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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

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.

Links & Layers

Summer Exhibition

Fakenham

Mon 10 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

Mixed Media and Textile Exhibition

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.

Character Weekend

Character Weekend - PJ Masks & Peppa Pig

Norwich

Sat 22 Jun 2019

PJ Masks will be visiting Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure on Saturday 22nd June. Peppa Pig and George will be visiting Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure on Sunday 23rd June.

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.

Character Weekend

Character Weekend - PJ Masks & Peppa Pig

Norwich

Sun 23 Jun 2019

PJ Masks will be visiting Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure on Saturday 22nd June. Peppa Pig and George will be visiting Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure on Sunday 23rd June.

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.

Burgh Castle Fun Day

Burgh Castle Fun Day

Great Yarmouth

Sun 23 Jun 2019

An afternoon of fun, games and entertainment with stalls, a beer tent, food and a Tea Room. Proceeds to Restoration of Parish Church and Upkeep of Village Hall.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sun 23 Jun 2019

Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 24 Jun 2019

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

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Tue 25 Jun 2019

From the strange and curious to the dark and murderous, Great Yarmouth is home to many gruesome and macabre tales. Join a trained guide on this wicked walk to hear all the gory details.

Evening Boat Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Evening Boat Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Norwich

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Evening boat cruise along the river Bure to view St Benet's Abbey, returning for a warming hot chocolate in the tearoom.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 27 Jun 2019

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

Horse Racing

Horse Racing (Afternoon)

Great Yarmouth

Fri 28 Jun 2019

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for an afternoon at the races.

Dino's At Night

Dinos At Night

Norwich

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Our award-winning annual evening event returns promising a fantastic night out.

Flamingo FIesta

Flamingo Fiesta

Fakenham

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

A weekend celebration for anyone who adores our much loved flamingos.

Terry Deary History Roadshow

Terry Deary History Roadshow

Great Yarmouth

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Popular children's author, Terry Deary, presents his one man show including his songs! With 300 fiction and non-fiction books published in the past 40 years, Terry’s best-known children's book titles are the "Horrible Histories" series.

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Norwich

Sat 29 Jun 2019

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

Hopton-on-Sea

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