Thanks to Gorleston’s position between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, it makes a great base to enjoy the best August bank holiday 2012 events. The village itself has plenty of festivities planned too, which is why we’ve prepared this handy guide so you don’t miss out.
If you love the roar of enormous engines, make sure you don’t miss out on the East Coast Truckers Convoy, which passes through Gorleston on Sunday at around 5pm. On the return leg of their journey to Norwich, the trucks will be joined by The Beach Radio’s Beach Bunny vehicle.
For dedicated party animals who want to dance the night away, a select few of Great Yarmouth’s best venues have been granted a special 6am licence for the bank holiday weekend. Bar Karma, The Long Bar, Caesars, Atlantis Arena, Mission, and Evolution in King Street will all be open till 6.
Among the rest of the highlights of Great Yarmouth’s Bank Holiday celebrations are the Bank Holiday Family Fun Day at Yarmouth Race Course, featuring seven races and plenty to do for the kids, including donkey rides, face painting and bouncy castle. There is also a beachfront parade planned, as well as lots of special events around the Britannia Theatre.
Sunday’s Pirate Promenade kicks off the festivities in Lowestoft, as legions of volunteers don pirate gear to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. Kids will love the spectacle of hundreds of fearsome pirates. If you want to join in, participants’ tickets are £10, and come with a free pirate hat.
Lowestoft’s seafront is always busy on bank holidays, and is a great place to take the family to enjoy some traditional amusements, delicious hot and cold refreshments, and get caught up in the festivities.
So if you’ve been wondering what to do with your bank holiday weekend, the answer’s simple: Make sure you get down to Gorleston!