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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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Roarr! Goes Wild

Roarr! Goes Wild

Norwich

Sat 18 - Sun 19 May 2019

Come and join the Secret Animal Garden team in learning all about the Native Species you can find at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 19 May 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.

Get into Golf at Barnham Broom

Get into Golf

Norwich

Sun 19 May - Sun 16 Jun 2019

A five week course to get into golf!

The Great and the Good

The Great and the Good

Great Yarmouth

Sun 19 May 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 20 May 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 21 May 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.

Horse Racing

Horse Racing (Afternoon)

Great Yarmouth

Wed 22 May 2019

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

Evening Boat Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Evening Boat Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Norwich

Wed 22 May 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 23 May 2019

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

Run for Wildlife 2019

Run for Wildlife 2019

Norwich

Fri 24 May 2019

Come and join in an evening of fun at Banham Zoo on Friday 24th May and have an unforgettable experience as you spring, stomp, slither or run past some of the world’s most endangered animals! Raising funds for ZSEA Wildlife Conservation.

James Phelan:Trickster

James Phelan:Trickster

Great Yarmouth

Fri 24 May 2019

Following his sell out 2017-18 tour, viral sensation James Phelan, presents his unique magical prank show that is both jaw-dropping and laugh out loud funny.

The Counterfeit Sixties

The Counterfeit Sixties

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 25 May 2019

The Counterfeit Sixties make a welcome return to the Gorleston Pavilion. As Britain's No.1 tribute show they bring alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era.

Everything Goes

Everything Goes

Aylsham

Sat 25 - Mon 27 May 2019

Come and see all available BVR engines and coaches in action.

Norfolk Creations Artisan Crafters

Norfolk Creations May Craft Fair

Fakenham

Sat 25 - Fri 31 May 2019

A Norfolk Creations Craft Fair - showcasing some of Norfolk's best artisan arts and crafts.

Run WILD at BeWILDerwood this May half term

Mildred's Magnificent Messy Fete - May half term

Norwich

Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun 2019

It's May half term at BeWILDerwood

Spring Calling

Spring Calling

Fakenham

Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun 2019

Immerse yourself in the sounds of Spring this May half term...

Unicorns & Wizards Festival at Wroxham Barns

Unicorns & Wizards Festival

Wroxham

Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun 2019

Isn’t it every child’s dream to meet a Unicorn or to be a Wizard (and maybe a few supposedly "grown-ups" too!)? Then don't miss the Unicorn & Wizards Festival on Junior Farm at Wroxham Barns

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 25 May 2019

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

The Ultimate Commitments & Blues Brothers

The Ultimate Commitments & Blues Brothers Experien

Great Yarmouth

Sat 25 May 2019

In a show thats been described as "Fantastic" and "Absolutely Brilliant". The ultimate Commitments and Blues Brothers Experience bring their double tribute show to St Georges Theatre Great Yarmouth.

Angles Way Ultra

Angles Way 50K/100K Ultra

Great Yarmouth

Sun 26 May 2019

50k & 100K Ultra races running from Diss to Great Yarmouth along the Waverney. 26th May 2019.

Spring Walk

Spring Walk

Norwich

Sun 26 May 2019

Enjoy a seasonal guided walk of our colourful spring woodland garden with our Head Gardener.

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Sun, Sea, Stars and Circus

Great Yarmouth

Sun 26 May 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.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sun 26 May 2019

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

Hemsby Fireworks

Hemsby Fireworks Display

Hemsby

Sun 26 May 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.

Hopton-on-Sea

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