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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

Regards to Broadway

Regards to Broadway

Gorleston-on-Sea

Thu 21 - Sat 23 Mar 2019

The Chorus of St Cecilia are pleased to return to The Pavilion for their 20th anniversary concert with many favourites from hit musicals of Broadway for Choir, Junior Choir & Soloists.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 23 Mar 2019

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

Walsingham Abbey

Ormiston Families Walk With a Fork Norfolk

Walsingham

Sun 24 Mar 2019

On Sunday 24th March, Ormiston Families is proud to bring you an eight-mile walk around the splendid venue of Walsingham Abbey - with a twist.

Bluebirds Handmade Market

Bluebirds Handmade Market

Great Yarmouth

Sun 24 Mar 2019

Gorgeous gifts from over 40 incredibly talented local artists, makers, designers and craftspeople. Check out the ‘Discussion’ section here for details of exhibitors. Demonstrations and workshops! Come along and get creative!

Variety Show

Variety Show

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sun 24 Mar 2019

A Variety Show in aid of James Paget University Hospital Renal Unit. Hosted by Norfolk's Own Olly Day, starring Andy Eastwood and Abbababes.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 25 Mar 2019

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

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 28 Mar 2019

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

Fine City Chorus

Fine City Chorus

Gorleston-on-Sea

Fri 29 Mar 2019

The Fine City Chorus are a close harmony barbershop chorus based in Norwich and are performing at the Pavilion Theatre in aid of Home Start Norfolk.

Back to the swinging sixties

Vintage Sixties Festival

Cromer

Sat 30 Mar 2019

A fantastic opportunity to celebrate the swinging sixties at our authentic vintage sixties festival on the pier and promenade.

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 30 Mar 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.'

River Ant at How Hill

Dark Sky Adventure

The Broads

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Experience the night-time world around How Hill National Nature Reserve in the heart of the Broads on an adventure with astronomy, night creatures and sensory discovery, rounded off with just a touch of night magic!

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 30 Mar 2019

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

Knotted

Knotted

Great Yarmouth

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Celebrate 10 years of Great Yarmouth pop folk band Knotted with special guests Simon James Kippen, Emily and Eryn, and Kit Kane.

Dusty The Concert

Dusty The Concert

Gorleston-on-Sea

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Dusty The Concert......Featuring Karen Noble Queen of Sound-Alikes and her three superb backing Vocalists.

Mothers Day

Mothers VIP Day

Aylsham

Sun 31 Mar 2019

A special train package, including lunch at the Whistlestop (advanced booking required)

Mums Go Free

Mums Go Free on Mother's Day at Roarr!

Norwich

Sun 31 Mar 2019

What better way to spend this special day than a visit to our dinosaur themed adventure park – suitable for all the family to explore.

BeWILDerMum's Twiggle Treat Day at BeWILDerwood

BeWILDerMum's Twiggle Treat Day

Norwich

Sun 31 Mar 2019

Treat your mum to a free* trip to BeWILDerwood this Mother’s day!

Afternoon Tea at Wroxham Barns

Mother's Day

Wroxham

Sun 31 Mar 2019

Make Mother’s Day extra special, just like mum. It’s Mother’s Day with a ‘cherry on top’ - A lovely day out with Lunch or Afternoon Tea plus a free gift*

Guided Tree Walk

Guided Tree Walk

Norwich

Sun 31 Mar 2019

Guided tour of the garden highlighting our glorious trees with Forester Matt Jordan.

Belle of the Broads

Broads Tours Mother’s Day Special Trip

Wroxham

Sun 31 Mar 2019

Why not treat your Mum this Mother’s Day to a trip out on the magical Norfolk Broads? You will be welcomed on board by our Skipper and Crew who will look after you the entire time.

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Mon 1 Apr 2019

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

In Flight

In Flight

Fakenham

Tue 2 - Tue 9 Apr 2019

A brand new collection of vibrant and life-like paintings from local artist Emily Rose. Her second exhibition, 'In Flight' will feature paintings of some of Norfolk's most loved species.

Strawberry Walks

Strawberry Walks

Great Yarmouth

Wed 3 Apr 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).

Yarmouth Stadium

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 4 Apr 2019

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

Hopton-on-Sea

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