Sun and showers predicted for Easter Bank Holiday weekend
PUBLISHED: 08:28 15 April 2017 | UPDATED: 08:28 15 April 2017
Families and visitors to Norfolk can expect sun and showers this Easter Bank Holiday.
Temperatures could reach 23C by this afternoon but despite the sun there is a risk of rain.
Easter Sunday will be cloudy but temperatures could reach 24C.
The weather will take a turn for the worst on Bank Holiday Monday though as thunder storms are predicted for the middle of the day.
There are a range of indoor and outdoor activities on offer across Norfolk and Suffolk this weekend.
Easter on Junior Farm
Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, until April 17, 10am-5pm, farm entry £6.50 per person, under-2s free, 01603 783762, wroxhambarns.co.uk
Easter hunt to follow the clues, collecting letters to spell an Easter word. Face painting with bunny nose and whiskers, and make bunny ears. The star attraction through is helping bottle-feed the hungry orphan lambs daily at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
Museum of the Broads, Stalham, until April 19, 10am-4pm, £5.50 (£5 cons), £2.50 children, £14 family, 01692 581681, museumofthebroads.org.uk
A fun family trail around the museum with craft activities. Win an Easter themed prize. Falcon steam boat trips Tuesday to Thursday (extra charge, pre-book).
Gressenhall Goes Wild
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, until April 17, 10am-5pm, normal admission prices, 01362 869263, museums.norfolk.gov.uk/gressenhall
Easter holidays include a search for Gressenhall’s wild side and to get closer to nature. Become a nature detective and see what bugs and beasties you can discover. See what’s growing – and living – in the Gressenhall gardens. Get creative with lots of nature inspired things to see and do.
Pensthorpe Nature Park, near Fakenham, until April 17, 10am-5pm, normal admission prices, 01328 851465, www.pensthorpe.com
Easter egg hunts at Pensthorpe and on Easter weekend they will also be hiding a golden egg for an extra special prize. Also Easter craft activities daily at 3.30pm, or weave your way around Pensthorpe on the self-guided trail.
Easter Holiday Fun
Church Farm, Stow Bardolph, until April 17, 10.30am-4pm, £7.70 (£7.30 cons), £7.30 children, £5 aged-2, under-2s free, £28 family, 01366 382162, churchfarmstowbardolph.co.uk
Lambing season is well underway at Church Farm. Have a go at bottle feeding the gorgeous orphan lambs and give them a cuddle. Hold a fluffy Easter chick. Tractor rides (£1 per person).
Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich, until April 17/Great Yarmouth, April 20-23
Norwich has long hosted an Easter fair and once again this year there is the chance to swing, slide and be whizzed around on the waltzer as the Showman’s Guild take over Chapelfield Gardens. Plenty of thrills, plus Easter egg prizes. Great Yarmouth’s annual Easter fair this year takes place from April 20-23. All sorts of rides and stalls will be set up on the Market Place, Fullers Hill Car Park and on Brewery Plain Car Park.
NWT Hickling Broad/NWT Ranworth/NWT Cley Marshes/NWT Holme Dunes/NWT Weeting Heath, until April 17, £1.50 per trail, full details at norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk
Norfolk Wildlife Trust will be celebrating Easter at all their reserves. Take part in wildlife Easter Egg-venture Trails, crafting activities and free use of our explorer bum bags.
Easter Egg Hunts
Blickling Hall, until April 17, 10am–5.30pm, £6 adult garden entry, £2.59 per trail, 01263 738030/Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, near Swaffham, April 15-17, 10.30am-3.30pm, £2.50 per trail, 01366 328258/Felbrigg Hall, April 14-17, 11am-3.30pm, £2.50 per trail, 01263 837444 nationaltrust.org.uk
National Trust again teams up with Cadburys for its Easter hunts. Blickling Hall’s 55-acre gardens are a natural playground for adventure and exploration. Set off on an adventure around the grounds of Oxburgh Hall. At Felbrigg, Bunny has hidden clues around the West garden for you to find and solve.
Easter Egg Hunt
Somerleyton Hall, until April 17, 10am-5pm, garden only £6.95 (£5.90 cons), £4.90 children, under-5s free, pre-book 0871 222 4244, visit.somerleyton.co.uk
Follow the Easter trail around the gardens, find the colourful egg pictures, and find the Easter Bunny to stamp your map and claim your Easter egg. Have fun in the maze or willow play area.
Easter Treasure Hunt
Hoveton Hall Gardens, until April 17, 10.30am-5pm, gardens £7.50 (£6.50 cons), £4 children, under-4s free, 01603 784297, hovetonhallestate.co.uk
Explore the gardens with this special Easter Treasure Hunt, all entries receive an Easter prize. There is also an Easter Egg Hunt in the walled gardens especially for the little ones who are helped find eggs by Easter Bunnies.
Easter Egg Hunt
Sandringham Visitors Centre, April 15, 10am-3pm, £3 per entrant, sandringhamestate.co.uk
The Priory Rotary Club of King’s Lynn host Easter Egg Trail in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance Trust. Find 17 clues hidden around the beautiful grounds with a chocolate egg for all participants.
Hare’s Most Egg-cellent Adventure
RSPB Titchwell Marsh, until April 17, 10am, £1 per child (nature trails) £2 per child (egg hunt), 01485 210779, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun for all the family over Easter following hare on his travels around the reserve. Self-led nature trails throughout the Easter holidays with hands-on activities. Egg hunts on Easter Sunday and Monday.
Easter Egg Hunt
Dereham Windmill, April 17, £1.50 per child, derehamwindmill.co.uk
Dereham Windmill is the last of several windmills in the Dereham area and each year it hoasts the annual Easter egg hunt. Hunts from 12.45pm-1.30pm and 2.15pm-3pm, £1.50 per child including an egg and a drink.
Easter Fun and Egg Hunt
Sheringham Park, until April 17, 10am-5.15pm, £2.50 per egg trail, 01263 820550, nationaltrust.org.uk
Bunny’s been hopping through the wild garden at Sheringham Park, enjoying the Easter flowers.
Can you find the clues he’s left among the pink and purple rhododendrons? They’ll lead you to a tasty Cadbury chocolate prize. You might just spot the UK’s smallest bird among the blooms - the tiny Firecrest.
White Rabbit Easter Trail
Wells and Walsingham Light Railway, until April 17, £9 adult return, £7 child return, under-4s free, 07939 683322, wellswalsinghamrailway.co.uk
Journey into Wonderland but can you help Alice find missing Easter eggs? It will feature lots of Alice in Wonderland characters. April 14-17 all completed trails will receive a boxed Easter egg.
Catapults and Castles!
The Tolhouse Gaol, Great Yarmouth, April 17, 11am-4pm, included in normal admission, 01493 745526, museums.norfolk.gov.uk
Battle plans at the ready! Make your own catapults and see if you can break the castle barricades to get to the treasure inside.
Easter Basket Craft and Willow Weaving
Whitlingham Country Park, Trowse, April 17, 10am-12pm/1.30pm-3.30pm, £5, £3 under-16s, £14 family, pre-book 01603 756094
Workshop to make your own mini Easter basket (including mini eggs) from willow, bramble and dogwood. Age 6+
Easter Fun for Children
Creake Abbey, North Creake, April 11-15, £3 per hunt/activity, 07801 418907, creakeabbey.co.uk
Follow the Easter trail to find hidden eggs and solve clues to receive a yummy Easter gift. Also enjoy decorative activities involcing a gingerbread Easter bunny biscuit in the Summer House (£1.50 per child).
Holkham Hall, until April 17, 10am-5pm, hall, garden and exhibition entry £15, £7.50 children, £41 family, 01328 710227, holkham.co.uk
Fun at Holkham includes meeting the Easter rabbit, who will have a chocolate egg for you and Easter decorations, fun with the Kiddy Cook team. Take the ‘Easter Express’ to the walled garden to make Easter crafts and visit the storyteller’s magical yurt, plus games galore. Riddles to solve and eggs to find in the ‘Field to Fork’ farming exhibition. You’ll also find some cute animals to pet.
Bure Valley Railway, until April 17, 9am-5pm, £13 adult return, £6.50 child return, under-5s free, £35 family return, 01263 733858, bvrw.co.uk
Hop on board the Easter Eggspress at the Bure Valley Railway over the Easter weekend for an ‘eggciting’ day out for all the family. Every child receives a free Easter egg. Trains will be running from both Aylsham and Wroxham Stations.
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Peckover House, Wisbech, until April 17, 11am-4pm, £2.50 per trail, normal admission prices, 01945 583463, nationaltrust.org.uk
Children can help a mother duck, who has strayed from the River Nene, to find her lost eggs which could be anywhere in the garden. When you have found them all, collect your Cadbury chocolate prize.
Easter Egg Hunt
East Anglian Transport Museum, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, April 15-16, 12pm-5pm, £9 (£7 cons), £6 children, 01502 518459, eatransportmuseum.co.uk
All aboard as the East Anglian Transport Museum open for 2017 with Easter fun. Easter egg at the end of our free treasure hunt for every child.
Easter Fun Day
Strumpshaw Steam Museum, Low Road, Strumpshaw, April 16, 10am-3pm, £10 family (up to two children), each additional child £2, £6 adult, 01603 714535, strumpshawsteammuseum.co.uk
The Easter Bunny will be getting all steamed up at Strumpshaw this year where a trail of clues, chocolate treats and free train rides are on offer to visitors. An outdoor trail of clues, through two miles of beautiful parkland, will lead to an Easter egg prize and there’ll be indoor quizzes round the museum exhibits.
Easter Egg Hunt
Ickworth House, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, until April 17, 11am-4pm, £2.50 per trail, normal admission prices, pre-book 0844 2491895, nationaltrust.org.uk
The 4th Earl of Bristol loved exploring. In fact, he loved it so much he built Ickworth to keep all his treasures safe. So what better place to join in a treasure hunt of your own this Easter? Eggsplore the secret hidey-holes, enchanting garden and magical park in search of Cadbury’s chocolate.