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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

The World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters

Just 2020 World Indoor Bowls Championships

Great Yarmouth

Fri 10 - Sun 26 Jan 2020

The Just 2020 World Indoor Bowls Championships return to Potters Resort at Hopton-on-Sea in Norfolk for 17 days between Friday 10th and Sunday 26th January 2020

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 19 Jan 2020

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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 20 Jan 2020

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 23 Jan 2020

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

A Sparkle In Time

A Sparkle In Time

Gorleston-on-Sea

Thu 23 - Sat 25 Jan 2020

Bringing back the days of sparkle and glitz. A step through time with songs and dances from movies and musicals to get your toes tapping.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 25 Jan 2020

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

Bon Giovi

Bon Giovi

Great Yarmouth

Sat 25 Jan 2020

BON GIOVI are the World’s Premier look-alike and sound alike Tribute to the New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 27 Jan 2020

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

Rocketman

Rocketman

Great Yarmouth

Tue 28 Jan 2020

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell and Richard Madden. A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 30 Jan 2020

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Feb 2020

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

I, amdram

I, amdram

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Feb 2020

In this solo performance, Maxwell makes a prodigal’s return to the musty vibrancy of amateur dramatics – her family’s consuming passion for 89 years and four generations.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 2 Feb 2020

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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 3 Feb 2020

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

Spacepots and Astrophotography Exhibition

Spacepots and Astrophotography Exhibition

Norwich

Tue 4 - Sun 9 Feb 2020

To coincide with Star Night on 8 February, an exhibition of spacepots by Michelle Daniels - Potter and astrophotography by Shaun Reynolds and Chris Grimmer.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 6 Feb 2020

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 8 Feb 2020

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

Star Night

Star Night

Norwich

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Telescopes, talks and teas all evening with the friendly astronomers from Norwich Astronomical Society. Please feel welcome to bring your own telescope. Wrap up warm.

Knotted

Knotted

Great Yarmouth

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Knotted are known for energetic live performances with plenty of sing-along opportunities. The sound and song style has often been compared to that of The Housemartins/­Beautiful South and Squeeze.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 10 Feb 2020

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 13 Feb 2020

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 15 Feb 2020

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

Signs of Spring Week

Signs of Spring Week

Norwich

Sat 15 - Sun 23 Feb 2020

Family event: It's (nearly) Spring! Celebrate with us by looking out for signs of Spring in our woodland garden.

Lambing Live

Lambing live on Junior Farm

Wroxham

Sat 15 - Sun 23 Feb 2020

Lambing Live in the covered Maternity Barn on Junior Farm. Plus daily Shows with Bella & Barny, fun farm crafts, educational talks from the Team and indoor playtime. Join in feeding, grooming and cuddles around the farm too.

Hopton-on-Sea

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