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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

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

No opening confirmed. 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.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Thrigby Hall, Filby, Norfolk, NR29 3DR (5 miles, 8 km)

Reopen 4 July! 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 Arc Cinema

83 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2DL (0 miles, 1 km)

Open from 4 July! Visit The Arc Cinema in Great Yarmouth to catch the latest blockbuster movie releases on the big screen in state of the art luxurious auditoriums with all leather reclining seats and full Dolby digital 7.1 sound systems.

Pleasure Beach Gardens

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

Reopen 4 July! Pleasure Beach Gardens, Great Yarmouth, has plenty to entertain youngsters and the young at heart including a variety of amusements, Upside Down House, junior driving activities, 12 hole adventure golf & water fun games.

The Hippodrome Circus

St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU (1 miles, 1 km)

Reopen 1 August! 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 &...

Great Yarmouth Market

Market Place, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1LX (0 miles, 0 km)

Open! Great Yarmouth Market is open from Monday to Saturday. Market Days take place on Wednesdays & Saturdays (plus Fridays from Whitsun to October) with a huge variety of additional stalls on offer from fashion to garden accessories.

Pleasure Beach

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

Open! Pre-book your tickets - unlimited rides fro 3 hours! The Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth situated on the seafront, is a 9-acre amusement park featuring many rides and attractions.

Jurassic Journey

Tower Complex, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EW (0 miles, 1 km)

Open! 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 Sea Life Centre

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3AH (1 miles, 1 km)

Reopen 4 July! Explore an incredible underwater world at SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth & get closer than ever before to over 1500 creatures & features of the world's oceans! From the colourful to the curious, the majestic to the mystical, get...

Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Time and Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3BX (1 miles, 1 km)

Reopen 3 August! Pre-booking essential. 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.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

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

Racing behind closed doors. Great Yarmouth Racecourse hosts flat racing fixtures every month from April through to October. The excellent facilities are also available for weddings, conferences, parties, balls, banquets, concerts & events.

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP (3 miles, 4 km)

Reopening date TBC. 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.

The Tolhouse Gaol

Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2SH (0 miles, 0 km)

No opening date confirmed. 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.

Caister Lifeboat Station

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

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

St. George's Theatre

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

Reopening TBC.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

Castle Carvery

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

Reopen 4 July! No need to book. Castle Carvery (Caister), near Great Yarmouth is the ideal venue for the whole family. Offering a variation of dishes & drinks for all ages, our lounge bar is the perfect place to relax with a drink.

Scroby Sands Visitor Centre

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

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

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.

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.

Market Gates Shopping Centre

Market Gates, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2BG (0 miles, 0 km)

Market Gates Shopping Centre, Great Yarmouth, is a covered mall in the heart of the town centre with over 40 shops and cafes all under one roof. With its own multi storey car park and ATM facility, Market Gates is a great place to shop.

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