Easter fun in North Norfolk

We look forward to Easter at Cranmer because the signs of spring and the promise of better weather is looming on the horizon. It’s also the time of year we start to see lots of activities taking place in the North Norfolk area so our guests have plenty of things to do when they visit.

Over the Easter break weeks, there are lots of family led things to do and here’s just a few ideas we wanted to share with you:

Visit the house where the Queen & members of the Royal family spend their Christmas holidays. Sandringham House opens up to the public from the 30th March and is a fantastic day out. You can take a tour of the house and fantastic grounds plus visit the museum where there are collections of Royal vehicles, photographs and memorabilia. Visit Website

Holkham Hall will be running Easter activities between Good Friday and Easter Monday. The old kitchen will take you back to Victorian Times as cooks prepare and Easter Feast, where you can join in too by trying tasty treats, making decorations and helping Branston the butler lay the grand table.

You will also get the opportunity to guess the weight of a giant Faberge-style chocolate egg, which has been especially made by The Chocolate Deli for Holkham’s Easter event.

Other activities include a treasure hunt plus plenty of games and crafts including the opportunity to make your own Easter hat.

Holkham will also be opening up a fantastic new woodland play area for kids on the 25th March so make sure you visit this whilst you are there! Visit Website 

Between the 28th March – 14th April, Pensthorpe will be running an Easter Eggstravanasa which consists of a self guided trail that will take you around the reserve so you can uncover some fascinating facts about nature in the Spring time. There are lots of games to play and questions to answer, whilst also learning how the natural world ties in with Easter Traditions. There’s a prize available for everyone who manages to answer all of the questions. Visit Website

Easter Egg hunts and craft activities will run from the 28th March – 14th April. Children will be taken on a magical tour of the abbey ruins, around the shops and nearby lanes to hunt down an Easter Egg whilst craft activities will include making a cute wooden spoon bunny or chick, creating hanging springtime bugs and limited edition Easter pictures to colour in and decorate. Visit Website

There are lots of Easter fun activities taking place at Gressenhall between 28th March – 14thApril. Take part in a new for in Art Attach! Meet our shepherd to find out more about our sheep and lambs and also have a go at creating life yourself by making a newspaper post and planting a runner bean seed which you can take home to grow. Visit Website

We also have a fantastic coastline and our beaches are great for exploring at this time of year. There are plenty of little rock pools to hunt around in to find small crabs, fish and shells. If you are really brave, you can also paddle your toes into the icy waters of the sea too!

During the run up to Easter we will be updating our Facebook Page on a daily basis with other ideas on what you can do in North Norfolk over the Easter Holidays, so make sure you like our page to keep informed.