There’s so much to do and see in Great Yarmouth. If you’re old or young, whether it’s sunny or rainy, and if you have children or not you will be spoilt for choice. However, all of this choice can make it difficult to decide what to do first, and if your time in Great Yarmouth is limited, you might not know what to prioritise. That’s why we have put together everything you need to know about Great Yarmouth’s top three attractions: to narrow down the choice and to save you time!
A trip to Great Yarmouth wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Pleasure Beach. It hosts a variety of different rides, which means that whether you’re a thrillseeker or prefer something a little more sedate, there is something for you. It’s home to the 85 year old wooden Roller Coaster, one of only eight of its type in the world. The 9 acre site has free entry, and entry to rides is possible with either tokens or a wristband which can be bought on site. This means that even if you aren’t looking to use the rides, you can still experience the fun atmosphere.
The whole family is welcome at Pleasure Beach, as it is fully accessible for both wheelchairs and pushchairs, and disabled toilets and baby-changing facilities are available on the site. Dogs are also welcome, provided they are kept on leads at all times. It’s also very easy to access, with car parking next to and opposite the park, and the town centre and beach are just a short walk away.
Time and Tide Museum
This museum is a must-see in Great Yarmouth, and is perfect for when the weather isn’t so good. A visit will equip you with all you need to know about the history of the seaside town and how it became to be as we know it today. Audio guides are available for the museum, so you’ll understand everything by the end of your tour.
The museum is fully accessible to wheelchairs and guide dogs are welcome, as well as having baby feeding and changing facilities. so no one has to miss out.
Admission is £5.70 per adult, and £4.55 per child, but it is also possible to buy a family ticket. Just a short walk from the centre of Great Yarmouth, Time and Tide is easy to access, and there is also a car park opposite the museum.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Great Yarmouth in the evening, you should visit Yarmouth Stadium, which is situated just outside the town in West Caister, to watch the greyhound racing. There is also parking on site, so you needn’t worry about that!
The races take place on Mondays and Wednesday at 6.30pm (doors at 6pm), and Saturdays at 7.30pm (doors at 6.30pm), and admission costs £8.50 per adult (over 60s £6.50)- with any children under 16 entering for free. A variety of food and drink is available at the venue, meaning you can really make an evening of it! Whether you fancy your chances at placing a bet, or want to simply enjoy the atmosphere it’s bound to be a great night!
If you’re in the town for a day, a weekend or a week, be sure to squeeze these top three Great Yarmouth attractions into your schedule- you won’t regret it!
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