Out & About
Our location on the beautiful Norfolk coast has plenty to offer in the aera with a range of interests covered. We're sure you won't be short of things to do during your stay at Potters but if you're also looking to explore, here's just a selection of our favourites below.
(20 minute drive)https://www.africa-alive.co.uk
Set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside, Africa Alive! offers the chance to spot a wide range of British wildlife. The spectacular centrepiece of this beautiful park is our ‘Plains of Africa’, the perfect place to spot five species of African savannah animals, including giraffes and rhinos. Please check their website for opening seasons and times.
Hire a Bike and Explore
(7 minute drive)http://www.somerleytoncycles.com
Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just looking for a cruise in the sunshine, Ron at Somerleyton Cycles will advise you on local routes to suit your desires starting from their base in Somerleyton. Each route will ensure you get the most from your cycle ride in Suffolk. A great selection of bikes to hire including electric bikes, plus child seats, tag-alongs, and helmets to keep you safe.
Somerleyton Hall and Gardens
(10 minute drive)https://www.somerleyton.co.uk/gardens
Somerleyton Hall, one of the finest Victorian stately homes in the country, provides a stunning backdrop to 12 acres of gardens, considered amongst the finest in East Anglia since the mid-17th century. This popular and unique location, complete with a maze for those seeking a challenge, makes for a peaceful morning or afternoon out. Please check their website for opening seasons and times.
Waveney River Tours
(14 minute drive)https://www.waveneyrivertours.com/dayboat-hire
See beautiful Suffolk and Norfolk from the famous Broads on your very own day boat. Self Drive day boats for hire. 4, 6 or 8 Seaters for 3+hrs. Hire Includes Tuition, Buoyancy Aids, Fuel & Third Party Insurance. Please check their website for opening seasons and times.
(15 minute drive)https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/burgh-castle/
This free to enter English Heritage site was built as part of the Roman network of coastal defences, and abandoned just over a hundred years later. Three of its imposing stone walls survive, almost to their original height, making this one of the best preserved Roman monuments in Britain. The land around the fort is a wildlife haven and offers panoramic views over Breydon Water, making it a great place to take a stroll around true history and beautiful, natural landscapes.
(45 minute drive)https://www.exploresouthwold.co.uk
Southwold is a charming north Suffolk seaside town on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Almost an island, Southwold is bounded by the North Sea to the East, by the River Blyth and Southwold harbour to the South–West and by Buss Creek to the North. The town offers much of interest, but it is the sea and Southwold’s links with it that make this a wonderful destination at any time of the year. All the attractions of the working lighthouse, beach huts, award-winning pier, busy harbour, cliff top cannon and of course the beach, combine to make Southwold a quintessentially English resort town.
(20 minute drive)https://www.pleasure-beach.co.uk
Situated on Great Yarmouth’s famous seaside strip, the Pleasure Beach is an exciting mix of white-knuckle and child-friendly rides, including the UK’s oldest wooden roller coaster. This makes Great Yarmouth’s Pleasure Beach an excellent choice for a family day out.
While you can enjoy a 9-hole pitch and putt facility on Resort, we are lucky to have the country's most Easterly golf course on our doorstep. Gorleston Golf Club, just a 5 minute drive away, offers a more challenging 18-hole course.
SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth
(20 minute drive)https://www.visitsealife.com/great-yarmouth/
Another popular attraction for families during the school holidays, or indeed adults throughout the year. Sea Life allows you to discover an amazing underwater world including the Ocean Tunnel; a deep dive under 250,000 litres of natural seawater where you can get up close and personal with the attraction’s biggest inhabitants, including sharks! Please check their website for opening seasons and times.
(10 minute drive)https://pleasurewoodhills.com/
This family friendly theme park is set on 59 acres and features a range of rides and attractions for all ages, perfect for a visit during the school holidays. Meet Woody the Bear and his friends as you walk around, or take in some fantastic live displays on show throughout your visit. Please check their website for opening seasons and times.
Close to Potters Resort Hopton-on-Sea
Within the village of Hopton, and just a short walk away from Potters Resorts Hopton-on-Sea, you will find the now restored, Grade II listed, ruins and garden of St Margaret’s Church http://www.greatyarmouthpreservationtrust.org
If you would like to stretch your legs a little more, Potters Resorts Hopton-on-Sea is situated on the Norfolk Coastal Path and within easy walking distance we have the wonderfully sandy Gorleston Beach, which featured in the Richard Curtis 2019 movie “Yesterday”. You can walk to Gorleston either along the beach and/or via the clifftops - please ask for directions at Reception.
Tide times can be checked by visiting https://www.willyweather.co.uk/ee/norfolk/hopton.html