Countdown to Spring

The sun has finally made an appearance, the weather reports are less bleak and people are wearing large smiles and sunglasses. It looks like Spring is just around the corner.

Here are three ideas on fun family activities in Norfolk to try around the Easter holidays.

3. Easter Egg Hunt at Sheringham Park

wb_easter_egg_huntThe colour is rapidly returning to the parks and gardens of Norfolk. Sheringham Park, famous for its Rhododendrons, already has some early flowering examples amongst the daffodils, so it’s already worth visiting just for that.

For younger visitors the park is organising Easter Egg Hunts daily between the 5th and 22nd of April 2014, from 10am to 4.15pm. There is an Easter Trail comprised of a series of clues. Cost, per child, is £2.20 which includes an Easter prize.

For more information contact Sheringham Park on 01263 820550 or email

2. Les Miserables at Sheringham Little Theatre

wb_les_miserables_schoolThe Little Theatre’s Easter Youth Production this year is Les Miserables (School Edition) featuring a cast of local under-19s and promising the audience a spectacular show with spine-tingling and rousing performances.

The show is on between the 11th and 19th of April 2014 with a matinee and evening performance most days.

For more information and online ordering of tickets please visit the Sheringham Little Theatre website or contact their box office on 01263 822347.

1. Day out with Thomas at the North Norfolk Railway

wb_day_out_with_thomasThe well known blue tank engine will be visiting the North Norfolk Railway over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. Visitors will get the chance to ride with Thomas up and down the Poppy Line and meet the Fat Controller, who will be making sure that the trains are on their best behaviour.

There will be a range of Thomas the Tank Engine related activities at the specially transformed Imagination Station and Thomas may be joined by some of his friends.

This is a fabulous event for fans of the books and TV series. It is quite something to see the trains close up.

For more information and online ordering of tickets please visit the North Norfolk Railway website or contact the station on 01263 820800.

And Finally…

Many tourist attractions close over the winter and will be opening their doors to visitors again in Spring 2014. These include:

  • The Mo, Museum of Sheringham: 1st March
  • Amazona Zoo: 1st April
  • The Muckleburgh Collection: 5th April
  • Museum of the Broads: 6th April

Others, including the Hilltop Adventure Centre in Sheringham run special events during the school holidays.