Easter family activities around the UK


Whether you're looking for local family fun to fill the Easter bank holiday weekend, or planning to explore further afield during the school holidays, these egg-cellent (sorry!) activities across the UK come recommended by Mumsnet Local editors

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The Midlands 

Join the staff at the Attenborough Nature Reserve this Easter half-term for some fun-filled activities that will help you find out more about the reserve's wonderful wildlife.


Easter at Becketts Farm Solihull 

The Easter Barn will be open during the school holidays - come along and welcome new chicks into the world, and say hello to some of the farm's other animals including calves and donkeys, plus lambs who you can help to bottle feed.


Easter Adventure Quest Worcester 

Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Meet a character from the past with stories of times gone by - they'll be happy to help as you get hands-on with your historical quest, exploring Witley and cracking clues. Rise to the challenge and win a chocolate reward.


Cadbury National Trust Easter egg hunts

Enjoy the great outdoors with games, crafts and family activities - then follow the Easter Bunny's trail of clues to find chocolatey prizes. Find out more about each location:

Packwood House Solihull

Baddesley Clinton Solihull   

Hanbury Hill Droitwich 

Hardwick House Doe Lea 


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East of England 

Easter Fun on the Farm Hatfield 

Enjoy walking among the paddocks of Hatfield Park Farm - see the animals grazing, or take advantage of the feeding stations to see them up close. Children can play in the sand pits, bounce around on the tractor tyres, and climb up and over the wooden tractor.


Easter holidays at Verulamium St. Albans

Dive into history at the Verulamium Museum this Easter. Listen to the tale of Beowulf, a heroic story of brave warriors, evil giants and horrible dragons, then make a mask of the wicked giant Grendel. Find out what Saxons did for fun - without Nintendos or smartphones! Or learn about the legend of King Arthur and use model soldiers to re-enact a Saxon battle.


Easter Treasure Hunt at Hoveton Hall Gardens Wroxham

The whole family can enjoy exploring the gardens with a special Easter treasure hunt - free with garden admission and all entries receive an Easter prize. A special egg hunt for toddlers runs 11.30am-12.30pm daily during the week.


Cadbury National Trust Easter egg hunts

Enjoy the great outdoors with games, crafts and family activities - then follow the Easter Bunny's trail of clues to find chocolatey prizes. Find out more about each location:

Ashridge Estate Berkhamsted 

Ickworth Horringer 


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Yorkshire and Humberside

 

Crackin' Keelham Easter egg hunt  Thornton

Oscar the Easter Bunny needs your help to solve a cracking Easter Egg puzzle at Keelham. Help him find all the eggs to solve the puzzle and receive an eggcellent surprise.


Free cookie and cake decorating workshop  Leeds

Hop along to Crossgates shopping centre for the chance to decorate cookies, cupcakes and brownies. All materials will be supplied. Once complete, these cracking creations can be taken home in beautiful gift bags - or eaten straight away!


My Friend Peter: The Tale of Beatrix Potter  Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Step into the enchanting world of Beatrix Potter and share in the loves, losses, struggles and triumphs of one of the most celebrated authors in children's literature. Her iconic tales come alive onstage, accompanied by folk music, but the fantasy unravels when twists of fate reveal a bittersweet reality behind the magic.


Beauty and the Beast  Leeds City Centre

Beauty enjoys a quiet provincial life with her father. Her world is turned upside down when she stumbles across the terrifying Beast who takes her captive while the evil Enchantress holds her kingdom to ransom. Now it is up to the village idiot, his mother and the mysterious Fairy Tail to save the day.


Cadbury National Trust Easter egg hunts

Enjoy the great outdoors with games, crafts and family activities - then follow the Easter Bunny's trail of clues to find chocolatey prizes. Find out more about each location:


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The North


Manchester Duck Race  Manchester City Centre

A firm favourite in the city's calendar, thousands of families will flock to the banks of the River Irwell to cheer on their rubber ducks on Good Friday (25 March 2016). All proceeds from the sale of rubber ducks will go to local children's charity Brainwave.


Easter egg hunt  Hyde

An Easter weekend egg hunt extravaganza for younger children. As well as the hunt there will be competitions for best dressed Easter egg and bonnet. 


Chocomania  Salford

Enter the immersive Chocolate Factory experience with fantastic technicolour sights, sounds and smells - including fun challenges for all the family and surprises along the way.

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Northern Ireland


Easter Eggspress  Belfast Central

Don't miss out on the Easter Week fun - hop aboard the Easter Eggspress for a steam train adventure to Whitehead. Fun for all the family, plus Easter eggs for the children.


Easter trail at the Ulster Museum  South Belfast

Follow the Easter Bunny's clues around the Ulster Museum to find some interesting items. The trail takes place over all levels, starting on Level 5 and finishing on the ground floor. 


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South West  


Three hugely imaginative and funny stories from poet Ted Hughes are brought vividly to life in a brand new production. The Coming of the Kings is a wild retelling of the nativity. Sean, the Fool, the Devil and The Cats is a cautionary tale about eating the wrong person's stew, while The Tiger's Bones is a brief history of foolishness in modern man. 


Easter Family Fun Day Exeter

A Touch of the Wild's team at Haldon Forest Park run this event, which includes Easter craft-making, marshmallow-toasting over the campfire, a treasure trail and an Easter egg hunt. The price includes refreshments (tea/coffee, squash and hot chocolate) and a delicious Easter-themed two-course lunch for adults and children.


Spring into Easter Fun Poole

There's lots of baby animals to meet and feed, a full daily timetable of activities, face painting and four days of eggcellent Easter egg hunts. Look out for the Easter Bunny too!


Easter Family Fun Day Bournemouth

Bournemouth Town Centre will have free face painting with Diamond Faces Professional Face Painting, circus workshops, arts and crafts, and live music - don't miss it!


Easter Egg-stravaganza at The BIG Sheep  Bideford

Don't worry if the Easter Bunny forgets to deliver eggs this Easter: the BIG Sheep at Bideford, North Devon, will have enough chocolate eggs hidden throughout the world-famous family attraction to share with everyone. The festival is open to visitors Friday 25 March to Friday 8 April.


Golden egg hunt Torbay

The Golden Hind Museum Ship at Torbay is hosting a golden egg hunt this Easter half-term. Find the golden eggs on board and claim your free Easter gift.


Easter Egg Hunt and Meet Mrs Tiggy-Winkle Forde Abbey, Chard

Join Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and her friends to find the clues and follow the trail to find lovely Easter eggs over the Easter weekend. Search for clues in the grounds of the Abbey and be rewarded with an egg-stra special treat. By taking part you'll also be in with a chance of winning a giant Easter egg. 


The Tortoise and the Hare Yeovil

Once upon a time there was a speedy hare who never stopped talking about how fast he could run. Tired of being teased for his slowness, Tortoise challenged him to a race. No one thought that Tortoise could win, but life is full of surprises! Bringing this much-loved Aesop's fable to life, this production is the perfect opportunity for children to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre.


Cadbury National Trust Easter egg hunts

Enjoy the great outdoors with games, crafts and family activities - then follow the Easter Bunny's trail of clues to find chocolatey prizes. Find out more about each location:

Kingston Lacy Dorset


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South East

 

Children Festival Palmer Park, Reading 

Featuring dodgem cars, bouncy castle, a musical dome, go karting, pony rides, giant slide, kids' performances, exclusive Young Entrepreneurs area (free stalls for kids up to the age of 15), kids' entertainers, selfie booths and more.


Toddler Easter party Eddie Catz, Newbury  

This fun toddler Easter party will include arts and crafts, an Easter storytime and an egg hunt. The morning will end with a light lunch and juice plus a visit from Eddie.


Easter Egg trails at West Dean Chichester

Bring family and friends to West Dean Gardens and follow the Easter egg trail for a chocolate prize. Explore the gardens and see the spring flowers, enjoy lunch at the Gardens Restaurant and browse the shop for gifts. Children's entry price includes two children's activities and a chocolate prize for completing the trail.


Easter hols: Cone-ecting with Nature Haywards Heath

Wakehurst Place in Haywards Heath is running science-based nature activities this Easter holiday, suitable for the whole family. 


Easter Bunny hunt Sevenoaks

A firm family favourite, the Easter Bunny hunt is back! Hunt for hidden bunnies among the rhododendron at Riverhill Himalayan Garden, and earn yourself some chocolate egg rewards. 


Donkey Day Deal

Get close to Bella, Charlie, Danny and Dermot at Betteshanger Country Park - they will be making a special visit from the award-winning Mike's Donkeys. Chin rubs, back scratches, cuddles and carrots are the order of the day!  


Spring Spring Spring Farnham

Want to get out and about this Easter? Pierrepont Farm offers a morning of activities related to the busy season of spring! There'll be a seasonal scavenger hunt, plus the chance to decorate a flower pot and plant a seed, try to build a bird's nest and more. Wellies and waterproofs are recommended.  


Free kids' camp and Easter egg hunt Camberley

Arts and crafts, gardening workshops, song and dance sessions and more await at this free Easter half-term camp. They are also running Easter egg hunts over half-term: participate and get a chocolate egg prize. 


Cadbury National Trust Easter egg hunts

Enjoy the great outdoors with games, crafts and family activities - then follow the Easter Bunny's trail of clues to find chocolatey prizes. Find out more about each location:

Sheffield Park Uckfield  

Mottisfont Hampshire


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Greater London


Wild About Easter Vauxhall City Farm 

Spring is in the air, and with it, the arrival of Vauxhall City Farm's Easter chicks and spring lambs! Wild About Easter is a chance for kids to learn all about life on the farm through a range of fun and exciting activities.


Little Shop of Horrors  Ealing

This multi-award-winning comedy horror musical is one of the longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time. Seymour works at a run-down flower shop and tends an exotic plant he has named Audrey II (after his love, fellow shop assistant Audrey). However, the plant comes from outer space and requires a diet of fresh blood. Seymour starts by giving his own blood, but how will he cope when he can't satisfy the plant's growing appetite?


Breakfast or tea with the Easter Bunny Morden 

Enjoy a delicious freshly prepared breakfast or tea, meet the Easter Bunny and choose a cuddly toy to take home, before decorating an Easter cookie and munching on mini chocolate eggs.


Mother Nature Science Easter camp  Northwood

A scientific journey through four fantastic themed days, packed full of hands-on science experiments, exciting demonstrations, quizzes and games.


Easter Party Time  Raynes Park

Lots of Easter-related fun for all the family, including an Easter egg hunt, storytelling, arts and crafts, fun and games, and party food. Wear an Easter bonnet on the day - the best one wins a prize!


Easter Farmyard Fun Sutton

Sutton's High Street Farm offers sheep and lambs to cuddle, naughty goats and kids, piglets to tickle and a miniature donkey to groom. There'll also be bunnies, guinea pigs and chicks to sit on laps, colourful chickens and quacky ducks too.


Mother Nature Science Easter camp Sutton

Every day is filled with science experiments to make and take home, with action-packed programmes of hands-on activities exploring a spectacular array of scientific themes and topics. Take-home experiments are also included, with no hidden charges.


Mother Nature Science Easter camp Richmond-upon-Thames 

Four fantastic themed days, crammed full of hands-on science experiments, exciting demonstrations, quizzes and games. Includes take-homes and demonstrations!


Easter Fair on the Green Hampton Court Palace 

The Easter Fair has been taking place on the Hampton Court Palace Green for over 150 years. This year it runs from Good Friday to Tuesday 29 March. On the Tuesday, profits from all entries goes to Princess Alice Hospice.


Mother Nature Science Easter camp South Croydon 

Four fantastic themed days, crammed full of hands-on science experiments, exciting demonstrations, quizzes and games. Includes take-homes and demonstrations.


Be a Superhero at LDO Wembley 

Over four fun-filled days, families with children of all ages are invited to release their inner hero and meet superhero characters. Kids can have their picture taken on a superhero set, show off their superhero powers on the bouncy castle and look just like Batman or Superman thanks to LDO's amazing face painters.


Who Laid the Golden Egg? Hanwell 

Brent Lodge Park needs the help of your little ones to find the golden egg! Hanwell's beautiful animals have been busy this spring and their nests are bursting with eggs, but where will you find gold? Get entry into the butterfly house, a goody bag and a chance to win a meeting with Hanwell's gorgeous meerkats - all proceeds raised will go directly to helping the animal centre's education and conservation programmes.


Sheepscapes at Battersea Arts Centre Battersea 

Families are invited to meet and pet sheep "stars" from Vauxhall City Farm between 3-5pm on Saturday 9 April. There'll also be a full day of activities. Join the human knitting machine, create your own flock of sheep, go your own way in the rural pathways installation, make woolly badges and listen to the BAC Beatboxers perform their very own version of counting sheep.


Easter Holiday Farmily Arts Workshops Hammersmith 

At the William Morris Museum, be inspired by original Morris prints, draw on egg and bird shapes with a spring theme, and create lovely designs of your own to take home.


The Young Visiters [sic] Ravenscourt Park 

Yes, it's meant to be misspelled! This charming play, written by a nine-year-old in 1890, tells the story of an adult love triangle between Mr Salteena ("a very elderly gentleman of 42"), Ethel Monticue ("a pretty young girl and a terrible snob") and Bernard Clark ("a noble young man with very nice long legs"). With a humour and style all its own, it's been a tiny gem of a classic for over a century.


Easter Egg Trail at Sutton House Hackney 

Did the Easter Bunny leave a clue in the 500-year-old toilet that King Henry VIII may have used? Or maybe a clue was dropped in one of the house's creaky old treasure chests? At Sutton House this half-term, there'll be Easter egg hunting and magical interactive spaces, plus delicious Cadbury Eggheads as prizes for all Eggsplorers.


Mother Nature Science Easter camp Hampstead 

Four fantastic themed days, crammed full of hands-on science experiments, exciting demonstrations, quizzes and games. Includes take-homes and demonstrations.


Easter Ice Party with the Ice Sisters North Finchley 

Come along to one of three 90-minute sessions on Sunday 3 April and party with everyone's favourite Ice Sisters! Activities will include crown/tiara making, glitter tattoos, games with prizes for every child, singing and dancing, lots of photo opportunities, a sweet cart, and a separate seating area with refreshments where adults can relax.


Mother Nature Science Easter camp St John's Wood 

Four fantastic themed days, crammed full of hands-on science experiments, exciting demonstrations, quizzes and games. Includes take-homes and demonstrations.


Peter Rabbit Edgware  

Everyone's favourite bunny will be appearing at the Broadwalk Centre in Edgware to see younger shoppers on Easter bank holiday Monday (28 March). Providing the perfect opportunity for some family fun, the mischievous rabbit will be appearing during story time sessions, hourly between 12-4pm.


Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood Enfield  

This year's Enfield pantomime is the story of Robin Hood, taking you back in time to medieval Nottingham. Meet the famous Robin, Little John and Tuc-Biscuit, boo the nasty Sheriff of Nottingham, admire the beautiful Maid Marian, and meet the babes in the wood.


Charity Easter egg hunt and family fun day Bromley  

Layhams Farm Shop hosts this annual Easter egg hunt for the very worthy local charity Bromley Brighter Beginnings. There's lots for the family to enjoy and do - pottery painting with Mrs Poppet's Pottery, jewellery making, Easter-themed arts and crafts, balloon modelling, face painting, plus lots of creatures to get up close and personal with.


Circus masterclass Lewisham  

Albany Associate Artists, Upswing lead an exciting day of contemporary circus workshops covering aerial silks, hoop and acrobatics. Suitable for ages 8-18. Tickets are free for Love2Dance participants and Lewisham Homes residents but must be booked in advance.


Roof Gardens Easter egg hunt day Kensington and Chelsea  

The Roof Gardens invites you to treat the whole family to an Easter egg hunt like no other! The bar will be open from 10am serving tea and coffee and something a little stronger from 12pm, so while the little ones unearth hidden chocolatey delights under the watchful eye of the Easter Bunny, parents can relax in the gardens, drink in hand! They'll also have the BBQ fired up and some giant garden games ready and waiting.


Cadbury National Trust Easter egg hunts

Enjoy the great outdoors with games, crafts and family activities - then follow the Easter Bunny's trail of clues to find chocolatey prizes. Find out more about each location:


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