Looking for something to do this holiday? If you’re nearby, just visiting or a local like me, there are plenty of Easter Activities in Norfolk to keep you and the family busy.
The beautiful Marshes & Flint lifestyle store at Creake Abbey is hosting this year’s Easter activities at Creake Abbey. Youll regularly find us at their farmers markers but this week you can enjoy an Easter egg hunt around the beautiful abbey grounds; find the bunnies and giant eggs, solve the clues and receive a treat at the end. Its £4.00 per child, under 2’s are free. Open from Saturday 2nd April to Saturday 16th April inclusive. CLOSED SUNDAYS AND MONDAYS. Collect your map at Marshes & Flint in the Courtyard at Creake Abbey, NR21 9LF. Last entries 3pm daily. No booking required.
Norwich Theatre Royal
One of my favourite stories and films as a child was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The atheatre Royal has done it again and direct from London, the smash hit production of C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, voted the nations favourite book in 2019, is coming to Norwich. “Step through the wardrobe into the enchanted kingdom of Narnia. Join Karise Yansen as Lucy, Shaka Kalokoh as Edmund, Robyn Sinclair as Susan and Ammar Duffus as Peter, as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and embark on the most magical of adventures in a frozen, faraway land where they meet a Faun, talking Beavers, the noble king of Narnia, Aslan played by Chris Jared, and the coldest, most evil of all, The White Witch.”
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve
Norfolks award winning nature reserve is bursting into life and is one of our fave places to play. Its also one of the best value with season pases from just £50. Plus the cafe is now open from 9am for brekkie. you may have seen my stories on instagram last week when we visited for dads birthday the food is top notch and one of the only places we sometimes splash out on instead of the usual pack up.
The Great Easter Eggsploration has two trails, a big one around the park to learn weird and wonderful facts about wildlife their eggs, and a mini treasure hunt to find the Golden Eggs around WildRootz. It’s running between the 2nd and 19th April.
Pensthorpe are also running free arts and crafts activities in WildRootz’ events marquee at 11.30am and 2.30pm every day- making paper plate masks and colouring in bookmarks.
Pirates Live Great Yarmouth
‘Im enjoying myself’ If you’ve been to The Hippodrome before youll know this famous catchphrase all too well. We havent been for quite a few years but still recall the Pirates live show with great admiration.
“Pirates Live is a truly unique experience now in its 8th blockbuster year. A cast of swashbuckling pirates led by comedy favourites Jack Jay and Johnny Mac lead you on a live action adventure show like no other.
With a combination of heart stopping circus stunts, hilarious pirate comedy scenes and spellbinding aerial artistry, this show has gained national acclaim, described as ‘Trailblazing by the Daily Mail.”
We are heading their for Beaux’d Birthday and we cant wait. Check out tickets and times here.
We are so excited for this one. Cedric the Easter bunny is finally back after 2 years of having to remain closed during the Easter holidays
BeWILDerwood Norfolk, the outdoor adventure park in Hoveton, will be open every day from the 2nd of April. Their seasonal event “The Pesky Bunnies Easter Eggs-pedition” will see Easter theming and all-inclusive activities on every day between the 2nd and 19th April.
As well as all the usual climbing, sliding, running and swinging around impressive wooden play equipment, families will be able to meet the Easter bunny and hunt for 6 large eggs around the park (receiving a prize at the end of the day if they find them all). Visitors big & small, old and young, are encouraged to make their own set of bunny ears at the craft tent and have their face painted just like a “pesky bunny”! im so excited and yes ill definately be having my face painted to Bewilderwood really does encourage everyone to get involved. Check out how to book tickets here. Or for more detailed hints and tips for your day check out my previous reviews.
Bure Valley Railway
Our little local train from Aylsham to Wroxham always does sweet events. Its not the cheapest experience £16 for adults £8 for children, but definately one the kids will remember. I can still remember to this day my nan telling me to pull my head in from out of the window, for her to wipe the soot from my face rather vigourously with her crisp hanky. Theres a Free Easter Egg for every child on completion of Easter Stamp Trail (There will be clues and stamps to find at each station).In addition a decorated Shop and Whistlestop Café add to the Easter themed event. Click here for details.
We havent been to ROARR for a while and last time we visited there were changes a foot so im excited to see whats been going on when we visitr next week. ROARR! Dinosaur Adventure’s egg-cellent Easter Eggstravaganza is returning this year, giving families a positively hoppy celebration to enjoy.
ROARR! has created an Egg-cellent Easter activity sheet full of exciting tasks and special treats to keep little dino-hunters entertained, which will be handed out to all who visit the park between Saturday 2nd and Tuesday 19th April.
I’m really egg-cited about the Easter egg hunt. Ten small but brightly coloured eggs that have been hidden in the most mysterious of places. Some will feature a small toy or a cracking good surprise, and others will include a ROARR-some Discovery Pass for the rest of the year.
Guests can also visit Dippy in Wonderland and experience a magical adventure like no other, or head on down to the Neanderthal Walk where Easter trees will be decorated.
Adult tickets are £19.95 and children over 90cm are also £19.95 for Dippy’s Egg-cellent Easter. Tickets are free for anyone under 90cm.
You may have seen us during the Spring Half-Term getting up and close with the new lambs and there’s more eggciting stuff happening at Wroxham Barns this Easter with the EGG-Stravaganza from 2nd – 19th April 2022.
Tickets are £13.99 per person for anyone 2 years and above. Your day out includes all the fun of Junior Farm where you will meet friendly animals which include; Chickens, Donkeys, Pigs, Ponies, Turkeys, Ducks, Alpacas, Goats and of course our Pregnant sheep! Plus unlimited play at the Fun Park
You can also enjoy the following talks and sessions: Sheep/lamb talks 3 x a day at 10:45am, 12:30pm, & 3:00pm Small animal handling 3 x a day at 11:30am, 1:15pm 3:30pm. Pony Grooming at 11:00am & 2:15pm and indoor play. Little ones will especially love Wroxham barns, but dont forget theres a whole courtyard full of shops and a restaurant to enjoy too.
We love Holkham for the Deer park, adventure play and cycle paths. If you are going for the day the £5 car park is not bad at all. Its a lush place for a picnic if your on a budget like us but does have a very nice cafe if your feeling flush. We are also big fans of the food markets here. They have an “EASTER FOOD, DRINK & GIFT MARKET on Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April. Deliciousness from local producers, lip-smacking street food, and the Lady Elizabeth Wing bar will be open for drinks too! “
Truth be told not all the events weve been to here have been value for money but The Easter trail looks quite sweet which is on from the 2nd-19th April.
Holkham have teamed up with local artisan chocolate makers GNAW for the Easter trail in the walled garden, finishing with something yummy of course! Families can also enjoy spring-themed trails, storytelling, crafts and even Charlie Cheesecake’s magic show. For more information Click here.
Hoveton Hall gardens (Garden Kitchen)
One of my favourite places to eat is at The Garden Kitchen set just outside Hoveton Hall gardens. The food is fresh, local and amazing and the chefs are so creative. I’ll be honest I’ve never actually been in the gardens though as the price has always put me off only because my kids wouldn’t appreciate them as much as me. However I might take a punt this Easter as i’ve heard wonderful comments from other families who visited and the free Easter trail could be the activity I need to keep the kids entertained while I enjoy the surroundings. The trail runs from the 15th to the 18th of April and is included in the usual garden prices. Adults are £8 Children are £4 and theres a family day ticket for £22.
If there are any more Easter Activities in Norfolk that you think I should check out let me know on instagram