Region: East of England

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Pleasure Beach South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 3EH

Contact: 01493 844585



Spread over nine acres, the Pleasure Beach offers huge family fun, full-throttle white knuckle rides to exhilarate and thrill, water attractions to catch your breath and fun rides to keep the children happy for hours.

Do you have a video on YouTube or anywhere else that you would like to link to?

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach does not currently have a YouTube video.

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach does have a Facebook page and a Twitter account. Our Facebook page can be found at: and our twitter page can be found at:

Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?

A typical school visit to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach is not so much about the learning it’s about the fun. A typical school trip visit would be to be dropped off at the main gate, collect your wristbands and have time to explore the park. Many groups then stop for lunch either in the Pleasure Beach gardens or on the beach which is located right next to us and continue riding until its home time.

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach is an ideal place to visit to let off steam and relax at the end of the school year. We have a historic Grade 2 listed rollercoaster that is 85 years old and is unique in that it is the only rollercoaster in the country that needs a brakeman to ride the rollercoaster to control the speed and to stop it when it arrives back in the station.

Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any other accreditation such as AALA?

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach has won the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor several years running and also has won an ACE award for having the only rollercoaster in the country that still needs a brakeman to operate it. The Rollercoaster has recently become a Grade 2 listed building by Historic England.

What does a typical educational visit include?

While education is a very important aspect in any child’s life, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach is all about fun, fun and more fun especially after a school year of learn, learn and more learning. What a great way for the students to unwind and unlike many other theme parks we are located right next to the beach for those that need a break from the hustle and bustle of the theme park.

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach is located very near to many other attractions that also offer educational visits so why not combine a visit to another attraction with a visit to the Pleasure Beach afterwards.

What group sizes do you cater for?

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach can cater for anything from a few people (minimum of 10) to large groups and even whole school group visits. If need be we can cater for groups of 1000+.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach does not provide teachers packs or worksheets. However we can provide fact sheets such as the history of Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach and the speed and dimensions of certain rides. If given enough notice we may be able to create a specific worksheet to cater for the students education needs. If there is anything specific you need to discuss then please do not hesitate to contact the Pleasure beach on 01493 844585.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach is happy for children to take photographs. Our log flume, snails and our unique rollercoaster have on-ride photos which the children can purchase at the end of the ride to take home.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach takes Health and Safety of all their customers very seriously. We have a Health and Safety which you can read and download at: and additionally group leaders / teachers are more than welcome to visit us before your booking to help assist you with your planning.

Does your venue have an education officer?

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach does not have an education officer. To arrange a school trip or if you have any enquiries it is best to contact Andrew Martindale on 01493 844585 or email him directly at

What is the cost of the visit?

This is very important to teachers. Feel free to put a few examples if costs vary or put an average cost. Are there any group discounts? Do any supervising adults go free?

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach charges a discounted rate of £10.00 per student per wristband. This entitles them to go on all the rides providing they meet the height, health and safety restrictions related to that ride as often as they would like.

Additionally for every 10 paying students we let a teacher go free!

Is specific clothing required for the trip?

No, there is no specific clothing required to visit Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach. However to ride the Fun House attraction customers must wear trainers or shoes. Health and safety restrictions prevent customers wearing open toed shoes on this attraction.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach has a fully qualified first aider on duty whenever the Pleasure Beach is open. The first aid room is located next to the main reception.

Please list facilities available.

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach has numerous facilities that you would expect of a theme park. The facilities include four sets of toilets of which three include disabled toilets and two include baby changing facilities.

Other facilities include numerous catering outlets located around the park and also a picnic area located in the Pleasure Beach Gardens. There are lockers and a small gift shop available in the main reception and coach parking facilities if required.

The coach parking is located five minutes away from the main reception at the South End of the park. Coach drivers are more than welcome to drop off and pick up the students at the main gate if required.

What are your disabled facilities?

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach tries to accommodate every single person on every single ride regardless whether they are disabled. However the customer must adhere to the individual health, safety and height restrictions of each ride. Our website has more information for disabled guests and you can also view our guide for disabled people following this link:

What are your opening days and hours?

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach operates on a seasonal basis and is open from March till October. Please visit our website for a full list of our opening dates and times.

Our 2017 school season runs from Wednesday June 7th to Friday 21st July. We are open Wednesdays throughout June and everyday throughout July. If there is a large enough group or a sufficient demand we can open on a day the Pleasure Beach is closed.

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?

No we do not have previous testimonials that we can include but Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach get many schools and groups coming back season after season so we cannot doing much wrong.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Observation Wheels Outdoor Education SEN Themed Attractions

Curriculum Topics Covered: Leisure & Tourism

Months Open: March April May June July August September October

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