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth, Time and Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Want to run away to the circus? Find out your true circus skill through this day of juggling, dressing up, design and more!

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2018

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Mon 22 Oct 2018

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2018

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Tue 23 Oct 2018

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Double Bumper Day

Furry Familiars & Wicked Witches

Elizabethan House Museum, 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QH

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Double Bumper History Day! Discover a time where the simplest suspicion could turn into a witch hunt. Hear tales of real life toil as well as those that could come straight from a fairy tale.

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2018

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Wed 24 Oct 2018

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2018

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

Thu 25 Oct 2018

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Other magical attractions to visit during October half term

Snow Leopard Cub born in 2015

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Thrigby Hall, Filby, Norfolk, NR29 3DR (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 Tower

The Tower

32 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EW (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.

Merrivale Model Village

Merrivale Model Village

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3JG (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.

Time & Tide Courtyard Demonstration

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Time and Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX (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.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3AH (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.

Marina Centre Tropical Pool (Indoor Swimming)

Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2ER (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.

Wellington Pier

Wellington Pier

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3JF (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.

Nelson Museum

Nelson Museum

26 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2RG (0 miles, 1 km)

The Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth offers you the chance to find out more about local hero, Admiral Lord Nelson, and the times in which he lived.

St Georges Theatre

St. George's Theatre

King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG (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!

Prison Cells - The Tolhouse

The Tolhouse Gaol

Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2SH (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.

Play Stax

Play Stax

42-44 Englands Lane, Longs Industrial Estate,Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6NE (2 miles, 4 km)

Play Stax in Gorleston-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth, is a popular indoor children's activity play centre with Quasar Elite laser tag and its own cafe serving healthy options.

Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle

Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9QG (4 miles, 6 km)

Burgh Castle Fort: Imposing stone walls, with added towers for catapults, of a Roman 3rd century 'Saxon Shore' fort. Panoramic views over Breydon Water, which the fourth wall collapsed into a long time ago.

Monkey Business (Children's Activity Centre)

Monkey Business

Burgh Hall Leisure, Lords Lane, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9EP (3 miles, 4 km)

Monkey Business in Burgh Castle near Great Yarmouth is just what parents and children have been looking for... A premium children's indoor activity centre, combining fantastic play facilities with food and drinks available all day.

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