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What to do in Gr Yarmouth aside the obvious

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Arrowfanatic · 05/07/2019 19:06

Spending a few days in great Yarmouth with 3 children (10, 8, 6).

We have tesco vouchers for the pleasure beach theme park, and are hoping for a nice weather day for the beach. What else is there to do (aside from Arcades and the like)

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Katinski · 05/07/2019 19:53

The Time and Tide museum is unmissable! The only place where I felt the presence of a ghost/spiritShock I happened to be the only person there when I visited, then I went into the little gift shop, told the lady running it about my experience - and while I was telling her the CD of sea shanties she was playing just stopped! Fair freaked her out, it didGrin
btw, just inside the door on the wall there was a faded old newspaper cutting about a lad who fell to his death while stringing up the herrings to smoke/dry... i reckon it was him.

and then theres another museum, from memory (so im sure it's wrong) but didnt charles 2nd sign a charter or something there?

and there are great restaurants in the town too.

have fun,OP.Smile

newcupcake · 05/07/2019 20:06

The circus and the sea life centre

Millie2013 · 05/07/2019 20:23

Gorlaston beach is lovely, clean, big and has splash pads. caister is nice too and has a lifeboat station to explore
If you’re venturing a bit further afield, go and see the seals at Horsey ❤️

FurryScoob · 05/07/2019 21:15

Hemsby beach is nice & I would definitely recommend Pettittis adventure park (take a picnic)

Evidencebased · 05/07/2019 21:24

Elizabethan House Museum- mine used to call it 'the dressing up museum'.
Not huge, but charming. Good for kids, because if they don't want you to touch it, it'll be behind Perspex. If you can reach it, you can pick it up- tablewear, kitchen stuff, pikes. Or put it on- costumes, shields,hats etc.

Time and Tide is a must.

I think the Hippodrome is fascinating- maybe for junior age DC. ,who like shows, acrobats etc.

ThinkWittyThoughts · 05/07/2019 21:40

There's a car museum in a castle just outside Caister - the cars were more interesting and the castle less than it sounds.

Also a race track - check out if the stockies are racing whilst your there. Great fun

Rigby Hall zoo isn't far

I second the sea life centre in GY and can recommend the carriage rides on the front (but I love those anyway)

Gorleston beach is really nice - good sand castle or bury in the sand type of beach.

Singleandproud · 05/07/2019 22:05

The Venetian Waterways have just been reopened and are lovely to walk around, feed the ducks and its free then you can walk along the dunes.

If you have access to a car and children between 2 and 13 go to Bewilderwood for the day, its about 45 minute journey and brilliant, nothing else like it in the country.

Gorleston beach is lovely, (also in the new Danny Boyle movie) if you can get there for 9am tomorrow there is a stand up paddle boarding club for children 8+ it is drop in only at the minute £5 a child.

Caister castle and car museum is ok but quite pricey for what it is

Singleandproud · 05/07/2019 22:11

If the weather turns there is a jump warehouse in Great Yarmouth, the nearest cinema is in Gorleston as the Yarmouth one is closed or a trip to Norwich castle.

I would avoid GY town centre there are no shops there anymore other than food places, McD’s, KFC, Taco Bell and Burger King and £lands and aDebenhams which is just about hanging on it has become very rough and dilapidated although the market chips are still the best. If you need anything go to Gapton Hall retail park although avoid rush hour it a nightmare getting over the bridges then.

Arrowfanatic · 06/07/2019 09:07

Thank you everyone!

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confusedofengland · 06/07/2019 09:53

I was coming on to recommend the seals at Horsey Beach but somebody has beaten me to it! One of the most amazing natural things I have ever seen.

Also out that way is gorgeous Winterton or Hemsby for arcades etc.

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