Easter events at West Suffolk attractions delight hundreds of families

Easter Family Fun at Pakenham Water Mill. 'Luke (6) and Ella Phillips from Gazeley ANL-150604-225010009
Easter Family Fun at Pakenham Water Mill. 'Luke (6) and Ella Phillips from Gazeley ANL-150604-225010009
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Easter entertainment was on the agenda at two West Suffolk attractions last weekend, with hundreds of families flocking to join in the action.

On Good Friday Ickworth House hosted an Easter Egg trail, inviting children to become Eggsplorers and trek through the grounds at received a chocolate egg at their journey’s end.

Easter Egg Trail at Ickworth House. Georgia Hall (6) and Charlotte (2) ANL-150604-220812009

Easter Egg Trail at Ickworth House. Georgia Hall (6) and Charlotte (2) ANL-150604-220812009

The 4th Earl of Bristol’s former home welcomed around 8,000 visitors from Friday to Monday, including around 1,800 children.

The National Trust property, one of a number of historic homes to host a Cadburys Eggsplorer trail, also had a barbeque with food prepared by a resident chef.

This weekend at Ickworth House there will be two days of skirmishes as costumed ‘soldiers’ recreate the Napoleonic wars.

Meanwhile an Easter Family Fun Day took place at Pakenham Water Mill on Monday, which attracted more than 250 visitors.

As well as tours around the working mill, families embarked upon its own Easter Egg trail around the gardens.

There was also an Easter bonnet competition, with prizes for the best entries, and each child received a free chocolate Easter egg.

Craft activities, a bouncy castle and other games provided further entertainment for youngsters.