a 9 acre theme park situated on the Great Yarmouth sea front, Pleasure Beach is home to over 70 rides and attractions. The main park has over 20 large rides as well as crazy golf courses, water attractions, children’s rides and white knuckle classics.
Banham Zoo – a fun filled day out, the zoo is home to almost 1000 animals from around the world including, Tigers, Giraffes, Zebras, Penguins and Camels, amongst others. Open daily from 10am, Banham Zoo is 25 minutes from Norwich, 45 minutes from Yarmouth on the B1113.
Pettitts Animal Adventure Park – the park has rides for children, family entertainment, shows and exotic and domestic animals to see, feed and pet. Pettitts is open from 10am, 7 days a week and is on the B1140 at Reedham, 12 miles from Great Yarmouth and 17 miles from Norwich.
Joyland - Joylandwas originally opened in 1949 by the Cole family as a children’s theme park with rides like the 'Snails' and 'Tubs' which are still in existence today along with newer rides. Joyland is located on the Great Yarmouth seafront.
Redwings Horse Sanctuary –
Redwings is the largesthorse charity in the UK, working to savehorses,ponies, donkeys and mules.
The Charity’s base is in Norfolk, at Caldecott Hall, situated on the A143 between Great Yarmouth and Beccles (opposite Fritton Lake Countryworld). The Visitor Centre has over 70 acres of paddocks and is home to rescue horses, ponies, donkeys and a few mules. There is an Information & Welcome Centre, Nosebag Café and terrace, Gift Shop, donated goods charity shop, Tombola and the Horse Wise Education Centre.
Fritton Lake –
home to an adventure playground, Viking fort, children's farmyard, pony treks, falconry centre, waterfowl reserve, rowing boats, 9 hole putting green, cycle trail, wellie walks and course fishing; Fritton Lake is on the A143 Great Yarmouth/Diss road.
Great Yarmouth Racecourse –
holds race meetings from Easter to October with children's entertainment in school holidays and live music after evening race meetings. Children under 16 go free and the racecourse is on the A149 between Great Yarmouth & Caister-on-Sea.
Great Yarmouth Stadium
– Among the most popular events held at the stadium are Greyhound racing
(every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) and Motor Racing
; throughout the year the stadium stages Hot Rod racing and Banger racing amongst others. The stadium houses a 240 Seater Restaurant
, 3 private Executive Lounges
, two Raceview Bars, a trackside bar, a Raceview Diner & a ground floor snack bar. It also has an amusement area. The stadium is located between Great Yarmouth and Caister-on-Sea, on Yarmouth Road.
Merrivale Model Village –
located on Great Yarmouth seafront you can wander around the maze of paths, spot the cricketers playing on the village green, the firemen carrying out a daring rescue and relive all the magic of the funfair in miniature. You can also sit back and relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding Merrivale model village and the village comes alive after dark, street lamps glow and windows are lit to add a whole different dimension.
Time & Tide Museum
– Finalist in the European Museum of the year completion in 2006, the museum details the history of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston. Open all year round, located on Blackfriars Road in Great Yarmouth.
Great Yarmouth - One of Britain’s most popular seaside resorts, Great Yarmouth has a long, soft, sandy beach, located between the two piers. There are a plethora of activities, even on a rainy day! As a bucket and spade resort it never fails to deliver.
Great Yarmouth came third in the top five beaches for sandcastle building in 2004, when scientists visited popular beach resorts in Britain to collect sand samples.
A 3km stretch of sandy beach with lifeguard service during the summer season, Gorleston beach is protected by timber groynes and rock armour.
- A blue flag sandy beach with a number of offshore reefs that provide a safe beach for families. Sea Palling is also popular with jet skiers.
Tourist Information Centre
Tel; 01493 842195 or 846345
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015