Easter retreat in East Anglia

Royal estates, sweeping coastlines and some of the best-known nature reserves in the country. Camping in East Anglia ticks all the right boxes for outdoor enthusiasts, and it has its fair share of historic towns and cities, too. Best of all, a camping break in East Anglia places you within easy reach of all this and more, ensuring you're never short of fantastic things to see, do and experience.

This Easter, take advantage of the extra-long weekend with an action-packed stay in this gorgeous corner of Britain. Snuggle down at Sandringham and immerse yourself in royal history, or head for the beach at West Runton for a weekend of classic seaside fun - whichever site you choose, there's a never-ending list of great days out just waiting to be discovered.

To help you choose, we've laid out an itinerary of local activities. All of these events take place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and are within a short drive of one or more Club Sites in East Anglia. That means less time driving and more time in the great outdoors - exploring all that's great and good in this marvellous corner of the world.

Day 1 - Good Friday

Kick off the Easter weekend with a day by the seaside at Cromer, just 10 minutes from West Runton Club Site. Cromer Pier is always worth a visit, especially on Good Friday for the spectacular musical, Some Enchanted Evening. Watch a host of talented professionals perform Broadway and West End favourites from classics such as The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Les Misérables, Fame, Chicago and many more. Booking essential!

Day 2 - Easter Saturday

Fancy a grand day out? Those staying at Sandringham Club Site can wander over to the magnificent Royal Sandringham House and be one of the first visitors of 2017. Take a tour of the house, explore its gardens and museum and even step inside Sandringham Church. Book a tour of the historic mansion, which re-opens to visitors from Saturday 15th April, or go one better by taking afternoon tea with inclusive access to the house and grounds.

What better way to round up a day of royalty than an evening of dancing? Make your way to Ely in Cambridgeshire, less than an hour's drive from Sandringham, for Ballroom and Sequence dancing with live music by David Last.

Day 3 - Easter Sunday

Roll up, roll up for Russells Circus, which rumbles into Sheringham over the Easter weekend. Just 10 minutes from West Runton Club Site, this action-packed event promises an all-star cast of circus performers and daredevils providing two hours of thrilling entertainment. Featuring circus skills, clowns and the terrifying Globe of Death, it's certainly a contender for the greatest show on earth.

Day 4 - Easter Monday

Wind up the Easter weekend with a fascinating geology walk around West Runton. On Monday afternoon from 1.30 until 4.15pm, join a tour group for a memorable walk along the beach from West Runton to Wood Hill, discovering local landmarks and understanding rock formations. From a 70-million year old seabed to a Mesolithic landscape, discover the fascinating story of the land beneath your very feet.

Discover more of East Anglia's best-loved natural landmarks with the National Trust's self-guided Brancaster Staithe Wildlife Walk in Norfolk. Perfect for those staying at Sandringham Club Site, it's a lovely dog-friendly trail from Brancaster Staithe Harbour that takes in glorious views and points of interest along the way. Among them, enjoy a scenic vista over Barrow Common and look out for the Second World War wreck of SS Vina.

Another fantastic self-guided trail is the Blakeney Point Coastal Walk. Follow the 4 mile-long shingle spit to the Lifeboat House, keeping watch for grey and common seals along the way.

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