Ultimate Guide to the Easter Holidays
Not only are the days getting longer and the weather improving, we have some extra time off to enjoy the great outdoors! Whether you’ve got an Easter-tastic bank holiday weekend to plan or a whole two weeks of Easter school holidays, we’ve got ideas to keep you entertained.
National Trust: Easter Egg Hunts
Bring the whole family together for fun and nature-filled discoveries as you spot the first signs of spring at your local National Trust Easter egg hunt. Follow bunny’s clues to finish your adventure with a delicious, chocolatey treat.
English Heritage: Easter Adventure Quest
If you like the idea of becoming a valiant adventurer this Easter weekend look no further! Join English Heritage on the hunt for legendary dragon eggs in 16 locations across England. You’ll be accompanied by an intrepid character from the past as you crack the clues and claim your chocolate reward.
Crafts, from baskets to Easter bonnets, are a lovely way to keep the kids entertained during the Easter holidays. Although you could get the craft paper and glue out at home, there are several events available across the UK. So the kids can get messy without you having to worry too much about the clean up. Why not make a traditional Easter bonnet and take part in a parade / competition?
We all love indulging in delicious food at Easter; and where better to do this than at a Food Festival. Towns across the UK will be hosting an array of tasty treats over Easter weekend. Enjoy some of the country’s finest local produce, chocolates and beer.
Egg rolling is a fun and simple traditional Easter game. All you need is a hard boiled egg each; preferably painted. Take you eggs to a short hill and throw them down the hill repeatedly until your egg cracks. See the map below for some traditional egg rolling hills.
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Kids love a trip to the farm, and when better to go than at Easter. Farms across the UK are holding extra events this Easter including egg hunts, crafts, lamb feeding, a chance to hold a chick and face painting. All of this is in addition to the usual fun-filled farm activities.
Spring is here and the flowers are blossoming; make the most of the beautiful flowers around the UK this Easter. The map below gives away some the best spots to find gorgeous springtime blossom, or make the most of the plentiful supply and try your hand at flower arranging.
Easter and springtime in general, is commonly associated with many young animals. So this year why not why not do some wildlife spotting of your own? It is a good time of year to spot both hares and rooks, so get your binoculars out and head into the great outdoors.
Throw a suitcase in the car and get away for a few days
There is nothing quite like a change of scene to refresh your mind, body and soul. With the frost melting away and the promise of new life breaking through this is a perfect time of year to explore a new part of the UK.