20 great Easter holiday activities in Bristol and the South West

Bristol activities

Looking for things to do with the kids over the Easter long weekend or school holidays? You're spoilt for choice this April in the South West. Make your own adorable bunny and discover the art of needle felting in Wells, or pay a visit to Newquay Zoo to see the animals for some real spring fun.

Easter activity afternoon – Bristol city centre

Join the staff at Foyles for a fun-filled day of Easter activities including an in-store egg hunt, Easter-themed reading and face painting, as well as chocolatey treats. Booking is essential, but tickets are free.

Nick Cope family concert – Bristol

Join “indie-surrealist” kids' entertainer Nick Cope for a family concert jam-packed with singing, dancing and heaps of fun – and tickets are just £4 (babes in arms go free).

Needle Felting Workshop – Wells

Discover the joys of needle felting with this workshop, suitable for children aged 10 and up. Whether you're a complete beginner or already know your way around a needle, get to grips with making an adorable felt Easter bunny or chick.

Silver Easter Bonanza – Highbridge

Join the animal fun at the Secret World Wildlife Rescue this Easter. There's a treasure hunt, craft activities and educational talks about wildlife to enjoy.

Twisted Tales Theatre School- Taunton

Do you have a budding actor in your family? Sign them up for four days of theatre workshops based on Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales, culminating in a performance at the end of the week in a professional theatre.

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Family Fun and Egg Hunt – Bath

Join the staff at Bath City Farm for crafts, Easter-themed games, and (of course!) an egg hunt. Suitable for all ages.

Multi-activity holiday camp- Poole

Suitable for children aged five to 12, this holiday camp has an emphasis of team-building and enjoyment. Children will take part in a variety of activities focussing on having fun and getting active.

Mr Bloom in Brewery Square – Dorchester

CBeebies favourite Mr Bloom will be performing a free concert for families to enjoy, and on Easter Monday there's a free egg hunt for children to enter.

Food and Craft Fayre – Bournemouth

Come and enjoy the finest produce that Dorset has to offer at this free fayre. For a small fee, visitors can also go on a tour of the Vitality Stadium or enjoy arts and crafts activities.

Bugs 'n' Dragons – Wareham

Go on a bug hunt in Wareham Forest! This action-packed morning of adventure will see families playing games, hunting dragon eggs and getting stuck into nature. Booking essential – snacks and refreshments provided.

Fun at Becky Falls – Dartmoor

Enjoy a fun-filled day at Becky Falls, where there's plenty to see and do. Families can enjoy walks in the beautiful woodland, as well as awesome hands-on encounters for children.

Beverley Holidays – Paignton

There's plenty to do at Beverley Holidays this Easter, from aqua adventures to egg hunts and Easter bonnet parades. Visitors can also spend time with the park's mascots at picnic and breakfast events.

Armada Ahoy – Plymouth

Learn all about the Spanish Armada at the Theatre Royal. Children will learn about the Armada from both sides of the story, and work on their theatrical skills as well.

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Outdoor Activities – Exeter Quay

Fancy learning bushcraft or how to kayak? There's a range of exciting activities on offer for adventurous kids at Exeter Quay over the Easter holidays.

Newquay Zoo – Cornwall

Pay a visit to Newquay Zoo to enjoy some special Easter-themed activities as well as meeting all the animals. From egg hunts to duck races, there's lots to see and even a children's playpark.

Breakfast or tea with the Easter Bunny – Hayle

Hop along for fun activities with the Easter Bunny, including biscuit decorating and a bunny hunt. Children will also get to take away a cuddly toy of their own.

Tree Surfing – Tavistock

This high-adreneline adventure will take kids high up above the forest floor, exploring the canopy with rope swings and ladders. Other activities are also availalable, and there's an indoor cafe too.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt- Lacock

Enjoy a family Easter egg hunt at National Trust property Lacock Abbey – Britain's birthplace of photography.

Leehurst Swan Holiday Club – Salisbury

Suitable for children aged two to seven, Leehurst Swan is offering a fun range of activities during the holidays.

Lydiard Park Easter Egg Trail – Swindon

Search Lydiard Park's woodland, lakes and lawns for hidden clues in order to claim your Easter prize.

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