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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

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.

Get Creative with the LEGO Sea Explorers

Get Creative with the LEGO Sea Explorers

Great Yarmouth

Sat 16 Feb - Sun 17 Mar 2019

SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth is inviting guests to join the LEGO Sea Explorers on a brand-new interactive mission to record discoveries about its amazing sea creatures.

Teddy Bear Express

Teddy Bear Express

Aylsham

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Join our mascot bear for a half-term week of fun! Free travel for every child when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult

Boggle Wish Bonfire

Boggle Wish Bonfire

Norwich

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

It's a brand-new year at BeWILDerwood and the air is full of wishes!

Signs of Spring Week

Signs of Spring Week

Norwich

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

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

Half-Term Fun

Springtime Half-Term Fun at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Join us at Wroxham Barns for some fun this Springtime half-term … it’s going to be baaa-rilliant!

Belle of the Broads

Children Go Free for February Half Term

Wroxham

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Join Broads Tours this Half Term for a trip on the Broads National Park, where Children Go Free!

Fantasy February

Fantasy February

Norwich

Mon 18 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Fire your imagination with us as we introduce a brand new event at the park! During February Half Term, we will be hosting ‘Fantasy February’ at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure, between 18th and 24th.

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 23 Feb 2019

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 23 Feb 2019

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

Anchors A Weigh

Anchors A Weigh

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Dusty Miller and friends proudly present "Anchors A Weigh", an evening of song, music and dance in aid of the Seafarers Port Chaplaincy supporting Seafarers in Great Yarmouth and the world.

Anchors Aweigh!

Anchors Aweigh!

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 23 Feb 2019

A Variety Show of Music, Drama, Comedy and Magic in aid of the Great Yarmouth Seafarers Centre Port Chapliancy. Compère TONY MALLION

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 25 Feb 2019

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 28 Feb 2019

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

Circus of Horrors

Circus of Horrors - Psycho Asylum

Great Yarmouth

Fri 1 - Sat 2 Mar 2019

With some of the world’s most daring acts and history’s most Peculiar oddities- The Circus of Horrors is back with a brand new show. Blending Horror and Burlesque with Bizarre and unbelievable acts from an almighty cast.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 2 Mar 2019

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

Daisy Pulls It Off

Daisy Pulls It Off

Great Yarmouth

Sat 2 Mar 2019

A tongue in cheek story of a teenage girl, Daisy Meredith, who is from a poor family. Her father has gone missing, and she is brought up by her mother who has to revert to teaching singing lessons to pay the rent.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 3 Mar 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.

An Exclusive Afternoon with Tyson Fury

An Exclusive Afternoon with Tyson Fury

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 3 Mar 2019

Join us for An Exclusive VIP Afternoon with Mr Tyson Fury, get to meet and greet the man himself.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 4 Mar 2019

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

Owl by Emma Buck

Emma Buck Art Exhibition

Norwich

Tue 5 - Sun 10 Mar 2019

Emma uses acrylics to create bright, eye catching pieces; birds are the main feature of her artwork. This is her debut exhibition

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 7 Mar 2019

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

Oliver!

Oliver!

Great Yarmouth

Fri 8 Mar 2019

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England, joining Oliver Twist as he navigates the London underworld.

Oliver!

Oliver!

Great Yarmouth

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England, joining Oliver Twist as he navigates the London underworld.

Hopton-on-Sea

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