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      25.10.2006 13:00
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      A great holiday or day out for all the family.

      What does Type of Attraction does Great Yarmouth have?

      Great Yarmouth one of the Uk's major seaside town but what has Great Yarmouth to offer? What makes people come here time and time again?

      Pleasure Beach - South on the Seafront is the Pleasure beach which is Fair for all ages. I must admit this isn't as good as it has been but the company is planning on some major works including a complex for all weathers which would give the town a great boost. The pleasure beach has many rides and the best it the wooden roller coaster. You can pay for rides by token or buy a wrist band.

      Amazon World - This is a reptile house and includes snacks, spiders and has many talks and handling experiences which my children love. You will find this on the local seafront.

      Sealife centre - This is situated on the seafront and houses lots of fish's and talks throughout the day. We visit a lot because the paper gives out free children's entries which come in very handy.

      Model Village - I always love visiting here as i like the great detail in the mini little lands. Love the trains which run around the place.

      Marina Centre - This is a sports complex and includes a swimming pool, bowling, fitness centre. This building also has a stage theate which is used for shows throughout the year.

      Winter Gardens - This house an indoor play area for the children and a bar area for the adults to play in.

      Cinema - This is located on the seafront and has 6 screens. The Cinema is called the Hollywood.

      Amusements - Great Yarmouth has tons all lining the road, some are better than others but that's personal opinion.

      Crazy Golf - The seafront has 3 outdoors crazy gold courses the Pirate one is the best but the most expensive. You will also find a Indoor crazy gold in the windmill located half way along the seafront.

      Oasis Tower - Get a birds eye view of the town, look out for miles. My children love going up the tower, can get very busy.

      Piers - Great Yarmouth has two main pier plus a fishing jetty. One of the piers is having major works but has a large amusements to keep to amused. The other Pier has a theate and hosts many big summer shows. The pier also has a mini fair at the end.

      Joyland - This is a children's fair and has mini rides to keep them entertained. My two children are 8 and 11 and have out grown this now but i still find the tubs and snails fun.

      Time and Tide - This is a museum all about the local area and its history.

      Bingo - Find many of these attractions in town.

      Horse racing - This is at the North end of the town and has many events throughout the year, mostly summer.

      Yarmouth Stadium - Here you will find dog racing or banger racing depending on the evening.

      Wax works - This is situated on regent road and has many famous wax figures for you to see.

      As well as Great Yarmouth having many attractions for you to visit, the surrounding area also include fun things to do, local tourist guides are very helpful.

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        18.07.2001 04:42
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        • "Make sure you have cash with you before you set out as the banks are miles away from anywhere!"

        Great Yarmouth is the East Coast's largest resort, boasting 200 acres of golden sandy beaches, miles of seafront entertainment and quality nightlife. The famous illuminations sparkle at night, whilst the (minor) celebrities sparkle in the Summer Season shows. During the daytime, there are all the ingredients for a fun, family holiday. I suggest you get there as early as possible, to secure a good car parking space as near to the seafront as you can. People have been coming to Great Yarmouth on holiday for years, and as people now increasingly go abroad, it is a shame that many of the old hotels are now boarded up and in disrepair. However, this doesn't deter the day-trippers, parents bringing their children to the beach for perhaps the first time, starting another generation of typical British holidaymakers. If you are interested in Horse Racing, Great Yarmouth races are very famous; racing has been held here since the 1700's. 17 days of racing are held between May and October each year, so take your pick, consult local press for details!! Families are actually well catered for, with entertainers on tap to keep the kids amused whilst the adults get on with some serious fluttering. Under 16's are also free of charge. There are more fast food outlets than you can shake a stick at, but also restaurants or cafes for a more formal occassion. Whilst staying at Great Yarmouth, it's worth checking out a show. The current summer season features the Chuckle Brothers, The Searchers, Joe Pasquale and Jimmy Cricket at the Pavillion Theatre, with many other family entertainment shows taking place at the Gorelston Pavillion Theatre, The Hippodrome Circus, St. George's Theatre and the Wellington Pier Theatre. Continuing our visit, one of the most exciting attractions and well worth a visit, is the Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach. Apparently one and a half million visitors each year pass through the doors. I think they a
        ll go on the day I go - however, the entrance to the site is free, allowing you to pick and choose the rides you want to go on. If you like white knucke rides, the Terminator will be your scene, which spins and turns 360 degrees. However, there is a great mixture of modern and traditional rides, the most well-known, the Roller Coaster. The town centre boasts all the high street shops and two markets, depending on what days you visit, and a huge Asda which is open 24 hours. It also has the traditional seaside rock-type shops, as well as several lovely fish and chip shops. If you want a full day out, or fun long weekend, I suggest you take a break and visit Great Yarmouth and remember what a British seaside holiday is truly all about.

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        24.06.2001 05:21
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        Greasy spoons and amusement arcardes. That's primarily why people come to Yarmouth. Or is it? Well, considering the seafront is probably the main thing people are attracted to, then the above named is what they will find! Okay, so they're not ALL greasy spoons. There are the odd one or two, but most of them are rather nice. There are loads of restaurants on the seafront to choose from where you can get a fairly nice roast dinner for a fiver. Bare in mind, it's tinned veg they use, and not the real macoy! But, you can't expect much else for a fiver, can you? There are numerous arcades along the front to fritter your money away on the 2p machines, and other mind-boggling machines. Now I'm on the seafront, I'll stay there for the time being. There is Joyland, a small fun fair next door to Brittania Pier aimed at children, although adults can ride on some rides with them. There is also the Pleasure Beach. But I won't go into that one. (See seperate opinion for details!). There are 2 main piers. One I've already mentioned, and Wellington Pier, which is owned by Jim Davidson. Both have summer shows in July and August which are good fun. Situated in the middle of the piers is the Jetty, a smaller pier. There's nothing on here, but good for fishermen. Heading towards town, there is Regent Road, where you will find all the seaside shops that sell cheap undies and t-shirts with obscenities written on them. All the things people want to make a complete dick of themselves! But - we love 'em, don't we?! The beach is large and spacious. Although, in my opinion, the sea itself isn't 100% pure, you do find people swimming in it, and there is enough beach to fit the largest of families on with their hired deck chairs and wind-breaks! Into town, market day is on a Wednesday and Saturday (on a Friday too in summer time). This is taken up in the carpark, and is fairly big,
        with 3 rows to wander up and down. There is parts of the old town wall peppered around the town which you will find along the way. The Quay itself makes a rather pleasent stroll. Sometimes there's not many boats in, but all the same, a nice walk! There are plenty of alley ways to walk down with shops down them. Great Yarmouth is great for all ages, from the very old to the very young. There's something for everyone, and whatever time of year you decide to come, I'm sure you'll have a great time!

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