Great Yarmouth

 

Great Yarmouth is a popular seaside resort situated on the south coast of Norfolk. With its ever popular Pleasure Beach, 2 piers, bustling town centre, pubs, clubs and good value restaurants and host of other attractions, it has maintained its popularity to both adults and children for many years.

It is also a convenient base for exploring the Norfolk Broads and all the attractions that the Norfolk coast provides. 

 St Georges Park

 

St.Georges park

 

Regent Road

  

Regent Road shopping

   

While you are here in Great Yarmouth why not check out this years shows on the ever popular Britannia PierGorleston Pavilion Theatre or the spectacular Hippodrome Circus which this year plays host to the 2nd Great Yarmouth International Concert Series in addition to its usual great family shows. You'll be sure to have a great time.

While you are staying in Great Yarmouth why not visit the amazing Sea Life Centre. Experience the thrills and spills at the Pleasure Beach or just a few miles away in Lowestoft, the fantastic Pleasurewood Hills. for a magical family experience visit adventure Bewilderwood the curious treehouse adventure near Wroxham. How about the Merrivale Model Village on the sea front in Great Yarmouth.

If you visit in September don't forget to visit the sensational Maritime Festival in the historic old town at Great Yarmouth or a little later the magnificent free arts Out There Festival. For more information on up coming arts events visit Sea Change Arts.

Perhaps you might like to take in some history in the magnificent surroundings of Somerleyton Hall ,  Holkham Hoveton Hall or Houghton Hall. For more gardens and parks in Norfolk visit the National Trust website at National Trust. and while you are in Great Yarmouth check out the Norfolk Museums including the great stories told at the Time and Tide museum.

A little further afield a visit to the historic town of Orford could be nice, or perhaps a stroll around theThursford collection. The magnificent gardens at Priory Maze Gardens could be worth a trip to Sheringham.

If you are interested in transportation history the Bure Valley Railway might be just for you or a trip onThe Poppy Line at Sheringham, Mid Norfolk Railway or the unique yesteryear experience of Strumpshaw Steam Museum.

If animals and wildlife is more your thing take a trip to Reedham and Pettitts Adventure Park,Snettisham Park or the African animal adventure park Africa Alive situated in Lowestoft. If you love horses a visit Redwings Horse Sanctuary at Caldecott Hall in Fritton, World Horse Welfareor Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary between Cromer and Sheringham. For great day out a trip Thrigby Hall Wildlfe Gardens. Or winner of Best Norfolk Attraction 2009 and host of BBC's Springwatch Pensthorpe. While visiting Norfolk why not take a look at the world of wild animals at Banham Zoo.

For a different experience theres the popular Wroxham Barns where the kids can have fun with the animals while you relax in the craft and garden centre. You can have some summer fun at Hemsby Megamaze (Summer only), or for another great adventure , this time on the water at nearby South Walsham The Canoe Man in the grounds of Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, not to forget Hilltop Outdoor Centre , The Playbarn , Extreeme Adventure or bring out your inner ape at Go Ape

For something a little different how about a Broads Tour from Wroxham or Potter Heigham, a trip on the Phoenix Fleet around the famous nature reserves at Horsey Mere and Hickling Broad might be nice.

If shopping is your thing, Great Yarmouth has a variety of the usual high street shops plus some interesting gift and speciality shops both in the town or nearby. Why not pay a visit to Alby Crafts at Erpingham near Norwich. Perhaps a trip to Langham Glass to see glass blowing demonstrations or to shop in their factory shop.

There's stockcar racing or if you fancy a flutter how about going to the dogs at Great Yarmouth Stadium or horse racing on race days at Great Yarmouth Racecourse. Feeling energetic - what about bowling at Wellington Bowl Great Yarmouth is also a great place for exploring Norwich and the broads you will find more information at The Broads Website. and Norwich Attractions.

There are some great local restaurants in and around Great Yarmouth. Here are just a few of our suggestions.

Fatsos For an american style diner or 2 great value carveries Castle Carvery and Toby Carvery.

For a light snack while strolling the sea front Sara's Tearoom is worth a visit.

For something a little different there's the ale to sample at Humpty Dumpty Brewery which sells ales or you can take a tour around the brewery. What about a trip along the river Alde and Ore with dinner on the Lady Florence.

Great Yarmouth is also a great place to come Sea Fishing, you can get ideas and information at Sea Fishing or fishing directory for freshwater anglers Fishing In UK

Winter Break idea

A short drive away you you can visit Horsey and see new born seals on the beach in December and January. A truly fascinating experience!

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