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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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Never Had It So Good

Never Had It So Good

Great Yarmouth

Wed 11 Jan - Sun 5 Mar 2017

Emerging from austerity and rationing, the 1950's was a time when Britain led the world in the quality and innovation of its decorative and applied arts, and when good design became affordable by all.

World Indoor Bowls Championships

World Indoor Bowls Championships

Great Yarmouth

Fri 13 - Sun 29 Jan 2017

The countdown is on to the electrifying Just Retirement World Indoor Bowls Championships which returns to Potters Resort annually in January.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 18 Jan 2017

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

Waiting In The Wings

Waiting In The Wings

Gorleston-on-Sea

Thu 19 - Sat 21 Jan 2017

Coward's tribute to theatre is set in a retirement home for actresses - all former stars. Jealousies abound - especially between Lotta and another who was also married to her former husband.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 21 Jan 2017

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

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 23 Jan 2017

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

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 25 Jan 2017

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

Pizza & Tipples

Pizza & Tipples

Great Yarmouth

Fri 27 Jan 2017

A fortnightly feast of fresh cooked wood-fired pizza, local ales and live entertainment. Join us for a family-friendly after school treat or for an alternative night on the town.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 28 Jan 2017

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

Margo's Lounge

Music Night

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 28 Jan 2017

Enjoy live music from Little Big Mouth.

Princess's V Superhero's!

Princess's V Superhero's!

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 29 Jan 2017

Let the kids dress up in their favourite princess or superhero costume to enjoy themed games, a disco, sing along with Princesses, big finale with group photograph and more!

Westend Broadway

Westend Broadway - By DPA Academy

Great Yarmouth

Sun 29 Jan 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 30 Jan 2017

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

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 1 Feb 2017

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

Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights

Great Yarmouth

Thu 2 Feb 2017

FORBIDDEN NIGHTS – a classy new all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography as seen on BRITAIN’s GOT TALENT and TOWIE.

Buddy Holly Show

Buddy Holly Show

Gorleston-on-Sea

Fri 3 Feb 2017

'Buddy Walker is an accomplished singer/musician and Buddy Holly Tribute Artiste who has performed his show in various parts of the world.

Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights

Great Yarmouth

Fri 3 Feb 2017

FORBIDDEN NIGHTS – a classy new all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography as seen on BRITAIN’s GOT TALENT and TOWIE.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 4 Feb 2017

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

Kaiser Monkey Killers

Kaiser Monkey Killers

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 4 Feb 2017

With the sounds of The Killers, Coldplay, Kings of Leon and much more! Including music before and after tribute band

Pure Floyd

Pure Floyd

Great Yarmouth

Sat 4 Feb 2017

A treat for all PINK FLOYD fans, and featuring a spectacular laser show. Songs from the psychedelic 60s, through to Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Division Bell, and Endless River.

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

60's Celebration

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 5 Feb 2017

60's Icon JESS CONRAD OBE returns to the Pavilion Theatre by public demands to bring you an evening to remember with special guests Billie Davis and special guest appearance of Keith Powell.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 6 Feb 2017

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

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 8 Feb 2017

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

Pizza & Tipples

Pizza & Tipples

Great Yarmouth

Fri 10 Feb 2017

A fortnightly feast of fresh cooked wood-fired pizza, local ales and live entertainment. Join us for a family-friendly after school treat or for an alternative night on the town.

Hopton-on-Sea

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