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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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Banham Zoo

Banham Zoo's World Tour!

Norwich

Tue 1 - Thu 31 Aug 2017

Grab your passports and fly around the world in just a day! With animals from 6 continents to spot – you’re in for a wild trip!

Calf Bottle-Feeding at Wroxham Barns Junior Farm

Calf Feeding on Junior Farm

Wroxham

Thu 20 Jul - Sat 30 Sep 2017

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

The Foolhardy Circus Custard Pie Summer Show 2017

Foolhardy Circus - The Custard Pie Summer Show

Wroxham

Mon 31 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

The Big Top returns to Wroxham Barns with Norfolk's own Foolhardy Circus brand new Summer Show - Custard Pie

Hope in the Great War

Hope in the Great War

Cromer

Sat 5 Aug - Sun 10 Sep 2017

Discover six stories of courage from around the country of ordinary people risking their lives to save others from the sea during the First World War.

Jimmy Tarbuck Live 2017

Jimmy Tarbuck 2017

Great Yarmouth

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Join stage funnyman Jimmy Tarbuck OBE as he delivers a fantastically funny evening of comedy for grown-ups at the Britannia Theatre.

Let's Play ANIMALS!

Let's Play ANIMALS!

Lowestoft

Tue 1 - Thu 31 Aug 2017

Let your imaginations run wild as we pounce like lions and leap like lemurs! Join us for dressing up, monkeying around and discovering all about the world of play!

Hoity Toity

Mexican Themed Night

Great Yarmouth

Fri 18 Aug 2017

After the success of our last themed night the team at Hoity would like to invite you to a 3 course Mexican inspired meal, quiz, obligatory pinata and karaoke/disco to finish for a fun packed 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!

Summer Holiday Activity Days

Summer Holiday Activity Days

Great Yarmouth

Thu 17 - Fri 18 Aug 2017

Brighten up your summer holidays with a trip to the Wind Energy Museum. Experiment with our model turbines, make and decorate a windmill to take home and have a go at building a parachute!

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2017

Great Yarmouth

Fri 18 Aug 2017

This summer THE HIPPODROME CIRCUS Great Yarmouth, recently selected as one of the ‘7 wonders of the British Seaside’ by the Telegraph, presents its Brand New 114th Summer Spectacular.

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.

Donkeys at Redwings

We Love Ponies

Great Yarmouth

Fri 18 - Mon 21 Aug 2017

Take part in a range of activities in our We Love Ponies weekend.

Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection

Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection

Great Yarmouth

Thu 17 - Fri 18 Aug 2017

The only historical collection of wind engines in Britain, demonstrating the history of Norfolk drainage, with an example of a working scoop wheel. Examples are also held of pumps from America & Australia. Fascinating collection.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 19 Aug 2017

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

St Benet's Abbey

Guided Tours

Great Yarmouth

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Aug 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.

Stand Up Paddle boarding

Intro to Stand Up Paddle boarding

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Our basic one hour sessions are a fun and safe introduction to SUPs. You can get to grips with the equipment and basic manoeuvres with our friendly instructors on hand to help you the entire time.

Organ Recital of Popular Pieces

Organ Recital of Popular Pieces

Great Yarmouth

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Listen to the sound of the organ as Michael Nicholas, former Master of Music at Norwich Cathedral plays some popular pieces. Bar available.

Pure Queen

Pure Queen

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Pure Queen is also one of a few tributes that presents a performance of Queen classics that will leave you gasping at Mark's wonderful interpretation of the great man.

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Norwich

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Boat trip from Fairhaven Garden to St Benet's Abbey with a 45 minute guided tour of the abbey. (Please note this trip is not suitable for wheelchair users due to the uneven ground at the abbey.)

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2017

Great Yarmouth

Sat 19 Aug 2017

This summer THE HIPPODROME CIRCUS Great Yarmouth, recently selected as one of the ‘7 wonders of the British Seaside’ by the Telegraph, presents its Brand New 114th Summer Spectacular.

The Upbeat Beatles

The Upbeat Beatles

Great Yarmouth

Sat 19 Aug 2017

The Upbeat Beatles are second to none - powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship. If you love the Beatles you’ll love this show, and if you don’t love the Beatles you’ll love this show!

Tree Climbing

Tree Climbing

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 19 Aug 2017

We have two very different trees set up for climbing. Our Scots Pine allows you to climb to 9.5m and is a great introduction to climbing, whilst our Turkey Oak at 12.5m offers a more difficult challenge with a variety of climbing routes.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Join the East Coast Pirates Car Club throughout the year at the Anchor Plaza to enjoy some of the finest classic vehicles ever to be produced by Uncle Sam.

Fritton Lake Outdoor Centre

Archery

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Archery continues to be one of our most popular activities for families, friends, organisations and school groups due to the huge progress in skill level which can be made by all participants during a single session.

Hopton-on-Sea

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