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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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Calf Bottle-Feeding at Wroxham Barns Junior Farm

Calf Feeding on Junior Farm

Wroxham

Thu 20 Jul - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Help the Junior Farm team bottle feed our hungry calves twice daily at 11am and 3pm

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 18 Oct 2017

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

Jurassic Journey's Not So Scary Halloween Parade

Jurassic Journey's Not So Scary Halloween Parade

Great Yarmouth

Wed 18 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

The Parade begins at 6pm and entry is included with a standard day ticket, Prof. Possilfossil will guide you around the different exhibits with spooky surprises around every corner, you will meet other members of the Possilfossil Family.

Pepe can't wait to meet you...

PrimEvil

Norwich

Thu 12 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

16 Nights of Terror Five Frightening Attractions Norfolk’s biggest scare experience, the nationally acclaimed PrimEVIL is back - and this year promises to be the most frightening ever!

Shark Weeks

Shark Weeks

Great Yarmouth

Sat 14 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Sea Life Great Yarmouth has turned the spotlight on the world’s most misunderstood and most persecuted predator this Halloween!

BeWILDerwood's Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade

The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade

Norwich

Sat 14 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Explore our magical woodland, meet the BeWILDerbats & see the spooky decorations in the park. Craft a beautiful lantern for dusk, that’s when the real fun begins! Join the parade and see BeWILDerwood in a magical light extravaganza.

80s Themed Quiz & Dinner

80s Themed Quiz Night & Dinner

Great Yarmouth

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Enjoy a delicious 80s themed 3 course meal followed by a general knowledge 80s themed quiz. After dinner, relax with music from Christine Medler, a Madonna tribute act with karaoke/disco to end the night.

Grow Your Own Oak Tree

Grow Your Own Oak Tree

Norwich

Fri 20 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Family event: Forage for an acorn in our woodland garden then squirrel it away in a recycled pot using Fairhaven leaf soil to grow your very own oak tree.

Halloween Fun on Junior Farm at Wroxham Barns

Halloween on Junior Farm at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Fri 20 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Spoooky Halloween fun for all on Junior Farm

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2017

Great Yarmouth

Fri 20 Oct 2017

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Murder Mystery Night

Murder Mystery Night

Norwich

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Drink on arrival 3 course evening dinner Murder Plot ‘Night at the Casino’

Murder Mystery Night

Murder Mystery Night - Night at the Casino

Norwich

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Come and enjoy a fun filled murder mystery evening at Barnham Broom this Autumn. Not to be missed!

Santa looks forward to meeting you for festive fun

Christmas Fun with Santa on Junior Farm

Wroxham

Sat 21 - Mon 23 Oct 2017

Christmas Fun with Santa on Junior Farm - 1½ hours of festive fun, games, singing, crafts, magic and a gift from Santa too.

Film Gala Music Evening

Film Gala Music Evening

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Taverham Band presents their 'Film Music Gala Evening' - Don't miss this rousing film music celebration ? a spectacular concert for movie fans of all ages - promising a wide assortment of timeless film scores.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 21 Oct 2017

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

Halloween Dippy

Halloween Days

Norwich

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Join us for some spooky fun this October half term – with lots of activities including Dippy’s spooky fun zone, fancy dress and a brand new trail.

Hirsty's Family Fun Park

Halloween Hoot

Hemsby

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Enjoy an activity-packed Halloween Hoot for all the family at Hirsty’s Family Fun Park! There’s a frightening amount of things to do, with pumpkin carving, Halloween-inspired crafts, face painting, maze fun, and much more.

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2017

Great Yarmouth

Sat 21 Oct 2017

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Hayley Moss & Benjamin Lake - The Classical Duet

Hayley Moss & Benjamin Lake - The Classical Duet

Great Yarmouth

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Hayley & Ben bring you an evening of stunning music including big Musical numbers and spine chilling classical favourites.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Hedgehog Day

Norwich

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Family event: Come along and learn how you can help hedgehogs this winter. Donations of cat and dog food always welcome and needed thank you.

Lemur Love!

Lemur Love!

Norwich

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Get into the carnival spirit as Banham Zoo goes loopy for lemurs as part of the World Lemur Festival!

Merrivale Halloween

Merrivale Halloween

Great Yarmouth

Sat 21 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Spooky fun for all the family! Fancy dress competition plus get half price admission when in fancy dress, spooky Gnome hunt and lots more fun!

October Half- Term, Children Go FREE!

October Half- Term, Children Go FREE!

Wroxham

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Explore the Broads National Park by joining Broads Tours for a Boat trip this October Half-Term.

Only in England

Only in England

Great Yarmouth

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

See an exhibition of photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw.

Hopton-on-Sea

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