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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

Fairground fun

Summer at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Summer at Wroxham Barns - help bottle-feed the calves, meet Bella & Barny and see the brand new Shows on Junior Farm, plus all the fun of the fair, get crafty, delicious food & drink and meet Betsy the GoGo Hare too.

Slippery Slopes at BeWILDerwood

Swampy's Silly Summer Parade

Norwich

Sat 21 Jul - Wed 5 Sep 2018

With the Summer holidays right around the corner, BeWILDerwood, The Curious Treehouse Adventure has begun planning for their spectacular Silly Summer parade taking place every day, all summer long!

Lego Ocean Explorers

Lego Ocean Explorers

Great Yarmouth

Wed 25 Jul - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Dive into the deep with SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth’s new LEGO adventure, Ocean Explorers. Discover new depths of the ocean whilst helping the LEGO deep sea diver track down his missing equipment

Summer Days

Summer Days

Fakenham

Wed 25 Jul - Wed 5 Sep 2018

Create memories as a family this summer...

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2018

Great Yarmouth

Wed 25 Jul - Sat 25 Aug 2018

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building. The 2018 show will be themed around the 250 year celebration of the circus first being created.

Great Yarmouth and the First World War

Great Yarmouth and the First World War

Great Yarmouth

Fri 3 - Fri 31 Aug 2018

An exhibition detailing Great Yarmouth’s role in the First World War both at home and abroad

Africa Alive!

The Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Troupe

Lowestoft

Tue 7 Aug - Sun 9 Sep 2018

The Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Troupe

Banham Zoo

50 Days of Summer!

Norwich

Tue 7 Aug - Sun 9 Sep 2018

50 Days of Summer!

Africa Alive!

CHALLENGE 50!

Lowestoft

Tue 7 - Fri 31 Aug 2018

CHALLENGE 50!

Intro to SUP

Intro to SUP

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Stand Up Paddle Boaring is considered to be the fastest growing water sport in the country.The boards themselves are like large surf boards – you can lie down and use your hands, kneel on them and paddle them like a canoe or stand up.

The Drill House Tea Dance

The Drill House Tea Dance

Great Yarmouth

Sat 18 Aug 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!

Tree Climbing

Tree Climbing

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 18 Aug 2018

We have two very different trees set up for climbing. Our Scots Pine allows you to climb to 9.5m and is a great introduction to climbing, whilst our Turkey Oak at 12.5m offers a more difficult challenge with a variety of climbing routes.

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip & Tour

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip & Tour

Norwich

Sat 18 Aug 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.

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2018

Great Yarmouth

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building. The 2018 show will be themed around the 250 year celebration of the circus first being created.

Millennium Garden

Guided Tour of the Millennium Garden

Fakenham

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Take a tour around Piet Oudolf's famous garden.

Elo Encounter

Elo Encounter

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra is here!

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 18 Aug 2018

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

Night Fever

Night Fever

Great Yarmouth

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Welcome to a lip-smackin', platform-boot-poundin', white-suit-wearin', wing-collars-waftin', heaven-finger-pointin' night of Bee Gees disco hits... and more.

U2 2

U2 2

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 18 Aug 2018

U2 2 are the world's longest running tribute to U2. Formed 26 years ago under the name, 'Achtung Baby', the band have now performed over 2000 concerts, spanning three continents.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 19 Aug 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 and from the UK.

Hemsby Village Hall

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Hemsby

Sun 19 Aug 2018

This Fair offers a wide array of items, everyone will find that the atmosphere is casual and relaxed and one will get the feeling that, it represents a fun outing, spent browsing the stalls and picking up something appealing to take home.

HEMSBY "ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS FAIR

Hemsby - Antiques & Collectors Event

Hemsby

Sun 19 Aug 2018

We offer many differing stalls

Hopton-on-Sea

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