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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

Drawn to the Coast - Gallery Shot

Drawn to the Coast: Turner, Constable, Cotman

Great Yarmouth

Wed 30 May - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Explore Great Yarmouth and its coast through the lives and works of Turner, Constable and Cotman at Time & Tide Museum this summer

Burgh Castle Roman Fort

Free Guided Tours

Great Yarmouth

Sun 3 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Free guided tours at Burgh Castle every Sunday, June - September 2018

The Finest Quay In Europe Heritage Guided Walk

The Finest Quay In Europe Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Tue 19 Jun 2018

New for 2018! In the early 18th century Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as 'The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe'. Hear about its fascinating history and see some of the fine examples of Georgian architecture.

Summer Season Show

Summer Season Show

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Gypsy Productions returns to bring you an another great night of entertainment with song, dance and comedy with Nigel 'Boy' Syer, Olly Day, Lisa Marie and Andy Pelos along with a full supporting cast of dancers plus Sue King.

Queers - Part One

Queers - Part 2

Great Yarmouth

Tue 19 Jun 2018

A young soldier returning from the trenches of the First World War recollects a love that dare not speak its name. Almost one hundred years later, a groom-to-be prepares for his gay wedding.

Lee Nelson - Serious Joker

Lee Nelson - Serious Joker

Great Yarmouth

Wed 20 Jun 2018

You've seen him sneaking into places he shouldn't be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his sensational Serious Joker tour.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Thu 21 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St Georges Theatre in June for a celebration of real ale, ciders and live music. With a choice of real ales and ciders the 12th annual Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival promises somet

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 21 Jun 2018

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

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St Georges Theatre in June for a celebration of real ale, ciders and live music. With a choice of real ales and ciders the 12th annual Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival promises somet

The Drill House Tea Dance

The Drill House Tea Dance

Great Yarmouth

Sat 23 Jun 2018

The Ragroof DJs will be playing authentic music from the 20s to the 50s and bring their trademark instant dance classes. Polish up your dancing shoes and join us!

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip & Tour

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip & Tour

Norwich

Sat 23 Jun 2018

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.) Includes garden entry from 10am.

Africa Alive!

Africa by Night - Evening Event

Lowestoft

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Africa by Night - Evening Event

Family Night

Family Night

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Be prepared for a family fun filled night! With disco dancing, games and prizes with resident dancers Ellie and Charlie, and of course the Justin Bieber tribute show!

Cliff

Cliff

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Jimmy Jemain is now firmly established as the No. 1 Cliff Richard Look and Soundalike. He incorporates original material in his repertoire, which was written exclusively for him by top song writers whose credits include Cliff himself.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 23 Jun 2018

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

Caister Carnival & Village Experience

Caister Carnival & Village Experience

Caister-on-Sea

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Come along to Caister Carnival and Village Experience Day to see the Carnival Queen, a dog show by Mad Dogs, performances in the main ring by local groups and browse lots of stalls.

Burgh Castle Village Fun Day

Burgh Castle Village Fun Day

Great Yarmouth

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Join in with some fun activities for the Burgh Castle Village Fun Day including a fun dog shop & agility display, ring events, stalls, refreshments and Razz & Auntie Pearl will be running a clown workshop.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sun 24 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St Georges Theatre in June for a celebration of real ale, ciders and live music. With a choice of real ales and ciders the 12th annual Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival promises somet

Sun, Sea, Stars & Circus Heritage Guided Walk

Sun, Sea, Stars & Circus Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Sun 24 Jun 2018

New for 2018! Over the years, Great Yarmouth's seafront has played host to many famous names and faces. Take a trip down memory lane and learn how the holiday and entertainment industry has played its part in how the seafront looks today.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 25 Jun 2018

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

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Tue 26 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Rows are full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained tour guides will tell you stories of the wealthy merchants that lived at one end and of the bars and brothels that had their place at the other!

Summer Season Show

Summer Season Show

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 26 Jun 2018

Gypsy Productions returns to bring you an another great night of entertainment with song, dance and comedy with Nigel 'Boy' Syer, Olly Day, Lisa Marie and Andy Pelos along with a full supporting cast of dancers plus Sue King.

Evening Boat Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Evening Boat Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Norwich

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Evening boat cruise along the river Bure to view St Benet's Abbey, returning for a warming hot chocolate in the tearoom.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 28 Jun 2018

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

Hopton-on-Sea

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