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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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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!

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

Mon 27 May 2019

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

Entrance to the Rows

Rows, Fishwives and Red Herrings - Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Tue 28 May 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!

Pleasure Beach Whitsun Fireworks

Pleasure Beach Whitsun Fireworks

Great Yarmouth

Wed 29 May 2019

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach will be hosting a Whitsun firework display on Wednesday 29th May at 9.30pm

Fairhaven Candelabra Primulas

Candelabra Primuals Tour and Cream Tea

Norwich

Wed 29 May 2019

Guided tour of the garden to enjoy the candelabra primulas followed by a cream tea

Evening Boat Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Evening Boat Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Norwich

Wed 29 May 2019

Evening boat cruise along the river Bure to view St Benet's Abbey, returning for a warming hot chocolate in the tearoom.

Horse Racing

Horse Racing (Afternoon)

Great Yarmouth

Thu 30 May 2019

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 30 May 2019

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

Wind In The Willows

Wind In The Willows

Great Yarmouth

Fri 31 May 2019

With the arrival of spring and fine weather outside, the good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He flees his underground home, emerging to take in the air and ends up at the river, which he has never seen before.

Great Yarmouth Comic Con

Great Yarmouth Comic Con

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jun 2019

Enjoy a day of superheroes, sci fi, wizards, anime and lots, lots more. Great Yarmouth Comic Con will have characters to meet, movie props to have your photo with, specialist trade stalls to browse, a gaming area and more.

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Norwich

Sat 1 Jun 2019

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

Wind In The Willows

Wind In The Willows

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Jun 2019

With the arrival of spring and fine weather outside, the good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He flees his underground home, emerging to take in the air and ends up at the river, which he has never seen before.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Jun 2019

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

The East Anglian Regional Handbell Team

Handbells in Concert

Great Yarmouth

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Programme includes well known tunes and original handbell music with 35 musicians and over 360 instruments including guest soloists.

Melodies & Music

Melodies & Music

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 1 Jun 2019

The choir, who will be performing beautiful ballads, such as, “As the Deer” by Martin Nystrom and “An Eriskay Love Lilt” arr. by Hugh Roberton and a fun medley from Mary Poppins.

Rollin' Clones

Rollin' Clones

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 1 Jun 2019

There is no better way to experience vintage juice from the best fruit on the rock ‘n’ roll tree: ladies and gentleman, introducing The Rollin’ Clones.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 2 Jun 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.

Strawberry Walks

Strawberry Walks

Great Yarmouth

Sun 2 Jun 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).

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Sun 2 Jun 2019

Isolated on the east coast, fear of pirates and invasion gave the people of Great Yarmouth a distinct last frontier mentality. Once King John granted the town its Charter, a wall was the answer.

Hopton-on-Sea

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