Look out for the Easter Bunny on trains and at Norwich station this Spring

Monday, 26 March 2018

The Easter Bunny is hopping onto ‘Bunny Express’ trains from Norwich station to the coast, as well as giving out chocolate treats on the concourse this week, to kick start the Easter holidays.

Families can meet the Bunny on the concourse on Thursday (29 March) between 11am and 2pm.

They can also catch it on selected Greater Anglia ‘Bunny Express’ services on Friday 30 March 2018, which have been organised by the Bittern and Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnerships, when the Bunny will give out treats through the trains.

The trains are at 1005 from Norwich to Lowestoft. 1057 from Lowestoft to Norwich, 1145 from Norwich to Sheringham and the 1247 from Sheringham to Norwich.

There is no need to book in advance. Accompanied children can travel for just £2 each or great value Family Ranger fares are available that offer unlimited travel all day on selected branch lines.

An Easter Egg Hunt and colouring competition will also run at Norwich station from Friday 30 March to Friday 6 April with 5 stamps and stamp pads hidden throughout the station.

Once participants find all the stamps to spell out a 5-letter word, they can redeem an Easter egg treat from the customer services desk in the station concourse.

Participants can pick up a free colouring sheet (colour pencils and sheets will be supplied on a table at the concourse) and share their finished artwork on Twitter and Facebook.

If they use the three hashtags #eggtasticGA, #bitternline and #wherrylines, they will be in the running to win either a Bittern Line Family Ranger ticket or a Wherry Lines Family Ranger ticket to use in summer 2018.

The competition will run from 30 March to 6 April and two randomly-picked winners will be announced shortly after.

Maggie Tan, Community Rail Norfolk’s Development Officer, said: “Everyone looks forward to springtime and sunshine after winter and it’s great to kick-start the weekend with an Easter Egg Hunt, colouring competition and the Bunny Express services.”

Peter Mayne, Chairman of the Bittern Line Community Rail Partnership, said: “What a fun idea for a family trip by train on the Bittern Line to Norwich, the seaside or one of many nearby attractions”. Cllr Roger Foulger, Chairman of the Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnership, said: “All passengers using train services are looking forward to spring after difficulties experienced from the Beast from the East and what better way to lifting spirits is there than to participate in an Easter Egg hunt. Good luck to everyone!”

Paul Haynes, Greater Anglia’s Community Partnership Manager, said: “We're grateful to the Community Rail Partnerships for running this fun-filled event at Norwich station. Families can extend the fun further with one of our Family Ranger tickets which offers unlimited travel up and down our scenic community rail lines for a great value day out.”