Easter Events in Norfolk

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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 2023 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 2023?

Easter falls on a different Sunday each year. For 2023, Easter will be on 9 April.

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 half-term 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.

Mannington Estate Food & Flowers Day

When: April 1

An Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled to take place around the stately home, accompanied by stunning natural floral displays courtesy of the talented Indra from @indrawilddesigns. In addition, there will be a cookbook exchange where participants can bring a stack of cookbooks and trade them for fresh ones.

The tearooms will be open for light meals and Easter-themed tea and cake.

Get more information here.

Easter Wreath Workshop at Holt Country Park

When: 1 -2 April

Would you like to make a Easter Wreath? Wild by Nature will provide all the instruction and materials you’ll need, plus free parking and some delicious refreshments from Hetty’s House Tea Room.

But, be quick! There are only have ten spaces available per session, and they’re filling up fast. So, book your spot early to avoid missing out.

Get more information here.

Easter Eggspress at Bure Valley Railway

When: 1 – 16 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 £19 and kids are £10.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt in Wells

When: 1 – 16 April

Twenty colourful Easter eggs have been hidden in the windows around Wells-Next-the-Sea. Buy your clue sheet from Golding’s or the Tourist Information Centre for £1 and write down the number on the egg next to the clue to win a prize.

It’s for a good cause – Homes for Wells.

Get the details here.

The Great Dino Easter Egg Hunt at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

When: 1 – 17 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.

Hoppy Easter Afternoon Tea at the Assembly House

When: 1 – 23 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 version 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: 1 – 16 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: 1 – 17 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 the park.

Get more information here.

Easter Baananza at Hirsty’s Family Fun Park

When: 1 – 17 April

More information on this event is coming soon but it will probably include some farm animals and tractors!

Find out more here.

Easter Adventure in Nature Trail at Blickling Estate

When: 1 – 17 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 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.

Not Your Nest at Pensthorpe

When: 1 – 17 April

Take part in the family-friendly Easter egg surprise hunt trail with plenty of other activities like a pond dipping and mosiac egg crafts.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Oxburgh Hall

When: 1 – 17 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.

During the trail, you’ll get to help the gardeners record the weather in the Kitchen Garden, test your throwing skills by seeing how far you can throw a welly over the lawns, and show off your artistic side by using the nature all around you.

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 Easter Trail

When: 1 – 16 April

Head over to Langleys or The Works to pick up a free trail map and start following the posters around the Chantry Place to collect letters. Once you’ve collected them all, you’ll spell out an Easter-themed word and have a chance to win a prize worth over £150! The prize includes Easter eggs, Jellycat toys, and an H&M voucher, while runners-up can get their hands on some birdhouses. And if that’s not enough, everyone who completes the trail gets a sticker too!

But wait, there’s more! On select dates, our Easter bunnies will be hopping around the Centre and handing out some treats. So keep your eyes peeled for them and say hello!

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Sheringham Park

When: 1 – 17 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.

The Pesky Bunnies Easter Eggs-pedition at BeWILDerwood

When: 1 – 17 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, create your very own Bouncing Bunny Ears, and then get a Bunny-themed Face Paint!

Tickets should be booked in advance. Children between 92 cm and 105 cm are £19.50 and those above are £21.50. Those over 65 years old are £13.50.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Felbrigg Hall

When: 1 – 17 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: 1 -17 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.

White Rabbit Easter Trail at Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

When: 1 – 17 April

Get a quiz sheet for children to spot characters from Alice in Wonderland while they ride the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway. During the Easter half-term, complete the sheet and get an Easter Egg. From 7 April to 10 April they will have an Easter treat at the Signal Box cafe.

More information here.

Hunstanton Soap Box Derby

When: 2 April

Nearly 50 home-built karts took part in the last Soap Box Derby held in Hunstanton in 2019. Now that the pandemic has passed, the borough council is bringing back the event. Easter-themed karts will race down the streets of Hunstanton starting on Greevegate then twisting and turning their way to Beach Terrace Road.

Get more information here.

Easter Family Fun at How Hill

When: 3 – 6 April

Join the education team at How Hill for a fun-filled day of pond dipping and Easter craft activities that the whole family can enjoy! Follow the Easter trail and receive a prize upon completion.

Child tickets are £7.50 and adult tickets are by donation. 

Get more details here.

Easter at Waterloo Park

When: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12 April

The Waterloo Park Pavilion Cafe is hosting various Easter activities including biscuit decorating, Easter cards and crafts, Easter bunny hunt, sunflower seed planting, and more.

No booking is required, it’s all first come first serve. Please make a donation to support Friends of Waterloo Park and make a purchase from the cafe.

Get more information including the schedule here.

Easter Craft Club at Poringland Library

When: 5 April

One of the volunteers at Poringland Library, Joanne, will be running a free Craft Club with three different stations so pre-schoolers and primary school age children can make mini Easter baskets, a baby chicks craft and double sided Easter bookmark.

Get more information here.

Easter Fair at Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich

When: 5 – 10 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.

On 7 April from 14:00 to 18:00 there will be a Dinosaur Invasion where huge dinosaurs will be walking around the fair.

Get more information here.

Bunny Brunch at the Blue Bell Stoke Ferry

When: 7 April

Enjoy a breakfast with the Easter Bunny for £10 per person. Kids will get a table activity, a hat to decorate, and an Easter egg to take home. Spots must be booked in advance.

Get more information here.

Easter Treasure Hunt and Trail at Hoveton Hall

When: 7 – 10 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: 7 – 10 April

See three amazing historic trains in action during the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. You’ll get to ride on each of them and experience their unique characteristics firsthand.

One of the locomotives you can see is the impressive 92203 “Black Prince,” a massive 2-10-0 built by British Railways in 1959 to pull the heaviest goods trains. Also in action will be Y14 No 564, the oldest working steam engine on the railway, which dates all the way back to 1912 and was built at Stratford for the Great Eastern Railway. This incredible locomotive has spent almost her entire life in East Anglia, and it’s a real treat to see her in action.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Church Farm Stow Bardolph

When: 7 – 10 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: 7 – 10 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 Bunny Hunt at Gooderstone Water Gardens

When: 7 – 10 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 £3.50 per child with prizes and normal admission charge applies for adults.

Get more information here.

Toys, trails and cotton tails at Holkham

When: 7 – 17 April

Holkham has got some amazing Easter festivities lined up for the whole family! From cottontail trails and Velveteen tales to exciting activities in Holkham Hall, Holkham Stories and Holkham Walled Garden.

And, there’s more – a fantastic Easter Food, Drink and Gift market, featuring over 50 local and regional artisan producers showcasing their best produce, gifts and crafts. Don’t miss it only on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April, from 10:00 to 16:00.

In Holkham Hall (Sun, Mon & Thurs only), the SchooDoodle Arts and Crafts team will help you create your own toy from something funky like a wooden spoon. Plus, try to guess the toys hidden in each of the feely boxes and win a prize. You can also participate in Mystery Munch, where you have to guess the tasty treat described by the rabbit.

At the Walled Garden, you can catch performances of The Velveteen Rabbit by Spinning Wheel Theatre. Take part in the Gnaw Chocolate Easter Hunt and win a chocolate treat. Follow The Cottontail Trail and learn about rabbits and hares. Get creative with crafts and quizzes in the Ed Shed and enjoy lawn games and activities in the Events Room.

Get more details here.

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend at the New Inn Horning

When: 7 – 9 April

You are in for a treat during the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend at the New Inn in Horning.

On Friday night, the New Inn is hosting karaoke, which is always a lot of fun. Whether you’re a seasoned singer or a first-timer, it’s a great way to let loose and have a good time. Plus, there’s nothing quite like singing your favourite tunes with a group of friendly people!

Saturday is going to be a blast for the kids. The New Inn is having a kids’ fun day, which means there will be games, activities, and plenty of entertainment to keep the little ones busy all day long. You can kick back with a drink and relax while the kids burn off some energy and make new friends.

On Sunday, the New Inn is hosting an Easter quiz. This is the perfect way to wind down the weekend and test your knowledge on all things Easter-related. Grab a team of friends or family members and see if you can come out on top!

Get more information here.

Easter Fair at Bawsey Estate & Country Park

When: 8 April

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. The event is free (along with parking during the event) but you need to book your free tickets in advance.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Catton Park

When: 8 April

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. You can bring your decorated rock to enter the competition.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt Special at Norfolk Tank Museum

When: 8 April

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.

Adults are £8, accompanied children Under 10 are free, and other children are £4.  

Get more information here.

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

When: 8 April

Get ready for a day of free Easter activities and amazing entertainment for all the family at The Place (opposite Wilkos) in King’s Lynn. There will be a Easter egg scavenger hunt, face painting, Eater baking, Easter crafts and roaming entertainment throughout the day.

Get more information here.

Easter Egg Hunt at Whitwell & Reepham Station

When: 8 April

This Easter egg hunt will be £6 per person who wishes to do the hunt (you don’t have to pay for the adults unless they want an egg too!). You can also enjoy a train ride. They are hoping to have some bunnies too.

Get more information here.

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

When: 9 April

Search for hidden clues around the Royal Parkland and get a chocolate egg when you finish the trail provided by Kinnerton Confectionery. All proceeds will go to the EAAA.

Tickets are £3 per person or you can make a donation to the Air Ambulance for £5, £10 or £15.

Get the details here.

Easter Quiz Trail at Sea Palling Beach

When: 9 April

How about spending Easter on 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 £3 per person, everyone in your family can take part in this exciting activity. 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.

Gibraltar Gardens Easter Eggstravaganza

When: 9 April

Gibraltar Gardens Easter event will feature various activities such as a Meet the Bunny experience, pony rides, a bouncy castle, and Easter egg hunts. Children can enjoy face painting, crafts, and games with prizes. There will also have live music from a local band in the afternoon and a DJ will take over the music in the evening. For those looking for a meal, roast dinners will be available starting at noon.

Get more information here.

Easter Monday Running & Crafts at Barton Miniature Railway

When: 10 April

Head to the Barton House Miniature Railway in Wroxham for the first running of 2023. Not only will you get to see their fantastic trains, but you’ll also get a visit from the Easter Bunny and there will be plenty of Easter activities to enjoy.

You can also check out craft stalls, including face painting and glitter tattoos, dog and cat treats and hampers, and some beautiful crochet gifts. And of course, they will have some tasty teas, coffees, and cakes available too.

Get more information here.

Patterns of Pilgrimage at Norwich Cathedral

When: 11 April Cancelled

Primary school-age children can enjoy a fun morning or afternoon packed full of crafts, outdoor activities and creative workshops at Norwich Cathedral.

Get more information here.

Great Yarmouth Easter Fair

When: 13 – 16 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.

Easter Family Fun Day at The Venue in Holt

When: 15 April

Lots of free family fun at The Venue in Holt! There will be Easter-themed games, crafts, cake decorating, and of course lots of Easter eggs.

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 2023. 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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