E-A-S-T-E-R fun in the Broads National Park

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Easter is nearly upon us and we don’t want to miss one moment of all the bluebell-smelling, chocolate-munching glory. So, in each of its letters, we give you the lowdown on what not to miss in the Broads National Park this Easter.

E – E is for eggs

Booja Booja easter
Booja Booja's decadent Easter selection

The chocolate sort, because local vegan chocolate company Booja-Booja has the most beautiful organic chocolate eggs on offer this Easter. If you care about the planet and would much rather have a beautiful hand-painted wooden box over plastic packaging then these are the perfect solution. You can also pay a visit to one of the many Easter events taking place in the Broads this year if you want to claim an egg prize.

A – A is for Animals

This is the perfect time of year to spend some time around our furry friends. Meet the farm animals at Wroxham Barns, the alpacas at Burnt Fen and of course our feather-footed friends the shire horses at Hillside Animal & Shire Horse Sanctuary. If you fancied getting out into nature to look for some birds or maybe even spot an otter, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to nature reserves worth a visit.

S – S is for Strolls

walking at burgh castle
Walking at Burgh Castle © Julian Claxton

You simply should not resist a stroll through the Broads in springtime. There are perfect walks in the Broads National Park for everyone from the reluctant rambler to the strident strider! Check out our blog post ‘A pub and a pootle’ for loads of great routes that incorporate a pub into the walk, or read our blog post on the best walks in the Broads for routes suitable for all abilities.

T – T is for Thrilling

Spring doesn’t just have to be about bunnies! Why not explore some of the exotic creatures which dwell at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens? There aren’t many places in the Broads where you can hear a tiger roar! For a different kind of thrill, why not hire a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and get the heart pumping whilst exploring some of the lesser-travelled backwaters? 

E – E is for Energy

BeWILDerwood is the ultimate playground to explore with the kids

Get your heart racing this Spring by taking the kids along to BeWILDerwood. It’s the perfect day out for small people with boat trips and woodland climbing frames a-plenty, and you might even find that the adults quite enjoy it too!

R – R is for Restaurants

There are loads of great places to eat out in the Broads National Park wherever it is you happen to be. From Norfolk Plough Pie at Hoveton Hall to a Mediterranean platter at the Galley in Horning. It might be a little while after Easter, but don't forget to check out Broads Restaurant Week which takes place from 1 - 9 June 2019 if you want to be inspired to try somewhere new and go on a culinary journey.