Easter breaks in North Norfolk

Cranmer Country Cottages offer the perfect place to stay for relaxing Easter breaks in Norfolk. The run up to Easter is such an exciting time when Spring finally arrives after the winter darkness and short days. Daffodils scatter around the countryside, and glow like little rays of sunshine that offer promise that warmer weather and lighter evenings are on their way.

North Norfolk is definitely wakes up for start of the holiday season and with Easter family holidays just around the corner, we always look forward to welcoming new and returning visitors to the area.

If you are still looking for an Easter holiday in Norfolk with family during the school holidays or simply an Easter weekend break in Norfolk , then look no further! Our family friendly cottages are situated in the tranquil countryside, but are only a short drive away from the coast. There are lots of Easter themed activities taking place in the area with plenty of other things to enjoy as a family during your stay too.

Below we’ve put together some suggested family friendly things to do over the Easter holidays and for some more ideas on what you can do during your stay, read our A to Z guide of things to do in Norfolk too.

You may even want to set up your own Easter Egg hunt within the grounds of our cottages. Nikki & Kristen will be delighted to help you with that – we can even supply a complete Cranmer Country Cottages Easter Egg Hunt kit!

If you need to know more just give us a call or send an email and we can let you know when this years events are being held.


Easter Lambing Event

Lamb Feeding

Easter Egg hunt at Church Farm Stow Bardolf. Cuddle and bottle feed a baby lamb at the Stow Bardolph Rare Breeds Farm.

There is also the chance to hold fluffy Easter chicks and make friends with lots of farm animals including horses, pigs and rabbits.

There is also Lamb bottle feeding at Snettisham park together with their spectacular deer safari.

Easter Eggs Hunts

The Easter Egg Hunt tradition is a great way to get the kids into the fresh air, exploring some of Norfolk’s most beautiful parks and nature reserves, all motivated by that chocolatey award at the end of course.

Take a special Easter Egg hunt at one of the locations on our What’s On list and you may even be in with a chance of winning an Easter Egg!

Crabbing at Wells next the harbour


Grab yourself a line, bucket and some bait (crabs seem to love bacon!) and see how many crabs you can catch from Well’s Harbour.

There are also great crabbing opportunities at nearby Blakeney, Sheringham, West Runton and Cromer.


If you’ve not heard of Geocaching, it’s a worldwide, real life treasure hunting game. All you need to play is a GPS device i.e. a smart phone.

Geocache has it’s own app which is available to download and from there you can search for caches near to you which you can then track down. Other than purchasing the app, it is free to do and gives families the opportunity to spend time together enjoying the great outdoors

Coastal Steam Train Ride

Coastal Steam Train Rides

The steam train rover tickets are valid for unlimited travel allowing you to hop on and off all day!

Three locomotives in steam – ride all day to explore the line and the restored stations.

Park at Holt’s delightful country station and take the train to the traditional seaside town of Sheringham and spend the day exploring the Victorian resort.

Easter at Holkham Hall

Everybunny is hopping to Holkham this Easter.

We’ve got Gnaw chocolate by the basketful, a box full of toys, and activities in Holkham Hall, Holkham Stories and Holkham Walled Garden.

Plus, a chance to fill up and feast with our Easter Food, Drink and Gift market,Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April, 10am-4pm.

UK Family Holidays in Norfolk

Share Easter With Dippy the Dinosaur

Dippy’s Egg-cellent Easter 1 – 17th April 2023 Roarr! Dinosaur Park

An Egg-Citing experience awaits, advance booking available.

Visit the valley of the dinosaurs, the dinosaur theatre and the amazing indoor play area.

Sandringham Estate

Easter At Sandringham

Visit Sandringham for Easter Fun this April, explore the Royal Parkland by foot or by bike, adventure in the Children’s Woodland Play Area or take part in the annual Easter Egg Hunt -Easter Sunday 9th April 2023

The House and Gardens also reopen from the 1 April so book a visit to see inside the country retreat of the British Royal Family and enjoy the lakes and spring flowers such as Daffodils and crocus in the Gardens.

Easter At Pensthorpe Natural Park

See the ducklings, let the children go wild on the adventure playgrounds and make mosaic eggs (booking required).

See the wildlife coming to life this Easter.