Easter Events in Norfolk 2024

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Easter is a religious holiday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but there are many Easter-time traditions with roots in pagan celebrations. There are plenty of options for how to spend your Easter holiday in Norfolk including Easter egg hunts and more.

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*Details for some of the Easter 2024 events have not been announced. Events with TBC – meaning to be confirmed – next to them means they happened last year but have not been confirmed for this year. I will update the post as the information becomes available.

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When is Easter 2024?

Easter falls on a different Sunday each year. For 2024, Easter will be on 31 March.

Easter in Norfolk

It’s spring in Norfolk, so it can be hard to predict the weather around Easter. Sometimes we get lucky with a warm (relatively speaking) day, but it could be rainy. On the bright side, we can count on the daffodils being out.

On Easter Sunday, many shops will be closed and public transportation will be running on a reduced schedule.

Best Easter Events in Norfolk

Here are our top picks for Easter events in Norfolk. Many events last for at least a few days during the Easter holidays and are family-friendly. Most do require tickets and there are some that are budget-friendly or even free.

Remember there can always be last minute changes, so it’s always a good idea to double-check the details with the organization hosting the event.

Alice on the Wondertrain

When: 28 – 31 March

Set off on a magical journey with Alice on the Wondertrain at the Mid-Norfolk Railway. This immersive theatrical experience invites audiences to join Alice as she discovers herself in a fantastical adventure inspired by the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland.

As you travel aboard the Wondertrain, prepare to be captivated by a unique adaptation filled with comedy, original music, dance, and interactive elements that engage all the senses. It’s brought to life by Twisted Reality Productions, the creative minds behind the beloved Polar Express Train Ride. Suitable for audiences of all ages, this promises to be an unforgettable Easter experience in 2024.

Find out more here.

Eggsplore Norfolk

When: 28 March – 14 April

Get out and explore some of Norfolk’s top spots and search for hidden Easter eggs. Scan each one that you find for an entry into the draw. Three lucky people will win a prize bundle.

Get the details here.

Pirates Live at the Hippodrome

When: 23 March – 14 April

Experience the excitement of Pirates Live at the Hippodrome Circus in Great Yarmouth! Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for an action-packed water show aboard a massive galleon. With world-class actors, acrobats, and aerialists, this live adventure is now in its 8th year and promises an memorable experience. Prepare for heart-stopping circus stunts, hilarious pirate comedy, and mesmerising aerial artistry. Don’t miss the largest cast ever assembled for this spectacular show!

You can save money on tickets for select dates through Groupon here.

Get more information about the show here.

Russell’s International Circus in Sheringham

When: 27 March – 14 April

Get ready as Russell’s International Circus arrives in Sheringham to showcase their brand new show. Under a classic big-top tent, you’ll witness a talented all-human cast perform thrilling illusions, deliver hilarious laughs, and attempt daring stunts. From juggling and clowning to acrobatics, the performers will leave you in awe. Plus, you’ll get to see some incredible acts all the way from the Hungarian State Circus and Morocco!

Get more information here. You can get discounted tickets on Groupon here.

Easter Eggspress at Bure Valley Railway

When: 29 March – 14 April

Hop on board the Easter Eggspress on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway during the Easter school holidays for a fun family day out. Each child will get a free Easter Egg when they complete the Easter Trail. Additionally, the shop and Whistlestop Café will be decorated for the holiday.

You should book in advance to avoid disappointment. Adults are £22 and kids are £11.

Get more information here.

Easter Holiday Activities at Norwich Theatre

When: 9 – 10 April

This Easter holidays, Norwich Theatre offers a range of creative activities for all ages. From free drop-in sessions like Cardboard Creations to workshops like Dance Day and Drama Day, there’s something for everyone. Families can also join the Kindness Choir for a sing-along and pick up a free Manual for Kindness with engaging activities.

Get more information here.

Easter Bunnikins Afternoon Tea at the Assembly House

When: 20 March – 7 April

The Assembly House is one of the best places to have afternoon tea in Norwich and they are having a special Easter-themed version. They have a children’s portion available and can also cater to vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten free diets if you mention your requirements when booking.

Get the details here.

Spring Fling & Easter EGG-stravaganza at Wroxham Barns

When: 28 March – 14 April

Wroxham Barns, near Hoveton and Wroxham, has lots of Easter fun plus Lambing live of rare breed sheep! There will be a full calendar of hands-on animal activities plus unlimited rides and play at the Fun Park.

Get more information here.

Dippy’s Egg-cellent Easter at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

When: 28 March – 14 April

Have fun with Dippy and friends at ROARR! The whole park will be decorated for Easter and you can help Dippy find the missing Easter eggs hidden around.

Get more information here.

Easter Baananza at Hirsty’s Family Fun Park

When: 28 March – 14 April

Experience an exhilarating day on the farm filled with activities for all ages! Witness the adorable sight of newborn lambs during lambing season, bounce around on inflatables, navigate through a challenging wooden maze, race around on go-karts, engage in a lively game of crazy croquet, and much more awaits you!

You can save a few pounds by booking early. Find out more here.

Easter Adventure in Nature Trail at Blickling Estate

When: 28 March – 14 April

The whole family should come along to Blickling Estate and join in their Easter trail! For just £3 per child, you’ll receive a trail map, bunny ears, a pencil and a chocolate egg at the end of the trail. And don’t worry if you have allergy concerns, because they also have vegan and Free From chocolate eggs available.

The trail takes place in the beautiful formal garden at Blickling Estate, so normal admission charges apply. However, National Trust members get free entry to the garden, so that’s a bonus!

Get more information here.

Giant Egg Hunt at Pensthorpe

When: 28 March – 14 April

Celebrate Easter by hopping over to Pensthorpe for an egg-citing giant egg hunt! You will also be able to take part in an egg-stravaganza of Easter-themed crafts, workshops, captivating flamingo talks, adventurous pond dipping, and an abundance of games and giggles!

Get more information here.

Easter at BeWILDerwood

When: 28 March – 14 April

They have several Easter-themed activities happening at BeWILDerwood. You can meet the Easter Bunny at the Storytelling Stage, find pesky bunnies on the trail to win an eggscellent prize, and create your very own Bouncing Bunny Ears!

Tickets should be booked in advance. Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Oxburgh Hall

When: 28 March – 14 April

Head over to Oxburgh Estate and explore their beautiful gardens on a nature-inspired Easter trail! For just £3 per trail, you’ll receive an Easter trail sheet, pencil, bunny ears and a delicious chocolate egg (suitable for those with milk, egg, gluten, peanut and tree nut allergies) that’s responsibly sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

There’s no need to book in advance, and normal admission charges apply for the property (National Trust members get in for free).

Get more information here.

Chantry Place Peter Rabbit Word Trail

When: 23 March – 14 April

Chantry Place and Orchard Toys invite families to join the adventure with the free Peter Rabbit World Trail event! Simply grab a Trail booklet from Langleys or The Works on the lower ground floor, collect letters, and drop your entry in the postbox at Langleys.

Win amazing prizes like an Orchard Toys game bundle and a £50 H&M voucher from Chantry Place! Plus, the first 3,000 children to complete the trail get a free Peter Rabbit Word Trail badge.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Sheringham Park

When: 23 March – 14 April

The Easter trail at Sheringham Park is a fun and nature-inspired activity for the whole family, You can make your way along the trail and enjoy a range of activities set within the beautiful woodland of Sheringham Park. And for just £3 per child, you’ll get a trail map, pencil, and a yummy chocolate egg at the end of the trail!

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Felbrigg Hall

When: 23 March – 14 April

Treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Felbrigg Hall for Easter. Make your way along the adventure trail, finding nature-inspired activities for the whole family while you explore the beautiful West Garden and woodland of Felbrigg Hall

Normal admission charges apply (National Trust members are free), but you don’t need to book in advance. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Horsey Windpump

When: 28 March – 12 April

The Easter trail at Horsey Windpump offers a range of nature-inspired activities that are sure to be a hit with everyone. Plus, for just £3 per child, you’ll get a trail map, pencil, and a yummy chocolate egg at the end of the trail!

While you’re in the area, why not make a day of it and visit Horsey Beach too? It’s just a short drive away and offers stunning views of the coastline and the chance to spot some adorable seals.

Get more information here.

Bunny Brunch at the Blue Bell Stoke Ferry

When: 29 – 30 March

Treat yourself to a delightful breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Kids can enjoy a fun-filled experience with a table activity, a hat decorating session, and an Easter egg to take home as a sweet souvenir of the occasion. Spots must be booked in advance.

Get more information here.

Easter Treasure Hunt and Trail at Hoveton Hall

When: 29 March – 1 April

Come and enjoy the Easter Trail around the Hoveton Hall Gardens. Just follow the clues and answer the puzzle at the end to receive an Easter egg prize. There will also be a mini Easter egg hunt around the Spider garden for kids under 5’s.

It’s all included with normal garden entrance fees and you don’t have to book ahead.

Get the details here.

Easter Weekend at North Norfolk Railway

When: 29 March – 1 April

Experience the thrill of history in motion this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend with three remarkable trains! Climb aboard each one to experience their distinct charm and character. Secure your tickets in advance for the best price.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Church Farm Stow Bardolph

When: 29 March – 1 April

You will receive one half of an Easter Egg, and you have to find the other half hidden somewhere in Church Wood. Everyone who finds their whole egg receives a prize.

This event is included in the normal admission price for the Farm.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Morston Quay

When: 28 March – 12 April

The Easter trail at Morston Quay is a fun opportunity to explore the beautiful coastal landscape and wildlife. The trail offers a range of nature-inspired activities for the whole family. And for just £3 per child, you’ll get a trail map, pencil, and a delicious chocolate egg at the end of the trail.

Get more information here.

Easter Holidays at Holkham

When: 30 March – 14 April

Get ready for an action-packed Easter at Holkham! From 31st March to 3rd April they will have the Springtime Superheroes event featuring exciting trails, entertaining performances, and arts and crafts. Don’t miss the Spring Market on 6th-7th April, showcasing over 50 local artisan producers.

Even on other days, there’s plenty to enjoy: the Adventure Play Area, Cycle Hire, Ropes Course, Nature Trail, Holkham Stories exhibition, Holkham Hall tours, and the Walled Garden await your discovery.

Get more details here.

Easter Fair at Bawsey Estate & Country Park

When: 30 March

Head to Bawsey Country Park near King’s Lynn for a day of family friendly fun for Easter weekend. There will be stalls, kids rides and other fun and games. Hot and cold refreshments will be available for purchase.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg-stravaganza at Vancouver Quarter in King’s Lynn

When: 30 March

Get ready for a day of free Easter activities and amazing entertainment for all the family in King’s Lynn. There will be a Easter egg scavenger hunt, face painting, Eater cake decorating, Easter crafts and roaming entertainment throughout the day.

Get more information here.

Great Yarmouth Easter Fair

When: 4 – 7 April

It may be a few days after Easter, but Great Yarmouth is celebrating with thrill rides plus some that are child-friendly, delicious treats, and more. It takes place in the Market Place, Fullers Hill, Brewery Plain and Church Plain.  

Get more details here.

White Rabbit Easter Trail at Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

When: 28 March – 14 April

Join the hunt for Alice in Wonderland clues along the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway. Be sure to pop into the Signal Box cafe to enjoy an Easter treat.

More information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Catton Park

When: 30 March

This Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10:30 sharp. Tickets are £3.50 per child (should be purchased in advance) and include the hunt with a prize, small cake, and a drink.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Whitwell & Reepham Station

When: 30 March

Gather your young bunnies and enjoy a day of family fun with us! Follow the clues to uncover hidden Easter eggs and claim your delicious treats. Tickets are only required for the kids, which include one train ride for the child and one for the accompanying adult. Save by purchasing tickets in advance. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Trail in Aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance at Sandringham

When: 31 March

Search for hidden clues around the Royal Parkland and get a chocolate egg when you finish the trail provided by Kinnerton Confectionery. Most proceeds will go to the EAAA with 10% used for other charitable needs identified by Priory Rotary Club.

Tickets available on the day.

Get the details here.

Easter Bunny Hunt at Gooderstone Water Gardens

When: 29 March – 1 April

Bring the whole family and go on a search for 12 cheeky bunnies hiding in the Water Gardens. Find them all and win a prize. It’s £4.50 per child with prizes and normal admission charge applies for adults.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt Special at Norfolk Tank Museum

When: 30 March

The day starts with Easter crafts at 11:00 and the egg hunts at 12:000. There will be vehicle rides after the hunts have finished. You can enjoyed the usual Museum Exhibits, including the Chieftain and Saladin Turret Tours all day too.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Holt Country Park

When: 5 April

Use the map to find the 12 large Easter eggs that have been hidden around the park and win a prize. Prebooking only.

Get more information here.

Mannington Estate Easter Family Nature Days

When: 28 March & 4 April

Take the opportunity to learn about all the conservation work done at the stately home, while having some fun with the countyside team. Advance booking required.

Get more information here.

The Great Dino Easter Egg Hunt at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

When: 28 March – 14 April

Help locate the dinosaur eggs around the reserve with an explorer trail sheet. Learn about wildlife, make a fossil, and maybe even see a modern dinosaur. They will also have self-led pond dipping available for £3 per kit.

No booking needed, the trails cost £3.50 and Non-RSPB members need to pay normal entry fees.

Get more details here.

Easter Quiz Trail at Sea Palling Beach

When: 7 April

How about spending some time over the Easter holidays at Sea Palling beach? Grab your answer sheet and get ready to CRACK some fun questions as you follow the trail. Once you’ve completed the trail, just hand in your answer sheet and collect your well-deserved Easter Egg.

For just £4 per person, everyone in your family can take part. It’s perfect for all ages and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun. Plus, by participating in this event, you’ll be supporting the Sea Palling Independent Lifeboat.

Get more information here.

Easter Fair at Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich

When: 27 March – 1 April

The Easter Fun Fair in Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich is back. You can expect the traditional favourites like the dodgems, waltzers and fun house alongside some thrill rides, fairground games, and treats. Entry is free (you just pay £2 – £3 for each ride) and it will be fun for the whole family.

Get more information here.

Other Easter Events in Norfolk

In the past, there have been special Easter events at Norfolk Showground, Fairhaven Water Gardens, Broads Tours, Deepdale Market, and a Passion Play in Norwich.

These events have not been confirmed for 2024. I will update this post as information becomes available.

More Things to Do During the Easter Holidays

In addition to these events, the Easter Holidays could be a good opportunity to explore more of Norfolk. Here are a few ideas:

Best Things to Do in Norfolk with Kids

Best Things to Do in Norwich with Kids

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