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Whats On This Summer: Great Yarmouth And Surrounding Areas

By July 19, 2018

Whats On This Summer:
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Are you ready for this summer? I am! It's always fun but also really stressful, so I've found all these family events to keep the kids entertained and you sane for a little while. And I wanted to share this amazing guide with you all so you have all the best summer events and info in one place! 
LETS GO!


20/07/18- Circus Summer Spectacular - Hippodrome Circus- 19:30PM
Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building. The 2018 show will be themed around the 250-year celebration of the circus first being created.

21/07/18- Summer Reading Challange Launch- Gorleston Library -9:30AM-16:00PM
Come along to the launch of this year's Summer Reading Challenge! Pick up your collector's pack and find out about all of the different ways you can make some mischief with Dennis and friends over the summer!

23-27/07/18 Bugs, Birds and Mini Beasts
Seagulls Centre (Field) Tue 11.00-2.00
Peggotty Road Centre (Garden) Thur 11.00-2.00
Summer is here ... and the outdoors is alive with bugs, birds and minibeasts. So put on your investigating head and get ready for a close-up look at the wildlife in our gardens. Come and join in our bug and bird hunts, take part in our exciting craft activities and explore the sensory play


24/07/2018 - Lego Club Party - Gorleston Library -4-5:30PM
Come and join us at the summer Lego party, have some food, play games, win prizes and build!
We also have hot drinks available for the adults and some homemade cakes and cupcakes!
Tickets are 50p Available from the Library front desk.

22/07/18 - Stock Car Racing - Yarmouth Stadium - 17:30PM 
Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing. Children Welcome.

23/07/18 - Greyhound Racing- Yarmouth Stadium - 18:30
Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening Children Welcome.

24/07/18- Tree Climbing - Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre -12-1PM
We have two very different trees set up for climbing. Our Scots Pine allows you to climb to 9.5m and is a great introduction to climbing, whilst our Turkey Oak at 12.5m offers a more difficult challenge with a variety of climbing routes.

24/07/18 - Raft Building - Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre - 2-3:30PM
Raft Building allows groups to work together to use limited resources to build a raft and paddle a certain distance on it, on the lake. Materials are provided and working as a team you will learn new skills to build your raft.

24/07/18 - Hemsby Fireworks - Hemsby Village - 10PM - FREE
Join us at Hemsby beach for a fantastic free aerial firework display on Tuesday nights during the school summer holidays.

25/07/18 - Wild Wednesdays - Fairhaven Water Garden - 11-3PM 
Family event, wild and crafty fun in the garden. Children welcome, Disabled access.

25/07/18- Archery Class - Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre - 12-1PM 
Archery continues to be one of our most popular activities for families, friends, organisations and school groups due to the huge progress in skill level which can be made by all participants during a single session.

25/07/18- Bushcraft- Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre - 2-3PM
Bushcraft is about using the resources readily available to us in the wilds. Our ancestors called it day to day life. It’s strange to think that despite our apparent advances in modern society, we struggle to practice basic skills.

25/07/18 - Picnic and Paddle - Fairhaven Water Gardens - 6-8PM
Gentle summer evening paddle along Broadland waterways, stopping for a picnic in the reeds with Free Spirit Canoe Tours. Small groups. No experience necessary. All abilities welcome. 

25/07/18 - Evening Boat Cruise - Fairhaven Water Garen - 7PM
Evening boat cruise along the river Bure to view St Benet's Abbey, returning for a warming hot chocolate in the tearoom.

25/07/18 - Quiz Night - St. Georges Theatre Great Yarmouth - 7:30PM
Test your knowledge & tickle your tastebuds Quiz with a selection of American desserts

25/07/18- Fireworks- Great Yarmouth Seafront - From 9PM (fireworks start at 10pm) - FREE
Every Wednesday evening for six weeks the skies over Great Yarmouth are illuminated with our fantastic summer firework spectacular.

26/07/18 - Wildlife Canoe Trails- Fairhaven Water Gardens- 2-4PM
Uncover the secret of our hidden waterways and get up close and personal to our wildlife with this guided exploration of the broad and backwaters of Fairhaven by Free Spirit Canoe Tours.

26/07/18- Horse Racing- Geat Yarmouth Racecourse - 14:15-17:30PM
Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for a day at the races.

26/07/18 - Greyhound Racing- Great Yarmouth stadium -18:30PM
Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening.

27/07/18- I Spy Friday- Fairhaven Water Garden- 10-5PM
Family event: I spy in the woods, follow the clues to lead you to hidden treasure.

28/07/18 - Tree Climbing - Fitton Lake Outdoor Centre -2-3PM
We have two very different trees set up for climbing. Our Scots Pine allows you to climb to 9.5m and is a great introduction to climbing, whilst our Turkey Oak at 12.5m offers a more difficult challenge with a variety of climbing routes.

28/07/18 & 29/07/18- Gorleston's Annual Clifftop Festival - 10AM-Late
The 2018 Gorleston Clifftop Festival will take place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July on Gorleston Clifftop. Over the two day event, you can expect a huge variety of entertainment, stalls, fun fair, live music, sports & much more!
Plus fireworks on the sunday at 11pm!

29/07/18 - Archery Class - Fitton Lake Outdoor Cemtre - 1-2PM
Archery continues to be one of our most popular activities for families, friends, organisations and school groups due to the huge progress in skill level which can be made by all participants during a single session.

29/07/18 - Great Yarmouth Brass - Gorleston Band Stand - 2-4PM FREE
Listen to the sounds of Great Yarmouth Brass at Gorleston Bandstand. Feel free to bring picnics and blankets.

29/07/18 - Summer Concert - Fairhaven Water Garden -2-4PM FREE ENTRY
The Busketeers of Sheringham: a 7 piece band of retired musicians and singers performing to raise money for the charity East Anglian Air Ambulance a variety of popular music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's.

30/07/18-05/08/18 ROARR! Dippys Birthday Party Week- Roar Dinosaur Adventure Norwich- 9:30-4:30PM
Our very own dinosaur Dippy is having a birthday party and everyone is invited! Help Dippy celebrate his Birthday with fun activities, entertainment and Birthday cake!

30/07/18-03/08/18 - Outer space 
Hopton CE Primary School (Field) Mon 11.00-2.00 

Seagulls Centre (Field) Wed 11.00-2.00 
Peggotty Road Centre (Garden) Fri 11.00-2.00
This is Music Week! Get ready for a week of singing, dancing, marching and music making as we explore the realms of outer space. We’ll have drums, xylophones and percussion instruments to keep us busy on our journey, and there’ll be lots of time to sing with our friends.

31/07/18 - Scavenger Hunt - Fairhaven Water Garden -10-5PM
Family event: Scavenger hunting in the woods! Fit as many tiny objects as you can into a small container.

31/07/18 - Tree Climbing - Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre - 12-1PM
We have two very different trees set up for climbing. Our Scots Pine allows you to climb to 9.5m and is a great introduction to climbing, whilst our Turkey Oak at 12.5m offers a more difficult challenge with a variety of climbing routes.

31/07/18 - Raft Building -Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre-  2-3:30PM
Raft Building allows groups to work together to use limited resources to build a raft and paddle a certain distance on it, on the lake. Materials are provided and working as a team you will learn new skills to build your raft.

31/07/18 - Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus Heritage Guided Walk - The Pier (lasts approx 1.5hrs)
New for 2018! Over the years, Great Yarmouth's seafront has played host to many famous names and faces. Take a trip down memory lane and learn how the holiday and entertainment industry has played its part in how the seafront looks today.
Walk Route: Britannia Pier to Wellington Pier finishing at The Hippodrome

03/08/18 - Pure Queen - Gorleston Pavillion Theatre - 19:30PM
Pure Queen, The tribute show to Queen & Freddie Mercury, Mark has been captivating audiences with his award-winning and breathtaking tribute act to Freddie Mercury and Queen. Children Welcome.

04/08/18 - Belton Fun Day And Classic Car Show - 12-17:00PM
Head to Belton for a FREE great family day out with a classic car and bike show and lots of things going on around the playing field to keep the whole family entertained.

05/08/18 - American And Classic Car Display - Anchor Plaza (next to joyland) 
Join the East Coast Pirates Car Club throughout the year at the Anchor Plaza to enjoy some of the finest classic vehicles ever to be produced by Uncle Sam and from the UK.

05/08/18 - Caister Lifeboat Day - Caister Lifeboat Station- 10-4:30PM
Come and meet the crew, see both lifeboats being launched and enjoy a fun family day out supporting this very worthwhile cause.

06-10/08/18 - Pirates And Mermaids Great Yarmouth Beach Tues 11.00-2.00
Gorleston Beach Thur 11.00-2.00

Bring your buckets and spades, and join us on the beach. We’ll be paddling in the sea, playing games and building sandcastles. Bring family and friends, and help us dig for buried treasure! You’ll find us behind the Boating Lake at Gorleston, and behind Joyland at Great Yarmouth.

13-17/08/18 - Dressing Up Time 
Peggotty Road Centre Mon 11.00-2.00
Hopton Village Hall Wed 11.00-2.00
Seagulls Centre (Field) Fri 11.00-2.00

Pull out your dressing up box and choose who you want to be for the day. Witches, pirates, princesses, ladybirds, everyone’s welcome. Pack up a picnic - and join us at your nearest venue. There’ll be arts and crafts, games to play and lots of other activities to join in with.

20-24/08/18- Messy Play 
Hopton Village Hall Tues 11.00-2.00
Peggotty Road Centre Thur 11.00-2.00 

Everyone’s favourite! Paint, gloop, and mousse, shaving foam, water and slimy pasta - this is your chance to get really messy where it doesn’t matter (because we’ll be doing the cleaning up!). Make sure you wear old clothes and shoes


For more info on local and repetitive events click here!

I really hope you have an amazing summer holiday! Keep checking back for more great content :D

Much Love
Mumma
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