There’s plenty going on this Easter in north Norfolk; enjoy train rides, egg hunts, watching lambing live, dinosaur adventures, nature trails, a viking festival and much more! Here's a round up of what's on during the school holidays. For more events and ideas, see the what's on pages.

Lambing Events

Wroxham Barns (28 March to 14 April 2024). There is a fun filled Easter planned at Wroxham Barns with its Easter Egg-stravaganza. You may be lucky to see lambs being born as well as enjoy lots of other animal adventures on the Junior Farm. Tickets are £15.50 per person for anyone 2yrs and above and include unlimited rides and play at the fun park. Find out more and book

Great Easter Days Out at Attractions

At BeWILDerwood (28 March to 14 April 2024), there will be plenty of Easter fun as you wind your way through the tunnels and tree houses and fly through the trees! Enjoy a magical day filled with egg-citing activities and curious characters. Hop to it and meet the Easter Bunny at the Storytelling Stage, and find out what those Pesky Bunnies have been up to and bounce along the trail to find where those Pesky Bunnies have hidden their Easter eggs! If you can find them all you’ll win an eggscellent prize! Jump into Easter-themed arts & crafts at the Big Hat and make your very own bunny ears! Find out more and book here.

Holkham Hall (30 March to 14 April 2024). The Easter school holidays will be here before we know it, and there’s plenty of fun to be had at Holkham! From 31 March – 3 April 2024, you can enjoy our special Springtime Superheroes event, including trails in the Walled Garden and Holkham Hall, entertaining performances and stories, arts and crafts and lots more besides. Find out more about Springtime Superheroes here. Plus, a chance to fill up and feast with a Spring Market on 6 and 7 April. You’ll find over 50 local and regional artisan producers showcasing their very yummiest food, and beautiful gifts and crafts. Find out more. Don't forget there's also an adventure play area, cycle hire, a ropes course, Holkham Hall to explore and the Walled Garden and also the Holkham Stories exhibition.

Pensthorpe Natural Park (28 March to 14 April 2025). There is a GIANT egg hunt at Pensthorpe! Get ready for a cracking time on the Easter Hols trail! Find giant 3D eggs around the park on an immersive and multi-sensory trail. On your day out, you can also enjoy Easter crafts, an Explorer Tour, pond dipping, flamingo talks, nature tables, indoor and outdoor play, den building, walking routes and lots of chicks and goslings to meet! Find out more and book

ROARR! (from 28 March 2024). Join in with Dippy's Egg-cellent Easter at Roarr! From 28 March to 1 April, you can enjoy a new sensory maze based on Dippy and his Chocolate Factory. Guests can meet live actors as they journey through the maze in this new fully immersive experience for 2024. In addition, giant golden tickets have been hidden around the 85-acre Park; find them them all to win an Easter surprise (if you spot one of the colourful hidden Easter Eggs you can can win an extra special prize!) Have a go on the Swing-O-Saurus and Raptor Contraptor rides plus all the Park's other activities. 

Then, from 2 to 14 April, giant ROARR! Top Trump cards will be hidden around the Park, featuring fun facts about ROARR! Find out who the Park’s Dino Hunter is related to and what Titan the T-Rex gets up to when the Park is closed. Those that find all of the cards and make a note of the correct answers can collect a limited-edition Top Trump card exclusively from the ROARR! STORE, where full sets are also available to purchase. Find out more and book.

National Trust Blickling Hall (28 March to 14 April 2024). Discover ten nature-inspired activities and games to get active and creative together as a family. Weave in and out of posts whilst balancing an egg on a spoon, play ‘Bees and Butterflies’ – a spring version of noughts and crosses, and act like an animal on our stage, seeing if your friends and family can guess the animal you are? The Easter trail takes place daily in the daffodil-filled gardens between 28 March to 14 April from 10am - 4pm until 31 March, and 10am - 5pm from 1 April with last trails starting one hour before closing. Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and chocolate egg. Normal admission charges also apply, with free entry for National Trust members. Make a day of it and head into the house to spot the spring swallows as you explore the different rooms. Visit the Brown Drawing Room for and immersive experience - take time to sit, relax and look up at the beautifully ceiling painted by Hungerford Pollen featuring birds and flowers. Finish your day with a visit to the Stables or Muddy Boots Cafés for savoury food, drinks and tasty treats like hot cross scones to make your visit extra special. Plan your family Easter day out.

National Trust Felbrigg Hall Easter Adventure Trail (from 23 March 2024). The daffodils will be carpeting Felbrigg yellow this April and the lambs will be gambolling in the fields, which means a visit to Felbrigg this Easter will certainly put a spring in your step.  Enjoy 10 nature-themed activity stations, including animal-themed Guess Who?, nature bracelet making and a game of hook-a-duck! £3 per trail pack, includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and a chocolate egg, or a vegan ‘Free-From’ chocolate egg, both made using cocoa from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. Last trail start time: 3pm. Felbrigg Estate is free to visit from dawn-dusk. Car parking is free for National Trust members and £5 for non-members. Find out more here.

National Trust Sheringham Park Easter Egg Hunt (23 March - 14 April 2024). Embark on an Easter adventure in nature as you explore the wild garden and woodland at Sheringham Park. Enjoy 10 nature-themed activity stations, including nature bracelet making, pine cone and spoon races and welly-wanging! £3 per trail pack, includes a chocolate egg. Sheringham Park is free to visit from dawn-dusk. Car parking is free for National Trust members and £6.50 for non-members. Last trail start time is 3pm.  Find out more here.

Easter Activity Trail at Morston Quay. Head up to the north Norfolk coast for an Easter nature activity trail at Morston Quay (28 March to 12 April 2024, 10am-4pm, daily). Pin the tail on the Easter bunny, make music with woodland instruments, hook a wader, and nest-building with reeds and pebbles are just some of the fun challenges to try, whilst learning more about the wildlife of the Norfolk coast. Find out more.

Family Easter Trail at The Museum of the Broads. Enjoy a fun, duckling inspired trail around the Museum with Easter themed prizes for all children (28 March to 7 April 2024). Take a boat trip (extra cost) and spot local wild ducks too! Find out more.

Easter Treasure Quest and Egg Hunt at Hoveton Hall Gardens (29 March to 1 April 2024). Enjoy an Easter Treasure Quest around the gardens. Follow the clues and answer the puzzle at the end to receive an Easter prize. There will also be a mini Easter Egg Hunt in the walled gardens for the under 5s. All free with normal garden entrance fees. There is no need to book, just turn up. Find out more.

Aldiss Easter Monday Raceday at Fakenham Racecourse. For a thrilling day out, head to Fakenham Racecourse for its Easter Monday fixture. As well as the races, there will be a funfair so it promises an exciting time for people of all ages. And children aged 17 and under are admitted free (must be accompanied by an adult). Find out more here.

Magical Mermaid Evenings at SEA LIFE Hunstanton. Explore the full aquarium at these limited, intimate evening sessions and you'll also get a rare chance to marvel at the real-life mermaids as they join the blacktip sharks in the ocean tank for a magical time! If you catch their eye, you may even get a mer-mazing greeting! The mermaid evening session is from 5pm until 8pm on 2 and 3 April 2024. Adult tickets are £27 and children tickets are £24. Tickets must be purchased online in advance from here.

Also at SEALIFE Hunstanton from 23 March to 21 April 2024, is a Pirate Treasure Hunt with Captain Careless! Help the Captain find all the lost booty that is hidden around the aquarium and fill in the pirate map as you go while learning all about the 'treasures of the ocean'. There's also lots of pirate-themed games, crafts and activities and visitors can win a prize for taking part. Find out more here

Hop Aboard a Steam Train

Take a journey on a heritage steam train through the north Norfolk countryside. Wells & Walsingham Light Railway is the world's smallest public railways and enjoy The White Rabbit Easter Trail between Wells and Walsingham. From 28 March to 14 April 2024, visitors can join Alice in Wonderland and hunt for clues down the line. Standard fares apply (4s and under free). There will be four trains daily.  Find out more.

At North Norfolk Railway, you can Steam into Spring (29 March to 1 April 2024) where visitors can travel on three contrasting historic trains. Visiting Great Western Railway 2-8-0 locomotive, No. 4277 “Hercules”, “Wissington” and the Y14 class locomotive No. 564, will transport passengers on an 11 mile return journey between the delightful Victorian resort of Sheringham and the smart Georgian town of Holt. Make a day of it with our great value rover tickets that are valid for unlimited travel allowing you to hop on and off all day! Find out more. On 6 and 7 April 2024, there will be a special service of steam and diesel trains running to recall the closure of the line from Melton Constable to Sheringham on 6 April 1964 and to celebrate that 60 years later. Find out more.

On Bure Valley Railway, take a ride on the Easter Eggspress (29 March to 14 April 2024) for an exciting day out for all the family. There is a free Easter egg for every child on completion of the Easter Trail. Stop off at the decorated shop and Whistlestop Café for the Easter themed event. Adult tickets £22 and children £11. Find out more and book tickets.

Easter Events

Fakenham Racecourse Easter Race Meeting (1 April 2024). On Easter Monday, Fakenham Racecourse will be hosting its Aldiss Easter Monday Raceday. And as children aged 17 and under are admitted for free, it makes for a fun and affordable family day out. 

Sheringham Viking Festival. One of the highlights of Easter will be the Sheringham Viking Festival on 13 April 2024. The festival is a popular annual event celebrating all things Viking. The fun starts on Beeston Common with the Viking Village where you can enjoy creative and educational activities as well as battle reenactments (finishing around 5pm). The evening activities start at 7pm with the Viking Parade leaving from the top car park in Sheringham before heading through the town and then down to the seafront for the finale - the burning of the boats burning beginning at 7.15 pm (on the seafront below Leas). 

'Up Jumped The Crab: A Story Of Cromer Now And Then' Puppet Show at RNLI Henry Blogg Museum. Families can enjoy an inventive puppet show on 2, 3 and 4 April 2024 at 11am each day, celebrating the links between the lifeboat and the fishermen at Cromer as part of the 200 year celebrations. The charming puppet story in miniature, imagines a day at sea with some of the real Cromer crab fishermen of North Norfolk. Set to the music of East Anglian folk musicians; Bob Roberts, Tony Hall and Percy Brown, this wordless piece is a wonderful introduction to the magic of puppet theatre and will captivate audiences of all ages. The show is for all ages and children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free but all donations are very welcome. Find out more here.

Markets, Fairs and Festivals

Head over to the Deepdale Hygge Festival from 22 to 24 March 2024 and join in a celebration of the beautiful north Norfolk Coast with a collection of the things that bring us happiness - live music, the great outdoors, meeting old friends and new. Find out more here. The Norfolk Artisan Spring Fair, with over 100 local food, drink and craft stands, takes place at Fakenham Racecourse on 6 and 7 April 2024 between 9.30am to 4pm.  Head to the beautiful setting of Creake Abbey in Fakenham and browse around the farmers' market on 6 April 2024 between 9.30am and 1pm and there is also the Spring Gift Fair on 30 March 2024 between 10am to 4pm where you can shop a range of locally made goods. Head over to Holkham for its Easter Market (on 6 and 7 April 2024 from 10am to 4pm) showcasing the very best produce, gifts and crafts from over 50 local artisan producers and outside, you can expect a tasty choice of local street food vendors.

More Amazing Attractions

There is a whole range of attractions in north Norfolk open over Easter for fantastic family days out. Trot over to Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Aylsham where you can visit some of the horses, ponies, mules and donkeys that have been rescued and are being cared for. Visit Wroxham Miniature Worlds with model railways, a Lego city and interactive flight and train simulators and try your luck in the Old Penny Arcade. Immerse yourself at the largest privately owned military museum in the United Kingdom at the Muckleburgh Military Collection where you can see over 150 artillery pieces, tanks and other vehicles, most of which are in working order. Visitors can enjoy rides in a military vehicle or take a tank driving session in a FV432. 

Learn some interesting facts about wildlife conservation and see the exotic creatures of Asia and South America at Amazona Zoo. Have an underwater adventure at Sealife Hunstanton.  For a water adventure, head to the beautiful Norfolk Broads, Britain’s magical waterways by hiring a boat, canoe or SUP, and find out about the area's history at the Museum of the Broads. You can also visit the world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs at Thursford Steam Museum. Stroll through peaceful gardens like Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden and Gooderstone Water Garden. Find out more about attractions here and check out discount vouchers here.

If art is your interest, watch expert local craftsmen revive traditional skills at Langham Glass and Alby Crafts and Gardens. At Langham Glass, you can experience a fascinating live glassmaking demonstration with informative commentary from the expert glassmaking team. You can also create your very own glass masterpiece ranging from tealights to glasses and vases. Visit art galleries and browse around independent shops where you can buy the works of local artists and artisans.

Marvellous Museums

North Norfolk has many museums and historical sites, open to visitors, illustrating the area's fascinating and unique history and heritage

At RAF Air Defence Radar Museum Neatishead, explore the country's only original Cold War Operations Room, which formed a critical link in the RAF's Command and Control system in the years following WW2. At the free to enter RNLI Henry Blogg Musuem, relive the courageous history of life-saving at sea in Cromer or head to the Museum of the Broads where you can discover the stories of the Broads and take a boat trip. Find out more about museums here.




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