Easter might mean school holidays and plenty of family-friendly events, but there are also plenty of things going on for adults, too. We’ve selected our favourite Easter events so you can get planning – starting next week, right through to Easter weekend itself!
Image: Woodland play area at Holkham Hall
Holkham Hall has plenty of fun activities for all the family to enjoy as part of their Easter celebrations. Think crafts, rides on the Easter Express, biscuit decorating, games, quizzes, face painting… and much more!
Bure Valley Railway are bringing their ever popular Easter Eggspress back, with train rides featuring exciting Easter-themed activities and free Easter Eggs for each child! No need to pre-book either; just turn up 15 minutes before the train is schedule to depart.
Image: Norwich Cathedral Easter Fun Day
There’s plenty of fun taking place at Norwich Cathedral on Thursday 6 April, with crafts, music, dance, stories and workshops for kids to enjoy, all suitable for ages 3+. No need to book – just come along on the day!
Dinosaur Adventure is plenty of fun throughout the year, but during Easter they go all out and have lots of fun events and activities for kids to enjoy. It’s bound to keep them all entertained during a fun day out!
Image: Easter activities for kids at OPEN Norwich
OPEN Norwich has 2 days packed full of activities for 7-12 year olds during the Easter half term. Kids can pick from climbing, abseiling, wizard academy (sounds intriguing, right), fabulous fashion and plenty more! There are different groups of activities on different dates; visit their website for more details.
Get outside and enjoy a night-time adventure at Fairhaven. You can participate in some star gazing and check out the nocturnal wildlife, as well as exploring the magic which you can only discover in the dark!
Saturday 8 April, 8-10pm, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. Tickets £9 per adult, £6 per child, suitable for ages 8+.
It’s time to meet an Easter Bunny at BeWILDerwood – Cedric! He’ll be preparing lots of fun activities for kids to enjoy including lots of chocolate eggs which the naughty bunnies have been stealing – help him track them down throughout the forest! There’ll also be lots of Easter fun including face painting and crafty activities!
Image: The Maids Head Hotel
If you’re planning a trip to Norwich and fancy staying somewhere that effortlessly combines elegance, history and comfort, look no further than the Maids Head Hotel – and they have a great Easter Family Stay offer.
Enjoy a spacious family room, full breakfast in the morning, a family ticket and a family picnic to take to BeWILDerwood plus an Easter egg for each child, all from just £175 per night. But be quick – when the rooms are booked, the offer’s gone! Find out more here.
For anyone who fancies a good old dance to kick off the Easter weekend, OPEN Norwich has you covered! Their Drink and Jive Live event will be filled with great music and plenty of opportunities to dance all night!
Thursday 13 April, 9pm, OPEN Norwich. Tickets £5 advance.
Image: Norwich Global Spring Market
Pick up gifts, a treat for yourself or some lovely homewares at this great event at The Forum. With more than 35 stalls, all selling locally produced goods, unique products and great artwork, you’re bound to find something lovely to set you up for spring!
Friday 14 – Saturday 15 April, 10am – 5pm, The Forum. Free entry.
If you fancy a great Easter lunch, check out our favourite picks on our website here. Whether you’re looking for somewhere in Norwich or a little further afield, there are plenty of options!
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