Five events in Breckland to keep your family entertained over the Easter holidays

The Dad's Army Museum in Thetford is now open for the 2017 season. Museum volunteers are ready to w

The Dad's Army Museum in Thetford is now open for the 2017 season. Museum volunteers are ready to welcolme visitors to the Norfol- based attraction. Picture: NICK BUTCHER - Credit: Nick Butcher

Running out of ideas to keep your children entertained over the Easter holidays? Here are five ideas and events to help you enjoy the time off with family.

The Gruffalo Spotter app will bring to life characters from The Gruffalo books at High Lodge, Thetfo

The Gruffalo Spotter app will bring to life characters from The Gruffalo books at High Lodge, Thetford Forest. Picture: Rupert Barry - Credit: Archant

Charles Burrell Museum

The smell of steam engines will fill the Thetford air as the museum reopens for the season on Sunday, April 16.

The museum will welcome steam, traction and model engines from other museums and organisations which will join Charles Burrell’s marquee engine, the Queen Mary.

An Easter egg hunt will take place for youngsters and cakes and refreshments will be available in the Steamers Cafe.

The Charles Burrell museum in Thetford will be reopening for the season. Picture by: Sonya Duncan

The Charles Burrell museum in Thetford will be reopening for the season. Picture by: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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The event will take place from 10am to 3pm.

Brandon Country Park. Picture: Archant Library

Brandon Country Park. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant

Ancient House Museum

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Get messy with a range of egg-citing craft activities at the Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life on White Hart Street.

The Discovery Day Easter crafts session, which will take place on Tuesday, April 11 from 10.30am until 1pm, will include decorating a pulpware egg.

There is no need to book and the event costs £2.

The Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life. Picture: Ian Burt

The Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Brandon Country Park

If biking is your thing than take in the beautiful blue skies and scenery as you ride the eight-and-a-half mile trail through the heart of Thetford Forest.

Fun for all the family, the ride consists of well-marked wide paths, narrow tracks and undulating drives.

There are also 1.5 mile, 3.5 mile and 6 mile trails for the walkers among you.

And after all that biking and walking, why not stop by the visitor centre and try one of the many cakes at the Copper Beech Tearoom.

Dad’s Army Museum

The ever-popular Dad’s Army Museum, in Thetford, continues to go from strength to strength.

New this year is a display in memory of Victoria Wood, as she made a film about the history of the show in 2000, as well as many old photos from filming which took place in the Thetford area.

The museum is open every Saturday from 10am to 3pm and it will also open on Tuesday, April 11.

High Lodge in Thetford Forest

An interactive trail for children is bringing the Gruffalo and other characters from the much-loved books to life.

The Gruffalo Spotter app will allow youngsters to follow clues through the forest which will lead to five different footprint markers in the forest.

When the markers are spotted a person can point their phone camera at them which uses the app to bring the characters to life with them appearing to blend in within the forest.

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