The traditional seaside resort of Great Yarmouth in the county of Norfolk, has been a popular choice for holidays and family days out for many decades.
Great Yarmouth is ideally situated in the east of the county, there are plenty of opportunities to experience the vibrancy of the town itself, as well as exploring the surrounding areas, attractions and places of interest throughout both of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. Whether you are planning days out, long weekends or longer stays, you can be guaranteed there are plenty of entertainment options and things to do alongside a wide selection of accommodation choices to suit all budgets. The family will experience unforgettable best days out and fun filled family holidays with plenty of all weather attractions and yearly events that will not disappoint.
Great Yarmouth Racecourse has horse racing fixtures throughout the season including family days and special events. Further along the A149 in Caister-on-Sea is Great Yarmouth Stadium, offering evening entertainment options of greyhound racing, motor racing and restaurant facilities. The Caister-on-Sea Lifeboat experience in the village has free admission to displays and activities and is a family favourite for a great day out.
There are plenty of attractive villages and small market towns all within a short distance to Great Yarmouth, set in beautiful countryside in either Norfolk or Suffolk and with many offering sightseeing attractions, a value for money family day out is never far away. Thrigby Wildlife Gardens in Filby is open all year round where you can see amazing wildlife and gain knowledge of the conservation work undertaken there whilst strolling around the attractive gardens.
Other family day out options include Pettits Animal Adventure Park in Reedham with animals, fun rides and live shows and Hirsty’s Family Fun Park at Hemsby with hours of fun at the farm including its legendary maze during the summer months.
Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile provides hours of family fun alongside glorious safe sandy beaches. You will find a wide choice of family friendly entertainment options along the seafront, including variety shows and live events at The Empire, amusement arcades, cinema, exciting nightlife, crazy golf, bowling alley and the ever popular Hippodrome circus which offers outstanding family entertainment. Be sure to visit the famous Pleasure Beach which guarantees a thrilling experience or take a stroll around the charming award winning landscaped gardens at Merrivale Model Railway and Gardens! Also situated along the Golden Mile is The Sea Life Centre and its fascinating underworld experience – a ‘must do’ for all the family. If you would like a break from walking, why not travel up and down the seafront on the road train or horse drawn landaus, enjoying the atmosphere on your way. Take time to sample various cuisine options in café’s, restaurants, public houses, clubs, takeaways and tea rooms all along the promenade. A few minutes walk from the sea front along Regent Road is the town centre offering a selection of shops, eateries, amenities, and historic sites. Explore the colourful history displayed in museums or walk along the famous ‘rows’ and experience the feel of ‘days gone by’ for yourself.
Great Yarmouth is perfectly situated for visits to the famous Norfolk Broads. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in a designated National Park with 125 miles of waterways, there are plenty of options for water based activities as well as great opportunities to hire a day boat, picnic boat, experience a guided tour or a cruiser for longer stays.
Gorleston-on-Sea joins Great Yarmouth and is known locally as one of Norfolk’s ‘best kept secrets’. Picturesque and sedately situated, the town has a good selection of independent run shops, eating options and amenities along the high street and beach front. The Promenade is a family favourite for a stroll and the safe sandy beach guarantees lots of fun.
Make the most of your holiday in Great Yarmouth – get exploring and experience all that is on offer, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy your stay!