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12 egg-cellent ways to entertain the kids this Easter!

It’s that egg-citing time of year again – lambs, chocolate and, of course, the Easter holidays! Keen to get an itinerary of activities organised before the chorus of ‘I’m bored’ starts? Here’s our pick of the fun stuff to do in Suffolk & Cambs.

1. Jimmy’s Farm, nr Ipswich (4-24 April)

Lambing Live!

It’s all happening at Jimmy’s this Easter, with a 20th Anniversary Trail to follow, Lambing Live!, ranger talks and a chance to meet plenty of animals, including stroking guinea pigs, grooming donkeys and meeting Rosie, Jimmy’s real-life pig mascot.

2. Kentwell Hall, Long Melford (15-18 April)

Get involved in Eastertide at Kentwell, which includes finding dozens of decorated eggs on a trail that winds through gardens and woods. There’s also an Eggheads Challenge – a code kids have to ‘scramble’ to ‘crack’ a puzzle -and chance to find out all about cooking, baking and crafts from centuries ago plus see some lambs too!

3. Anglesey Abbey & Gardens, Lode (2-18 April)

Hunting for clues then collecting eggs is a highlight of Anglesey Abbey & Gardens’ Easter activities, but tbh the Jacobean-style manor house with working water wheel and gardens full of spring blooms, makes a splendid day out with the fam year-round.

4. Milton Road Library, Cambridge (11 April)

Enrol the kids in An Egg In Time: Time Capsule Workshop at Milton Road Library. Activities include writing a letter to your future self, cutting out newspaper stories and storing it all in an Easter egg to be opened in five years’ time; aged 5+.

5. Snape Maltings, nr Aldeburgh

Snape Maltings is giving good Easter this year. Kids can get involved with a 45-minute craft workshop (16 April), while adults browse the Easter Farmers’ Market (also 16 April). However you might want to join forces to find letters the Easter Bunny has scattered across the site, which spell a magic word! Pick up a map from the visitor’s centre. Runs throughout April. 

6. Easton Farm Park, nr Woodbridge (9-22 April)

Plenty of Easter fun taking place this holiday, including a spring babies carnival (think chicks, lambs and bunnies galore), an egg quiz and trail, crafts, inflatable bumper cars, fairground rides and animal encounters, including donkeys!

7. Stonham Barns FootGolf, Stonham Aspal

Teens not quite so keen on Easter trails and decorated eggs? We hear you, so treat them instead to a day of FootGolf. Say what? Yep, Stonham Barns’ FootGolf course (where you kick a ball into the holes instead of using a club) is open throughout the holiday and is surprisingly fun -. Muddy’s been and can confirm it’s silly-yet-addtictive. There’s also adventure golf and trad indoor and outdoor golf if your kids are keen (£10 for 18 holes).

8. Waterstones, Cambridge (6 April)

Take older kids (7 years and over) to watch a performance of The Little Prince by storyteller Matthew Dexter, who brings the flower, fox, snake and other characters vividly to life at Waterstones in Cambridge (2.30pm).

9. Wimpole Estate, Royston (2-18 April)

It’s all about the great outdoors on the Wimpole Estate’s Easter Adventures in Nature Trail. Pick up a pack from reception and then hunt for the clues – kids that complete the trail can collect a Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg at the end. 

10. Ickworth House, nr Bury St Edmunds (9-24 April)

Go grand this Easter with a trail at Ickworth House. Children get a map, pencil and chocolate egg, you get to swan around in the posh grounds like an extra in Bridgerton

11. Somerleyton Hall & Gardens, (15-18 April)

Psst…the Easter bunny’s scattered eggs all around the grounds of Somerleyton Hall and gardens, and it’s down to your crew to find them! The gardens, which date back to the 17th-Century, are said to be the best in Suffolk, plus there’s a maze, gift shop and play area, so you might want to take a picnic and make a day of it.

12. Huntingdon Racecourse, Huntingdon (18 April)

There’s entertainment for all ages at The Jockey Club Huntingdon racecourse on Bank Holiday Monday. Aside from a flutter on the gee-gees, there’s loads to do away from the track including games, face-painting, inflatables and Easter-based fun. 

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