Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Easter Holidays with Windmill Lodges

Fill your Easter holiday with exciting events this year, and make it your best Easter yet while staying at our luxury lodges in Suffolk. With a wide range of events, from lambing to historical re-enactments, Suffolk has something for all the members of the family to enjoy. If you’d prefer to stay in and enjoy a quieter Easter holiday, then our luxury log cabins are perfect. On arrival you will receive an Easter egg and hot cross buns to enjoy during your stay, as well as our usual welcome pack of wine, eggs, milk, tea, coffee and sugar.

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Head over to Framlingham Castle and take part in the Easter Adventure Quest, where you and your children will meet historical characters including kings, butlers, Roman centurions and even monks. These friendly characters will help you on your quest as you explore the castle and solve the hidden clues. Finish the challenge and receive a chocolate reward as your prize.


The annual Gingerbread Trail at Woodbridge will be taking place again this year between the 21st March and the 15th April following the success of last year’s trail. Buy a trail sheet for just £1 from The Cake Shop and follow the clues to find the seven biscuits hidden around Woodbridge town centre for a chance to win a delicious Easter egg shaped biscuit baked by The Cake Shop using Tide Mill flour.

Also happening in Woodbridge is this year’s big Easter Egg Hunt in Elmhurst Park, where there will be more than 500 hidden Easter eggs. The event will be across the park, with a series of easy-to-follow clues to help children find the eggs. There will also be a face painter on site and participants will receive a visit from the much loved mascot of Tide Mill – Millie the Tide Mill Mouse.

Bury St Edmunds

Ickworth Hall will be bustling with activities throughout the Easter holidays, including their yearly Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt where your children can explore hidden holes, the enchanted garden and even the magical park to find the tasty Cadburys prize.

Ickworth will also be hosting Look Out Archery at Easter, which gives your children the chance to explore their inner Katniss Everdeen or Robin Hood. Qualified instructors will teach and guide your children, with special prizes for target achievements. This will be taking part between 11am and 4pm from 25th March to 3rd April, and will cost just £3 for 7 arrows.


Celebrate Eastertide at Kentwell Hall from the 25th to the 28th March, and enjoy a Tudor style celebration with music, dancing, hot cross bun making and more. Take on the Impossible Quiz and if you’re lucky enough to win you will receive a large chocolate egg.

For young children there is also an Easter Egg Trail, as well as a Heffalump Hunt down on the farm. These events will take place no matter the weather, with plenty of warm shelters to hide should it rain.  Kentwell Hall is just over an hour away from our luxury log cabins, and is perfect for a family day out.

Needham Market

Visit Baylham House Farm this Easter and start your holiday with the arrivals of their new lambs, which can be fed and cuddled throughout the lambing season. You may even get to see some of the lambs being born if you’re lucky! At the farm they are also expecting piglets from their pigs Nina and Ellie, who can be seen throughout the day.

Children will also have plenty of hands on opportunities with Guernsey goats available to meet and brush, and bunnies to cuddle and have a picture taken with. Children can also collect eggs from the chickens while at Baylham, and can search for treasure in the Farm Treasure Hunt.

Snape Maltings

The Easter Farm Market will be full of fresh produce throughout Easter, and here you can stock up on fresh home-grown food to take back with you to our self-catering lodges. At the same time Snape Maltings will be hosting numerous concerts in its famous concert hall, including performances from the Berkeley Ensemble and Marian Consort. There will also be a magician, face painting and an Easter egg hunt. 

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