Hundreds take part in Easter eggstravaganza at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Air Museum in Flixton

Easter fun in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the Norfolk and Suffolk aviation museum, Flix

Easter fun in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the Norfolk and Suffolk aviation museum, Flixton. Eboni Doughty with Edith and Amelia Cooper. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Hundreds of youngsters have spent Easter Sunday hunting high and low for Easter eggs at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Air Museum in Flixton.

Easter fun in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the Norfolk and Suffolk aviation museum, Flix

Easter fun in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the Norfolk and Suffolk aviation museum, Flixton. Mike Kendall in war time costume. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The charity Easter event was held to raise vital funds and awareness for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Anne Riding, 35, who attended the day with her two children, said: 'What a lovely day it has been. Both my boys have loved searching among the old planes and cars - it's a perfect setting for an Easter egg hunt!

'If they run it again we will certainly come back and I think the boys want to come back again in the summer to look at the whole museum as there is so much to see!'

Easter fun in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the Norfolk and Suffolk aviation museum, Flix

Easter fun in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the Norfolk and Suffolk aviation museum, Flixton. Naomi Bealing and Phoebe Jackson. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The free to enter event saw visitors of all ages exploring the museum's 60 plus displays of First World War and Second World War aeroplanes, cars, helicopters and artefacts - sparking interest in the young and summoning memories for elder visitors.


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Children were entertained by quizzes, flight simulators and paper plan making while for adults there was the opportunity to dust off their dancing shoes and shimmy and jive to 30s, 40s and 50s music classics.

Another Easter treat youngsters enjoyed was a selection of miniature planes and a replica of an East Anglian Air Ambulance which had been crafted and designed by museum member Ken Huckle and volunteer carpenters.

Easter fun in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the Norfolk and Suffolk aviation museum, Flix

Easter fun in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the Norfolk and Suffolk aviation museum, Flixton. Kye Young with Louis and Olly Scent. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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Pam Veale, event co-organiser with Steve Bell, said: 'It has been really well supported. We have seen lots of children and friendly faces who have all been very happy enjoying the different things we have.

'It has been a very successful day and our thanks go to Morrisons of Diss, Diss Rotary Club and Sainsbury's for donating the 230 eggs.'

Mr Bell added: 'It has certainly been a very busy day. The East Anglian Air Ambulance obviously has a big draw and we have quite an amazing selection of displays here and lots of people have said they will return as there is so much more to discover here – you can spend all day looking round!'

Easter fun in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the Norfolk and Suffolk aviation museum, Flix

Easter fun in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the Norfolk and Suffolk aviation museum, Flixton. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

For more information visit: www.aviationmuseum.net.

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