Easter weekend is a wonderful time to gather together with your nearest and dearest. Many of us are eagerly looking forward to the four day weekend and it’s a great chance to get away without eating into your precious annual leave. There are hundreds of events taking place across the UK throughout the Easter weekend so we’ve hand-picked a few of the best for you.
1. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Location: Across the UK
Cadbury and the National Trust are teaming up for Easter to offer some wonderfully fun days out for the whole family. National Trust sites across the UK will be putting on plenty of Easter-themed events, including Easter egg hunts with Cadbury’s chocolate. So gather your family and find your closest Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt!
2. The Easter Eggspress at GWSR
Location: Gloucestershire and Warwickshire
The Easter Eggspress has it all; a scenic train ride, Easter crafts and Easter treats. On Monday 13th April 2019 jump on the train at Cheltenham Racecourse, Toddington or Broadway Station and ride through gorgeous Cotswolds countryside to Winchcombe. There will be plenty of arts & crafts and family activities for your little ones to enjoy.
3. York Chocolate Festival
Calling all chocolate lovers! York Chocolate Festival is returning this Easter, bringing you plenty of fun and chocolatey goodness. Not only will you be able to explore the beautiful medieval city of York, but you’ll also be able to enjoy all sorts of delicious chocolate treats. For us at Snaptrip, it’s definitely up there as one of the best ways to spend the four day weekend.
4. Easter Duck Trail at WWT Marton Mere Wetland Centre
For some family-friendly fun during the Easter holidays, head to Marton Mere Wetland Centre in Lancashire between Saturday 4th April and Sunday 19th April 2020. Track down the missing yellow ducks and be in with a chance of winning a tasty prize. There are crafts indoors to enjoy too, just in case the weather isn’t in your favour.
It’s best to note that you’ll need to pay the admission fee to enter Marton Mere Wetland Centre. However, you can buy tickets online well in advance to avoid any disappointment. The family ticket prices begin at £30 – a bargain if you ask us!
5. Easter Fair
Location: Southampton Common
Every year Southampton Common hosts a cracking Easter fair, full of thrilling fairground rides and Easter activities. You’ll find rides for all the family here, from inflatable slides to dodgems and a ghost train. It’s a great way to keep the kids entertained and you can explore the vibrant town of Southampton too.
The Easter Fair is coming to Southampton Common from Thursday 18th to Sunday 28th April 2019. There will be rides for all the family, from inflatable slides to dodgems and a ghost train. It’s a great way to keep the kids entertained and you can explore the vibrant town of Southampton too.
6. The Passion of Jesus
The annual performance of The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square on Good Friday is a great way to begin the weekend of Easter 2020. Watch 100 actors bring the biblical story to life, with an incredible performance right in the heart of London. What’s more, the event is completely free. Even if you’re not religious, this is a great way to learn more about the roots of the Easter celebrations.
7. Holiday Fun at Gallery Oldham
Wondering what to do with the kids during the Easter holidays? Why not take them down to Gallery Oldham in Manchester. Here you’ll find plenty of fun activities taking place, including arts and crafts, and face painting. The best bit? It’s all free (apart from the face painting which is £2 a go). The activities will be running on Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th, Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th of April, from 1pm to 4pm. Don’t miss out on all the Easter fun!
8. The Giants Easter Hunt
For a larger than life Easter, why not take the kids to The Giants Easter Hunt, over in the famous Clifton Observatory, in the hip seaside city of Bristol? Search the Giants Cave and Camera Obscura for the clues which will lead you all to an exciting Easter surprise. We couldn’t think of a better way to make Easter Sunday truly special for the little ones.
9. Easter Antiques Fair 2020
If Easter egg hunts and fluffy bunnies really aren’t your thing, you’ll be delighted to know that there are some alternative events happening this Easter, so you can still make use of the bank holiday after all.
If you’re the kind of person who loves bagging a bargain and picking up some beautiful and unique pieces in the process, then head to Easter Antiques Fair in Peterborough. The fair will be taking place from Friday 10th April to Saturday 11th April 2020 and is one of the largest antique events in the whole of the UK.