7 things to do in Great Yarmouth this wet weekend
- Credit: Archant 2021
From pubs to live entertainment, there are still plenty of great ways to enjoy the weekend in Great Yarmouth - whatever the weather and even if it's soggy.
1. What: Traditional Ale and Cider
Where: Tombstone Brewery and Saloon Bar
6 George Street
When: Saturday 12pm - 10pm and Sunday 12pm - 6pm
- 1 Sammy, 6, finds 'once-in-a-lifetime' rare fossil on beach
- 2 Bid to extend life of quarry in Broads' village to 85 years
- 3 Man died on 50th birthday at Norfolk coastal campsite
- 4 Six ways Yarmouth wants to solve its housing crisis and 'compete with Norwich'
- 5 Seaside bar taken over for three weeks by Hollywood crew shooting film
- 6 Roadworks will see a Gorleston road closed for three months
- 7 Gorleston murder accused not yet fit to enter plea
- 8 Port boss disappointed over cruise ship non-docking
- 9 Mayor left waiting as cruise ship can not dock at Yarmouth due to winds
- 10 Birthday card plea for 'amazing' Rita who is turning 108
Tombstone Brewery and Saloon Bar, CAMRA's Pub of the Year for 2020, is back open with 24 seats available indoors, with more outside if the weather is suitable.
It has seven ales on tap, as well as over 20 ciders.
Featured ales this weekend are Texas Jack, Stagecoach and Green Jack's Canary Premier pale ale to celebrate Norwich City's promotion to the Premier League.
2. What: Rock Pool Explorer
Where: Sealife Centre
When: Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am - 3pm
The Sealife Centre has a new rock pool area where people can get a hands on experience with sea creatures found on the seaside.
The other areas are still open, so visitors can enjoy watching penguins, sharks and Noah, the naughty turtle.
Tickets can be bought on the Sealife Centre website.
3. What: Mingle with moggies
Where: Darling Darlings Cat Lounge
57a Marine Parade
When: Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm
People can sit on retro furniture and flick through Smash Hits and Look In or hear an old LP crackle into life on a record player, while enjoying the company of cats.
Bookings can be made by email at email@example.com
4. What: Yarmouth Springs Eternal
Where: Primeyarc Art Gallery
Market Gates Shopping Centre
When: Sunday 12pm until 4pm
The Yarmouth Springs Eternal exhibition will be on display for visitors.
The exhibition contains inspired work from people who attended the guided art walks, as well as fermented products.
Also on display are exhibits focusing on pottery, Company Drinks and a caravan photography booth.
Entry is free.
5. What: The Captain Calamity Adventures
Where: St George's Theatre
When: 2:30pm Saturday, May 22
Guinness World Record breaking Captain Calamity has been busy during lockdown creating a new show of magic and science,
The Captain returns to St George's Theatre outdoor arena for more fun than you can chuck a custard pie at.
If it rains, the theatre will move the show inside.
You can see more of Captain Calamity on his YouTube channel.
Tickets can bought on the St George's Theatre website.
6. What: Jersey Boys and Take That Experience
Where: Ocean Room
When: 7.00pm Friday, May 21
Ocean Room is offering a night of live entertainment with two tribute acts.
Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and the Take That Experience have been "wowing" audiences across the country for over the past eight years.
DJ Paul Allen will be on the decks following the performances.
Food is also available for pre-order.
Tickets and platters can be ordered on the Ocean Room ticket website.
7. What: Players Double Bill
Where: Gorleston Pavilion
When: 8.00pm Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22
Watch two plays in one night for a double bill of comedy.
Play one is The Allergic Audience by Joan Greening and is about an aspiring actress who has volunteered to run front of house in a small theatre where she encounters the regular front of house manager.
Pay two is A Quiet Life by Stephen Bean. The play focuses on a village hall scandal threatening to split up the community.
Booking is essential and the venue will follow social distance measure.
Visit the Gorleston Pavilion booking website for tickets.
All profits will be in aid of the Pavilion Theatre Restoration Fund.