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 the dunes at Cley Beach, Cley next the Sea

Cley Beach

  • Cley next the Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This little seaside spot is known for exceptional views, but what else would you expect from a Norfolk Wildlife Trust nature reserve? Natural beauty...

Sunny day at Congo Rapids Lost World Adventure Golf in Woodbridge

Congo Rapids Lost World Adventure Golf

  • Woodbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Congo Rapids Lost World Adventure Golf is a new outdoor mini golf course located in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Test your skills on this Florida style golf...

Merry go round at Thursford Collection in Fakenham

Thursford Collection4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Fakenham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Thursford Collection and associated attractions are a terrific family treat at any time of year, but this side of the country when one says Thurs...

Kids in paintball battle at Combat Paintball in Thetford

Combat Paintball

  • Thetford
  • Outdoor
  • Paintballing

Combat Paintball East Anglia's only Laser Tag Games with new Hit Feedback Technology! Using the latest technology Laser Tag Guns that give hit feedba...

Kids playing golf at Stonham Barns Crazy Golf in Aspall

Stonham Barns Crazy Golf

  • Aspall
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

The Crazy Golf at Stonham Barns offers great fun for all the family with a 9 hole course that actually looks like it should be a change: with kooky c...

Owl eating at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary in Stonham Aspal

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary

  • Stonham Aspal
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Walk on the wild side at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary with over 80 modern-day raptors! Visit owls, eagles and vultures at home in their aviaries or flying f...

Seal at Bishops Boats Seal Trips in Blakeney

Bishops Boats Seal Trips

  • Blakeney
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Enjoy a seal trip with Bishop's Boats Seal Trips to see the seals in their natural environment, basking on Blakeney Point. You will see the Seals, or...

Horses at Knettishall Heath Country Park in Thetford

Knettishall Heath Country Park

  • Thetford
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Knettishall Heath Country Park In summer it can feel like another country: common (yet still exciting!) lizards bask in the open on rocks, skylarks s...

Men watching rabbit at Havergate Island in Aldeburgh

Havergate Island

  • Aldeburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Havergate Island This small island in the River Ore is famous for its breeding avocets and terns, which can usually be seen during spring and summer....

A girl rubs her nose against an ancient warriors battle helmet.

Sutton Hoo

  • Woodbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Sutton Hoo is a hauntingly beautiful estate set in a whopping 255 acres with amazing views over the River Deben. It seems quiet but it's also home to...

Inflatable assault course at Deben Swimming Pool in Woodbridge

Deben Swimming Pool

  • Woodbridge
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Deben Pool is a 25 metre swimming pool in Woodbridge that offers various Public Swimming times and Family Fun Sessions. They also offer: Canoe Course...

Disco night at Fakenham Superbowl & MegaFun

Fakenham Superbowl & MegaFun3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Fakenham
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Fakenham Superbowl and Megafun offer 6 lanes of family friendly modern tenpin for your family delectation; if you've never done it before (where have...

Girl feeding horse at The Suffolk Punch Trust in Woodbridge

The Suffolk Punch Trust

  • Woodbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

The Suffolk Punch Trust has an array of sights and activities for all ages so families with children can make a real day out of visiting the Trust. I...

Ruins of Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum

Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Museum

  • Little Walsingham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Walsingham Abbey Grounds and Shirehall Museum The grounds of Walsingham Abbey are famous for the spectacular ruins of the mediaeval Priory and pl...

Map and booklet for Walsingham Treasure Trail

Walsingham Treasure Trail

  • Little Walsingham
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Walsingham self-guided Treasure Trail is a perfect way to get the family out and about exploring for a couple of hours. Great for locals and visi...

Go Ape Thetford

Go Ape Thetford

  • Brandon
  • Outdoor
  • High Ropes Courses

Amongst a patchwork of pines, broadleaves and Douglas Fir trees, discover a whole world of high ropes at Go Ape Thetford - the very first Go Ape to o...

Kids in go karts at Anglia Karting Centre in Swaffham

Anglia Karting Centre

  • Swaffham
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Anglia Karting Centre is an outdoor circuit with an overall length of 1030 metres. For starters all children have to be 8yrs old and no older than 16...

Indoor skating ramps at Area 25 Skatepark in Ipswich

Area 25 Skatepark

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Area 25 Skatepark is an innovative and well thought out place for kids to skate or scooter safely, whatever their ability level. It has a lot of vari...

Play2Day Ipswich

Play2Day Ipswich4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for indoor entertainment for the whole family? At Play2Day Ipswich you’ll find Adventure Play Centre, Lazer-Tag Arena, and Suffolk's largest...

Dad helping son to bowl at Tenpin

Tenpin Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Who doesn’t love a good spot of bowling? It’s a classic for a reason, something Tenpin Ipswich makes the most of with all sorts of slidey fun. Whethe...

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