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200 family-friendly activities for Easter 2023

By Atom | Mar 24, 2023, 11:04 AM

Easter holiday activities 2023

Looking for activities to keep your children entertained this Easter holiday?

Take a look at our bumper guide to family-friendly and themed activities in your area. Hone your detective skills in traditional Easter egg hunts, spark your child's curiosity at museum exhibitions, and get down with nature at farm parks across the country.

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East England


Decorate a butterfly house at the Forest of Marston Vale

Let your children get creative and decorate a butterfly house to install at home in the garden.

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  • Where: The Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedford, MK43 0PR

  • When: 4th April 2023, 11am session and 2pm session

  • Cost: £4 per child

Easter activities at Milton Keynes Museum

Head indoors to the Milton Keynes Museum with plenty of activities to keep your children entertained. Explore the Victorian farmhouse and go back to school in the old Victorian school room, have a go at a number of Paralympic sports and games, and get involved in a traditional Easter egg hunt.

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  • Where: Milton Keynes Museum, McConnell Drive, Stacey Bushes, Buckinghamshire, MK12 5EL

  • When: 5th–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £10 for children and £15 for adults

Easter Egg Hunt at Dunstable Downs

Take on the 200-year tradition of Orange Rolling with Dunstable Down’s Orange Bowling. A family-friendly competition to see if you can roll orange bowling balls through the holes of colourful Easter stations, followed by an Easter Egg trail.

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  • Where: Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

  • When: 3rd–10th April 2023

  • Cost: £3 per child


Easter at Nene Park

There’s lots of activities going on at Nene Park this Easter. Take part in the Easter egg hunt and holiday trail, have a go at archery, explore the meadows and woodlands, and join in with mammal and minibeast workshops.

More information

  • Where: Nene Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: free. A cost may apply to some activities

Learn about nature at the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve

Join the Easter adventures at Wicken Fen. Go on a cycling adventure, see the Konik ponies and discover the local wildlife.

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  • Where: Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: from £4.25 per child, and £3 extra for the Easter trail

Story Seekers at the Imperial War Museum

Follow a special themed guide on an exciting hunt around the museum’s Battle of Britain exhibition. Learn how to look for and interpret the story behind an object, find out about rationing on the home front, and discover the role chocolate played in boosting morale for the troops during wartime!

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  • Where: IWM Duxford, Cambridge, CB22 4QR

  • When: daily from 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: free for children aged 4 and under, £14.50 for children aged 5–15 and £29 for adults

Story Seekers at the Imperial War Museum


Lambing Season at Layer Marney Tower

Lambing at Layer Marney Tower

Ride aboard the tractor and trailer and visit the new lambs at Layer Marney Tower. Find out more here.

  • Where: Layer Marney Tower, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US

  • When: 2nd–11th April 2023

  • Cost: from £5 per child

Watch The Little Mermaid on Ice

Join Riverside for a journey into the ocean with the annual production of The Little Mermaid on Ice, inspired by the popular children’s classic.

More information

  • Where: Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1FG

  • When: 5th–9th April 2023

  • Cost: £10.80–£19.40

Willow Weaving and Easter Egg Hunt at Waltham Abbey

Gain new skills and engage with nature in this 90-minute willow weaving workshop. Learn how to create a bird feeder, take a ride on the mini railway and get involved in an exciting Easter egg hunt.

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  • Where: Royal Gunpower Mills, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY

  • When: 6th April 2023, 10.30am and 1.00pm

  • Cost: £8 per child


Birds of Prey at Hatfield Park

Watch a dazzling display of majestic birds of prey, including snowy owls, crowned hawk eagles and more. Flying displays will be hosted at 12pm and 2.30pm.

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  • Where: Hatfield Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5HX

  • When: 15th April

  • Cost: £12 per person

Cracking Cassowaries at Tring Natural History Museum

Eggs-plore how varied eggs are from a variety of weird and wonderful birds, including ostriches and cassowaries. Get crafty and create your own cassowary egg to take home.

More information

  • Where: The Natural History Museum at Tring, Akeman Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP

  • When: 4th–13th April 2023

  • Cost: £2 per person

Vintage Fayre at Ashridge House

Experience the first ever Vintage Fayre at Ashridge House. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Easter treats and enjoy favourite fairground rides such as the Helter Skelter, Dodgems and the Big Wheel.

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  • Where: Ashridge House, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1NS

  • When: 1st–10th April 2023

  • Cost: £12 per person


Easter Egg Hunt at Blickling Estate

Explore the beautiful garden at Blickling Estate and make your way along the Easter trail. Price includes a trail map, bunny ears, a pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

More information

  • Where: Blickling Estate, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6NF

  • When: 1st–17th April 2023

  • Cost: £3 per child. Normal admission charges also apply

Forest School at Sandringham Estate

Forest School at Sandringham Estate

Do something different this Easter and learn bushcraft activities in the ancient woodlands of the Sandringham Estate. Learn how to make a fire, create crafts, navigate the swamp and get involved in a scavenger hunt while guided by Nana Lavender. Suitable for all ages.

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  • Where: Lavender Forest, Sandringham, Norfolk, PE35 6EN

  • When: 4th, 5th and 6th April 2023 at 10am and 3pm

  • Cost: £10 for one adult and one child. £5 for additional attendees

Wild Animal Tracking at Sheringham Park

Take a walk off the beaten track to look for the signs animals leave behind. Search for wild animal clues and check the camera trap to see activity from the night before.

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  • Where: Sheringham Park, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8TL

  • When: 3rd and 4th April 2023

  • Cost: £4 per adult, £6 per child


Easter Celebration at Africa Alive

Take part in the Giant Easter Egg Hunt at Africa Alive, put your artistic skills to the test in an Easter Egg design competition, and meet some of the incredible animals at the park as part of the Easter-themed trail.

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  • Where: Africa Alive Zoological Reserve, Whites Lane, Kessingland, Lowestoft, NR33 7TF

  • When: 3rd–16th April

  • Cost: from £17 per child and £23 per adult

Easter Steam Up on the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

All aboard the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway! Ride on ‘Marcia’, the 99 year old Peckett 0-4-0t, and get involved in the traditional Easter Bunny Hunt.

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  • Where: Brockford Station, Wetheringsett, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5PW

  • When: 9th–10th April 2023

  • Cost: £6 for children aged 5–15, £12 for adults. Free for children aged 5 and under

Jurassic Earth: Live Dinosaur Show

A unique and immersive dinosaur experience for all ages, coming to Felixstowe on 6th April. This 75-minute family-friendly experience features a velociraptor, spinosaurus, triceratops, brontosaurus, carnotaurus and the world’s largest walking t-rex!

Find out more

  • Where: Spa Pavilion Felixstowe, Undercliff Road, Felixstowe, IP11 2DX

  • When: 6th April 2023, 12pm and 3pm

  • Cost: £24 for all tickets

East Midlands


Easter Egg Hunt at Kedleston Hall

Visit this 18th-century mansion and its vast parkland and make your way along the Easter egg trail. Price includes an Easter trail sheet, pencil, bunny ears and a chocolate egg.

More information

  • Where: Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

  • When: 6th–11th April 2023

  • Cost: £3 per trail. Normal admission applies

Memories of the 1940s at Crich Tramway Village

Step back in time to Britain on the Homefront. Featuring live entertainment, nostalgic events, a children’s boot camp (for those brave enough to face Sergeant Major Marmite) and group displays on Woodland Walk.

Find out more

  • Where: Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5DP

  • When: 9th–10th April 2023

  • Cost: £14 for children aged 4–15, £22 for adults. Family tickets available for £49.50

Crich Tramway Village

Minibeast Safari at Pickford’s Plot

Join the secret wildlife haven of the Pickford’s house garden in the heart of Derby. Notice nature, follow your curiosity and get creative.

More information

  • Where: 41 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DA

  • When: 6th April 2023

  • Cost: free


A Day Out at Manor Farm Park & Woodlands

Enjoy a family day out at Manor Park & Woodlands. Meet small and big animals, follow The World of Dinosaur! Discovery Trail and enjoy owl holding at 11am and 1.15pm.

Find out more

  • Where: Manor Park & Woodlands, Castle Hill, East Leake, Nr Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 6LU

  • When: 3rd–14th April 2023

  • Cost: £12.95 per child (online in advance), £11.95 per adult (online in advance). Free for children under 2.

Easter Fun at Rockingham Castle

Explore Rockingham Castle and visit the gardens to seek out the Easter Trail. Don’t forget to say hello to Billy the Bunny!

More information

  • Where: Rockingham Castle, Corby, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH

  • When: 9th and 10th April 2023

  • Cost: £3 for children aged 3 and under, £10.50 for children aged 4–15, £15.50 for adults

Easter Vintage Festival at the Great Central Railway

Step back in time to a country fayre at Quorn & Woodhouse Station. This year will see the largest ever collection of steam traction engines, road rollers, steam lorries and miniatures. Ride the Big Wheel and dance to live music on Friday and Saturday.

Find out more

  • Where: Great Central Railway (Quorn & Woodhouse Station), Woodhouse Road, Quorn, Leicestershire, LE12 8AG

  • When: 7th–10th April 2023

  • Cost: £12 for children, £22 for adults

Vintage Festival


Easter adventures at Gunby Estate

Explore the spring blooms at Gunby gardens, take in the historical remains of the former Medieval village of Gunby, and enjoy an Easter trail to find traditional Easter eggs.

More information

  • Where: Gunby Estate, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE23 5SS

  • When: 1st–17th April 2023

  • Cost: £3 for the Easter trail. Normal admission applies

Enchanted! Magical Quest at Lincoln Castle

Find the mythical creatures hidden in the grounds of Lincoln Castle and help the resident wizard solve a puzzle to save his new magical spell.

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  • Where: Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AA

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £2 per person

Take a Beastly Boring Tour at Burghley House

Beastly Boring Tour at Burghley House

Enjoy a costumed guided tour like no other. Discover all the grizzly gruesome history associated with Burghley House and get a guidebook full of fun facts and games.

More information

  • Where: Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY

  • When: school holidays, starting from 1st April 2023

  • Cost: £14 per person. Free for children under 3


Bounce and Jump at Gravity Active

Bounce to your heart’s content at Gravity Active in Northampton with wall-to-wall trampolines and a foam pit. Perfect for a rainy spring day!

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  • Where: Gravity Active, Mare Fair, Northampton, NN1 1SR

  • When: every day from 9am to 10pm

  • Cost: from £10.25 per person for a 4-person experience

Feed the lambs at Mini Meadows Farm

Make new memories at the Bleat and Greet animal encounter. Learn all about lambing and have a go at feeding them yourself.

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  • Where: Mini Meadows Farm, Naseby Road, Welford, Northamptonshire, NN6 6HZ

  • When: 20th February until mid-April

  • Cost: £2 plus normal farm entry price (from £4 per person)

Out of Hibernation Trail at Rushden Lakes

Spot the creatures emerging from their hibernation at Rushden Lakes. Walk the trail at your own leisure or join Badger, Frog and Squirrel on selected dates for a fun-filled experience.

More information

  • Where: Rushden Lakes, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 6FH

  • When: self-guided trail running from 3rd–16th April, or join the wildlife characters on 5th, 11th and 13th April 2023

  • Cost: free


Alice in Wonderland at Kelham Hall

Jump down the Rabbit Hole and enjoy an immersive Alice in Wonderland style of adventure in the grounds of Kelham Hall. Visit Alice and her friends and dress up to take part in a ‘Bunny Tail Trail’.

More information

  • Where: Kelham Hall, Main Street, Newark, NG23 5QX

  • When: 9th April 2023

  • Cost: from £16.50 per child and £14.50 per adult (early bird access). Under 2’s go free

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Rufford Abbey

Enjoy a buffet style breakfast or brunch with unlimited hot drinks and juice with the Easter Bunny at Rufford Abbey. Price includes the popular Easter Egg Hunt trail with a prize on completion.

More information

  • Where: Rufford Abbey Country Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9DF

  • When: 1st–10th April 2023

  • Cost: £7.95–£9.95 per child, £13.95 for adults

Learn to ice skate at the National Ice Centre

Show off your ice-skating talent or learn how to navigate the ice for the first time at the National Ice Centre. Activities this Easter include a Disco Fever Skating Party, Easter Family Fun Day, intensive skating lessons and a holiday club.

Find out more

  • Where: National Ice Centre, Bolero Square, Belward Street, Nottingham, NG1 1LA

  • When: 31st March – 16th April 2023

  • Cost: dependent on activity


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Spanhoe Lodge

Dress up as a character from Wonderland and join fun Easter activities with the Mad Hatter and Alice. Adults can enjoy an afternoon tea.

More information

  • Where: Spanhoe Lodge, Laxton, nr Corby, Rutland, NN17 3AT

  • When: 9th April 2023

  • Cost: £20 each or £75 for a family of four

Spring holiday workshops at Rutland County Museum

Unleash your creativity in lamb and sheep-themed craft workshops at Rutland County Museum. Make cards, baskets, keyrings and more.

Find out more

  • Where: Rutland County Museum, Catmos Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW

  • When: 5th and 12th April 2023, 10.30am and 2pm

  • Cost: £2.50 per child. Free for under 4s

Greater London

Central London

BBC Earth Experience

The eagerly-anticipated BBC Earth Experience opens on 30th March 2023. This immersive 360-degree audio-visual experience takes visitors on an unforgettable journey through the natural world and features breath-taking footage from the much-loved BBC nature documentaries. Features bespoke narration from David Attenborough.

Find out more

  • Where: The Daikin Centre, Earl’s Court, London

  • When: opens on 30th March 2023 and is open 7 days a week

  • Cost: from £28 per ticket

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Chocolate Workshop at Chelsea Physic Garden

Learn how chocolate is grown and make your own chocolate bars at this unique workshop for the whole family, celebrating the 350th anniversary of Chelsea Physic Garden.

Find out more

  • Where: Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS

  • When: 11th April 2023

  • Cost: £20 per child and £25 per adult. Includes garden entry

Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure: Immersive Experience in Covent Garden

Join Beatrix Potter, Peter and friends on a 50-minute theatrical and immersive adventure in Covent Garden to help save Jemima Puddle-Duck. Children aged 4 to 9 can learn how to drive a mini rover at Mr Mc.Gregor’s obstacle course!

More information

  • Where: Chestnut Bakery, 24 Floral Street, London W2CE 9DS

  • When: 22nd March – 16th April

  • Cost: tickets range from £6 to £27.50

Discover Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur

Be awe-inspired by Titanosaur, one of the largest ever known creatures to have walked our planet, at its first ever European display. The Patagotitan mayorum is four times heavier than Dippy the Diplodocus and 12 metres longer than Hope, the Natural History Museum’s resident blue whale!

More information

  • Where: The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

  • When: open 31st March 2023 to 7th January 2024

  • Cost: £9 for children and £16 for adults, with discounts available for family tickets

Zoo Time at the Tower of London

Explore the weird, wild and wonderful beasts that were once kept at the Tower of London as ‘royal power pets’ and learn how the 600-year long menagerie history later went on to create London Zoo. Includes ‘pop-up’ performances, a life-size sculpture trail and an interactive exhibition on the Royal Beasts.

Find out more

  • Where: The Tower of London, London EC32 4AB

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: included in palace admission (tickets start at £14.90 for children aged 5–15, and £29.90 for adults)

East London

Celebrate new life at Centre of the Cell

Learn what makes life so unique in this exhibition on genetics. Children aged 7–13 can join a workshop to investigate DNA, chromosomes and genes. Meanwhile, younger children can enjoy a gentle introduction to the concepts of cells and genetic inheritance while helping newborn monster Melissa find her mummy.

Find out more

  • Where: Centre of the Cell, Blizard Institute, 4 Newark Street, Whitechapel, London E1 2AT

  • When: 3rd–14th April 2023

  • Cost: £6.50 for children, £8.50 for adults. Discounts are available for Tower Hamlets residents and for family booking

The Great Spring Egg Hunt at Walthamstow Wetlands

Encounter challenges to conquer and creative tasks to complete on a wildlife-themed trail through Walthamstow Wetlands. Collect all the letters and crack a secret password to receive a chocolate reward!

Find out more

  • Where: Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, London N17 9NH

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £6 per child, free for adults

Learn about Easter traditions at Sutton House

Follow the trail at Sutton House, one of London’s last remaining Tudor houses, to uncover the traditions of Easter throughout the ages. Experience a classic Easter adventure and win a chocolate egg when you finish.

Learn more

  • Where: Sutton House, 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London E9 6JQ

  • When: 7th–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £3 per trail plus normal admission charges (£4.25 for children and £8.50 for adults)

Learn about pirates at the Museum of London Docklands


Join plenty of exciting events at the Museum of London Docklands this Easter. Get up close with real ancient artefacts, learn how to speak like a scoundrel, create a wanted poster in the art workshop and take part in a brand new trail for families based on the BAFTA-winning BBC TV series, Dodger.

More information

  • Where: Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: free

Water activities at the Lee Valley White Water Centre

Stay active and learn new watersports at the Lee Valley’s Olympic white water centre. Training camps include canoes, katakanus, rafts and SUPs.

More information

  • Where: ESSA Water Activities Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, London EN9 1AB

  • When: 3rd–14th April 2023

  • Cost: £33 per child, per session

North London

BEAT Spring Orchestral Courses at artsdepot

Join the Barnet Education Arts Trust on their spring orchestral courses for young musicians. Players of grade 1–3 will be led by Peter Yarde Martin and players of grade 4 and above will work with Oliver Till.

Find out more

  • Where: artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London N12 0GA

  • When: 3rd and 4th April 2023

  • Cost: apply online

Easter at London Zoo

Join the Zoonormous Egg Hunt at London Zoo. Uncover riddles and collect clues to find out about egg-laying creatures and make it to the secret golden egg at the end.

More information

  • Where: London Zoo, Outer Circle, London NW1 4RY

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: included with standard zoo admission

Family-friendly Escape Room at clueQuest

Come together as a family, join Mr Q’s spy agency and fight the evil Professor BlackSheep! These escape rooms are perfect for all ages.

Find out more

  • Where: clueQuest, 169-171 Caledonian Road, London N1 0SL

  • When: every day

  • Cost: from £30 per person

The Amazing Maurice: World Premiere at Alexandra Palace

Watch the world premiere of the animated feature film The Amazing Maurice, based on the novel by Terry Pratchett, accompanied by a full orchestra at Alexandra Palace. The afternoon performance will be an extra-special screening featuring Gabrielle Aplin, who will join the orchestra to sing live songs written for the film.

Find out more

  • Where: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

  • When: 9th April 2023

  • Cost: £25.95–£111.75 per person

The Amazing Maurice

South London

Caribbean Takeover at the National Maritime Museum

Celebrate black history and culture in Britain with the Caribbean Social Forum at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Special guests (including Baroness Floella Benjamin), artists, musicians and more will share their skills in free masterclasses and put on famous performances.

Find out more

  • Where: National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, London SE10 9NF

  • When: 1st April 2023

  • Cost: free

Go Out of This World at the Royal Observatory

Enjoy a morning of science and discovery in the planetarium at the Royal Observatory. Children aged 7 and above will enjoy exploring the moons of our solar system and putting their knowledge to the test in an interactive workshop.

More information

  • Where: Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, London SE10 8XJ

  • When: 4th and 11th April 2023

  • Cost: £5 per child

Horniman Spring Fair

Join seasonal fun and games at the Horniman Museum’s Spring Fair. Join in with badge making, learn how to Lindy Hop, play mini golf, visit the alpacas on an animal walk, and be amazed by a bubble performance.

Find out more

  • Where: Horniman Museum & Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ

  • When: 8th April 2023

  • Cost: £2.50 for children aged 3–16, £5 for adults

Spring Festival at the Battersea Power Station

The Easter holidays are jam-packed with family-friendly activities and workshops at Battersea Power Station. Make Easter crowns, join in the Spring Sports Day, learn how to hula hoop, grow your own flowers and much more.

More information

  • Where: Battersea Power Station, Circus Road West, Nine Elms, London SW11 8AL

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £7.50 per person, per workshop

West London

Duck Detectives at the London Wetland Centre

Get closer than ever to nature and become a Duck Detective at the London Wetland Centre. Follow tracks to identify animals, investigate underwater mysteries and reveal wildlife secrets.

Find out more

  • Where: WWT London, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: from £8.63 for children (ages 4–16) and from £14.09 for adults

The Great Gunnersbury Easter Celebration

Travel back in time to the Victorian Era at Gunnersbury Park & Museum. Learn how the Victorians enjoyed their chocolate with Lizzie the kitchen maid, make flower decorations and experience an egg hunt in the grounds of Gunnersbury Park.

Find out more

  • Where: Gunnersbury Park & Museum, Popes Lane, London, W5 4NH

  • When: 4th and 5th April 2023

  • Cost: £10 per child. Adults go free

The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court

The famous Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt is back by popular demand. Discover the stories of the people who visited, lived and worked at King Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace and find the hidden Lindt gold bunny statues in the 60-acre grounds. Each Lindt Bunny is hiding a fascinating story!

More information

  • Where: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, London KT8 9AU

  • When: 1st–16th April

  • Cost: included in palace admission (from £13.10 for children aged 5–15 and from £26.30 for adults)

The ‘Not So’ Grimm Twins at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Enjoy a theatrical interpretation of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. Meet Jake and Will Grimm and follow them on a magical adventure through the stories of Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood and more.

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  • Where: Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street, London, W6 0QL

  • When: 11th–15th April 2023

  • Cost: £10 per ticket

The Not So Grimm Twins

Superworm at Kew Gardens

Join Superworm on an adventure at Kew Gardens. Discover familiar scenes from the best-selling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, find out about the importance of soil, and discover the vital role animals and plants play in the natural world.

Find out more

  • Where: Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London TW9 3AE

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: included with entry to Kew Gardens. Child tickets (for ages 4 to 15) begin at £4.50.

North East England

County Durham

Durham World Heritage Day

Celebrate the amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site in Durham on Easter Monday, with fun family activities for all ages including live music, medieval reenactments, Quidditch, craft workshops and much more!

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  • Where: Palace Green, Durham City, County Durham, DH1 3EH

  • When: 10th April 2023

  • Cost: free

Family Story Tour: Animals in Unexpected Places

Enjoy a 40-minute guided tour for the whole family at Barnard Castle. Explore the animal-inspired stories in the collections of the Bowes Museum and discover creatures hiding in unexpected places.

More information

  • Where: The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8NP

  • When: 3rd–14th April 2023

  • Cost: free for under 18s. Day tickets for non-members start at £17.50

Mr Wonka’s Easter Party at Redworth Hall Hotel

Collect your golden ticket and join this afternoon tea with a twist! Enjoy a chocolate-themed afternoon tea, interactive games, singing and dance competitions, and an Easter egg hunt in the grounds of Redworth Hall.

  • Where: Redworth Hall Hotel, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 6NL

  • When: 9th April 2023

  • Cost: £10 for infants, £18 for children (aged 3–12) and £25 for adults


Alnwick School of Magic

Join the thrilling family show as good battles evil at Alnwick Castle. Known for its role as Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter films, the famous castle has just reopened in time for the Easter holidays.

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  • Where: Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 INQ

  • When: 6th–12th April 2023

  • Cost: free with normal admission

Easter Eggstravaganza at Whitehouse Farm Centre

Enjoy daily magic shows, bottle feed lambs, and take part in the Easter Egg Hunt around the farm. Usual activities are also available all day, including the Meerkat Talk and Feed, Tractor Rides and Petting Barn.

More information

  • Where: Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £13.45 for children, £14.45 for adults. Family booking discounts are available

Observe the skies at Kielder Observatory

Discover the large aperture robotic telescopes and learn about constellations during the Young Explorers event, aimed at children aged 7 and above. Tour the UK’s largest public stargazing facility, discover pieces of our solar system and stand on a piece of Mars!

More information

  • Where: Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Kielder, Hexham, Northumberland NE48 1EJ

  • When: Saturdays from 25th March to 13th May 2023

  • Cost: £8 for children, £15 for adults

Tyne and Wear

Duck Detectives at the Washington Wetlands Centre

Get closer than ever to nature and become a Duck Detective at the Washington Wetland Centre. Follow tracks to identify animals, investigate underwater mysteries and reveal wildlife secrets.

Find out more

  • Where: WWT Washington, Pattinson, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8LE

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: from £6 for children (ages 4–16) and from £10.45 for adults

Easter fun at Life Science Centre

Enjoy hands-on experiments and exhibitions at Life Science Centre. Make your own egg catapult, see which eggs roll the fastest, discover fun facts about the North East coastline, and enjoy a new show in the region’s biggest planetarium.

More information

  • Where: Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £9 for ages 5–17, £16.50 for adults. Family bookings are available

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Rabbit and lamb drawing at Ouseburn Farm

Enjoy a family-friendly relaxing and creative drawing session at Ouseburn Farm. Learn about rabbits or lambs, how they’re looked after, and learn some drawing tips and tricks before drawing the animals in front of you.

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  • Where: Ouseburn Farm,

  • When: 6th April 2023 (rabbit drawing), 11th April 2023 (lamb drawing)

  • Cost: £5 for children, £7 for adults

Northern Ireland

Easter at Ulster Folk Museum

Experience a traditional 1900s Easter at Ulster Folk Museum. Learn about the origins of the Easter egg, take part in traditional games, have a go at themed craft decorations, and join Annan’s Arch on Easter Monday for a workshop making spring faeries from natural materials.

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  • Where: Ulster Folk Museum, 153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood, BT18 0EU

  • When: 9th–14th April 2023

  • Cost: standard museum admission – from £7 for children and £11.50 for adults

The Great Rabbit Runaround at Hillsborough Castle

Head to Northern Ireland’s royal residence this Easter to find the rabbits. Discover fun facts, complete the challenges, and find out about Easter traditions with the help of the castle’s resident bunnies. Extra festivities are taking place from the 8th to 11th April, with traditional mummers’ performances in the gardens.

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  • Where: Hillsborough Castle, The Square, Hillsborough, BT26 6GT

  • When: 5th–11th April 2023

  • Cost: standard admission – from £5 for children and £10 for adults. Under 5s go free

Gruffalo & Stickman Guided Walk

Immerse yourself in the Gruffalo and Stickman stories in Ireland’s only official Gruffalo trail. Search for the famous characters in the woods, create your own Stickman, and receive a book and special ‘I’ve met the Gruffalo’ certificate.

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  • Where: River Entrance Site, Colin Glen Forest Park, Belfast, BT17 0LR

  • When: every weekend

  • Cost: from £10.50 per ticket

Gruffalo & Stickman guided walk

The Jungle Easter Trail

Forest fairies and elves bring magic to life on The Jungle’s Easter Trail. Enjoy a walk through The Jungle’s expansive forest while being entertained along the way with a selection of characters. Don’t forget to stop in at the Woodland Farm to cuddle chicks and lambs!

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  • Where: The Jungle, 60 Desertmartin Road, Moneymore, Magherafelt, BT45 7RB

  • When: 7th–11th April 2023

  • Cost: £14.50 for children (includes 1 activity token for Family Fun Day) and £8 for adults

North West England


Alice in Wonderland at Arley Hall & Gardens

Join the White Rabbits on an eggs-traordinary adventure of Arley Hall & Gardens. Help the White Rabbit to find the missing eggs in this magical walkabout theatre and receive an Easter Egg as a reward.

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  • Where: Arley Hall & Gardens, Arley, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

  • When: 8th April 2023

  • Cost: from £16.50 for children and from £14.50 for adults

Easter Adventure Quest at Beeston Castle

Explore Beeston Castle, hunt for clues and solve challenges to track down the missing Easter eggs. Once you’re done, enjoy much more at Beeston Castle, including spotting wildlife on the woodland walks, peering into the deep castle well (said to be the hiding place of Richard II’s lost treasure) and discovering the castle’s prehistoric past in the new roundhouse.

More information

  • Where: Beeston Castle and Woodland Park, Chapel Lane, Beeston, Cheshire, CW6 9TX

  • When: 1st–6th April and 11th–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £2 per person plus normal admission

Science experiments and crafts at Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

Experiment with making slime, bath bombs and bouncy eggs at Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse.

More information

  • When: 5th April 2023

  • Where: Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse, 162 London Road, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8AB

  • Cost: free – donations welcome and encouraged


Code-breaking at the Dock Museum

Work together as a family to break codes in challenges inspired by the renowned codebreaker Alan Turing. Enjoy a range of activities, including making morse code bracelets, caesar cyphers, models of the enigma machine and more.

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  • Where: The Dock Museum, North Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2PW

  • When: 5th April 2023, 11am

  • Cost: free

Easter at Muncaster

Join in the Easter fun with egg hunts, spring trails, food and puzzles at Muncaster Castle. Get involved with the Big Muncaster Egg Hunt on the Front Lawns and design and make a protective shield for your egg in the Protect the Egg Workshop.

Find out more

  • Where: Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RQ

  • When: 7th–10th April 2023

  • Cost: from £6.75 for children and from £13.50 for adults

Get outdoors at Brockhole on Windermere

Enjoy a wide array of outdoor activities at Brockhole. Try your shot at archery, take on the exciting gravel track with Krazy Karts, Brave the Cave or take to Windermere on the water.

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  • Where: Brockhole on Windermere, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1LJ

  • When: all year

  • Cost: dependent on activity

Greater Manchester

Easter Adventures at Dunham Massey

Follow the Easter trail at Dunham Massey and celebrate historic connections with pets and animals. Meet Sir Oliver the horse, find out about the estate’s special pet parrot, spot fallow deer and more.

More information

  • Where: Dunham Massey, Woodhouse Lane, Altrincham, WA14 4SJ

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £3 for the trail, plus normal admission

Dunham Massey

Easter Sheepdog Trail at Tatton Park

Visit the farm at Tatton Park and complete the fun sheepdog trail, then meet and learn more about sheepdogs with demonstrations. Chocolate treats are available for children between 7th and 10th April.

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  • Where: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: standard parkland and farm entry applies – from £6 per child and £8 per adult

Trafford Watersports Centre Open Day

Enjoy a day out with friends and family at the Trafford Watersports Centre Open Day. Experience the climbing wall, canoes, kayaks, archery, and much more from £4 per activity.

Find out more

  • Where: Trafford Watersports Centre, Rifle Road, Sale, M33 2LX

  • When: 2nd April 2023

  • Cost: £4 per activity. Use code OPENDAYT23 to get 6 tickets for £20


Dinosaur Adventure at Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve

Join the education team at Mere Sands Wood for a prehistoric adventure to explore the lives of dinosaurs. Grab your explorers’ hat, help with the Dino fossil dig, and search for the Velociraptors’ lost eggs.

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  • Where: Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve, Holmeswood Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 1TG

  • When: 12th April 2023, 1pm

  • Cost: £8 per child. Adults go free

Easter Duck Trail at Martin Mere

Experience the wetlands on an Easter Duck Trail. Hunt for 25 bright yellow ducks and discover more about real-life ducks on this seasonal adventure. Create your own duck in the craft room and return on Monday 1st May to enter it in the Annual Duck Race!

Find out more

  • Where: WWT Martin Mere, Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 0TA

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £1 for the trail, plus normal admission

The Wizarding Adventure on the East Lancashire Railway

Take a whistle-stop tour of the Wizard Academy in a magical interactive experience. Ride aboard a genuine steam-powered train from Bury to Rawtenstall and get involved in wizard themed activities.

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  • Where: East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0EY

  • When: 6th and 13th April 2023. More dates are available throughout the summer

  • Cost: from £13 for children and £18 for adults

Wizarding Adventure


Easter Wonderland at Otterspool Adventure Centre

Join in with a parade of activities this Easter at Otterspool Adventure Centre, including the spring farm, the Oompa Loompa Adventure Easter show, a traditional Easter Egg Hunt, the Easter Bonnet Parade, and plant your own carrots at the potting shed.

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  • Where: Otterspool Adventure Centre, 37 Otterspool Drive, Liverpool L17 5AL

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £19 for children and £9.50 for adults

Pan for treasure at Lunt Meadows

Step back in time with this archaeological skills activity at Lunt Meadows. Pan for treasure among Stone Age soil samples and get a glimpse into the lives of our Mesolithic hunter-gatherer ancestors.

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  • Where: Lunt Meadows Nature Reserve, Lunt Road, Lunt Village, Near Maghull, Merseyside, L29 7WL

  • When: 12th April 2023, 10.30am

  • Cost: £3 suggested donation

Sleeping Beauty at the Epstein Theatre

Watch a theatrical performance of the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre.

More information

  • Where: The Epstein Theatre, Hanover House, 85 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DZ

  • When: 7th–16th April 2023, multiple times

  • Cost: multiple ticket types


Central Lowlands

Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

Ride abroad the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway for an Easter-themed experience. See the shores of the Firth of Forth, steam past woodlands and waterfalls, and enjoy complimentary chocolate from the Easter bunny. Brunch, light lunch and afternoon tea options are also available.

Find out more

  • Where: The Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, Bo’ness Station, Union Street, Bo’ness, EH51 9AQ

  • When: 7th–10th April 2023

  • Cost: from £8 for children and £13 for adults for standard class. Group booking discounts are available

Big Kid Circus at Loch Lomond

Enjoy a brand new show full of family excitement at the Big Kid Circus. New performances for 2023 include acrobats and daredevils with maximum thrills.

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  • Where: Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond Way, Balloch, Dunbartonshire, G83 8QL

  • When: 11th–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £8.99–£17.99 per person

Easter at Fort Douglas

There’s lots to do at Fort Douglas this Easter. Enjoy a fun-filled scavenger hunt, decorate eggs to hang on the Fort Douglas Easter tree, and run, slide, fly and climb on a magical adventure playground at Dalkeith Country Park.

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  • Where: Fort Douglas Adventure Park, Dalkeith Country Park, via King’s Gate, Dalkeith, Edinburgh, EH22 1ST

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £5 for Easter activities plus standard admission to the park

Fort Douglas

Edinburgh Science Festival

There’s an incredible range of child-friendly shows and activities taking place during Edinburgh Science Festival over the Easter holidays. Watch a performance of ‘The Kids Who Fell to Earth’, explore rocket science in an out-of-this-world show, and peer down the microscope and get hands-on with life in all forms in a brand new experience, Experimental Life.

More information

  • Where: venues throughout Edinburgh City Centre

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: tickets vary depending on activity

Galactic Carnival in Glasgow

Enjoy a space-themed fairground Galactic Carnival at Silverburn Shopping Centre this Easter. Experience over 20 rides, games and attractions, and take part in themed photo opportunities.

Find out more

  • Where: Silverburn, 763 Barrhead Road, Glasgow South Side, G53 6QR

  • When: 24th March – 16th April 2023

  • Cost: from £12 for under 1.2 metres, £15 for over 1.2 metres, and £4 for non-riders

Hampden’s Easter Family Fun Day

Head to Scotland’s National Stadium for a spectacular afternoon of family fun. Take a behind-the-scenes tour, meet Roary the Lion, and get involved in a classic Easter egg hunt in the Scottish Football Museum.

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  • Where: Hampden Park, Glasgow South Side, G42 9BA

  • When: 5th–7th April 2023

  • Cost: £14.95 for children, £18.95 for adults. Under 2s go free

Southern Uplands

Dumfries Easter Egg Hunt

12 eggs have been hidden around Dumfries. Can you find them while avoiding the obstacles in your way? Return to Loreburn Hall at the end to collect your prize!

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  • Where: Loreburn Hall, Newall Terrace, Dumfries, DG1 2HP

  • When: 8th April 2023

  • Cost: £10 per team

Easter Eggstravaganza at Traquair Maze

Join in the biggest Easter Egg hunt in the Borders! Over 5,000 mini eggs have been hidden in Scotland’s largest maze. Children under 10 will be invited to two separate afternoon egg hunts, while children under 5 can get involved in an under 5’s egg scramble in the Old Walled Garden. Workshops and creative activities will also be taking place throughout the day.

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  • Where: Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW

  • When: 9th April 2023, 11am–5pm

  • Cost: from £5 for children (5–18), £6 for adults and free for under 5s

Easter at Traquair maze

Easter Family Fun Day at Westlands Country Park

The Easter Family Fun Day returns after a hugely successful event in 2022. Enjoy a fun fair with fairground and tractor rides, face painting, petting animals, entertainment and a traditional Easter egg hunt.

Find out more

  • Where: Westlands Country Park, The Broats Moss, Annan, Dumfries & Galloway, DG12 6RS

  • When: 8th April 2023, 12pm–5pm

  • Cost: £5 per ticket for the Easter egg hunt, plus standard admission

The Highlands

Easter Egg Trail at Glencoe National Nature Reserve

Join the famous annual Easter Egg Trail at Glencoe National Nature Reserve – one of the most loved places in Scotland. Follow the trail to find the hidden clues, then head back to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize! Face painting, natural arts and crafts, and refreshments are also available.

More information

  • Where: Glencoe Visitor Centre, Glencoe, Ballachulish, PH49 4HX

  • When: 7th–9th April 2023

  • Cost: £4 per person

Easter Food & Drink Fair at Blair Castle

Blair Castle has a diverse history and has been the home of the Atholl family for over seven centuries. This spring, visit for the Easter Food & Drink Fair – enjoy some great Scottish produce and get involved in a traditional Easter egg hunt.

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  • Where: Blair Castle & Gardens, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH18 5TL

  • When: 7th & 8th April 2023

  • Cost: free with a castle gardens ticket (from £5 for children and £8 for adults)

Easter weekend at Glamis Castle

Visit Glamis Castle this Easter with a fun day out for all the family. Join the special Easter egg hunt across the gardens, enjoy a tour of the Castle, discover the carved sculptures of Macbeth and visit the play park.

More information

  • Where: Glamis Castle & Gardens, Angus, DD8 1RJ

  • When: 7th–10th April 2023

  • Cost: tickets start at £4.50 for children and £7.50 for adults. Free for children under 5

The Great Easter Egg Hunt in Inverness

Enjoy free fun for all the family in Inverness this Easter. Hunt for the eggs in shop windows, enjoy free crafts and face-painting, watch street entertainers and browse the Victorian Market.

Find out more

  • Where: 17 Queensgate, Inverness, IV1 1DF

  • When: 7th & 8th April 2023, 11am – 4pm

  • Cost: free

South East England


Easter at Bucklebury Farm

Visit Bucklebury Farm Deer & Safari Park for spring and Easter events. Celebrate lambing season and say hello to the new arrivals, and join the Easter Bunny for brunch on 6th April.

More information

  • Where: Bucklebury Farm, Pease Hill, Reading, RG7 6RR

  • When: 2nd–15th April 2023

  • Cost: free for general booking. £6 per person for Easter brunch

Festival of Arts & Crafts at the Corn Exchange

Celebrate all things arts and crafts at the Newbury Corn Exchange with a vibrant fair, creative taster workshops and a beautiful Festival of Art Exhibition featuring local artists’ work. There will be something for everyone with live music, craft beer and family Easter-themed activities!

Find out more

  • Where: The Corn Exchange,

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023. Arts & Crafts Fair only running on 1st–2nd April

  • Cost: free entry

Wellington Country Park Easter Eggstravaganza

Join in the fun at Welly Park with this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza. Activities include Easter crafts, daily live shows in the Big Top Show Tent, a miniature railway, animal farm treasure hunt and a mega egg hunt on Easter Sunday.

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  • Where: Wellington Country Park, Odiham Road, Riseley, Berkshire, RG7 1SP

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £18.95 per person for day entry


Learn how to become a pig keeper

Spend a day at the Kew Little Pigs farm and learn how to become a pig keeper! Children aged 7–16 will love getting stuck in with farm tasks, feeding the pigs and getting their hands mucky.

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  • Where: Old Amersham Farm, High Street, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0HR

  • When: 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th April 2023

  • Cost: £80 per child

Spring into Easter at Odds Farm Park

Meet the fluffy lamps, cheeky kid goats and piglets at Odds Farm Park. Join in with a classic Easter Egg hunt, enjoy shows with Farmer Oddsocks and get creative with spring-themed arts and crafts activities.

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  • Where: Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10 0LX

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £11.95 per ticket. Free for children aged 2 and under

Odds Farm Park

Your Amazing Brain: hands-on exhibition

Discover how your amazing brain works with over 15 interactive puzzles, mind-bending illusions and hands-on activities for all the family at the Discover Bucks Museum.

Find out more

  • Where: Discover Bucks Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2QP

  • When: Running until 15th April 2023

  • Cost: Up to £8.50 per child depending on the event – further details are available online

East Sussex

Astronaut Academy at the Observatory Science Centre

The Observatory Science Centre is holding half-day workshops for children aged 6–8 and 9–11. Learn what it takes to become an astronaut with some exciting activities to discover the challenges real astronauts face in space.

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  • Where: The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN

  • When: 4th April 2023, 10.30am or 2pm

  • Cost: £14.95 per child

Easter Adventure Quest at Battle Abbey

Visit Battle Abbey for a cracking adventure quest on every day of the Easter holidays. Explore the grounds for clues and challenges and discover traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. Plus, find out if you’re strong enough to carry a Norman shield into battle, and see the famous Harold Stone in the abbey.

More information

  • Where: Battle Abbey, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AE

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £2 per quest in addition to normal admission

Learn how to skateboard at BYC Skatepark

Enrol on the beginners’ course (for ages 5–12) at Brighton Youth Centre’s indoor skatepark! In this four day course, eager learners will be taught the first steps of skateboarding before learning how to use ramps, basic moves and gaining full board control.

More information

  • Where: BYC Skatepark, 64 Edward Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0JR

  • When: week 1: 3rd–7th April 2023, week 2: 10th–14th April 2023

  • Cost: £45 for four-day course

Hampshire & The Isle of Wight

Alice’s Easter Wonderland at Tapnell Farm Park

Journey down the rabbit hole this Easter and join Alice and friends at Tapnell Farm Park. Make your own potions, hop to it in the White Rabbit’s Bunny Hop Race, complete the scavenger hunt in the Mad Hatters Maze, play croquet against the Queen of Hearts and watch the enchanting Cheshire Chat aerial display!

Find out more

  • Where: Tapnell Farm, Newport Road, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0YJ

  • When: 4th–14th April 2023

  • Cost: from £10.50 for children aged 2–16 and £9 for adults. Free for under 2s

Discover Titanic family workshop at SeaCity Museum

Experience an hour-long activity and story workshop at SeaCity Museum to find out more about the RMS Titanic. Have a go at Morse Code, handle real objects from ocean lines, see how an iceberg floats and sink the Titanic!

Find out more

  • Where: SeaCity Museum, Havelock Road, Southampton, SO13 7FY

  • When: 6th April 2023 at 10.30am, 12pm and 2pm

  • Cost: £6 per ticket

Easter adventure at The Vyne

Journey through the gardens at The Vyne to find hidden treasures. Look for wellies hiding in the trees, spot nature in bingo and hopscotch your way along the lake.

More information

  • Where: The Vyne, Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £3 per trail plus normal admission

Easter at Beaulieu

History comes to life at Beaulieu this Easter. Experience remarkable vehicles at the National Motor Museum, take a ride in a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang reconstruction, try on Easter bonnets at the Palace House and join in with Easter craft activities during Easter weekend.

More information

  • Where: Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: inclusive tickets start at £13 for children and £24 for adults. Under 5s go free

Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt at the Winchester Science Museum

Visit the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium for an oviparity egg hunt. You’ll be looking for eggs laid by animals that hatch – with a few species that might surprise you.

Find out more

  • Where: Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ

  • When: 18th March – 17th April 2023

  • Cost: free with general admission to the Science Centre

The Great Railway Easter Hunt on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Make your way to the Isle of Wight Steam Railway for the annual Great Railway Easter Hunt! Search for giant eggs and solve clues to claim your chocolate. Enjoy a springtime ride through the picturesque countryside on the island – look out for ancient woodlands, pretty bluebells and rolling fields of green.

Find out more

  • Where: from Havenstreet, Smallbrook Junction, and Wootton stations

  • When: 4th–13th April 2023

  • Cost: from £8.25 for children and £19.50 for adults. Under 4s go free

Isle of Wight Steam Railway


Alpaca trekking with Alpaca Annie

Join the UK’s number 1 alpaca experience in the heart of the Kent countryside. Meet and feed the alpacas then trek with them through the fields while learning everything there is to know about alpaca rearing from the top herds woman.

Find out more

  • Where: Alpaca Annie, Haguelands Farm, Burmarsh Road, Romney Marsh, Kent, TN29 0JR

  • When: every day

  • Cost: £6.50 for ages 3–14, £25 for 14+. Children under 3 go free

Easter Family Fun at Hever Castle

Celebrate spring at Hever Castle – the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Hunt clues around the grounds to spell out a special word and receive your chocolate reward. Join free craft and egg-decorating workshops, explore the spring blooms in the stunning gardens, and challenge yourself in the Yew Maze.

More information

  • Where: Hever Castle, Hever Road, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: tickets start at £10.75 for children (5–17) and £17.15 for adults. Under 4s go free

Easter Family Fun at Hever Castle

Easter Fun on the Farm

Meet the baby lamps and goats, race pigs and test your knowledge on an Easter-themed word trail at the Rare Breeds Centre. Other special Easter fun includes storytelling, arts and crafts sessions, bunnyoga, carrotoke (karaoke) and a woodland assault course.

Find out more

  • Where: Rare Breeds Centre, Highlands Farm, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3RJ

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: tickets start at £11 for children (3+), £12.77 for adults or from £40.44 for a family day ticket. Children under 3 go free

Explore Monsters of the Deep at The Historic Dockyard

From the 1st April, you can experience the depths of the ocean in a unique exhibition at The Historic Dockyard in Chatham. Come face to face with a Kraken, uncover internationally-important objects from the real HMS Challenger and discover the local legends of the River Medway.

More information

  • Where: The Historic Dockyard, Main Gate Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ

  • When: 1st April – 19th November 2023

  • Cost: free as part of normal admission (from £15 for children and £25 for adults)


Easter Eggstravaganza at Blenheim Palace

Enjoy an Easter weekend family day out with activities suitable for all ages, including an Easter egg trail, circus workshops, archery, face painting and balloon modelling, and a bubble performance.

More information

  • Where: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

  • When: Friday 7th – Monday 10th April 2023

  • Cost: Day tickets start from £11.50 per child, or £66 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. Entrance is free with an annual or privilege pass

Holiday activities at Science Oxford Centre

Science Oxford Centre is running plenty of events for children of all ages this spring, including Nature Club (ages 5–9), Creative Computing Club (ages 9–12) and Arti-Techs (ages 11–14).

Find out more

  • Where: Science Oxford Centre

  • When: Saturday 25th March – Saturday 20th May 2023

  • Cost: free for some clubs and £10 per ticket for others

Science Oxford Holiday Club

Spring Family Fun at Millets Farm Centre

The Farmer Carters Courtyard is now officially open at Millets Farm Centre! Compete in seven quizzes, race go-karts, explore the woodlands and play family games.

Find out more

  • Where: Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire, OX13 5HB

  • When: 1st–15th April 2023

  • Cost: £5 for 2-year-olds, £7.50 for children and £4.50 for adults


Easter Trail at Albury Organic Vineyard

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Albury vineyard and find out more about English wine. Meanwhile, children will enjoy the Easter themed trail with a chocolate treat at the end! Other treats include a pop-up wine and cheese bar, pizza, ice-cream and face-painting

More information

  • Where: Albury Vineyard, Silent Pool, Shere Road, Albury, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9BW

  • When: 7th, 8th and 10th April 2023

  • Cost: from £5 per ticket (adults and children)

Eggsplorers at Chessington World of Adventures

The Easter Bunny is visiting Chessington for the first time! Follow the clues in the Easter trail across the Resort, come face-to-face with incredible animals and enjoy over 40 rides and attractions.

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  • Where: Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NE

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: tickets start at £40

Giant Easter Egg Hunt at RHS Garden Wisley

Find the enormous painted eggs, each featuring the winning designs from the 2022 competition, hidden around the gardens at RHS Garden Wisley. Other activities include planting and craft workshops in the Clore Learning Centre.

Find out more

  • Where: RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB

  • When: 1st–17th April 2023

  • Cost: normal garden admission (from £8.25 for children and £16.50 for adults). Free for under 5s

Meet the animals at the British Wildlife Centre

The British Wildlife Centre will be open throughout the Easter holidays. Discover Britain’s wonderful wildlife and learn more about our natural history in up-close keeper talks.

Find out more

  • Where: British Wildlife Centre, eastbourne Road, Newchapel, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6LF

  • When: weekends, bank holidays and school holidays

  • Cost: from £7 for children (3–15) and £13 for adults. Free for children aged 2 and under

West Sussex

Chichester Easter Boat Trip

Hop on board a boat in the Chichester Canal and enjoy an Easter discovery trip! The Easter team will make you feel welcome on board with spring activities, treats and refreshments for all. Trips run 3 times daily.

More information

  • When: 1st–10th April 2023, 10.30am, 12.45pm and 3.30pm

  • Where: Chichester Canal Centre, Canal Basin, Canal Wharf, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8DT

  • Cost: £10 per ticket

Golden Easter Egg Hunt at the Albourne Estate

Enjoy a traditional Easter egg hunt in style! Stroll through the vines and learn all about the Albourne Estate whilst on the hunt for luxury golden eggs. Children will be rewarded with a special treat (and adults will get to claim a complimentary glass of wine!).

Find out more

  • Where: Albourne Farm, Shaves Wood Lane, Albourne, West Sussex, BN6 9DX

  • When: 8th and 9th April 2023

  • Cost: free

Medieval Festival at Arundel Castle

Jump back in time to 1216 and join King John and his loyal followers at a magnificent three-day event at Arundel Castle. Have a go at archery, watch demonstrations of 12th century combat and falconry, unleash your creative side in the craft tent and eat your way through a spectacular Medieval feast at the Knights’ table.

More information

  • Where: Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB

  • When: 7th–9th April 2023

  • Cost: starting at £6.50 for children and £14 for adults

Medieval Festival at Arundel Castle

South West England


Chocolate Train on the Avon Valley Railway

Celebrate Easter at Avon Valley Railway and check out the restored locomotive from the Fry’s chocolate factory. Learn more about the train’s history, talk to employees who used to work at the factory, and receive a free bar of Fry’s chocolate.

Find out more

  • Where: Avon Valley Railway, Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD

  • When: 9th–10th April 2023

  • Cost: £7 for children aged 4–15, £11 for adults. Free for children aged 3 and under

Mud Master Junior: Obstacle Course Race

Challenge yourself in a fun day of mud, water and over 20 obstacles for all children aged 6–12, regardless of fitness levels! At the end of the course, receive your reward of a medal and goodie bag including a complimentary Puxton Park admission ticket.

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  • Where: Puxton Park, Cowslip Lane, Hewish, Bristol, BS24 6AH

  • When: 1st April 2023

  • Cost: £15 (non-members), £13.50 (members)

The Sensational Sheep Trail: Bristol Shopping Quarter

Explore the free Sensational Sheep Trail in the Bristol Shopping Quarter this Easter. Discover 31 decorated sheep, all hiding in the shops, and record their names on your trail map. Head back to John Wesley’s New Room to collect a small prize!

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  • When: 1st–15th April 2023

  • Where: John Wesley’s New Room, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE

  • Cost: free


Easter Extravaganza at Alpaca Trekking Cornwall

Visit Ninestones Farm on Bodmin Moor and enjoy a relaxing walk with lovable alpacas. Find out how to handle your chosen alpaca, feed them special treats, and enjoy a complimentary Cornish Cream Tea.

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  • Where: Ninestones Farm, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6SD

  • When: 3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 15th and 16th April 2023

  • Cost: £4 entry

Pirate Academy at the National Maritime Museum

Learn everything you need to know about becoming a pirate with fun-packed Easter holiday sessions at the National Maritime Museum. Enjoy a crash course in essential skills and pirate life, then put your knowledge to the test with real pirate situations and dilemmas.

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  • Where: National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3QY

  • When: 3rd–14th April 2023 (Monday–Friday) at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm

  • Cost: free as part of the museum’s annual admission fee

Pirate Academy at the National Maritime Museum

Roll Easter eggs through the streets of Padstow

There’s a long-time tradition of rolling decorated Easter eggs down Duke Street in Padstow on Easter morning. Bring your own egg and join in this family-friendly traditional Easter event while raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

  • Where: Duke Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28

  • When: 9th April 2023

  • Cost: free – charity donations encouraged

Watch a show at the Minack Theatre

Head to the famous and stunning Minack Theatre between 2nd and 13th April 2023 to watch a production of ‘Giants’ by John Brolly and Ben Sutcliffe. This reimagining of the legend of Cormoran and the terrible giant of St Michael’s Mount is packed full of songs and fun.

More information

  • Where: The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance, TR19 6JU

  • When: 2nd–13th April 2023

  • Cost: tickets from £10


Creative workshops at the Exeter Phoenix

Unleash your creativity in a range of workshops for young people at the Exeter Phoenix this Easter. Workshops and courses include filmmaking, experimental drawing, clay sculpting, portrait painting, ceramics and animation.

More information

  • Where: Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS

  • When: various dates from March to May

  • Cost: workshop-dependent

Easter Egg Trail at Babbacombe Model Village

Visit Babbacombe Model Village for its Diamond Anniversary and crack the Easter Egg Trail, with chocolate treats available at the end. A 9-hole crazy golf course adds an extra dimension of fun for the whole family and is free with admission tickets.

Find out more

  • Where: Babbacombe Model Village, Hampton Avenue, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LA

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: tickets start at £12.25 for children (ages 3–14) and £15.25 for adults

Learn about the ocean at the National Marine Aquarium

Explore the UK’s largest aquarium – home of the Ocean Conservation Trust – and marvel at over 5,000 ocean animals and awe-inspiring visits. Extra events include behind-the-scenes tours and snorkel lessons.

More information

  • Where: National Marine Aquarium, Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0LF

  • When: every day, open from 9.30am to 5.30pm

  • Cost: standard admission tickets start at £11.25 for children and £22.50 for adults. Children under 3 go free

Visit the Donkey Sanctuary

Learn about the donkeys at one of the world’s largest equine welfare charities. Spot the thriving wildlife aided by the donkeys and complete a classic Easter trail. More activities include a brand new play area, daily talks, scenic walks, exhibits and award-winning gardens.

Find out more

  • Where: The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

  • When: 17th March – 2nd June 2023

  • Cost: £5 per trail. General admission is free

Donkey Sanctuary


Easter Adventures at Corfe Castle

Use a trail map to locate and complete the dragon’s activities at Corfe Castle, and collect your chocolate egg at the end! Explore the ruins of the castle built 1,000 years ago by William the Conqueror and learn about the royal residents who lived here hundreds of years ago.

More information

  • Where: Corfe Castle, near Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5EZ

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £3 per trail plus standard admission

Explore the Tank Museum

Celebrate 100 years of the Tank Museum this Easter with fun for the whole family. Ride around the arena, explore Easter trails, watch explosive live displays and watch as the story of tanks and their crews come to life.

Find out more

  • Where: The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: tickets start at £9.45 for children (4–15) and £17.10 for adults. Children under 4 go free

Family Bushcraft

Learn new skills together as a family at Fore/Adventure’s Easter holiday bushcraft special. Find out how to build a shelter, light fires, cook tasty bushcraft treats and make some special Easter-themed crafts.

Find out more

  • Where: Fore / Adventure, The Hutquarters, Middle Beach, Studland, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3AP

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £20 per person. Free for under 3s

Bushcraft with Fore/Adventure


Civil War at Berkeley Castle

Step back in time to 1642 at Berkeley Castle. Local people are being recruited and trained to join the Garrison in the Civil War between King Charles I and Parliament! Enjoy period music, traditional dancing, watch exciting arena displays and join in with children’s activities.

More information

  • Where: Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ

  • When: 8th–10th April 2023

  • Cost: from £7.50 for children (ages 3–16) and £14.50 for adults

Go Ape at the Forest of Dean

Take to the treetops at Go Ape, with two locations in the Forest of Dean! Find your feet and cross wobbly bridges, fly through the forest on a zip wire, and explore the forest on two-wheeled segways.

Enjoy the Treetop Adventure and Treetop Adventure Plus at Beechenhurst, and the Treetop Challenge and Forest Segways at Mallards Pike.

More information

  • Where: Go Ape at Mallards Pike (Lydney, Gloucestershire) and Go Ape at Beechenhurst Lodge (Coleford, Gloucestershire)

  • When: every day

  • Cost: £20 per person for the Treetop Adventure, £25 per person for the Treetop Adventure Plus, £35 for the Treetop Challenge and £38 for the Forest Segway.

Lambing at Cotswold Farm Park

Lambing season has begun at the Cotswold Farm Park. Meet the new arrivals, run off some steam in the adventure barn, explore the brand new adventure playground, and spot rare wildlife and seasonal flowers on the 2-mile wildlife walk.

More information

  • Where: Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5FL

  • When: every day

  • Cost: tickets start at £12.95 for toddlers (ages 2–3), £15.95 for children (aged 4–15) and £16.95 for adults


A Royal Roman Quest at the Roman Baths

Help the Roman Emperor find his lost crown at the famous Roman Baths. Look for the crowns hidden around the site and study alternative Roman crows from within the museum collection.

More information

  • Where: The Roman Baths, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1LZ

  • When: 1st April – 31st May 2023

  • Cost: included in standard admission. Tickets start at £10.50 for children (6–18) and £18 for adults.

Easter at The Bishop’s Palace

Join the seasonal events at The Bishop’s Palace this Easter. Search for bugs on the Easter Holidays Trail, look for hidden Easter eggs and be entertained by fantastic flying displays on Medieval Falconry Day.

More information

  • Where: The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: standard admission – £8 for children and £16 for adults

Gough’s Giant Egg Hunt at Cheddar Gorge

Join in this egg-cellent glow-in-the-dark giant Easter egg hunt at Cheddar Gorge! 50 glowing Easter eggs have miraculously appeared throughout Gough’s Cave. Use your trail sheet to find your way through the cave, crack the mystery code and receive a chocolate treat – and keep your eye out for the magical golden egg!

Find out more

  • Where: Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QE

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: included in standard admission. Tickets start at £17.20 for children (5–15) and £22.95 for adults. Children aged 4 and under go free

Gough's Giant Egg Hunt at Cheddar Gorge


Easter adventure quest at Stonehenge

Explore the iconic and world-famous Stonehenge this Easter while hunting for clues and challenges to track down the Easter eggs. Plus, step into a Neolithic village, get up close to the iconic Stone Circle, and come face-to-face with a 5,000 year-old man in the exhibition.

More information

  • Where: Stonehenge, near Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £2 per quest, in addition to standard admission

Easter egg hunt at Stourhead

Enjoy family fun at the beautiful Stourhead estate. Pin the tail on the bunny, help the bees find their way back to the hive, and look out for hidden eggs on a classic Easter trail.

Find out more

  • Where: Stourhead, near Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6QD

  • When: 25th March – 16th April 2023

  • Cost: £3 per person for the trail. Standard admission applies

Time Travellers: Air Raid at STEAM

The Museum of the Great Western Railway is opening its reconstructed Air Raid Shelter for the very first time. Discover an incredible collection of original Second World War objects, learn how people kept morale high during the Blitz, and have a go at identifying British and enemy aeroplanes.

More information

  • Where: STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2EY

  • When: 5th and 12th April 2023, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm

  • Cost: included with museum admission (from £8.40 for children and £11.30 for adults)


North & Mid Wales

Beaumaris Castle’s Easter Eggstravaganza

Warrior knights are welcome to Beaumaris Castle this Easter in a fun Medieval-themed Easter weekend. Learn how knights prepared for battle, join circus workshops, watch the archers show off their skills, listen to the musicians and watch flying demonstrations with birds of prey. Don’t forget to join in the Easter egg hunt to claim your prize!

More information

  • Where: Beaumaris Castle, Castle Street, Beaumaris, Anglesey, LL58 8AP

  • When: 9th–10th April 2023

  • Cost: standard admission – £6.10 for children (5–17) and £8.70 for adults. Children under 5 receive free entry

Dragon Egg Hunt at Gwrych Castle

The pet dragon at Gwrych Castle has escaped and laid eggs around the castle grounds. Find as many large dragon eggs and nests as you can and meet the medieval castle residents along the way! Dress up in your best fancy dress costume to be rewarded with chocolate gold coins.

More information

  • Where: Gwrych Castle, Tan-y-Gopa Road, Abergele, Conwy, LL22 8ET

  • When: 1st–10th April 2023

  • Cost: from £12.50 for children and £10 for adults

Easter at GreenWood

Explore the rides and adventures on a thrilling family day out at GreenWood – voted the best family day out in North Wales for 7 years running. Ride the world’s only people-powered rollercoaster, take on a quest in the realms of the sleeping giant, paddle along the canal, have a go at archery, whizz around the park in moonkarts, and much more!

Find out more

  • Where: GreenWood Family Park, Bush Road, Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, LL56 4QN

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: from £12 for people over 1 metre tall (free for those less than 1 metre)

People-powered rollercoaster at GreenWood

Easter egg hunt at Bala Lake Railway

Head to Bala Lake Railway – home of Alice the Little Welsh Engine – and find all the Easter eggs hidden by the White Rabbit.

More information

  • Where: Bala Lake Railway, The Station, Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd, LL23 7DD

  • When: 7th–10th April 2023

  • Cost: standard admission – book tickets online

Family adventures at Zip World Fforest

Visit the idyllic woodland setting, packed full of family-friendly adventures for thrill-seekers, in the middle of the Conwy Valley. Speed through the trees on a toboggan on the UK’s only alpine coaster, bounce through the Treetop Nets (Europe’s longest net walkway) and zip through the forest on 22 zip lines with spectacular views of the valley.

Book online

  • Where: Zip World Fforest, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0HX

  • When: every day

  • Cost: dependent on activity

The Great Easter EGGsperience at Manorafon Farm Park

There’s an egg hunt in wonderland at Manorafon Farm Park, Abergele, this Easter. Meet Alice and claim a chocolate treat. Plant carrot seeds and go through the rabbit hole to meet the Easter Bunny. Have tea with the Mad Hatter or get creative in the egg dipping tent!

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  • Where: Manorafon Farm Park, Llanddulas Road, Abergele, Conwy, LL22 8ET

  • When: 1st–9th April 2023

  • Cost: £16.95 for children and £12.95 for adults

South & West Wales

A Taste of West Wales: Spring Festival

Celebrate the food, drink, arts and crafts, artisans and makers of Wales and the Borders at the Botanic Garden’s Spring Festival. There will be fun for all the family, with music, archery and circus activities.

More information

  • Where: National Botanic Garden of Wales, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HN

  • When: 1st–2nd April 2023

  • Cost: normal garden admission: from £6.75 for children (5–17) and £13.75 for adults. Under 5s go free

Children’s Activity Day at St Davids Bishop’s Palace

Take part in a fun trail to find the baby animals at St Davids Bishop’s Palace. Find their names in a word search and decorate your own fence.

More information

  • Where: St Davids Bishop’s Palace, High Street, St Davids, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6PE

  • When: 7th–11th April 2023

  • Cost: included in standard admission (£3.60 for children and £5 for adults)

Easter Fun at Caerphilly Castle

Enjoy the special seasonal activities at Caerphilly Castle this Easter. Hunt for eggs around the castle, make your own greetings card and get stuck in with colouring-in.

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  • Where: Caerphilly Castle, Castle Street, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, CF83 1JD

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: standard admission prices (£7.50 for children aged 5–17 and £10.60 for adults)

His Dark Materials: behind-the-scenes in Swansea

Visit the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and go behind the scenes of the BBC and HBO’s multi-award-winning adaptation of His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. See costumes, concept art, visual effects footage, props and more from across all three seasons.

Find out more

  • Where: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road, Swansea, SA1 5DZ

  • When: exhibition ends on 23rd April 2023

  • Cost: free

Out of this World Easter at Raglan Castle

Join in with some out-of-this-world fun at Raglan Castle, a Welsh fortress-palace transformed into a regal residence. Discover the blue police box that’s causing a stir, meet otherworldly creatures, and see performances from Hieronymus – the hippopotamus on wheels.

More information

  • Where: Raglan Castle, Castle Road, Raglan, Monmouthshire, NP15 2BT

  • When: 9th and 10th April 2023

  • Cost: standard admission (£6.10 for children and £8.70 for adults)

The Big Museum Easter Trail

Become an Easter detective at St Fagans National Museum of History! Complete a cute craft to become a detective bunny, then set off on your way to search for bunny friends hiding around the museum. There are three egg-citing challenges to complete.

Book tickets

  • Where: St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff, CF5 6XB

  • When: 7th–10th April, 10am–3pm

  • Cost: £4 per trail. You can complete one as a family or buy one trail for each person.

West Midlands

Birmingham and surrounding areas

Easter egg hunts at Wightwick Manor and Gardens

Visit Wightwick Manor and Gardens and treat your whole family to a world of adventure. Take to the Easter trail and get involved in nature-inspired activities.

More information

  • Where: Wightwick Manor and Gardens, Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 8EE

  • When: 1st–10th April 2023

  • Cost: £3 per trail, plus standard admission

Easter Eggstravaganza at Selly Manor

Hop on down to Selly Manor for activities inspired by Peter Rabbit, Miss Tiggywinkle, Jeremy Fisher and friends. Take part in a traditional egg hunt, play dress up in the Tudor manor, create Easter-themed crafts and join play games in the Selly Manor garden.

Book online

  • Where: Selly Manor, Maple Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 2AE

  • When: 3rd–14th April 2023

  • Cost: £3 for children, £5 for adults

Easter Fun at Cadbury World

Join Mr Cadbury’s Parrot on a swashbuckling adventure at Cadbury World – home of the UK’s most-loved chocolate. Help the parrot find the golden egg in a brand new live show and explore the museum to find out how chocolate is made.

More information

  • Where: Cadbury World, 69 Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1JR

  • When: 7th–10th April 2023

  • Cost: from £18.95 per person

Easter at Cadbury World

Explore Coding at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

Children aged 5–11 are invited to explore coding in a non-digital way. Get hands-on and creative with Makey Makey equipment and coding mats.

Find out more

  • Where: Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG

  • When: 3rd–14th April 2023, weekdays only

  • Cost: included with standard admission (£8.25 for children and £17.05 for adults)

The Great LEGO Race VR Experience

Buckle up and enjoy the UK’s only LEGO VR experience! Immerse yourself in virtual, brick-built racing LEGO cars against several LEGO Minifigure competitors to try and become the next champion.

More information

  • Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham, Arena, King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2AA

  • When: every day from 10am until 6pm

  • Cost: £7 per person in addition to the attraction ticket


Community Easter Fair at Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall

This community fair has something for the whole family to enjoy, including an RSPCA dog show, Easter treasure trail, chocolate tombola, over 30 gift and craft stalls, a food truck and pop-up cafe, and a bouncy castle.

More info

  • Where: Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall, Pontrilas Road, Ewyas Harold, HR2 0EL

  • When: 2nd April 2023, 11am–3pm

  • Cost: Free

Egg hunt at the Weir Garden

Get outdoors this Easter and enjoy a springtime adventure through the riverside garden. The adventure trail will be made up of 10 fun-filled trail points, with nature-themed games and activities to entertain the whole family.

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  • Where: The Weir Garden, Swainshill, Hereford, HR4 7QF

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023, 10.30am–4pm

  • Cost: £3 per trail plus standard admission (£3.50 for children, £7 for adults)

Pysanky workshop – learn to decorate eggs Ukrainian-style

This family-friendly craft workshop will show you how to decorate eggs with hot beeswax and dye them in beautiful colours in the traditional Ukrainian style. All profits will be donated to a charity supporting Ukrainian refugees in Herefordshire.

Learn more

  • Where: Saint Peter's Square, St Peter’s House, Hereford, HR1 2DL

  • When: 8th April 2023, 2pm–4pm

  • Cost: £6.13 for children, £11.55 for adults


All Wrapped Up! Blists Hill Victorian Town

Take a chocolate-themed trail around Blists Hill Victorian Town and find out all about the story of chocolate. Look for your favourite chocolate bars in old adverts and print your own personalised chocolate bar wrapper on a printing press to take home.

Find out more

  • Where: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Legges Way, Telford, Shropshire, TF7 5UD

  • When: 2nd–16th April 2023

  • Cost: included in the admission charge (£14 for children and £23.50 for adults)

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Fairy Tale Easter at Park Hall

Celebrate a fairy-tale Easter at Park Hall this year. Get involved in the Alice in Wonderland Egg Hunt, meet and greet Alice and the White Rabbit, cheer on your favourite bunny in the Easter Bunny Race and much more.

More information

  • Where: Park Hall Farm, Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4AS

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: all-day tickets available from £12.95 per person

RAF Museum Midlands

Be amazed by the huge array of aircraft and displays on offer at RAF Museum Midlands, voted visitor attraction of the year in 2022 by the West Midlands Tourism Awards. Experience the flight simulator, sit in the cockpit of a real Jet Provost, and explore the exhibitions in the giant hangars.

Find out more

  • Where: RAF Museum Midlands, Lysander Avenue, Cosford, Shropshire, TF11 8UP

  • When: open every day from 10am to 5pm

  • Cost: free – experiences may cost extra


Easter Eggstravaganza at the National Forest Adventure Farm

Easter fun on the farm! Follow the woodland trail (or take the tractor ride) to meet the Easter Bunny. Take part in brand new activities such as super sand art, shortbread decorating and egg-citing magic shows for all the family!

Info and booking

  • Where: Postern House Farm, Postern Road, Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 9SJ

  • When: 1st–14th April 2023, 10am–5.30pm

  • Cost: £15.99 per person

Easter Fun Day Family Rave at Keele University

A family-friendly indoor festival with three hours of music, dance, fun and games. Guest DJs will play the very best old skool rave, club classics and modern anthems on a dance floor of giant balloons, bubbles and confetti. Easter-themed fancy dress is welcomed. There will also be face painting, an Easter craft area, soft play, and a parachute dance finale!

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  • Where: Keele University Students’ Union, Keele Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 5BJ

  • When: 2nd April 2023, 1pm–4pm

  • Cost: £8 for children, £10.15 for adults

Steam Train Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Climb aboard a steam train and travel through the stunning Staffordshire countryside. Sip on a nice cup of tea (or juice), nibble on royal treats, and join the fun and games as you are fully immersed in the stories of Wonderland. Told by beloved characters including the Mad Hatter and March Hare, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Queen of Hearts, and of course Alice herself.

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  • Where: departing from Kingsley & Froghall Station, ST10 2HA

  • When: 7th–10th April 2023, departing at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm

  • Cost: £15 for children, £22 for adults

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Trentham Monkey Forest Easter Egg Quiz Trail

An Easter egg trail for your little monkeys to enjoy. Ask for the Easter activity sheet at the kiosk. Have fun searching for hidden eggs around the monkey forest, and be in with a chance of winning a cuddly Barbary macaque mascot!

Book tickets

  • Where: Trentham Estate, Stone Rd, Tittensor, Stoke-on-Trent ST12 9HR

  • When: 27th March – 9th April 2023

  • Cost: £8 for children, £10 for adults


Easter Adventure Quest at Kenilworth Castle

Take part in this cracking adventure quest at Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden. Explore the grounds to hunt for clues and challenges and discover traditional Easter games. Track down the Easter eggs and you’ll be rewarded with an adventurer’s certificate and a tasty chocolate treat.

Learn more

  • Where: Castle Green, off Castle Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1NG

  • When: 1st–6th and 11th–16th April, 10am–5pm

  • Cost: £2 for the quest, plus normal ticket price (children from £8.60, adults from £14.50, free for under 5s and English Heritage members)

Egg Hunt at the British Motor Museum

Come to the British Motor Museum, pick up an Easter basket and search high and low for the eggs hidden among the world’s largest collection of historic British cars. When you have collected six different-coloured eggs, claim your reward!

Learn more and book

  • Where: British Motor Museum, Banbury Road, Gaydon, CV35 0BJ

  • When: 7th–10th April

  • Cost: standard museum ticket price (£9 for children, £14.50 for adults, free for under 5s)

Spring Spectacular at Hatton Adventure World

Hatton Adventure World’s Spring Spectacular programme is back this Easter. The farm will be packed with baby animals: piglets, lambs, chicks and goat kids. Wait patiently and you might even witness a birth! For the thrill seekers, there are outdoor funfair rides, and the opportunity to cheer on your favourite sheep in the Grand National Sheep Race.

More info

  • Where: Hatton Country World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick CV35 8XA

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £16.95 per person, free for members and under 2s

Spring Spectacular at Hatton Adventure World


Easter adventure quest at Witley Court

Head on over to Witley Court for a cracking adventure quest. Explore the grounds and gardens to hunt for clues and challenges and discover traditional Easter games. Go nature spotting in the grounds, watch the legendary Perseus and Andromeda fountain, and explore the wilderness play area.

Find out more

  • Where: Witley Court and Gardens, Worcester Road, Great Witley, Worcestershire, WR6 6JT

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £2 per quest, plus standard admission

Easter at the West Midland Safari Park

Visit the West Midland Safari Park this Easter for egg-stra exciting activities. Join Bramble Bunny’s 50th Birthday Bas and find the giant colourful animal eggs. Experience plenty of fascinating animal shows and encounters, including the Land of the Living Dinosaurs, Penguin Cove, Red Panda Retreat and Tiger Tropics.

More information

  • Where: West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1LF

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: standard park admission (tickets start at £22 per person)

Hunt for the Golden Egg at Bodenham Arboretum

Look out for the Easter bunnies and chicks at Bodenham Arboretum and follow the clues to find the golden egg. Booking includes access to the arboretum and farmyard, with over 5 miles of woodland walks and local donkeys.

More information

  • Where: Bodenham Arboretum, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 5TB

  • When: 29th March – 16th April 2023

  • Cost: £3.50–£6.50 per ticket or £18 for group tickets

Yorkshire and The Humber

East Riding of Yorkshire

Breakfast with the Mad Hatter at Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre

Have breakfast with the Mad Hatter for a morning the full family can enjoy! Choose a tasty breakfast (veggie options available), be entertained with magic and balloon modelling by the Mad Hatter himself, and you’ll even get to the meet the Easter Bunny for a photo! There’s also a free Easter trail with a treat at the end.

Book here

  • Where: Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre, 324 Hull Road, Woodmansey, Beverley, HU17 0RU.

  • When: 11th, 13th and 14th April 2023

  • Cost: £12.95 for children, £9.95 for adults

Craft Clubs at the Crafty Cat Play Cafe

Does your child like to be creative? Come and learn new skills and have fun at these afternoon craft workshops! Sessions are running throughout the Easter holidays. Learn to make slime, shrinkie jewellery and keyrings, dreamcatchers and wreaths, jumping bunnies or crazy caterpillars, to name a few.

Book here

  • Where: 272 Hull Road, Anlaby Common, HU4 7RR

  • When: various dates

  • Cost: from £6.95

Easter Adventures at William’s Den

William’s Den is an adventure play centre offering wide open spaces and wonderful views. Children can explore to their hearts’ content and connect with nature. There are all kinds of activities in store this Easter, including a celebrity egg hunt, meet the Easter Bunny, and design in Carrot Corner.

Learn more

  • Where: William's Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £12.95 per person, free for under 2s

Easter at William's Den

Easter Egg Hunt at Burton Agnes Hall

Take part in an egg hunt with a difference. There are 25 huge hand-carved and painted wooden eggs hidden in the woodland and your task is to find them all. An Easter trail of eight boards will take you around the magnificent grounds of the hall, solving clues and learning about the history of this seasonal celebration.

Learn more

  • Where: Burton Agnes Hall, Rudston Road, Burton Agnes, Driffield YO25 4NB

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £8 for children, £14 for adults, free for under 4s

North Yorkshire

Dino-Roar Adventures at Lightwater Valley

Meet the newest member of the Lightwater family – REX the Valleysaurus! Get involved in dino face painting and egg painting and navigate 18 holes of Jurassic adventure golf.

Find out more

  • Where: Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT

  • When: 25th March – 1st May 2023

  • Cost: £26.50 for 90cm+, free admission for people under 90cm

Easter Adventure at Mother Shipton’s

Discover a world of whimsical wonders this Easter at Mother Shipton’s – England’s Oldest Tourist Attraction. Look out for giant eggs, peep inside tiny bunny houses, and explore the brand new Easter Bunny Tipi Trail.

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  • Where: Mother Shipton’s Cave, Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8DD

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £33 for admission and parking (includes 5 people in 1 car). £12 per additional car passenger

Easter at Birchfield Family Dairies

Hunt down the woodland clues at Birchfield Family Dairies to find a chocolate prize. Join in for an array of fun and activities – feed the new lambs, have a go on the go-karts and bounce around on the bouncy castle.

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  • Where: Birchfield Family Dairies, Oakmount House, Birchfield Farm, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4JS

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £7.95 for children (aged 2 and over), £6.95 for adults

Visit Scarborough Castle

Explore the fascinating history and ancient ruins of Scarborough Castle – one of the finest historic sites in North Yorkshire. Hunt for clues and challenges and discover traditional Easter games in the castle grounds.

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  • Where: Scarborough Castle, Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £2 per adventure quest, plus normal admission

South Yorkshire

Easter Lambing at Cannon Hall Farm

The lambs are due to arrive just in time for the spring holidays at Cannon Hall Farm. Book a visit and enjoy a multitude of seasonal activities, including daily talks from the farmers, sheep and ferret racing and bottle-feeding demonstrations.

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  • Where: Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Crowthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: £11.95 per person

Spring Spectacular at Gulliver’s Valley

Join the Easter Bunny and Candy Crew for antics and adventures at Gulliver’s Valley. Walk through the interactive Candy Forest and take part in brand-new family games and attractions.

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  • Where: Gulliver’s Valley, Mansfield Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26 5QW

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: park tickets start at £21 per person (free for people under 90cm)

To the Rescue! National Emergency Services Museum

Visit the National Emergency Services Museum for a jam-packed Easter weekend of fun and celebrate the everyday superheroes of the emergency services. Join the Easter hunt around the museum and see if you have the superhero skills to solve the clues.

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  • Where: National Emergency Services Museum, The Old Police/Fire Station, West Bar, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8PT

  • When: 7th–10th April 2023

  • Cost: £7.50 for children, £9.50 for adults

The Wildest Wizard of Oz at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Journey down the yellow brick road this Easter at Yorkshire Wildlife Park for a magical day in Oz! Watch live shows featuring your favourite characters from the film, explore seven distinct lands (and over 475 unique animals) and enjoy fairground rides.

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  • Where: Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Yorkshire Hive, Hurst Lane, Auckley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3HQ

  • When: 1st–3rd April 2023

  • Cost: from £20.99 for children and £24.99 for adults

The Wildest Wizard of Oz

West Yorkshire

Eye Spy: Easter at Thackray Museum of Medicine

Take part in eye-opening activities for all the family. With your museum ticket this Easter you can sleuth your way around the museum on a special Eye Spy trail. Get crafty designing your very own Victorian optical illusions and make your own thaumatrope to take home. If you have a budding surgeon in the family, you can dissect a real-life eyeball with the help of medical experts!

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  • Where: Thackray Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: museum entry: £8.95 for children, £11.95 for adults, free for under 5s. Family discounts available. Eyeball dissection workshop is an additional £12 per group.

Medieval Easter at the Royal Armouries Museum

Charge down to the museum this Easter and enjoy a full programme of events and activities inspired by the challenging life of the knights in the Middle Ages. Every day you’ll be able to watch warriors showcase their combat skills with swords and axes. You can also have a go at wielding some whopping great swords yourself, and try your hand at archery.

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  • Where: Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT

  • When: 1st–6th and 11th–16th April 2023, 10am–5pm

  • Cost: free

Rapunzel the Hair-larious Easter Panto Adventure at Victoria Theatre

Join Easter panto favourites Wally, Dame Dolly and Fairy Tale as they embark on a quest to break an enchantment that keeps Rapunzel locked away in her tower. But the wicked sorceress Gothel has other plans for Rapunzel and her ever-lengthening hair! Will Rapunzel escape?

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  • Where: Victoria Theatre, Fountain Street, Halifax, HX1 1BP

  • When: 22nd April 2023, 3pm and 7pm

  • Cost: family ticket £18

The Wild Escape at the National Coal Mining Museum

Lots is happening this Easter at the National Coal Mining Museum. Make a model of Sparky the canary and see what exciting plants and animals he discovers as he flies through the site. Older children can create a fossil trinket dish or a canary cage memo board, while learning how canaries helped to keep miners safe underground.

See what’s on

  • Where: National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH

  • When: 1st–16th April 2023

  • Cost: some activities free, others £5

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