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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

Other magical attractions to visit during October half term

Caister Castle Car Collection

Caister Castle Car Collection

Caister, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5SN (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

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.

Pleasure Beach

Pleasure Beach

South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH (1 miles, 2 km)

The Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth situated on the seafront, is a 9-acre amusement park featuring many rides and attractions.

Great Yarmouth Market

Great Yarmouth Market

Market Place, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1LX (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.


Gorleston Splashpad

Gorleston-on-Sea Beach, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK (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

South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH (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

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.

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.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AU (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.

The Hippodrome Circus

The Hippodrome Circus

St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU (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.

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.

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.

Showtime at Gorleston Pavilion

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP (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

Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5TE (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 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.

Great Yarmouth Painting & Arts

Great Yarmouth Painting & Arts

19 Trinity Place, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3HA (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.

Caister Lifeboat Information Centre

Caister Lifeboat Station

Skippers Walk, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 5DJ (3 miles, 4 km)

Caister Lifeboat Information Centre - tracing over 200 years of history of the country's only independently operated lifeboat.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Redwings Caldecott Visitor Centre

Caldecott Hall, Beccles Road, Fritton, Norfolk, NR31 9EY (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.

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.

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