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Easter holidays North Norfolk

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With spring in full swing Easter holidays is the perfect time to visit North Norfolk.  

The coastal path buzzes with wonderful wildlife – bees; swallows and migrant geese returning home.  Stately homes and historical landmarks open to visitors, lambing season begins, the days are longer, the skies are bluer, and the weather is warmer.  Easter in North Norfolk blends traditional celebrations with the natural beauty of the area. Check out some of the activities and features we recommend during your Easter holiday in North Norfolk.

EASTER EGG HUNTS 

Nothing says Easter in North Norfolk like an epic Easter egg hunt through the magical grounds of a National Trust or English Heritage stately home.  Where children can star in their very own Burnett novel exploring the beautiful secret gardens and expansive parks while searching for chocolate treats hidden amongst the flora and fauna.   

National Trust Blickling Estate | Egg trail 28th March – 14th April 

Holkham Estate | Springtime Superheroes event 30th March – 14th April 

Sandringham Estate | Eggsplore Norfolk Easter Trail 28th March – 14th April 

Morston Quay Easter activity trail 28th – 12th April 2024

BEACHES & COASTAL VILLAGES

North Norfolk is renowned for its stunning coastline with sandy beaches, dusty dunes, and soul stirring salt marshes. Easter is the perfect time to toe dip along the shore, perhaps even enjoying a picnic if the weather permits.  Explore charming coastal towns and villages such as Wells-next-the-Sea, Thornham, Blakeney and Brancaster. These places often have special Easter events, think local markets, exhibitions, pop ups and boutique shops.  Not to mention the abundance of delicious eateries – breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, delis, cafes, pubs, and award-winning restaurants.

STEAM TRAINS

All aboard The North Norfolk Railway, or the “Poppy Line” as it’s often referred to for a historic and scenic steam train ride through the countryside. A ‘steam into spring event’ is running from 29th March – 1st April.

Jump aboard the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway – the world’s smallest public railway! 4th – 19th April for an Alice in Wonderland adventure Easter trail.  

MARKETS & FAIRS

Scrumptious local produce, handcrafted gifts, antiques, arts and crafts, artisans and producers are showcased around the coast with fabulous spring fairs and farmers markets.  Check out a few of our favourites:

The Burnham’s Market Seasonal Easter The Hoste, Burnham Market 29th & 30th March 2024

The Norfolk Artisan Spring Fair Fakenham Racecourse 6th & 7th April 2024 

Creake Abbey Farmers Market Fakenham 6th April 2024

Holkham Easter Spring Market 6th & 7th April 2024

FAMILY ADVENTURES

Join Captain Careless and hunt for treasure at the Hunstanton Sea Life centre from 23rd March to 21st April.  Explore the aquarium, enjoy pirate themed games as well as arts and craft activities for all family.

Head to ROARR! Dinosaur Park from 2nd April – 14th April where families can search for the top trump cards hidden around the park amongst the dinosaurs, high ropes, raceways, crazy golf, indoor and outdoor play areas, and water play zone.

Discover the joys of a working farm at Snettisham Farm Park, open daily over Easter where you can watch the farmers at work, hunt for the resident farm cat, pet bunnies and guinea pigs and witness lambs being born.  Outdoor play area and café for all the family to enjoy. 

Spend the day exploring at Pensthorpe Nature Park and get the whole family involved, there’s a Giant Egg Hunt between 28th March – 14th April and plenty of resident birds, beautiful gardens and indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds. 

STAY LOCAL

If you haven’t booked your accommodation for your Easter holidays in North Norfolk discover our Barefoot Retreats luxury self-catering cottages nestled along the coast from Snettisham to Wells-Next-The-Sea.  Alternatively book into The Railway Boutique Hotel in Burnham Market.  Enjoy a week or two exploring the North Norfolk coast with your family and friends.

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