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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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Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Great Yarmouth

Thu 29 Mar - Sun 29 Apr 2018

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, fire breathers, daredevils and of course lots of rum too!

Afternoon Tea...Just for Grown Ups

Afternoon Tea...Just for Grown Ups

Great Yarmouth

Sat 7 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

If you love having afternoon tea, why not try this one which is just for grown ups! Delicious treats include Salmon Vodka Gravadlax finger sandwiches, a gin & tonic cupcake and a chocolate orange & champagne mousse.

Banham Zoo

Bioblitz at Banham Zoo!

Norwich

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr 2018

Bioblitz at Banham Zoo!

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 21 Apr 2018

In a world of grinning twins - cracked nursery rhyme characters - gallantry and madness - Alice is about to see things are seldom what they seem. This amateur production is a dark and dramatic musical for adults and children.

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Great Yarmouth

Sat 21 Apr 2018

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, fire breathers, daredevils and of course lots of rum too!

East Coast Triathlon

East Coast Triathlon

Great Yarmouth

Sat 21 Apr 2018

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.

An Evening with Billy Joe Saunders

An Evening with Billy Joe Saunders

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 21 Apr 2018

Gold Star Promotions proudly presents an evening with the undefeated Middleweight Champion of the world, Billy Joe Saunders.

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 21 Apr 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 21 Apr 2018

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

Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance

Great Yarmouth

Sat 21 Apr 2018

An unfortunate case of mishearing initiates the plot for The Pirates of Penzance, resulting in a dramatic change of direction for Frederic who sets course to become a pirate rather than a ‘pilot’!

East Coast Triathlon

East Coast Triathlon

Great Yarmouth

Sun 22 Apr 2018

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.

Monica's Mindfulness Walks

Monica's Mindfulness Walks

Great Yarmouth

Sun 22 Apr 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.

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Great Yarmouth

Sun 22 Apr 2018

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, fire breathers, daredevils and of course lots of rum too!

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Sun 22 Apr 2018

Isolated on the east coast, fear of pirates and invasion gave the people of Great Yarmouth a distinct last frontier mentality. Once King John granted the town its Charter, a wall was the answer.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sun 22 Apr 2018

Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing.

Bluebell Weeks

Bluebell Weeks

Norwich

Mon 23 Apr - Sun 13 May 2018

Exclusive access to our neighbouring nature reserve and its bluebell woods.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 23 Apr 2018

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

Quiz & Great British Desserts Night

Quiz & Great British Desserts Night

Great Yarmouth

Mon 23 Apr 2018

One round of the quiz to be based on ST GEORGE. Ticket includes a selection of traditional British desserts

The Finest Quay In Europe Heritage Guided Walk

The Finest Quay In Europe Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Tue 24 Apr 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.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Horse Racing

Great Yarmouth

Tue 24 Apr 2018

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for a day at the races.

The Fureys

The Fureys

Great Yarmouth

Wed 25 Apr 2018

As part of their 40th Anniversary tour, Irish Legends, the Fureys perform a great night of music, songs and stories.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 26 Apr 2018

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

Swinging My Way to Love

Swinging My Way to Love

Gorleston-on-Sea

Thu 26 - Fri 27 Apr 2018

a fun filled musical. Featuring the music of Frank Sinatra - to compliment the story. You'll be singing - laughing and smiling the whole night through. Swinging My Way To Love brought to you by Total Productions.

Broads Outdoors Festival

Broads Outdoors Festival

Great Yarmouth

Sat 28 Apr - Sun 13 May 2018

The 2018 Outdoors Festival is here! Check out our events calendar for two weeks of amazing outdoor events including kayaking trips, guided walks, wildlife identification and more...

Hopton-on-Sea

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