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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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Adele - Someone Like You

Adele - Someone Like You

Great Yarmouth

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Touring UK theatres for the very first time, Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters.

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

Capturing the Moment

Capturing the Moment

Cromer

Sat 23 Sep - Sun 1 Oct 2017

Come and be inspired at our exhibition of artwork created by Maureen Cherry. Her work shows her response to the ever changing Norfolk coast. (Exhibition and sale)

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 23 Sep 2017

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

St Benet's Abbey

Guided Tours

Great Yarmouth

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 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.

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 Weekends

Pirates Weekend

Great Yarmouth

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Treasure trails, prizes and sword swashbuckling ahoy as pirates invade Great Yarrrrr-mouth Sea Life Centre!

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Norwich

Sat 23 Sep 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 Stones

The Stones

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 23 Sep 2017

The 'Stones' bring to the stage all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert . This is not a 'Tongue in cheek' approach but a serious tribute to their music.

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.

Guided Canoe Trails

Guided Canoe Trails

Norwich

Sun 24 Sep 2017

Uncover the secret of our hidden waterways and get close to nature with this guided exploration by Free Spirit Canoe Tours. No experience necessary.

Bandstand & Beach at Gorleston-on-Sea

Quayside & Seaside at Gorleston-on-Sea

Great Yarmouth

Sun 24 Sep 2017

Great Yarmouth's sister town of Gorleston-on-Sea has a fascinating heritage all its own. Learn about the demise of its elegant and turreted Victorian hotel, how the pier came to be, where the lido was and a great deal more.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sun 24 Sep 2017

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

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 25 Sep 2017

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

Cocktails & Canapes Ladies Night

Cocktails and Canapes Ladies Night

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Beat the typical 'Girls night in' come join us for Ladies night. Ticket price includes Canapes, a welcome drink and a free cocktail, all this free stuff is complimented by a fantastic Micheal Bublé tribute.

Graveyard at Great Yarmouth Minster

Spectacular Spectres

Great Yarmouth

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Great Yarmouth has a rich history that spans over a thousand years, with many great characters with fascinating stories. These famous townsfolk may be long gone, but what if some chose to stay?

Summer Season Show

Summer Season Show

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Gypsy Productions returns to bring you an all new show for the Summer of 2017. Song - Dance - Comedy and much much more. Full cast of comedians - singers - and dancers come along for a fabulous feel good factor show.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 27 Sep 2017

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

St Benet's Abbey

Guided Tours

Great Yarmouth

Wed 27 Sep 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.

Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection

Wind Energy Museum - Morse Collection

Great Yarmouth

Thu 28 - Sat 30 Sep 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.

Music at The Mo - Sheringham Museum

Music at The Mo - Sheringham Museum

Sheringham

Fri 29 Sep 2017

A FREE series of acoustic music evenings in our new 2nd floor performance space with it's own terrace, offering stunning sea views. The museum is on the seafront in Sheringham, overlooking East Beach.

Soul Weekender

Soul Weekender

Gorleston-on-Sea

Fri 29 - Sat 30 Sep 2017

2 Nights of Soul Music with Leee John of Imagination and Kenny Thomas.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 30 Sep 2017

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

St Benet's Abbey

Guided Tours

Great Yarmouth

Sat 30 Sep 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.

Hopton-on-Sea

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