So Easter Half Term continues, and that means plenty of us are still looking for great ways to entertain the whole family. We’ve picked out our top Easter-themed things to do this week – so gather up the family to celebrate Easter and get planning!
Image: Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
EASTER BUNNIES AND SPRING CHICKENS SEWING WORKSHOP
Learn to create your own spring chicken or Easter bunny puppets in this family workshop, but instead of using paper and glue, use fabric and a needle and thread. You’ll be taught how to use a basic pattern and adapt it to create your own puppet – don’t worry, it’s suitable for complete beginners as well as the more advanced sewers!
To accompany the Small Stories exhibition there’s plenty of family activities taking place this week. Make your own piece of dolls’ house furniture in this great workshop with expert maker Denise Ames; if you’ve yet to visit the Small Stories exhibition we highly encourage you to do so. You’ll be enthralled by the amazing detail of the pieces, and will no doubt then want to create your own furniture – which is where this workshop comes in! Workshops at 11am, 12.10, 2 & 3.10pm.
FAIRHAVEN EASTER EGG HUNT
Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden invite you to join in the Easter Egg Hunt! Kids can hunt down the eggs, enjoy some Easter-themed crafts and transform into something else as they get their faces painted! No booking necessary; cost is garden entry + £2 per child for the Easter Egg Trail!
BARRACUDAS ACTIVITY DAY CAMPS
Summer holidays mean one thing: Barracudas day camps are open and entertaining kids aged 4.5 – 14 years old with lots of Easter activities. There’s archery, drama, dance, swimming, fencing and much more! Based at Norwich High School for Girls, this is a great option if you’re looking for somewhere to drop the kids off whilst you’re working, busy or out for the day yourselves!
3 - 13 April, Norwich High School for Girls. More details here.
CAN YOU ESCAPE?
Fancy putting your logic and puzzle-solving skills to the test? These two escape room attractions will be right up your street! History Mystery Escape focuses more on historic places, locations and cases that are real or actually happened, whilst Cryptic Escape has plenty of mysterious puzzles and codes for you to crack. Both give you 60 minutes to ‘escape’ from the room by solving the clues or mystery, and both are great for ages 10+, in big groups or just a few of you!
FAMILY EASTER TRAIL
Join the Cathedral of St John the Baptist for a special Easter trail, where kids can try and hunt down the Easter eggs to win prizes! There’ll also be colouring in and crafts for those not old enough to do the trail (ages 5 and below). £1.50 per child, adults free.
THE MADDERMARKET’S OPEN DAY
This open day is a great opportunity to explore this historic theatre; see behind the scenes, have a nosey around their costume department, have a go at the lighting and take a tour (bookable on the day)! 10am - 4pm, free entry.
GRESSENHALL GOES WILD
Gather around, budding nature detectives! At Gressenhall you can explore the great outdoors, and the insects and animals that live there, with crafts to keep kids entertained during this fun family day.
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