Whether you are in the area for a short romantic break or a couple of weeks away with the whole family, there are plenty of fun activities for all ages and all members of your family. Spend a day discovering the heritage of the area, roaming the beautiful countryside with its idyllic villages, or get back to nature and explore the wonders of the Norfolk Broads. Whether you choose the seaside, attractions indoors or outdoors, there really is something for everyone to enjoy, in the beautiful county of Norfolk.
Sea Life Centre
The Sea Life Centre is a fantastic place for a day of admiring and learning about a huge range of ocean creatures. Go along and become memorised by the incredible colours and interesting facts. With a range of talks throughout the day, you can learn about sharks, turtles, crocodiles and much more! Why not attend one of the feeding sessions to see the creatures in all their action? If you don’t fancy sticking to the timetable of talks, the fantastic interactive displays and information dotted around the centre will answer most of your questions. It’s easily found by car or train, and with an indoor play area and restaurant, you could easily spend the whole day there.
No holiday to a seaside town would be complete without a trip to the beach! Gorleston-on-Sea is a small town just outside of Great Yarmouth and has a stunning stretch of golden sand and sea. Whether you are planning on spending the day, building sandcastles and jumping waves or you just want a quiet stroll with an ice cream; the Gorleston-on-Sea beach will not disappoint. With cafés, amusements and toilets, close by, you can have hours of fun!
The Pavillion Theatre is also in Gorleston-on-Sea and offers a diverse and exciting program. Why not treat yourself to a good night out and see what is on while you are in the area? With a mix of tribute bands, comedies, dramas, murder mysteries and more, there is something to suit all tastes. If you want to make an evening of it, the nearby restaurant The Shed has a relaxed atmosphere, attractive surroundings and most importantly, great food. A discount is offered to people attending the theatre, so make sure you mention where you are going before you order.
Model Village Merrivale
The award-winning Merrivale Model Village is one of the best attractions in the area. Appreciating the miniature village is fun for all ages. Stroll through the small versions of castles, Tudor villages, stadiums and tea rooms to inspire your imagination. Don’t miss the observation wheel and airships! After you have looked around the village, play a game of crazy golf or try your luck with the vintage slot machines.
Lacons Brewery Museum
Great Yarmouth has a rich and interesting history. Lacons Brewery Museum will give you an insight into the heritage of the area and its brewing experience. The brewery opened in 1760 and is still producing ale today which can be found in many Norfolk pubs. During the 1800’s they supplied beer all over the UK, with around 150,000 pints per week being taken to London. If you are an ale drinker, be sure to try one of their ales on your visit; the Encore, Legacy and Falcon Ale are some of our favourites.
Tide and Time Museum
Great Yarmouth once had a bustling fishing industry, in particular, herring. A trip to the Tide and Tide Museum will help you discover the history of the industry in the town. The building was built in 1850 and for many years was the site for curing and smoking the fish. The museum has an extensive collection of maritime artefacts, one of the largest of which is of fishing equipment. There is a great collection of art and photographs which provide a visual of the everyday life at the site. The building is full of character, and some say, they can still smell the smoke throughout.
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