Easter is later than usual this year
Easter and Summer, Britain’s best outdoor seasons are approaching. The seasons when every UK holiday has significantly more chance of being spent outdoors. Make a plan, grab your family and friends together and head to the Norfolk coast for a weekend of reconnecting.
Reconnecting can mean different things to different people. We find people want to slow down their working life and recreate bygone eras by connecting with focal points around themselves.
“Spring is the time of plans and projects” Leo Tolstoy
At Norfolk’s Hidden Gems we have some beautiful accommodation to stay in, sleeping from 2-11 people, we can fit you all in. Take a look, we have many properties that allow dogs too. There’s also some properties with boats, hot tubs or games rooms. All have lovely gardens for BBQ’s. Think ahead, May bank holiday, or a weekend in June with friends.
Here are some ideas of what you could do this Easter in Norfolk (not just for Easter!).
Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April 2019, 10am-5pm (The Hall will be open from 10am-4pm.)
Easter at Holkham is always egg-citing and this year will be no different! Expect activities in the Hall, Field to Fork Experience and the walled garden, where there will be lots of fun for the whole family. In 2018, we enjoyed cookie decorating in the Old Kitchen, Easter egg hunts in the Field to Fork Experience, storytelling in the magical yurt in the walled garden, along with face-painting, circus skills and magic shows from wonderfully wacky entertainers, and quizzes, games and challenges. We hope you’ll join us for lots more cracking fun this year!
Fri 5th April – Mon 22nd April.
Spring has sprung in the woods so get ready for a hopping good time! Bounce your way through the Tricky Tunnels, bundle into one of our twiggletastic tree houses and try to find all five Easter eggs in the woods (before the Pesky bunnies eat them!). And don’t forget to bunny-up when you visit with our fun filled range of inclooosive activities! The Big Hat is hosting Boggle Bunny Ear crafts, which coupled with Bouncing Bunny face paint will ensure lots of fun and giggles! Be sure to catch the terrific tale of The Pesky Bunnies at our Storytelling Stage, where you can meet a whole host of wonderful characters! Hop on down this Easter Holiday and see what all the nose twitching is about, Cedric can’t wait for you to meet him and explore his hoppy-home.
From February to April the barns at Snettisham Park, a busy working farm consisting of 329 acres, will be filled with over 400 ewes that will be lambing. It’s a great time to see the new born lambs and you may even see one being born! After March, activities include bottle feeding the lambs, collecting and grading freshly laid eggs, pony grooming, feeding the friendly goats, watching the young calves being fed, plus guinea pig and rabbit cuddling. Another highlight is the amazing tractor and trailer Deer Safari ride where you can get up close to some friendly deer. There is also a lovely Tearoom and much more. Come and explore this spring & summer.
6 Apr 2019 – 22 Apr 2019
This is an ideal time to visit Pensthorpe, during the school holidays, where you can follow an eggciting Easter egg treasure hunt around the reserve and get stuck into our Easter-themed craft activity. Each day we will also be hiding ONE golden egg which, in order to find, you will need to work together as a family to puzzle out our clue. Whoever finds the egg and brings it back to our shop will have the chance to win an eggclusive prize! The golden egg will be hidden in a different top-secret location every day. So, with Spring in the air, what better time to hop over and see us!
Throughout the year we run a series of fantastic events suitable for both enthusiast and tourist alike. Some of these events run with a dedicated event running timetable so if you are in any doubt of train running times please check the specific event page or contact the General Office. Fares may increase for some of the special events listed here, but a ‘Day Rover Ticket’ will still allow all day hop-on, hop off travel. There are no concessionary or privilege discounts at special events, however, we do offer advance booking discounts on selected events where a booking is made at least 7 days prior to the event.
6) ExTREEme Adventure
A VERY High Ropes course, Army-style Assault Course, Quad Bike Trek All Set in Mature Forest at Weasenham, between Swaffham and Fakenham.
ExTREEme Adventure is an outdoor recreation centre with an aerial adventure high ropes course, army-style assault course, Suzuki quad bike trekking (age 16 years and over) and real tree climbing. Located in mid Norfolk, it is built in some of the tallest trees in the country. ExTREEme is an independently run woodland high ropes course and outdoor recreation centre, with impeccable standards for safety.
Dippy brings Wonderland back to the park! Expect plenty of Easter activities and fun across the park. Join Dippy In Wonderland and enjoy our games, fun and Easter entertainment. Keep an eye on the website as full details to be released nearer the time!
The Sealife Centre at Hunstanton has a Penguin Beach, Rainforest Ranger Basecamp, Seal Rescue Centre & Hospital, Aquarium Zones and Talks and Feeding Times. Hunstanton has many other attractions to make your trip worthwhile.
9) North Norfolk Bird Reserves – East Anglian Daily Times
Norfolk and Suffolk are two of the most important bird watching counties in the UK – and there’s plenty to see all year round. Here is our top 10 places to explore the region brimming with birds.
- Holkham National Nature Reserve
- RSPB Snettisham
- RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve
- Pensthorpe Natural Park
- Hickling Broads Norfolk Wildlife Trust
- Cley Nature Reserve
- Strumpshaw Fen
- Minsmere, Suffolk
- Dunwich Heath and Beach
10) TRY SOMETHING COMPLETELY NEW
Apart from old favourites that you may have tried before why not do something out of the ordinary, something that will break the routine.
- Seal colony viewing
- Paddle boarding
- Sailing lessons
- Cycle hire and touring
- Have a round of golf
- Walk sections of the Norfolk coastal path, if not all of it this time, make a start
- Read a book or three or read one out loud between family or friends
We make no excuses for wanting you to, “Discover memories that you can treasure“.