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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When is Easter 2022?

Easter falls on a different Sunday each year. For 2022, Easter will be on 17 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.

Please also make sure you follow all COVID guidelines. You should take a lateral flow test before meeting up with others and stay home if its positive or you have symptoms.

Easter Eggspress at Bure Valley Railway

When: 2 – 18 April

Hop on board the Easter Eggspress 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 £16 and kids are £8.

Get more information here.

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

When: 2 -19 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 EGG-stravaganza & Lambing Live! at Wroxham Barns

When: 2 -19 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.

Easter Eggstravaganza trail at Chantry Place

When: 2 -19 April

Hunt for all 12 eggs and solve the clues on the free self-guided family Easter trail through Chantry Place! The 12th egg is the golden egg and will have instructions on how to enter a competition to win a £100 voucher for Byron, a chocolate egg from Hotel Chocolat, and a cute Jellycat bunny rabbit.

Get more information here.

Easter Adventure in Nature Trail at Blickling Estate

When: 2 – 19 April

Discover the family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do as you explore the beautiful gardens of Blickling Estate. Kids who complete the trail can collect a Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg (or allergen alternative prize) at the end.

The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and chocolate egg at the end.

Get more information here.

Easter Family Fun at Holkham

When: 2 – 19 April

While there are always lots of things to do at Holkham, they have a few special activities just for Easter. There are spring-themed crafts, stories, quizes, and of course an Easter hunt where kids can win a chocolate prize.

On Easter weekend there will also be the Food, Drink & Gift Market in the Lady Elizabeth Wing and the Charlie Cheesecake and his marvellous and magnificent magic show in the ‘Big Top’ in the Walled Garden.

Prices vary depending on the activity and tickets may be required.

Get more details here.

The Great Easter Eggsploration at Pensthorpe

When: 2 – 19 April

Take part in the family-fun Easter egg hunt with plenty of other activities like a mini treasure hunt around WildRootz outdoor play, free arts and crafts, and Pensthorpe Explorer Tours. It’s all included in the standard admission price.

Get more information here.

The Pesky Bunnies Easter Eggs-pedition at Bewilderwood

When: 2 -19 April

They have several Easter-themed activities happening at Bewilderwood. You can meet the Easter Bunny at the Storytelling Stage, find chocolate eggs 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 Adventures in Nature Trail at Felbrigg Hall

When: 2 – 19 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 gardens and parkland of Felbrigg Hall.

Normal admission charges apply, 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.

White Rabbit Easter Trail at Wells & Walsingham Light Railway

When: 2 – 19 April

Get a quiz sheet for children to spot characters from Alice in Wonderland while they ride the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway. During the four day Easter weekend, complete the sheet for £1 and get an Easter Egg.

More information here.

Chickadee Easter Afternoon Tea at the Assembly House

When: 4 – 18 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.

Easter Adventures in Nature Trail at Oxburgh Hall

When: 5 – 18 April

At Oxburgh Hall, there is a bespoke kids trail with 10 nature-inspired activities to complete along the way. When your child finishes the trail, they can collect a Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg or an allergen-free alternative at the end (where available).

Normal admission charges apply and you don’t need to book in advance. The trail costs an additional £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil, and a chocolate egg at the end.

Get more information here.

Easter Holiday Family Fun Day at Norwich Cathedral

When: 6 April

Join in workshops for storytelling, music, drama and more aimed at primary school-aged children and inspired by the rhythm of Cathedral life. Tickets are £3.50 per session need to booked in advance. Details about how to book will be available soon.

Easter Special River Trips with Broads Tours

When: 11 – 18 April

The Easter special river trips are a one and a half hour boat ride through the Norfolk Broads where you’ll see some sites, nature, and wildlife with entertaining and informative commentary. Kids get a special pack including an activity book, craft kit, and chocolate egg!

Adults and kids over 5 are £12.50, while under 5s are only £1.

Get more information here.

Easter Fair at Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich

When: 13 – 18 April

The Easter Fun Fair in Chapelfield Gardens returns after a two years! There will be 10 large rides and lots of stuff for kids. While the larger rides cost about £2.50 each, the prices for smaller attractions vary.

Get more information here.

Easter Treasure Hunt and Trail at Hoveton Hall

When: 15 – 18 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 Bunny Hunt at Gooderstone Water Gardens

When: 15 – 18 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.

Get more information here.

Norwich Passion Play

When: 16 April at 11:00 and 15:00

See the drama of the last few days of Jesus’ life play out on the streets of the Norwich city centre. Over a a dozen professional actors from Dudley-based Saltmine Theatre Company, plus 40 or so community cast actors, choir and band members from a num­ber of different Norwich churches all play a part.

The immersive 80-minute show starts at Hay Hill. Then the audience will follow the actors up to Millennium Plain in front of the Forum and then move to outside St Peter Mancroft church. The final scene will be inside the church.

Get more information here.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Norfolk Tank Museum

When: 16 April

Take part in Easter arts and crafts and an Easter egg hunt. Then you can do a vehicle ride and check out the usual Museum exhibitions. All for £8 for adults, accompanied children under 10 are free, and all other children are £4. No need to book in advance.

Get more information here.

Charity Easter Family Fun Day at Netherton Steakhouse in Long Stratton

When: 17 April

Enjoy disco, bbq, Easter egg hunt, raffle, face painting, bouncy castle, craft stalls, and more at the Netherton Steakhouse. All to benefit Cancer Research UK.

Admission is only £1 for adults and kids are free. There is also a free car park next to the pharmacy.

Get more information here.

Great Yarmouth Easter Fair

When: 21- 24 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.

Other Easter Events in Norfolk

In the past, there have been special Easter events at Norfolk Showground, Fairhaven Water Gardens, and Deepdale Market.

These events have not been confirmed for 2022. 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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