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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. 

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80's Reunion Tribute Show

80's Reunion Tribute Show

Great Yarmouth

Sat 29 Apr 2017

From the same people who brought you the ABBA reunion tribute show. This 80’s reunion is not to be missed, with all the greatest hits from all the greatest artist from that special era in music.

A Night at the Movies

A Night at the Movies

Gorleston-on-Sea

Thu 27 - Sat 29 Apr 2017

Dusmagrik Young Peoples Theatre Proudly Present A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES A compilation of Song and Dance inspired by the hits of the silver screen.

A Night at the Movies

A Night at the Movies

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Dusmagrik Young Peoples Theatre Proudly Present A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES A compilation of Song and Dance inspired by the hits of the silver screen.

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

Bungay

Sat 29 Apr - Wed 3 May 2017

A Stitch in Time, an exhibition of ancient and modern needlework and textiles

Africa Alive!

Alfie the Alien Hunter!

Lowestoft

Sat 29 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

Join Alfie on his hunt for aliens great and small with our special interactive presentation and trail!

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Become an Octonaut Octo-Glow Explorer

Great Yarmouth

Sat 29 Apr - Sun 7 May 2017

Become an Octo-Glow explorer in Shellington’s Octo-Glow lab and take part in a range of inter-active activities to discover how creatures of the deep use light to hide from predators, attract their prey and even talk to each other.

Bluebell Weeks

Bluebell Weeks

Norwich

Mon 24 Apr - Sun 14 May 2017

Exclusive access to our neighbouring nature reserve and its bluebell woods.

Banham Zoo

Drop in... for Droppings!

Norwich

Sat 29 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

Love it or hate it, we all do it! Join us this bank holiday weekend as we dive into the stinky world of dung!

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 29 Apr 2017

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

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!

The South London Soul Train Goes East

The South London Soul Train Goes East

Great Yarmouth

Sat 29 Apr 2017

All Aboard The South London Soul Train Goes East - as we travel to Gt Yarmouth to drop soul, funk, groove, disco, brass, motown & conquer. Jazzheadchronic joined by Hackney Colliery Band Live + More.

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.

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We Love Reptiles!

Norwich

Sat 29 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

We love reptiles at Dinosaur Adventure – especially dinosaurs! Join us for a special bank holiday weekend of activities including the chance to meet our Reptile of the Day!

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands Launch Night

Great Yarmouth

Sun 30 Apr 2017

Battle of the Bands returns to Great Yarmouth! Looking for bands from all over Norfolk and Suffolk to register on our launch night.

Bazzart Festival

Bazaart Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sun 30 Apr 2017

The Festival aims to showcase established urban and dance music acts in the same stage as upcoming Local artists combined with circus performing arts in a brand new concept and custom made decor you don't want to miss!

Bluebell Weeks

Bluebell Walk

Norwich

Sun 30 Apr 2017

Guided walk through the Fairhaven woodland garden to an adjacent nature reserve abundant with bluebells. 4 1/2 miles in total.

The Rows

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk - Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Sun 30 Apr 2017

Great Yarmouth has its fair share of unpleasant and murderous stories to tell, join one of our trained heritage tour guides on this wicked walk and hear all of the gory details!

Martham Scarecrow Festival & Mayfair

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sun 30 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

Come and enjoy Martham's popular annual scarecrow festival and Mayfair with activities centred around the village green.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sun 30 Apr 2017

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

Tour De Broads South

Tour De Broads - South

Great Yarmouth

Sun 30 Apr 2017

NEW FOR 2017. Departing from the Gt Yarmouth Sea Life Gardens, the Tour De Broads: South, will give you the opportunity to explore the stunning Southern Broads of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Den Building

Gorleston-on-Sea

Mon 1 May 2017

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

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 1 May 2017

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

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Great Yarmouth

Tue 2 May 2017

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for a day at the races.

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Tue 2 May 2017

The Great Yarmouth Rows are full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained tour guides will tell you stories of the wealthy merchants that lived at one end and of the bars and brothels that had their place at the other!

Hopton-on-Sea

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