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Joyland Children's Fun Park

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Children's seaside amusement park featuring historic rides, including the world's last remaining virginia reel...

Opened1949
SeasonYear round (weather permitting)
OwnerThe Cole family
Websitewww.joyland.org.uk
NearbyGreat Yarmouth Pleasure Beach (1 miles)
Pettitts Animal Adventure Park (7 miles)
Pleasurewood Hills (7 miles)
Pavilion Fun Park (62 miles)
Clacton Pier (62 miles)
Joyland's entrance gates

Joyland's entrance gates

The seaside resorts on the English coastline feature countless amusement parks and fun fairs, but Great Yarmouth is able to boast two: the Pleasure Beach and the unique Joyland.

Joyland opened in 1949 as a children's fun park on the seashore next to Britannia Pier, and has been owned by the Cole family ever since.

It features a number of mainly historic rides aimed at children, including the Tylorean Tub Twist which has become the final Virginia Reel ride remaining in operation anywhere in the world.

The park has a small footprint, with everything set around and within a large mountain centrepiece. One of the more modern rides, a rollercoaster from WGH Transportation, winds its way through the peak.

Admission is free, with very reasonably priced ride tokens for sale. Each ride requires just one token which cost £1.50 each (as of 2021).

Joyland is a lovely little park with a very nostalgic feel. It certainly isn't the kind of place you'd visit for an entire day, but it could easily fill an hour or so of a sunny day beside the seaside.

Attractions

Tyrolean Tub Twist

Tyrolean Tub Twist

Family version of the classic virginia reel

Snails

Snails

Historic giant snail ride

Spook Express

Spook Express

Rollercoaster circling Joyland's mountain

Jet Cars

Jet Cars

Zoom through the Joyland mountain on a jet-powered car

Neptune's Kingdom

Neptune's Kingdom

Dark ride taking visitors on a journey under the sea

Junior Skydiver

Junior Skydiver

Spinning flat ride

Balloon Wheel

Balloon Wheel

Junior ferris wheel providing views of the beach

Pirate Ship

Pirate Ship

Small swinging pirate ship

Major Orbit

Major Orbit

Circular tilting space themed ride

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