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A special treat for Mum on Mothering Sunday in Greater Yarmouth

Mother's Day is a time for celebrating your Mum and all the wonderful things she does. Why not give your Mum some time off and take a trip to Greater Yarmouth for a short break or a day trip and enjoy spending some quality time together.

Short Breaks in Great Yarmouth

Mum's the word

Whisk Mum away to Greater Yarmouth for the weekend as a thank you for all she does. Spend some quality time together and soak up the delights of the seaside. 

If it's usual chocolates and flowers you're looking for, give it a unique twist this year and head to Regent Road where your Mum can choose her own sweet treat from Docwra's Rock Factory and you can have it personalised with your own special message.

You could go for a walk and then a pub lunch or take a relaxing stroll on the promenade to stretch your legs. You could always enjoy a ride on Great Yarmouth Landaus taking in the sights and attractions of the Golden Mile if you're not feeling so energetic.

Unwind with a leisurely swim followed by a massage at spa facilities in Greater Yarmouth, there are several locations to consider.

Treat yourselves to the yummy delights of a delicious afternoon tea before taking in a show at St George's Theatre or at Gorleston Pavilion. 

Brochure 2018

Visit us in 2018

Flick through the Greater Yarmouth Holiday and Short Break brochure online now!

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Enjoying family time on Great Yarmouth beach

Events coming up

Daily Bird Feed

Daily Bird Feed

Mon 3 Sep - Fri 30 Nov 2018

Learn about the wildfowl and other birds which call Pensthorpe their home in our daily bird feed.

Circus

Circus! Show of Shows

Sat 6 Oct 2018 - Sun 3 Mar 2019

Part of a nationwide museums partnership, this exhibition details the origins of Circus from the Ancient Greek ‘Hippodrome’ through to the last 250 years and beyond.

BeWILDerwood's Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade

The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade

Sat 13 - Wed 31 Oct 2018

Visit BeWILDerwood from the13th-31st October for their most famous, fabulous, fantastical event of the year for October Half Term... This year, with more magic than ever before!

Primevil

PrimEvil

Wed 17 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

Norfolk's Premiere Halloween Scare Event

Roarr! Halloween Days

Roarr! Halloween Days

Thu 18 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Join us for some spooky fun this October half term with lots of activities including Dippy’s Spooky Fun Zone, Fancy Dress and Face your Phobia in the Secret Animal Garden!

Grow Your Own Oak Tree Week

Grow Your Own Oak Tree Week

Thu 18 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Family event: Forage for an acorn in our woodland garden then squirrel it away in a recycled pot using Fairhaven leaf soil to grow your very own oak tree.

Pumpkin Festival - half-term Halloween Fun

Pumpkin Festival half-term Halloween Fun

Thu 18 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Half-Term Halloween Fun Pumpkin Festival at Wroxham Barns

Barny & Bella Show twice daily

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL ON JUNIOR FARM

Thu 18 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Halloween half-term fun on Junior Farm. Pay once and play all day. Twice daily shows with Bella & Barny, Broomstick Trail and pumpkin carving too.

Trick or Tweet

Trick or Tweet

Thu 18 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Join us for a 'spooktacular' day out!

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2018

Thu 18 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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening.

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2018

Fri 19 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.

Ladies in Lavender

Ladies in Lavender

Fri 19 Oct 2018

One morning following a violent storm, sisters spot from their garden a nearly-drowned man lying on the beach. They nurse him back to health, and discover that he is Polish. Communicating in broken German while they teach him English...

Rise Presented by Dizzy O'Dare

Rise Presented by Dizzy O'Dare

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Combining tightwire, live music, theatre & Dizzy O’Dare’s surreal, eclectic style, Rise is a voyeuristic journey woven through with rich and romantic imagery, a poignant series of vignettes about the complexity of relationships.

80's Pride Party

80's Pride Party

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Great Yarmouth Pride fundraiser....and it’s the 80s Pride Party. Look out the leather, the neons, the leg warmers and leotards and even the codpieces!

Ascarium

Ascarium

Sat 20 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Take a step into the creepy deep at SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth this Halloween and navigate the Ascarium; an immersive trail which takes you past some of the scariest sea creatures.

Wells Maltings

Sea Fever

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Sea Fever is North Norfolk’s festival of poetry and prose.

Banham Zoo

50 Myths, Mistakes and Misconceptions!

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

50 Myths, Mistakes and Misconceptions!

Africa Alive!

Curiosity Killed….No-one!

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Curiosity Killed….No-one!

Pleasurewood Chills

Pleasurewood Chills

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Halloween makes its return to Pleasurewood Hills this October half term. Visit the park from 20 to 28 October for some family fun with a spooky twist and enjoy all the usual rides, shows and attractions.

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