Easter fun and adventure

A wooden bunny face sculpture

A visit to the gorge is always exciting and the full gorge is now open for the season. This includes the Devil’s Cauldron pothole and the path following the course of the River Lyd which tumbles and crashes through ravines and over waterfalls.

Between Friday 30 March and Sunday 15 April the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt will be running daily 10am-4.30pm. It’s up to you and your family to track down the Easter bunny and his animal friends, a chocolatey treat will be waiting for you at the end. There will also be an additional trail taking you into the gorge on one of our short walks, which will help you to discover more about the trees that grow in the gorge. 

On Thursday 5 April, 10.30am-1.30pm, pop in to make a home for bugs that you can put up in your own garden to encourage friendly bugs to visit, £2 per person.

Some finished bug homes ready for the garden
Example bug homes and the tools needed to make them
Some finished bug homes ready for the garden

On Monday 9 April, 10.30am-1.30pm, stop off to launch a bottle rocket, using just the power of water, before you go on a walk in the gorge to see how this same power has carved the gorge out of solid rock. Not that the Dippers and Grey wagtails seem to notice this power. They are quite at home alongside the river, foraging for food.

A dipper ready to forage for food in the river
Dipper on rock in the river
A dipper ready to forage for food in the river

Can you make a funny bunny face out of wood? The rangers will be around on Friday 13 April to help and provide the tools and materials you need, 11am-1.30pm, £3 per sculpture.