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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

Still in the City - family dance

Still in the City - family dance

Wells-next-the-Sea

Tue 27 Sep 2016

A fun and relaxed interactive contemporary dance performance for 0-4 year olds and their families, followed by free refreshments at the end.

Summer Laughter Show

Summer Laughter Show

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 27 Sep 2016

Gypsy Productions returns for 2016 to bring you an all new LAUGHTER SHOW running from the end of April to the beginning of October.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 28 Sep 2016

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

Medieval Town Wall Walk

Medieval Town Wall

Great Yarmouth

Thu 29 Sep 2016

Discover who built England's second most complete Medieval town wall, why Great Yarmouth needed it and all about the historic maritime town that formed inside it.

Charity Night

Charity Night

Cromer

Fri 30 Sep 2016

After a successful fund-raising evening in 2014, organiser Graham Jones brings the charity event back for 2016.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Film Festival - Rocky Horror Picture Show (15)

Great Yarmouth

Fri 30 Sep 2016

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist.

Tommy

Film Festival - Tommy (15)

Great Yarmouth

Fri 30 Sep 2016

Tommy is a 1975 British musical fantasy film based upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy. Directed by Ken Russell and featured a star-studded cast, including the band members themselves.

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Great Yarmouth

Fri 30 Sep 2016

Welcome back the Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. Also the only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! This year prepare for a musical adventure with the biggest production to date.

Roy Orbison & The Travelling Wilburys Tribute

Roy Orbison & The Travelling Wilburys Tribute

Gorleston-on-Sea

Fri 30 Sep 2016

Roy Orbison & The Travelling Wilburys tribute.

A Night at the Musicals

A Night at the Musicals

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 1 Oct 2016

The Tigerlilys return to the stage with their brand new show for 2016 and invite you to an evening of glitz - glamour and toe tapping tunes as we journey through the world of musical theatre.

Watership Down

Festival Kids Club - Watership Down (U)

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Oct 2016

This enchanting movie based on the best-selling novel by Richard Adams. When a community of rabbits warren is threatened, a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside in search of a new home.

American Graffiti

Film Festival - American Graffiti

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Oct 2016

On the last day of summer vacation in 1962, friends Curt, Steve, Terry and John cruise the streets of small-town California while a mysterious disc jockey spins classic rock'n'roll tunes.

Grease

Film Festival - Grease

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Oct 2016

Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time.

Tommy

Film Festival - Tommy (15)

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Oct 2016

Tommy is a 1975 British musical fantasy film based upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy. Directed by Ken Russell and featured a star-studded cast, including the band members themselves.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Oct 2016

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

Bure Valley Railway Model Rail Express

Model Rail Express

Aylsham

Sat 1 Oct 2016

Travel on the Bure Valley Railway today and receive free entry to the Aylsham Model Railway Exhibition.

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Cromer

Sat 1 Oct 2016

Welcome back the Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. Also the only show to be endorsed by the CASH family! This year prepare for a musical adventure with the biggest production to date.

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (U)

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Oct 2016

Part of the Film Festival. The last of five coveted "golden tickets" falls into the hands of a sweet but very poor boy. He and his grandpa then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world.

Winter Ball  Casino Night

Winter Ball-Casino Night

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Oct 2016

Join us for our second Winter Ball Casino Night...this year it's all a little bit Bond, James Bond. We've got the St. George's Showgirls returning with Live Music from Stephen Amer & The Blues Brothers.

Bowie: The Man Who Changed The World

Bowie: The Man Who Changed The World (U)

Great Yarmouth

Sun 2 Oct 2016

This new film recounts the enigma that was Bowie. Whereas other artists remained constant in appearance, or gradually evolved their musical style, Bowie was in a state of permanent revolution: constantly re-inventing his persona and sound.

Born to Boogie

Film Festival - Born to Boogie (U)

Great Yarmouth

Sun 2 Oct 2016

Born to Boogie is a 1972 British concert film about a concert at Wembley Empire Pool starring T. Rex, Marc Bolan, Ringo Starr and Elton John. Directed by Starr himself, the movie was released on The Beatles' Apple Films label.

Jubilee

Film Festival - Jubilee (18)

Great Yarmouth

Sun 2 Oct 2016

Jubilee is a 1978 cult film directed by Derek Jarman. An angel brings Queen Elizabeth I (Jenny Runacre) to contemporary London where she finds sympathy for a band of violent female rebels.

The Tempest

Film Festival - The Tempest (15)

Great Yarmouth

Sun 2 Oct 2016

The Tempest is a 1979 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name. Directed by Derek Jarman, with Heathcote Williams as Prospero.

Stawberry Tea Guided heritage Walk

Strawberry Heritage Walk

Great Yarmouth

Sun 2 Oct 2016

Demonstration of the mill, stroll back through Dewbeck wood to the museum for an informal guided tour including history of the site with strawberry cream tea. Booking essential, £10 per person.

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