Activities in Norfolk – Great Ideas for Easter 2008

Bug exploration, bird watching, walking, cycling, horse-racing, horse-riding, rail and river trips, gardens, mills, zoos, historic churches and cathedrals, Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile and shopping for and sampling local produce – Norfolk is packed with great ideas for the Easter Holidays.


For information on places to visit, accommodation and special events see

Here is a selection of Norfolk’s Easter offerings.

Visit ‘Market Shipborough’, fictional home of Stephen Fry’s Kingdom – real location the Georgian market town of Swaffham

Take The Bittern and Wherry Lines Church Rail Trail and explore some of Norfolk finest medieval churches, located close to the Norwich to Sheringham and Norwich to Great Yarmouth Railway Lines

Go racing on Easter Monday, March 24 at Great Yarmouth Racecourse, and Fakenham Racecourse

New at Blickling Hall (National Trust) – Learn more about life below stairs in the 1930s and hear stories by the actual people who once lived and worked at this magnificent Jacobean property. – The kitchen and service areas have been restored and redisplayed ready for the new season

New at Merrivale Model Village, Great Yarmouth – enjoy The Merrivale high street shops, watermill, ‘Lord Help Us’ hall, fire station and zoo building. The model village is set in landscaped gardens on the sea front,

Take a river trip in Norwich on City Boats

Visit Dragon Hall, Norwich’s magnificent medieval merchant’s trading hall

Enjoy Aquaphobia, with comedy duo Clive Webb and Danny Adams, The Circus Hilarious show at Yarmouth’s Hippodrome from March 21 to 25

See Norfolk’s finest craft artists at the Produced in Norfolk Art and Craft Show at the old Bally shoe factory, Hall Road, Norwich from March 21 to 24, 10am to 5pm daily

Enjoy Mildred’s Easter Egg & Spoon Hunt from March 22 to 30 at BeWILDerwood. There is a full week of Eastery activities and tons of eggy fun at this family attraction in the Norfolk Broads

Visit Castle Acre, near Swaffham. This beautiful village is very rare survival – a planned Norman settlement created by the De Warenne family in the 11th and 12th century, with its castle, priory, church and town,
Castle Acre is also featured in Stephen Fry’s Kingdom.

Go to The SPC Holdings Burnham Market International Horse Trials, March 28 to 30, at Sussex Farm, near Burnham Market, PE31 8JY
Tel. 08456 209961

Get hands-on at Wroxham Barns Junior Farm, indoor bottle-feeding sessions with spring lambs, bunny hugging and chick and guinea pig cuddling

Go shopping in Norwich – one of the UK’s top five shopping destinations

Visit Wretham Lodge, East Wretham near Thetford on Sunday, March 23 and Monday, March 24 – a private garden packed with spring flowers, open for The National Gardens Scheme Norfolk

Go for a stroll on The Peddars Way/Norfolk Coast Path National Trail

Explore the Bug Trail at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, Fakenham

Norfolk Tourism is the county’s established public and private industry partnership. Funded by its 45 partner organisations and EEDA, the partnership is designed to act as a forum for all Norfolk’s tourism businesses and local authorities
Tel 01603 222846