What’s On Guide for Families in Norfolk This Easter

Easter in Norfolk is a special time, with the countryside springing to life and a host of family-friendly events and attractions to enjoy. Whether you’re local or visiting, my guide will help you make the most of the Easter holidays with your family. Here’s a rundown of some not-to-be-missed activities and attractions, perfect for family fun. Have i missed anything from my What’s on Guide for Families in Norfolk This Easter.

1. Easter Egg Hunts at Holkham Hall

Date: April 1st – April 16th
Description: Holkham Hall’s annual Easter egg hunt is a delight for children and adults alike. Explore the stunning grounds of the estate while searching for hidden Easter eggs. There are also craft workshops and face painting available. Or just Park up (£6) and play in the park, take a walk or bike ride through the grounds to spot the Deer. The gorgeous Holkham beach car park is opposite too additional parking charge does apply.
Website: holkham.co.uk

2. Family Adventure Days at Bewilderwood

Date: Throughout Easter Break
Description: Venture into the whimsical world of Bewilderwood for an adventure-filled day for the whole family. Bewilderwood is great for tots to teens. This forest of fun offers treehouses, zip wires, and magical creatures, you might even meet Cedric! Check out my instagram page for more photos from our recent visit or here for a more detailed review of what’s in store.
Website: bewilderwood.co.uk

3. Easter Special Steam Train Ride at Bure Valley Railway

Date: April 1st – April 15th
Description: Take a nostalgic journey on the Bure Valley Railway. Enjoy the 18-mile round trip through beautiful Norfolk countryside by steam train. Start in either Aylsham or Wroxham both are now excellent destinations to visit. You could have a cake at Biddys in Aylsham and visit my friend Kerry at Creative Lincs for some retail therapy or pop into Wroxham to feed the ducks by the river. Special Easter activities include an Easter egg hunt and crafts.
Website: bvrw.co.uk

4. Spring Wildlife Boat Trips at Broads National Park

Date: April 1st – April 30th
Description: Discover the stunning wildlife of the Broads on a guided boat tour. These family-friendly trips offer a chance to see birds, otters, and other wildlife as you explore the waterways of Norfolk.
Website: broads-authority.gov.uk

5. Easter at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Date: April 10th – April 14th
Description: Get creative at Norwich Castle with Medieval-themed crafts. The museum offers a variety of workshops including a Knight club to learn medieval combat moves. It’s a great way to combine fun and learning. There’s still building works going on so be aware some areas are not open.
Website: museums.norfolk.gov.uk/norwich-castle

6. Sandringham Estate Easter Fun Day

Date: March 31st
Description: Enjoy a day out at the Royals Norfolk residence with a special Easter Fun Day to raise money for the Anglian Air Ambulance. You never know who you might see ! The beautiful gardens are also open for exploration. Or if you’re watching the pennies, park up, take a picnic and let the kids run wild in the fantastic adventure playground. keep a look out for Norfolk passports biggest Easter Egg hunt.
Website: sandringhamestate.co.uk

7. Easter Activities at Pensthorpe Natural Park

Date: March 28th – April 14th
Description: Pensthorpe Natural Park offers a variety of Easter activities, from egg hunts to nature trails. This Easter It’s the GIANT egg hunt. Find their 4ft tall 3d eggs around the park in an immersive and sensory trail. Its an excellent opportunity for kids to learn about wildlife and enjoy the great outdoors. Theres lots more Included in your ticket price like pond dipping, flamingo talks, nature tables and the amazing hootz house indoor play. We absolutely adore Pensthorpe and don’t forget this year they have launched glamping for the summer months.
Website: pensthorpe.com

8. Easter Adventure Quest at Framlingham Castle

Date: April 1st – April 16th
Description: Join the adventure quest at Framlingham Castle, where families can explore the grounds with an Easter-themed trail. Solve clues and challenges to hunt for dragon eggs and earn your chocolate reward at the end.
Website: english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/framlingham-castle

9. Dinosaur Adventure Park Easter Special

Date: Throughout Easter Break
Description: Step back in time at the Dinosaur Adventure Park, where you can meet life-sized dinosaurs in the flesh! The park features dinosaur trails, a secret animal garden, and an adventure play area. We haven’t been for a while so are really excited to try out their new rides and Easter activities. There’s golden tickets hidden around the park, a chocolate factory sensory amazing maze and if your brave enough dippys splash pad brrrrrrrrrrr!
Website: dinosauradventure.co.uk

10. Easter at Wroxham Barns

Date: Throughout Easter Break
Description: Wroxham Barns is the perfect destination for a family day out, with its junior farm, funfair, and mini-golf. Easter adds an extra layer of fun with lamb feeding, egg hunts, and the chance to meet the real Easter Bunnies.
Website: wroxhambarns.co.uk

11. The White Rabbit Easter tour at Wells and Walsingham Light Railway

Date: 28th March – April 14th
Description: Hop aboard the Easter Eggspress for a delightful train ride through the Norfolk countryside. Children can take part finding clues on their journey. Making it a memorable experience for the little ones.
Website: wellswalsinghamrailway.co.uk

12. Easter at the Sea Life Sanctuary Hunstanton

Date: April 1st – April 17th
Description: Dive into an underwater world at the Sea Life Sanctuary in Hunstanton. Discover an array of sea creatures, from sharks to penguins. Special Easter activities include a marine-themed Easter egg hunt. On the 2nd and 3rd of April you can book on to the special mermaid evening.
Website: visitsealife.com/hunstanton

13. Easter Fairy Door Trail at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

Date: Throughout Easter Break
Description: Explore the beautiful woodlands and water gardens on an Fairy Door hunt that will lead you through a scenic trail. The garden is home to a collection of natural beauty and wildlife, perfect for a peaceful family outing.
Website: fairhavengarden.co.uk

14.Hirsty’s Family Fun Park Easter Egg-stravaganza

Date: April 1st – April 17th
Description: Hirsty’s Family Fun Park offers a special Easter event that’s perfect for families. Known for its Mega Maize Maze in the summer, Hirsty’s transforms into an Easter wonderland with activities that cater to children of all ages. The Easter Egg-stravaganza includes a range of fun activities such as an Easter egg hunt, where children can explore the park to find hidden eggs and exchange them for chocolate treats. Additionally, the park features interactive animal encounters, where kids can meet and learn about various farm animals, enhancing their understanding and appreciation of rural life.

The fun doesn’t stop there; Hirsty’s also offers a variety of outdoor activities including go-karts, a giant inflatable pillow for bouncing fun, and tractor rides, providing a unique way to see the farm and learn about agriculture. With picnic areas available, families can enjoy a full day of outdoor adventure and bonding.

Website: hirstysfamilyfunpark.co.uk

15. Bugz Parc

Description: Bugz UK is a fascinating attraction located in Banham, Norfolk, offering a unique experience for families interested in the smaller inhabitants of our planet. we’ve not yet been but are planning to over Easter. You can also book handling sessions for the brave amongst your group. Im happy taking the pics thanks very much.

Website: Thebugparc.com

16. Eggsplore Norfolk, Norfolk’s biggest Easter egg hunt!

Norfolk Passport have created a trail, to get families enjoying the beautiful county this Easter, with over £1500 worth of prizes up for grabs!

Spanning over 60 square miles with 31 eggs to find in total, from Thursday 28 March to Sunday 14 April 2024, embark on a thrilling journey through picturesque landscapes, charming towns, and hidden gems and seek out colourful Easter eggs scattered throughout Norfolk.

Download the map and find out more about the prizes

16. The Bowling House

Description: We all know the Spring time weather can be temperamental so how about taking advantage of the great offer for families this Easter at the Bowling House where you can enjoy Bowling and a main for only £10.95, Bowl before 5pm for £5 and my fave Karaoke is half price all half term. Booking up early recommended.

Website: www.bowlinghouse.co.uk

Whatever you’re up to Crumblers have the best time! Love Cookie.

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