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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Windmill at Saxtead Green Post Mill

Saxtead Green Post Mill

  • Saxtead Green
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Saxtead Green Post Mill Saxtead Green Post Mill is a traditional corn mill, whose whole body revolves on its base and is one of many built in Suffolk...

Outside view of The Mo Sheringham Museum

The Mo Sheringham Museum

  • Sheringham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Mo: Sheringham Museum is located on Sheringham's beautiful seafront. The museum tells the fascinating story of Sheringham's history through its p...

Splash Leisure & Fitness Centre

Splash Leisure & Fitness Centre

  • Sheringham
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Head out to Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre for a day of water fun. Featuring a 25-metre swimming pool, a waterslide and a wave pool, the centre is...

Sign next to tracks at Bressingham Steam Experience

Bressingham Steam Experience

  • Bressingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

At Bressingham Steam Experience there are 4 railways to explore here plus collections of vintage locomotives to coo at, plus a National Dad's Army co...

Mum and son on canoe at Iken Canoe in Woodbridge

Iken Canoe

  • Woodbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Discover one of Suffolk’s outdoor gems - Iken Canoe canoe and kayak hire centre. Take a canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP) and glide along th...

Holt Woodland Archery and Air Guns

Holt Woodland Archery and Air Guns

  • Holt
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Ever wanted to have a go at archery or shooting air guns? At Holt Woodland Archery and Air Guns in Holt you can experience both in a family-friendly...

Seniors at Strikes in Dereham

Strikes

  • Dereham
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Strikes Whether you're a first-timer, an established league player or a seasoned pro, ten pin bowling at Strikes is always an action packed and fun d...

A little girl and her Mum at Pensthorpe Natural Park in Norfolk

Pensthorpe Natural Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Fakenham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Explore Pensthorpe Natural Park, a 700 acre park packed full of wildlife and fun family activities, plus this former home of BBC Springwatch has plen...

Dirt trail in Holt Country Park

Holt Country Park

  • Holt
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Pretty splendid views of this Green Flag Award winning park can be seen from the observation tower so it's worth taking a camera and the small visito...

Sheep at Melsop Farm Park in Scoulton

Melsop Farm Park

  • Scoulton
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

A day out at Melsop Farm Park in East Anglia is alive with an amazing number of different animals! Many of the animals are free ranging, allowing vis...

Baby doing hand clay print at Doodle Pots Ceramic Cafe in Holt

Doodle Pots Ceramic Cafe

  • Holt
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

At Doodle Pots Ceramic Cafe plan your design, choose your prints and get doodling! Don't worry, it's easy, no artistic ability is necessary. There ar...

Tank display at The Muckleburgh Military Collection in Weybourne

The Muckleburgh Military Collection

  • Weybourne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Muckleburgh Collection has been so named after Muckleburgh Hill at the foot of which the military camp is situated. The site was an Anti-Aircraft...

A view of Weybourne Beach, Weybourne

Weybourne Beach

  • Weybourne
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Once renowned as a haunt for smugglers, this seaside spot has since gone up in the world. Still, keep an eye out for buried loot at Weybourne Beach....

Families canoeing at Easton Farm Park in Woodbridge

Easton Farm Park

  • Woodbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Arts and crafts, trains and even air cannons (!) make Easton Farm Park a day out which hits all the high notes - and that’s with added adorable anima...

Piglets at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Dareham

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Dereham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

At Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse you can enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk. With a thrilling woodland adventure playgro...

Girls on horse back on Valley Farm Equestrian Leisure in Woodbridge

Valley Farm Equestrian Leisure

  • Woodbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Valley Farm Equestrian Leisure There is lots to see at Valley Farm. Visitors can enjoy meeting, petting and learning about the horses and other anima...

Aircraft at Bentwaters Cold War Museum in Woodbridge

Bentwaters Cold War Museum

  • Woodbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bentwaters Cold War Museum gives you the opportunity to see the inside of a type of building that is not normally open to the public and find out wha...

Staff at Mid-Suffolk Light Railway in Stowmarket

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

  • Stowmarket
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Come explore the only railway museum in Suffolk, where you’ll get to learn, play and have a different day out with the family. All aboard at Mid-Suff...

Outside view of Orford Castle in Woodbridge

Orford Castle

  • Woodbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Orford Castle Come and discover one of the most complete and unusual keeps in England, dominating this charming patch of green in Suffolk. The unique...

Ball pit at The Wonder Wood

The Wonder Wood Children's Soft Play

  • Watton
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Based in Watton, Norfolk, the Wonder Wood Children's Soft Play is a wonderful, friendly place for little adventurers (0-8 years) to play, make new fr...

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