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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

Ascarium

Ascarium

Great Yarmouth

Sat 12 Oct - Sun 3 Nov 2019

Help the sea witch find the magic ingredients and claim your treasure.

Halloween Days

Halloween Days

Norwich

Sat 19 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

Spooky fun descends on Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure - with performances from Ben Langley and 50% off gate admission if you arrive in full fancy dress!

Spooky Express

Spooky Express

Aylsham

Sat 19 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

Join our mascot bear for a week of spooky fun! Free travel for every child when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult (max 2 children per adult)

Norfolk Creations

Norfolk Creations Autumn Craft Fair

Fakenham

Sat 19 - Fri 25 Oct 2019

A One Week Craft Fair run by Norfolk Creations - a passionate group of crafters showcasing quality crafts from across Norfolk

Fairy Door

Fairhaven Fairy Folk Halloween Trail

Norwich

Sat 19 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

Head to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden over October half-term and go on the Fairhaven Folk Halloween Trail. Hunt for little fairy doors in the trees and discover which fairies and spirits live there.

Grow Your Own Oak Tree Week

Grow Your Own Oak Tree Week

Norwich

Sat 19 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

Family event: Forage for an acorn in our woodland garden then squirrel it away in a recycled pot using Fairhaven leaf soil to grow your very own oak tree.

Pumpkin Festival at Wroxham Barns

Spooky Fun at the Pumpkin Festival

Wroxham

Sat 19 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

“Hang out” at the Junior Farm Pumpkin Festival this half-term! HALLOWEEN FUN for gory ghosties and wicked witches, Potion School, spooky crafts, Spell Session and carve a scary Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin to take home.

The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade

The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade

Norwich

Sat 19 - Thu 31 Oct 2019

Discover BeWILDerwood in a spectacular new light at The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade for October half term!

A spooktacular scavenger hunt

Trick or Tweet

Fakenham

Sat 19 Oct - Sun 3 Nov 2019

This Halloween-themed extravaganza, which is ideal for families, is packed with spooky craft-making activities and a scavenger hunt taking you through the ancient woodlands and wetlands of the reserve.

Belle of the Broads

Kids Go Free for October Half Term!

Wroxham

Sat 19 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

October Half Term is a great time to get out on the Broads, as the leaves are changing colour and the wintering birds are returning. Why not take advantage of Kids Go Free this half term?

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2019

Great Yarmouth

Mon 21 - Tue 22 Oct 2019

It’s nearly time for the ultimate spooky experience with our BRAND NEW show for 2019 The Halloween Spooktacular opens on 19th October until 3rd November.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 21 Oct 2019

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

Norfolk Walking Festival

Norfolk Walking Festival: Stories at Burgh Castle

Great Yarmouth

Tue 22 Oct 2019

Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival 2019

Horse Racing

Horse Racing (Afternoon)

Great Yarmouth

Tue 22 Oct 2019

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

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Tue 22 Oct 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.

Pleasure Beach Halloween Fireworks

Pleasure Beach Halloween Fireworks

Great Yarmouth

Wed 23 Oct 2019

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach will be hosting an Halloween Firework Display on Wednesday 23rd October at 7.30pm.

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2019

Great Yarmouth

Wed 23 Oct 2019

It’s nearly time for the ultimate spooky experience with our BRAND NEW show for 2019 The Halloween Spooktacular opens on 19th October until 3rd November.

Horsey Windpump at Sunset

Horsey after dark!

Great Yarmouth

Wed 23 Oct 2019

Experience Horsey Windpump after hours with a guided tour of the windpump after dark! Discover Horsey's dramatic past and learn more about this historic Norfolk Broads landmark. Climb to the top and experience panoramic views in the dark.

A blood red full moon

Horsey at dusk

Great Yarmouth

Wed 23 Oct 2019

Experience Horsey Windpump after hours with a guided tour of the windpump at dusk. Discover Horsey's dramatic past & learn more about this historic Norfolk Broads landmark. Climb to the top and experience panoramic views as the light fades.

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2019

Great Yarmouth

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Oct 2019

It’s nearly time for the ultimate spooky experience with our BRAND NEW show for 2019 The Halloween Spooktacular opens on 19th October until 3rd November.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 24 Oct 2019

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

Our House

Our House

Great Yarmouth

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Oct 2019

Based on the music of the British band, Madness, Our House invites the audience into the lives of London Lad, Joe and the girl of his dreams, Sarah.

The Green Room Tribute Acts - Elvis

The Green Room Tribute Acts - Elvis

Great Yarmouth

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Jake Rivers performs as Elvis in The Green Room at The Prom Hotel. Includes three course meal.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Workshop

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Workshop

Great Yarmouth

Sat 26 Oct 2019

A children's 'Pumpkin Carving' workshop, where each child will be given a FREE pumpkin and the tools and assistance to create the perfect spooky decoration for Halloween!

Hopton-on-Sea

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