7 things to do this Easter – part deux
It’s not over yet folks (hang in there) – one more week + Easter weekend to go… Ready?
Family Workshop: Forest Creatures – Puppet Theatre, Norwich – Sat 8 Apr:
Suitable for ages three and above, roll up your sleeves and create your own woodland characters to take home. The workshop will begin with a demonstration on how to make a puppet in its basic form, followed by an opportunity to let imaginations run wild using a vast array of different materials. Supervision and guidance will be on hand throughout.
Easter Egg Hunt, Holt Hall – Sun 9 Apr:
If chocolate must be strewn all over Norfolk this weekend and next, it seems only fair that children work for it. And there’s nothing more tiring for little legs than scouting 70 acres of grounds in search of choccie (just think how well they’ll sleep). For parents, there are lawns, lakes and Victorian walled gardens to marvel at. Cold? The Courtyard Café will be selling tea, coffee and – of course – homemade cake.
Tel: 01263 713117
Egg-strordinary Birds, Elizabethan House Museum, Great Yarmouth – Mon 10 Apr:
It seems there’s no end to the number of ways in which you can add the word ‘egg’ to another word to make an Easter-related pun! Let’s hope this crafty miniature bird-making workshop is just as fun as its pun (gawd, now I’m at it). Two great things to note: it’s free and you don’t need to book ahead.
Easter Egg Hunt, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham – Fri 14 Apr:
More hidden chocolate to be found, but this time there will also be face painting and Easter crafts for children to get stuck into, too, as well as the ubiquitous café serving afternoon tea and locally-roasted Green Farm coffee. I do love this time of year!
Cadbury Egg Hunt, Blickling Hall, Blickling – Fri 14 – Mon 17 Apr:
The Easter bunny has been hiding chocolate all over the estate (again – see what I mean?!); help him find his eggs (and eat some yourself) between 10am and 3pm every day of the Easter weekend. Found all the chocs early? Pick up a map from reception and take a walk around the woods to see the animals that live there – a piece of bunny-shaped shortbread awaits those that make it all the way around. Easter fever has hit all three of the Estate’s cafes too, with chocolates nests and Simnel cake for sale.
Cedric’s Chocolate Bunny Burrow, Bewilderwood, Hoveton – until Mon 17 Apr:
Cedric, the bouncing BeWILDerwood bunny, will be busy in his burrow preparing lots of chocolatey treats for the Boggles and Twiggles (that’s you and me for those of you that don’t yet speak ‘BeWILDerwood’). But it’s not all about gorging this year: visit the Big Hat and get your face painted, talk a walk around the woods and meet the bunny himself.
Easter Eggstravaganza, Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham – until Mon 17 Apr:
Pensthorpe Natural Park is gearing up for a bumper Easter holiday. Explore 700 acres of woodland and lakes and gardens, clamber over a huge outdoor adventure playground and get the family together for an egg hunt with a difference. Working as a team, families must search the park for the golden egg in order to win a fabulous prize. There’s also an award-winning indoor play area, a café and a shop on site.