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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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Jawsome Sharks

Jawsome Sharks

Great Yarmouth

Tue 26 Mar - Mon 6 May 2019

Take a dive into the deep at SEA LIFE GREAT YARMOUTH this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfill the mission of finding the missing shark teeth.

Eye Spy Easter Egg Hunt

Eye Spy Easter Egg Hunt

Norwich

Sat 20 - Sat 27 Apr 2019

Eye Spy Easter egg hunt - can you follow the clues

Bluebell Weeks

Bluebell Weeks

Norwich

Mon 22 Apr - Sun 12 May 2019

Exclusive access to our neighbouring nature reserve and its bluebell woods. An additional 2 miles of walkways set within 60 acres of mature and coppiced woodland.

Easter Fair

Easter Fair

Great Yarmouth

Thu 25 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Great Yarmouth's annual Easter fair returns for four days from 25 April to 28 April 2019.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 25 Apr 2019

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

A Night at the Music Hall

A Night at the Music Hall

Gorleston-on-Sea

Thu 25 - Fri 26 Apr 2019

Dusmagrik Young People's Theatre company return to the Pavilion to present A Night At The Music Hall.

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Great Yarmouth

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for a brand new pirate adventure. Pirates Live! is without a doubt the UK’s no.1 Live action Pirate show, featuring acrobats, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

A Night at the Music Hall

A Night at the Music Hall

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Dusmagrik Young People's Theatre company return to the Pavilion to present A Night At The Music Hall.

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Great Yarmouth

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for a brand new pirate adventure. Pirates Live! is without a doubt the UK’s no.1 Live action Pirate show, featuring acrobats, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

East Coast Triathlon

East Coast Triathlon

Great Yarmouth

Sat 27 Apr 2019

SWIM, RIDE, RUN at the East Coast Triathlon. This Super Sprint annual triathlon event in Great Yarmouth consists of a 250m pool swim, a 16km cycling circuit and a 3km run along the promenade.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 27 Apr 2019

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

East Coast Triathlon

East Coast Triathlon

Great Yarmouth

Sun 28 Apr 2019

SWIM, RIDE, RUN at the East Coast Triathlon. This Super Sprint annual triathlon event in Great Yarmouth consists of a 250m pool swim, a 16km cycling circuit and a 3km run along the promenade.

The Great and the Good

The Great and the Good

Great Yarmouth

Sun 28 Apr 2019

Great Yarmouth has played host to a number of great visitors but has also been home to many of its own special people.

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Great Yarmouth

Sun 28 Apr 2019

Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for a brand new pirate adventure. Pirates Live! is without a doubt the UK’s no.1 Live action Pirate show, featuring acrobats, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

Merci Pour La Musique

Merci Pour La Musique

Great Yarmouth

Sun 28 Apr 2019

Dreamcast Productions continue their love affair with iconic French singers and songwriters in 'Merci Pour La Musique', a musical odyssey of famous songs, and their sometimes unexpected French origins.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 29 Apr 2019

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

The Finest Quay in Europe

The Finest Quay in Europe

Great Yarmouth

Tue 30 Apr 2019

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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 2 May 2019

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

Girls Golf Rocks

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Norwich

Sat 4 May 2019

Join our Girls Golf Rocks FREE Taster Session on 4th May.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 4 May 2019

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

BBC New Comedy

BBC New Comedy

Great Yarmouth

Sat 4 May 2019

Following the success of their last visit BBC New Comedy return to St. George's with another night of laughter!

Whole Lotta Shakin'

Whole Lotta Shakin'

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 4 May 2019

"Whole Lotta Shakin'" - A Tribute to Shakin' Stevens. The rags to riches story based on the 40 hit’s of the Rock ‘n’ Roll icon and legend.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 5 May 2019

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.

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sun 5 May 2019

Come and enjoy Martham's popular annual scarecrow festival and Mayfair with activities centred around the village green.

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