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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

Elizabethan House Museum

Elizabethan House Museum

4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QH (0 miles, 0 km)

Explore four centuries of history under one roof. Stroll around the period rooms in this Elizabethan merchants home, from the Victorian kitchen and scullery to the grand Elizabethan rooms upstairs.

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.

Jurassic Journey

The Tower

32 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EW (0 miles, 1 km)

Join an amazing adventure back in time on Great Yarmouth seafront. See dinosaurs like never before as they roar into life. Become a trainee paleontologist with Professor Possilfossil - what will you unearth in the scavenger zone?

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.

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.

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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.

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 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.

Castle Carvery

Castle Carvery

Castle Freehouse, Norwich Road, Caister-on-sea, Great Yarmouth, NR30 5JN (3 miles, 5 km)

Castle Carvery (Caister), Great Yarmouth is a great place to enjoy a drink with family & friends, or a meal in our restaurant. We also have great indoor & outdoor play areas for the kids.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AU (1 miles, 2 km)

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scroby Sands Visitor Centre

Scroby Sands Visitor Centre

North Drive, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1ED (0 miles, 1 km)

Scroby Sands Visitor Centre, Great Yarmouth, is the place to find out interesting information all about Great Yarmouth's working windfarm of thirty turbines. Perfect for groups and individuals with an interest in renewable energy.

Caister Roman Site

Caister Roman Fort

Norwich Road, Caister On Sea, Norfolk, NR30 5JS (3 miles, 5 km)

Caister Fort: Partial excavated remains of a Roman 'Saxon Shore' fort, including wall and ditch sections and building foundations. Built around AD 200 for a unit of the Roman army and navy and occupied until the end of the 4th century.

Victoria Arcade

Victoria Arcade

King Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2NU (0 miles, 0 km)

Victoria Arcade in Great Yarmouth. Step off the high street and enjoy a world of difference at the Victoria Arcade. Combining traditional charm with a contemporary shopping experience, browse this quaint indoor boutique style arcade.

Berney Marshes

RSPB Berney Marshes & Breydon Water

Nr. Berney Arms Railway Station, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 4PZ (4 miles, 7 km)

Berney Marshes alongside the Breydon Water estuary in Great Yarmouth is a wonderfully unspoilt RSPB nature reserve. Experience the spectacle of the tens of thousands of wintering birds that visit the estuary and surrounding grazing marshes.

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