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Easter fun in Suffolk

Easter events in Suffolk

Easter is one of the highlights of the year for many people, not least because it's a religious holiday. And apart from the cute floppy-eared, cuddly icon, we've all come to associate with Easter, this time of the year carries with it the promise of warmer weather and the opportunity to escape our normal daily routine for a few days.

So, we have set ourselves the task of finding the best all-time Easter Egg Hunts, adult-only activities and ways to avoid the sugar-rush. Chocs away!

Spring in SuffolkSpring into Suffolk with exciting Easter events

5 top easter egg hunts

1. The Great Felixstowe Museum Easter Egg Hunt (17th April)

Make colourful Easter crafts, before or after heading on the Easter Egg Hunt, where any finds are exchanged for a yummy reward! Suitable for children aged 3-10 years with a maximum of 30 children per session. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Felixstowe Museum

Easter Egg Hunt at Felixstowe Museum

2. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Melford Hall (19th - 22nd April)

Follow the Bunnies around the garden as they take a trip to the seaside, explore the beaches and solve clues to gain the ultimate prize: a Cadbury Chocolate Easter Egg. Also, if your little ones love a spot of colouring or competiting in races, then hang around for the annual Egg and Spoon race (costs £9-£16 and for all ages).

Melford HallFamily-fun spring days at Melford Hall

3. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts at Ickworth House and Gardens (from 6th April)

Follow bunny's paw prints to find all of nature's building materials, then add your finds to his den at the end to win a chocolate prize! Entry to the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is £2.50. Combine it with craft activities for an extra £1.50 per child.

Ickworth Easter EventsSpot the clues on the Ickworth Easter Egg Trail

4. Easter Egg Hunt and newborn lambs at the Museum of East Anglian Life (6th -22nd APRIL)

The Museum of East Anglian Life is the place to be this Easter! Activities over the Easter period include feeding the new-born lambs - if that isn't sweet enough - join the giant egg hunt around the museum site itself. Watch out for additional craft activities on the 7th, 14th and 22nd April and a performance of the Velveteen Rabbit by Spinning Wheel Theatre Company on the 9th April (Recommend age 4+).
Museum of East Anglian LifeRoam the Museum of East Anglian Life, searching for colourful eggs

5. Easter like a tudor at Kentwell Hall (19th - 22nd April)

Experience what Easter was like at Kentwell Hall during Tudor times with 100 costumed Tudors portraying life in 1539 through their daily chores of baking. Join the giant Egg Hunt, find clues and crack the code to win a yummy reward! And with Easter comes craft-making, competitions, outdoor games and getting up close to your favourite animals: lambs, piglets and ponies. Bonus - under 5s go free!

Easter at Kentwell HallStep back in time this Easter at Kentwell Hall

Choc alternative

Pond Dipping at RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve (from 8th April)

Join RSPB Minsmere for a spot of pond dipping – get your net ready to search for unique forms of life, before heading on a wildlife nature ramble with the experts. Reserve entry fees apply.
pond dipping at RSPB MinsmereGrab a net and go pond dipping at RSPB Minsmere

Discover "Hog Snorts" at Africa Alive! (from 6th April)

Africa Alive! – Voted Best Large Visitor Attraction 2019 will be opening a brand-new enclosure this Easter, “Hog Snorts”, home to the Red River Hogs! Children’s favourite Peppa Pig will also be making a special appearance at the park on the weekend of 6th & 7th April.
Hogsnorts at Africa Alive!Meet new arrivals at Africa Alive!

adult-only

Easter wreath making at Suffolk Food Hall (17th & 18th April)

However you want to show-off your Easter decorating skills, Easter Wreath Making sessions at Suffolk Food Hall offers a step-by-step guide to make a blooming-great spring wreath, ready for hanging. Why not share the day with friends, followed by a mooch around the homeware shop, deli and plants?
Suffolk Food Hall near IpswichMake your very own Easter wreath at Suffolk Food Hall, near Ipswich

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