Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth
Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth
brings you closer than you ever imagined to a breath taking world of underwater life. The Centre is home to more than 40 displays, including a 250,000 litre tropical Ocean Display where you can see our new arrivals: two green sea turtles!
RetroSkate (< 1 mile)
Dedicated skating venue with specialist coaching sessions and classes available, standard public sessions, roller discos, parent and toddler sessions and a roller tots rink where the little ones can practice in safety.
Wellington Bowl (< 1 mile)
has state of the art lanes, each with the ability to deploy child friendly bumper bars to give the little ones a chance. Kids love bowling, and it's fun for grownups too! Amusements adjacent on pier.
Yesterday's World (< 1 mile)
Discover an amazing 125 years of British social history magically brought to life with life-size street scenes and shop displays!Our award-winning museum attraction recaptures our amazing past and is considered to be one of the best collections in the UK. NEW for 2013 life size wax figures of King Henry VIII and his wives,Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy.Watch silent movies in the NEW movie theatre
Time and Tide (< 1 mile)
Time and Tide
Discover Great Yarmouths' fascinating history, its rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea. Hands on displays, games, puzzles, free audio guides and film shows.
Merrivale Model Village (< 1 mile)
Merrivale Model Village
Merrivale Model Village, one of Great Yarmouth's best-loved attractions, a fantastic model village set in an acre of floral landscaped gardens on the sea front. Crazy golf also on site.
Marina Leisure Centre (< 1 mile)
Marina Leisure Centre
Facilities include a large swimming pool with wave machine, water chute and indoor beach. MC's diner is open all year serving all sorts of food. Mikkis's Madhouse indoor play area is open weekends through the winter and everyday in the summer. The Piazza has monthly Wrestling events and a Summer Pantomime running throughout the summer season.
Guided Great Yarmouth Historical Walks (< 1 mile)
Guided Great Yarmouth Historical Walks
Enjoy some fun family time together learning about Great Yarmouth’s amazing history and the people who lived and worked here, on one of our great range of historically themed guided heritage walks.
Pirates Cove Golf (< 1 mile)
Pirates Cove Golf
This 18 hole course is packed full of features to make your game enjoyable whether you are 6 years old or 86! The course is designed so that all ages and abilities can have fun.
Nelson Museum (< 1 mile)
Avoid the rats and beware of the cannonfire in Below Decks, a recreation of a man-of-war. Try their hammock, play ship's games, examine cannons from Nelson's time or relax in the picnic area of the Maritime Courtyard.
Pleasure Beach (< 1 mile)
Spread over nine acres, the Pleasure Beach offers huge family fun â" full-throttle white knuckle rides to exhilarate and thrill, water attractions to catch your breath and fun rides to keep the children happy for hours. Some height restrictions.
Regent Bowl (< 1 mile)
22 lanes of family friendly tenpin bowling megafun. Themed animated computer scoring adds to the fun. Kiddies' bowling aids and parties available.
4D Cinema Experience (< 1 mile)
4D Cinema Experience
The interactive cinema has vibrating seats and water pumps to spray people especially during the pirate themed Curse of Skull Rock. Wind is also blown into people's faces.
Louis Tussauds House of Wax (< 1 mile)
Louis Tussauds House of Wax
Legendary waxworks containing some very odd interpretations of people who used to be famous. Catch it while you can - there are rumours of closure - please check before you go.
Joyland (< 1 mile)
A huge toy town mountain incorporates the spook express kiddie coaster, jet cars andneptunes kingdom undersea fantasy ride, pirate ship, major obit, balloon wheel and skydiver!
Arela of Norfolk (< 1 mile)
Arela of Norfolk
Ceramic painting for both children and adults. Come and have fun painting bisque, ranging from mugs to cupcakes and owls, or capture your hand or footprint on a piece of ceramics. We also offer drop-in beading sessions and children’s parties.
Gorleston Fun Park (2 miles)
Gorleston Fun Park
outdoor children's activity centre with lots of fun play equipment, crazy golf and a snack bar. Known locally as Pop's Meadow.
Monkey Business (3 miles)
Premium children's indoor activity centre offering multi level adventure soft play, physical and imaginative play.
Willow Farm Riding School (5 miles)
Willow Farm Riding School
BHS approved training focussed facility offering lessons for all ages, BHS qualification training and a dedicated recognised Pony Club with associated events schedule.
Somerleyton (5 miles)
Home to a famous adventure playground, rowing boats in nearby Fritton Lake, indoor activities, a putting green, a variety of family sized nature trails, maze and seasonal opportunities for pony trekking.
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens (5 miles)
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
has a large range of monkeys, birds, pandas, wild cats and other animals housed in the grounds of Thrigby Hall. Rather unique tree boardwalk viewing platforms.
Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park (7 miles)
Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park
The Pleasurewood Hills experience provides hair raising, heart pumping rides for the bravest adventurers! Fun rides for all the family including the little ones too! This year Pleasurewood Hills will be celebrating 30 years of family fun.
MB's Funhouse (7 miles)
Fantastic indoor play area which appeals to both children and their carers! We have a lovely comfy seating area for the Grownups, a full licensed bar, a great menu that is freshly cooked to order, large screen tv, and we are totally FREE to get in!
Lost World Adventure Golf (7 miles)
Lost World Adventure Golf
A stunning 9 hole, dinosaur themed mini-golf course, with Aztec waterfall and water features. Pan for gold and receive a souvenir medallion! Fully landscaped and illuminated at dusk.
Pettitts Adventure Park (7 miles)
Pettitts Adventure Park
There are rides for small children and families, children's theatre, animals and birds, and lots of animals to feed and pet. Good day out in norfolk for young kids 7 and under.
Richardsons Family Entertainment Centre (8 miles)
Richardsons Family Entertainment Centre
The Centre includes Richardson's Family Bowl which offers 14 lanes of glow bowling. There is also the nautical themed Galley Diner and Restaurant and the Cityscape Bar with Sky TV. For children there is an indoor play area, Ritchie's Adventure Island, and various amusements with tickets to win prizes.
Pets Corner (9 miles)
For monkeys, meerkats and more, take the whole family down to Oulton Broad where you can feed and pet many of the animals from the terrific range on show. Plus bouncy castle!
East Anglia Transport Museum (11 miles)
East Anglia Transport Museum
Take a ride on the Woodland Tramway or Trolleybus service, walk along their recreated period street and study the vintage vehicles in recuperation.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden (11 miles)
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
131 acres of beautiful ancient woodland and water gardens to take a rambling explore through. To make the most of it, take binoculars, camera and sketchbook. Or even some teddies to plant for the kids to find!
Adventure Island Playpark (11 miles)
Adventure Island Playpark
Large Pirate Ship indoor adventure soft play park on multi-levels. Walk the plank to the secret island and race the zip glides!
Horsey Gap and River Trip (11 miles)
Horsey Gap and River Trip
Between December and early February, the beach at Horsey is home to hundreds of seals that come to breed.
Beccles Outdoor Swimming Pool (12 miles)
Beccles Outdoor Swimming Pool
- a traditional, outdoor heated swimming pool situated by the river Waveney. There is a large 33m x 16m swimming pool with a deep end of 12ft! There is an adjacent toddler pool and baby pool, with an extensive grass area ideal for sunbathing. The pool is open from late May to early September.
Africa Alive (13 miles)
Take your family on a walking safari at one of the UK's largest and most exciting wildlife attractions. Explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover, giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, hyaenas and hundreds more African animals and birds. See The Plains of Africa an awe-inspiring recreation of the African savannah, where the animals of the plains room freely together as they would in the wild.
Ellough Park Raceway (13 miles)
Ellough Park Raceway
A purpose built 1065mtr outdoor flood-lit kart circuit that welcomes drivers over 8 years old.
The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum (14 miles)
The RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
Tells the story of the development of Radar including how it was used during the
Battle of Britain, the Cold War and is now used both in the UK and on deployed Operations. A place that all the family will enjoy, informative atmospheric visitor attraction with a hands on approach to it's exhibits.
Bewilderwood (14 miles)
A family day out where mums, dads and grandparents can play alongside their children, running, jumping, swinging and creating stories and treasured memories together, whatever the weather.
Brewers Fayre Broadland View (15 miles)
Brewers Fayre Broadland View
Wacky Warehouse style "Fun Factory" indoor play centre attached to this large pub. Multi-levelled play centre which the kids running themselves ragged on. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do in Norfolk
Barton House Railway (16 miles)
Barton House Railway
- re-creates a traditional railway atmosphere where the whole family can enjoy the nostalgia of the golden age of steam with two ride-on railways, a fully working signalling system and authentic tickets.
Ashmanhaugh Light Railway (16 miles)
Ashmanhaugh Light Railway
Outdoor train rides behind a variety of steam, electric and petrol engined locomotives in our sit in coaches around our fully signalled and attractively landscaped circuits. Light refreshments including ice creams available. Sorry but dogs not allowed on site.
Wroxham Barns (16 miles)
An award winning Junior Farm with the undercover piggery and Piggy's Play Sty, an 18 hole mini adventure golf course and children's funfair, lots of hands on activities, feeding and grooming the animals. Don't miss the children's menu in the restaurant too. One of Norfolk's most popular family visitor attractions.
Moo Play Farm (17 miles)
Moo Play Farm
Moo Play Farm - Play Barn has Softplay for toddlers and the BIG MOO playframe with SUPER SLIDES for children up to 12 years old. We also offer a PARTY ROOM for Discos and Karaoke. With underfloor heating throughout, you are guaranteed to stay warm whatever the weather
Playbarn (17 miles)
Indoor and outdoor fun and equipment for under 7s, including climbing frame, ride on toys, reading areas and more besides.
Norfolk Snowsports Club (17 miles)
Norfolk Snowsports Club
Opportunities for juniors from 8+ to take taster sessions in skiing and 10+ in snowboarding, and lessons for the over 12s. The club has a range of adaptive ski equipment and also offers a ski experience and instruction for most disabilities.
AMF Hollywood Bowl Norwich (18 miles)
AMF Hollywood Bowl Norwich
Kids love bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards. This Hollywood Bowl has over 20 lanes!
Odeon Norwich (18 miles)
Great cinema down by the Riverside in Norwich, many of the films now in super 3D. Special Odeon Kids screenings
Norwich Puppet Theatre (18 miles)
Norwich Puppet Theatre
As well as hosting a variety of touring puppetry companies from Britain and overseas, featuring the best of British and international theatre of animation for all ages, we present an ongoing programme of craft based workshops for children with special sessions for adults.
Open (19 miles)
12m high indoor climbing wall with taster sessions and beginner equipment ideal for kids giving it a first go, plus they welcome climbers with any kind of disability and offer trained staff and specialist equipment.
Norwich Castle (19 miles)
Multi media exhibits and classic galleries combine with atmospheric dungeons and imaginative special exhibits to form a great family day out.
Curious About Norwich (19 miles)
Curious About Norwich
is a unique experience: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep the whole family intrigued and amused. Keep the kids happy answering clues and matching pictures, whilst reading stories about this fabulous Norfolk city. Buy the booklet from our website and explore in your own time.
Southwold Maize Maze (19 miles)
Southwold Maize Maze
Great big maize maze in 8 acre field, plus picnic and play area. Open late July to early September
Thanks for all the great things to do in Great Yarmouth with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Norfolk can enjoy the great day out as well.
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