7 things to do this weekend and over Easter in Suffolk and Essex

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If you are looking for activities to keep your children entertained in Suffolk and north Essex over Easter then look no further, here is our pick of seven things to do in the region.Easter Egg hunt

A girl collecting Easter eggs. You can choose from various Easter events this year. Picture: ARIEL S

A girl collecting Easter eggs. You can choose from various Easter events this year. Picture: ARIEL SKELLEY/GETTY IMAGES - Credit: Getty Images

 

Easter Egg Hunt

March 30 - April 2

Easton Farm Park


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The farm park is arranging a puzzle-themed Easter hunt. Children can search for clues around the farm to solve the Easter puzzle and receive a chocolate egg reward.

There are also other Easter-themed activities over the weekend, including the chance to hug a bunny and hold a chick.

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Chocolate eggs are spotted on an Easter trail. Picture: ANDREW MUTIMER

Chocolate eggs are spotted on an Easter trail. Picture: ANDREW MUTIMER - Credit: citizenside.com

Easter Art-stravaganza

March 30 - April 2

Palace House, Newmarket

Kids can take part in a trail through the heritage centre’s galleries and collections, with fun quizzes to complete in order to win a chocolate Easter egg.

Other attractions include decorating an eggcup, meeting ex-racehorses and miniature donkeys. Events run from 11am to 4pm daily.

 

Medieval Life

Framlingham Castle is hosting its new Medieval Life event. Picture: ENGLISH HERITAGE/PHIL RIPLEY

Framlingham Castle is hosting its new Medieval Life event. Picture: ENGLISH HERITAGE/PHIL RIPLEY - Credit: Archant

March 30 - April 2

Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle will be hosting medieval art, cookery, dancing, and a knights tournament this Easter.

Visitors will be able to learn about archery, medieval recipes, the rules of court life, and watch displays.

There will also be lessons on the history of timekeeping, from early water clocks, and chances to hear about how medieval people lived their lives and celebrated Easter.

 

Eastertide Event

Tudor Eastertide at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. picture: ANDREW MUTIMER

Tudor Eastertide at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. picture: ANDREW MUTIMER - Credit: citizenside.com

March 30 - April 2

Kentwell Hall, Sudbury

Kentwell Hall have an Easter packed with things to do, thankfully most of the events are indoors so it is a very weather-proof event.

There will be 100 Tudors around the manor celebrating Easter Tudor-style, they will be carrying out various everyday activities as if they were in the year 1594.

The bakehouse will be busy making hot cross buns for you to try, there will also be a children’s Easter egg trail around the gardens and lots more

 

Family Easter Event

Children can take part in a range of Easter egg hunts around the area this year. Picture: GETTY IMAG

Children can take part in a range of Easter egg hunts around the area this year. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

April 1

Layer Marney Tower, near Colchester

Head to Layer Marney Tower this Easter for lamb feeding, an Easter egg hunt, an egg and spoon race and lots more.

From 12.30pm until 4.30pm on Easter Sunday guests will have the chance to bottle feed a lamb.

There will also be an Easter egg hunt for small children to enjoy and egg and spoon races for older children.

Don’t forget to climb the 99 steps of the Tower to enjoy the amazing views and check out the gardens and church.

 

Easter Bunny Hunt

April 1

Hylands House, Chelmsford

Chelmsford Ladies’ Circle are organising their 15th annual Easter bunny hunt.

Join them to hunt for wooden bunnies in the venue’s beautiful grounds and win a chocolate prize.

The day opens at 11am, with last entries at 1pm, and will raise funds for Home Start Chelmsford.

 

All About Dogs Show

April 1 and 2

Trinity Park, Ipswich

This event is created by dog lovers for dog lovers, it’s the ultimate weekend of canine fun, entertainment and adventure for you and your four-legged friend.

The main stage plays host to a packed programme of interactive talks and demonstrations as well as live performances and special guest star appearances.

There’s a huge selection of both dog-related and general stands and stalls selling the very latest gadgets and products with many at special discounted prices.

There will also be dog show classes from the cutest pup and best rescue to waggiest tail and baddest hair day as well as talent shows for gifted pooches.

World class arena displays and demonstrations showcase the extraordinary skills and bonds of both the dogs and their handlers and there’s the chance to meet and chat with renowned dog experts at the Village Green.

 

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