20 great Easter holiday activities in Nottingham and the Midlands

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From Leicester to Birmingham, we've rounded up the very best Easter egg hunts, craft workshops, and children's holiday activities that the Midlands have to offer this April.

Easter Fayre – Birmingham Centre

If you'd rather not look at another chocolate egg, this is the Easter day out for you. As fun for grown-ups as it is kids, you can enjoy classic films, sizzlingly good Indian street food and gin (!) – while kids are entertained by face-painting, egg hunts, cupcakes, and more.

Family Photo Booth – Nottingham Centre

The Nottingham Contemporary is offering free family workshops every day of the Easter hols. The family portraits project is particularly sweet – share and discuss what it is about your family that you find special and unique.

Pyrotechnology Workshop – West Bridgford

A fun and informative outdoor workshop on how our ancestors made and used fire, with a focus on respect and safety. A perfect opportunity for kids to learn and take in the gorgeous surroundings at the Skylarks Nature Reserve.

Bushcraft for families Mansfield

Get stuck in at the Sherwood Pines Forest Park, making shelters and having fun with forest craft. The mud-averse need not apply.

Easter Art Club – Edgbaston

This two-day arts course will enrich your child's appreciation of art. Not only will you be collecting a miniature Lawrence Alloway at the end of each day, you won't have to wash paint off any of your soft furnishings after. What a dream.

Tall Tales at Aston Hall – Aston

This is a family-friendly interactive story experience at beautiful Aston Hall. Try on Cinderella's glass slipper, or try and rouse Sleeping Beauty from her slumber.

Wildlife Watch Easter Adventure – Solihull

Enjoy the great outdoors at the Parkridge Centre, playing games and spotting rabbits.

Pond Pirates – Sandwell

Bring a picnic and enjoy a scenic day out at the ponds. Arm yourself with a net and explore the depths – you never know what you might find!

Roald Dahl Drama School – Wolverhampton

A three-day drama school focused on some of Roald Dahl's best-loved stories including Matilda and The Twits. A great opportunity for children to make friends, build their confidence, and let out their inner thespian.

Meet Peter Rabbit at Vicar Lane – Chesterfield

Come and meet Peter Rabbit as he hops about Vicar Lane Shopping Centre. Carrots not provided.

Breakfast or Tta with the Easter Bunny – Derby

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 Events at Haddon Hall – Bakewell

Learn about traditional Easter celebrations and folklore by enjoying some Simnel cakes and hot cross buns in Haddon Hall – a unique day out and a refreshing change from endless chocolate. Archery is also available from 14-17 April.

Children's Easter Festival – Burton-on-Trent

Two whole weeks of children's activities: need we say more?

Leaping Frog Workshop – Grantham

A lovely puppet show focused on the adventures of a sprightly wooden frog, with the opportunity to create your own woodland characters.

Easter arts & crafts – Telford

Arts and crafts for tots – materials provided. All the fun of creating, and no chance of your toddler gluing fuzzy felt to the family cat.

Pioneering Space – Leicester

Nurture any scientific ambitions your kids may be nursing with this fabulous day out at the National Space Centre. Ascend the rocket tower, enjoy the planetarium, and get stuck in to the hands-on exhibitions.

Easter Bunny Hunt – Coventry

This is an Easter Bunny hunt with a twist – it takes place at the Electric Railway Museum, providing you and your children with ample opportunity to get to grips with exciting locomotive history. Fun and edifying!

Pampered Ponies Easter Fun Day – Worcester

It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned rider or a total newbie to all things equestrian; everyone is welcome at this fabulous pony event. No experience is necessary (and hard hats are provided!) at this safe and fun day out.

Museum Alive – Hartlebury

The crafts and games available at Worcestershire County Museum will really make history come alive for your children – a day that will prove as fun as it does educational.

Find more things to do in:

Nottingham
Birmingham
Solihull
Sandwell
Wolverhampton
Staffordshire
Lincolnshire
Derbyshire
Worcestershire
Shropshire
Northamptonshire
Leicestershire & Rutland
Warwickshire

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