What’s on in Great Yarmouth
and the surrounding areas
Great Yarmouth has a great deal to offer with various attractions to suit
all. The Golden Mile with it’s restaurants, nightclubs and amusements is
just a short walk from the Shrewsbury or five minutes walk will find you in
the town centre with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants.
Firework displays have now become a regular event in Great Yarmouth on
Wednesday nights, the fun starts at 8pm with a musical roadshow on the jetty
at Marine Parade followed by fireworks at approximately 10 p.m. Displays will take place during the school summer holidays for 6 weeks.
The area of Great Yarmouth includes Gorleston on Sea and twenty-one villages
that are set in beautiful coastal and rural settings alongside the famous
Norfolk Broads. The surrounding countryside beckons with historic houses,
fine gardens, wildlife parks, castles, crafts and bygone days collections to
Click here for What's On in Great Yarmouth in 2010 (pdf leaflet).
Please find below a selection of popular attractions that we can either
personally recommend or our guests have recommended:
Heritage Walks (01493-846345)
A choice of four great Heritage Walks all accompanied by an official town
Historic South Quay (www.great-yarmouth.co.uk)
Plenty to see and do along the Quayside which hosts a wealth of museums and
period properties. The town has a rich maritime and fishing heritage and you
can explore some of its oldest buildings and discover how the rich and poor
people lived and worked on the vibrant quayside.
Time and Tide Museum (01493-743930)
Experience life in a typical row or on the quayside in heydays of the
1950’s. Follow Great Yarmouth’s transformation from a sandbank to the
present day, celebrating the town’s rich and unique maritime and fishing
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens (www.thrigbyhall.co.uk)
A wonderful collection of Asian mammals, birds and reptiles which are housed
in the landscaped grounds and gardens of Thrigby Hall. A very enjoyable day
out for all the family.
Great Yarmouth Racecourse
Superb racing at Great Yarmouth Racecourse, please click on link above for racing fixtures list.
Greyhound Racing (01493-720343) (www.yarmouthstadium.co.uk)
Race meetings held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
(See website for exact details)
Yarmouth Stadium (01473-254697) (www.yarmouthstadium.co.uk)
Banger and stockcar racing most Sundays & Thursdays, Stunts on Tuesdays.
(See website for exact details)
Hippodrome Circus (www.hippodromecircus.co.uk)
Britains only surviving total circus building, the historic 1903 Hippodrome
hosts Peter Jays famous all new circus spectacular with the world’s greatest
circus artistes and unique glittering Water Spectacle, one of only three in
Sea Life Centre (www.sealifeeurope.com)
The Sea-Life Centre brings you closer than you could ever imagine to the
spectacular underwater life. The centre is home to over 40 displays,
including the Tropical Ocean Display where you can see the largest
inhabitants - the sharks. New for 2009 - the penguin enclosure.
Pleasure Beach (www.pleasure-beach.co.uk)
A seafront amusement park that features over 70 rides and attractions. Fun
for all the family that ranges from white knuckle thrillers to children’s
Britannia Pier (www.britannia-pier.co.uk)
A host of summer night shows for all the family featuring Joe Pasquale,
Jimmy Carr, Chubby Brown, Joe Longthorne, Jethro, Meatloaf Tribute Show, Lee
Memphis King – Elvis Tribute, and many others.
A huge forest of wild family fun and adventure. Tree houses, zip wires, jungle bridges and mysterious marsh walks