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Things to Do This Easter in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

We’ve rounded up the best things to do this Easter 2022 in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk to make it easier for you to plan the first long weekend of the year:

· The Great Easter Eggsploration

· Easter Egg Hunt

· Norfolk Creations Easter Arts and Crafts Exhibition

· 2022 Easter Egg Hunt

· Easter Food, Drink and Gift Market

· Easter Garden

· The Easter Challenge

· Easter Eggspress

But let’s look at each event so you can decide whether it’s the event for you and your family to peruse this egg-hunting season!

A fluffy rabbit laying next to a woven nest filled with pastel coloured Easter egg in a sunny, grassy field

The Great Easter Eggsploration

Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham, Norfolk | 02/04/2022 10:00 to 19/04/2022 17:00

Pensthorpe Natural Park has welcomed spring — it’s in full sprung! And there’s no better way to dive into the season than with this one of our things to do this Easter weekend.

The Great Easter Eggsploration involves a family-fun egg hunt, mini treasure hunt, free arts and crafts activities, stream splashing at WildRootz, and even Easter-themed treats in the relaxing café.

To ensure you don’t miss a thing, book your tickets before heading off. It’s £13.95 per adult and £12.95 for children, but under threes get in for free.

Easter Egg Hunt

Burwell Museum and Windmill, Burwell, Cambridgeshire | 17/04/2022 and 18/04/2022 11:00 to 17:00

The Burwell Museum and Windmill is going all out with their things to do this Easter 2022. From Easter egg trails through bonnet competitions to windmill tours and refreshments, they seriously have it all. Plus, it’s their first open day of the year, making it eggstra special.

The Easter Egg Hunt

For just £1 you can take part in the egg hunt and win a chocolate prize. The hunt involves finding numbered Easter egg pictures, writing down where you found each egg on the supplied form, and sharing your results with the team to receive your prize!

The Easter Bonnet Competition

Burwell Museum is supplying a bunch of art and craft supplies for you to make your bonnet and share it on Facebook or Twitter. And yes, it’s for both children and adults! The team will judge the best child and adult bonnet separately, with the winners receiving a chocolate prize.

Windmill Tours

Again, for a mere £1 you can embark on a guided windmill tour. Purchase your tickets from the on-site Admission Cabin. But consider the heights of all your family members before going. The minimum height for the tours is 1.1 metres.

With that said, you’ll still have a fantastic time at this Easter things to do Cambridgeshire whether you tour the windmill or not!

Norfolk Creations Easter Arts and Crafts Exhibition

Blickling Hall & Gardens, Blickling, Norfolk | 06/04/2022 10:00 to 01/05/2022 17:00

A collection of carved ceramic eggs with intricate paisley patterns etched into and painted onto them as one of the things to do this Easter 2022

This four-week Easter things to do Norfolk is the ultimate spring eggstravaganza.

Hosted by Norfolk Creations, the exhibition showcases high-quality arts and crafts from 20 Norfolk-based artisans (and you know how much we love our creative therapy). Get a sneak peek of all the crafts at this one of our things to do this Easter 2022 below:

· Quilling

· Woodturning

· Jewellery

· Pyrography

· Metal garden art

· Lighting constructed from converted binoculars and cameras

· Cards

· Preserves

· Toiletries

· Decoupage

· Art

· Insect houses

· Photography

· Mosaics

And that’s only scratching the surface! Oh, entry is free, so visiting is a must if you’re currently without plans for the year’s first long weekend.

2022 Easter Egg Hunt

Chippenham Hall, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire | 15/04/2022 10:00 to 16:00

If none of the other things to do this Easter weekend have tickled your fancy, maybe this one will. It’s the ultimate 2022 Easter Egg Hunt! Provided you purchase your tickets (£7 entry for adults, children enter the venue for free but must pay for £4 to join the hunt) beforehand, it’s a fantastic way to make your weekend ultra-special.

During the hunt, the aim is to find the red, yellow, and blue bunnies hidden throughout the gardens. To win a chocolate egg, you must collect one of each colour and go back to the kitchen garden to claim your prize.

But that’s not all!

There are three golden bunnies hidden too. The lucky finders will receive an even better prize.

Easter Food, Drink and Gift Market

Holkham Hall and Estate, Holkham, Norfolk | 15/04/2022 10:00 to 17/04/2022 16:00

Located in the Lady Elizabeth Wing, Holkham’s Easter Food, Drink and Gift Market is one of the best things to do this Easter weekend in Norfolk. It provides the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with the people you love most and celebrate local artisan makers.

As expected, there’s a range of mouth-watering food and drink, including homemade chutneys, fresh bread, ciders, spirits, chocolates, cakes, and cheeses. On top of that, you can explore the various gifts and crafts from the areas talented creatives.

Easter Garden

Long Causeway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire | 14/04/2022 11:00 to 16:00

Fancy heading to Queensgate Shopping Centre with the kids? Then this one of our Easter things to do Cambridgeshire will be perfect.

In the North Square, you’ll find a bunch of children’s activities. Sit and relax while they get creative making Easter crowns and watch eggcellent performers like Yolk Ono and, of course, the Easter Bunny.

The Easter Challenge

Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire | 15/04/2022 09:00

Our things to do this Easter 2022 list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Huntingdon’s Easter Challenge. It’s a seasonal running event where runners have from six hours from 9 am to complete as many laps of the country park as they can.

But don’t worry, it’s for runners of all abilities. There’s nothing stopping you from walking or only doing one lap (which is still 5.3K)! It’s a great way to kickstart your Easter festivities and even run your first marathon.

Easter Eggspress

Bure Valley Railway, Norwich, Norfolk | 02/04/2022 to 18/04/2022

The Easter Eggspress presents an exciting day out for the entire family. For £16 per adult and £8 per child, you’ll navigate the Easter Stamp Trail, winning a free Easter egg when you do so!

Moreover, you’ll visit the Whistlestop Café and shop specially decorated for the event to add to the themed feel. It’s one of Easter things to do Norfolk won’t want to miss.

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