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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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Mother’s Day Special Boat Trip

Mother’s Day Special Boat Trip

Wroxham

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Treat mum to a trip on the Norfolk Broads this Mother’s Day. Your skipper will give a live commentary; he will explain the origins of the Broads and point out the fabulous wildlife and other points of interest.

Mothering Sunday Walk

Mothering Sunday Walk

Norwich

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Explore our beautiful Spring woodland garden with its predominantly yellow-flowering plants of wild primrose, skunk cabbage and daffodils, as well as wood anemones and camellias on this guided tour with the Head Gardener.

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Mother's Day

Norwich

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Treat your special mummy dino to a day out at Dinosaur Adventure.

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Great Yarmouth

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Includes homemade sausage rolls and quiche, a selection of sandwiches, fruit scone, whipped cream and preserves, a selection of afternoon tea fancies, macaroon, served with tea or coffee.

Flutterbies

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Great Yarmouth

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Treat Mum to afternoon tea with Flutterbies and enjoy a selection of sandwiches, a scone with clotted cream & jam & a cake of your choice from our daily selection. Choose from everyday tea, speciality tea or americano coffee.

Mothers Day at Wroxham Barns

Mothers Day at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Sun 26 Mar 2017

March brings both Mother’s Day on Sunday 26th and the Wroxham Barns Restaurant is a popular venue to treat mum to a special Mother’s Day Lunch and of course with a range of Craft Barns, Workshops and Studios on site

Mothers Day with Adele

Mothers Day with Adele

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Mothers Day with our superb Adele Tribute! Includes a three course meal and entertainment.

Merrivale Model Village

Preview Day

Great Yarmouth

Sun 26 Mar 2017

One of Great Yarmouth's best loved family attractions, set in over an acre of award-winning landscaped gardens with streams, waterfalls and lake with Koi Carp.

Westend Broadway

Westend Broadway - By DPA Academy of Dance & ...

Great Yarmouth

Sun 26 Mar 2017

For one night only our Performers Company take you on a magical journey through time performing some of the West End and Broadway biggest hits from shows that include Les Miserables, Fame, Chicago, Mary Poppins, Wicked and much, much more!

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 27 Mar 2017

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

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 29 Mar 2017

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

Ann Breen

Ann Breen

Gorleston-on-Sea

Fri 31 Mar 2017

Spend a very special evening with the lovely Irish Colleen - Ann Breen. Come and share this happy experience with Ann Breen one of Ireland's finest entertainers.

Gerry Cross the Mersey

Gerry Cross the Mersey

Great Yarmouth

Fri 31 Mar 2017

Join one of our greatest 60's icons - Gerry & The Pacemakers, who topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60's. They were the first band to have their first three records go to number one.

80's Experience

The 80's Experience

Gorleston-on-Sea

Fri 31 Mar 2017

Here it is, a cheese overload! All the 80's hits - so dig out your rah rah skirts - put on your choose life t-shirt , polish off the glow in the dark necklace and have some fun!

Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus

Norwich

Sat 1 Apr 2017

The early bird catches the worm and a boat trip too at Fairhaven Garden. This special trip round our private broad will get close up and personal with our wildlife. Short introduction to the garden birdlife with our Wildlife Warden.

Easter Treasure Trail

Easter Treasure Trail

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 - Mon 17 Apr 2017

Take part in the Town Centre Easter Treasure trail for the chance to win a week's worth of family days out at some of the East Coast's best attractions.

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Egg-cellent Easter!

Norwich

Sat 1 - Mon 17 Apr 2017

Have a cracking time at the park this Easter, with some egg-citing activities and egg-stra special events!

FOOLHARDY CIRCUS AT WROXHAM BARNS

FOOLHARDY CIRCUS AT WROXHAM BARNS

Wroxham

Sat 1 - Mon 17 Apr 2017

This Easter, those merry pranksters from Norfolk’s own Foolhardy Circus are returning with their big top and a brand new adventure for everyone from 4 to 104!

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 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!

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Pirates Live! will center around the ferocious swashbuckling battle between pirates from all corners of the world to become Pirate of the Year and claim the prize treasure. Audience members can also have the chance to be Pirate of the Year.

Scavenger Hunt Bonanza

Scavenger Hunt Bonanza

Norwich

Sat 1 - Mon 17 Apr 2017

Family event: A whole bumper fortnight of scavenger hunting in the woods! Fit as many tiny objects as you can into a small container.

Simply The Best - The Tina Turner Experience

Simply The Best - The Tina Turner Experience

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Starring Julie Nevada, one of the world's best Tina Turner Impersonators with her nine piece band The Vintage Corporation and her dance troupe The Ultimate Dance Co.

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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