What to do in Norfolk this Easter
Published: Wednesday 12th Feb 2020
Written by: Isobel Taylor
There are plenty of reasons why Easter is a fabulous time of year. The kids are off school, the days are getting longer, the flowers are coming into bloom and let’s not forget the first bank holiday of the year - and chocolate! With that little bit of spare time on your hands why not come and explore our fine county in the glorious spring sunshine?
Be by the sea, laze away the days on the broads, soak up village life and take in Norfolk’s natural beauty. We've put together a list of all the amazing events taking place all over Norfolk this Easter. Plus, there are plenty of indoor activities to occupy you in case we do have any April showers!
This year Norfolk Cottages are headlines sponsors of the festival celebrating all things Food and Drink. Taking place in the centre of Norwich, watch a cookery demo, try some outstanding Norfolk produce, take in some live music and get served a locally brewed ale from a converted fire truck!
An exciting and exhilarating way to celebrate Easter Monday, head to Fakenham race course for a fantastic, family friendly day. Either take a picnic or indulge in the amazing variety of food stalls before watching the seven races that are taking place throughout the day.
25th & 26th April
Taking place over two days, you can choose to camp for three nights on the stunning Euston Estate near Thetford or just visit for the day. The main arena has a fantastic display of gravity defying motocross shows, dog agility displays, falconing, terrier racing and horseboarding! The fair will also include a cookery demonstration stage, live music and fantastic array of local businesses, food and charity stalls.
11th - 13th April
Set on the Royal Sandringham Estate, this festival sees some of Norfolk's most talented craftspeople show off their unique and wonderful goods. From jewellery to clothes to home furnishings and garden accessories, each item is handcrafted meaning you won’t find anything like this anywhere else.
For the Kids
Egg Hunts around Norfolk
Throughout the Easter Holidays
The Easter Egg Hunt tradition is a great way to get the kids into the fresh air, exploring some of Norfolk's most beautiful parks and nature reserves, all motivated by that chocolatey award at the end of course. Discover the land of the twiggles with Bewilderwood’s ‘eggs-pedition’, jump on board the Broads Tours Easter Special Boat Trip for an egg hunt on water, learn more about the area with the family easter trail at the Museum of the Broads or hunt for clues at around beautiful Blakeney National Nature Reserve - the options are endless.
If you are looking for a jam-packed activity day exploring the best of the Norfolk Broads, look no further. The Canoe Man has created a great day out for all the family, that you are unlikely to forget. Canoe through the hidden waterways of the Broads to the Woodland Activity Centre where you will be taught essential bushcraft survival schools such as den building and archery skills.
There is nothing better than a day spent exploring the mystical creatures that live in rockpools. This Easter, learn all about them with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust . On the 6th April the Trust’s experts will be on hand at West Runton beach to help you identify your amazing rockpool finds.
10th - 13th April
This April the Holkham estate is jam packed with activities to keep you and the family entertained. Highlights include a cuddle with rabbits, souvenir making, storytelling, a food fair and a performance of the Velveteen Rabbit. For those looking to explore the grounds, head to the treetop adventure course or hire a bike and discover all the secrets of the 17th century estate.
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