If you're planning your next holiday, short break or day out you won't be stuck for ideas for things to do in Great Yarmouth!
Yarmouth have an array of fantastic festivals and big events throughout the year in Greater Yarmouth, there's always something going on.
If you'd rather be indoors, check out the Sea Life Centre, MB's Funhouse, Time & Tide, Regent Bowl, the Nelson Museum, the Row Houses, Wellington Pier, Yesterday's World or the Hippodrome.
If you'd rather be breathing in fresh, clean sea air, head down to Merrivale Model Village, play a round of crazy golf, enjoy the Pleasure Beach at the end of the Golden Mile or the Fun Park in Hemsby, visit Thrigby Wildlife Gardens or Pettitts Animal Adventure Park!
If it's the thrill of the chase you need, buy your tickets now for Great Yarmouth's popular flat horse racing season at Great Yarmouth race course, or enjoy an evening at the dogs at Yarmouth Stadium where stock car racing is also on.
If you haven't booked any where to stay just yet, don't worry - the Greater Yarmouth accommodation guide is available - order your copy now, or book on-line.
For those looking for a spot of retail therapy, Great Yarmouth's town centre is full of all sorts of shops and stores, from our very own Independent Department Store to the busy market place, Market Gates shopping mall and the Victoria Arcade.
Places to go in Greater Yarmouth
Once you've arrived in Greater Yarmouth whether you're staying in Great Yarmouth, Caister-on-Sea, Gorleston-on-Sea, Clippesby, Hemsby, Burgh Castle, Hopton-on-Sea or anywhere in between, there's loads of places to go and things to do.
Greater Yarmouth has a stunning coastline with beaches to suit everyone, from quiet deserted beaches with sand dunes and not another soul in sight to traditional seaside family fun beaches with bouncy castles, deck chairs and donkey rides. We've got 15 miles of glorious golden sandy beaches to choose from, stretching from Hopton-on-Sea right up to Winterton-on-Sea.
With the Britannia Pier to the north and Wellington Pier to the south, Central Beach in Great Yarmouth stretches along the Golden Mile of seafront amusements, entertainment and attractions with plenty of restaurants and cafés, making it one of the best places to visit. Gorleston-on-Sea with it's huge bay, children's paddling pool and yacht pond is a firm family favourite beach along with the spacious beach at Hemsby Hole.
Escape inland for wide open skies, Norfolk countryside, quaint Norfolk villages and the famous Norfolk Broads where day boats and canoes can be hired. Rollesby, Ormesby and Filby suround the famous, tranquil Trinity Broads with some great walks.
Eat, drink and relax, we've hundreds of restaurants, pubs, tea-rooms and cafés to tempt every taste bud and suit every pocket! Sit back and be entertained at the unique Hippodrome circus show, by traditional end of the Pier theatre or by old time music shows
Things To Do in Greater Yarmouth
Spring or summer, autumn or winter, come rain or shine, whether you're here for a day or a stay, there are loads of things to do in Greater Yarmouth .
Set off down the seafront in search of seaside amusements, crazy golf, theme parks for kids small or tall, bowling alleys and model villages, or stroll out to sea along either pier. Wander further inland to visit one of the town's six museums, including the award winning Time & Tide museum or the Potteries and Smoke House, stashed full of shipwrecked goods to get a flavour of what the town is about. You won't be at a loss for what to do with the kids in Great Yarmouth. Alternatively, head for the town centre at the top of Regent Road where you'll find shops galore, from your high street favourites to our very own unique establishments.
Check out the beach - we've got 15 miles of glorious golden sand to choose from, stretching along a beautiful coastline of seaside towns and villages from Hopton-on-Sea via Caister-on-Sea right up to Winterton-on-Sea. You'll find stunning beaches and plenty going on in Hemsby and Gorleston-on-Sea. We're so proud of our clean, sandy, beautiful beaches that we've got specially designed beach wheelchairs available in Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre so that everyone who comes to Great Yarmouth can get on the beach!
We have three 18-hole golf courses and a superb selection of sports and leisure activities for everyone to enjoy. Escape inland for wide open skies, beautiful rolling Norfolk countryside and the famous Norfolk Broads where day boats and canoe hire are on offer.
In the evening, eat, drink and relax, we've hundreds of restaurants, pubs, clubs, tea-rooms and cafés to tempt every taste bud and suit every pocket. Gorleston Pavilion Theatre, the Hippodrome and Britannia Pier Theatre have an exciting programme of shows throughout the year or if you fancy a flutter visit one of our casinos, our seaside race track or Yarmouth Stadium for greyhound or stock car racing.
Come and have fun in Greater Yarmouth, there's plenty of things to do for all the family.
Yarmouth Ferry Port
The shortest and fastest vehicle route to the Isle of Wight is between Lymington, in the New Forest and Yarmouth in West Wight. This 35 minute route is served by three new ferries. You can sit back in the lounges, with bar and café facilities, or relax on the observation decks as you cruise the most picturesque route to the IOW.
Yarmouth Ferry Port by Car
From Newport follow the A3054 to Yarmouth.
Yarmouth Ferry Port by Train
There is a local Rail service to and from Yarmouth run by Island Line.
Yarmouth Ferry Port by Bus
Southern Vectis bus services operate from outside the terminal on Bridge Road.
Yarmouth Ferry Port Parking
There is a Pay & Display car park operated by the Council which is located approximately 100 meters from the Ferry Terminal.
Yarmouth Ferry Port Address
Quay Street, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0PB