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Celebrate Easter in Suffolk: A Guide to Springtime Magic

Easter in Suffolk is a time of blossoming landscapes, historic festivities, and a multitude of family-friendly activities. As the countryside awakens, Suffolk offers a unique blend of traditional and modern events that cater to every taste, making it theperfect getaway location.

For those staying in one of Best of Suffolk’s delightful cottages, from cosy beachside retreats to luxurious country homes, there’s anabundance of things to see and do. Whether you’re nestled in a quaint cottage in Aldeburgh or a sprawling luxury home inSouthwold, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to making the most of Easter in Suffolk.

Seasonal Celebrations

Suffolk embraces Easter with open arms, offering a variety of events that highlight the county’s rich heritage and vibrant communityspirit. Here are some top picks for Easter activities.

Egg-citing Easter Egg Hunts

Embark on an adventure with the kids at one of the many Easter egg hunts scattered across Suffolk. Historic estates and gardens,such as the majestic Ickworth House or the enchanting Easton Farm Park, offer ‘eggstraordinary’ hunts that promise fun for the whole family. Discover hidden corners of beautiful grounds as you search for chocolate treasures.

Melford Hall’s Easter Adventure

Embark on a journey through Melford Hall’s enchanting garden and park with our Easter Egg Hunt! The adventure runs from March 29 to April 7 2024, welcoming participants from 12pm to 4:30pm. Please note that the last admission is at 3:30pm, givingyou plenty of time to explore and enjoy.

For a nominal fee of £3 per trail, you’ll receive an Easter trail sheet, a pair of delightful bunny ears, and a choice between a dairy or a vegan and Free From* chocolate egg, ensuring everyone can partake in the fun.

*Suitable for people with milk, egg, gluten, peanut and tree nut allergies.

Dive into a world of excitement with an array of activities ranging from active and creative to performances, all set within the stunning backdrop of Melford Hall’s grounds.

Kentwell Hall’s Egg-Cellent Trail

From March 29, 2024, 11am, to April 1, 2024, 5 pm, spend your Easter weekend at Kentwell Hall, a highlight thanks to its family-orientated fun and the vast expanse of beautiful gardens and woodlands ready for exploration.

Dive into the Egghead’s Challenge, where families unite in a thrilling egg hunt. Discover the concealed eggs, gather the letters, andsolve the puzzle to ‘crack’ the code. This activity promises delight for all ages: while the youngsters search for eggs, the puzzleenthusiasts can tackle the challenge head-on. The winner receives the grand Kentwell Egg.

Engage in exhilarating activities, witness Egg Rolling, compete in a unique Egg and Spoon Race, and dare to participate in Egg Throwing – all designed to add that extra dose of excitement to your visit.

For our little guests, there’s an I-Spy Trail, ensuring fun for the younger ones too!

Stately Home and Garden Tours

Springtime is when Suffolk’s stately homes and gardens are in their prime. Visit the renowned Helmingham Hall Gardens for a dazzling display of tulips and daffodils. Or, take a trip to Long Melford and experience a guided tour of Melford Hall, aNational Trust property, to uncover centuries of history while the gardens burst into vibrant colour.

Traditional Easter Services

For those looking to experience the spiritual heart of Easter, Suffolk’s historic churches, including the magnificent St. Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St. Edmunds, host services throughout Holy Week.

Family Fun and Adventure H3: Farm Park Festivities

East Anglia is renowned for its agricultural heritage, and what better way to experience it than by visiting a farm park during lambing season? Suffolk’s

farm parks, such as Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park and Easton Farm Park, offer a unique chance to witness the magic of spring with baby animal encounters and educational farm tours.

Outdoor Pursuits

Take advantage of Suffolk’s diverse landscapes by embarking on a family hike or cycle ride. Routes such as the Suffolk Coast CycleRoute offer breathtaking coastal views, perfect for working off those Easter treats. For a more relaxed pace, hire a boat and explore the serene waterways of the Suffolk Broads.

Africa Alive

Africa Alive in Suffolk offers an unforgettable adventure into the heart of the African savannah in the UK. This expansive wildlifepark is home to a remarkable collection of African animals, from the majestic lions and towering giraffes to the playful lemurs and stealthy cheetahs. Visitors can enjoy a walking safari to get up close to the animals, attend fascinating keeper talks to learn moreabout the inhabitants and conservation efforts or take part in a feeding experience for a truly hands-on encounter.

For younger adventurers, the park features a discovery centre packed with interactive exhibits and various play areas that provide fun learning experiences.

Africa Alive hosts seasonal events and experiences, offering something new with each visit, making it an ideal destination forfamily outings and educational trips, as well as for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the wild wonders of Africa without leaving Suffolk.

Arts, Crafts, and Culture H3: Creative Workshops

Get creative this Easter with a range of workshops and craft activities suitable for all ages. From pottery painting to Easter bonnetmaking, there’s no shortage of opportunities to unleash your inner artist.

Theatrical Thrills

Suffolk’s rich cultural scene comes alive at Easter, with theatres like the Theatre Royal in Bury St. Edmunds showcasing family-friendly productions and Easter pantomimes that are sure to entertain and amuse.

Indulge in Suffolk’s Seasonal Delights

From farm-to-table dining experiences to Easter-themed afternoon teas, Suffolk’s culinary scene thrives on the fresh, seasonalproduce available. Treat yourself to a sumptuous meal at one of the many award-winning restaurants or quaint cafes dotting the picturesque towns and villages.

Stay with Best of Suffolk

As you embark on your Easter adventure in Suffolk, let Best of Suffolk be your home away from home. With a range ofproperties, including cottages by the beach, luxury homes with hot tubs, and pet-friendly retreats, we offer the perfect base for exploring all that Suffolk has to offer this Easter.

Whether you’re looking for a tranquil escape or a fun-filled family holiday, Suffolk at Easter is a destination that won’t disappoint. Bookyour stay with Best of Suffolk today and experience the magic of spring in one of England’s most charming counties.