BeWILDerwood, NR12 8JW
Saturday 24th March – Sunday 15th April
Cedric’s Chocolate Bunny Burrow
Hop on down to BeWILDerwood this Easter Holiday and see what all the nose twitching is about, Cedric the Easter bunny can’t wait for you to meet him and explore his hoppy-home!
The Pesky Bunnies have been working ever so hard (in between chocolate breaks that is!) to make a brand-new bunny burrow for Cedric to live in, filled with confectionary curiosities and bunny home comforts.
And don’t forget to bunny-up when you visit with their fun filled range of inclooosive activities. The Big Hat is hosting Boggle Bunny Ear crafts, which coupled with Bouncing Bunny face paint will ensure lots of fun and giggles! Be sure to catch the terrific tale of The Pesky Bunnies at the Storytelling Stage, where you can meet a whole host of colourful characters like Swampy the Marsh Boggle, Cedric the Easter Bunny (of course), and Hazel the Good Witch.
Everything is included in your day out; from face painting, crafts and storytelling, to Den Building and the enchanted boat ride through the Dismal Dyke through to the Scaaaary lake, make sure you look out for Mildred the Crocklebog!
See you there, toodle-oo!
Pssst! You can book online in advance to save some pennies at www.bewilderwood.co.uk
Roarr! Adventure, Lenwade, NR9 5JW
One of the regions’ best loved attraction, winning this year’s NSTA Best Large Attraction in Norfolk and Suffolk, has a host of new exciting activities this Easter. The 85-acre parkland at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure magically transforms into Dippy’s Wonderland!
Among the snowdrops and daffodils, you’ll be able to see scenes from Dippy in Wonderland, including Alice’s giant book, the Mad Hatter’s tea party, the Queen of Hearts croquet and the beautiful Easter Tree, decorated with over 350 eggs, on the Neanderthal Walk.
‘Egg-stra’ special Easter activities are planned for the whole Easter school holiday break including Dippy’s Easter Trail – where you can search for hidden eggs in the Dinosaur Trail for a fantastic prize, a “beat the clock” Easter Egg game and Dippy and friends live shows (during the weekends, see website for details).
For Dinosaur adventurers, you’ll still get the up-close encounters with the 8-meter Spinosaurus, the mighty T-Rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and many more along the trail. There is also an opportunity to try your hand at fossil finding in the “Xtinction” fossil hunt.
Follow the playing cards to the Secret Animal Garden, that has our very own real Easter bunny as well as special animal encounters for the and hands on learning.
The new Steam Punk style 200 seat restaurant will be open for a special meal, or enjoy a bite to eat in Dinomite Café, Dippy’s Café or Nautilus Fish & Chips for a tasty picnic, adjacent to the Secret Animal Garden.
The Park will also be running a social media competition throughout the holidays to win tickets so follow #DippysWonderland
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure is open daily from 9.30am until 5pm. Dippy in Wonderland special event runs from 29th March – 15th April. Book online for the best discounts (up to 15%).
The Norfolk Spring Fling is a fun filled, educational day for learning more about food, farming and the countryside, recommended for four to 11 year olds. Spring Fling will take place on 10th April 2018 at the Norfolk Showground.
Holt Hall, Kelling Road, NR25 7DU
Welcome to our spring Open Gates event on the 15th of April 2018, 10am-4pm.
Tickets £10 per child and all adults & car parking free (all activities included in the ticket)
-Spring Egg Hunt – prizes for all ages and abilities. Will you hop, skip or jump to follow a trail to claim your prize?!
-Cooking damper bread and marshmallows on the campfire
-Crafts using natural materials (around the fire)
-Plant a wildflower to take home
-Explore our 73 acres of woodland 🙂
Bring a picnic and join us on the lawn or enjoy the Holt Hall BBQ in the courtyard. As always The Stables Cafe will be providing hot drinks and homemade cakes and biscuits throughout the day.
Book your place via the Holt Hall website.
Castle Mall, Norwich, NR1 3DD
3rd-10th April from 11am
This Easter half term, will see the centre packed full of fun with FREE caterpillar themed activities taking place throughout the holidays.
On Tuesday 3rd April, The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ will be joining the Kastle Kids team in centre on his search of some more food and you are invited to meet the very hungry guest! Between his snacks, he will be making appearances at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm but be warned if you have any food on you he will try to eat it!
Children will also be able to have their faces painted as their favourite animal for just £2, with all the proceeds being shared between Castle Mall’s two charities of the year, Open Norwich and Headway Norfolk and Waveney.
But that is not it, on Tuesday 10th April, Kastle Kids will be hosting a caterpillar themedworkshop, including storytelling and crafts where children will be able to make their own caterpillar to take home with them. The workshop will run from 11am – 3pm in the new Kastle Kids unit that is next to TK Maxx.
Children should also come dressed in their best fruit and vegetable costumes, ready to surprise the caterpillar and win themselves a fantastic prize! The prizes up for grabs include a family pass for Norwich Castle and a family ticket for Pirates Island Adventure Golf in Blofield, plus some extra prizes donated by stores within Castle Mall.
30th & 31st March, 1st & 2nd April
Bure Valley Railway – Departs Aylsham and Wroxham
Hop on board the Easter Eggspress over the Easter bank holiday weekend, for an “eggciting” day out for all the family. There is a FREE Easter Egg for each child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum 2 children per adult).
In addition, there are colouring activities and a decorated Whistlestop Café add to the Easter themed event.
Norwich Theatre Royal, NR2 1RL
Circus Tots, 10am-11:30am
Learn elements of circus disciplines focussing on physical and co-ordination games, basic manipulation such as hula hoops and scarf juggling, and partner acrobatics.
Age: 3-5yrs with parents
£8 for one parent and one child. (£4 per additional sibling)
Circus Play, 1pm-2:30pm
Learn a range of Circus skills, from plate spinning, balancing, basic tumbling, handstands and group acrobatics.
£6 per child.
Circus Skills, 3pm-5pm
An introduction to a range of circus skills: headstands/handstands, basic tumbling, mini-trampoline, group acrobatics, juggling and hula hoops.
Age 12-16 years
Tickets: (01603) 63 00 00
Creations at The Bungalow, Poringland Primary School
If you are looking for somewhere to entertain the children this holidays, working, shopping, housework to do? We still have spaces at our holiday clubs. 8-1 or 8-5.30. Get in touch to make a booking.
Call Marie on 07552045558 for more information.
Duckett Close, NR1 2LR
5th April, 10 year Celebration event, 11am-2pm
Arts & Crafts
Bring a packed lunch
Mini Beast Workshops (11.30-12.30pm and 1pm-2pm)
PLEASE BOOK FOR MINI BEAST WORKSHOP on 01603 219797
Blickling, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6NF
Throughout the holidays discover more adventures by finding the secret tunnels, squishy trees and sundial. There’s plenty of fun to be had, from a family game of croquet by the lake, to planting seeds in the walled kitchen garden.
We had a lovely morning at blickling gardens today, £7.95 per adult admission (free for NT members) easter trial quiz – £3 per child – each child receives a shortbread bunny when trial completed. 3 very happy children 5,7,8)
Suitable for pushchair and wheelchairs.
Popped into main cafe for a hot sausage and hit chocolate! RB ’18
Contact 01263 738030.
Good Friday 30th March – Easter Monday 2nd April, 10am-5pm
Join us for four days of great ‘egg-citing’ family fun over Easter.
IN THE HALL
Help! Can you count how many rabbits have escaped through Holkham Hall? Get arty and choose the correct colours to create a special picture to take home. How good is your sense of smell? Test your skills with this fun sniffing challenge. Join Kiddy Cook in the hall’s Old Kitchen to decorate a delicious Easter cupcake.
IN THE FIELD TO FORK EXPERIENCE
We have hidden lots of eggs in Field to Fork, can you find them all? Add, subtract, multiply and divide your way through our Easter maths teasers. You’ll be amazed to discover some bird species who are record holders.
IN THE WALLED GARDEN
Jump aboard our Easter Express for a free trailer ride over to the Walled Garden. Meet our storyteller, Paul Jackson, in his magical yurt where he has ‘egg-citing’ tales to tell you or hunt around the garden to complete our ‘letter treasure hunt’, ‘odd egg out’ and ‘story time’ challenges. Get crafty and make your own rabbit hat, colourful egg and Easter bookmark and don’t forget to get your camera out and take a selfie at our Easter cut out board. For fun and games head to our events lawn for Easter games galore while budding clowns can practice their circus skills, or enjoy a special magic show, with the wonderfully wacky entertainers Stevie Spud or Rollo. You’ll also have the chance to be a bunny or a chick for the day with our face painting.
IN THE COURTYARD CAFÉ
Hop along to the Courtyard Café where the fun continues. Have a go at one of our quizzes for a chance of winning a fluffy friend or an Easter egg.
Taster sessions and skills courses in a wide range of adventurous activities.
Spring Family Adventure Festival
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham NR13 6DZ
30th March, 11am-4pm
Hunt for the colourful eggs that will lead you to a chocolate egg prize, plus face painting and Easter crafts for children. Normal entry charges. adult £6.85, concessions £6.60, child £3.95. plus £2.50 extra per child for Easter Egg Hunt, (every child gets an egg.) To book in advance, please book online. Limited spaces on the door.
Contact 01603 270449
Poringland Community Centre, Overtons Way, NR14 7WB
9th April, 10am-12pm
A fun packed Easter children’s party with fun and games, children’s entertainment by Chilli’s Party Time and dare I say it chocolate, although they may have to hunt for this! All in aid of Charity Children with Cancer. All proceeds go direct to the charity who I am running the London marathon for. Suitable for ages 3-10 as a guide younger and older ones are welcome. years £10 per child and £5 for sublings. Includes a snack and a chocolate treat kindly donated by Lindt.
Tickets can be purchased via my paypal
Mariesfundraising@gmail.com thanks or here.
2nd April 2018 12-5 at Lingwood Village Hall
Our Cracking Easter Eggstravaganza fun day!!!
There really is so much happening this year……
We have our bar open from 12pm and will be selling our delicious bbq goods!
Hug a mug will be open too serving up some tasty goodies.
We have all this going on…….
Large inflatables and slides
Lots and lots of craft stalls for all ages, including toys, handmade items, clothes and jewellery.
Charity Newfoundland dogs attending
Angelicas Rainbow Charity are bringing lots of cuddly animals
Helium and twisted balloons
Win a brand new mini!!!
Children’s craft table
Plants and shrubs for sale
Ice cream van
Our grand draw is available to buy now at the social club bar and also on the day with some fantastic prizes to win.
Please join us for a great family day out at Lingwood Village Hall.
We even have a lama coming!!!
Norwich Puppet Theatre, NR3 1TN
Saturday 7th April 2018 11am to 3pm
Join us for a whole day at Norwich Puppet Theatre, with a workshop and show combination ticket! After watching Noisy Oyster’s fun and musical show, Three Billy Pigs, you’ll have a chance to make your own characterful puppet piggy!
11am show and 1.30pm workshop
Tickets: £15/ £55 family of four
Three Billy Pigs
Saturday 7th April 11am-3.30pm
Once upon a time there were three little pigs….and now it is time for them to leave home! They set off to build their dream houses in the green field on the other side of the river.
But then these homes are put to the test by a misunderstood wolf who has a little bit of a problem. And who is the grumpy person who lives under the bridge?
Presented by Noisy Oyster.
11am – 12pm (all ages) & 2.30pm – 3.30pm (3+)
Tickets: £9/ £30 family of four
Thursday 12th April 2018 10:30 to 12:00
Bunnies & Birds Sewing Workshop
A puppet making workshop – with a difference! Instead of using paper and glue, you will be using fabric and a needle and thread to craft your own Easter bunny or bird puppet.
Ages 6+ £9.50
Thursday 29th March 2018 10.30am to Friday 13th April 2018 12pm
Easter Puppet Making
Inspired by the puppets used in the Theatre’s performances, these workshops give children the chance to get creative and enjoy making their own characters.
Each session is different and a host of making materials are available to use. At the end of the workshop participants take their creations home for their own shows.
Themes this Easter include Gnaughty Gnomes, Things With Wings, Monsters and more!
Tickets: £9.50 per participant
Pop up plants Family event
Friday 13th April 2018 11am to 3pm
Join us for a whole day at Norwich Puppet Theatre, with a workshop and show combination ticket! Follow Sourpuss as he explores the garden in Lori Hopkins’ fun marionette show, then make your own flower friends in a pop-up puppets workshop.
11am show and 1.30pm workshop
Tickets: £15/ £55 family of four
Contact 01603 629921
Pensthorpe Natural Park
29th March – 15th April
You can find an eggciting Easter trail to follow around the reserve to discover which Spring-themed word we are talking about, as well as craft making activities for your whole party to make an Easter card for loved ones.
There will also be a Golden Egg hunt where you will need to work together as a family to search our park to find the golden egg. Whoever finds the egg and brings it back to our shop will have the chance to win eggclusive prizes through our lucky dip prize draw! The golden egg will be hidden in a different top-secret location every day!
So, with Spring in the air, what better time to hop over and see us!
Contact 01328 851465
Let the good times roll this Easter at Wroxham Barns.
Wroxham Barns is the place to be this Easter holiday time as we celebrate 250 years of Circus with the new Show called Whoops! from the Foolhardy Circus. See Cosmo – East Anglia’s favourite clown plus aerialist extraordinaire, Sue Fee, as well as juggling, hat manipulating and a breath-taking finale to leave you on the edge of your seat. Daily at 12.00 and 2.00pm from Friday 30th March to Sunday 15th April. Entry £6.50 (Under 2’s free) – pay on the door but please arrive early.
Plus all the fun of the fair (weather dependent) – don’t miss the new Dizzy the Caterpillar ride launching this Easter! Get your Fun Pass at the Kiosk with a £1 refundable deposit and top-up credits as you wish for the rides.
Don’t miss our NEW Springtime Afternoon Tea – booking essential
Swanton Morley Village Hall, NR20 4NP
1st April, 10am-4pm
Free circus skills workshop
Broads Tours , The Bridge , Wroxham , Norwich , Norfolk, NR12 8RX
Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018
Join Broads Tours this Easter for a very special Broads Trip! Children can take part in our Nature Quiz, Easter Egg Hunt and free to enter Colour and Drawing competition. Listen carefully to the live skipper’s commentary for any clues with the Nature Quiz! All children will receive an Easter Egg
Good Friday 30th March 2018 – Easter Monday 2nd April 2018
Adults £9.00, Children £6.00, Children Under 5 Go Free
11:30am and 14:00 for 1½ hours
Booking not essential
Contact 01603 782207
Melsop Farm Park, Ellingham Road, Scoulton, Norwich, NR9 4NT
7th April 2pm – 13th April 2pm
Fun Time Circus is action packed stage show the whole family!
With daily shows at 2pm in our stunning Melsop Theatre this is the perfect Easter treat!
Come and see hilarious comedy, magic illusions, circus skills and mascot characters!
All of this for only £2 per ticket! (please note that farm park admission is required to see the shows)
As well as the show you will have full access to the farm park where you can visit our many animals, play on our indoor and outdoor play areas and enjoy some food in our cafe! It is a complete day out for the entire family!!
Hemsby Mega Maze, Yarmouth Road, NR29
Open 28th March- 15th April
Come and visit our play park and take a trailer ride down to the farm to cuddle some lambs and see some new born calves. You may even see lambs being born🐑
Have a go in the craft area, face painting and Easter egg hunt. There will also be a chance for you to have a cuddle with the bunnies.
The Hunger Hut will be offering delicious freshly cooked burgers, sandwiches and many other tasty snacks.
Park Britannia, Waterloo Park, NR3 1HX
Join us for FREE family activities every weekday during the Easter Holidays at Park Britannia. From Monday to Friday each week (2nd – 6th and 9th – 13th April) children can enjoy multi-sports with Simon Charlton plus circus skills, crafts, stories, trails & more! Plus we will be hosting a fab Easter Egg Hunt around Waterloo Park from Good Friday to Easter Sunday.
Look out for more details coming on Facebook soon! It’s going to be eggscellent!
24th March, 10am-4pm
John Lewis, All Saints Green, Norwich, NR1 3LX
Join us for children’s activities, live music , fashion shows, demonstrations and to meet the Star Wars characters.
Norwich Castle Museum
24th March, 10.30am-4.30pm
English Tourism Week Offer
Take part in our giant Lego castle-building competition, learn how to bow and curtsy, make swords and shields to take home, and join the quest to earn your own crown!
FREE with museum entry.
Contact 01603 493625
Join the SLIME fun at intu Chapelfield this Easter (12 April)
Children will get to doodle on a giant slime colouring wall, capture and share photos in a slime photo booth and even customise their own slime at intu Chapelfield next month, when the shopping centre launches a ‘SLIME TIME’ event in partnership with kids brand (and SLIME experts!) Nickelodeon.
The free event on Thursday 12 April will also see children who have already registered online, be slimed within a specially created “SLIMEULATOR” that is touring 13 of intu’s UK shopping destinations.
Head to the Lower Ground Mall, near Boots, between 10am and 4pm on Thursday 12 April to join in the SLIME fun!
Please note: The SLIMEULATOR is suitable for children aged 6-12. To be in with a chance of getting slimed on the day, children must be pre-registered at intu.co.uk/easter
The Birdcage, 23 Pottergate, Norwich NR2 1DS
We will be back at the wonderful Birdcage for two spring themed workshops. Tuesday 3rd April (1-3pm) will be an animal theme and Thursday 5th April (1-3pm) will be plants.
Tickets will be available from 9am on Monday 19th March and are £12 per child. We do offer a 10% discount for siblings and 15% if you would like to attend both days.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The workshop is designed for ages 3 and up. Babes in arms are fine to come but due to the nature of the activities it is not suitable for toddlers. Adults are free.
Photos will be taken at the event so please let us know if you would prefer for your child not to be included in these.
No food is to be consumed at the event.
The workshops take place in the function room of a pub and whilst it is fine to have a drink it must be done responsibly and kept out of the reach of children.
Due to space restrictions please try not to bring pushchairs.
Access will be through the side door which is also suitable for wheelchair access.
There are no baby changing facilities but if you are bringing a baby please let us know in advance and we will do our best to create a suitable space for you. .
Wednesday 11th April 2018
10.30am – 15.30pm
Join us for a family day of fun in and around the Cathedral. The theme for the day is ‘Incredible Me!’. There will be crafts, activities, music, dance and storytelling with ‘sign up’ on the day workshops. The Paralympic exhibition is on display and there will be a performance from the Lowestoft Signing Choir and a puppet show too. Lots of fun for all the family!
£3.00 for children over 5. Free for accompanying adults and under 5s. No need to book, just sign in at the Hostry on arrival.
17-19 St Stephens Road, Norwich
Quasar Elite in Norwich is an indoor laser tag arena for all ages.
We have 2 games £7 or have 3 games for £10 including a free drink that is valid any time over the Easter holidays. Also Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-12 unlimited play £10pp including a free drink. All subject to availability.
Half price coffees for mums and dads all over Easter .
Contact 01603 763403
Sprowston Diamond Centre
Session 1 10.30am-12pm
Belle, Cinderella, Elsa
Session 2 1pm-2.30pm
Rapunzel, Ariel, Belle
£12 per child per session.
Contact 01223 828952
Wymondham central hall
31st March 10.30am – 2.30pm
Lots of stalls to browse, and Easter egg hunt. Free entry.
Hethersett Village Hall, Back Lane, NR9 3JJ
9th April, 1.30pm-2.30pm
We are dedicated in nurturing creativity. Come and explore colour and texture with a range of media in one of our fun art classes tailored for young children – messy art without the mess at home!
Pre book special offer £3.00 per family. Please message us for further details or use the book now button to avoid disappointment. £5. per family on the day. First come first served.
Come and enjoy a fun, colourful art class for children aged 1-3 years.
30th March, 10am-11.30am
Newmarket Road, NR2 2HU Norwich
Hiding around Norwich City Centre will be three bunnies and three chicks, (6 people in full costume). The first 200 to find all 6 will win an Easter Egg! Come and pick up a clue card from our stall on Hay Hill, collect stamps when you find a bunny or chick and then bring your completed card back to Hay Hill to collect your Easter Egg prize. This is a free event for under 18’s. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Come and join the fun!
For more details please contact the church office:
Mousehold Heath, 31st March, 10am-11am
Free tasters for children aged 7-10 and 11-14. Children will get a sense of what we do and will get a taste of some of our activities such as working with nature-based puppets, clay scuptures, masks, costumes, music, dance, story telling and performance.
The classes will start at our base in the beautiful Lazar House, and then will venture out onto Mousehold Heath. Come and join us!
Contact 07584 061349 for more information.
Locomotion Cafe, The Garage, NR2 1NY
9th April, 10.30am-2.30pm
Most playgroups stop for the school holidays so we thought we’d help out any mamas or dadas who might be struggling to find things to do with their little ones. We will be open 10:30 – 14:30 on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th April with extra toys, books, crafts and messy play. Drop in any time and stay as long as you like! Free event.
Rectory Road, NR35 2BP
EASTER HOLIDAY FAMILY SESSIONS!
Expect seasonal crafts and activities, den building, green woodwork, games and campfire cooking. These are for children to attend with a parent/carer so you can all enjoy some time in the woods!
Wednesday 11th April
10am-12pm Pre-school to age 6, £8 per child
1:30pm-4pm age 7-11 year olds, £10 per child
Thursday 12th April
10am-12pm Pre-school to age 6, £8 per child
1:30pm-4pm age 7-11 year olds, £10 per child
Price includes 1 accompanying adult, additional adults £4 each. Ages are for guidance.
Contact 07766 704376 for more information.
Norwich Puppet Theatre, NR3 1TN
Saturday 31st March 2018 10.30am to 12.00pm
Easter time is all about eggs – but do you know what comes out of them? Birds, reptiles and even dinosaurs lay eggs!
A fun-packed workshop where children, mums, dads, grandparents (all the family!) can have fun creating puppet characters together.
Ages 3 – adult, children must be accompanied by an adult during our family workshops.
Tickets: £9.50 per participant
Contact 01603 629921
RSPB Strumpshaw Fen, Low Road, Strumpshaw, Norwich
Friday 30 March to Sunday 8 April
10am till 5pm daily
Price: Normal reserve prices apply – RSPB members free, Adults £4.50, children (5-17years) £2.50. One child per family goes free. Plus £2.50 per trail sheet
Bring your wild things along for Easter family fun! Take part in our ever-popular Easter Trail around the beautiful Discovery Zone at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen in the heart of the Broads. Lots of fun, hands-on activities that will help you discover our spring wildlife. Small chocolate egg for each child taking part. Suitable for all the family. This is a drop-in event so just come along on the day.
Saturday 14th April 2018 8pm to 10pm
Take a journey into the night-time world of Fairhaven: star gazing, bat detecting, unlocking the secret of rub light, encountering nocturnal wildlife and witnessing strange night phenomena.
Ticket £9 adult and £6 child, age 8+, sorry no dogs allowed. Booking only event.
Contact 01603 270449
Banham Zoo, NR16 2HE
Africa Alive! NR33 7TF
Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April
This Easter bank holiday weekend Banham Zoo, with it’s sister zoo, Africa Alive! will be launching its birthday celebrations with a SUPER weekend of activities.
To kick start our two years of events marking 50 years of wildlife conservation with our sister park Africa Alive!, we will be offering our guests the chance to become a ZOO-PER Hero and find out how we can all do our bit to save the world!
Guests are encouraged to dress as superheroes!
The fun continues throughout the Easter holidays, with plenty of activities taking place across both zoos.