Search

Picture Gallery: Families enjoy fun-filled Easter weekend in Norfolk and Suffolk

16:17 08 April 2012

The Fair Green Neighbourhood Associationhold an easter egg trail on the green.
SebastianNoble with his prize for completing the trail.

The Fair Green Neighbourhood Associationhold an easter egg trail on the green. SebastianNoble with his prize for completing the trail.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2012

Brightly-coloured eggs, pint-sized detectives and a traditional farmers’ market provided a memorable Easter for thousands of families across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Following poignant church services to mark the story of Jesus, children and adults ignored the dull weather to take part in fun-filled events over the course of the weekend.

Junior super-sleuths donned Sherlock Holmes capes and deerstalker hats for an Easter treasure hunt around Norwich’s Dragon Hall.

Children visiting the historic building on King Street were given a detective kit to follow clues around the ancient rooms and the gloomy cellar.

Those who managed to crack the code of the mysterious giant eggs were given a chocolate treat for Easter.

Meanwhile, families flocked to Great Yarmouth Minster on the Saturday to take part in a family fun day.

Youngsters saw their teddy bears parachute off the roof of the church in a basket while others took part in games of giant Jenga and draughts inside the church.

Rev Andrew Avery said: “It has been a great success - it was lovely to see the church full of people of different ages all taking part in different activities.”

Near Fakenham, a new farmers’ market came to life on Easter Sunday when the Pensthorpe nature reserve held a local produce market and Easter trail.

Organiser Donna Walpole, who runs Donna’s Finest Scones in Fulmodestone, said: “It’s about promoting all the local produce in Norfolk. Food always tastes better when you know the source and it gives local producers a chance to show their goods.”

Families in Lowestoft could be seen foraging for clues during a special Easter egg hunt organised by the Lowestoft Lions.

Mums, dads and more than 200 children scoured Sparrow’s Nest gardens off Whapload Road to search for numbers and letters to secure an Easter egg prize.

Elsewhere in Suffolk, an Easter service was held on Sunday with a creative twist as people enjoyed an exhibition of local artists at The Holy Trinity church in Blythburgh.

Parishioners witnessed the unveiling of a new painting by Nicholas Mynheer, which joined a month-long exhibition featuring a piece by sculptor Laurence Edwards.

In Diss, dozens of children descended on Fair Green to enjoy an Easter egg trail.

More than 120 chocolate eggs were given away on Saturday morning for the event organised by the Fair Green Neighbourhood Association.

All proceeds will go to the neighbourhood association’s funds to maintain the public space.

Click on the link at the top of the page to see a picture gallery of the events.

0 comments

Other news

Saturday, January 24, 2015
The new sign that detects motorists using their mobile phone. Photo : Steve Adams

Norfolk and Suffolk Police are starting a joint week-long crackdown on motorists who use phones while at the wheel.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Police have been called to a number of accidents after a night of freezing temperatures

A gas tanker has overturned in icy conditions on a rural road near Eye.

Friday, January 23, 2015
MP Eric Pickles

Plans to construct three turbines in south Norfolk have been thrown out by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles MP.

Most Read

Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tara Bailee, left, with daughter Rickeita Harvey and granddaughter Lexie.

WITH the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in Europe, Britain is witnessing the emergence of a new kind of grandma - glamorous, 30-somethings with not a blue rinse in sight who love to go out clubbing with their friends.

Read more
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Greater Anglia train on the Norwich to London service run by Abellio.  Photo: Bill Smith

Train operator Greater Anglia has announced a free rail ticket scheme for job seekers.

Read more
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Police have been called to a number of accidents after a night of freezing temperatures

A gas tanker has overturned in icy conditions on a rural road near Eye.

Read more
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Police have been called to a road traffic accident in Hinderclay, near Diss.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 2°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition