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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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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.

Olive Edis

Olive Edis Photography Exhibition

Horning

Wed 19 Jun - Wed 31 Jul 2019

The First World War through a woman’s lens: Olive Edis

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.

Boogie on the Broads

Boogie on the Broads

Wroxham

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Join Broads Tours for the ultimate Broads Disco experience on board the Vintage Broadsman. Whether you are looking to reach for the stars, twist again or slide your way through the evening this is the night for you.

Strawberry Walks

Strawberry Walks

Great Yarmouth

Wed 17 Jul 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).

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2019

Great Yarmouth

Wed 17 - Thu 18 Jul 2019

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Ladies Night at the Races

Ladies Night (evening)

Great Yarmouth

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for an evening at the races followed by live music.

Picnic & Paddle

Picnic & Paddle

Norwich

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Gentle summer evening paddle along Broadland waterways, stopping for a picnic in the reeds with Free Spirit Canoe Tours.

The Great and the Good

The Great and the Good

Great Yarmouth

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Great Yarmouth has played host to a number of great visitors but has also been home to many of its own special people.

Wildlife Canoe Trails

Wildlife Canoe Trails

Norwich

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Uncover the secret of our hidden waterways and get up close and personal to our wildlife with this guided exploration of the broad and backwaters of Fairhaven by Free Spirit Canoe Tours.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 18 Jul 2019

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

Boogie on the Broads

Boogie on the Broads

Wroxham

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Join Broads Tours for the ultimate Broads Disco experience on board the Vintage Broadsman. Whether you are looking to reach for the stars, twist again or slide your way through the evening this is the night for you.

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2019

Great Yarmouth

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

The UK Beach Boys

The UK Beach Boys

Great Yarmouth

Fri 19 Jul 2019

The UK's leading tribute band for The Beach Boys. Featuring;Ian Baker as lead vocals and keyboards, Dacre Peck as lead vocals and drums, Paul Johnson as vocals and bass guitarist, and Ben Wistson as lead vocals and guitar.

Strawberries and Steam

Strawberries and Steam

Aylsham

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jul 2019

Free local strawberries with cream for every full fare-paying passenger.

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Norwich

Sat 20 Jul 2019

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

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2019

Great Yarmouth

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 20 Jul 2019

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

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 21 Jul 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.

Summer Concert

Summer Concert

Norwich

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Free summer music concerts in the Tearoom picnic area.

The Finest Quay in Europe

The Finest Quay in Europe

Great Yarmouth

Sun 21 Jul 2019

In the early 18th century Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as ‘The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe’. Hear about its fascinating history and see some of the fine examples of Georgian architecture.

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2019

Great Yarmouth

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

The Show Must Go On From Musical to Movie

The Show Must Go On From Musical to Movie

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Performers International Productions return to the Pavilion with a brand new show telling the story of how the much-loved stage musical became the darling of the silver screen!

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2019

Great Yarmouth

Mon 22 Jul 2019

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Hopton-on-Sea

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