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Iceni Magazine | July 2, 2022

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Year-round attractions to enjoy in Yarmouth, whatever the weather

Year-round attractions to enjoy in Yarmouth

September has arrived, the kids are returning to school, and thoughts naturally turn away from the seaside and towards autumn evenings and the festive season that will soon follow.

So ends another summer in Great Yarmouth. But while the beaches and seafront might have that air of quiet that naturally descends, this is a perfect time to visit for those whose leisure time and pursuits are not dictated by the school holidays. If you are lucky enough to fall into that category, here are some of the year-round attractions that Great Yarmouth has to offer.

There’s always something happening at the Hippodrome

Summer’s not quite over yet as far as Yarmouth’s famous Hippodrome is concerned. Their Summer Spectacular will continue to run till mid-September, and features world-class circus acts, comedy and a breathtaking Water Spectacular that is the only show of its kind in Europe. After that, there’s a Halloween Spooktacular, written by Hippodrome regulars Jack Jay and Johnny Mac, that will appeal to all ages. When Halloween is behind us, the fun really starts, as it will be time for the Hippodrome to start gearing up for Christmas. 

Live like royalty at the Palace

What can be better than a night at the casino for some sophisticated, grown-up fun? The Palace is open seven days a week from midday till 6AM. As well as the usual range of table games and slots, there are some hi-tech live games that you can join from your smartphone or PC. Fans of no deposit casino deals you can find online will already be well versed in this sort of gameplay, but having the action take place right there in your local casino definitely adds a new twist. The Palace also has a full bar and a restaurant offering hearty fare at a competitive price. Don’t miss the all day breakfast!

Indoor golf? Why not?

Bringing the fun of crazy golf indoors has become the latest trend in the UK’s major cities, and you’ll find the same experience in Yarmouth’s historic Windmill Theatre on Marine Parade. Each of the 12 holes has its own theme and some unique challenges. The building also houses some fascinating exhibits that pay tribute to its theatrical past. It’s a great place to visit if you want to do something a little different, especially on a rainy Norfolk afternoon.

Sea life from a new perspective

The Sea Life Centre is one of Yarmouth’s top attractions. Something of a victim of its own success, it can get a little crowded during August. Now, though, is the perfect time to pay a visit. The Tropical Ocean Display takes its cues from some of the most famous underwater attractions on the globe, with its underwater tunnel that shows you a fish’s eye perspective on life. Situated towards the north of Marine Parade, the Sea Life Centre is open all day every day, with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


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