See pictures of Easter celebrations across Suffolk
PUBLISHED: 13:28 16 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:20 16 April 2017
Giant bunny rabbits, chocolate eggs and mini yellow chicks - it can only be one time of the year.
Families across Suffolk celebrated Easter in the sunshine this weekend with several successful events taking place.
Around 40 children scrambled to The Ufford Crown for its sixth annual treasure hunt, which this year raised money for St Elizabeth Hospice.
Landlady Polly Durrant said: “It’s a nice community atmosphere as everyone gets together over Easter to do something fun for the children.
“Year on year we get such a lovely response.”
Thrill-seekers headed to Felixstowe seafront to enjoy a special Easter fun fair, put on by amusement park boss Stanley Harris.
Mr Harris said: “It’s been popular and the weather has been good.
“There’s been a good feeling around the seaside over the last few weeks.”
Home-Start Suffolk: East Ipswich & Coastal organised an event in Martlesham Heath, with sponsorship from Marks & Mann Estate Agents.
Around 90 children turned out, and were tasked to find three magic beans in exchange for a sweet treat. There was a special Easter hamper for the retriever of a golden bean.
Ella Heeney, fundraising co-ordinator, said: “It’s not really a fundraiser it’s more about doing an event for the community because we are a family support charity so it’s nice to do something for families locally.
“The weather was lovely. The sun came out, which makes a real difference.”
Sweet-toothed youngsters descended on Kesgrave where there were 400 Easter eggs, which were all donated, to be found at the Long Strops bridleway.
The event was arranged by the Kesgrave Music Festival committee and raised around £450 for St Elizabeth Hospice on behalf of the Kate Moyes Memorial Fund.
Debbie McCallum, one of the organisers, said: “To see smiles on the little faces was brilliant.”
Patients at Ipswich Hospital also enjoyed chocolate eggs thanks to the generosity of local firms.
The Easter Bunny and Disney Princess Belle visited the children’s ward to hand out the goodies, while the annual appeal for eggs, run by the Ipswich Hospital Charity, was so successful this year that deliveries were also made to adult patients.