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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

Fantasy and Fairy Tales week

Wroxham

Sat 23 - Sun 31 May 2020

Take part in Knights and Princess School, meet a real-life unicorn, learn how to joust, meet a princess, fun crafts to try, see the Bella & Barny Show and so much more ...

Spring Walk

Norwich

Sun 31 May 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 1 Jun 2020

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

Horse Racing (evening)

Great Yarmouth

Mon 1 Jun 2020

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

Craft & Gift Fayre

Gorleston-on-Sea

Tue 2 Jun 2020

Craft & Gift Fayre, free entry & free parking

Evening Boat Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Norwich

Wed 3 Jun 2020

Evening boat cruise along the River Bure to view St Benet's Abbey.

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 4 Jun 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 6 Jun 2020

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

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Norwich

Sat 6 Jun 2020

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

American & Classic Car Display

Great Yarmouth

Sun 7 Jun 2020

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.

Quayside & Seaside Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Situated due south of Great Yarmouth on the other side of the River Yare, the beautiful promenade is the starting point for a guided walk filled with stories and local history.

Stock Car Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sun 7 Jun 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 8 Jun 2020

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

The Licky Cow Gallery Pop up Shop at Wroxham Barns

Wroxham

Tue 9 - Sun 14 Jun 2020

Photographer Toni Cross photographs wildlife, Highland cows, horses and other animals across Norfolk and all over the world. Our pop up shop features giant canvas prints, giftware, cards and lots of smaller prints.

The Finest Quay in Europe Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Tue 9 Jun 2020

In the early 18th century Great Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as 'The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe'.

Horse Racing (afternoon)

Great Yarmouth

Wed 10 - Thu 11 Jun 2020

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

Wildlife Canoe Trails

Norwich

Wed 10 Jun 2020

Spend the day exploring our Woodland and Water Garden, breaking only to enjoy your gentle summer evening canoe paddle along Broadland waterways with Free Spirit Canoe Tours

Evening Boat Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Norwich

Wed 10 Jun 2020

Evening boat cruise along the River Bure to view St Benet's Abbey.

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 11 Jun 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 13 Jun 2020

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

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Norwich

Sat 13 Jun 2020

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

Country Superstars

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 13 Jun 2020

The Country Superstars hosted by Europe’s No1 DollyParton Tribute Act Sarah Jayne (now in her 25th Year) and Award Winning VocalImpersonator Andy Crust, who take us on a journey back in time through the history of Country Music.

Waterways and Holidays - Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Sun 14 Jun 2020

Learn about North Drive and its Victorian beginnings when you join our fully trained guide on this relaxed and informative walk through Great Yarmouth's famous Waterways.

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 15 Jun 2020

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

Hopton-on-Sea

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