Easter is one of the highlights of the year for many people, not least because it’s a religious holiday. 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. With this in mind, we have set ourselves the task of finding the best all-time Easter Egg Hunts, activities, and events in Suffolk. Chocs away!
Easter Egg Hunts
National Trust Melford Hall
Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family in the beautiful gardens of Melford Hall, in Long Melford. The trail takes place from 5-10 April, from 12pm – 4.00pm, with last entry at 3.30pm, so come along and enjoy your adventure whilst exploring the beautiful gardens of Melford Hall. Prices are £3 per trail and includes an Easter trail map, pencil, bunny ears and Rainforest Alliance Certified dairy or vegan and Free From* chocolate egg at the end.
Fun Easter Egg Trail at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
Youngsters can get a taste of the Easter Holiday festivities with Suffolk Owl Sanctuary‘s Trail which will take place from Monday 11th April through to Sunday 25th April, to cover all the local school holidays. Simply complete their owlish quiz trail as you explore the Sanctuary and there will be a tasty treat waiting for you at reception before you go home.
Meanwhile, you’ll be able to see some of our amazing owls, eagles, vultures, falcons and more, the opportunity to find out all about our conservation and wild owl nest box, rescue and rehabilitation schemes, and of course our inquisitive Meerkat Mob will be on hand to greet you.
National Trust at Flatford
Follow the trail and step into spring with lots of fun activities. Hop to it, be an eagle eye and make a grass trumpet as you explore all that nature has to offer at Flatford. Finish the trail and collect your Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg or an allergen-free alternative at the end (where available).The trail takes place between 1 April and 16 April 2023, from 10.30am to 3.00pm, with last entry at 3.00pm, so come along and explore the beautiful countryside at Flatford. Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, pencil, bunny ears and Rainforest Alliance Certified dairy or vegan and Free From* chocolate egg.
Easter Adventure Quest at Framlingham Castle
Join Framlingham Castle 1st – 16th April for a cracking adventure quest this Easter holiday. Explore the castle to hunt for clues and challenges and discover traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. Track down the Easter eggs and you’ll be rewarded with an adventurer’s certificate and a tasty chocolate treat.
The quest costs just £2, which you can pay when you arrive at the site. This is in addition to the normal ticket price. You can take on the quest every day of the school holidays. With eggs, chocolate and family fun, it’s the perfect way to get out and about in history this Easter.
National Trust Ickworth House and Gardens
This spring, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Ickworth on the Easter nature trails. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. The trail takes place between 1-16 April, from 9.30 – 15.30, with last entry at 15.00, so come along and explore the beautiful gardens of Ickworth Estate. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil, and a chocolate egg at the end.
Big Easter Bonnet Trail at Landguard Fort
Lambs and Gardens
Kentwell Hall Lambing weekends and Easter Trails
The best sight of Spring has to be newborn lambs! Between 7 April – 10 April at Kentwell Hall you can see new-born lambs and young lambs at the lambing yard in the Tudor Stables. As you wander through the ground you will get to see older lambs too, playing out in the paddocks. You might even see a lamb being born! Explore the outdoors and see the signs of spring on the Easter Trail. View the family-friendly, country house gardens, full of spring bulbs, blossoms, and blooms.
(c) Matt Seymour
Easter Market at Snape Maltings
Join Snape Maltings on Saturday 8 April between 9.30 am – 1.00 pm for their wonderful outdoor Farmers’ Market. Set adjacent to their stunning Concert Hall, it celebrates the finest produce from across Suffolk. You will be able to pick up plenty of treats for a picnic or to enjoy over the Easter weekend.
Spring Market at High Lodge
Join High Lodge for their Spring Market on Saturday 8th April, 11am-4pm in their Champion Suite. The cafe and bar will be open so you can shop, eat and drink all under one roof!
Steam up at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway
on the 9th and 10th April it is the Easter Steam Up at Mid Suffolk Light Railway. Get ready to jump on board the steam trains for a ride, see all the Middy attractions, including the museum and restoration shed. The rea room and The Kitchener Arms real ale bar will be open too.
As a special addition for visitors, there will be some local craftspeople selling a range of handmade crafts.
Spring Babies Carnival at Easton Farm Park
Head to Easton Farm Park from the 1st – 16th of April for family fun on the farm in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Visit the farm and ride a pony, hug a bunny and the newbon lambs, collect eggs on the easter egg hunt, take a tractor & trailer ride and lots more.
Easter Craft and Storytelling at The Red House
Visit The Red House the for an interactive storytelling and Easter crafts session. Why not make a day of it, with their other free family activities over the Easter holidays?
Our free family activities throughout the Easter holidays include:
- Easter crafts – pick up your own Easter craft bag
- Enjoy our “giant” games in The Red House Garden
- Easter Audio Egg Hunt… as you explore the beautiful gardens, try to find all of the sounds to claim your Easter prize
- Complete our garden Discovery and Nature Trails
Easter at Africa Alive
Join us this Easter at Africa Alive for two weeks of fun-filled Easter activities and events during our Easter at the Zoo celebration. Take part in our GIANT Easter egg hunt and see if you can spot our collection of wild eggs positioned around the park. They also have a range of other activities to keep you and your family entertained. Our Easter arts and crafts sessions will allow you to let your creative side flow as you design and decorate your own Easter egg. You can also take part in our Easter-themed trail, which will take you on a journey around the park and introduce you to some of our incredible animals.
But that’s not all! They are also running a design your own Easter egg competition where you can put your artistic skills to the test and show off your unique designs. The winner of the competition will receive a special prize, so make sure to submit your entries at our discovery centre.
Have a day in the Forest
Get the adrenaline pumping on a treetop adventure at the site where Go Ape first began at High Logde in Suffolk. Take a high wire walk through the trees or if you prefer to keep your feet on terra firma, hire a segway which is possibly the most fun you can have on two wheels in the forest. There are plenty of activities here to keep you active all day in the forest, from walking and cycling trails to archery. Pack a picnic or have a relaxing break in the cafe.
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