Spring has sprung, the daffodils are out and the chocolate eggs are flying off the shelf, which can mean only one thing... Easter!
Yes, I know what the more cynical of you are thinking – the moment the boxes of Valentine's chocolates and dozen red roses have disappeared, they have been replaced by Cadbury's Creme Eggs and little bunches of what look like spring onions but are definitely labelled 'daffodils'. In fact, there are some shops that have had Easter Eggs on their shelves since Boxing Day, which even for a chocoholic such as me seems a little over the top, but in the end, the opportunity to have a couple of days off work, spend time with the family, and watch the little ones run around the garden looking for hidden eggs (or in my case, my 31 year-old brother) is incentive enough not to get too annoyed at the commercialisation of the holiday.
So what's on in Haverhill this Easter?
From Friday 29th March until Monday 1st April, Anglesey Abbey will be playing host to an Easter Trail; great fun for all the family, with clues dotted around the Abbey's beautiful garden. Supported by Cadbury's, no booking is need for the Easter Trail but normal admission charges to Anglesey Abbey apply.
Simply pick up your trail guide from the Visitor Centre and seek out the clues to claim a yummy prize!
Alternatively, if you would prefer to stay closer to home, East Town Park in Haverhill has its own Easter Egg Hunt taking place from 2pm until 5pm on Saturday 30th March 2013. Costing £1.50 per child, go on a search for hidden tokens, a chocolate egg for every child and plenty of Easter prizes.
Of course, there's no reason why you should automatically head out and about this Easter; you could always invite family and friends to your home instead. If you are planning a big get-together, why not ask Haverhill baker, Cupcakes by Simone to provide the sweet treats for you?
Simone specialises in cupcakes, giant cupcakes, and child-friendly cake pops and push pops in a wide range of delicious flavours, such as vanilla, chocolate, lemon and peanut butter. And we're sure that if you ask nicely and give her a bit of notice, Simone will be able to rustle up some Easter-themed treats... Mini Egg cupcakes anyone?
There's nothing better than a good, old-fashioned Roast Dinner on Easter Sunday, so give Kedington Butchers a call to order your Riverside Beef, locally reared free range chicken, Dingley Dell pork or spring lamb.
Located close to Haverhill, Kedington Butchers is a family run business, with a reputation for top quality, locally sourced produce, a warm welcome and competitive prices.
Sometimes the last thing you want to do is spend your precious time off slaving over a hot stove. For a welcome antidote, why not take the family (or yourself!) to the cinema?
Cineworld Haverhill has a whole host of child-friendly films showing over Easter, including the family blockbuster, Wreck It Ralph, and the Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz the Great and Powerful.
And for those of you who would like to avoid the droves of kids over the Easter holidays (and let's face it – if they're bouncing off the walls after consuming their body weight in chocolate eggs, you're probably being very sensible), you could always opt for Steven Soderburgh's compelling new drama, Side Effects, the riotous Incredible Burt Wonderstone featuring Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey or the gritty British action, Welcome to the Punch, with James McAvoy and Mark Strong
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