A Day Out at Pleasure Beach


There’s nothing like a day at the seaside…the smell of the sea air, the sounds of the waves, donkey rides, sandcastles, fish and chips, a 99 cone and a host of rides to enjoy at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach.

The Pleasure Beach, located at the South End of Great Yarmouth seafront, is spread over nine acres offering hours of fun for all the family. Established in 1909, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach has been a favourite seaside destination over the years for many, with generations of families coming back for more each year.

Rides range from the traditional dips, twists and turns of the rollercoaster, to the more recent additions including the bouncing Flying Dumbos and the dizzy heights of Reverse Time. The classics haven’t been forgotten either, with the Log Flume, Dodgems, a revamped Haunted Hotel, Pirate Ship and Carousel, all offering a dose of retro fun.

Our most famous ride – The Roller Coaster has been at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach for over 85 years, built in 1929 in Paris then shipped to Great Yarmouth in 1932. It is only one of a handful of rollercoasters remaining in the world operated by a brakeman. It is still our main crowd puller today and is a must ride for anyone visiting the Pleasure Beach. Don’t forget to smile as you ride and then purchase your souvenir photograph at the end.

For the children we have our classic Snails and Fairy Tales ride. Ride aboard a snail as they weave their way underneath the rollercoaster. Can you spot Peter Pan and Blackbeard? Can you see Pinocchio? As well as the Snails we have the 4D Cinema, Formula One, Cups and Saucers and the Yo Yo ride amongst others to keep youngsters wanting more.

For the bigger children and the adults, we have the gravity defying Sky Drop. Take in breath-taking views of Great Yarmouth as you sit 80ft in the air. But don’t take too long though as you soon plummet back towards Earth. There is also the Disko, Family Star and Twister for our older thrill seekers.

Whatever the age we have something that will keep the whole family entertained for hours.

In between riding why not visit one of our catering facilities. The Pleasure Beach Inn is highly recommended serving hot and cold snacks all day as well as drinks and alcoholic beverages for our adult patrons. There is also a rock shop, an ice cream parlour and the Finer Diner with both indoor and outdoor seating available.

Want to take some time out from the hustle and bustle of the park? Then why not venture to the Pleasure Beach gardens, a short two minutes from the park itself. Here you can sample a junior driving course, a 12-hole safari adventure golf course or why not try one of our unique thick milkshakes from the Gardens Kiosk – choose from one of six delicious flavours. If milkshakes are not your thing we offer hot and cold snacks such as hot dogs, ice cream and candy floss as well as a range of drinks to suit all taste buds. There are also plenty of spacious areas to sit and enjoy a family picnic.

Almost one million people enjoyed the Pleasure Beach experience in 2018, confirming our place inside in the top ten UK free entry amusement parks.

And even more innovations, rides and attractions are on their way. 

Entry into the Pleasure Beach is FREE, and visitors can either pay per ride with tokens or wristbands. The more tokens you buy, the cheaper they become! Alternatively purchase a wristband for the day, for an unlimited number of rides, right up until closing time. Book online in advance (up to midnight the night before your visit) for significant savings on wristbands otherwise look out for a number of discounts that are on offer.  

Height, health and safety restrictions apply to some rides. Adverse weather conditions may affect opening and closing times. The Pleasure Beach is open seasonally. Please check our website www.pleasure-beach.co.uk or telephone 01493 844585 before visiting for the latest dates and opening times.

Don’t miss one of our firework displays. The important dates are listed below: (We are open until the firework display time – weather permitting of course)

Wednesday 29th May 9.30pm  Whitsun Fireworks display
Wednesday 24th July 10.00pm Summer Seafront Fireworks Display

Wednesday 31st August 10.00pm Summer Seafront Fireworks Display
Wednesday 7th August 10.00pm Summer Seafront Fireworks Display
Wednesday 14th August 10.00pm Summer Seafront Fireworks Display

Wednesday 21st August 10.00pm Summer Seafront Fireworks Display
Wednesday 28th August 10.00pm Summer Seafront Fireworks Display
Wednesday 23rd October 7.30pm Halloween Fireworks Display
Sunday 28th October 4.00pm Pleasure Beach closes for the 2019 season


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