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Daffodils at Easter

Great things to do at Easter

It’s the first long weekend of the year, the days are brighter, longer and (hopefully) warmer, and all our fabulous attractions are open again – Easter’s a perfect time to plan a trip to Norfolk.
Easter bunny at Holkham

There’s so much to see and do, including Easter Egg hunts across the county, special Broads tours and railway experiences and Great Yarmouth’s traditional Easter Fair.

Easter events in Norfolk

Here’s our top 10 things to do when you visit Norfolk at Easter…

Head to the seaside

Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile

You might be able to break out the bucket and spade on our 93 miles of coast, or just head to Great Yarmouth where all the fabulous seafront attractions are ready to welcome you again. The East coast’s top resort has plenty of indoor and outdoor fun, not least on the Golden Mile. Check out the Easter Fair on the Market Place or the Pirates Live spectacle at The Hippodrome.

Norfolk has two more coastal resorts with plenty of things to do – Cromer with its Victorian pier and brill crabbing and Hunstanton, from where you can visit the seals.

Attractions galore!


Norfolk has more family-friendly fun attractions than Easter eggs in an extremely large Easter egg shop. There are adventure and nature parks, sea life centres and lots of zoos. At Banham Zoo you can visit the newly-opened sea lion enclosure.

Norfolk attractions

Wonderful wildlife

Hare by Mark Ollett

The migrant geese and swans have returned home, but now’s the time for our native birds to come to the fore. You might have noticed the dawn birdsong! Look out for buzzards sky dancing, the water dance of the great crested grebe, rooks looking to build new nests (rookeries, as they’re called) and the buzz of bees. On land the Mad March Hares are bounding along, and the amphibians are getting amorous.

Oh yes, and the first swallows will be arriving too. Guaranteed to make you smile.

Spring wildlife in Norfolk

Put a Spring in your step

Happisburgh on the Deep History Coast

You see what we did there? Now’s a great time to put on your sturdy walking shoes, grab the dog’s lead, and head out into our country parks and on our wonderful trails. Cycling on our Quiet Lanes is a joy too!

Walking in Norfolk

Cycling in Norfolk

Gambolling lambs

Feeding the lambs at Wroxham Barns

Yep, you always see them down the bookies, backing a gee-gee at Fakenham (who, incidentally, have a meeting on Easter Monday). Oh, sorry. Gambolling! They’re a wonderful sight in the fields or you can get up close and personal at Wroxham Barns, where you’ll also find the Foolhardy Circus.

Gardener's world

Pensthorpe gardens

There are some magnificent gardens in Norfolk to visit and get some inspiration. Take a look at some of our favourites…

Top Norfolk gardens

Our very own Downton Abbeys


The dust sheets have been removed, everything’s spick and span… now’s the time to see how the other half used to live. Norfolk has a plethora of Downton Abbeys to discover, not least the Queen’s private residence. At Houghton Hall, there’s the added bonus of a fab Damien Hirst exhibition.

Norfolk's stately homes

Get on the right track

North Norfolk Railway - The Poppy Line

Norfolk has a number of traditional steam railways to enjoy, many of them putting on special Easter events. What better way to see the beautiful Norfolk countryside.

Railways in Norfolk

Be a flaneur in our Fine City


There's no better time to explore Norwich on a Bank Holiday when there's little traffic and you really get a chance to wander aimlessly, or be a flaneur as the French have it. And, if you so feel, there are wonderful cathedrals and churches to discover.

Explore Norwich

Rain doesn't stop play


Not when you visit Norfolk, it doesn’t! Bear in mind Norfolk has the best overall climate in the country, but sometimes, just sometimes, there’s a little precipitation from somewhere else. In which case, don’t fret, we have lots of things to do on a rainy day…

Rainy days in Norfolk

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