The Golden Mile shows off the best of the quintessential British seafront, a colourful promenade of arcades, shops and funfairs. Joylands American Diner and the childrens Fun Park is packed with rides and attractions. Within the Great Yarmouth area there are over 15 miles of wide, sandy beaches ideal for bathing and beachcombing.
The Hippodrome Circus is a fantastic circus ring venue, shows include water stunts, acrobatics and comedy acts. The Sea Life Centre located on the Marine Parade displays many aquatic creatures as well as penguins, crocodiles and turtles. There are rock pools, underwater tanks for visitors to walk through and regular talks with feeding demonstrations.
The Merrivale Model Village has crazy golf and a miniature railway running throughout the animated scenes, and a collection of vintage slot machines in the Old Penny Arcade. The Waterside Rollesby is a fun boating and dining experience, with views from the restaurant of the local wildlife across The Broads. Fishing and dinghy hire are available, for the younger members of the family there is an outdoor play area.
As well as these vibrant additions to the town there is also a rich maritime heritage which is displayed in the Time & Tide museum and the Nelson Museum. A short drive from the town is Somerleyton Hall, open to visitors April through to September. This grand stately home is beautifully preserved inside and the 5000 acre estate has formal gardens and a 19th century maze.