What’s on in Suffolk this Easter 2023

Easter eggs on grass

The Easter Holidays are highly anticipated each year, being the first long holiday since Christmas.

Easter marks the beginning of Spring and warmer temperatures thus providing the perfect opportunity to get away from everyday routines and enjoy quality time together.

Suffolk is always bustling over the Easter holidays with plenty of activities to enjoy, whether you’re holidaying with family or friends. From Easter Egg hunts to farmers markets full of seasonal local produce, take a look at our favourite events and activities happening in Suffolk over the Easter holidays.

Southwold Lighthouse Tours

Date: Various dates throughout the Easter holidays

Enjoy breathtaking views from the most iconic building in Southwold with a tour of Southwold’s beautiful Lighthouse. Having been recently taken over by Adnams, you will be joined by an experienced tour guide on a 50 minute tour of the Lighthouse, plus you can take away a voucher for a drink at The Sole Bay Inn opposite the Lighthouse (which may be needed after climbing all those steps!) plus a discount at the Adnams Cellar and Kitchen stores. Book your tour online.

Henstead Food Fair (approx. 7 miles from Southwold)

Date: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April 2023

Don’t miss a showcase of local Suffolk producers at the Henstead Food Fair this Easter holiday. Entry is free and there’s parking available.

Easter Audio Egg Hunt at The Red House in Aldeburgh (approx. 17 miles from Southwold)

Date: Saturday 1st – Sunday 16th April 2023

Head to the historic home of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears this Easter and explore the beautiful grounds using the family-friendly audio guide with lots of Easter fun along the way. Find the sounds to claim your Easter prize!

Open Afternoon at Steamworks in Southwold

Date: Sunday 2nd April 2023

Learn all about the historic Southwold railway this Easter at the Steamworks first open afternoon of 2023. The 3 foot narrow gauge railway used to link Southwold with the Great Eastern main line at Halesworth 8¾ miles inland, and closed in 1929. Enjoy a guided tour around the site plus the café and shop will be open during your visit.

Mini Music Makers Easter Special at Snape Maltings (approx. 19 miles from Southwold)

Date: Wednesday 5th & Wednesday 12th April 2023

Perfect for families with children under 5 years of age, this special Easter event is hosted in the River View Restaurant. This fun-filled free event is an hour in length and features storytelling and songs.

The Velveteen Rabbit at Southwold Arts Centre

Date: Thursday 6th April 2023

A joyful uplifting tale of magic, friendship and hope. This tale is brought to the audience by two actors, puppetry and Makaton, the perfect show for a young family. Suitable for children ages 3 years and older.

RSPB Family Wildlife Walk at Snape Maltings (approx. 19 miles from Southwold)

Date: Thursday 6th & Thursday 13th April 2023

The Maltings at Snape is buzzing with wildlife so why not take part in this family wildlife walk, hosted by volunteers from RSPB Minsmere. The walk begins and ends at Snape Maltings and you’re recommended to bring binoculars if you have them.

Antiques Fair Southwold

Date: Friday 7th, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2023 (Easter weekend)

The Antiques Fair returns to Southwold this Easter. Hosted at St Felix School in Reydon, you’ll have the opportunity to browse ceramics, art, jewellery and more.

Easter Egg Hunt at Dunwich Heath (approx. 12 miles from Southwold)

Date: Friday 7th – Monday 10th April 2023

A nature-inspired trail for all the family to enjoy. The kids will love following the easter trail sheet and will receive a chocolate egg after the trail.

Antique & Vintage Fair at the Old Hall in Reydon (approx. 1 mile from Southwold)

Date: Saturday 8th April 2023

With over 40 dealers from East Anglia, this all-weather fair takes place in the Old Hall Large Barn. Entry costs £2 but under 16s go free.

Easter Farmers Market at Snape Maltings (approx. 19 miles from Southwold)

Date: Saturday 8th April 2023

Suffolk is famed for its food and drink from local producers, so this Easter Farmers Market at Snape Maltings is the perfect way for you to discover them. Expect to see cheeses, chocolates, juices, bakes and much more.

The Take That Experience at Southwold Arts Centre

Date: Saturday 8th April 2023

A must-see for any Take That fans in Southwold over the Easter weekend. This incredible tribute show features all the hit songs from Take That’s incredible years performing. Show starts at 7.30pm. Come and sing along to your favourite songs!

Easter Egg Hunt at the Pit Stop Café in Southwold

Date: Sunday 9th April 2023 (Easter Sunday)

Join the Pit Stop Café at their annual Easter Event on Southwold’s glorious Common. There will be a mini monster show, Easter egg for every child plus a BBQ. Tickets are £6.50 per child.

The British Country Show at Henham Park (approx. 6 miles from Southwold)

Date: Easter Sunday & Easter Monday (9th & 10th April 2023)

The perfect event over the Easter weekend for everyone! The British Country Show is hosting a charity dog show, cooking demonstrations, local musicians, mini kids’ festival & local crafters.

Ink Festival at Halesworth (approx. 9 miles from Southwold)

Date: Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th April 2023

An annual event and the UKs leading producer of short plays, the Ink Festival returns to Halesworth for 2023. As well as a showcase of short plays there is a lineup of workshops, comedy, children’s programmes, art, poetry and much more. Ticket purchase required.

Looking for holiday cottage for the Easter holidays? Why not take a look at our lovely Easter holiday cottages in Southwold and the surrounding area – we have short break stays available as well as longer stays, plus there are some cracking Easter offers to take advantage of!

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