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Visit Hopton-on-Sea, home to two popular holiday villages

Hopton-on-Sea is a small, friendly village 8 miles south of Great Yarmouth and just south of Gorleston-on-Sea.

This seaside village is perhaps best known for hosting the World Indoor Bowls Championships every January, when the best indoor bowlers in the world converge at Potters Leisure Resort to compete in a series of tournaments.

The pretty village has amusement arcades, two large holiday villages, homely village pubs and convenience stores.

The ruins of St Margaret's Church in Hopton-on-Sea which are currently undergoing restoration by the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust are well worth a visit on a Sunday afternoon in summer when strawberries and cake are often on offer.

If you really love walking, you might like to find out about the St Mary Michael Pilgrims Way walk which runs from Cornwall to Norfolk, ending at Hopton-on-Sea. It's a fascinating project which is said to follow earth energy currents right across the country. 

What's On today

BeWIDerwood

10th Anniversary Colourful Cake & Costume Party

Norwich

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

The Boggles and Twiggles of BeWILDerwood invite you to their extra special 10th Anniversary Cake and Costume Party!

St Benet's Abbey

Guided Tours

Great Yarmouth

Sat 27 - Sun 28 May 2017

FREE Guided Tours take place from the beginning of May until the end of September. When possible, try to arrive as the monks, pilgrims and traders of old would have done, by boat or on foot.

Hemsby Fireworks

Hemsby Fireworks Display

Hemsby

Sun 28 May 2017

Join us at Hemsby beach for a fantastic free aerial firework display on Tuesday nights during the school summer holidays and on Whitsun Sunday.

DA Logo

I want to be a Dino Explorer!

Norwich

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Are you brave enough to be a Dino Explorer? Let your imagination run wild as you explore the park, discovering fossils, tracks and who knows what else!

Biaza

L is for... Love Your Zoo!

Lowestoft

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

As part of our BIAZA Love your Zoo celebrations, join us to discover the A to Z of zoo life!

BIAZA

Love Your Zoo - Carry on Courting!

Norwich

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

In support BIAZA’s Love your Zoo campaign, we will be jumping into the world of courtship and find out the weird and wonderful ways our animals ‘woo’ one another.

Medieval Town Wall

Medieval Town Wall

Great Yarmouth

Sun 28 May 2017

Great Yarmouth's Medieval wall is the second most complete in the country. Walk it with our trained heritage tour guide and find out why and how it was built.

On Board the Titanic Trail

On Board the Titanic Trail

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 24 Sep 2017

You are a passenger boarding this 'ship of dreams'. Discover what life was like on board and meet some of the famous characters until disaster strikes!

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Pirate Week

Great Yarmouth

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Become a sealife pirate! Follow the trail, find the hidden treasure and meet a few more pirates along the way!!

Russells International Circus

Russells International Circus

Great Yarmouth

Sat 27 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017

Roll up roll up, as Russells International Circus, voted Britain's Best Circus 3 years in succession makes a special return visit, with an all new show, amazing display of Artistes from around the world.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sun 28 May 2017

Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing.

The Ultimate Old School Party Night

The Ultimate Old School Party Night

Great Yarmouth

Sun 28 May 2017

A rare opportunity to enjoy the ultimate collection of 80's, 90's and 00's old school classic club hits, hip hop, funk, soul, R 'n' B and rare grooves.

Titanic: Honour & Glory Exhibition

Titanic: Honour & Glory Exhibition

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Titanic has become the most famous ocean liner in the world: from her conception to her premature demise, the Titanic legend continue. Titanic: Honour & Glory is a must for all ages fascinated by this endlessly compelling story.

Wing It Week

Wing It Week

Norwich

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Family event: Using a spotter sheet find all things fluttery in our woodland garden.

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Den Building

Gorleston-on-Sea

Mon 29 May 2017

Work together to build a den in an instructor led session with equipment provided.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 29 May 2017

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Beatboxing

Great Yarmouth

Tue 30 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 18.

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Field Archery

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 30 May 2017

Test your skills at archery in an instructor led session with equipment provided.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Glee Club

Great Yarmouth

Tue 30 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 14.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

iPad Orchestra

Great Yarmouth

Tue 30 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 16.

Bandstand & Beach at Gorleston-on-Sea

Quayside & Seaside at Gorleston-on-Sea

Great Yarmouth

Tue 30 May 2017

Great Yarmouth's sister town of Gorleston-on-Sea has a fascinating heritage all its own. Learn about the demise of its elegant and turreted Victorian hotel, how the pier came to be, where the lido was and a great deal more.

Gt Yarmouth Music Week

Samba

Great Yarmouth

Tue 30 May 2017

Get involved in FREE musical activities during the May half term! All activities are free however you must register to take part. Suitable for ages 7 - 18.

Summer Season Show

Summer Season Show

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 30 May 2017

Gypsy Productions returns to bring you an all new show for the Summer of 2017. Song - Dance - Comedy and much much more. Full cast of comedians - singers - and dancers come along for a fabulous feel good factor show.

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

Great Yarmouth

Wed 31 May 2017

Support bands as they compete to win the Battle of the Bands competition. 3 Bands will perform each night with 1 band going through to the next round. Original bands only. Ages 16+.

Hopton-on-Sea

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