• Framlingham egg hunt (c) Emily Fae

The Best Easter Egg Hunts on The Suffolk Coast

With Easter just a hop around the corner, it’s time to spring into action and make plans for the holiday. Here’s our roundup of egg-citing Easter events on offer on The Suffolk Coast.   

Easter at Africa Alive

Giraffe at Africa Alive

Africa Alive have a basket full of Easter activities lined up, including the Giant Egg Safari, where children will be able to set off on a thrilling eggs-pedition to hunt for the eight giant animal eggs hidden around the zoo and see if any of their favourite animals are hatching a surprise! There’s also an Easter themed show ‘The Amazing World of Eggs’ where animal experts will explore the wild and wacky world of eggs through lively storytelling, hands-on demonstrations, and mind-blowing facts. Children will also be able to collect an Egg-plorer’s Activity Pack to complete an activity trail across the park. 

Easter activities run from Saturday 23rd March until Sunday 14th April. 

Book tickets online the night before and receive 33% off at www.zsea.org/reserve/tickets/aa-day-ticket  

Easter Gonk Hunt at Landguard Fort 

Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort re-opens for the 2024 season on Thursday 28th March with their Easter Gonk Hunt – a trail for children to search for the differently coloured Easter gonks whilst exploring the Fort. With a special golden Gonk to spot and some clever hiding places, children will need to keep their eyes peeled to find them all. 

Trails cost £2 per sheet, with a prize bag awaiting children at the end for their hard work. The event runs from 28th March – 10th April.

Find out more at https://www.landguard.com/whats-on/easter-gonk-hunt/ 

Easter Extravaganza at Carlton Marshes 

Rabbit teddy and eggs

Join Suffolk Wildlife Trust at Carlton Marshes for their Easter Extravaganza. These fun two-hour family sessions will run on Thursday 4th April and Thursday 11th April. Discover spring animals along the trail, test your nest-building skills in the woods, and then return to the visitor centre to create your very own wildflower seed bomb to take home. 

Suitable for children aged 3+. The trail will involve a half-mile walk across uneven ground. 

The morning session will run from 10:30 – 12:30pm and the afternoon session from 1:30 – 3:30pm. 

For more information and to book visit https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/events/2024-04-11-easter-eggstravaganza-carlton-marshes-0

Beatrice Bittern’s Egg-cellent Quest at RSPB Minsmere

Jon Evans Bittern

Embark on a family trail with Beatrice Bittern at RSPB Minsmere. Explore the reserve and meet the creatures that make Minsmere their home as you complete the quest to find her missing eggs.   

Trail sheets are £3 per child. 

The Quest will run throughout the Easter holiday from 16th March to 14th April. There’s no need to book – just turn up and start the adventure! 

For more information and to book visit https://events.rspb.org.uk/events/69703

National Trust Easter Egg Hunts

Children looking at map at National Trust Dunwich Heath

We’re going on an egg hunt, we’re going to catch a big one… 

The National Trust’s popular Easter trails are back again this year!

For just £3 a trail sheet, and with several sites to choose from in Suffolk, it’s a fantastic option for a fun family day out. 

Follow the trail at Sutton Hoo, where the awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site awaits, offering far-reaching views of the River Deben. 

Or hunt for eggs in the unique landscape of Orford Ness, amongst the wildlife that call the Ness home. 

Alternatively, head to Dunwich Heath and Beach to complete the trail whilst enjoying the enchanting coastal scenery. 

Wherever you choose, before you set off, you’ll receive a trail sheet to guide you on your adventure and sweet Easter bunny ears to wear along the way. At the end, participants will be given the choice of a dairy or vegan and Free From chocolate egg (suitable for people with milk, egg, gluten, peanut and tree nut allergies). 

Details and times for each location are as follows:  

National Trust Sutton Hoo

Daily trails from 29th March to 14th April, between 10am and 4pm (last entry at 3pm).  

For more information visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/suffolk/sutton-hoo

National Trust Orford Ness

Good Friday (29th March): 10am to 5pm

Saturday 30th March: 10am to 2pm

Easter Sunday (31st March): 10am to 5pm 

Easter Monday (1st April): 10am to 2pm. 

For more information visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/suffolk/orford-ness-national-nature-reserve

National Trust Dunwich Heath 

29th March – 31st March: 10am – 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm)

Easter Monday (1st April): 10am - 5pm (last entry at 4.30pm). 

For more information visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/suffolk/dunwich-heath-and-beach

Easter Egg Hunt and Storytelling at The Red House

Families at The Red House

Children of all ages are invited to The Red House in Aldeburgh for interactive storytelling, Easter crafts and a special egg hunt. Explore the beautiful gardens and discover all the sounds to claim your Easter prize. 

Held on Thursday 4th April and Friday 5th April between 11am - 3pm, the event will last 60 minutes. Each child taking part needs a ticket, priced at £6 per child. Adults do not need to book. 

For more information and to book visit https://brittenpearsarts.org/events/easter-egg-hunt-and-storytelling

Easter Bazaar at East Point Pavilion 

East Point Pavilion

East Point Pavilion’s Easter Bazaar is back on Sunday 31st March 2024 from 10am - 4pm.

Join in the family fun and hunt for eggs, browse from a range of small local businesses at the themed market, tuck into delicious street food & drink from the Pavilion’s traders, and even meet the Easter Bunny! 

Free of charge for all to enjoy! For more information visit https://www.eastpointpavilion.com/events/easter-bazaar

Easter Fun at The Suffolk Punch Trust

The Suffolk Punch Trust - Lambs

The Suffolk Punch Trust is now for the 2024 season and is looking forward to welcoming you back this Easter weekend.

With lots to see and do including tours, tractor-trailer rides and horse demos. Plus this Easter weekend, there's also an Easter Bunny trail around the Stud Farm with lots of prizes to be won as well as Easter crafting and appearances from the Easter Bunny himself!

Adults are £12.50, children (aged 3-16 years) £7.50, under 3's are free. For more information and to book visit https://www.suffolkpunchtrust.org/

Woodbridge Historic Riverside Easter Egg Hunt

Woodbridge Tide Mill and Riverside

This free Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by The Longshed, Woodbridge, Tide Mill Museum and Woodbridge Museum is the perfect way to explore the riverside town. Find the egg pictures and the wonderful birds they belong to around the Woodbridge Historic Riverside, starting at Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum and on to The Longshed and Woodbridge Museum.

Find all the eggs to claim a chocolatey prize! This is a free event run by volunteers. Donations are very welcome.

Find out more at https://woodbridgetidemill.org.uk/event/woodbridge-historic-riverside-easter-egg-hunt-2024/

Somerleyton Hall Easter Egg Hunt 

Somerleyton Hall Easter Hunt

Visit the beautiful gardens of Somerleyton Hall between Friday 29th March and Tuesday 2nd April to complete their Easter trail, where you’ll find eggs left by the Somerleyton bunny. Spread across 12 acres, the gardens of Somerleyton Hall are considered some of the finest in East Anglia, making it the perfect setting for an Easter egg hunt with the whole family.  

Children will receive an Easter egg prize at the end of the trail, while children under three will receive an Easter treat. 

For more information and to book tickets, visit https://www.somerleyton.co.uk/product/somerleyton-hall-gardens-easter-egg-hunt-2024/.

Easter Adventure Quest at Framlingham Castle 

Framlingham Castle (c) Emily Fae Photography

Hop on a cracking adventure quest at Framlingham Castle this Easter.

Children will hunt for clues in the castle grounds, track down the Easter eggs and get rewarded with a tasty chocolate treat. 

The quest can be taken on every day of the school holidays, and costs just £2 per child, in addition to the entry fee. There’s no need to book, and you can pay when you arrive, but you can save 15% on your entry ticket by booking online.  

For more information and to book visit https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/framlingham-castle-easter-adventure-quest-23-mar-14-apr-24/ 

Pump Street - Easter Egg

And if you're looking for delicious chocolate for your own egg hunt at home, stop by Pump Street Chocolate in Orford and buy from their Easter Collection including a dark chocolate egg, bakery series chocolate bars, chicken and eggs boxes and the family egg hunt collection - not forgetting delicious ho cross buns for your Easter breakfast!

Take a look at Pump Street's Easter Chocolate Guide: https://www.thesuffolkcoast.co.uk/articles/pump-streets-easter-chocolate-guide

Looking for more Easter events? Check out our Easter Events Guide!

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