Easter family fun in Long Melford
Hundreds of families headed to Long Melford over the Easter weekend as the historic village’s two impressive stately homes held their own Easter events.
The annual Eastertide at Kentwell Hall attracted more than 700 people on the Friday as the sun shone.
Families enjoyed roaming the house and grounds as it was in the Tudor period, with the Tudor actors cooking hot cross buns for the visitors to enjoy, while the 70 new-born lambs also drew the crowds.
“It was going really well then we got hit by the storm,” said marketing and business development manager Sharron Scott.
Storm Katie did its best to disrupt the event as tents were blown away and the house’s more modern internet connection was lost, but still visitors came on the Sunday and Monday.
The house remains open with some Tudor attractions open until Sunday, with the ‘impossible quiz’ still to be completed.
At Melford Hall the weather also affected the Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Despite 900 visitors attending the stately home’s egg hunt on the Friday, there are still 1,000 eggs left to give away.
Because of this the egg hunts will continue for the next two weeks.
“Friday was superb, absolutely magical,” said events organiser Veronica Stuart.
As well as hunting round the gardens for clues to win a chocolate prize, there were games, including the popular egg and spoon race for both children and adults, with prizes of tickets to the Hall’s Peter Rabbit theatre in August.