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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.

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.

Great Yarmouth & Waveney Pride

Great Yarmouth & Waveney Pride

Great Yarmouth

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Join in at Great Yarmouth's first Pride event. Meeting at Wellesley Park around 10.30am to start the parade at 11am. The colourful Parade will make it's way along Great Yarmouth seafront finishing at the Pleasure Beach at around 12 noon.

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.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 29 Jun 2019

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

Lee Jackson is Elvis

Elvis

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Lee Jackson has appeared on many TV shows, including Heartbeat the Elvis Special on The Weakest Link, Never Mind the Buzzcox, BBC Children In Need, Celebrity Scissor Hands, Day Break, Sky News and more.

Terry Deary History Roadshow

Terry Deary History Roadshow

Great Yarmouth

Sun 30 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.

Caister Carnival (Village Experience)

Caister Carnival (Village Experience)

Caister-on-Sea

Sun 30 Jun 2019

The "Village Experience" is exactly that. Villagers come together to celebrate being part of our community, with arena entertainment from locals, traditional carnival games such as crockery smash, ball in bucket and tug of war.

The Great and the Good

The Great and the Good

Great Yarmouth

Sun 30 Jun 2019

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 1 Jul 2019

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

The Finest Quay in Europe

The Finest Quay in Europe

Great Yarmouth

Tue 2 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.

Boogie on the Broads

Boogie on the Broads

Wroxham

Wed 3 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.

Picnic & Paddle

Picnic & Paddle

Norwich

Wed 3 Jul 2019

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

Horse Racing

Horse Racing (Afternoon)

Great Yarmouth

Thu 4 Jul 2019

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

Wildlife Canoe Trails

Wildlife Canoe Trails

Norwich

Thu 4 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 4 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 5 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.

All Hail MacBeth

All Hail MacBeth

Great Yarmouth

Fri 5 Jul 2019

All Hail Macbeth mixes comedy and high drama, with more than a little bit of magic, to tell the backstory of the Three Witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Hopton-on-Sea

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