I’m currently updating all the events and activities on over Easter for this page. Oh it’s so different this year! If you see 2021 in the listing then you’ll know it’s been checked and updated. Please remember the restrictions in place and stay safe.
No Easter special this year. Due to open again on 12th April.
Book tickets now to run wild in the woods with the Twiggles and Boggles.
Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW
Closed until further notice.
Free Minibeast Children’s Art workshop
Monday 29th March, 10-11am via zoom
An interactive session with local artist Julie Filmer. Learn how to make bumble bees from egg cartons, butterflies from toilet roll inners and dragon flies from plastic bottles.
Organised by Norfolk County Council Family Information Service.
Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6NF
See the National Trust Trails for 2021
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham NR13 6DZ
No Easter events this year, but the garden is currently open to all.
Please book your ticket in advance for a specific time slot. The tea room is closed, but take away food is available. See the website for all the information on covid restrictions.
Contact 01603 270449
Holkham Hall, NR24 1AB
No Easter events this year. The estate gardens are open to people who live in the local area in accordance with government guidance.
Remains closed. Outdoor and Easter resources packs available for families with lots of activities to do for free, on the website.
Contact 01603 632307
Norwich Puppet Theatre, NR3 1TN
Two fantastic puppet shows for families to watch at home during Easter.
Garlic Theatre’s Eggs on Legs: 27th March to 4th April. Age 3+ £10
Beastly Belle: A puppet show based on Beauty and the Beast. 3rd April -11th April. Age 4+ £10
See website for tickets and further details.
Norwich Theatre Royal, NR2 1RL
Theatres remain closed. See the website for live streaming theatre shows.
contact: 01603 630000
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Contact 01328 851465
Discover exciting Easter activities you can do as a family at home.
All sessions are free, book at www.Norfolk.gov.uk/familylearning
Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Rd, Hoveton, NR12 8QU
No Easter special, but due to reopen on Monday 12th April.
Please remember the Junior Farm & Fun Park opens weekends and school holidays, so will open from 17th April, and you can book tickets to the Lambing weekends.
Contact 01603 783762
Sunday 4th April
Easter Messy Church! Surrey Chapel,2-6 Botolph Street, Norwich, NR3 1DU
Crafts, songs, an interactive talk, all socially-distanced and sat at tables for each family group.It’s going to be a great time learning about the Easter story through activities! We have two sessions; one at 11am and the other 3.30pm. Please book on here: https://surreychapel.churchsuite.co.uk/events/0m
Contact: Annie Creed
Broads Tours , The Bridge , Wroxham , Norwich , Norfolk, NR12 8RX
No Easter special but aiming to reopen from 29th March, offering day boats and day cruisers to single households.
We intend to start operating our passenger boats again on May 17th, initially with reduced capacity and social bubbles enforced.
Saturday 3rd April
Easter trail around Waterloo Park! Organised by Surrey Chapel.
Turn up anytime between 10am and 4pm and follow a trail around the park, visiting different stations, watching videos using QR codes and ticking off each stop on your maps! Head back to the bandstand to receive a goodie bag (Easter eggs will be involved too!). Fun for all the family and completely free.
Easter trails will take place from 29th March over the Easter bank holiday weekend. To keep in line with government guidance, we ask you to stay local and support your nearest Easter egg hunt.
We expect the Easter bank holiday to be popular this year, so booking your visit is recommended to guarantee entry. Please also note that the Easter trails will last for as long as stocks last.
We ask that you support your local property.
There are also plenty of online activity packs for you to do at home.
Norfolk Museums remain closed, but there is plenty of online content for families. Go to the website or Facebook page for Norfolk Museums.
23rd March: online service to remember 1 year since lockdown. Available on Cathedral YouTube channel. From 6.30-8pm the Cathedral is open for people to light candles in memory of loved ones.
People are also invited to help us create an Easter Garden around the cross outside the Hostry entrance to the Cathedral.
On Holy Saturday or Easter Sunday (Saturday 3 April and Sunday 4 April) all are invited to bring a potted spring plant to place at the foot of the cross, perhaps in memory of someone you are thinking especially of at this time, or just as an expression of Easter Hope in these challenging times.
From 27th March, create a portrait pot in an online workshop.
On 3rd April, 10.30am, join us for a celebration at the Sculpture Park.
Recommended age 5+
Suggested donation: £5 per participant
Book online by Thursday 25 March, 12pm
This new workshop is a creative adventure for the whole family. You’ll get instructions and tips from an associate artist and receive a bumper pack of special materials for everyone to use.
This time, Kate Munro will show us how to use Modroc to make a vessel inspired by Grayson Perry’s work. We’ll think about our families and what they mean to us, and make some portraits of our nearest and dearest to decorate our work. On Saturday 3 April, when we have made our own work inspired by Kate’s film, we will meet for a short celebration and exhibition of our work at the Sculpture Park.
This workshop is aimed at ages 5 and above.
Spaces are limited and must be booked before midday Thursday 25 March.
Please follow the rule of six (or two family groups) while attending the celebration event.
RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, Low Road, Strumpshaw, Norwich
In line with Government guidance on essential, daily exercise outdoors, our car park, toilets and Woodland Trail are open. Our visitor centre, hides, Fen Trail (inc Tinker’s Lance entrance) and takeaway refreshments are closed.