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Hopton may be small, but the village plays host to huge events, from the World Indoor Bowls Championship to the brand new Power Snooker contest. If you’re a keen amateur photographer, we’re always happy to publish great photos on our site, especially if you manage to capture a local event like the World Thumb Wrestling Championships or the Olympic Torch Relay.
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With Easter right around the corner, it’s time to prepare for the annual chocolate overload. But once you’ve got everyone’s favourite easter egg sorted why not take advantage of some of the fun and exciting events going on in and around Hopton this easter weekend?
Hopton is surrounded by some of the most beautiful coastline and countryside in the country, so why not burn off some of that chocolate with a family stroll?
If you’ve got little ones, or if you’ve got an inner child who could do with a trip to the fair, make sure you don’t miss the 2013 opening of the Hemsby Family FunPark. With dodgems, waltzers, a giant slide, ghost train, bouncy castle, tea cups and much much more, this excitement-packed park is a giant-sized treat for all the family.
If you’ve got the family down for easter and you’re stuck for things to do on Saturday, why not take a trip to the Greyhound Races? At Yarmouth Stadium in Caister, there’s a full programme of racing on Easter saturday, so you and the family can enjoy taking in the spectacle.
This Easter, Hopton is the place to be! Plus, check out our Top Easter Gift Picks below!
With Mothers Day looming on the horizon, it’s time to make sure all your plans are in place and that you’ve got the right gift to show your mum just how special she really is. Love Hopton is here to help, with our fantastic guide to Mothers Day in Hopton.
If you’re planning on taking your mum out for a slap up meal, you won’t want to miss out on the Sunday Carvery at the Potters Leisure Resort’s Zest Rooms. With a selection of delicious traditional roast meats, it’s a guaranteed winner.
After your meal, why not take your mum for a walk along Hopton’s beautiful unspoilt beaches, or around the picturesque town itself. If you’re planning an extra special Mothers Day, then Hopton is the place to be.
We’ve hunted down the very best Hopton-on-Sea-themed Mothers Day gifts on the net, so if your mum loves Hopton-on-Sea like we do, make sure you don’t miss out!
Calm, quiet and wonderfully secluded, the picturesque clifftop village of Hopton-on-Sea is one of the real undiscovered gems of the East Coast, and is a great destination for a day trip or a longer holiday. From traditional amusements to some of the country’s finest tea-rooms, Hopton is a truly unmissable treat!
To help you get the most out of your visit to this charming corner of East Anglia, we’ve put together a handy print-out-and-keep guide to Hopton, featuring details on the town’s history and top tips for visitors.
If you visit Hopton and discover something you think should be in our guide, please get in touch and let us know so we can make sure it’s included in the next edition!
If you fancy yourself as a knight in shining armour or a beautiful princess, get ready for the time of your life at this summer’s Hopton Medieval Fayre, which will see the grounds of St. Margaret’s Church ruins transformed into a Medieval encampment.
With a reconstruction of a Saxon village taking centre stage, visitors will be immersed in Medieval culture, from detailed costumes to delicious traditional food and drink, including a barbecue and cider and beer served from the barrel.
There will be plenty of stalls, all hosted by eager participants in full period costume, as well as spear-dancing demonstrations, historic crafts and skills and story telling to keep the little ones happy.
The event will take place on Sunday 21 July 2013 from 11:00 to 17:00. For more information, or to get involved, call Brian Howard on 01502 735765.
As the dust settles after this year’s bumper bowls championship, Hopton’s tourist industry is in better shape than ever. With Potters becoming the bowls world’s equivalent of snooker’s Crucible, and more visitors than ever, it’s clear that Hopton’s future is bright.
In a recent interview with the Eastern Daily Press, Potters head honcho Brian Potter revealed just how hard the road to success was. He said: “My first contact with the World Bowls Tour was unsuccessful when they told me they were happy with Preston and that Hopton was hardly the epicentre of the country.”
Mr Potter’s gamble paid off: “The World Indoor Bowls Championships have generated £100m in turnover over 15 years and the weeks of the event have added up to 1.2 million bed nights.”
This influx of new visitors has given Hopton a new lease of life, and hopes are high that this summer season will be the biggest ever.
The world of Indoor Bowls will return to Potters Leisure Resort this month, with the planets best players coming together in a bid to become world champion.
This years tournament will mark the 15th anniversary at Potters, which since hosting the event has become the place for indoor bowls.
Scotland’s Paul Foster returns this year in an attempt to regain his title, after last years shock exit to Welsh teenager Ross Owen.
England’s reigning champion Andy Thompson will be looking to continue his winning ways and potentially climb higher in the world rankings. After last years impressive victory at Potters in Hopton, the England Captain shot from 10th to 5th in the WBT ranking list.
Thompson will start his campaign off with a match against Australia’s Phil Bennett on January 21st.
“Potters have truly become the home of bowls,” said World Bowls Tour Chief Executive Richard Maddison. “The World Indoor Championships have gone from strength to strength since we first came to Norfolk in 1999. The facilities here are superb – unprecedented around the world – and the support we get is excellent.” To date Potters have invested more than £3,000,000 in supporting the sport of bowls.
Brian Potter, Chairman of Potters Leisure Ltd, adds: “Bringing the televised World Championships to Norfolk fourteen years ago and putting bowls on the East Anglia map has been enormously satisfying. Hosting these championships has attracted hundreds of thousands of bowls enthusiasts to Potters – not just to watch the world’s best players during the championships, but also to play on our rinks throughout the year.
Hopton is one of the undisputed jewels of the east coast, and the little seaside village is well known for its wonderful Christmas atmosphere, with its beautiful festive lights and range of craft fairs and unique gift shopping experiences.
We all love to shop locally and show our local businesses that they have our support, but what if you can’t find the gift you want on the high street? Luckily, we’re here with the glad tidings that two local businesses have become online retail superstars, letting you get your hands on fantastic gifts at online prices while still supporting the local economy.
When it comes to finding weird, wacky and wonderful stocking fillers, no online store can beat The Random Shop. This fun-packed site has thousands of hilarious, one-of-a-kind gifts that let you surprise your loved ones, and what’s more, it started in Lowestoft, so by shopping at the Random Shop for your weird christmas presents, novelty christmas gifts and funny stocking fillers, you’re actually shopping local!
This year, the biggest and most-wanted Christmas gift for kids is a fully-functional kids electric car. These incredible machines feature powerful electric motors, giving kids the full driving experience in complete safety. Thankfully, East Anglian site Kids Electric Cars have established themselves as the premier source for these incredible gifts, so you can get your hands on a childs’ electric car while still supporting the local economy!
We’ve all heard the old stories about the curative properties of sea air, which go back to the Victorian era, when sickly family members would be packed off on a steam train to the seaside, and be prescribed long walks, bathing and a diet of fish and chips.
If that sounds like fun to you, you may want to write a thank you note to the European Centre of Environment & Human Health at the University of Exeter, who have discovered that this old wives tale may actually hold water. Researchers discovered that the closer a person lives to the sea, the better their overall health and the lower the chance of contracting several common illnesses.
With this in mind, health-conscious home-hunters will be heading to the Norfolk Riviera, where they can enjoy the health benefits of coastal living plus the unique charms that make Suffolk such a wonderful place to live. Local estate and letting agents are facing increased demand, which has led to increased competition.
If you want to secure your place by the sea, make sure you use an agent who really knows their stuff, and can respond to your needs. Many agents now use sophisticated letting agents software to help you find your own slice of Norfolk paradise!.
So if you want to enjoy a long, healthy life in one of the most beautiful seaside towns in the country, get in touch with a CFP enabled agent today, and we’ll see you on the beach!
With the sun finally making an appearance this week, the time has come for some serious summer fun. To give you some inspiration, we’ve put together this handy guide to the best summer days out in Hopton, so you and your family can get the most out of the sunshine.
Hopton’s best-loved and most popular summer attraction is its picturesque beaches. Perfect for families or dog-walking, the beach and clifftop path offers you the chance to see some of Britain’s most unspoilt coastlines and really get the most out of the summer sun.
Hopton is also home to Potters Leisure Resort, which is a great choice for an East Anglian holiday, but which also offers swimming and leisure facilities for day users. If you and your family fancy a dip in their fantastic pool, or a pampering session at the Aphrodite Beauty Studio, Potters is the place to be.
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