Whether you’re visiting Great Yarmouth with friends, family or loved ones, there’s plenty of great activities for you to get involved with all year round. From mountain biking through to a traditional trip to the beach, you’ll never be short of activities, no matter how long you stay in Great Yarmouth.
Great Yarmouth is a cyclist’s dream. Not only are we blessed with miles and miles of unspoilt natural beauty, but the landscape itself is generally fairly flat, meaning no back-breaking, uphill cycling! The region is also particularly good for cycling because of the many cycle and footpaths in the area. One of the best places for a spot of scenic mountain biking is Fritton Lakes: bikes can be hired onsite, allowing you to explore the natural beauty of the area at your own pace.
Whether you’re a seasoned birder, or you just want to get closer to the local wildlife, Great Yarmouth is the perfect base for birdwatching. The Norfolk coastline contains some of the finest nature reserves in the country which are home in turn to a diverse array of bird species. Because of its geographical position, Norfolk plays host to a variety of birds migrating from Europe and even further afield during Spring and Autumn. This ensures that Norfolk receives more visits from rare birds than anywhere else in the UK, making it a birdwatcher’s paradise.
Great Yarmouth is home to a number of crazy golf courses, with a variety of different themes. At Pirates Cove, crazy golfers can enjoy a swashbuckling 18 hole adventure golf course, either in the daytime or under the floodlights in the evening. At Castaway Island, meanwhile, the nautical theme continues in the heart of Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Great Yarmouth without a game of crazy golf, and if you’re looking for something a little bit sporty, but also a lot of fun, then look no further.
One of the most enjoyable activities to do in Norfolk and Great Yarmouth is exploring the area by boat. Whether you hire a rowing boat, a canoe, a paddle board or a motor boat, this is the perfect way to explore Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area in a totally unique way.
Once again, Fritton Lakes is a great location for boating. You can hire out a Katakanuing, a rowing boat, paddle board or a canoe, and explore the 50 acre lake at your leisure.
A little further out is the Norfolk Broads National Park, a stunning labyrinth of lakes and waterways, totally unique in Great Britain. There are number of places to hire boats from throughout the Broads, but the closest to Great Yarmouth is perhaps Martham Boat Building & Dev Co Ltd, where a variety of different boat types can be hired out for the day, from motor boats to half deckers.