Spring is a time of hope and happiness as new life emerges and the brown of bare trees turns green again. At Round the Woods our woodland flowers burst into life including a lovely display of Daffodils and Bluebells, the pond overflows with mating frogs and our bee get busy after a quiet winter huddled keeping warm in their hives. It’s such an exciting time to watch the buds growing on the trees and Norfolk is a great place to experience this joyous time of year. Whether you’re tempted to come glamping in our little slice of Norfolk paradise or wanting to make the most of your Easter holiday elsewhere locally I hope this gives you a few ideas and you enjoy your Easter holiday.
Here’s why we think you should visit Norfolk this Easter:
A Day at the Seaside
Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach. Whilst we do find ourselves visiting in the winter we have to agree that beach activities lend themselves rather well to warmer weather so with Spring upon us dig out the buckets and spades and a frisbee and spend the day at the beach. Norfolk has an amazing coastline of sandy and pebble beaches depending on your preference. Cromer is famous for crabbing, you can experience the true British seaside experience in Great Yarmouth or seek out a quieter beach for some peaceful relaxation. Here’s a list of some of the great beaches Norfolk has to offer.
Norfolk has an abundance of attractions in all shapes and sizes suitable for any interests. For families Bewilderwood, Roarr!! Dinosaur Adventure, Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse and Pensthorpe Natural Park are great options plus there are several zoo attractions to choose from. Visit Norfolk is a great resource to see what’s on offer.
Spring is a truly wonderful time to visit Norfolk. As the countryside comes to life again there are great opportunities for wildlife spotting and appreciating the blooms. In our humble opinion Norfolk is the top spot for bird watching in the UK with so many great nature reserves to choose from, including Cley Marshes, Foxley Wood, Strumpshaw Fen, Titchwell Marsh, Snettisham and the Broads.
Stately Homes and Gardens
Enjoy the site of newborn lambs leaping around the Norfolk countryside. Families might enjoy bottle feeding orphaned lambs which can be experienced at several farms and attractions at this time of year, including Church Farm at Stow Bardolph, Snettisham Park, Wroxham Barns, Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse and Felbrigg Hall.
It seems to be a running theme but again there’s lots to choose from and many of them are running Easter events. The bonus is that a railway trip is perfect for sunny and rainy days alike. Here’s a useful list of the options for your train themed day out.
Let’s be honest, whilst we are all going to wish for a sunny warm Easter holiday the reality is that there may be a few spots of rain - although Norfolk is the driest county so you’re in the right place to reduce your chances! Here are a few indoor options which are guaranteed fun whatever the weather:
Norwich Castle - lots of school holiday fun
Puppet Theatre - with shows and workshops throughout the holidays
Sealife Centre’s in Hunstanton and Great Yarmouth
Theatre Royal showing The Worst Witch
A Selection of Special Easter events:
The Pirates Live show at the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth - 6th - 28th April
Cedric's Bunny Burrow Eggs-pedition at Bewilderwood - 5th - 22nd April
Egg-cellent Easter at Roarr!! Dinosaur Adventure - 8th - 22nd April
Easter Eggstravaganza at Pensthorpe Natural Park - 6th - 22nd April
Easter Egg-venture Trail at Cley Marshes Visitor Centre - 19th - 22nd April
Easter Special Boat Trip with Broads Tours at Wroxham - 19th - 22nd April
Easter Fun at Holkham Hall - 19th - 22nd April