Joyland Great Yarmouth Norfolk
Joylands rides include the world famous snails and tyrolean tub twist A huge toy town mountain incorporates the spook express kiddie coaster, jet cars and neptunes kingdom undersea fantasy ride, pirate ship, major orbit, balloon wheel and skydiver so come and visit us today. Joyland Great Yarmouth is now closed for the 2020 season and will reopen in 2021! Check our social media pages for a reopening date
Joyland Great Yarmouth Opening Times
Open from: Joyland Great yarmouth is open daily at 11am. (Weather permitting, opening dates and times subject to change during Coronavirus) See info page for dates and times.
Joyland Great Yarmouth Admission Ticket Prices
JEntry to Joyland Great Yarmouth is free. Joyland Great yarmouth rides are run on a token system. Tokens are £1.50 each and all nine main rides in Joyland are one token per person. We have two value bags that can be bought at the main token box. Spend £15 and get 12 tokens or spend £30 for 25 tokens. Admission to our attractions is by tokens only. Tokens are non-refundable and all sales are final – Tokens can be used at anytime and never expire. Some age restrictions may apply & some rides may need accompaniment by a paying adult.
Joyland American Diner
To book a table now call: 01493 854062 or contact us on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JoylandAmericanDiner) If your booking is for 12 or more people please contact our reservations manager on: [email protected]. Click here for menus.
About Joyland Great Yarmouth.
Joyland Great Yarmouth was opened in 1949 and has always been owned and operated by the Cole family. Engineering entrepreneur Horace Cole designed the world famous Snails and the now unique Tyrolean Tubs and these were built at the family engineering works at Steam Mill Lane in Great Yarmouth called H Cole and Co. Horace was married to Daisy Wilson who came from a well-established traveling showman’s family. It was her background and influences that inspired Horace to create the children’s fun park that is Joyland. It is fantastic testament to Horace that both the Snails and Tubs remain in operation today and are still as popular today with young and old alike.
Frank Cole was the eldest son and he ran the park from the beginning until he sadly passed away in 1973 when it was passed on to his brother Rueben, who was by this time also in charge of the family engineering company. Daisy and Horace had also passed away by then. In the late 1980’s Rueben had died and Joyland passed to the third generation of Coles, Michael (Frank’s son), Margaret (Rueben’s daughter) and David (Henry’s son) who are still in charge today. The fourth generation are on the horizon with Michaels eldest son (Michael Jnr) joining the business last year. Joyland has seen many changes since opening its gates in 1949. The main centre piece of the park was Noah’s Ark proudly rocking at the top of a great orange coloured mountain with 50’s style racing cars thrashing around the bottom for the budding Jim Clark to enjoy!!
In 1984 the Ark was replaced at Joyland Great yarmouth by a space shuttle style attraction called the Space Base with the old racing cars having been replaced in the mid 1970’s by rocket styled Jet Cars, which remain in the park to date. A seahorse ride called Neptunes Kingdom which had also been designed by Horace and built at H Cole and Co was moved from a site in Gorleston (Never Never Land, operated by the Cole family) and re sited at Joyland at the same time the Jet Cars were installed in the park. Read more…
For something different and fun why not consider having a special event, celebration or special occasion at Joyland. We will be happy to provide information on all types of functions, events and special occasions including: Christmas and New Years parties, weddings and wedding receptions, christenings, birthday parties, engagement parties, anniversary celebrations, business and corporate events, hen parties and stag dos, team building and in fact anything else – just call us and we will be happy to help.
Joyland Great Yarmouth is the place to be whether your local or just visiting Great Yarmouth Norfolk. Covid 19 measures are now relaxing and we hope to see you soon
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