Destination guide

Visit family-friendly attractions near Great Yarmouth lodges

Lodges in Great Yarmouth put you in the heart of a charming resort town with long stretches of beach and numerous family-friendly attractions. You can visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium to see sharks, rays and penguins or take the kids on adventures at Joyland and Pleasure Beach amusement parks. For a little local history, you can visit the Nelson Museum and the Time and Tide Museum. No matter how you choose to spend your time, lodges in Great Yarmouth put you in reach of all the fascinating excursions.

Things to do

Attractions near holiday homes in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth holiday rentals on the seafront of Norfolk offer doorstep access to one serious menagerie of family attractions. The historic Joyland amusement park has been there since 1949 and comes laden with smile-inducing vintage rides like Snails, and the Jet Cars that whirl around a pre-made track. More gasps of wonder will be heard over in the SEA LIFE Centre Great Yarmouth, where it's possible to feed the turtles and brush the rays, and even drop in on the sharks – if you dare.


Things to do near Great Yarmouth holiday homes

While "fun in the sun" might sound a little ambitious for a British seaside resort, the point is that Great Yarmouth has all the bells and whistles of a bona fide family escape by the beach. There's sand – oodles of it – great for building castles and picnicking. There are gaming arcades and bowling alleys and cinema screens and more, all lining the Marine Parade, a place that seems tailor-made for those wholesome days on the Norfolk coast.


Climate during your stay in Great Yarmouth holiday homes

When the sun's shining and the weather is fine, Great Yarmouth really comes into its own. Unfortunately for this corner of East Anglia, there's enough rain and wind and even snow to fill all the tanks of the town's SEA LIFE aquarium. That's okay, though, because all that tends to come in the autumn and winter months, starting in October and ending in March. That leaves the hotter months of May, June, July and August to the beach hunters – book your Great Yarmouth holiday rentals then to be in for a family treat.

Natural features

Great Yarmouth spills into the sea

Great Yarmouth certainly isn't short of natural attractions. There's no secret about its beach. The North Sea rolls in along its whole 15-mile length, going from the built-up spots close to the piers of town to the dune-backed reaches by the campsites of Hopton-on-Sea – it's one of the real treasures of the Norfolk coast. In the other direction, the Norfolk Broads spread out along the River Yare. Those waterways and wetlands are a bird watcher's delight, with marsh harriers, cranes and coots aplenty.

How to get there

How to get to and around Great Yarmouth

The nearest airport is in Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.), located 19.6 mi (31.5 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Great Yarmouth Station, Berney Arms Station and Haddiscoe Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Family friendly

Family fun near Great Yarmouth holiday homes

Kids have endless options for fun and entertainment in Great Yarmouth. Holiday homes are available near kid-friendly places like Pleasure Beach, a beachside family fun park with rides and activities, and Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, a maritime museum with a 1950s wharf exhibit and artefacts of seafaring history. You could also visit Great Yarmouth Beach, a sandy beach with dramatic dunes, piers and boardwalk attractions.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth has numerous romantic locations for a memorable couple’s retreat. Holiday rentals are available near places like the Broads, a sprawling national park with waterways, exotic wildlife and a picturesque landscape, and the Elizabethan House Museum, a 16th-century home and museum with lavish furnishings and artwork. You’ll also enjoy Somerleyton Hall, a Victorian manor with ornate halls and bathrooms, fine art and expansive gardens.

How many holiday rentals are available around Great Yarmouth?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,188 holiday lettings around Great Yarmouth. From 192 mobile homes & caravans to 45 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Great Yarmouth?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said everyone ever. Find the perfect locale for you and your buddies and you'll be well on your way to beachy bliss. HomeAway has 191 holiday rentals by the beach to take your pick of. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties float your boat. Our options here include:

  • 170 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 167 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 121 rural holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Great Yarmouth?

Instead of getting a boring, cookie-cutter hotel room this holiday, you could just go for a whole house. You'll feel like you're part of the neighbourhood in no time! There are 540 options currently on HomeAway. Prices start at £59 a night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Cottage: 269 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £68 per night.
  • Mobile home: 230 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.
  • Chalet: 63 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £45 per night.

Can I stay in Great Yarmouth in a large group?

The recipe for the perfect getaway is chilling out with close friends and family in a fantastic new place. If you're travelling with a big group, HomeAway can help. House holiday rentals are the leading option for big groups of guests, with 116 available here. In the area, the rental properties that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we have 591 properties to rent perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night from just £59.
  • If you've got 8 in your family, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 411 rental properties suitable. You can book one for as little as £61 per night.
  • Trying to find rental properties to suit 5 guests? You'll be glad to find out we have 167 that will fit the bill. You can get one from just £54 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can take your aunt, your grandpa and all your buddies to Great Yarmouth.