Easter events for families

Three children sitting on a treestump in the woodland of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire

Spring is finally here, it’s the perfect time to get the whole family together to discover the sights, smells and sounds of the season. Whether you’re after things to do with the kids or somewhere to shelter from the April showers, there’s plenty to get stuck into over the 2019 Easter holidays.

Lady bottle feeding a lamb

Unleash your wild side

Nature is waking up after winter, which makes it the perfect time to discover the secret worlds of plants and animals with some outdoor activities. How about joining a ranger at Sheringham Park in Norfolk to learn how to track animals via their paw prints (and poo)? For a real spring treat head to Wallington in Northumberland where you’ll get to meet this year’s lambs and even get to help to bottle-feed them.

Young boy planting seeds

Get stuck in to Easter crafts

We all like to get creative every now and then, and luckily nature provides some of the best crafting materials around. At Nymans in West Sussex you can try activities like bark rubbing and making leaf crowns. If you’re up for getting dirt under your fingernails then head to Canons Ashby where you can create big muddy seed bombs to lob across the parkland. Eventually they'll grow into wildflowers that will help insects and other animals to thrive.

Children learning new skills at the Apprentice House

Travel back in time

There’s plenty on offer for the history buffs among you this Easter. At Quarry Bank in Cheshire you can discover the importance of playtime by stepping into the shoes of the children who used to work in the mill, and were rarely allowed to run around outside or play games with friends. Fancy going further back in time? Why not visit Bodiam Castle where you can try your medieval skills with a bow and arrow – just like Robin Hood.

Mother and Daughter looking at wildflowers in a meadow

Find Easter events near you 

From nature trails to crafty workshops and scavenger hunts, there’s no shortage of activities to keep the whole family happy this Easter. Where will your adventures take you?