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Wheels Festival “awesome” line-up for 2024


Iconic Wall of Death and international stunt team to headline two-day Wheels Festival in Great Yarmouth

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Titan the Robot will arrive on his cart to join the line-up for celebration of all things with wheels.

More than 500 cars have already booked and motorbikes are welcome to attend.

Great Yarmouth seafront will transform into a celebration of everything wheels next month in a two-day extravaganza of cars, heart-stopping stunts, superbikes and classic cars.
Returning to headline the hugely popular Wheels Festival are the Ken Fox Hell Riders and their gasp-inducing Wall of Death and the Stannage International Stunt Team to wow the crowds.

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Eggs-hilarating Easter in Great Yarmouth

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Eggs-hilarating Easter in Great Yarmouth
Feed some baby lambs, take part in a pirate treasure hunt or enjoy a swashbuckling circus adventure during the Easter holidays in Great Yarmouth.
As the season gathers pace, there’s plenty to keep all the family entertained across the borough with indoor and outdoor activities planned at a host of attractions.
The crowd-pulling Hippodrome Circus celebrates its 10th blockbuster year with its popular Pirates Live, one of the most anticipated shows of the year, returning with a brand-new adventure.
Full of heart stopping circus stunts, comedy scenes and aerial artistry, it runs until April 14.
Book a VIP feeding experience to feed Noah, the green sea turtle at Great Yarmouth Sealife Centre, 

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The New Whats On Guide to Great Yarmouth 2024 Launched

A What’s On guide showcasing the plethora of attractions, beaches, events, food and cultural experiences available in Great Yarmouth throughout 2024 has been launched.
The comprehensive A5 handbook also contains discount vouchers to help day trippers, holidaymakers and residents plan their days.
The 68-page guide features colourful adverts with each business’s ‘what’s on’ information, the major summer events and dates, attractions, places to eat and a list of all shows and festivals available throughout each month.
It is the first time the What’s On Guide has been produced by Visit Great Yarmouth.

Available in both digital and print, it signposts the top restaurants, the variety of beautiful beaches and how to get the best out of the historical town.

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Magic of Christmas showcased in Great Yarmouth

Festive spirit is available in abundance this Christmas with a host of activities, shows and attractions on offer for all the family in the Great Yarmouth area.
Join Snowy’s Conservation Crew at SeaLife Great Yarmouth for a special artic Christmas adventure to learn about the North Pole and the animals that live there.
There will be an interactive trail through the aquarium, taking on the challenges and finding the answers, as well as learning about oceans and discovering the creatures inside the centre.
There’s a price for each child taking part in the trail.
Over at The Hippodrome, the spectacular Christmas circus and water show is back with Jack Jay and Ben Langley at the helm.

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Visit Great Yarmouth will take the helm of Wheels Festival

Popular crowd-pleasing event to return with new organisers
One of the key events on the Great Yarmouth events calendar is returning next year with new organisers.
Visit Great Yarmouth will take the helm of The Wheels Festival from Great Yarmouth Borough Council to manage and coordinate the event on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30 2024.
The council has passed the reins to tourism bosses after changes in budgets prevented it taking the event forward.
Carl Smith, Leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said:
“The Wheels Festival is a fantastic event that attracts visitors from all around the UK to Great Yarmouth’s seafront, bringing around 50,000 people to the town in 2023.

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Tourism boosted Great Yarmouth economy by more than £630 million last year

Tourism generated more than £630,000 million for the Great Yarmouth area economy last year (2022) – nearly £200 million more than the previous year.
Beaches, attractions, entertainment and heritage across the destination attracted more than 7.5million visits by holidaymakers and day trippers in 2022 injecting a total of £631,062,890 to the borough’s economy.
Figures from the independent Cambridge Model report reveal more than 2.5 million more visits last year than in 2021 with visitors spending nearly £1/2 billion (£467 million) last year compared to £322 million in 2021.
The report also highlights tourism as a significant employment sector. Almost 30 per cent of jobs in the borough were created by tourism last year,

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Summer fireworks return

Summer fireworks and street acts return
The holidays will kick off with a bang as the Big Summer Fireworks return to Hemsby and Great Yarmouth next week.
Big Tuesdays and Big Wednesdays begin at Hemsby on Tuesday (July 25) and Wednesday, (July 26) in Great Yarmouth, and will run every week for six consecutive weeks.
Fireworks will illuminate the skies across Hemsby and Great Yarmouth at 10pm, but a plethora of free entertainment takes place each Tuesday and Wednesday at 5pm and 9pm, courtesy of Out There Arts, who will line the streets at each venue with jaw dropping spectacles.
Day trippers, holidaymakers and residents can also make the most of the stunning shorelines of Great Yarmouth,

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Golden Ticket competition worth more than £500 each launches Great Yarmouth summer season 2023

Golden Ticket 2023
Visit Great Yarmouth’s Golden Ticket Giveaway 2023 runs until 26th July 2023

Four lucky winners will win the ultimate day out in Great Yarmouth for six people, which includes watching a show at the Hippodrome Circus, marvelling at the amazing aquatic antics at the Sea Life, a fantastic time at the Pleasure beach, afternoon tea at Sara’s Tearoom and a visit to Great Yarmouth’s Tide and Tide Museum.
To be in with a chance of winning this Fantastic Day Out head over to our Visit Great Yarmouth Facebook to enter


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Major Cash Investment for Great Yarmouth’s Tourism Economy

Major cash injection for Great Yarmouth’s tourist offer

Visit Great Yarmouth announces huge investment – boosting economy, jobs and the all-year round tourism offer.

More than £450,000 will be plunged into the borough through supporting at least 16 events on the calendar, marketing, and individual projects.

Organisations providing events across the Great Yarmouth borough are to benefit from a major cash windfall.
Visit Great Yarmouth is to invest more than £450,000 into marketing activities, projects, physical enhancements and the events programme to build on the rich array of activities available for holidaymakers and day trippers.
The funding is part of the overall financial investment from The Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area (GYTABIA),

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