Easter events for families

Two girls looking through binoculars, lying in the grass

Over the Easter holidays we've got loads on to get everyone outside and exploring nature. From learning wild survival skills to helping feed new-born lambs, there are loads of family-friendly events going on at the special places we look after.

Border collie sheepdog 'holding' a ewe and lamb

Spring lamb talks at Arlington Court, Devon, 3 – 17 April 

Head down to Arlington Court this Easter to meet a new flock of spring lambs and enjoy a talk from a local farmer. Find out more about rearing sheep and how they help the Arlington estate thrive.

children running through long grass in Knightshayes parkland with view of the mansion behind them.

Easter holiday family fun at Knightshayes, Devon, 1 - 13 April 

How much do you know about what hides in the garden and woods at Knightshayes? This Easter you can find out about the wild and wonderful animals that might be living here, and in your back garden too. From mammals to creepy crawlies, there’s so much to discover.

Learn wild survival skills such as den building

Survival skills at Wray Castle, Cumbria, 8, 13, 20 & 22 April 

Have an outdoor adventure with Wray Castle’s rangers as you learn basic survival skills in the woods. Find out how to build a shelter and cook on a campfire. And try out other '50 things' activities such as bird watching and tracking wild animals.

A line of re-enactors dressed as soldiers from the Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo at Ickworth, Suffolk, 8 - 9 April 

This Easter the Battle of Waterloo comes to Ickworth. Join in the fun as they take over the grounds with authentic camps, training, processions and formations, concluding with a re-enactment of the grand battle itself. There’s lots of fun for all the family with kids’ drill workshops and living history demonstrations.

Children use bird-spotter binoculars at Morden Hall Park Garden Centre

Quacky Races at Morden Hall Park, London, 6 April 

One of Morden Hall Park's favourite traditions is back. For £1.50 you'll be able to borrow a duck to race down the river, and win a very special medal. You can also make a banner to cheer your duck on from the sidelines. Will your duck be the fastest?

Two boys are adding kindling to a campfire

Back to Nature at Attingham Park, Shropshire, 11 & 18 April 

Leave the screens at home this Easter and join the Wildlife Survival School for an hour of fun around the campfire. Kids will get to hand-craft something to take home. Keep the adventurous spirit alive and head out to explore the Attingham Park grounds after.

Childern discovering a crab in a rockpool

Rock pool rummage at Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, 13 April 

Learn about the creatures that live in the nooks and crannies of our coastline on a rock pool rummage. You’ll find loads of creatures, including amazing anemones, crazy crabs and funny fish.

Lady bottle feeding a lamb

Lambing Shed Live at Wallington, Northumberland, 8 - 17 April 

Take a scenic walk through the Wallington Estate to Broomhouse Farm where you can get a close-up experience of lambing. Take a guided tour of the lambing shed and visit the ‘lamb hospital' to see how the farmers look after new-borns in intensive care. You can even help with bottle feeding.

Child enjoys bird watching

Spring time birds at Newtown National Nature Reserve, Isle of Wight, 18 - 22 April 

Take a short guided family walk around the meadows and woods and discover which birds are making their nests in Newtown this spring. Afterwards, have a go at making your own bird nest.