20 Best Things To Do In Great Yarmouth Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Great Yarmouth

With more than 15 miles of golden sands and dozens of family attractions to enjoy, the list of cool things to do in Great Yarmouth won’t disappoint.

Let’s kick this off with a day full of thrills at the action-packed Pleasure Beach leisure park. Discover a whole lot of family attractions and entertainment, overlooking Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile. Entry is free, so you can come and go as often as you please. Brave the Haunted House, the Big Apple Coaster and enjoy the 4D cinema. Want more There’s much more fairground fun - head over at Joyland, where family friendly roller coasters mix with more traditional rides and a rich history.

Discover the world beneath the ocean by visiting SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth. Teeming with underwater life, there’s so much to see and discover as you walk around more than 40 displays including a huge 250,000-litre tropical ocean display. They’ve got great family events too. 

For more wildlife of the furry kind visit Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens and meet monkeys, pandas, birds, big cats and much more. Learn all about the conservation work they support and how they protect their local environment.

Oh, we’ve got another great Great Yarmouth attraction that you simply cannot miss out on -  Merrivale Model Village. It’s a fantastic model village set in an acre of floral landscaped gardens on the seafront.

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Outside view of Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth

Nelson Museum

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Nelson Museum is a Grade II listed Georgian merchant's house in Great Yarmouth where you can discover more about Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson and...

Pirate decor at Pirates Cove Golf in Great Yarmouth

Pirates Cove Golf3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Pirates Cove Golf is a pirate themed miniature golf course nestling in Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile is an all out yarr-fest with brilliant scenery an...

T-Rex model at Jurassic Journey in Great Yarmouth

Jurassic Journey

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There’s plenty of rawrs, fossils, and dino- exhibits to explore at Jurassic Journey. Dinosaur mad kids will love this prehistoric life like adventure...

Aerial view of Guided Great Yarmouth Historical Walks

Guided Great Yarmouth Historical Walks

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Enjoy some fun family time together learning about Great Yarmouth's amazing history and the people who lived and worked here, on one of their great r...

Outside view of Joyland in Great Yarmouth

Joyland

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Come to Joyland, a family-owned children’s fun park, and witness the picturesque East Anglian coast whilst whizzing around on a roller coaster. Home...

Display room at Time and Tide in Great Yarmouth

Time and Tide

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Follow your nose to Time and Tide in the old Tower Fish Curing Works and Smokehouse and you can explore an authentic period fisherman's home whilst w...

Entrance to Marina Leisure Centre in Great Yarmouth

Marina Leisure Centre

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

All children love playing in the water so having a good leisure pool on your doorstep, like the one at Marina Leisure Centre, is worth its weight in...

Donkeys at Great Yarmouth Pier Beach, Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth Pier Beach

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Boat trips, rounds of volleyball and a dip in the North Sea - sound good? Do the lot with an ice cream in hand at Great Yarmouth Pier Beach. This is...

Circus performers at Yarmouth Hippodrome

Yarmouth Hippodrome

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Yarmouth Hippodrome Ffamous as Britain's sole surviving complete circus building, built in 1903! There are a splendid variety of family oriented show...

Mini golf course at Castaway Island in Great Yarmouth

Castaway Island

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Castaway Island is on the old Arnold Palmer course site, smack in the middle of Yarmouth's Golden Mile! So not only is it ideally placed for a scenic...

People at RetroSkate in Great Yarmouth

RetroSkate

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

RetroSkate venue is front row centre on Great Yarmouth's seafront: ideally located for running to from the beach when it starts clouding over! In add...

Outside view of Wellington Bowl at night on Wellington Pier

Wellington Bowl

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Wellington Bowl has state of the art lanes, each with the ability to deploy child friendly bumper bars, and powered by a fully automated Brunswick sc...

Families at Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth

Merrivale Model Village

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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...

Boys on Treasure Hunt Trail

Great Yarmouth Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

If your tribe of wildlings love a good stomp around, the Great Yarmouth Treasure Hunt Trail should be right up their street. Code busting and code cr...

Families at Pleasure Beach in Great Yarmouth

Pleasure Beach

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

The Pleasure Beach with its mixture of high-octane rides and traditional attractions sits at the top of Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile dominating the s...

A view of Great Yarmouth South Beach, Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth South Beach

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

A lovely stretch of sand is the perfect spot for races, digging holes and building a sandcastle or two. All you need to bring are a bucket and spade...

Power Station Beach Great Yarmouth

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This isn’t your common or garden beach with an industrial backdrop and the chance to see adorable seals bobbing about in the sea. Keep your eyes peel...

A view of the sea from Great Yarmouth North Beach, Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth North Beach

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This grassy beach is always popular with locals walkers, as well as a few feathery travellers from further afield. A colony of African Little Tens ca...

South Denes Beach

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This is a beach with a difference with an industrial backdrop and great, big ships coming and going over the bay. See how many you can spot at South...

Indoor soft play frame at Monkey Business in Great Yarmouth

Monkey Business

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Let your little ones run wild at Monkey Business! The indoor activity centre and multi level adventure soft play provide hours of entertainment. Enjo...

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