What’s On – Norfolk Broad Easter Holidays

27 March 2013

If you are coming to the Norfolk Broads during this Easter holidays, we have put together a whole host of ideas to keep everyone entertained – and yes, we have included some indoor warm ideas just in-case the weather is not so kind!!

Good Friday, 29th March

Easter Egg Trail @ Fairhaven Water Garden from 11am to 4pm.  Follow the ‘Guess Who?’ Easter Trail through our garden to the glade. There is an eggy prize at the end!
Face painting and Easter crafts for children.  Normal garden entry prices apply £2 extra per child for Easter egg trail. (Every child gets an egg.)

Boggle Bow Tie & Bonnet Bounce Off @ BeWILDerwood  Friday 29th March – Friday 12th April.  Join in our bonkers Bow Tie & Bonnet Bouncing this Easter where you’re invited to decorate your own Easter bow tie or bonnet (the barmier the better!) When you’ve finished your craftiness, weave your way through our Wobbly Route. There will be a yummy prize awarded for all the bouncy Boggles and Twiggles who take part.

The Croods, rated U @ Hollywood Cinema, Great Yarmouth.  Showing at 5.30pm and 7.45pm.  The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.

Easter Saturday

Arts & Crafts Fayre @ St Benets Hall, Horning.  Local artists creating designs in glass, artwork,prints,and water colours, and creations in wood , clocks, lidded bowls, jewellery and unique gifts All tastes and prices. A small event were you can meet the people who make and craft all the items being sold.

Identity Thief rated 15 @ Hollywood Cinema, Great Yarmouth. Showing at 3.20pm, 5.45pm and 8.15pm. When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief — a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.

Greyhound Racing @ Great Yarmouth Stadium from 7.30pm.  Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening. Regular televised races. 240 cover trackview restaurant, diner, 4 licensed bars, small children’s play area, fast food cafeteria, grandstands and seating.
The evening will have between 11 to 14 races for you to enjoy. If you are new to Greyhound Racing, then no need to worry. Inside your race card are clear instructions on how to place a bet.  Admission £7.00 adults, children under 16 free

Easter Sunday

Dawn Service @ St Peters Church, Clippesby at 6.00am – everyone welcome
Holy Communion @ St Mary’s Church, Martham at 10.30am – everyone welcome

Easter Eggspress @ Bure Valley Railway, Friday 29th March – Monday 1st April.  Free Easter Egg for every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum of 2 children per adult).  Trains depart Aylsham 10.00, 11:30, 12:40, 14:20 and 15.30; Wroxham 11.10, 12:40, 14.00, 15:30 and 16:40.

Stock Car Racing @ Great Yarmouth Stadium from 5.30pm.  Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing.  We have three Raceview Bars, a Raceview Diner serving the best in bar food, a ground floor snack bar & amusement area, plus a fourth separate licensed bar so you can be sure to enjoy the racing while relaxing in a great atmosphere.

Bank Holiday Monday

Horse Racing, Easter Family Fun Day @ Great Yarmouth Racecourse.  Join us for a fantastic time at the races and maybe go home a few pounds richer! Great Yarmouth offers a relaxed atmosphere and is welcoming to all with plenty of facilites, including a new grandstand, a childrens playground and expansive family lawns.  This is our first meeting for 2013 and there is plenty of additional entertainment for the children including competitions, donkey rides and inflatables.  Don’t forget that all children Under 18 enjoy free admission to all fixtures.  Grandstand and Paddock £16 (£12 when booked online)
Premier £23 (£19 when booked online

Wreck-It Ralph rated PG @ Hollywood Cinema, Great Yarmouth.  Showing at 1.10pm . Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

Wednesday 3rd April

Guided Walk, South Quay & The Fishermans Hospita – Great Yarmouth.  Once described as the finest quay in all of Europe, learn more about the stunning architecture present on South Quay opposite the bustling river port of Great Yarmouth.  Join in one of our Holiday Special South Quay & St George’s Guided Walks at 2pm on Wednesday 3 April and Wednesday 31 July 2013 and you can find out about Yarmouth’s witches and the oldest gaol in the country, discover the newly refurbished St George’s Theatre and visit Greyfriars Cloisters. Walk includes refreshments int he Great Yarmouth Row Houses.  Meet at the Fishermen’s Hospital gates at the northern end of the market at 2.00pm .  Length of walk: 1.5-2 hours.  Price  £6.50 adults, £4.50 children (7-16), Under 7’s free.  Places must be booked in advance on 01493 846346 or by calling into Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre on Marine Parade.

Friday 5th April

Dip Dyke Dabbling @ Hickling Broad  Come and learn about the wonderful wildlife that can be found in the dykes around Hickling – drop in and have a dip at the custom built dipping platform. The experts will be on hand to help you tell your boatman from your beetle larvae.  1.30pm-3.30pm  Cost: £1.50 child, accompanying adults free

Sunday 7th April

American & Classic Car Display at Anchor Plaza,  the Seafront, Great YarmouthJoin the East Coast Pirates Car Club throughout the summer at the Anchor Plaza to enjoy some of the finest classic vehicles ever to be produced by Uncle Sam. Visitors to the show can expect to see classic Hot Rod’s, Harley Davidson bikes and trikes along with many other all American classics.  Perfect for enthusiasts and just for fun!  Free entry!

Swimming Pools

The Marina Centre, Great Yarmouth, 01493 851521
Riverside Leisure Centre, Norwich 01603 625166
Splash, Sheringham, 01263 825675


Odeon, Riverside Norwich, 0871 224 4007
Cinema City, Norwich 0871 902 5724
Vue, Castle Meadow, Norwich 0871 224 0240

Regent Bowl, Great Yarmouth, 01493 856830
Wellington Bowl, Great Yarmouth, 01493 845947
Hollywood Bowl, Riverside Norwich, 0844 826 1466

Theatre Royal, Norwich 01603 630000
Norwich Puppet Theatre 01603 629921
The Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich 01603 620917
Norwich Playhouse 01603 612580

All information given is correct to the best of knowledge but is not guaranteed.

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