Get active on holiday and let off some steam, with a huge choice of things to do in Great Yarmouth. Whether it’s ten-pin bowling or indoor children’s activity centres, adventure golf, stand-up paddleboarding or watching the horse racing outside in the fresh sea air, there are also 118 hectares of parks and open spaces where you can relax, unwind and enjoy yourself.
For racing and golfing enthusiasts, Great Yarmouth is a fantastic base from which to enjoy everything that the Norfolk racing and golfing fraternity has to offer. Boasting the only seaside race course with a straight mile, Great Yarmouth horse racing welcomes horses and jockeys from Newmarket at every meeting. Yarmouth Stadium has a busy programme of greyhound and stock car racing. For golfers, Greater Yarmouth doesn’t disappoint – there are three 18-hole golf courses and a 9-hole course with driving range locally, and nearly 30 more golf courses in Norfolk, all within easy driving distance of the borough.
Watersports can be enjoyed inland at Martham where canoes, and stand up paddle boards can be hired, or on the Trinity Broads where an old-fashioned rowing boat will quietly take you on a discovery of these beautiful land-locked Broads at Rollesby. Or you can watch windsurfing and small dinghies speeding over the water at Filby where sometimes model boats are also out to play. If you’d like to travel slightly faster, hire a day boat at St. Olaves or Martham and explore Breydon Water or cruise along the winding Broads network.
For the even more energetic, there are plenty of adventure activities to choose from in Great Yarmouth, including several multi-use courts all over the borough. You can also enjoy all weather athletics track and basketball facilities in Great Yarmouth, or have a go on the fitness trail on Gorleston Cliffs.
If the kids need to run around and let off steam, the gardens in Great Yarmouth are ideal; Wellesley Road recreation ground is at the northern end of the seafront, whilst St Nicholas recreation ground with an outdoor skate and BMX park is at the southern end. The beautiful St. George’s Park with nautical themed playground is in the middle on the way to the town centre, or if you’re in Gorleston you’ll find plenty of green space and a lovely playground on top of the cliffs.
And after all the Great Yarmouth sports and leisure activities, if you’ve still got the energy, how about a visit to the Yarmouth racecourse or greyhound stadium to watch everyone else racing around?
If this sounds like a great place to visit, why not enter the great competition being run by Greater Yarmouth Tourism to win a 7 night holiday for up to eight people in 2016, with many attraction passes included in the prize.