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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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Daily Bird Feed

Daily Bird Feed

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Mon 3 Sep - Fri 30 Nov 2018

Learn about the wildfowl and other birds which call Pensthorpe their home in our daily bird feed.

Circus

Circus! Show of Shows

Great Yarmouth

Sat 6 Oct 2018 - Sun 3 Mar 2019

Part of a nationwide museums partnership, this exhibition details the origins of Circus from the Ancient Greek ‘Hippodrome’ through to the last 250 years and beyond.

BeWILDerwood's Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade

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Sat 13 - Wed 31 Oct 2018

Visit BeWILDerwood from the13th-31st October for their most famous, fabulous, fantastical event of the year for October Half Term... This year, with more magic than ever before!

Primevil

PrimEvil

Norwich

Wed 17 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

Norfolk's Premiere Halloween Scare Event

Roarr! Halloween Days

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Norwich

Thu 18 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Join us for some spooky fun this October half term with lots of activities including Dippy’s Spooky Fun Zone, Fancy Dress and Face your Phobia in the Secret Animal Garden!

Grow Your Own Oak Tree Week

Grow Your Own Oak Tree Week

Norwich

Thu 18 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

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Pumpkin Festival - half-term Halloween Fun

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Wroxham

Thu 18 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Half-Term Halloween Fun Pumpkin Festival at Wroxham Barns

Barny & Bella Show twice daily

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL ON JUNIOR FARM

Wroxham

Thu 18 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Halloween half-term fun on Junior Farm. Pay once and play all day. Twice daily shows with Bella & Barny, Broomstick Trail and pumpkin carving too.

Trick or Tweet

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Fakenham

Thu 18 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Join us for a 'spooktacular' day out!

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2018

Great Yarmouth

Thu 18 Oct 2018

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Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 18 Oct 2018

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

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2018

Great Yarmouth

Fri 19 Oct 2018

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Ladies in Lavender

Ladies in Lavender

Gorleston-on-Sea

Fri 19 Oct 2018

One morning following a violent storm, sisters spot from their garden a nearly-drowned man lying on the beach. They nurse him back to health, and discover that he is Polish. Communicating in broken German while they teach him English...

Rise Presented by Dizzy O'Dare

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Great Yarmouth

Fri 19 Oct 2018

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80's Pride Party

80's Pride Party

Great Yarmouth

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Great Yarmouth Pride fundraiser....and it’s the 80s Pride Party. Look out the leather, the neons, the leg warmers and leotards and even the codpieces!

Ascarium

Ascarium

Great Yarmouth

Sat 20 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

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Wells Maltings

Sea Fever

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Sat 20 Oct 2018

Sea Fever is North Norfolk’s festival of poetry and prose.

Banham Zoo

50 Myths, Mistakes and Misconceptions!

Norwich

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

50 Myths, Mistakes and Misconceptions!

Africa Alive!

Curiosity Killed….No-one!

Lowestoft

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

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Pleasurewood Chills

Pleasurewood Chills

Lowestoft

Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Halloween makes its return to Pleasurewood Hills this October half term. Visit the park from 20 to 28 October for some family fun with a spooky twist and enjoy all the usual rides, shows and attractions.

Hedgehog Day

Hedgehog Day

Norwich

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Family event: Come along and learn how you can help hedgehogs this winter. Donations of cat and dog food always welcome and needed thank you.

Charlie Caper

Charlie Caper Street Show

Great Yarmouth

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Charlie Caper became a household name in Sweden when he won TV show U Got Talent in 2009.

Ladies in Lavender

Ladies in Lavender

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 20 Oct 2018

One morning following a violent storm, sisters spot from their garden a nearly-drowned man lying on the beach. They nurse him back to health, and discover that he is Polish. Communicating in broken German while they teach him English...

The Drill House Tea Dance

The Drill House Tea Dance

Great Yarmouth

Sat 20 Oct 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!

Hopton-on-Sea

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