Chocolate eggs, Easter eggs and shark eggs: Check the top ten things to do in north Norfolk this Easter - some of them might surprise you

A baby shark that was caught off the north Nofolk coast in Febuary. Picture: Youtube

A baby shark that was caught off the north Nofolk coast in Febuary. Picture: Youtube - Credit: YouTube

With the Easter Holidays in full swing reporter Marc Betts has created a top ten list of events in north Norfolk that will keep the whole family entertained.

Lambs enjoying the warm spring day.

Lambs enjoying the warm spring day. - Credit: Janet Cane

1. Searching for sharks -NWT Holme Dunes - April 12

Join a very different type of Easter egg hunt, searching for sharks' egg cases, more commonly known as mermaid purses.

Booking essential: call 01603 625540.

For more information click here.2. Rock pool rummaging - West Runton Beach, 12 till 1.30pm April 10.

Investigate the secrets of the seashore with experts who will help identify your finds. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign up, meet outside the beach cafe.

For more information click here.3. Swimathon 2017 - Victory Swim and Fitness Centre, North Walsham - 9am till 5pm April 8.


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Dive in to the 30th anniversary of Swimathon, the world's biggest fund-raising swim. There are two time slots, 9am till 1pm, 1pm till 5pm. Take on an individual 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k challenge or enter a team 1.5k and 5k.

For more information click here.4. Cedric's Chocolate Bunny Burrow - Bewilderwood! Hoveton - April 1 to April 17.

Cedric, the bouncing Bewilderwood bunny, will be busy in his burrow preparing chocolaty treats for Boggles and Twiggles. Skip on down to meet him and explore his hoppy-home! Spot the eggs stolen by the Pesky Bunnies and get into the bunny spirit at the crafty Big Hat.

For more information click here.5. Cadbury Egg Hunt - Felbrigg Hall - April 14.

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Bunny has hidden clues around the West garden for you to find and solve. Are you clever enough to piece together the clues - if you are there's a prize waiting for you at the end of the hunt.

For more information click here.6. Crafty Creations -Cley marshes - 10.30am to 12.30pm April 6.

One of several NWT Easter activities at various NWT reserves, join the experts to look out for wildlife, collect materials and create nature inspired masterpieces Booking essential: 01263 740008

For more information click here. 7. Slow Food Anglia Festival - Holkham Hall, 10am to 5pm April 8.

A free market with up to 26 producers and street food traders, talks and cookery demonstrations. It's followed by an evening Sagra Feast with the menu prepared by Slow Food Chef Alliance's Mark Matless from Bite The Bullit Catering in Norwich.

For more information click here.8. Felbrigg Lambs - Felbrigg Hall - April 14 - 17.

Visitors have the chance to see the new born lambs on the farm at Felbrigg. Who knows, if the timing is right, you might be lucky enough to witness the magical moment of a lamb actually being born.

Tel: 01263 837250

For more information click here.9. Broads Outdoors Festival - Various Norfolk Broads locations - April 30 to May 21.

All manner of fun, action and activities from theatre and art to walks and watersports throughout the Broads National Parkas part of the seventh Broads Outdoors Festival. With more than a quarter of the rarest wildlife in the UK, 300 kilometres of footpaths and 122 miles of rivers, this playground is for everyone who loves to get out and about, on land or water.

For more information click here.10. A day out with Thomas the Tank Engine - North Norfolk Railway - April 29 to May 1st.

That well known cheeky engine will be paying a visit to the North Norfolk Railway once again in 2017. Thomas will be working hard whilst he's here, so be sure to come and show your appreciation for everyone's favourite engine.

For more information click here.

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