15 great Easter holiday activities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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Looking for Easter entertainment in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Swansea or Belfast? There are plenty of fun family activities taking place across the UK. From egg hunts, and gardening clubs to theatre and crafts – see what's on in your local area.

Little Crafters Easter Crafts – Edinburgh

This workshop is targeted for those aged 2 – 5, but the staff are very happy to accommodate older siblings. You can take part with your child, or you can relax with a flat white and a cake in this warm, inclusive environment.

Dinosaur Detectives Puppet Show – Leith

This visually impressive shadow puppet play is as informative as it is fun. Children will learn about the first fossil finds and enjoy a participatory, multi-sensory performance. Afterwards, the audience can handle an assortment of fossils – including a fossilised dinosaur poo!

Bend it Like Beesley Football Club – Edinburgh

A week of football fun for children aged three to 12. A fun, safe, and supportive environment where kids will learn more than how to just kick a ball – and have the chance to make new friends.

Kings Camps – Glasgow

A fun four-day camp that works to develop children's social skills and confidence through sport. An enormously popular Easter holiday treat run by a great charity.

Rock climbing for all ages – Glasgow

Housed in a gorgeous church conversion, this climbing centre offers wall-to-wall climbing fun. If your kids take to it, then can come back as a family for a group session.

Gardening 4 Kids – Oldmeldrum

A really lovely gardening school offering classes to green-fingered children aged three to five. They'll take part in fun, well-supervised activities focused on seed-sowing, fruit, vegetable, and flower growing, and much more. Parent and child classes are also available.

Dundee Rep Children's Festival – Dundee

An interactive children's festival not to be missed – featuring Shark in the Park and Dinosaur World.

Family Dance Festival – Cardiff

Watch four lively dance performances – twists, tumbles, and slides galore – and then take to the dancefloor yourself for a boogie. Parents and kids will both love this jam-packed event.

Spring into Hamleys – Cardiff

The complimentary chocolate, sweeties, candy floss, and popcorn at this fun event will satisfy the sweetest tooth. Kids can scoff themselves silly as they get creative at arts and crafts workshops, before joining Bunny Bear and friends for an Easter party.

Naomi's Wild and Scary Show – Cardiff

Join Naomi Wilkinson, 'Animal Mark', and a host of super-scary creatures and beasties, as you hear tales of the wildest animals Naomi's encountered across the globe. A really engaging and accessible way to get kids interested in wildlife.

Breakfast or tea with the Easter Bunny – Swansea

Enjoy a cup of tea or a breakfast with other parents as your child scampers about egg-hunting with the Easter Bunny. Cuddly toys and cookie decorating will ensure that children are entertained all morning.

Easter Bunny's Eggs-ellent Adventure – Monmouth

Kids will love singing along to favourites like The Hokey Cokey in this family-friendly show. Almost as much as they'll love meeting the Easter Bunny to collect a chocolate treat afterwards!

Family Dance Performance – Powys

Watch four lively dance performances – twists, tumbles, and slides galore – and then take to the dancefloor yourself for a boogie. Parents and kids will both love this jam-packed event.

Miniversity Easter Camp – Belfast

After all that running around on Easter egg hunts, you might want your child to exercise their brain, as well. This computer club, split across two weeks, will develop your child's technical skills, with a focus on the exciting paths a strong understanding of IT can open up. It isn't all serious, however – the focus is firmly on fun, as well as learning.

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