10 Unique Easter Events To Try This YearMarch 31, 2021 • Get Outdoors
Easter is nearly here! We’re looking forward to that four day bank holiday weekend to spend with the family. Whilst lockdown measures are easing across the UK, restrictions mean we won’t be able to do everything we’ve done in previous years. However it doesn’t mean that Easter eggs are off the menu and there’s still plenty of things to do for families living under one roof.
We’ve put together 10 brilliant ideas to try virtually and in various places around the country with your mini explorers and big adventurers! When you’re planning your Easter adventure, please bear in mind the government’s advice to minimise travel.
Cadbury has launched a new virtual Easter egg hiding experience where you can hide a digital Easter egg anywhere in the world for someone you love. Leave them a cryptic clue and once they find it they’ll get posted a real Cadbury’s Easter egg.
While we can’t visit farms to see the new spring lambs this year, Walby Farm Park in the Lake District have set up a camera in their sheep enclosure so you can watch the lambs live.
Join the National Trust at one of their properties for an Easter adventure in nature. Discover the family-friendly trail with fun activities and earn a chocolate reward at the end.
When: From 29 March
Where: Various National Trust properties around the UK
Join English Heritage on the hunt for dragon eggs! Crack the clues and claim a fantastic (delicious) reward.
When: Mon 29 March – Sun 18 April
Where: Various English Heritage sites around the UK
Looking for the perfect (Royal) Easter family day out? Head to Hampton Court Palace, the home and gardens of Henry VIII, look for Lindt Gold Bunny statues and pick up a Lindt chocolate treat!
When: Thurs 1 – Sun 18 April
Where: Hampton Court Palace, London
If you live near Marsh Farm in Essex, join the Giant Easter Egg Hunt where you’ll meet Easter characters, make some lovely Easter crafts and return home with a chocolate treat!
When: Mon 12 – Sun 18 April, Sat 24th & Sun 25th April
Where: Marsh Farm, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex
Kew Gardens will be celebrating Dennis’ birthday with all his Beanotown friends including an interactive story trail around the gardens. Along the way, you’ll discover some of the plant kingdom’s cleverest tricks and meet characters from the popular Beano comic and much-loved TV series Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed!
When: Wed 31 March – Sun 18 April
Where: Kew Gardens, London
Brand new for 2021, an exciting new 3D interactive trail starring Zog the lovable dragon has landed at Warwick Castle. Children will complete a number of tasks to earn stamps and have the chance to meet Zog.
When: Mon 12 April – Sun 5 September
Where: Warwick Castle, Warwick
Can you find all of the animals hiding in the grounds? Collect an activity sheet and follow the instructions to find which animal is where. At the end of the trail, hand it in for a yummy Easter treat!
When: Fri 2 – Sun 18 April
Where: Leonardslee Gardens, Horsham
Explore the gardens and estate to see the new Cornwall and Devon Longwool lambs frolicking in the paddocks and view the colourful Easter inspired decorations on the Cornish apple trees in the Orchard.
When: Fri 2 – Sun 18 April
Where: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St.Austell, Cornwall
Planning your own egg hunt in the house or garden? It’s a great way to keep little ones busy for an hour or so. If you’re hiding chocolate eggs just remember to make note of where you’ve hidden each one!