You Unplugged

Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

Kids playing at RSPB Minsmere (c) RSPB Minsmere / Eleanor Bentall

14 of the best family-fun activities this Easter

Easter is a special time of the year, signalling better weather and an abundance of colour, and above all, a welcome opportunity to spend quality time with the family!
 
Although a religious holiday, it brings with it an element of magic with Easter egg hunts, den building and wild exploration!

The great outdoors is one of Suffolk’s main attractions. From Shotley Peninsula to the Suffolk coast, charming market towns to river water-sports and unique wildlife - Suffolk is full of family experiences this Easter.
 
Here’s 14 fun things to do this Easter in Suffolk; and just to be clear, it will involve a lot chocolate!

 

Kids at Latitude Festival (c) Marc Sethi / Latitude Festival

Latitude Festival in July

Top 5 Easter Egg Hunt Trails

Take the ‘Impossible Easter Quiz’ at Kentwell Hall and win a huge chocolate egg! Or take on the challenge of finding all the wooden eggs to crack a code to win a prize. Make a day of it and attempt the Story Book Adventure Trail with nineteen stories and characters to discover along the route.

There’s no better way to explore the magical medieval town of Lavenham than with the promise of a chocolate egg at the end of the Cadbury’s Eater Egg Hunt. Starting point Lavenham Guildhall and follow the trail around the winding streets of this charming town – adults and children alike – and answer the questions as you go.

You will find the obligatory Easter Egg Hunt at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, and yes, you get a chocolate egg, but be prepared to have your first Easter selfie with the Easter Bunny and her woodland friends! To add a little extra magic to your time here, stay for the amazing flying displays.

 

The historic Landguard Fort at Felixstowe  gets in the Easter spirit with a giant ‘Landguard’ Bunny and hidden coloured eggs, dotted around the museum. If found, expect a yummy reward for your heroic efforts! Don’t leave without creating a set of bunny ears!

The Westleton Crown pub and restaurant near Southwold and Aldeburgh run a free Easter Egg Hunt (1st April) in their terraced garden. Whilst the kids are exploring, parents can kick back and a enjoy a relaxing local ale in this traditional coaching inn.

 This Easter weekend at Sutton Hoo, come and help Bunny collect the colours on a walk through history and nature, through the woods and around the ancient burial mounds! Decode the runes and unscrabble the answer to reveal the colours and win a yummy chocolate treat at the end.

Easter Egg HuntEaster Egg Hunts across Suffolk

Family-Fun Experiences

Snape Maltings is an attractive destination any time of the year, but this Easter Weekend, expect two days of dramatic musical masterpieces performed by some of the country’s finest musicians, alongside a host of family-friendly activities around the site, including a special Easter Farmers' Market and Easter Egg hunt.

Calling all budding train buffs! The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway gets all steamed up this Easter (1st & 2nd April) with, as you’d expect, a steam train ride extravaganza! Explore the railway museum, shop and café and, for the younger visitor, take part in the Easter bunny hunt quiz with plenty of Easter eggs as prizes!

If you have never seen Sarah and Duck, the BAFTA award-winning CBeebie animation, you’re in for a treat. New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich bring to life the enchanting world of these two wonderful characters for one day on the 10th April.

Spend a magical Easter holiday watching What The Moon Saw at DanceEast, a story of bravery, and inspired by Hans Christian Andersen, watch Jack’s world come to life in this short interactive tale of dance, circus and music. For the ultimate adventure, come dressed in your pyjamas!

Explore the Home of Horseracing at Palace House, Newmarket this Easter with an abundance of activities. Visit the racehorse simulator to dress up and experience the thrill of riding like a jockey! Get ‘crafty’ in the Craft Pod, hop around the galleries with a special Easter Trail and meet miniature donkeys Pip and Plumb. 

 

Sarah and Duck at New Wolsey Theatre

Sarah and Duck, New Wolsey Theatre

Meet the Animals

At Kentwell Hall, see the new-born lambs, meet the piglets, and spot the hiding goats! And don’t forget to pat the rare breed shaggy Poitou Donkeys!
 
Bunnies are all the rage at Easter and, at Easton Farm Park, hugging a bunny is the norm! Expect a fun Easter Egg Hunt, Pony & Cart Rides, fun on The Barrel Bug, family train rides and a chance to meet the new arrivals: baby goats, lambs, baby guinea pigs and baby rabbits – a perfect day out for younger children.
Baylham House Rare Breeds FarmBaylham Rare Breeds Farm, nr Ipswich

Kids Go Wild!

What better way for your children to connect with nature than the ultimate wild experience at RSPB Minsmere or Lakenheath Fen nature reserves. Follow the Wild Things Trail and take part in activities such as nest and den-building, learn about creepy crawlies or get in the Easter spirit with egg decorating or taking part in the egg and spoon race.
 
For kids who like doing, the Medieaval Weekend at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village (31st March – 2nd April) is perfect! Children can demonstrate their ‘crafty’ side, watch the Medieval re-enactment and experience life as an Anglo-Saxon.

 

West Stow Anglo Saxon VillageFun at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

Escape with the Family this Easter

Looking for further inspiration? Visit our other fun-filled blogs and films