Easter fun at Sutton Hoo
Explore the wonder of the Sutton Hoo landscape with new life everywhere you look this spring. From rare breed lambs taking their first steps, daffodils bringing bursts of sunny yellow and a woodland coming to life with the stunning colours of spring; there's so much to see and do.
With 245 acres to explore, there's plenty to see at Sutton Hoo this spring. As our rare breed lambs discover Suffolk life, the whole site is teeming with activity every day from nature trails and talks, to Anglo-Saxon crafts.
Why not pick up one of our tracker packs for children from reception and see what they can discover, or get involved with some of the creative events and, for Easter weekend, the essential Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt.
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 30 March - Monday 2nd April
This Easter weekend, come and help Bunny collect the colours on a walk through history and nature, through the woods and around the ancient burial mounds! Decode the runes and unscrabble the answer to reveal the colours and win a yummy chocolate treat at the end.
Where better to celebrate this Ēosturmōnaþ – month of Easter - than this special Anglo-Saxon place. Hunts will be £2.50 per person (inc. NT members). Normal site admission applies.
Friday 30 March - Monday 2nd April
Meet our expert Anglo-Saxon dyer and learn how the Anglo-Saxons knew just how to utilise the natural ingredients all around them to dye their clothing and bring colour to their fabrics.
Nature Colour Trail
3rd - 15th April
After Easter weekend, join us around the site for a Nature Colour Trail exploring the Sutton Hoo landscape. Anglo-Saxons had a close relationship with nature and worked with it to bring natural colours to every aspect of their lives. Follow the trail and find the hidden answers to win a sticker!
Suggested donation of £1 per trail.
3rd-7th, 11th-13th, 15th April, at 12:30 - 14:00
Get crafty at Sutton Hoo. Join us for Anglo-Saxon craft demonstrations and see how natural materials were used to create beautiful objects. From stone carving, tablet weaving, spindle work or gold embroidery, you'll get the chance to interact with our expert volunteers and experience how the Anglo-Saxons drew inspiration from nature in their everyday lives.
These will take place outside, weather permitting, otherwise will be moved to the Exhibition Hall.
3rd, 5th, 7-10th, 12th April, at 1pm
Embark on a voyage of discovery across the ancient burial mounds and into history. Listen to our Anglo-Saxon guide as he reveals all the gruesome and grizzly details that are just too scary for our normal burial mound tours! Kids, you may have to hold your parent’s hands as you go, as it may be too scary for them! This is a free tour, just book at reception on arrival.
Rams and Lambs - Shepherd's Talks
4th, 6th, 11th and 13th April, at 1pm
Meet our National Trust shepherd, Andrew, on a tour up to the burial mounds and learn all about the important role our flock of sheep play in conservation here at Sutton Hoo. We have several rare-breeds that we care for including Loaghtan-Manx and Whitefaced Woodlands as well as new arrivals, two Herdwicks. Hopefully you'll even get chance to spot some lambs playing together as you go.
Floral Spring Wreath Workshop
14th and 15th April, at 11:00 - 12:30
Make a natural, floral wreath to herald spring! It can hang in your home or be used with a candle as a table centre piece. Please bring your own secateurs or garden scissors as well as any extra material you would like to incorporate from your own gardens. All other materials will be provided.
Tickets are £17 per person, which includes tea and coffee available throughout.
Sample the shop and tasty treats
Come and sample some of our Easter treats! Try out our Anglo-Saxon inspired chicken salad or treat yourself to a chocolate Easter bun instead, available all week. Our shop will also be selling a range of easter gifts from chocolate eggs to easter themed decorations.
Join us this Easter for creative crafts. Have a go at weaving like an Anglo-Saxon and create your own Easter paper basket - perfect for keeping your chocolate safe on your adventures.
Or why not grab one of our tracker packs and venture out into the wilderness, seeing what you can find on a walk around the Sutton Hoo landscape.
Come see this beautiful half-length replica ship on display in the Sutton Hoo courtyard during Easter week. Join us on board the Sae Wylfing and learn about sea-faring Anglo-Saxon culture. See how the ship was built, how it’s looked after now and find out about the construction of a full-size replica ship across the river in Woodbridge.