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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

Boogie on the Broads

Wroxham

Wed 1 Jul - Fri 28 Aug 2020

Join Broads Tours for the ultimate Broads Disco experience on board the Vintage Broadsman!

An Evening on the Broads with the Jazz Quintet

Wroxham

Tue 7 Jul - Tue 25 Aug 2020

The ever-popular Norfolk Jazz Quintet return to Broads Tours this year for their Evening Jazz Cruises on the board the Vintage Broadsman.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Wed 8 - Thu 9 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 9 Jul 2020

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

Waterways and Holidays - Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Thu 9 Jul 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.

Travel Back In Time

Aylsham

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Celebrate our 30th Birthday, travel at the same fares as when we first opened. An intensive timetable with visiting engines.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sat 11 Jul 2020

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

Strawberries and Steam

Aylsham

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jul 2020

Free local strawberries with cream for every full fare-paying passenger on July weekends

30th Anniversary Gala

Aylsham

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jul 2020

A weekend to celebrate our 30th birthday. An intensive timetable with visiting engines.

St Benet's Abbey Boat Trip and Tour

Norwich

Sat 11 Jul 2020

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

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Sat 11 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Dixiemix

Great Yarmouth

Sat 11 Jul 2020

See Dixiemix in the Minster, East Anglia's hottest jazz band.

Rows,Fishwives & Red Herrings Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Sun 12 Jul 2020

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!

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Sun 12 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Stock Car Racing

Great Yarmouth

Sun 12 Jul 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 13 Jul 2020

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

Quayside & Seaside Heritage Guided Walk

Great Yarmouth

Tue 14 Jul 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.

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Tue 14 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Ladies Night & Music Live (evening)

Great Yarmouth

Wed 15 Jul 2020

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for an evening at the races followed by live music.

Wildlife Canoe Trails

Norwich

Wed 15 Jul 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

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

Great Yarmouth

Wed 15 - Thu 16 Jul 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

Evening Boat Cruise to St Benet's Abbey

Norwich

Wed 15 Jul 2020

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

Greyhound Racing

Great Yarmouth

Thu 16 Jul 2020

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

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