The whistle’s blown and there’s no more competitive football tournament or rugby festival matches for the day – so what to do?

Discover those exciting answers below!

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Sea Life Great Yarmouth

What a great way for your young people to discover penguins, jelly fish, crocodiles, rays, sharks and a bucket-load more at the local aquarium.

Merlin Pass holder? Then enjoy perks like food as well as family and friend tickets discounts. Conveniently open most days, just check their site for the perfect time for you.


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Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach (and so many more!)

Family friendly to the core – unleash your down-time awesomeness with heaps of fun at Great Yarmouth’s Pleasure Beach!

Adrenaline-filled rides include the Big Apple Coaster, Disko and the Floaty Boaty alongside plenty of places to eat and gardens to explore. Plus, entry wristbands give you unlimited access to rides for the day and can be brought at a discount over on the Pleasure Beach site.

Explored all this beach has to offer? Then head over to Gorleston-on-Sea or Hemsby Beach (Hemsby is a short walk from where you’d stay if you stayed with Sports Tours – winner!) or any of the countless others dotted along the Norfolk coast.


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Burgh Castle

Step back in time all the way back to the Roman period with Burgh Castle!

If you want a relaxing walk or just want to take in the big-skies of Norfolk – this ancient monument’s only a short drive from the centre of Great Yarmouth and on Sundays from May until September – find free tours from 2pm.


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Merrivale Model Village

You can explore over an acre of brilliant life-like miniatures mixed with classic villages, a space section and even Thomas the Tank Engine!

A sensory garden, amusement arcades, remote control cars and crazy golf are also on offer.


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If you want more fairground-esk bang for your buck after Pleasure Beach, then hop on over to Joyland – where their Super Snails have been since 1949! (there’s been a few refurbs since then).

Other rides are:

  • The Spook Express
  • The Balloon Wheel
  • And the Pirate Ship

Smaller kids with you? Then Joyland might be the attraction you’ll find most attractive – entry is FREE too!

Britannia Pier in Great Yarmouth

Britannia and Wellington Piers (with Arcades!)

Are you even at the seaside if there isn’t a pier and an arcade?

Great Yarmouth has you covered with 2 piers and a huge number of easy to access arcades for you and your squad to get stuck in to.

Only question is – 2p machines or Whack-A-Mole – which one first?


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Tide and Time Museum

Tide and time wait for everyone at this impactful museum focusing on Great Yarmouth’s maritime and fishing heritage.

Watch your kids explore and enjoy an old-style street, quayside and a bucket-load of boats. You’ll also find free parking opposite the museum, making it an easy place to access.


Ready for Great Times in Great Yarmouth?

There you go – if all the fun of the seaside is your thing, you’ll find plenty of classic coastal fun in Great Yarmouth.

And whether you’re a footballer or rugby player, we’ve got events that understand the spirit of each sport. Give us a quick call or fill out the short enquiry form by clicking the button below and we’ll get back to you.

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