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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.

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.

Strawberries and Steam

Strawberries and Steam

Aylsham

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jul 2019

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

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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 22 Jul 2019

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

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Great Yarmouth

Tue 23 Jul 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.

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2019

Great Yarmouth

Tue 23 - Sat 27 Jul 2019

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

Hemsby Fireworks

Hemsby Fireworks Display

Hemsby

Tue 23 Jul 2019

Join us at Hemsby beach for a fantastic free aerial firework display on Tuesday nights during the school summer holidays and on Whitsun Sunday.

Boogie on the Broads

Boogie on the Broads

Wroxham

Wed 24 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.

Wild Wednesday

Wild Wednesday

Norwich

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Family event: Wild and crafty fun in the garden.

Picnic & Paddle

Picnic & Paddle

Norwich

Wed 24 Jul 2019

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

Summer Fireworks

Summer Fireworks

Great Yarmouth

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Every Wednesday evening for six weeks the skies over Great Yarmouth are illuminated with a fantastic summer firework spectacular.

Funpark rides at Wroxham Barns

Make Memories this summer at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Thu 25 Jul - Tue 3 Sep 2019

Make Memories this Summer at Wroxham Barns - everyone's favourite day out for family fun, shopping, eating and crafts with free parking too.

Natures Wild Tribe

Nature's WILD Tribe

Fakenham

Thu 25 Jul - Tue 3 Sep 2019

Join us for the ultimate summer adventure. Deepen your understanding of the natural world by hunting, tracking and following nature around the reserve.

Mildred the Crocklebog at BeWILDerwood

The Bouncing Bubble Party Parade

Norwich

Thu 25 Jul - Tue 3 Sep 2019

Bounce among bubbles and clamber up to the treetops at BeWILDerwood this Summer!

Horse Racing

Horse Racing (Afternoon)

Great Yarmouth

Thu 25 Jul 2019

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

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Thu 25 Jul 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!

Wildlife Canoe Trails

Wildlife Canoe Trails

Norwich

Thu 25 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.

Hopton-on-Sea

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