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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

Get into Golf at Barnham Broom

Get into Golf

Norwich

Sun 19 May - Sun 16 Jun 2019

A five week course to get into golf!

Pirates and Mermaids

Pirates and Mermaids

Great Yarmouth

Wed 29 May - Sun 8 Sep 2019

Ahoy! The Jolly Roger has docked at Sea Life Great Yarmouth this summer and the crew are on a mission to find the missing treasure. But wait - mysterious mermaids have also appeared and are on the hunt for the lost bounty too.

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

Great Yarmouth

Thu 6 - Sun 16 Jun 2019

The hugely successful Great Yarmouth Arts Festival returns in 2019 for the 6th year with cultural activities, shows and events in a range of locations around the town for everyone to enjoy.

Art in the Minster

Art in the Minster

Great Yarmouth

Fri 7 - Sun 16 Jun 2019

A varied selection of paintings and photographs by members of local art and photographic societies. Most of the works will be for sale. There will be an exhibition of prose and poems by members of the Quill Writing Group.

Links & Layers

Summer Exhibition

Fakenham

Mon 10 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

Mixed Media and Textile Exhibition

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 16 Jun 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.

Fathers Day

Fathers VIP Day

Aylsham

Sun 16 Jun 2019

A special train package, including lunch at the Whistlestop (advanced booking required)

Day Boat 1

Its Father’s Day, Let Dad be Captain for the Day!

Wroxham

Sun 16 Jun 2019

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by letting your Dad or even your Grandad be the captain of his very own Broads Tours Standard Day Boat!

Dads Go Free at Roarr!

Dads Go Free on Father's Day

Norwich

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Spend a ROARR-some special day with us and enjoy everything our dinosaur themed adventure park has to offer – suitable for all the family to explore.

Fathers Day

Fathers Day

Fakenham

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Celebrate father’s Day this year by bringing your Granddad or dad to Pensthorpe for free. An ideal day out for families with multiple generations and a few treats for dads.

Den Building at Fairhaven

Father's Day

Norwich

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Family picnic in the Glade with den building and games; barbecue on offer.

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Great Yarmouth

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Over the years, Great Yarmouth’s seafront has played host to many famous names and faces. Take a trip down memory lane with one of our heritage guides.

An Afternoon with Michael Brunson

An Afternoon with Michael Brunson

Great Yarmouth

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Michael John Brunson OBE was a British broadcasting political journalist for over thirty years. He was a former Political Editor, Diplomatic Editor & Washington Correspondent of Independent Television News, and an occasional ITN newscaster

Musicals Jukebox

Musicals Jukebox

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Triple T Productions are thrilled to be returning to the Pavilion with their musical theatre summer show ‘Musicals Jukebox’, in which they are once again collaborating with the talented Triple T Students from East Coast College.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 17 Jun 2019

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

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Tue 18 Jun 2019

The Great Yarmouth Rows are full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained tour guides will tell you stories of the wealthy merchants that lived at one end and of the bars and brothels that had their place at the other!

Strawberry Walks

Strawberry Walks

Great Yarmouth

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Starting off from the Wind Energy Museum, enjoy being led along the riverbank to the beautiful village of Thurne arriving at Thurne Mill to see the mill in action (wind permitting).

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 20 Jun 2019

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

The Cromer Pier Show

The Cromer Pier Show

Cromer

Sat 22 Jun - Sat 21 Sep 2019

The Cromer Pier Show, the prestigious only full season end of pier show in the world returns for another bumper season of eclectic traditional and contemporary variety.

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Norwich

Sat 22 Jun 2019

Boat trip from Fairhaven Garden to St Benet's Abbey with a 45 minute guided tour of the abbey.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 22 Jun 2019

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

West End Jerseys

West End Jerseys

Great Yarmouth

Sat 22 Jun 2019

Come and enjoy the iconic sound of one of the most successful bands of the 50’s and 60’s. Marvel at that unmistakable falsetto sound of Frankie Valli, lovingly recreated by some of the nation’s best vocalists.

The Carpenters Experience

The Carpenters Experience

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 22 Jun 2019

The Carpenters Experience is the UK's leading tribute to The Carpenters. Featuring the amazing voice of Maggie Nestor & 8 top class musicians.

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Sun 23 Jun 2019

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.

Hopton-on-Sea

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