If contemplating the two-week Easter school holidays has you anything but egg-cited (sorry – there’s a lot more where that came from…!) then you need to read our guide to the best Easter days out on a budget. We’ve hunted down the egg hunts that can’t be missed, farmyard friends just waiting to be fussed and energetic activities to keep even the most egg-citable bouncing bunnies entertained this Easter (8 – 22 April 2019 for most of the UK but check your local dates as it does differ).
Egg-streme Easter at Twinlakes Park, Leicestershire
This year the park is hosting its BIGGEST ever egg hunt, with a chocolate prize for each child, a 2-storey ‘Easter bunny grotto’ and much more. The whole experience costs just £6 and no child will leave without a gift. Book tickets in advance to make sure you get the best price.
Bouncing Bunnies at Rush Trampoline Parks, Birmingham or High Wycombe
Aimed at making trampolining cool and fun for everyone from tots to teens to mums and dads, this 35,000 square ft trampoline park is hosting a special Toddler Easter Egg Hunt (£3pp) alongside the usual bounce sessions (prices start from £8). Book early for Buy One Get One Half Price open jump sessions on Easter Monday. Tickets and more info here.
Easter at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, West Midlands (22nd – 26th April 2019)
This hidden gem offers loads of Easter themed fun, starting with the annual Easter bonnet parade, arts, crafts and loads more on Easter Monday, days dedicated to the gardens’ animals (think frogs, snakes, snails and more), plus a special story time with Peter Rabbit on 24th April! Also running during the Easter break is the amazing Ice Age experience – the first ever outdoor animatronic experience featuring life-sized beasts with scenery and props recreating the Ice Age period.
Canal and River Trust Free Days Out guide
Wherever you are in the UK you’re bound to find canals and waterways that are ripe for exploring, but if you don’t know where to start or what there might be to entertain the kids on the way, download your FREE days out guide from the Trust and bingo – plenty of ideas for exploration and discovery on your doorstep! And a great way to work off all that chocolate…
Cadbury x National Trust Egg Hunts
Speaking of chocolate (well it is Easter, after all), famed chocolate makers Cadbury have teamed up with the National Trust to offer egg hunts in a variety of locations across the UK. Check out the website for details of the hunt happening near you.
Roarr Dinosaur Adventure meets Wonderland, Norfolk
Here’s an Easter mash up to boggle your minds – Alice the Wonderland meets the dinosaurs at the amazing Roarr Dinosaur Adventure park in Norfolk this Easter. The park includes indoor play, outdoor climbing, excavation trail and lots more. A truly unique take on the Easter experience! For more info and tickets head to their website.
Farmyard fun at Odds Farm, Buckinghamshire
Easter wouldn’t be the same without fluffy baby animals to melt the heart, and although we’re sure you have your own favourite local farm park, this award-winning attraction has everything you want from a farm visit plus the quirky and MOST unusual Easter Egg hunt in the country – the Quest for Carrots (really!) Plus, enjoy fun shows with the Oddsocks Family, Spring-themed arts, crafts and games. Children under 2 go free, 2-16-year-olds and adult tickets start at £10.95.
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I’ve heard about the Cadbury but never visited the place. Should give it a go next time. Thanks for all the ideas.