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Easter Events in Suffolk

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 between 13th – 18th and 20th – 24th April 2022, from 12 pm – 4.30 pm, with the last entry at 3.30 pm.  The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil, and a chocolate egg at the end.

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).

You don’t need to book your Easter Egg Hunt at Flatford, just pick up your trail pack at the Welcome Hut in the car park.  The trail is open daily, 9th – 18th April 2022 from 10.30 am – 3pm, and costs £3 each.

Pack your wellies, only if it’s wet, and go Easter egg hunting at Flatford

Nowton Park’s Amazing Easter Egg Hunt

Just outside the historic town of Bury St Edmunds is Nowton Park .  Apparently, The Easter Bunny has hidden all of his Easter eggs in the Nowton Park Maze!  Follow the trail, try not to get lost in the maze, as you look high and low for his special Easter eggs.  You can collect a delicious treat when you find your way out.  Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny, he will be roaming about to greet you.  The Easter egg hunts take place on both Wednesday 13th and 14th April 2022 at 10 am, 12.30 pm, and 2.30 pm and cost £5 each.

See the grazing sheep as you wander through the park at Nowton (c) Phil Morley

National Trust Ickworth House and Gardens

This spring, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Ickworth on the Easter nature trails.  The trail takes place between Saturday 9th until Sunday 24th April, from 9.30 am – 3.30 pm.  The last entry is at 3.00 pm.  The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil, and a chocolate egg.

Ickworth HouseExplore the gardens and trails around the magnificent Ickworth House

Lambs and Gardens

Kentwell Hall Lambing weekends and Easter Trails

The best sight of Spring has to be newborn lambs!  Between 26th March and 10th April (selected days only) 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.

Lambs enjoying the spring sunshine (c) Matt Seymour

Easter Markets

Join Snape Maltings on 16th April 2022 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.

Pick up some treats at the Easter Market at Snape Maltings

Bury St Edmunds Farmer’s Market

The market takes place in the center of the town on 10th April 2022.  This farmer’s market was named by the Telegraph as one of the best Farmer’s markets in the UK in 2021.  It’s no wonder with the range of produce you will find here to help you get stocked up for Easter.  Everything that is sold at the market will be produced by the person who is selling and it has all been produced locally.  If you cannot make this market, there are plenty taking place both here in Bury St Edmunds and in other Suffolk towns, throughout the year.

couple looking at stallEnjoy locally sourced food at the Bury St Edmunds Farmer’s Market

Easter Events

Steam up at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway

On 17th and 18th 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.

steam train at Mid Suffolk Light RailwaySteaming ahead on the Middy

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.

family on segways in forest

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