Easter Family Fun

Easter Family Fun

Easter

Easter Holidays 2019

The daffodils have barely pushed through the final frosts of winter, the merest hint of cherry blossom is on the trees meaning the last embers of winter are finally smouldering out – but parents are already frantically arranging childcare for the Easter Holidays coming up in April.

We understand how difficult this can be, especially when families are on a budget. We hear of parents taking unpaid leave to look after children during the School Holidays stretching budgets even further.

With this in mind, we have put together this guide to things going on in your area. We have tried to keep things as cheap as possible and in some cases, we have found some free activities and days out.

To make it easier we split the guide down into your local County – however, if you are planning a trip further afield, or visiting family, you might find something on here to tempt you that is worth a day trip to somewhere else.

For more information on the events / activities below, click the link in the description.

There is also a list of links and references to the websites where these were found at the end of the blog.

We are not affiliated in any way with the websites listed, but wanted to spread the word for some great fun and cheap (or FREE), family activities for the School Holidays.

 

Avon

Bath World Heritage Day

Green Park Station – Bath

Thursday 18 April

FREE

Visitors of all ages will be able to take part in activities exploring the cities exceptional architectural and engineering achievements: past, present and future. UNESCO World Heritage Event.

 

Model Engineering Exhibition

Radstock Museum – Radstock

Throughout Easter Holidays

Family Ticket £13

From railway engines the size of your little finger, to models of Somerset & Dorset railway locomotives, coal-mining machinery, aeroplanes from two world wars, and the Titfield Thunderbolt. There is also a Virtual Reality Victorian Coalmining ride, a dressing up area and “Smell Boxes” of a Victorian Town.

Cotswolds Guided Walks

Cotswolds AONB

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE

One of the most picturesque areas in the country, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is teeming with guided walks and rambling routes. Whether you prefer to take the children alone or join a group led by the Cotswolds Voluntary Wardens click the link above for times, dates and meeting places.

 

Crafty Cats

Bishop’s Palace – Wells

Tuesday 16 April

Family Ticket from £14 (entry to Palace and grounds – this Easter event is included)

Easter-themed craft activities including making bunny masks, weaving Easter baskets and creating Easter egg mosaics.

 

Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Throughout Easter Holidays

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

£6 Adults, under 16s FREE

To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery will be displaying 12 of his finest drawings as part of #Leonardo500 – a national celebration of one of history’s greatest geniuses.

 

Avon Valley Railway

Bitton Station, Bath Road – Bitton, BS30 6HD

Normal Admission prices apply

Throughout Easter Holidays

Click the link above to take a look at the events going on throughout the Easter Holidays – from Steam Train rides, boat trips and quiz nights, there’s plenty of family themed events to keep the children entertained.

 

Historic Garden Tour

Goldney House – Bristol

Throughout Easter Holidays

£10 – includes a copy of historic gardens book

This is a real treat for the school holidays. Normally closed to the public, the University Of Bristol is inviting people to take a look around the ornate gardens at Goldney house through a series of guided walks.

 

Cool Catz Holiday Club

Churchill Sports Centre – Winscombe

Throughout Easter Holidays

£ – Contact centre for price

Holiday clubs are available for 4-12 year olds – Tigers Club caters for the 4-8 year olds who enjoy craft and play activities. Our Cool Catz club offers a more sporting theme for 8-12 year olds.

 

 

Bedfordshire

 

‘Bring a Picnic’

The Swiss Garden, Old Warden Park – Shuttleworth

Monday 22 April

FREE – with garden admission

Enjoy a guided tour the garden as well as finding out a bit more about its history and recent restoration. Also, enjoy a rare opportunity to picnic within the garden. Free with garden admission.

 

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

The Swiss Garden, Old Warden Park – Shuttleworth

Sunday 28 April

£3 for children – Family tickets available

Be entertained by Alice in Wonderland characters in the fairy-tale surroundings of the Swiss Garden. Enjoy crafts, magic, a Punch & Judy show and Maypole and Morris Dancers! Dress up if you can – mad hats at the very least!

 

Kit the Squirrel Woodland Trail

Langford Road – Biggleswade, (SG18 9JX)

Throughout Easter Holidays

£1.50 per trail sheet

Kit the Squirrel needs your help! Follow the trail by answering Kit’s Questions and meet a range of creatures along the way. Explore the Garden, Meadow and Woodland to discover all about the baby animals who live there – look out for sheep, swans, tadpoles, owls and many more! Head back over to the Shop at the end to hand in your completed sheet and receive your treat!

 

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly

Luton Library Theatre, St Georges Square

Sunday 14 April

£7

Come and relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart-warming family fun.

 

The Princess and the Pea

Luton Central Library, Children’s Area

Monday 15 April

£5

This tale, made famous by Hans Christian Anderson, has been adapted into an engaging, playful storytelling based play, where children are encouraged to add their voice and energy to the unfolding story. An enchanting tale to delight and entertain all ages.

 

The Sand Dragon

Stockwood Discovery Centre – Luton

Monday 15 April

£7

A magical puppet storytelling show based on the tale of The Sand Dragon. Join Edie and her daddy in this enchanting tale capturing the magic of dreams and imagination. Using an exciting mix of puppets and music, Paul Batten from Theatrix Arts performs this magical story based on the book The Sand Dragon. Why not stay after for a Sand Dragon workshop where you can learn to make your very own Sand Dragon.

 

Drop In Easter Crafts

Forest Centre, Station Road – Marston Moretaine

Tuesday 16 April

£4

Come down to the Forest Centre to make daffodils, rabbit nose masks, paper chicks, and decorate some krispie cakes.

 

Easter Trail

Forest Centre, Station Road – Marston Moretaine

Throughout Easter Holidays

£3

Help the Easter Bunny to find all of his bonnets in his Carrot Garden, and get a chocolate treat!

 

The Magical Library

Luton Central Library, Children’s Area

Thursday 18 April

£5

The old shop librarian is just about to shut up the library at the end of a long day, when he comes across a magical ancient book that contains tales of amazing adventures. As he reads the stories, they come to life in the library! Stay after for a puppet-making workshop where you can create one of the characters in the story.

 

Festival of Power 2019

Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road – Wellingborough

Friday 19 – Sunday 21 April

£22 adult day ticket – KIDS GO FREE!

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Cars, National Drag Racing, Monster Trucks, Stunt Displays and more.

 

Berkshire

 

Easter Market

Grange United Reformed Church, Southcote – Reading

Saturday 13 April

FREE!

Bring the kids down to browse through stalls including Crafts, Cakes, Easter Tombola, Raffle, Books, Bric-Brac, charity stalls, plus tea, coffee, hot cross buns, sandwiches and ploughman’s lunches.

 

All About Dogs Show

Newbury Showground – Thatcham

Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 April

Adults £12 / under 16 £6.50

Two days of exciting arena displays, expert advice, shopping and lots of have-a-go activities – and if you don’t have a dog, there’s plenty of fun for humans too! Tickets to the Newbury All About Dogs Show will also give you access to the Newbury Garden Show!

 

Newbury Garden Show

Newbury Showground – Thatcham

Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 April

Adults £7 under 16 FREE!

Newbury Garden Show celebrates the very best of gardening, home and lifestyle packed with inspiration, flowers and plants and everything you need for your home and garden. The shows are a celebration of lifestyle and the great outdoors.

 

Walk for Parkinson’s

Welford Park – Newbury

Sunday 28 April

Adults £12 under 16 £5 – sponsorship forms available!

Walk off the Easter Eggs while raising much-needed funds for Parkinson’s UK. There are two routes depending on your level of fitness – both taking in the beautiful Welford Park Estate, home of the Great British Bake Off!

 

Build a Mini Bug Hotel

Beale Park Wildlife Park & Gardens – Lower Basildon

Wednesday 17 April

£5 per hotel

Head down to the Wild Explorer Centre (Education Building) at Beale Park to learn how to keep bugs snug by giving them somewhere to sleep, breed and be safe. You can even take your mini bug hotel to take home.

 

Meet the Bugs this Easter

Beale Park Wildlife Park & Gardens – Lower Basildon

Wednesday 17 April

FREE!

Get up close and personal with some of the residents that live at the Park. If you would like to experience the amazing world of giant insects, then pop along to the Park from 1.30pm to 3.30pm – you’re guaranteed to have a bugtastic time!

 

The Museum of English Rural Life

Redlands Road – Reading

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

The MERL uses a diverse and surprising collection to explore how the skills and experiences of farmers and craftspeople, past and present, can help shape our lives now and into the future. Whether on your own or with friends and family, discover new immersive galleries, take in the in-house collections and relax in our garden. There is also a café on-site.

 

Lockey Park Farm

Sindlesham Road – Aborfield

Throughout Easter Holidays

£4

Take a walk around the park to see the pigs, cattle, sheep, horses (and many others), on this working farm. With lambing season just finished there should be plenty of little baby lambs to get up close with – you can even feed them! There is also a café and a crazy golf course so great value for the kids to spend a day learning about the animals.

 

Krazy Playdays

Norcot Industrial Estate – Reading

Throughout Easter Holidays

£1.50 – £7.95 (dependant on age)

Suitable for children of up to 11 years old, the indoor soft play centre has exciting and interesting areas to let them play, learn and explore – especially handy for those April Showers!

 

Dawn Chorus Nature Walk

Dinton Pastures Country Park, Hurst – Wokingham

Sunday 28 April

FREE! (Adult £2)

Enjoy the spectacle of the dawn chorus with knowledgeable local enthusiasts for a walk around the park.

 

Bucklebury Farm Park

Bucklebury Park – Reading

Throughout Easter Holidays

Family Ticket from £34

With your ticket, you can go on a guided tour of the grounds to meet the Deer herd – plus, with lots of other activities planned for the holidays you can get up close and personal to all sorts of furry friends including Llamas, Shetland Ponies and Lambs to bottle feed. If the weather is unkind you can go and “Pet a Pet” in the barn and see the bunnies and Guinea-pigs in the Guinea-Pig village.

 

The Living Rainforest

Hampstead Norreys – Thatcham

Throughout Easter Holidays

Family Ticket from £36 – tickets are valid for 12 months!

Home to 700 species of plants and animals with children able to watch birds, butterflies, monkeys, crocodiles and lizards roam free in the tropical glasshouses.

 

See this great blog on the In Your Area website for loads more fun packed days out in and around Berkshire.

 

 

Buckinghamshire

 

Pace Big Walk

Wendover Memorial Hall, Wharf Rd – Wendover

Saturday 27 April

£10

With a range of walks to suit all ages and abilities, head over to the Memorial Hall to register – for the £10 fee you will get a Big Walk T-Shirt, refreshments and snacks on route as well as at the end! For more information on the routes click the link above.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Waddesdon Manor – Aylesbury

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

£3

This fun educational Easter Egg hunt is designed to teach children about nature through the ages. Discover what creatures used to live at Waddeston and help find their eggs. Complete the trail for a prize – they even have dairy free prizes for anyone with allergies – quite possibly the most thoughtful East Egg hunt out there.

 

Easter Lambing

Chiltern Open Air Museum – Chalfont St Giles

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

Family Ticket from £24 – lambing is FREE!

Always a firm family favourite, the Easter Lambing even is part of the wider “Special Easter Weekend Event” at the COAM – all events are included in the general admission prices and include fun family crafts, Easter trails and other activities – click the link above for more information.

 

Easter in the Stuart Household

Bucks County Museum – Aylesbury

Sunday 21 – Monday 22 April

Entry by Donation

Come and learn how a country manor prepared for Easter in the 1600s. James I is about to become king – help the household members and their servants prepare for this spectacular feast – a great way to teach children about life during the Golden Age of English history.

 

Crabby

The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

Saturday 13 April

£7.50

Designed for kids aged 7 and under, this great play is designed for children with special and / or complex needs. Fully signed and featuring a performance plus a sensory play session, this little tale explores anger, frustration and tantrums. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the Edwardian seaside in this award-winning musical multi-sensory show from Collar & Cuffs Co.

 

Out of the Hat

The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

Saturday 27 April

£7.50

A story about friendship and REAL magic! When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired to put on the world’s greatest magic show! Along the way they encounter some fabulous characters, such as a transformative moth, a band of musical frogs, an artistic spider and a sassy glow-worm who all help to create their dream.

 

Feast on the Field

Holmer Green Senior School, Parish Piece – Holmer Green

Saturday 27 April

£4 for children

Come down to the school field to enjoy a great day of food and music. Put on by the School Music Events Team the event will allow festivalgoers to listen to local music, enjoy freshly made hot food and local drinks, and purchase quality artisan goods.

 

Easter Fun Day

Nash Mills Village Hall – Hemel Hempstead

Sunday 21 April

FREE!

Get down to the Village Hall to enjoy a fun packed Easter egg-travaganza with a Bouncy Castle, Easter Egg Hunt, Hook A Duck, Games Stall, Bean Bag Toss, Lucky Dip, Tombola, Raffle and Many More. Food and Refreshments Available on the day. A great community event.

 

The Greatest Showman – Sing-A-Long – relaxed screening

The Old Town Hall – Hemel Hempstead

Tuesday 16 April

£4

This screening is designed for people who may benefit from a more relaxed environment – with the lights on a little and the volume down slightly, come down and sing along to the musical film of 2018.

 

 

Cambridgeshire

 

Action Drawing

Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street – Cambridge

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

FREE!

This free drop-in session allows children to come and get creative, taking inspiration from what exhibition is currently showing. These sessions are all year round and during the Easter Holidays there is an Oscar Murillo exhibition. Click the link for more information for other events held here.

 

Studio Sunday

Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street – Cambridge

Sunday 14, 21 and 28 April

FREE!

These drop-in sessions run throughout the year and so is a perfect way to while away a few hours on a Sunday afternoon with the children. These artist led workshops are designed to get children to take inspiration from the displays and exhibitions around them to create their own work of art.

 

Early Years Studio

Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street – Cambridge

Friday 26 April

£5

Early Years Studio is a fun, creative, immersive experience for children aged 0-4. The sessions are designed with early years development in mind. The artists take ideas and inspiration from our collection to create new worlds of development and enjoyment for children under 4 years old.

 

Panoramic views of Cambridge

St Marys Church – Cambridge

Throughout Easter Holidays

Family ticket from £12

See the panoramic views of Cambridge and the colleges from the tower at Great St Mary’s, Cambridge, visit the gift shop, do brass rubbings too!

 

Cambridge Bike Tours

Elm Street – Cambridge

Throughout Easter Holidays

From £25

Keep fit while experiencing the best way to explore this beautiful and fascinating city, which is famous for cycling. Get off the beaten track and discover hidden gems with local Cambridge-born guide.

 

University Museum of Zoology

Downing Street – Cambridge

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

Enjoy spectacular displays of fossils, mammal skeletons, birds, beautiful shells… Discover hundreds of animals from all over the world and follow displays tracing the evolution of animal life. Open 7 days a week this is an excellent FREE day out the kids will love – after all, what child doesn’t just love dinosaurs!

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Ickworth House Park & Gardens – Bury St Edmunds

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

There’s so much to see indoors and outdoors at this beautiful National Trust country estate. This Easter children can follow bunny’s paw prints to find all of nature’s building materials through the Albana Walk to win a chocolate prize.

 

Clip n Climb

Clifton Road Industrial Estate – Cambridge

Throughout Easter Holidays

£12.50

With over 20 climbing challenges, Clip n Climb is a great fun day out for the whole family – suitable for children aged 4 and up this is a fun, exciting and very different indoor day out if the weather is not playing ball.

 

Cambridge Science Centre

Clifton Road – Cambridge

Throughout Easter Holidays

£3

Let children get hands on and discover the wonders of science through the range of interactive shows and activities – Cambridge Science Centre a must for all the family.

 

Thomas and Travelling Post Office

Old Great North Road – Peterborough

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April

Price TBC

Come along and ride the steam train with Postie Pete and his Cat, Ginger, who work on the mail train. With lots of great activities throughout the Easter Holidays, including Morris Dancing on the 13th, click the link above for more info.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Shepreth Wildlife Park – Station Road

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

£8 (incl. ticket to the park)

Hunt down the hidden Easter images and claim your yummy Easter Egg reward – packed with fun games, presentations, entertainers and special guests, plus with over 100 species of rescued and orphaned animals (including tigers and monkeys) this looks a great day out.

 

Easter Weekend Special

Audley End Miniature Railway – Saffron Walden

Saturday 13 – Monday 22 April

£12

Take a train ride into the woods to see the Easter Bunny himself. Spot all the animals, nests and eggs on the Easter Trail to receive a tasty treat and meet all the Easter Bunny’s furry friends in the woods. At the end of the trail, stay behind for an Easter Craft workshop to create your very own bonnet to take home.

 

 

Cheshire

 

Easter Eggstravaganza

Anderton Boat Lift – Lift Lane, Anderton – Northwich

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

FREE!

Winner of large Visitor attraction of the year 2018! This Easter Weekend there’ll be arts and crafts in the marquee, meet and greet with all your favourite characters, plus a special Easter Treasure Hunt with a prize for everyone that can solve the mystery.

 

Easter Eggsplorer

City Wide – Chester

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE

Find the ten different coloured eggs hiding in shops throughout the city centre to win a prize – celebrating Chester’s diverse businesses this is a free activity to while away an afternoon.

 

The Very Hungry Rabbit Easter Trail

Ness Botanic Gardens – Wirral

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! Normal admission charges to the gardens apply

Follow the interactive trail to see if you can find the mischievous Easter Bunny – with prizes for those who do! For the younger ones there’s an arts and craft workshop to design you very own potato head person using grass seed – take it home and watch his “hair” grow!

 

Easter Bunny Trail

Blakemere Village, Sandiway – Northwich

Throughout Easter Holidays

£3 per map

Discover clues hidden by the Easter Bunny and friends – once you have completed the trail collect a prize at the end. A great trail for children aged 3-11yrs. For the more active among you, there is a charity fun run here too on Saturday 13 April.

 

Hop Around the Shops Easter Trail

Congleton Town Centre

Saturday 13 – Monday 22 April

FREE!

Congleton Town Council have organised an Easter trail around the town centre. Hop Around the Shops to discover lots of Easter related treats!

 

Easter Eggs-tra fun

Tatton Park – Knutsford

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

Adult £13, Child £7 and Family £33

With carious Easter Trails, Tratton Park have pulled out all th stops to make sure there is a fun fill day out for everyone. Choose from the Little Red Riding Hood trail along Dairy Wood Way. This little girl has lost her Easter eggs – Watch out for the Big Bad Wolf who might be hiding anywhere amongst the trees! Or maybe you’ll choose to help the Gingerbread Man escape the cunning fox. If the weather is bad, head indoors to the Mansion to follow the Fairy Godmother’s trail and see if you can solve each Fairy Tale clue.

 

Easter Boat Gathering

National Waterways Museum – Ellesmere Port

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

£9.75 adults £6 Children – annual pass

Now in its 42nd year, the annual Easter boat gathering marks the start of the official boating season. Radio 2 Folk Award winners Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar will also be performing. Get down to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a rare chance to get up close to beautiful historic vessels, lovingly restored by dedicated owners.

 

Zorbing and Inflatable Assault Course Easter Weekend

The Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road – Hawarden, Flintshire

Saturday 20 – Monday 22 April

£3 – £5

iZorb are bringing a full selection of inflatables and zorbs and inflatable assault courses to the Farm Shop for some serious Easter weekend fun. It’s a family event aimed at all ages, so come and try out forward flips, backward rolls, and crashing into others. On the Saturday, there will be a pop up craft party with lots of EGGXCITING face painting fun!

 

Cornwall

 

Golden Egg Challenge

Paradise Park and Jungle Barn – Hayle

Saturday 13 – Monday 22 April

FREE with general admission

This Easter sees Talis, the new Golden Eagle join the fantastic flying display team at Paradise Park – and to celebrate there’s a golden egg challenge – solve the clues to win a prize. There;’ also an indoor play area too and plenty of activities to spend the whole day here.

 

Curious Easter Hunt

St Michael’s Mount – Marazion

Saturday 13 – Monday 22 April

Price TBC – nominal charge to pay for the trail.

Follow the trail around the harbour and village, and learn about the people who have visited, and the people that have called the Mount home, as you hunt for answers to receive a chocolate surprise.

 

Easter at Eden: Down on the farm

Eden Project – Bodelva

Saturday 13 – Thursday 25 April

FREE! with general admission

Head to Eden this Easter holidays for a fun-packed day out in Cornwall, at our farm-themed Easter event, including a giant scramble course and special chocolate treats.

 

Explosive Easter

Culdrose Manor – Helston

Saturday 13 – Thursday 25 April

FREE! with general admission

Younger visitors can enjoy experiments, explosions and a chocolate egg trail – on Sunday 21 April Flambards’ foxy mascot Ferdi will be leading the BIG Easter Egg Quiz Trail, find the clues dotted around the park, then hand in your quiz sheet for a chocolate egg.

 

Cadburys Easter Egg Hunt

East Pool Mine, Pool – Redruth

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2

Can you solve the jigsaw puzzle inspired by the nature surrounding the mighty beam engines? Hunt for the pieces to complete the puzzle and claim your Cadburys prize.

 

 

Cumbria

 

Birds of Wray Castle Quest

Wray Castle, Low Wray – Ambleside

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! With general admission

Over the Easter holidays, drop in between 10 am and 5 pm and take part in the Birds of Wray Castle quest.

Explore what life is like for each of the resident birds around the grounds.

 

A Bugs Life

Westmoreland Shopping Centre – Kendal

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

If you’re looking for something fun, exciting and FREE to keep your littles ones entertained during the Easter holidays then go to the Westmorland Shopping centre, Kendal for an entertaining nature themed kids’ club with an Easter twist.

 

Cadbury Easter egg hunts

Hilltop AND Beatrix Potter Gallery – Hawkshead

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2

Help Mrs Tiggy-Winkle find out more about her family. Follow the clues on your hunt map, and be rewarded with a chocolate prize.

 

Cumbria Easter Rally

Kirkby Stephen & Brough

Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 April

FREE!

The 21st Cumbria Easter Rally for classic vehicles is revving up – and with Easter being later in the year here’s hoping for some better weather! It’s free to attend and is something different to take a look at while walking off your Easter dinner!

 

Green Door in Grasmere

Grasmere Village Hall, Broadgate – Ambleside

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

With a range of works displayed from over 50 artists and members including ceramics, glass, mixed media, print, textiles and wood.

 

Miniscule 2

Cross Lane Projects – Kendal

Friday 5 April

FREE!

One of the most interesting art exhibitions you could go see, Miniscule 2 displays the work of over 350 artists from around the world who have all submitted work that is no larger than a matchbox! This really tests the skill and creative flair of the artists so is well worth a look.

 

Family Day

South Walney Nature reserve – Barrow-in-Furness

Saturday 6 April

FREE!

Springtime is the best time for wildlife – with so many species rearing their young at this time of year it’s a special time at South Walney Nature reserve.  Head to the coast and discover seals, birds and a whole lot more… Explore the new visitor cabin, enjoy a guided walk and get involved in lots of activities at this free family event.

 

Talkin AWESOME Adventure Days

Talkin Tarn Country Park – Brampton

Thursday 11 – Friday 12 April

£38 per day

Aimed at children aged 8 – 14 Awesome Adventures are running a couple of days for you to drop the kids off for a fun action packed day learning about Archery, Woodland Skills, Canoeing, Orienteering and Treasure Hunt.

 

 

Derbyshire and the Peak District

 

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Hardwick Hall and Estate, Doe Lea – Chesterfield

Friday 19 – Monday 21 April

£TBC – nominal

Look for clues around the estate to finish the trail to receive your chocolatey reward.

 

Easter Adventure Quest

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street – Bolsover

Throughout Easter Holidays

£1

Hunt for the legendary dragons eggs throughout Bolsover Castle this Easter! Valiant adventurers can set off with an intrepid character from the past to crack the clues and claim a chocolate reward.

Easter Fun Day

Peak Shopping Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley – Matlock

Monday 21 April

FREE!

With competitions, entertainment, crafts, an Easter Egg hunt and much more this is a FREE fun filled family day out. If the April showers are paying a visit then why not head indoors to the Peak Adventure indoor play area open 7 days a week.

 

Easter Adventures

Conkers, Rawdon Road, Moira – Swadlincote

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

There are three weeks of adventures at Conkers with organised activities including Orienteering, Bush Craft, Pond Dipping, and Construction Derby. For the younger ones there is Story Time in the Story Tellers Hut every day and Conkers Craft Corner will be open for you to paint your own Bug Houses!

 

Highfields Happy Hens

Highfields Farm, Heage Lane – Etwall

Throughout Easter Holidays

£5.50 per person, £18 Family Ticket

Highfields Happy Hens is an open farm set within the beautiful South Derbyshire countryside. With so much to do here it’s an easy way to spend the day – from walking, picnics, tearooms, indoor play, tractor rides, animal feeding, bouncy castles and crazy golf it’s almost a resort on a farm! There are also great value annual passes too so you can wile away the long summer afternoons here too and see how the spring baby animals have got on throughout the year.

 

Stick Man outdoor Trail

National Memorial Arboretum – Croxall Road, Alrewas – Staffordshire

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

Head down to the Welcome Desk to pick up a free trail map and join Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man on his journey back to the family tree, while exploring the Arboretum grounds and woods. Please note, there are no dogs allowed on the trail.

 

Polish Your Own Blue John Stone

Treak Cliff Cavern – Buxton Road – Castleton

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

With skilled craftspeople on hand to guide you through the processes of creating your own unique Blue John ornament in the new visitor workshop area which includes a new museum, new displays and a newly-equipped workshop. Running throughout the school holidays, people of all ages can select, prepare and polish a slice of Blue John Stone to take home.

 

Easter Bunny Canal Boat Cruises

Chesterfield Canal Trust – Works Road, Hollingwood – Chesterfield

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2 – £10

With various cruises running from various locations throughout the Easter Holidays, click the link above for more info on each event. On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April join the Easter Bunny on a cruise down the Chesterfield Canal – with Easter eggs for the children and a hot cross bun for the adults!

 

Reptile & Exotic Animal Encounter

Matlock Farm Park – Jaggers Lane (Nr. Two Dales) – Matlock

Sunday 21 April

FREE!

If you’ve ever sat around and thought about meeting a blue tongued skink, a snake, bearded dragon, chameleon, spikey tenrec or furry skunk then now’s your chance! These, and an array of other very special creatures, will be available for you get up close with and handle under expert guidance.

 

Circus Skills and Stilt Walking

Matlock Farm Park – Jaggers Lane (Nr. Two Dales) – Matlock

Monday 22 April

FREE!

Come and watch the Ringmaster stilt walk and makes balloon models! There’ll be an expert on hand to help the children with plate spinning, diablo, juggling, devil sticks and even stilt walking (on a mini scale)!

 

Easter Fair

Standedge Tunnel, Waters Road, Marsden – Huddersfield

Monday 22 April

£ Donation

There’ll be a wide range of food stalls, craft stalls, BBQ, wood-fired pizza oven, face painting, gin bar, live music, Easter egg hunt and boat trips into the tunnel. Please see the link above for updated parking information.

 

Devon

 

Megga Easter Egg Hunt (plus meet Peter Rabbit!!!)

Crealy Theme Park and Resort – Exeter

Throughout Easter Holidays

£15 – special offer for Easter school holidays – 7 days for the price of 1

The theme park will be fully open with all the water rides and roller-coasters in full swing! As part of the Megga Easter Event there will also be an Easter Egg Hunt – find the hidden magical eggs across the theme park then head to the last location for a special chocolatey, very egg-ceptional prize!

 

Easter Holiday Hunt

The Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm – Sidmouth

Throughout Easter Holidays

£ Donation

Find the Easter eggs hidden around the sanctuary to claim a tasty Easter treat! Celebrating their 50th birthday this year The Donkey Sanctuary relies solely on donations. There’s also the stunning walks around the sanctuary taking in the beautiful East Devon coast.

 

Annual Spring Fair

Dartmoor Zoological Park, Sparkwell – Plymouth

Wednesday 6 April

£9.89 Child, £13.95 Adult

Get down to Dartmoor Zoo for A wild day of action-packed adventure. Fun and games for the whole family. Events include Artisan craft stalls, Sustainable conservation stands, Locally produced food and soft drink stalls, Lawn Games and a bouncy castle, Animal balloons and face painting, A falconry display and more.

 

Easter Holiday Family Fun

World of Country Life – Exmouth

Throughout Easter Holidays

£11.95 Child, £14.45 Adult

There’s so much going on at World of Country Life this Easter you will need to click the link above for a full lowdown of the activities. For the more adventurous, you can walk a goat, bottle feed a lamb, hand feed the deer, watch the Hawkridge Birds of Prey flying display, cheer on your favourite ferret at Ferret Racing Total Wipeout or, if relaxing is more your thing, you can just sit and cuddle a rabbit!

 

Eggstreme Easter

Woodlands Family Theme Park, Blackawton – Totnes

Throughout Easter Holidays

from £9.28 depending on height and age

A very happy bunny has been very busy hiding thousands of chocolate surprises around Woodlands. Also, why not visit the Easter Bunny’s Grotto, travel through a land of chocolate heaven, take in the stunning views and see the magic of the world of Easter, then meet the Easter Bunny himself and collect your special gift. Also, throughout the Easter Holidays there will be 2 falconry displays each day.

 

Easter Family Fun

Torquay Museum – Torquay

Throughout Easter Holidays

from £7

There are 2 special events this Easter Holidays – “A Millennium of Monarchs” is an original fun-filled family-friendly show about the British monarchy from 1066 to the 21st Century – 45 Kings and Queens in 45 manic minutes – runs from Sunday 7 April – Thursday 11 April. “The Essence of Eggs” runs from Monday 15 – Saturday 20 April and is a fun filled interactive family show. There is also an arts and crafts workshop after.

 

Easter Grotto

The Milky Way Adventure Park – Bideford

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! With normal entry ticket

Journey down the rabbit hole to collect your egg direct from the Easter Bunny and take part in the Easter Treasure Hunt with fantastic prizes up for grabs. Plus, on Saturday 20 April you can meet characters from Star Wars who will be at the park – dress up yourself for half price entry that day!

 

Easter Fun and Bluebells

Hartland Abbey, Hartland – Nr Bideford

Sunday 21 – Monday 22 April

£5

The beautiful grounds of Hartland Abbey is open this Easter weekend for a fun packed family day out. Children will have a wonderful time searching all the woodland paths and walks for clues that will lead them to a hidden treasure trove of Easter Eggs – there will be traditional activities and games. Plus, the famous Hartland Bluebells will be out in force so is should be a spectacular place for an afternoon walk.

 

Easter Sunday Fun Day

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, Woody Bay Station – Lynton

Sunday 21 April

FREE!

There’s lots of Easter themed events and games planned at the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway on Easter Sunday. The engines are running and rides are charged at the normal rate. This is a great restoration project and rely on donations to support the hard work of rebuilding one of the world’s most famous and picturesque narrow gauge railways; the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Babbacombe Model Village – Torquay

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! With normal admission – local residents discount available

Explore the miniature scenes and gardens and find the hidden eggs to win chocolate prize! Be careful, some of the eggs have been hidden really well! Babbacombe Model Village have a scheme offering 20% off for people with a TQ postcode – please bring proof with you to claim the reduced admission prices.

 

Dinosaur Egg Hunt

Dinosaur World – Torquay

Throughout Easter Holidays

£6.95 – special offer – this ticket gives unlimited entry for 3 months!

Be a brave explorer and search for all the dinosaur eggs hidden this Easter – plus, win a Dinosaur World T-Shirt and a Dinosaur Goodie Bag full of toys, models and fossils in an Easter Card competition. Only £6.95 per visitor plus get our Paleo Pass which gives FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months and 1/2 price entry to Kents Cavern during the Easter school holidays.

 

Easter Dinosaur Quest

Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves – Torquay

Throughout Easter Holidays

£TBC

There’s literally so much happening at Kents Cavern you will need to click the link above to get the full run down. Activities and workshops include; EASTER EGG HUNT; DINO CRAFT CUPs; ICE AGE ANIMAL HUNT; PALEOTABLE; SHELTER BUILDING; SPEAR THROWING; STONE AGE TRAIL; GEMSTONE DIG; STONE AGE PENDANT.

 

There is a great blog on “Devons Top Attractions” website covering many more events, egg hunts and days out.

 

 

Dorset

 

Easter Bonnet Parade

Lyme Regis Baptist Church, Silver Street, Lyme Regis

Sunday 21 April

FREE!

The annual Lyme Regis Easter Bonnet Parade leaves the Baptist church at 3pm – get there from 2pm to make your bonnet with plenty of prizes over a range of categories up for grabs. Pictures from previous events looks spectacular so even if you are not the best at arts and crafts it’s well worth going to just enjoy the spectacle of people in the parade wearing their Easter Bonnets.

 

Easter at Lulworth

Lulworth Castle & Park, East Lulworth – Wareham

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

From £6

Inspired by the fantastical story of Alice in Wonderland, there’ll be loads of fun activities – trails, Easter egg hunts, crafts, bouncy, soft play for under 4’s, crazy golf and, of course, white rabbits and Easter Eggs!! Don’t forget to go and meet the Mad Hatter in the Castle whilst you’re exploring too!

 

Easter Chase Run Run

Durlston Castle, Lighthouse Road – Swanage

Friday 12 April

£Donation

The Easter Bunny will be at Durlston Castle – do you think you can catch him? Get running off all those Easter Eggs at this fun running event, for children aged 7 – 11. There is also an Easter Superhero Trail running throughout the holidays – head out on your adventure around the park and return to the castle to collect your prize!

 

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

Kingston Lacy – Wimborne / Brownsea Island – Poole Harbour / Corfe Castle

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

There are 2 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts in Dorset – click the links above for more info on each one. With activities, arts and crafts, games and competitions it is always a great and well-organised day out at the National Trust.

 

Easter Egg Hunts

Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park, Organford – Poole

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

FREE! with normal admission

Farmer Palmer’s will be brimming with baby animals during the Easter Holidays. Pygmy Goat Kids, Lambs, and Chicks to name a few! The fluffy, friendly Easter Bunny will be hiding hundreds of chocolate eggs out in the field so make sure you’re ready for 2.30pm each day.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Brewery Square – Dorchester

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

FREE!

Families are invited to Brewery Square to hunt for the Easter Egg images around the square, in return for a free prize! You can also see Dr. Ranj this year at Brewery Square, as we host Dr Ranj’s Teddy Bear Hospital at Brewery Square on Saturday 20 April 2019!

 

Fancy Dress Easter Egg Hunt

The Toy Barn, Blackmarsh Farm, Dodds Cross – Sherborne

Friday 19 April

£7.50 child – Adults go FREE!

Come and join the team at The Toy for a fun Easter Egg Hunt in fancy dress! Entry includes egg hunt & Easter egg. As well as the traditional quest for Easter eggs, your child can play on our climbing frames, swings, trampolines and Wendy houses in the orchard display and play area. Children should come dressed in fancy dress. This year there is no theme and with prizes for the best dressed let your imagination run wild!

 

PJ Masks’ Catboy and Luna Girl

Adventure Wonderland, Hurn – Christchurch

Wednesday 17 April

FREE! with normal admission

Voted Dorset’s Top Family Attraction 2018! Come down to Adventure Wonderland this Easter to see Cat Boy and Lunar Girl up close and in person. Their website say you are welcome to bring your own camera to take your own photos rather than buy them from the venue too!

 

 

Durham

 

Easter At The Hall

Crook Hall & Gardens, Sidegate – Durham

Throughout Easter Holidays

£5

Hop around the gardens at Crook Hall and search for clues on the Easter treasure trail. Once you’re done, make sure you track down the Easter Bunny to get your reward! With a host of other games and Easter themed activities too.

 

Easter Trail

Low Burnhall, South Road – Durham

Sunday 21 April

£5

Follow in the footsteps of the woodland ranger to find all the clueses to win your chocolate prize! Ran by The Woodland Trust there’s so much to see and explore here so will be a fun day out.

 

Easter Eggstravaganza

Tanfield Railway, Old Marley Hill – Tanfield

Sunday 7 – Sunday 14 April

FREE! with normal admission

The Easter Bunny will be laying on a whole host of fun children’s activities including an egg hunt competition and arts and crafts. Free small chocolate egg for every child!

 

Easter Hunt & Craft Activities

Raby Castle, Staindrop – Darlington

Friday 19 – Tuesday 23 April

FREE! with normal admission

Visit the Raby Castle Gardens for three days of Easter Fun for the children. Collect a sheet to follow the Easter Treasure Trail and be rewarded with a tasty treat at the end! Make Easter crafts to take home, plus face painting and giant games on…

 

Bounding Bunnies Easter Trail

Wharton Park – Durham City

Throughout Easter Holidays

£1

The Easter Bunny’s friends are lost in the park and she needs help to find them? Complete the trail and collect a sticker. The trail sheets cost just £1 per family.

 

Park Trail: Easter Bunny in the Park

Hardwick Park – Sedgefield

Saturday 20 April

£8.50

With traditional Easter Craft activities and annual egg hunt, the Park Trail is a fun packed day out – enjoy family entertainment in the yurt and meet the bunny himself for a chocolate treat! The website says Booking Is Essential for this event.

 

Easter Wonderland Family Fun Event

Durham Castle

Saturday 23 March

FREE!

Bring your family to Durham Castle and celebrate all things Easter. With an Easter egg hunt, family fun tours, and Easter crafts, this is a fab treat for children and parents alike. This event is completely free, with Easter themed fancy dress encouraged! As space is limited, you do need to book onto this FREE event.

 

Bees in Your Bonnet

Hardwick Park

Throughout Easter Holidays

£3

Decorate your very own Easter Bonnet ready for the big weekend – the theme of this event is a workshop that teaches children about the importance of nature, focusing on spring flowers, pollination and Bees so is educational as well as fun!

 

Lambing Time

Hall Hill Farm – Lanchester

Throughout Easter Holidays

From £7.75

As well as the usual farm activities, Easter is a great time of year down at Hall Hill Farm with the new-born lambs arriving during March and April. There are several different breeds of sheep which will lamb over 8 weeks. Feed the pet lambs and see the fluffy Easter chicks!

 

 

Essex

 

Easter Special

Audley End Miniature Railway – Saffron Walden

Throughout Easter Holidays

From £12

If you are looking for something different to do this Easter you can do worse than the fun at the Audley End Miniature Railway. Head down to visit the actual Easter Bunny at his Spring Home in the woods and receive a special treat! While you are there, meet his other furry friends.

 

Easter Egg Trail and Family Fun

Mountfitchet Castle

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with normal admission

There’s a great looking free family fun day at Mountfitchet Castle & Norman Village. There is an Easter Egg trail demonstrations of the Normal Perrier Catapult which looks fascinating. Feed the rescued animals on site and bring a picnic to enjoy the large picnic area and views.

 

Eggsplosive Easter

Royal Gunpowder Mills – Waltham Abbey

Throughout Easter Holidays

£8.50

It’s about to get EGG-splosive at the Royal Gunpowder Mills! Special Effects experts Force FX are putting on a great pyrotechnic show full of explosions! All day long there lots to do – in the Mad Lab, Professor Nitrate has some eggstra special hands-on science experiments for you to try. There is so much to see and do click the link above to find out more.

 

Painted Peppermint Easter Pottery

Cammas Hall Farm, Needham Green – Hatfield Broad Oak

Wednesday 10 April

FREE! pay as you go for the pottery

Create a beautiful pottery keepsake capturing your child’s hand and footprints or let your older children get creative themselves. Perfect gifts for Family and friends. On Thursday 11 April there is also a Easter Basket Workshop and on Saturday 13 April head back to create your very own Easter Wreath.

 

Founding Fairies and Troublesome Trolls

Hedingham Castle

Throughout Easter Holidays

£12.95

Do you have a young Fairy or Troll? How about a Witch or Wizard? Take part in specialist activities from troll anatomy to crafting fairy houses! Help to find the magical crystals within the grounds of the castle before the fairy catcher does. You may even have to wake a sleeping Ogre!

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Downham – Billericay

Friday 19 April

£8

The Easter Bunny has been to Hanningfield Reserve and left some chocolaty treats behind and she needs your help to find them? Also, make an Easter themed craft to take away with you and have a go at some pond dipping.

 

Cressing Chocolate Festival

Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing – Nr. Witham

Friday 19 April

£2.50

The Cressing Chocolate Festival promises to have something for all chocolate lovers with a great range of stalls. Children will have the chance to sign-up for workshops as well as complete a chocolate trail.

 

Easter Egg Hunt & Afternoon Tea

Prested Hall, Feering – Colchester

Saturday 20 April

From £10

Come down the drive and start your Easter celebrations with us at Prested Hall. Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea, followed by an Easter Egg hunt in the grounds of the hall. There is a prize for every child involved, and lots of fun to be had in between.

 

Easter Joust! – Knights of Middle England

Hedingham Castle, Hedingham

Sunday 21 – Monday 22 April

From £10

It’s jousting season once again and the grounds of Hedingham Castle are set to ring to the clash of steel on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday – a medieval spectacular you won’t want to miss! With craft stalls, a variety of food vendors, donkey rides, coconut shies and the Castle Tavern, it’s a full day of excitement, involvement and thrilling spectacle for the whole family!

 

Easter Funday

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking – Stanford le Hope

Monday 22 April

£1 – £10

There’s loads going on at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park this easdter – click the link for full info; Skittleman Magic Show; TLM Bouncy Castles; Tractor Trailer Rides; Easter Trail – follow the egg hunt And win a prize!

 

 

Gloucestershire

 

Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt

Chedworth Roman Villa – Yanworth, Nr. Cheltenham // Lodge Park – Nr. Cheltenham // Newark Park, Ozleworth, Wotton-under-edge

Saturday 6 – Monday 22 April

£2.50

The National Trust has a range of Easter Egg hunts at various locations around the county. Normal admission chargers apply and you can take part in the Easter Egg Hunt for an additional £2.50

 

Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt

Clearwell Caves, Near Coleford – Royal Forest of Dean

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs all through the caves for you to spot, some easier to find than others! Fun for all the family, every child will receive a little chocolate treat, and will be entered into the Grand Easter Prize Draw, with a chance to win a cuddly Forest of Dean lamb.

 

Easter Egg Trail

Sudeley Castle & Gardens – Winchcombe

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

It’s time for some Easter egg-citement at Sudeley Castle this April. Get into the spring spirit by following the chicks hiding in the Castle rooms from 6 – 28 April. Can you spot them all? Hunt for all of the Giant Easter Eggs that have appeared in the gardens during 13 – 22 April for a chocolatey reward!

 

Easter Eggstravaganza

Cotswold Farm Park – Guiting Power, Cheltenham

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

Skip and jump into the spirit of spring with an egg hunt around the Park with a prize for every child. Craft activities and a puppet show will entertain the little ones as well as stroking bunnies and holding chicks, bottle feeding the lambs and feeding those greedy goats!

 

Big Batsford Bunny Hunt

Batsford Arboretum – Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

The Easter Bunny’s helpers have escaped and are hopping around Batsford Arboretum – find them to win a prize!  No need to book, just turn up and enjoy.

 

Easter School Holiday Activities

The Dean Heritage Centre – Camp Mill, Soudley

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general  admission

This school holiday there will be various activities for everyone to take part in and enjoy, including “Discover the forest in spring”, Outdoor Easter egg trail, Indoor Easter themed Gallery trail, Easter and spring themed craft, Make your own Easter Crown and Weekday family friendly workshops. For a full list, click the link above.

 

Easter Egg Hunt & Afternoon Tea

Hatherley Manor Hotel, Down Hatherley Lane – Gloucester

Monday 8 April – Monday 22 April

FREE! to join in egg hunt

This Easter holidays explore the grounds of Hatherley Manor and hunt for the clues left by the Easter bunny to receive an Easter egg. There is a special afternoon menu available for children.

 

[email protected] Charity Easter Treasure Hunt

Cadbury Hall, Lake Lane, Frampton-on-Severn

Saturday 13 April

£Donation

Fun for all the family. Enter the Easter Treasure Hunt and explore beautiful Frampton-on-Severn. Solve the clues, find the hidden Easter Bunnies and collect your Easter prize.

 

Easter Eggstravaganza

Berkeley Castle – Berkeley

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

FREE! with general admission

Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to experience fantastic dragon puppetry, get face-to-face with a baby dragon, and take part in the colourful Chinese Dragon Parade. Join the Easter hunt and don’t forget to collect your free treat, enter the magnificent Great Hall and sit captivated by Dragon Tales from the mystical dragon handlers.

 

 

Mad Hatters Tea Party

Prinknash Bird & Deer Park – Cranham, Nr. Gloucester

Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 April

£14.50

The popular Mad Hatters Tea Party returns for Easter. The Marquee will be festooned with fabulous Alice in Wonderland backdrops creating a magical atmosphere and taking you into Alice’s imaginary world.

 

The Easter Eggspress at GWSR

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Monday 22 April

FREE! with general admission

Fun for all the family on Easter Monday. An eggciting combination of steam trains, the Easter Bunny and a host of activities bringing Easter fun for all the family. Make your own Easter bonnet and wear it on your visit. Climb aboard at either Cheltenham Racecourse or Toddington Station for a day of family fun.

 

 

Easter Fun

Primrose Vale Farm Shop – Bentham

Throughout Easter Holidays

£6

Come and join in the fun on the farm during the Easter holidays. Suitable for children of all ages, but most enjoyed by those between 2 and 13, there’s an Easter Challenge of various activities around the farm, and to cater for younger visitors, a pre – schoolers trail.

 

Cracking Easter Fun

Birdland – Bourton-on-the Water

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

As well as Easter trails, quizzes and daily egg-themed talks and shows, Birdland is also expecting some egg-stra special new arrivals in their hatchery. Dozens of eggs in special incubators are due to hatch out over the Easter break and visitors will have the rare opportunity of watching the new-born chicks make their way into the world.

 

Easter Fun

Cattle Country Adventure Park – Berkeley

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

As well as the usual Cattle Country fun, there is an Easter Hunt Trail around the park – collect all the letters, make the correct word to win for a small prize. Pig racing at Cattle Country races is back! Starting at 2pm everyday through the holidays. We also have Lambs and Calves to bottle-feeding and baby chicks to meet in the Animal Experience centre.

 

 

Hampshire

 

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Mountbatten Leisure Centre – Portsmouth

Sunday 14 April

£8.50

This Easter holiday, take the little ones to Mountbatten Leisure Centre for an Easter Egg-Stravaganza party! There will be plenty of games and lots of fun, with food and drink included for the children.

 

Easter at ‘Eggs-bury’

Exbury Gardens – Southampton

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Families are invited to hop around the gardens throughout the holidays on an Easter trail, with a special meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny over the Easter weekend.

 

Hoppy Easter

Paultons Park – Ower, Romsey

Throughout Easter Holidays

FFREE! With general admission

Guests will be able to meet cute new characters at the main entrance plaza. Come and say hello Bobtail Bunny and his forest friends – Betty Bunny, Hennie the Hedgehog and Red the Deer. Watch out for mischievous Fenton Fox though, as he will surely be eyeing up any tasty Easter treats you may have!

 

The Westgate Easter Hunt

Westgate Museum – Winchester

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! donations welcome

Take part in the spotter trail this Easter holiday at Westgate Museum. Find the Easter rabbits hiding in the Westgate chamber. This free drop-in family activity runs during normal museum opening hours.

 

Cadbury Easter egg hunts

The Vyne – Basingstoke // Mottisfont, Nr Romsey // Foxbury, New Forest

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50 / £3

Come down to The Vyne this Easter Holidays for a National Trust Easter Egg Hunt. Afterwards, why not embrace the elements by roaming ancient woodlands and following outdoor trails.

 

 

Easter Bunny Trail

Gilbert White’s House – Selborne

Throughout Easter Holidays

Free! with general admission!

An Easter Bunny hunt with a difference at Gilbert Whites House! Bunnies are hiding throughout the grounds but you’ll need to navigate to them using a compass (which will be provided). Suitable for all ages.

 

The Great Easter Seashell Hunt

The Diving Museum – Gosport

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

FREE! with general admission

Every year The Diving Museum spring into action with their Easter egg hunt with a difference. Find the seashells hidden in the museum to win a shell with some little chocolate ‘pearls’ in it. A great little treasure hunt for little ones (and their grown-ups).

 

Easter Trail

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens – Ampfield nr. Romsey

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

The Easter bunny has left a trail of clues and fun around Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Follow the self-guided trail and receive a prize. Suitable for all the family.

 

Easter Farm Fun and Flower Pots

Longdown Activity Farm, Ashurst – Southampton

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

What better way to celebrate Easter than surrounded by chicks and Easter bunnies? For a real Easter treat don’t miss the new Easter Barn.  Join in with the Easter trails with yummy prizes to be won. Plus, indoor and outdoor play areas and lots of friendly farm animals to meet.

 

Easter Bunny Workshops

Furlock Holmes Animal Care – Southfield Farm, Whitchurch

Throughout Easter Holidays

£10 donation

Furlock Homes will provide an innovative, hands-on, interactive approach at the same time as educating children and increasing their confidence around a variety of animals. The Easter workshops include various Easter-themed activities including: Bunny handling, Easter egg hunt, Craft and games, Baby chicks, Collecting and decorating chicken eggs and Pony obstacle course.

 

Easter Community Fun Day

The Elizabeth Foundation – Cosham

Wednesday 17 April

£Donation

Join The Elizabeth Foundation for its Community Fun Day – with activities the whole family can enjoy. There’s the opportunity to take a walk with baby alpacas Pippin and Nugget, or simply enjoy the one-acre garden complete with its own children’s play area.

 

Easter Activity Trail

Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre – Bransgore

Sunday 21 April

£6 (adults go free)

The Easter Bunny has a challenge – so before you get a treat there is some work to do! Activity challenges, problem solving, and hidden clues will send you on your hunt – you will need to work together to earn your reward!

 

Easter Egg-stravaganza

Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Horndean – Portsmouth

Saturday 27 April

£5 per dog – fundraising packs also available

Rowans Easter Egg-stravaganza is a fun day out for all dogs, children and their families, taking a leisurely walk along the 3km or 6km route in Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Enjoy Punch & Judy Show, Face Painting and Balloon Modelling, Crafts, games & prizes, Refreshments, Stalls & much more.

 

Herefordshire

 

Jack and the beanstalk trail

Berrington Hall – Leominster

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

The mighty giant is taking over Berrington and the folk at Berrington need you to stop him. Search around the grounds and complete the quest to save Berrington.

 

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Berrington Hall – Leominster

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

The Cadbury Bunny has hidden precious choccy eggs. Now it’s up to you to find them! Take a map and follow the clues to find them; a delicious treat will be waiting for you at the end.

 

Lego Builders

Berrington Hall – Leominster

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2

Bring your own Lego or use some provided and see if you can beat ‘Capability’ Brown by designing and creating your own mini walled garden, eighteenth century pavilion, pineapple and mini Berrington.

 

Peter Rabbit Trail

The Weir Garden – Swainshill

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

Focusing on the spring wildlife in the garden, complete the trail and visit the Easter bunny in her magical burrow to collect your prize.

 

The marvellous world of mini-beasts trail

The Weir Garden – Swainshill

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

It’s a whole other world down there you know; hidden in the grass, the soil, the leaves. Grab your magnifying glass and join us to discover the marvellous world of mini-beasts at The Weir Garden and learn all about these tiny but fascinating creatures.

 

Classic Cakes Herefordshire

The Weir Garden – Swainshill

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

Back by popular demand, Classic Cakes return to The Weir Garden. What could make your trip to The Weir even better? A lovely slice of home-made cake perhaps? Enjoy a wander around the 1920s style riverside garden and enjoy a sweet treat or two.

 

 

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Croft Castle – Yarpole, near Leominster

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

Follow the Famous Five trail through the gardens to track down the chocolate prizes at the end. Delve down secret passageways, hunt for lost treasure and enjoy the simple joys of nature, wildlife and being outdoors on our holiday trail.

 

Holiday Fun

Croft Castle – Yarpole, near Leominster

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

Join Julian, Dick, Anne, George and their dog Timmy, for an adventure around Croft. Delve down secret passageways, hunt for lost treasure and enjoy the simple joys of nature, wildlife and being outdoors. Spot the spring flowers and follow the clues to claim your prize at the end.

 

Meet the Brockhampton lambs

Brockhampton Estate – Bringsty, near Bromyard

Saturday 13 – Sunday 12 April

FREE! with general admission

Meet the lovely lambs with farmer James at Brockhampton. Get up close with the gentle lambs and find out how these cute and bouncy creatures are cared for.

 

Cadbury’s Medieval Easter trail

Brockhampton Estate – Bringsty, near Bromyard

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

Discover the Pagan Saxon origins of medieval Easter traditions in our Cadbury’s Easter trail. Complete the trail and win a prize. Inspired by nature and the natural world the pagan and Saxon origins of Medieval Easter traditions can still be seen in how we celebrate Easter today. Discover where the Easter bunny came from and even how Easter got it’s name.

 

 

Hertfordshire

 

Dinosaur Trail

Knebworth House – Knebworth

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Spend the day exploring the lovely Gardens with a maze and walled kitchen garden. Younger visitors can follow the Dinosaur Trail and try to spot the 72 life-sized dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. Enjoy the historic Deer Park and huge Adventure Playground with bouncy castle, astro slide and drop slide, zip wire and splash water play features.

 

 

Easter Funday

Fletcher’s Lea – Ware

Saturday 20 April

FREE!

Ware Town Council are running a FREE Easter fun day at Fletcher’s Lea, with egg decorating competitions and an Easter egg hunt.

 

Easter Crafts

Ashridge Visitor Centre – Berkhamsted

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2

Get crafty this Easter at Ashridge Estate with drop in craft sessions at the visitor centre to create your own bird feeder ready to welcome back migrating birds to your garden.

 

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Ashridge Visitor Centre – Berkhamsted

Throughout Easter Holidays

£5

This year the Easter Bunny is throwing a huge Easter party to welcome back all his migrating bird friends. Bring the kids to help Easter Bunny to welcome them as they arrive from all four corners of the globe.

 

Easter LEGO Bricks Trail

Stevenage Town Centre

Saturday 6 – Saturday 13 April

FREE!

The clumsy little bunny has forgotten his name! Can you follow the clues to help him remember it? Get down to Stevenage Town Centre to take part in this incredible Easter Bunny Trail! The prize for 1 lucky winner is a family ticket to LEGOLAND.

 

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Ashridge Estate – Ringshall, Near Berkhamsted

Throughout Easter Holidays

£5

Follow the trail and wind your way through the woods. At each stop along the way, you’ll meet a migrating bird who’s flown in from far away to join the fun. Once you’ve greeted them all, you’ll be able to claim your chocolate egg.

 

Animal Fun

St Albans Cathedral

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

Springtime and Easter are linked to a variety of animals, and there are hundreds to be found hiding inside the Cathedral. See how many you can find, be creative and make some animal models of your own, and enjoy a taste of our special Easter chocolate fountain!

 

Mixed Media Models

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens – Much Hadham

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

During the Easter holidays, Workshop Wednesdays will explore Mixed Media Models. Have a go at making collages, scenes and sculptures using different materials and methods at this family drop-in workshop.

 

See this great blog by “Wat’s On” – Watford Borough Council’s guide to events and days out and ideas for the Easter Holidays

 

 

Hull and East Yorkshire

 

Easter Bonnet Making & Easter Egg Decorating

Sewerby Hall and Gardens – Sewerby

Friday 19 – Saturday 20 April

FREE! with general admission

Celebrate Easter with us by making an Easter Bonnet of your own, or some Easter Bunny ears to wear. There will be egg decorating too. Last admission to the house is 4pm.

 

Easter at Burton Constable

Burton Constable Hall & Grounds – Hull

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

There is so much for visitors to see and do at Burton Constable Hall & Grounds during the Easter holidays. Easter Bunny Trail: 6th to 22nd April // Easter Egg Trail, 6th to 22nd April // Easter Petting Farm, Stable Block: 13th to 22nd April // Children’s Easter Hat Competition: 19th to 22nd April // Family Storytelling: 19th to 22nd April.

 

Easter Trail

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens – Driffield

Throughout Easter Holidays

£4

Children are invited to take part in an Easter Trail around the grounds of Burton Agnes Hall. They can solve clues while exploring the extensive gardens. Every child will receive an Easter treat once the conundrum has been solved. On Easter Sunday and Monday, children are invited to join the Easter Bunny and search for some of the many thousands of chocolate Easter eggs that are hidden in the Hall’s woodland.

 

Easter Trail

Sewerby Hall and Gardens – Sewerby

Friday 19 – Saturday 20 April

FREE! with general admission

Can you follow the clues and complete the Easter Crossword?

 

Easter Holiday Chocolate Workshop

Butterflies Chocolates – Pocklington

Friday 12 – Monday 15 April

£16

Come along for a fun Easter chocolate making workshop with Pocklington chocolatiers Butterflies Chocolates using the finest Belgian milk chocolate and Easter-themed decorations.

 

Wild Challenge at Easter!

RSPB Bempton Cliffs – Bempton, Bridlington

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

Do the Puffin Trail, watch thousands of seabirds on the cliffs, or armed with your very own Discovery Backpack, see what mini-beasts you can find along our Scavenger Bug Hunt Trail. Bring a picnic to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Whilst you’re there watch out for Mrs P, the friendly puffin mascot who loves to give out hugs!

 

Easter Eggstravaganza with Alice in Wonderland

Tickton Grange Hotel – Beverley

Sunday 21 April

£17.50

A Mad Hatters Tea party on Easter Sunday. Serving up an Afternoon Tea with a difference in our brand new Farmstead and including a visit from the mad hatter himself, bag a spot for you and your tribe here.

 

Alice’s Eggstravaganza In Wonderland

East Riding Theatre – Beverley

Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 April

£TBC

The Easter Bunny has awoken to an empty basket and a missing sister. Alice needs your help to retrieve the eggs and return them to their rightful owner or it’s “off with their heads”! Join She Productions in this well-loved musical where the Wonderland locals, including a first-time appearance from the Mad Hatter, will having you singing and dancing in search for the runaway rabbit.

 

 

Isle of Wight

 

Easter Saturday Duck Races

Yarmouth Carnival Committee – Yarmouth

Saturday 20 April

£1

Come and take part in the annual duck race where more than 1500 little ducks will race – cash prizes to be won!

 

Cracking Easter

Monkey Haven – Newport

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

FREE! with general admission

There are all kinds of eggcellent events, including Awesome Egg Hunts, Egg Decorating and Easter bunnies. Please feel free to wear your fancy dress too and you’ll be rewarded with a little edible treat.

 

Easter Fun

Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Ryde

Friday 19 April – Monday 22 April

£6

Treat yourself to a relaxing day out over the Easter break and enjoy the spectacle of some of the Island’s blossoming springtime countryside from the comfort of your seat on one of our steam trains. And there is plenty to keep the children occupied too.

 

Hoppy Easter at Tapnell Farm Park

Tapnell Farm – Yarmouth

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

For Easter fun and bundles of cuteness look no further than Tapnell Farm Park this Half Term with lots of egg-cellent activities happening throughout the park. You can help the Keepers look after baby lambs in the twice-daily bottle-feeding sessions, as well as join in all our other Animal Encounters happening throughout the day.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Needles Landmark Attraction – Alum Bay

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

Join The Needles Landmark Attraction this Easter for their ‘free’ Landmark ‘Easter Egg Hunts’ with special guest ‘The Easter Bunny’. Their ‘Landmark’ Easter Bunny has hidden his Eggs; it’s up to you and your family to find his stash! Lots of prize giveaways for all who visit. Parents can also join in with the kids and take part in the annual ‘Egg & Spoon’ race which takes place shortly after the Easter Egg Hunts.

Easter Holiday Activity Days

Medina Valley Centre – Newport

Throughout Easter Holidays

£28

Activities include kayaking, canoeing, sailing, rifle shooting, archery, mountain biking, raft building and many more – we guarantee lots of fun, challenge, the opportunity to learn new skills (and develop old ones!) and maybe even a chance to sample our ‘top-secret recipe’ MVC hot chocolate as we adventure!

 

Isle of Wight Children’s Festival

Quay Arts – Newport Harbour

Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 April

Various – £7 MAXIMUM

Buckle up for an Adventure! This spring Ventnor Exchange returns to transform the Quay Arts Centre in Newport for three days with the return of the Isle of Wight Children’s Festival! Your Easter Holiday is sorted with amazing shows, enchanting storytelling and madcap games. including loads of free activities to attend and tickets to shows never more than £7.

 

The Isle of Wight Spring Art and Garden Fair

Northwood House and Park – Cowes

Friday 19 – Saturday 20 April

£TBC

The new Isle of Wight Spring Art and Garden Fair will be taking place this Easter Weekend with garden products and paraphernalia, plants, flowers, machinery, tools, furniture and much more will be on display throughout the event, situated across our picturesque lawns and open parkland.

 

National Unicorn Day Extravaganza

Indulge Me – Lind Street, Ryde

Saturday 6 April

FREE!

Join Indulge Me at their 2nd Annual National Unicorn Day Extravaganza, and kick off your Easter holidays with a wide range of AMAZING FREE activities! FREE biodegradable glitter & paint makeovers // FREE Ryde Wide treasure hunt // FREE Meet & greet ALL day with Unicorn Princess // FREE games // Unicorn Day Tshirts to be won for kids & adults // FREE Unicorn Day pin badges // Unicorn Dust refill station – Pick & Mix your own Unicorn Dust // Our Indulgent Colouring in competition is back // BEST DRESSED competition // You can event meet a real life unicorn.

 

Spot the Egg

Model Village – Godshill

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

FREE! with normal admission

Easter Fun at the Model Village! Join us for our annual “Spot the Egg” event. Count how many tiny eggs you see hidden around the Model Village to claim your chocolatey prize.

 

 

Kent

 

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

Ightham Mote – Sevenoakes // Chartwell – Westerham // Emmetts Garden – Sevenoakes // Knole – Sevenoakes // Quebec House – Westerham // Sissinghurst – near Cranbrook // Smallhythe Place – Smallhythe

Throughout Easter Holidays

£3

The National Trust is opening it’s doors as part of their nationwide range of Easter tours, walks and Egg Hunts. Head down to your local National Trust estate to take part and help the Easter Bunny find her chocolate eggs!

 

Easter Bunny Breakfast

Dobbies Garden World – Ashford

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

FREE!

Have a fantastic Easter at Dobbies for their popular Easter Bunny Breakfast. Enjoy a delicious cooked breakfast, before the little ones have fun participating in our egg-citing fun Easter craft activities. Kids will meet the Easter Bunny and receive a Lindt chocolate bunny treat to take home and enjoy.

 

Easter Spectacular

Wye Farmers Market – The Green, Wye

Saturday 20 April

FREE!

Wye Farmers Market takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month between 9am and 12 noon and Saturday 20th April is our Easter Spectacular! Enjoy live music, local wine and beer, an Easter Egg Hunt, face painting and a visit from the Easter Bunny!

 

Easter Hat Parade

Starts at The Hat Shop – High Street, Faversham

Saturday 20 April

FREE!

Join in this Fabulous Faversham display of colour and creativity. Led by the Easter Bunny and the Mayor and Mayoress of Faversham at 11am, the annual hat parade will process along West Street and around the market stalls, ending with a prize giving ceremony at 12 Market Place.

 

Easter at Belmont

Belmont House and Gardens – Throwley, Nr Faversham

Sunday 21 April

£5

Take part in the outdoor trail around the grounds to win a chocolate treat, then head back to the Orangery to get crafty with Easter themed activities. The Tea Tent will be open from 11am serving soup, cakes and seasonal treats.

 

Easter Eggstravaganva Scavenger Hunt!

Appleyard Sports Ground – Sittingbourne

Monday 22 April

£6

Get down to The Appleyard Sports Ground to take part in the all-day Scavenger Hunt! Solve all the clues to claim your Easter egg! Every child that takes part gets an Easter egg. Whiteleaf Animal Farm and Creepy claws will be bringing their Easter animals along as well!

 

 

Lancashire

 

Inflatable Fun at Uppermill Park

King George V Playing Fields – Oldham

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

FREE!

Inflatable Activities for 2 to 10 year olds with your favourite inflatable fun. Come along this Easter holidays to Uppermill Park from the 19th to the 22nd April with some mega new inflatables!! Plus the usual favourites!

 

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Lyme Park – Stockport

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

Come and explore the garden at Lyme and take the whole family on a nature adventure. Complete the trail to receive a chocolate prize.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Ordsall Hall – Salford

Sunday 21 April

£4.50

Bring the whole family together and find spring related clues hidden in the garden and gather up golden eggs for extra points to win a range of chocolatey treats. Complimentary spring crafts and free children’s refreshments available on the day.

 

Get Set, Blast Off!

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre – Macclesfield

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Calling all budding young space explorers… Join Jodrell Bank on a fun-filled rocket trip into space, exploring the Solar System and playing lots of games along the way. Sessions last around 20 minutes and are designed for children aged 7 and under.

 

Easter Multi Sports

Tandle Hills Country Park – Oldham // Royton Park – Oldham // Bullcote Park – Oldham

Various Dates – see links above

FREE!

Oldham Sport Development team will be providing FREE multi sports activities to young people during the Easter holidays. Areas used will be the tennis courts and grass area (weather depending).

 

Easter Family Fun

Dunwood Park – Oldham

Sunday 21 April

FREE!

Free family Easter themed arts, crafts, games and treasure hunt organised by Oldham Play Action Group & Friends Of Dunwood Park

 

Easter Eggstravaganza – Mess Around Party

Heywood Sports Village – Heywood

Saturday 13 April

FREE!

Little chicks can have some messy Easter fun with egg rolling, chocolate mess, gloopy ducks, spaghetti bird nests, chocolate playdough, our famous paint wall and lots more. We will also be having an egg hunt, with prizes to be won!

 

Easter Holiday Activities

Dunwood Park – Oldham

Tuesday 9 AND Tuesday 16 April

FREE!

FREE activities during Easter school holidays including; Arts and Crafts and Circus Skills. Everyone welcome. Funded by Shaw and Crompton Councillors.

 

Easter Holiday Activities

High Crompton Park – Oldham

Thursday 11 AND Thursday 18 April

FREE!

FREE activities during Easter school holidays including; Arts and Crafts and Circus Skills. Everyone welcome. Funded by Shaw and Crompton Councillors.

 

Easter Family Fun

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House – Manchester

Various Dates- see link above

£4

There’s Easter fun for all the family at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Don’t miss Easter egg trails, crafts and a chance to dress up in a Victorian Easter bonnet!

 

Easter Fair

Standedge Tunnel – Huddersfield

Monday 22 April

FREE!

There’ll be a wide range of food stalls, craft stalls, BBQ, wood-fired pizza oven, face painting, gin bar, live music, Easter egg hunt and boat trips into the tunnel.

 

Easter Funfair

Manchester Central

Throughout Easter Holidays

£15

Manchester Central welcomes an Easter Funfair to the city this year, with a whole host of rides, funfair fames, food and more under one roof. With 2 sessions held each day, and tickets covering unlimited entry to all rides, there will be plenty for all the family to enjoy! The morning session on Tuesday 16th April will now be an Autism and Sensory Needs Friendly session.

 

 

Leicestershire

 

Eggstreme Easter & Easter Bunny Grotto

Twinlakes Theme Park – Melton Mowbray

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Travel through a land of chocolate heaven, take in the stunning views and see the magic of the world of Easter before meeting the Easter Bunny himself in the UK’s first and only Chocolate Easter Bunny’s Grotto.

 

Easter Animals Fun Day!

Belgrave Hall & Gardens – Leicester

Wednesday 17 April

£3.50

A fantastic day for all the family in the beautiful gardens of Belgrave Hall. Come and meet the animals in the gardens, there will be new born lambs, Miniature Shetland Ponies and for the first time Alpacas! Plus trails, Easter craft activities and face painting all day!

 

LEGO Event

King Richard III Visitor Centre – Leicester

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

FREE! with general admission

After recreating the most famous portrait of King Richard III in LEGO last year, the LEGO event returns over the Easter weekend.With a heraldic theme to the Easter holidays, we will be recreating a huge version of King Richard’s Coat of Arms – come along and help us build it, brick by brick!

 

The Greatest Circus

Twinlakes Theme Park – Melton Mowbray

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Be prepared to be dazzled and delighted during the The Greatest Circus show during Eggstreme Easter. The circus will be with us from 13th – 23rd April. The circus is FREE to all day ticket and annual pass holders. No pre-booking required. Seats to the circus are on a first come first served queue basis.

 

Easter Animal Fun

Great Central Railway – Loughborough

Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 April & Tuesday 23 – Thursday 25 April

FREE!

Over the Easter Half term, we will turn the Great Central Railway into an animal lover’s haven. Come along and hang out with Elvis, Tula, Petal and Tiny Tim, we are of course talking about some wonderful fur, feathered and hairy animals.

 

 

Lincolnshire

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Boultham Park – Lincoln

Saturday 20 April

FREE!

The Easter Bunny has hidden some eggs around Boultham Park. If you can solve the clues you will be rewarded with one of his chocolate treats! Collect your egg hunt sheet from the Access Lincoln marquee, near the cafe, anytime between 10am and 3pm.

 

Spring and Easter

Uncle Henry’s farm shop, Grayingham Grange Farm – Grayingham

Throughout Easter Holidays

£3

Spring and Easter activities at Uncle Henry’s include: Meet the Spring Lambs // Easter Scavenger Hunt Game // Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Join the scavenger hunt and help the Easter bunny to find his eggs, crack the clues and receive a tasty treat. From the beginning of April, you can visit the lambs for free at Uncle Henry’s for the first time.

 

Easter Eggsploration

Doddington Hall – Lincoln

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Explore and follow children’s trails through the gardens of Doddington Hall, and enjoy local food and drink during the Easter holidays. Plus, on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday there will also be an extra special Easter Eggsploration event where children can follow a trail through the gardens with Jolly the Unicorn that ends with chocolate treats.

 

Easter Quest

Lincoln Castle – Lincoln

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Follow the white rabbit and seek out the clues to solve the Mad Hatter’s riddle and claim your chocolate reward. Be sure to open your chocolate bar with care as hidden inside 3 of the bars are 3 golden tickets!  Each golden ticket holds a very special surprise – will you be one of our lucky winners?

 

Countryside Lincs

Grange-de-lings – Lincoln

Sunday 14 April

£4

Visit the Lincolnshire Showground for a fun-packed extravaganza all about food, farming and the countryside during the Easter holidays.

Merseyside

 

Living Dinosaurs

Gulliver’s World – Warrington

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Step back in time and enjoy a Jurassic experience in The Lost World of the Living Dinosaurs at Gulliver’s World in Warrington. Gulliver’s World is now home to 20 brand-new animatronic dinosaurs which have been unleashed at the theme park, offering a chance for families to go back in time.

 

Easter Holiday Discount

Knowsley Safari – Prescot

Throuyghout Easter Holidays

£various

Looking for a family day out over Easter? How about a family day out filled with wild encounters and thrilling adventures? Now is the time to get egg-cited for the Easter Holidays because here at Knowsley Safari we have 20% off online all through the school holidays.

 

Day Out With Thomas

Llangolllen Railway and East Lancashire Railway

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

All aboard for a day of family fun with Thomas the Tank Engine! Day Out With Thomas is coming to a heritage railway near you – your little engineer will get to meet Thomas and The Fat Controller, take a ride behind a real steam engine, and enjoy so much more!

 

Giant Easter Duck Trail

WWT Martin Mere, Fish Lane – Burscough

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

25 giant ducks have been hidden around our wetlands and we need your help to find them all. Collect your trail card from the information desk when you arrive and then go and explore our grounds – who will be the top spotter in your family?

 

Peter Pan – Easter Panto

Southport Theatre and Convention Centre – Southport

Saturday 27 April

£various

Starring comedy legend Bobby Davro as Smee CBBC’s Tracy Beaker Dani Harmer as Wendy Disney Art Attack’s Lloyd Warbey as Peter Pan Let your dreams take flight at Southport Theatre this Easter. Join the boy who never grows up… Peter Pan and take part in his adventures with Wendy as they fly off to Neverland and meet some fantastical characters along the way; Tinker Bell, the Lost Children, Tiger Lily, Nana the dog, Pirates, Smee and of course Captain Hook.

 

 

Norfolk

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Oxburgh Hall – Kings Lynn

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

Easter is that time of year when the natural world around us springs back to life. Experience all that nature has to offer exploring the grounds following the Easter hunt and claim your chocolate prize. There are garden games to enjoy too!

 

EAAAster Egg Trail

Visitor Centre – Sandringham Estate

Saturday 20 April

£3

Find the clues hidden around the beautiful grounds of the Sandringham Estate. Each participant will receive a chocolate egg prize!

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden – South Walsham

Friday 19 April

£2.50

Hunt for the colourful eggs that will lead you to a chocolatey eggy prize! Face painting and Easter crafts for children.

 

Easter Trail

Playing Field – Denver Village

Friday 19 April

£2.50

Collect all the clues for an Easter surprise on Friday 19th April 2019 10am-12 noon Starting at Denver Playing Field Pavilion

 

Easter Eggstravaganza

Vancouver Quarter – Kings Lynn

Friday 19 April

FREE!

Our popular Easter Egg trail will return and see families track-down Easter eggs hidden around the town centre on Good Friday, April 19, with the help of a special map. Come along to the Vancouver Quarter and grab a map before you start. The trail will be followed on Easter Saturday with a special workshop.

 

Easter Basket Craft

Whitlingham Country Park – Trowse

Wednesday 10 April

£5

Come and make a mini Easter basket (including mini eggs) from willow whips, dogwood stems and bramble runners.

 

Easter Discovery Treasure Trail

Whitlingham Country Park – Trowse

Wednesday 17 April

FREE!

As part of National Parks Week 2019, come down to Whitlingham to discover the park that is the ‘Gateway to the Broads’. Complete the Easter adventure trail for a mini egg prize!

 

 

Northamptonshire

 

Easter Bunny Express

Rushden Transport Museum – Rushden

Tuesday 16 – Wednesday 17 April

£4

All aboard for an Easter Egg hunt, arts and crafts and much more.  Adults £4, children £4 and kids will each receive an Easter egg. Trains run from 11am – 4pm.

 

Beauty and the Beast Easter Panto

The Deco Theatre – Northampton

Wednesday 10 – Thursday 11 April

£various

This Easter you can enjoy a spectacular pantomime extravaganza Aladdin. The show will be packed with sensational special effects, a magical flying carpet ride, laugh-out-loud comedy, and an Aladdin’s cave of lavish sets and costumes, this year’s pantomime is everything you could wish for!

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Wellingborough Museum

Monday 17 April

FREE!

Lots of events taking place this holiday at the Museum including an Easter egg Hunt on Monday 17th , try Archery for free on April 12th thanks to Bifrost Guard

 

Easter Crafts

Wollaston Library

Saturday 6 April

FREE!

From 2.30 – 3.30 on Thursday you can decorate a Bunny or Chick Spoon or an Easter Basket at the Library.

 

Stick-Tas-Tic

Sywell Country Park

Saturday 6 April

FREE!

The birds are busy with sticks but what can you do with one? Join everyone on the picnic meadow at Sywell Country Park and choose from making mini creature dens, magic wands, playing games or weaving. Free event, drop in any time between 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Canons Ashby – near Daventry

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

£2.50

Get the whole family in their wellies to hunt high and low for eggs across Canons Ashby’s ancient parkland. A delicious prize awaits at the end of our outdoor Easter Hunt.

 

Festival Of Power

14th – 16th April

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including European Nitro Funny Car Series, Jet Car Show and National Drag Racing classes headlined by the MSA 200mph Pro Mods. Plus all things powerful off -track including monster trucks, stunts, air displays, sideshows and more. The entertainment off-track is just as spectacular with an array of stunt and exhibition demonstrations including the ever popular car-crushing Monster Trucks, aerobatic air displays, dazzling family entertainment and multiple 2-wheeled mayhem!

 

 

Northumberland

 

Birds of Prey

Alnwick Castle

Saturday 13 – Wednesday 17 April

FREE! with general admission

Experience a theatrical performance of expert falconry, combined with enchanting storytelling and inspiring history, which is sure to thrill and entertain the whole family!

 

Easter Eggstravaganza

Walltown Quarry Country Park – Greenhead

Friday 19 April

£5

Come and join us for some Easter fun, it’s sure to be eggciting!! Take part in our Easter Geocache Hunt and see if you can find some tasty treats. Then get creative and make your own Easter chick.

 

Lambing Weekend

Kirkley Hall Zoo – Ponteland

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Throughout the Spring, the Kirkley Hall Farm team will be working day and night to welcome our lovely lambs into the world safely. For one weekend only, they would like to invite all zoo visitors to meet some of our newest lambs for no extra charge!

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Kirkley Hall Zoo – Ponteland

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

The Easter Bunny is getting ready for the busiest day of her year…but there’s a problem… Her assistant has lost them! Can you follow the map and find all the eggs in time to save Easter?

 

 

Build a Teddy Tastic Friend & Easter EGGstravaganza

Whitehouse Farm Centre – Morpeth

Throughout Easter Holidays

£9.85

A truly special Easter Experience, we have a selection of Bears and Easter themed teddies for your child to make with our team. There’s a choc-a-bloc programme of Easter Fun on offer including Meet the Easter Bunny and join in his Party Games, Magic Shows, Bottle Feed Lambs, Cuddle a real Easter Bunny or Chick and much more.

 

Wonderland fun

Manor Walks – Cramlington

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

Fall down the rabbit hole at Manor Walks this Easter with an array of Wonderland fun for all of the family to enjoy.

 

There’s loads going on in Northumberland this Easter – for more events and days out see this great blog on Visit Northumberland

 

 

Nottinghamshire

 

Easter Holiday Fun – Easter Biscuits

Green’s Windmill and Science Centre – Sneinton

Thursday 11 April

£4

Bake your own Easter inspired biscuits in our biscuit baking activity! Which Easter themed cookie cutters will you choose for these tasty treats!?

 

Easter Holidays

Holme Pierrepont Country Park

Throughout Easter Holidays

£various

Activities will be chosen from the following; Kayaking //Canoeing //E-Combat Laser Tag //Sky Trail // Mini Golf // Lazy River Tubing // Raft Building // XL SUP // Climbing wall // Outdoor games (foot golf, problem solving), // Arts and crafts.

 

Easter Trail

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre – Edwinstowe

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2

Wiggle your tail and flick your ears, the Easter Bunny is looking for new recruits! If you can complete all the challenges around the Major Oak Trail you can claim your reward at the end.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Clumber Park Worksop // Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

£2.50

It’s that time of the year again when Clumber Park teams up with Cadbury to offer you the ultimate day out. Discover the signs of spring at Clumber Park this Easter and win a chocolate prize when you’ve finished. A perfect day out for everyone.

 

Easter Holiday Fun

Stonebridge City Farm – Nottingham City Centre

Throughout Easter Holidays

£DONATIONS

Stonebridge is a community charity and relies solely on donations. During the Easter Holidays there will be Drumming Sessions, Cookie Decorating, Rainbow Stripes music and dance, Fire Service visit, as well as a great play area and Bouncy Castle (weather permitting).

Easter Festival

White Post Farm – Farnsfield

Throughout Easter Holidays

£10.50

Spring has Sprung at White post Farm! From live births and sheep racing, to cuddles with newborn lambs, craft activities and an Easter stamp hunt, there is so much to get stuck in to at the farm this Spring!

 

Easter Holiday Activities

Rushcliffe Country Park – Ruddington

Tuesday 9 – Thursday 18 April

£5

Come and join Rushcliffe Country Park for a morning of seasonal fun! Build a den among the trees then search along the woodland trail, identify some common Park animals and ‘Crack the Egg Code’ to claim your reward.

 

Nottinghamshire is brimming with Easter Activities throughout Robin Hood County. See this list of events and egg hunts going on near you on the visit Nottinghamshire website.

 

 

Oxfordshire

Easter Eggstravaganza

Blenheim Palace – Woodstock

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Join in with the Easter Bunny Walkabout; or frolic with the fairy stilt walkers; plus have a go at Archery and get jumping on the bouncy castle or try bungee trampolining! Families can also see an Easter Puppet Show, watch Balloon Twisters, take part in Circus Skills Workshops and have their faces painted over the four-day celebration.

 

Big Easter Bunny Hunt

Waterperry Gardens – Waterperry, Wheatley

Throuyghout Easter Holidays

£2.50

Join the Big Easter Bunny Hunt around the ornamental gardens. Find them all and claim a special Easter prize. £2.50 per child – children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies.

 

Easter Trail and New Season Opening

Stonor Park – Henley on Thames

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

We start the season with another fun-filled Easter Trail designed for younger and older children; clues and Easter jokes hidden throughout the park, finishing at the Visitor Centre with a treat for the children. They can then take advantage of Wonder Woods our play park adjacent to the visitor centre.

 

Take a look on the Experience Oxfordshire website for loads more ideas going on during the school holidays.

 

 

Somerset

 

Family Fun Day

Somerset Rural Life Museum – Glastonbury

Thursday 18 April

FREE! with general admission

Join us for a hands-on day of family fun exploring Easter. Try your hand at creating Easter Baskets and themed hanging decorations.

 

Easter-Egg-Stravaganza

Wookey Hole – Wells

Throughout Easter Holidays

£15

Easter fun at Wookey Hole, including games and competitions with the Easter Bunny! Each child receives an Easter treat. Over 20 fantastic attractions included in your ticket!

 

1st Burnham-on-Sea Scout Group’s Easter Fayre

Burnham-on-Sea Scout Hut – Stoddens Road

Saturday 6 April

FREE!

On Saturday 6th April, 1st Burnham-on-Sea Scout Group are holding an Easter Fayre. We have several 6′ table’s available for stall holders for just £5. There will be lots of things going on including a raffle, refreshments and an Easter Egg Hunt! Everyone is welcome so please come along with all your family and friends and join in the fun!

 

Easter Egg Trail

Bishop’s Palace Market Place – Wells

Saturday 6 April

FREE!

The holiday fun kicks off on Saturday 6th April when the new Easter Egg Trail will be in place. Challenge the kids to follow the clues around the Palace & Gardens and find coloured eggs hidden in unexpected places.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Coleridge Castle – BRIDGWATER // Dunster Castle – Minehead

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

£2.50

Bunny is back and this year he’s brought some friends along with him. Hear the tales of famous rabbits throughout literature, solve the clues and claim your Cadbury chocolate prize at the end.

 

Family Fun Day

Wincanton Racecourse – Wincanton

Sunday 15 April

FREE! under 18s

It’s free for kids to come racing on Family Fun Day at Wincanton Racecourse and what’s more, there will be free Easter Eggs for the first 250 children through the gates. They can enjoy face painting, rosette making, designing their own silks and riding on an equiciser in the family-friendly tent. Step outside and enjoy the bouncy castles featuring an obstacle course and 10ft high slide, Mascot Men will be circulating throughout the afternoon for pictures and jollied along by the Wincanton Steel Band.

 

The Visit Somerset website has a huge lst of Easter Events and Trails going on this school holiday.

 

 

Staffordshire

 

Easter at The Nicholson

The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery – Leek

Wednesday 17 April

FREE!

The Nicholson Museum and Leek Library are hosting 2 Easter Activities during the School Holidays: Easter themed Stories & Crafts on Wednesday 17th April and The Gruffalo themed Stories & Crafts on Wednesday 24th April.

 

Easter Wreath Sculptures

Canalside Farm – Great Haywood

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

We are so impressed with all the creativity we see in the workshops we have come up with a way to share it with everyone. We are busy building large willow Easter Wreaths to display outside our shop and café over the Easter holidays to welcome people to our newly extended and revamped shop.

 

Eggs-Ellent Easter

Drayton Manor Park and Hotel

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

From Easter Egg trails across the park, to experiencing live shows throughout the day with Thomas and Friends, you are bound to have an EGGS-traordinarily good time.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Eland Lodge, Draycott-in-the-Clay – Ashbourne

Monday 22 April

FREE! with general admission

A series of clues will be hidden around the Eland Lodge parkland, find all the clues and claim your Easter Egg prize!  Everyone is welcome to this fun family day out! Come on foot, with your dog, or on horseback.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Canalside Farm – Great Haywood

Wednesday 17 April

FREE!

The Easter bunny has hidden eggs around the site and in our new shop with clues to help you find them! There’s lots going on at Canalside so click the link above for more info.

 

 

Suffolk

 

Easter egg hunt and New-born Lambs

Museum of East Anglian Life

Throughout Easter Holiday

£8

If you are looking for something different, try out the Museum of East Anglian Life’s Easter trail, throughout the holidays, hunt high and low across the museum site to find the eggs and win a prize! The arrival of Spring also sees the museum welcome the newborn lambs, with public feeding sessions that allow you to get up close to these adorable new additions.

 

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

Ickworth House Park and Gardens // Melford Hall

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2.50

Follow bunny’s paw prints to find all of nature’s building materials and then add your finds to his den at the end to win a chocolate prize!

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Felixtowe Museum

Wednesday 17 April

£2

Search the Museum for the coloured eggs, and then exchange them for a yummy reward! Also fun Easter crafts to make too.

 

Amazing Easter Egg Hunt

Nowton Park

Wednesday 17 – Thursday 18 April

£4

Follow the trail left behind by the Easter Bunny to Nowton Maze. Try not to get lost in the maze as you look high and low for his special Easter eggs. Collect a delicious chocolate treat when you find your way out. Keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny, he will be roaming about to greet you.

 

Suffolk County Music Service Easter Concert

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Wednesday 17 April

From £6

Join Suffolk Youth Orchestra, Suffolk Young Strings, and Suffolk Chamber Winds for their Easter Concert at Snape Maltings Concert Hall on Wednesday 17 April 2019 at 7.30pm. Enjoy a varied programme of music performed by these talented young musicians – for full listings and more info click the link above.

 

Easter Speggtacular

Baylham House Farm

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

£7.50

Alongside the usual farm fun there will also be an Easter egg hunt over the weekend. Plus, If you missed out on cuddling a lamb over the February Half Term, don’t worry as there will be plenty of new arrivals for you to meet over the Easter weekend!

 

Tudor Easter recreation and Egg Hunt

Kentwell Hall and Gardens

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

£13.70

There’s so much to do this Easter at Kentwell – activities include; Egg Trails, the Impossible Quiz, Easter crafts and colouring competition, Lambs and Piglets, Miniature Shetland Ponies, Meet Isabella (the biggest, hairiest Donkey!), Story Book Adventure Trail, Outdoor games and obstacle course, Visit the house and watch and assist the Tudors, Enjoy the Spring gardens.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

East Town Park

Saturday 20 April

£1.50

Find the hidden tokens in the park, with a chocolate egg for every child and lots of special prizes.

 

 

Sussex

 

With so much going on in East and West Sussex this Easter, take a look at this great calendar on Sussex Top Attractions website. Here are a few below;

 

Dawn chorus walk

Arundel wetland centre – Arundel

Monday 8 April

£12

Be an early bird and enjoy the morning music as the reserve comes awake. Our WWT expert will help you ID the many spring species, it’s a unique way to experience the reserve.

 

Lambing Time

Coombes farm experience, Church Farm, Coombes – Lancing

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Set in the South Downs, see over 1,000 lambs and 80 calves being born.

 

Lego Challenge

Arundel Museum

Saturday 6 – Friday 12 April

£5 incl. refreshments

Over the school holidays a huge Lego challenge is taking place – get down to help the team create a castle and a city!

 

Bertram Bunny’s Easter Adventure

Borde Hill Garden – Haywards heath

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2

Spot the signs of spring whilst exploring the Garden on the daily Easter trail. Hetty the Hen has surprisingly laid ten golden eggs, which Bertram Bunny has hidden from Felix the Fox before he eats them for his supper. Find the golden eggs and solve some puzzles along the way to receive a delicious chocolate treat.

 

Hopping Easter Adventure

Fishers Farm Park

Newpound Lane – Wisborough Green

FREE! with general admission

Egg-perience ‘A Hopping Easter Adventure’ at Fishers Farm this Easter holidays! Meet the Easter bunny and Blossom the Spring Queen in the egg-citing, family favourite, ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ (Easter Weekend Only). Follow the clues all around the Farm to find a delicious surprise that will be waiting for you!

 

 

Surrey

 

There are literally dozens of events going on in and around Surrey – take a look at the events calendar on the Visit Surrey website.

 

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

Polesden Lacey – Dorking // Swan Barn Farm – Haslemere // Claremont Landscape Garden – Esher // Morden Hall Park – London

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

£3

Search all across the National Trust parks for clues that will lead you to Bunny’s secret stash of chocolate.

 

Easter Family Fun Day

Dapdune Wharf – Guildford

Friday 19 April

£3

On Good Friday, 19 April,  it’s a day of family fun, with sports day races for children, mums and dads as well as craft activities plus Cadbury’s Easter egg hunt. From Saturday to Monday, 20-22 April, we have the Cadbury’s Easter egg hunt with an Easter Wind in the Willows-themed trail and activities.

 

 

Wiglet’s Easter Eggstravaganza

Godstone Farm – Godstone

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Join us at the Farm this Easter holiday for a full range of activities and family fun. Get ready for cuteness overload as lambs are born and chicks are hatching! Get close to our furry and feathered friends in scheduled activities throughout the day.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Secretts Of Milford – Milford

Throughout Easter Holidays

£7

Meet the Easter Bunny, barrel train rides, bouncy castle, merry go round, magic show at 11am & 1pm and games for all the family! Cash only, free parking and refreshments available!

 

Easter Hunt at Ashtead Park Garden Centre

Ashtead Park Garden Centre – Ashtead

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April (NOT SUNDAY)

FREE!

Count eggs and collect letters in our plant area to ‘unscramble’ our Easter code words for a chance to win a giant chocolate Easter egg (and get a little treat)!

 

Painshill Easter Chocolate Treasure Hunt Trail

Painshill – Cobham

Sunday 21 April

FREE! with general admission

Use your detective skills to crack each clue and follow a treasure hunt around the Painshill landscape. Solve each riddle to complete the treasure hunt and reveal where the Easter Bunny has hidden all the chocolate.

 

 

Newcastle and North East

 

We’ve taken these events from Newcastle Gateshead tourism website – take a look at the full list on their events page here. There’s too many to list!

 

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Blue Reef Aquarium – Tynemouth

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Recently a number of the resident sharks at Blue Reef Tynemouth have been laying eggs. Visitors can check on the progress of the eggs over the Easter holidays and learn all about sharks and their eggs.As well as some eggcellent fun Blue Reef have an amazing undersea visitor – Sirena the Mermaid… She will be swimming down to Tynemouth on the 13th, 14th and 22nd April to meet you and tell her tales of the sea.

 

Easter ‘Egg’ Trail

Oakwellgate – Gateshead

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE!

Keep the kids entertained whilst at St Mary’s with a fun Easter trail. Find the clues and solve the puzzle for a small prize.

 

Easter Fun

Beamish Museum – Durham

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

FREE! with general admission

Enjoy a cracking day out at Beamish this Easter with lots of egg-citing activities happening at the museum. Hop along to the museum to find out how Easter was celebrated in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s! There’ll be plenty to see and do.

 

Northumberlandia Easter Egg Trail

Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre, Low Hauxley – Morpeth

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

FREE!

Follow the Easter egg trail on site and answer questions as you go. There’s a prize at the end for completing the trail. Collect a question sheet from the visitor centre.

 

 

West Midlands

 

Eggs-ellent Easter

Drayton Manor Theme Park – Tamworth

Throughout Easter Holiday

FREE! with general admission

Create fun family memories all holiday this Easter from 13th – 28th April. From enjoying over 100 rides and attractions and joining our Easter Egg trails across the park, to experiencing live shows throughout the day with Thomas and Friends, you are bound to have an EGGS-traordinarily good time.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

British Motor Museum – Gaydon

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

£4

Collect your Easter basket from the Family Station and search for the eggs around the Museum. When you have collected six different coloured eggs come back to the Family Station to claim your Mini Eggs

 

Egg-citing surprises

Cadbury World – Birmingham

Throughout Easter Holiday

FREE! with general admission

Cadbury World has Easter fun cracked this year with a programme of seasonal entertainment and live experiences to delight guests of all ages. Throughout the Easter holidays, from 6th – 28th April, Cadbury World is inviting families to enjoy a brand new live stage show, Mr Cadbury’s Parrot and the Missing Mini Eggs, where the audience can help the lovable bird and his co-star presenter find the clues to discover who has been after their precious treats.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens – Castle Bromwich

Throughout Easter Holiday

£1

Eggs-plore our acres of Gardens every day this holiday. Hettie Hedgehog and Freddie Fox have hidden clues around the Gardens – seek them allamong the woodland, hedge and lawns. Can you solve them all? Race back to the visitor centre to claim your eggy treat. Collect your hunt clues sheet at the entrance.

 

Mini Easter Egg-citement

British Motor Museum – Gaydon

Friday 19 – Monday 22 April

£4

Join the British Motor Museum for some family ‘Mini Madness’ this Easter and celebrate 60 years of the iconic Mini. Follow the Mini Trail, join our costumed characters on a family tour of the Museum and design your own Mini in our craft activity workshop!

 

 

Yorkshire

 

With so much going on throughout the county, we’ve just selected a few things here – take a look at Yorshire.com and their events guide here.

 

If that list is too large, try this blog.

 

Easter Hunt

Wigwam Holidays, Ball Hall Farm – York

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

All guests staying onsite can take part in the Easter Hunt, find the hidden chickens and bunnies in the wood.

 

Easter Trail

Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Thorp Perrow – Bedale

Throughout Easter Holidays

£2

The Easter bunny has hopped through the Arboretum leaving clues as he goes. Can you solve the clues and complete the puzzle? There’s a yummy prize for every participant!

 

Medieval Easter

Royal Armouries – Leeds

Throughout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Explore the sport, pageantry and conflict of the late Middle Ages through live interpretations and combat demonstrations. Join our  Knight School and learn some drills and skills. You can also have-a-go at archery. There’ll be plenty to keep the whole family entertained whatever day you visit during the school holidays plus extra special weekend events.

 

Easter Petting Farm

Burton Constable Hall & Grounds, Skirlaugh – Hull

Throuyghout Easter Holidays

FREE! with general admission

Our Easter Petting Farm offers visitors of all ages a unique opportunity to get close to lots of cute Spring time animals! Discover cute chicks, fluffy Easter bunnies and cuddly Lambs in our Easter Baby Barn throughout the school holidays. You may even get chance to feed the lambs too!