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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. 

What's On today

Only in England

Only in England

Great Yarmouth

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

See an exhibition of photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw.

World Indoor Bowls Championships

World Indoor Bowls Championships

Great Yarmouth

Fri 12 - Sun 28 Jan 2018

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

Ann Feavers

Ann Feavers and Roger Burnay Exhibition

Norwich

Tue 16 - Sun 21 Jan 2018

Exhibition of new work by Ann Feavers - flower paintings and Victorian-style painting on glass and Roger Burnay animal and wildlife painter.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Gorleston-on-Sea

Thu 18 - Fri 19 Jan 2018

Triple T Productions are thrilled to be returning to the Pavilion Theatre with their all new - fun-filled - family pantomime 'Beauty and the Beast'.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Triple T Productions are thrilled to be returning to the Pavilion Theatre with their all new - fun-filled - family pantomime 'Beauty and the Beast'.

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Bongo's Bingo hosts the most outrageous bingo known to man. Expect impromptu raves, dance offs and prizes so bad they’re good. Bongo’s Bingo turns a predisposed evening of bingo on its head and we promise you that you’ll love every second.'

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 20 Jan 2018

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

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 21 Jan 2018

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.

Monica's Mindfulness Walks

Monica's Mindfulness Walks

Great Yarmouth

Sun 21 Jan 2018

We’re pleased to introduce our new Mindfulness walks starting in 2018. Join Mindfulness Walking Guide Monica Porter and discover a new way to take a break from the busy world.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 22 Jan 2018

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

Fairhaven Garden

Hobland Arts Collective Exhibition

Norwich

Tue 23 - Sun 28 Jan 2018

Exhibition by three artists inspired by nature and natural form - Ruth Straughan, Gillian Southgate and Vivienne Rainsbury.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 25 Jan 2018

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

Sean Goodman's OMG Show

Sean Goodman's OMG Show

Great Yarmouth

Fri 26 Jan 2018

OMG is an interactive show, suitable for all ages, like no other. Afterwards, you will believe in Magic.

80's Night

80's Night

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 27 Jan 2018

What a night! One Ticket = Duran Duran - Spandau Ballet - Prince - Madonna

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 27 Jan 2018

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

The Fit Fest 2018

The Fit Fest 2018

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 28 Jan 2018

15 Classes over 3 rooms featuring some of the most well-known and passionate instructors within the local area, we're incredibly excited to bring you this event. Classes will include Bootybarre, Yoga, Boxercise, Zumba and Pilates.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 29 Jan 2018

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

Work by Sandra Derry

Janice Lacey and Sandra Derry Exhibition

Norwich

Tue 30 Jan - Sun 4 Feb 2018

Janice Lacey gouache paintings of still life and Sandra Derry's paintings inspired by the countryside.

Quiz & Curry Night

Quiz & Curry Night

Great Yarmouth

Wed 31 Jan 2018

One round of the quiz to be based around curry Ticket includes a choice of Beef madras or Sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry. Served with boiled rice, mini naan bread, poppadoms and pickles.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 1 Feb 2018

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

Cash on Delivery

Cash on Delivery

Gorleston-on-Sea

Thu 1 - Sat 3 Feb 2018

A Comedy/Farce by Michael Cooney - son of Ray Cooney. Eric Swan (aided by his Uncle George and unbeknown to his wfife - Linda) has pocketed thousands of pounds through fraudulent DSS claims.

Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights

Great Yarmouth

Thu 1 Feb 2018

Circus just got sexy with Forbidden Nights giving you an evening to remember with thrills, fantasy and forbidden thoughts at every turn! Jam-packed with action from opener till finale, they will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Walk on the Wild Side with Wildlife Warden Trevor

Walk on the Wild Side with Wildlife Warden Trevor

Norwich

Fri 2 Feb 2018

Take a walk on the wild side every first Friday of the month with Tabs, our Wildlife Warden and get inside knowledge of what makes our woodland garden such a unique environment of diverse habitats.

Ska Weekend

Ska Weekend

Gorleston-on-Sea

Fri 2 Feb 2018

Come to a Ska Weekend with 1 or 2 Ska nights to choose from or come to both and make a weekend of it with our special Ska Package.

Hopton-on-Sea

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