What's On this April in Norwich

What’s On this April in Norwich

We’ve finally made it to spring! With warmer weather and longer days, it’s the perfect time to get thinking about all there is to do in Norwich to keep us entertained. Not to forget the Easter school holidays providing the ideal opportunity for families to spend some time together, and the Easter bank holiday weekend which is sure to provide fun for all.

So read on for our round up of the best things to see, do and eat this April!

Free Activities

The Easter Eggstravaganza trail at Chantry Place between 2 – 19 April should be top of your list for free fun in Norwich this April. This family hunt has 12 eggs and clues to solve on a self-led trail and you could be in with a chance of winning a prize worth over £140! Whilst at Norwich Theatre Royal for the over 2’s there’s Play Your Way. Delve into the dressing up box, explore children’s books and create your own stories with puppets in this free drop-in activity on 5 & 8 April, 10am – 12.30pm and doesn’t need to be booked. For families with older children there are some free exhibitions at the Sainsbury Centre and the Sculpture Park to enjoy.

Food & Drink

For those planning a wonderful Easter lunch, Norfolk is a county blessed with delicious local produce. Pop along to Norwich Market and Jarrolds deli for something special and something local for an Easter treat. Or how about some incredible locally made tipples to top up your home bar? There’s gin from Gyre & Gimble and Bullards, beer from Lacons and whisky from the English Whisky Company. Something for everyone!

Gyre & Gimble gins

The Ivy Norwich Brasserie has a spring menu with treats like their new Black Bee Honey and White Chocolate Cheesecake and their cocktails French Garden 75 and the Sparkling Peartini, using Bergamot Liqueur & The Ivy Collection Champagne. The Assembly House as usual is offering an Easter afternoon tea which can’t be missed. And if you just fancy a great meal out then Benedicts or Brix and Bones on London Street would both make for a memorable evening out.

Brix and Bones Norwich

Brix and Bones Norwich

Head outside of Norwich to Holkham Hall for the Easter Food, Drink & Gift Market at from 15 -17 April. Make a day of it with the whole family with Holkham’s large programme of children’s school holiday activities between 2 – 19 April. There’s storytelling, tours, crafting, games, shows and a Clued up Easter Hunt. Plus, their ropes course, and cycle hire too!


More outdoors fun can be had at Pensthorpe Natural Park and their The Great Easter Eggsploration (£13.95 adults £11.95 children Under 3s free). There’s also an Easter eggstravaganza at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure which includes a roarr-tastic Easter egg hunt – with some superb prizes, activity sheets, trees decorated for Easter on the Neanderthal Walk, Queen of Hearts croquet, a selection of crafts and the secret animal garden.

At BeWILDerwood – which is now open every day from 2 April, the Pesky Bunnies Easter Eggs-pedition will see Easter theming and all-inclusive activities on every day until 19th April. As well as all the usual climbing, sliding, running and swinging around impressive wooden play equipment, families will be able to meet the Easter bunny and hunt for 6 large eggs around the park.

Bure Valley Railway Boat Train

Enjoy a day out on the Bure Valley Railway.

And don’t forget to hop on board the Easter Eggspress at the Bure Valley Railway! There’s a free Easter egg available for every child who completes the trail. Adults £16, children £8.


There’s activities and shows aplenty at Norwich’s theatres too. Check out workshops at Norwich Puppet Theatre such as Mythical Mates and What Comes Out of an Egg? Or catch a performance of Red Riding Hood or The Elves and the Shoemaker. Norwich Theatre Royal has Imagination Workshops (8-11yrs £8), Tot’s Tales and Drama (£5) and shows Wuthering Heights and Milkshake Live! And at the Playhouse there’s The Smartest Giant in Town.

And that’s just a taste of what’s happening this April. There’s so much more to discover in Norwich, from Ghost Walks, walking tours with Paul Dickson and food and drink tours with Cheryl Cade. Plus several new free and paid for exhibitions at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts including Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of Youth.

Paul Dickson Tours