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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

Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland

Great Yarmouth

Mon 6 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Our famous award winning Model Village & Gardens lit for Christmas with thousands of twinkling lights.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 22 Nov 2017

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

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.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Stephen Mole, Photographic Exhibition

Norwich

Sat 18 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

Photographic images of Norfolk, stretching from the Norfolk Broads to the Norfolk Coast, by local 'born and bred' photographer, Stephen Mole.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Fakenham

Thu 16 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

An extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It's a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an electric mix of both seasonal and year round favourites.

Annie

Annie

Gorleston-on-Sea

Thu 23 - Fri 24 Nov 2017

Dusmagrik Young Peoples Theatre Company Proudly Presents by arrangement with Muisc Theatre International (Europe) The best-loved family musical ANNIE.

Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On & Late Night Shopping

Great Yarmouth

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Join us for an evening of entertainment on Great Yarmouth's Market Place as we celebrate the switching on of the town's Christmas lights.

Duleep Singh

Duleep Singh

Great Yarmouth

Fri 24 Nov 2017

This talk will explore the extraordinary story of the last Maharajah of the Punjab, Duleep Singh, and his surprising links with Norfolk. A talk by Sam Bellotti, Curatorial Trainee with Norfolk Museums Service.

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Great Yarmouth

Fri 24 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Sunny Hunny Soul Weekend

Sunny Hunny Soul Weekender

Hunstanton

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

The Award Winning Sunny Hunny Soul Weekend returns to Searles!

Annie

Annie

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Dusmagrik Young Peoples Theatre Company Proudly Presents by arrangement with Muisc Theatre International (Europe) The best-loved family musical ANNIE.

Charity Black Tie Ball

Charity Black Tie Ball

Norwich

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Black-tie charity ball with Live Band Open to all members, guests and the general public Tickets to go on sale from 1st May Charity auction Celebrity After-Dinner speaker Special accommodation package to be offered

Quayside Plaza

Food of the Forest

Great Yarmouth

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Enjoy a three course A La Carte dinner themed around foods to be found in the forest.

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Bauble wreath

Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

Great Yarmouth

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Greyhound Racing

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 25 Nov 2017

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

Harry Potter - The History of Magic Exhibition

Harry Potter - The History of Magic Exhibition

Great Yarmouth

Sat 25 Nov - Fri 8 Dec 2017

Help to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone with an exhibition created in a partnership with the British Library.

Santa's Magical Journey

Santa’s magical journey at Thursford

Fakenham

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

Remember the excitement of your first visit to see Father Christmas? Give your children, grandchildren or your class a day they’ll never forget. Come and visit Father Christmas in the magical setting of Thursford this Christmas.

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink

Great Yarmouth

Sat 25 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Lardal Kantori Choir

The Lardal Kantori Norwegian Choir

Great Yarmouth

Sat 25 Nov 2017

A unique opportunity to enjoy a performance by the Norwegian choir, Lardal Kantori, who are visiting the town as part of the annual Christmas Fayre.

The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Show

The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Show

Great Yarmouth

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Following a sell-out production at Sheringham last year of The Vicar of Dibley, the story continues with Geraldine still desperately trying to bring order out of the chaos that is the Dibley Parish Council.

Gorleston Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights Switch On & Fireworks

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Gorleston High Street Christmas lights switch on and firework display takes place on Sunday 26 November 2017. Great fun for all the family.

Hopton-on-Sea

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