Recreation Ground, Lowestoft Road, Hopton-on-Sea

 

The Recreation Ground is registered with Fields in Trust which provides protection to the field and amenities. There are two play areas with play equipment for under 5s and under 16s, a skatepark, outdoor gym equipment, zip line, plenty of seating including an all inclusive seating area. The field has a football pitch which is in regular use by local teams. A pavilion building has changing facilities, a referees room and toilets, including separate disabled access. 

There are also three other small parks in the village at Julian Way, Watsons Close and Seafields Drive, all with play equipment.

The "new" St. Margaret's Church (1865) is located on the Lowestoft Road for worship.  An outdoor bowls club sits behind the Church. 

The "old" St. Margaret's Church Ruins, some of the walls are 1,000 years old, is a Grade 11* Listed Building and is located on Coast Road, within the Millennium Garden.  The Garden and Ruins are open to the public. There are many seats including picnic benches. For the history of the Ruins, please see the history page. 

Hopton CE Primary Academy is located next to the Ruins on Coast Road and caters for 190 young pupils.  

There are two public houses/restaurants both on Station Road, The White Hart and The Turnstone.  

There is a Hairdresser, The Worx, on Station Road, along with McColls shop incorporating the Post Office, and the Co-Op Petrol Station and Shop on Lowestoft Road.  Hopton Pharmacy can be found on Warren Road, the Doctors Surgery (part of The Beeches group) on Station Road and Hopton Dental Surgery also on Station Road. 

There are two holiday centres in the Village, Haven on Warren Road and Potters Leisure Resort on Coast Road. 

There is a private care home, Ritson Lodge (Barchester) on the Lowestoft Road. 

Gorleston Golf Club (membership) is on Warren Road in Hopton.

Several buses come into the village heading either towards Lowestoft or to Norwich and beyond. For times phone bus timetable information below.
The nearest train stations are Great Yarmouth or Lowestoft. 

Phone numbers for listings above and other useful contact numbers:
Hopton Village Hall  01502 730768  hopotonvillagehall@hotmail.co.uk
Recreation Ground 01502 730768 Hopton on Sea Parish Council 
Play equipment maintained by GYBC 01493 856100
St. Margaret's Church, Rev. Nigel Lacey nigellacey405@btinternet.com or phone (01502) 464799. Website www.hoptoncortongunton.com
Old St. Margaret's Ruins 01502 730768 Hopton on Sea Parish Council
Hopton CE Primary Academy 01502 730489
The White Hart 01502                   The Turnstone 01502 
Hopton Doctors Surgery (via The Beeches) 01502 732246
Hopton Dental Surgery 01502 732124
Hopton Pharmacy 01502 733876
Co-Op 01502 731628    McColls and Post Office 01502 733617
James Paget University Hospital (JPH) 01493 452452
NHS Direct 111 for non emergency   999 emergency only
Samaritans 01493 842800
Norfolk County Council 03448 008020
Bus times information 0871 2002233

The Village Hall


The community village hall is located on Station Road behind the Doctors Surgery. There are two halls, the large one catering for up to 150 people and the smaller hall around 45 people. There is a large kitchen with modern appliances, ladies, gents and disabled toilet with baby changing facilities. Telephone the Secretary/Bookings on 01502 730768 or e-mail hoptonvillagehall@hotmail.co.uk for the latest information and prices for private hire, regular classes. 

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