10 ways to see Easter bunnies, chicks and eggs in East Anglia

A giant duck hunt is currently on at WWT Welney. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A giant duck hunt is currently on at WWT Welney. Picture: Matthew Usher.

1 An Easter trail around Whitlingham Country Park, near Norwich, finishes with the chance to make a gift-box for your mini egg prize.

But first, today, Friday, April 7, there is Easter basket craft and willow weaving down at Whitlingham. Then on Thursday, April 13, the epic Easter egg adventure, from 10am to 3pm, involves completing a trail around Whitlingham. £1 per participant. Booking essential on 01603 756094 or 01603 610734.


2 The White Rabbit Easter Trail runs along the Wells and Walsingham Light Railway until Monday, April 17.

Hop aboard the White Rabbit Easter Trail and join Alice in Wonderland to hunt for clues.

Standard fares apply. Four years and under free.

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3 There is another chance to meet the magical characters from Alice in Wonderland at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Monday, April 10.

The Easter pantomime is a whirlwind trip around Wonderland. Watch as Alice has tea with the Mad Hatter and avoids losing her head to the Queen of Hearts. The fast-paced show from TaleGate Theatre features pop songs, magic, puppets and more.


4 Make Easter gifts for your family at Minsmere Nature Reserve, in coastal north Suffolk, on Wednesday, April 12, and discover more about Minsmere's spring wildlife on a fun nature ramble. The first walk begins at 11am and the day runs from 10am to 4pm.

£2 per child per activity, or £3 for both activities, plus reserve entry fees. Book on the day.


5 What came first: the chicken or the egg? At Yarmouth's Elizabethan House Museum it was the egg.

Eggstraordinary Birds! is an arts and craft event on Monday, April 10.

Create your own miniature birds between 11am and 4pm. Included in admission price.


6 Welney Wetland Centre has a GIANT Duck Hunt. Track down the huge yellow ducks across the reserve, until Monday, April 17. The ducks are scattered across the picturesque reserve and as families hunt them down they can pause for some pond dipping, use an explorer backpack to spot some of the first insects of spring and find out more about the wildlife by following trails.

There is also an arts and crafts room. Activities included in admission, 9.30am - 5pm daily.


7 There is Easter fun for all the family at Strumpshaw Fen nature reserve. Complete the wild challenges, find the Easter eggs to win a chocolate reward, 10am to 5pm from tomorrow, Saturday, April 8, to Monday, April 17. Adults £3.50, children (5-17years) £1.50, one child per family free. Plus £2 per trail sheet.


8 Enjoy an Easter Egg Rolling Eggs-travaganza at High Woods Country Park, Turner Road, Colchester, on Wednesday, April 12 from 10am to noon. There is an egg hunt, Easter themed games, an obstacle course and the chance to create your own Easter eggs to race down the hill.

Suitable for children aged five and over, £4.30 per child.


9 At Bewilderwood, near Wroxham, Cedric Bunny has been busy in his burrow preparing loads of chocolatey treats for the Boggles and Twiggles who live in the surrounding woodland.

Special children's Easter activities run from 10am to 5.30pm until Bank Holiday Monday, April 17, alongside all the fun of the Bewilderwood tree houses, slides, zip wires, boats, den-building and more.


10 Rabbits have invaded Thetford's Ancient House Museum. Find the bunnies and win a small prize in the Hopping Mad! Drop-in event at the museum until tomorrow, Saturday, April 8. 10am to 5pm.


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