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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

Jawsome Sharks

Jawsome Sharks

Great Yarmouth

Tue 26 Mar - Mon 6 May 2019

Take a dive into the deep at SEA LIFE GREAT YARMOUTH this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfill the mission of finding the missing shark teeth.

Easter at BeWILDerwood

Cedric's Bunny Burrow Eggs-pedition

Norwich

Fri 5 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Meet Cedric the Easter Bunny at BeWILDerwood!

Easter Eggspresss

Easter Eggspress

Aylsham

Sat 6 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Free Easter egg for every child on completion of our Easter trail.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza

Fakenham

Sat 6 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Join us for an egg-citing fortnight filled with egg hunts, egg-ucational activites and egg-tastic crafts!

Lamb-Feeding at Wroxham Barns

Easter Eggstravaganza at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Sat 6 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Hip Hop Hooray - make like the Easter Bunny and hop on down to join us at Wroxham Barns this Eastertime with bunnies, chicks and so much more. It’s going to be so ‘eggs-citing’!

Scavenger Hunt Bonanza

Scavenger Hunt Bonanza

Norwich

Sat 6 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Family event: A whole bumper fortnight of scavenger hunting in the woods! Fit as many tiny objects as you can into a small container.

Egg-cellent Easter

Egg-cellent Easter

Norwich

Mon 8 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Expect plenty of Easter activities and fun across the park.

Belle of the Broads

Broads Tours Easter Special Boat Trip

Wroxham

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Easter is a magical time of year on the Broads, and it’s even more special here at Broads Tours!

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

Gorleston-on-Sea

Fri 19 - Sat 20 Apr 2019

Bongo's Bingo hosts the most outrageous bingo known to man. Expect impromptu raves, dance offs and prizes so bad they’re good. Bongo’s Bingo turns a predisposed evening of bingo on its head and we promise you that you’ll love every second.'

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Great Yarmouth

Sat 20 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for a brand new pirate adventure. Pirates Live! is without a doubt the UK’s no.1 Live action Pirate show, featuring acrobats, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 20 Apr 2019

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

Seriously Collins

Seriously Collins

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Featuring highly experienced professional musicians, Seriously Phil Collins is the ultimate tribute. This lively none stop show guarantees you a truly amazing experience both musically and visually.

American & Classic Car Display

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 21 Apr 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.

Easter Bunny Ramble

Easter Bunny Ramble

Great Yarmouth

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Our popular Easter event is back. Our Easter Bunny Trail begins at the Wind Energy Museum where you buy your bunny pack and head off to Thurne Mill along the riverbank (a mini trail is available at the museum).

Easter Eggtravaganza

Easter Eggtravaganza

Great Yarmouth

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Join us this Easter Sunday, 21st April between 11am and 2pm, for a whole host of FUN and FREE activities to mark the opening of the Waterways end of the park.

Annual Charity Duck Races (Image - Adrian Buck)

Great Yarmouth Annual Charity Duck Races

Great Yarmouth

Sun 21 Apr 2019

The Annual Charity Duck Race, organised by the Great Yarmouth Haven Rotary Club is a fun event which raises money for many worthy causes taking place in the recently restored Venetian Waterways.

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Sun 21 Apr 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.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)

Stock Car Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sun 21 Apr 2019

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

Bluebell Weeks

Bluebell Weeks

Norwich

Mon 22 Apr - Sun 12 May 2019

Exclusive access to our neighbouring nature reserve and its bluebell woods. An additional 2 miles of walkways set within 60 acres of mature and coppiced woodland.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 22 Apr 2019

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

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Tue 23 Apr 2019

From the strange and curious to the dark and murderous, Great Yarmouth is home to many gruesome and macabre tales. Join a trained guide on this wicked walk to hear all the gory details.

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

Great Yarmouth

Wed 24 Apr 2019

Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for a brand new pirate adventure. Pirates Live! is without a doubt the UK’s no.1 Live action Pirate show, featuring acrobats, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

Easter Fair

Easter Fair

Great Yarmouth

Thu 25 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Great Yarmouth's annual Easter fair returns for four days from 25 April to 28 April 2019.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 25 Apr 2019

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

Hopton-on-Sea

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