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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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Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 27 Feb 2017

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

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.

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Great Yarmouth

Tue 28 Feb 2017

An international celebration of Mardi Gras, with food, dance, music, customs and people from across the globe.

Pancake Races

Pancake Races & World Record Attempt

Great Yarmouth

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Join us in the Market Square for Pancake Races and a World Record attempt by Great Yarmouth College to create the tallest stack of pancakes!

Annie - By Cliff Park High School

Annie - By Cliff Park High School

Great Yarmouth

Wed 1 - Thu 2 Mar 2017

Come along and support the incredibly talented students from Cliff Park as they tell the story of Annie, the poor young orphan girl who is given a chance to build a better life.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 1 Mar 2017

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

Circus of Horrors

Circus of Horrors - Neverending Nightmare

Great Yarmouth

Thu 2 - Fri 3 Mar 2017

The Circus of Horrors “The Never-ending Nightmare” spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story.

Fatback Band

Fatback Band

Gorleston-on-Sea

Fri 3 Mar 2017

The Fatback band are coming to Gorleston! The Band that gave us the hit anthems 'I Found Lovin'...... '(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop' .... and not forgetting the top hit '(Do The) Spanish Hustle'

Ted Ellis - Norfolk's Man of Nature

Ted Ellis - Norfolk's Man of Nature

Great Yarmouth

Fri 3 Mar 2017

‘The life and times of Norfolk’s favourite naturalist, TV personality, and former Keeper of Natural History at Norwich Castle’ A talk by John Holdaway, Natural History Trainee with Norfolk Museums Service.

ABBA Reunion Tribute Show

ABBA Reunion Tribute Show

Great Yarmouth

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Starring the original 'Frida' from the London West End cast! Superbly accurate vocals, harmonies, guitar, keyboards plus back line musicians combined with stunning iconic replica costumes, choreography and set.

Amateur Championship Boxing

Amateur Championship Boxing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Kingfisher Amateur Boxing Club presents Amateur Championship Boxing, featuring the Eastern Counties Junior Championships and the stars of the Kingfisher Club.

Electro 80's

Electro 80's

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 4 Mar 2017

The UK's Premier 1980's Electronica Tribute Band Featuring the music of The Human League, Kraftwerk, Visage, John Foxx, Devo, Numan, Ultravox, OMD, Depeche Mode and more!

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 4 Mar 2017

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

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 5 Mar 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.

Sleeping Beauty Ballet Cinema screening

Sleeping Beauty Ballet Cinema screening

Great Yarmouth

Sun 5 Mar 2017

Cinema screening from the Royal Opera House. The Sleeping Beauty is the pinnacle of classical ballet: a perfect marriage of Petipa's choreography, Tchaikovsky's music and a glorious challenge for every dancer onstage.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 6 Mar 2017

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

DPA Presents The Romeo & Juliet Showcase

DPA Presents The Romeo & Juliet Showcase

Great Yarmouth

Wed 8 Mar 2017

Join D16 Performing Arts College students at their ACTING SHOWCASE for a passionate and innovative recreation of the world’s greatest love story.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 8 Mar 2017

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

A Brave New World: British Advertising in 1950's

A Brave New World: British Advertising in 1950's

Great Yarmouth

Fri 10 Mar 2017

A talk by Alistair Moir (History of Advertising Trust) Looking back through examples of advertising from the 1950's, this talk will focus on the post war development of advertising and the impact of commercial television in 1955.

Pizza & Tipples

Pizza & Tipples

Great Yarmouth

Fri 10 Mar 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 11 Mar 2017

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

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 13 Mar 2017

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

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 15 Mar 2017

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

Little Kippers- Salty Seagulls!

Little Kippers- Let's Go This Way!

Great Yarmouth

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Monthly event for children aged 18 months to 5 years and their parents/carers.

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