What to do in Norfolk this Easter

With the Easter holidays on our doorstep, it is time to start thinking of ways to keep the little ones entertained.  As many of you know I used to visit Norfolk as a child before we moved here as a teenager so for want of a better expression, I am the tourist who stayed.  This makes be qualified to suggest what to do in Norfolk this Easter…

What to do in Norfolk this Easter

Whether you are looking to escape to Norfolk over the Easter holidays, visiting for the day or are a local I’ve tried to suggest a range of different things you can do in Norfolk this Easter.

Join the Cadbury Egg Hunt Fun with the National Trust

Conservation charity, National Trust, unveils a series of show-stopping topiary Easter bunnies to celebrate the ninth year of their partnership with Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts. Taking place at 271 National Trust locations over the Easter weekend (25 - 28 March), the special topiary bunnies will be on show at select National Trust places for visiting families to spot on their Egg Hunts. Helping to preserve special places for generations to come, the National Trust anticipates over 3 million visitors over the course of the weekend, and has received an impressive 362,592 Cadbury chocolate bunnies in preparation.

The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts are taking place at 271 National Trust locations over the Easter weekend (25 – 28 March)

The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is back this year at National Trust estates across the country.  Norfolk boasts the beautiful Blickling Estate where the Easter bunny has been snuffling around the garden, leaving clues to a tasty Cadbury treat. To find the chocolatey treasure at the end, you’ll need to find some places that are really secret in Lord Lothian’s garden, before heading down to explore the lakeside . Getting mucky is all part of the fun!

£2.50 per hunt. National Trust members free entry to gardens, non-members special adult garden entry price of £6. Children pay hunt price only.

Easter Fun at the Museum of Norwich

Museum of Norwich at Bridewell

Museum of Norwich at Bridewell

Step back in time at the Museum of Norwich for some Easter fun.  Come and find out more about the tiny tokens which were made by Norwich traders during a time of a shortage of small change in the 17th Century. Take a trail around the museum to find the tokens and see what you might be able to buy, and have a go at designing your own token to take home.

All family activities free with museum admission.

Get up close to nature with Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Redwings Horse Sanctuary - Caldecott

Redwings Horse Sanctuary – Caldecott

Entertaining the children over the Easter holidays doesn’t have to be expensive.  Take a trip over to Redwings Horse Sanctuary where you can enjoy a stroll around the paddocks with the opportunity to meet some of the rescued horses and donkeys.  With two sanctuaries in Norfolk at Alysham and Caldicott you can show your little ones how the animals are cared for whilst getting outdoors in the fresh air.

Entry is free, although they would love for you to give a donation.

More than just a day trip

Pop Up Puppet Theatre Co at Haven

Pop Up Puppet Theatre Co at Haven

As a child, we would always come on holiday to Norfolk around this time and enjoyed many family holidays at the Wild Duck Holiday Park.  With on-site entertainment including kids clubs, nature trails, cabaret shows along with indoor and outdoor pools it was so much more than just a bed for the night.  With four Haven holidays in Norfolk sites to choose from the hard part is deciding which one to visit, although my heart belongs to the Wild Duck.

What are you doing this Easter?

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  1. March 27, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Seashore was always my favourite holiday camp as a teen.

    My kids also did the National Trust hunt – but much closer to home.

  2. March 30, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    A part of the world I have really no experience of, we had a wonderful time at our local NT Easter Egg hunt this Easter.

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