Local Attractions

Places of interest near to Great Yarmouth


Norfolk Nelson Museum

Many thanks to the museum for their help with information and images about Lord Nelson for the New Grandstand.

Explore Nelson's career, from his Norfolk childhood through his famous battles to his tragic, heroic death. Find out about his mesmerising personality, his terrible wounds and his many illnesses - not to mention his scandalous love life. Avoid the rats and beware the cannonfire in Below Decks! Try our hammock, play ship's games, examine cannons from Nelson's time or relax in the picnic area of the Maritime Courtyard.



National Maritime Museum

Again, many thanks to the museum for their help with information and images about Lord Nelson.


Pleasurewood Hills

Leisure Way, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5DZ
Tel: 01502 586000 Email: info@pleasurewoodhills.com

Set within 50 acres of enclosed coastal parkland and just 10 mins from the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park has so much to do and explore, visitors can whizz around on the HYPER DRIVE dodgems NEW for 2015 it was the 11th new attraction in just 5 years! Experience a ride on the Marble Madness rollercoaster or jump onboard Wipeout, the tallest fastest and most extreme roller coaster in the East of England! Get soaked on Timber Falls log flume, enjoy some family fun in the Kiddie Zone or simply relax and enjoy fantastic shows wit The Sea Lions and our Playful Parrots.

We also offer a wide selection of places to eat and drink which include Christine’s Tea Room, Flying Fish, Porky’s Pantry and an alfresco style Terrace Café/Bar the Merry Mariner. Where possible we use locally sourced fresh and healthy ingredients for a delicious choice of food and drinks that provide customers with a great value nutritious meal.

So, whether you’re an adrenaline thrill ride seeker or looking for an exciting fun packed day out full of precious family memories, Pleasurewood Hills has it all, it’s fab fun for everyone!!


Thrigby Wildlife Gardens

Thrigby Hall, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3DR
Tel: 01493 369477

Progressive zoos like Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens are fast becoming a last refuge for many species as their natural homes are destroyed by the greed of man. The wild tiger of Sumatra are now down to a few hundred which is a fraction of their former numbers. Their forest habitat is being destroyed so fast that the remaining tigers are lucky to be alive and have little chance of meeting to produce another generation. All Sumatran Tigers in the care of zoos are being managed to ensure that one day, if and when really safe areas in their homeland can be established, there will be animals to aid restocking. Even when they were numerous and their home untouched by humans, the tigers were rarely seen. It is only in the safety of zoos that we can enjoy the certain privilege of viewing and appreciating this and other species. Their appreciation is a good step to accepting that we have a duty to ensure their perpetuation.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens is a strong supporter of The World Zoo Conservation Strategy of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.


Sealife Great Yarmouth

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3AH
Tel: 01493 330631

Showcasing more than 50 dazzling displays and more than 1,500 spectacular aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, colourful reef fish, octopus, rays and sea horses, SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth is the perfect way to experience the wonders of underwater life without getting wet!

A world of discovery is just a click away, we offer a wide range of events and we are located right on the sea front of Great Yarmouth you will be amazed with what you will find out!!! Check out our Shark Encounter, walk through Tropical Ocean Display and our Penguin News – we look forward to welcoming you on your journey of discovery.

Take this opportunity to experience our Sea Stars Feature as we welcome a new attraction during 2016!!


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