Published:
4:35 PM February 7, 2022



Great Yarmouth is the place to be!

It’s the mid-term holiday message to families from Great Yarmouth’s tourism bosses who promise fun for all ages at its diverse attractions.

From seal watching to a spooky circus and exotic animal spectacular at the Sea Life Center and Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens to scenic walks on the Broads, Visit Great Yarmouth says the borough should be a top family destination when the schools go their separate ways next week.


Asa Morrison, the new Managing Director of Visit Great Yarmouth.
– Credit: Nick Butcher

Asa Morrison, chief executive of Visit Great Yarmouth, said the February semester was a key date in the year-round tourism offering.

He said: “The colder weather doesn’t need to deter people from making the most of what’s on offer.

“We have a great mix of adult and family days available from the Sealife Center to the iconic Hippodrome Circus and Thrigby Wildlife Gardens.”

As part of its master plan to attract more people to the resort and surrounding areas, Visit Great Yarmouth is promoting various events and attractions.


The Cirque des Horreurs is back at the Hippodrome with its new traveling show, La Sorcière.

The Cirque des Horreurs is back at the Hippodrome with its new traveling show, La Sorcière.
– Credit: Circus of Horrors

Cirque de l’Hippodrome is bringing back its Cirque des Horreurs from February 17-19 and this year there is the Addams Family Matinee each day aimed at children between 5-7pm, before the adults show each evening.

Doors are also open to the Sealife Centre, where youngsters can become rock pool explorers while learning about the underwater world, and Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, where work is underway on a new swamp house to house its crocodiles and his alligators.


Thrigby Hall's new crocodile as she emerges from the tube in which she was transported.  Photo: Sarah Bird at T

A crocodile at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
– Credit: Archant

There’s a week of kids’ craft activities at the Time and Tide Museum starting on Valentine’s Day, where families can create their own love chip or card.

On Wednesday, February 16, it’s time to play with the art of disguise as children are invited to create their own historical alter ego with a mask-making activity, while on Friday, February 18, families can enjoy the museum’s new exhibition Painting Faces: The Art of Flattery, looking at the history of makeup.

A print workshop is offered to explore self-expression and an opportunity to experience body art.

For lovers of the great outdoors, families can enjoy walks around the Filby and Rollesby Broads, or end with a beach stroll around the beautiful coast of Scratby, Hemsby or Winterton, where seal-watching has become more popular. frequent as they leave Horsey Beach.


a baby seal

A baby seal
– Credit: Harry Van Gorkum

Lyndon Bevan, Chairman of Visit Great Yarmouth, said: “There are plenty of scenic walks, restaurants and cafes open and the opportunity to soak up our local culture with exhibits in galleries and museums.

“Our visitors can expect something for all ages and interests.”

It was announced in December that Visit Great Yarmouth would invest over £420,000 in supporting major events in the borough this year.

For more information, visit www.visitgreatyarmouth.co.uk