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EASTER FAMILY ACTIVITIES GUIDE

Hop into Easter celebrations with us this spring. Whether you're popping by to try one of our new menus or looking to book a spring stay with plenty of adventures, there's an activity for all the family near one of our coastal or country pubs.



CAMBRIDGESHIRE

The Rupert Brooke, Grantchester and The Carpenters Arms, Great Wilbraham


Traditional Punting Co

Easter Punt and Hunt


Make your punt tour along the college backs more exciting for the littl'ens and add on their Easter themed scavenger hunt & activity booklet, priced at just £2.50 per child. Once successfully completed there will be a sweet treat waiting for them at Hardy’s sweetshop.

 

Wimpole Estate

Daffodil Tours 


Not only does lambing start soon at Wimpole Hall Farm, there's an abundance of parkland to explore! Discover Wimpole’s 79 varieties of daffodil with a special tour given by their resident expert. Book in advance for the tours on 6th and 7th April.


Cambridge Botanic Garden

The Lost Eggs Easter Trail


Running throughout the Easter holidays, help Butterfly work out where her lost eggs are in Cambridge Botanic Garden's trail. Children can pick up a free booklet on their way into the garden and visit the trail points to learn egg-citing facts and discover clues to lead them to the missing eggs. They might even be rewarded with an egg of their own at the end!

 

South Angle Farm Park 

Easter At The Farm! 


Easter is a great time to visit South Angle Farm Park! They have public lamb feeding three times daily, and everyone is invited to get involved. Although aimed for smaller members of your brood, it also makes for a nice spot for a catch-up with the girls as there's over 17 acres of walks to explore.


Pre-booking is essential over the Easter holidays.



ESSEX

The Eight Bells, Saffron Walden and The Cricketers, Clavering


RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Easter Fun at Hyde Hall 


With so much going on at Hyde Hall this Easter, it's hard to choose which activity to do. Whether you're sending the kids off to listen to Easter stories or do craft workshops, face painting or bubble shows, their day will be filled with fun!

 

Layer Marney Tower

Tractor rides to the lambs


Wander the gardens, tour the tower, try out the garden games and just make sure to hop on the tractor to visit the lambs. If they are not too full, you may have the chance to bottle feed them too! Although, make sure to book in advance - availability from 2nd until 4th April.

 

Chelmsford City Racecourse

Good Friday - Family Fun-day at the races


Get ready for Easter early! Enjoy an unforgettable Good Friday at Chelmsford City Racecourse. From a Shetland Pony Race to live local bands and rock 'n' roll bingo, there's activities for all. There will also be seven competitiv races worth the biggest prize money to date at the course!



NORFOLK

The Globe Inn, Wells-next-The-Sea, The Feathers, Holt, and The Wiveton Bell


Sheringham Park Easter Park

Easter Egg Hunt


Explore the wild garden and woodlands at Sheringham Park between March 23rd and April 14th and expect to find some hidden treasures. Enjoy 10 nature-themed activity stations, including nature bracelet making, pine cone and spoon races and welly-wanging!


Sheringham Park is free to visit from dawn-dusk. Car parking is free for National Trust members and £6.50 for non-members.


Burnham Market

Burnham Easter Market


The Market is a curated collective of local independent makers and producers gathering in St Mary's Westgate Church, Burnham Market. Stalls are set out over the pews in a wonderfully unique way to other markets and dogs are welcome too! Pop by on Good Friday or Easter Saturday between 10am - 4.30pm to have a mooch and feel inspired by the fresh florals, food and drink, homewares and fashions.

 

Holkham Hall

Springtime Superheroes


Celebrate nature’s springtime superheroes at Holkham this Easter with fun trails around the halls, storytelling, arts and crafts, outdoor games and more!


Not only that, but there’s a theatre show in the Walled Garden too! Squirrel Walnutkins Saves the Planet will be performed three times per day, full of comedy and fun to keep the kids entertained.



Bure Valley Railway

Easter Eggspress


Hop on the Easter Eggspress over the school holidays for a family day out from Aylsham to Wroxham by steam train. While children immerse themselves in the Easter trail - and receive a free chocolate egg at the end - Easter Lunch Boxes and Easter Afternoon Teas will also be available to pre-order.

 

Fakenham Racecourse

Aldiss Family Race Day


A race day and funfair for all ages, the Aldiss Family Race Day on Monday 1st April is the ideal way to spend Easter Monday. Not only are all children, 17 and under, free, but dogs are also welcomed! Just twelve miles down the road from The Feathers, why not stop by for lunch on your way?

 

SUFFOLK

The Weeping Willow, near Bury St Edmunds, The Crown, Stoke-by-Nayland, The Three Blackbirds, Woodditton, The Packhorse, Moulton, The Ship, Dunwich and The Westleton Crown.


Ickworth Easter egg Hunt 

29th March 9:30am - 29th March 3:30pm


Make your way along Ickworth's Easter Trail finding nature-inspired activities for the whole family along ten different stations. The trail is based in the Albana Wood and last entry is at 3pm, so why not stay a little longer and visit the parkland and house while you're in the area. Just don't forget to collect an Easter egg once you finish your trail.


Another family-friendly idea is hiring a bike from the Cycle Hub near the carpark and exploring the estate on two wheels.


West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

The Real Middle Earth Tour


Explore the Anglo-Saxon origins of The Lord of the Rings on a guided tour of The Real Middle Earth at West Stow this Good Friday, 29th March.


The tour, aimed at adults and young people over the age of twelve, lasts for a little over an hour and starts with a look at replica items from the film. Then discover the links between Tolkien and the Anglo-Saxons from a member of the Tolkien Society and a Middle-earth enthusiast.



Easton Farm Park

Easter at The Farm


Open daily from 10am until 5pm at the end of March, Easton Farm Park petting farm is fun for everyone, whatever the weather! There's an indoor soft play area for little'ns as well as an outdoor adventure playground. The most exciting attraction are the baby animals who arrive in spring; whether you're hugging a bunny, holding a chick or grooming a pony, there'll be lots of memories made.


Snape Maltings

Snape Easter Market


Continue the Easter celebrations for a little longer by popping along to the Snape Maltings Market on Saturday 8th April between 9.30am - 1pm. Discover local makers and producers, quirky homeware, and plenty food and drinks. Afterwards, head out on a walk along the bank of the River Alde or take a trip out on Iken Canoes.


 

To discover more Easter offerings, menus and stay packages at your favourite Chestnut pub this spring, head to our collection here and plan an excursion including one of the activities above!




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