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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

BRICKLIVE BIG CATS Trail

Norwich

Sat 1 - Mon 31 Aug 2020

Made up from a total of almost 750,000 bricks; the BRICKLIVE BIG CATS exhibition includes 12 awe-inspiring toy brick models – and allows visitors to get up close to some of the world’s most magnificent felines!

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 15 Aug 2020

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

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Sun 16 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 17 Aug 2020

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

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Mon 17 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Tue 18 - Sat 22 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 19 Aug 2020

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

Wildlife Canoe Trails

Norwich

Wed 19 Aug 2020

Spend the day exploring our Woodland and Water Garden, breaking only to enjoy your gentle summer evening canoe paddle along Broadland waterways with Free Spirit Canoe Tours

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 22 Aug 2020

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

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Sun 23 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 24 Aug 2020

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

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Mon 24 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Tue 25 - Sat 29 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 26 Aug 2020

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

Wildlife Canoe Trails

Norwich

Wed 26 Aug 2020

Spend the day exploring our Woodland and Water Garden, breaking only to enjoy your gentle summer evening canoe paddle along Broadland waterways with Free Spirit Canoe Tours

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 29 Aug 2020

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

The Pantaloons' Twelfth Night

Norwich

Sat 29 Aug 2020

Outdoor Theatre production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by the ever funny Pantaloons.

Hemsby Herring Festival

Hemsby

Sun 30 Aug 2020

The Longshore Herring Festival returns to Hemsby beach in late August 2020 in celebration of the area's important fishing traditions and heritage.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Sun 30 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 31 Aug 2020

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

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Mon 31 Aug 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Tue 1 - Sat 5 Sep 2020

We are planning a unique 2020 Summer Special, which will include all of your favourite elements from our award winning show. Amazing acrobats, aerialists, daring stunts, dancers, swimmers and of course the world famous Water Spectacular.

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Wed 2 Sep 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 5 Sep 2020

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

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