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.

To help you find the best time to plan your next big day out, here are the Norfolk school holiday dates.

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A view of Caister Point Beach, Caister-on-Sea

Caister Point Beach

  • Caister-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Pack your bucket and spade, a picnic and maybe even a good read - we’re going to the beach! Soak up the sea air at Caister Point Beach. This is a san...

A view of Gorleston Beach, Gorleston-on-Sea

Gorleston Beach

  • Gorleston-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Have you got any kite-flying enthusiasts in your gang? Let them loose over miles of gorgeous, golden sands at Gorleston Beach. This is a sandy beach...

People trekking on horse riding at Willow Farm Riding School in Great Yarmouth

Willow Farm Riding School

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

BHS approvedWillow Farm Riding School is a training focussed facility which does not offer hacking or trips, but a variety of extremely well mannered...

A view of California Beach, Great Yarmouth

California Beach

  • California
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The locals like to call this beach, ‘A little slice of California in Norfolk!’ While we wouldn’t go that far, it is a lovely sandy spot, so see what...

Tiger at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens in Great Yarmouth

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens takes its commitment to conservation very seriously. This ‘progressive’ zoo understands the need to protect those anima...

A view of Scratby Beach, Scratby

Scratby Beach

  • Scratby
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Grab the kids, some suncream and a bucket and spade for a day full of seaside fun. Just keep those fingers crossed for good weather at Scratby Beach....

Donkeys at Redwings Horse Sanctuary Caldecott in Fritton

Redwings Horse Sanctuary Caldecott

  • Browston Green
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Get up close and cuddly with 120 rescued horses, ponies and mules, including a herd of 30 lovable donkeys! Don't miss the chance to meet gentle giant...

Outside view of Somerleyton in Great Yarmouth

Somerleyton

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Fritton Lake is located on the Northern part of the Somerleyton Estate, and for over one hundred years has welcomed visitors to its beautiful surroun...

Kids looking at stringray at Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth

Sea Life Great Yarmouth

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Explore the wonders of the ocean at SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth and get up-close with over 1,500 amazing marine creatures. Take a walk underwater at the...

A view of Hemsby Beach, Hemsby

Hemsby Beach

  • Hemsby
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Large, grassy sand dunes and plenty of sheltered spots make this the perfect beach for sunbathing. Bring a book and a bucket and spade at Hemsby Beac...

Kids in soft play frame at MB's Funhouse in Hemsby

MB's Funhouse

  • Hemsby
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Fab for for free at MB's Funhouse! Fantastic indoor Soft Play Area with separate Toddler Zone. Astra Slides and Cargo nets, ball pits and Twisty stuf...

People playing mini golf at Stonehenge Mini Golf in Great Yarmouth

Stonehenge Mini Golf

  • Great Yarmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

A quick game of mini golf is part of the modern beach day experience! This course is modelled around Stonehenge and provides simple holes for a fun f...

Mini golf course at Lost World Adventure Golf in Hemsby

Lost World Adventure Golf

  • Hemsby
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Lost World Adventure Golf is a stunning 9 hole, dinosaur themed mini golf course, with Aztec waterfall and other mesmerising water features that will...

Families on miniature train at Pettitts Adventure Park in Reedham

Pettitts Adventure Park

  • Reedham
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

There are a large variety of animals to visit at Pettitt’s Adventure Park, including raccoons, lemurs, alpacas, meerkats and miniature horses to name...

Sea lion at Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park in Lowestoft

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

  • Lowestoft
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park is just 10 minutes from the seaside town of Lowestoft . Set in 50 acres, this park has rides and attractions to...

A view of Winterton-on-Sea Beach, Winterton-on-Sea

Winterton on Sea Beach

  • Winterton-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Nature fans from all over come here to see seriously adorable seals. During the winter months, mother seals come ashore to give birth to their pups m...

Three people on a slide at BeWILDerwood in Norfolk

BeWILDerwood5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Wroxham
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Crocklebog, Snagglefang, Thornyclod! If you’re not sure what any of those mean, you’re well overdue a visit to the place where imagination is king. W...

Woman bowling at Richardsons Family Entertainment Centre in Lowestoft

Richardsons Family Entertainment Centre

  • Lowestoft
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Richardson's Family Entertainment Centre is THE Family Entertainment Centre on Whapload Road in Lowestoft. The antically themed centre includes Richa...

Pumpkins at Hillfield Nursery & Farm Shop in Norwich

Hillfield Nursery & Farm Shop

  • Norwich
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Enjoy fruit picking at Hillfield Nursery & Farm Shop, a wonderful PYO farm set in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. This is an activity the whol...

Outside view of Marina Theatre Lowestoft

Marina Theatre Lowestoft

  • Lowestoft
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

For a touch of Tinseltown in the centre of Lowestoft, make your way to the Marina Theatre! It’s the beating cultural heart of this seaside spot with...

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