Top places for family fun this Easter

It’s Easter once again and spring has truly sprung. With the weather improving by the day and the outdoors bursting back into life, what better way to spend Easter than hopping along to some eggstraordinary outdoor events with the whole family? There is plenty going on up and down the UK this year, and this blog has highlighted just a few of the unique days out on offer to celebrate your Easter with. To learn more about each event featured, follow the links to the event website.

 

Medieval Eggstravaganza Weekend at Denbigh Castle

This medieval fortress can be found in the charming town of Denbigh, Wales. The castle's rich history dates back to the 13th century and throughout the centuries, the castle has been the site of many battles and sieges, playing an important role in Welsh history.

Today, Denbigh Castle is a popular tourist attraction that draws visitors from all over the world. It is renowned for its impressive architecture, stunning views, and rich cultural heritage. The castle also serves as a venue for various events and activities, including concerts, theatre performances, and historical reenactments. On Easter weekend 2024, it’s going all out, with the Easter Eggstravaganza!

Visitors on the first and last day (Friday 29th March & Monday 1st April) will have the chance to take part in the egg hunt! Where the castle grounds will be littered with colourful eggs to find. The first 300 children to be successful will win a chocolate prize.

Those who visit on Saturday or Sunday (30th & 31st) have the chance to see the Princes Retinue Medieval Living History Group. A group of experienced reenactors who use the castle as a backdrop to bring history to life with costumes, medieval tents, combat shows, have-a-go-archery and more. All set to medieval music from the troubadour band, The Whipperginnies!

https://cadw.gov.wales/easter-eggstravaganza

 

Smithills Farm's Amazing Egg Hunt

For those in the northwest, there are Easter events taking place at Smithills Farm near Bolton this year that families won't want to miss. The events will be held on Saturday 23rd March, Sunday 24th March, and then Friday 29th March until Monday 1st April. Admission includes the standard farm admission fee, plus an additional £4 per child for the egg hunt.

Along with the Easter egg hunt will also be plenty of activities for children to enjoy, including special Easter egg prizes and Easter teddy bears for each child who participates, sweets and chocolates to indulge in, the chance to win other prizes and gifts, and the opportunity to take pictures with the Easter Bunny and Easter Chick. On top of all this, Smithills Farm has a wide selection of animals to see too. From farmyard favourites like cows, pigs, goats, sheep and donkeys. To the less usual llamas, owls, meerkats, skunks and deer. And rabbits of course!

This is a great day out for families to celebrate Easter outdoors and have fun with exciting activities and delicious treats. Be sure to mark your calendar and take part in the festivities at Smithills Farm!

https://www.smithillsopenfarm.co.uk/come-and-join-the-fun-this-easter/

 

Tynemouth Park Maze Easter Egg Hunt

To the Northeast where the coastal town of Tynemouth has a park which offers visitors a heaps of recreational activities amidst natural beauty. The park features expansive green spaces, playgrounds with swings and slides, and winding walking paths. It's a perfect place for families and friends to unwind and enjoy quality time together. Additionally, the park boasts miniature golf courses that can provide entertainment for all ages.

This Spring the park also has Easter festivities galore! From March 23rd to April 1st, you can immerse yourself in an exciting Easter Egg Hunt within the park hedgerow maze that promises fun for the whole family! Embark on a challenge to uncover where the mischievous Easter Bunny has hidden all the eggs, with the helping hand of other characters. The event includes an egg hunt and a delightful Easter egg prize for participants. There’ll be photo opportunities to remember the day with. Plus, ice cream to sweeten the experience even further! With half-hour intervals running from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, make sure to join in on the Easter fun at Tynemouth Park for a memorable Easter celebration.

https://www.tynemouthpark.com/events/tynemouth-park-maze-easter-egg-hunt-2024-copy/

 

Easter Family Treasure Hunt and Leeds Castle

Another historical setting for the fun, this time at Leeds Castle in Kent. This Easter, from March 29th to April 14th, 2024! Take a journey along a picturesque trail filled with captivating interactive installations and vibrant Easter displays. Test your wits as you solve the treasure hunt challenges that await! Encounter live characters throughout the trail and discover treasures belonging to the various animals that call the castle grounds home. The adventure culminates in a thrilling race to unlock the treasure chest and reunite castle mascots Boots and Danny with their cherished treasure.

To take part in the egg hunt at Leeds Castle, you'll need to purchase a trail card for £2.50 per child. This includes a chocolate prize. Don't forget to bring along a pencil to complete your trail booklet and make the most of this amazing quest to discover the hidden treasures of the castle. Get ready for an unforgettable Easter experience!

This Easter quest at Leeds Castle promises fun for all ages, with surprises, laughter, and the possibility of encountering some friendly creatures along the way. Leeds Castle offers live performers and egg-citing experiences over the entire Easter holidays.

https://leeds-castle.com/events/easter-at-leeds-castle/

 

Easter Eggstravaganza at West Midlands Safari Park

West Midlands Safari Park is getting ready for a BIG Easter celebration from March 23rd to April 7th, 2024, called the Easter Eggstravaganza. Families are invited to join in the festivities and enjoy a range of themed activities suitable for all ages. One of the highlights of the event are the Easter Egg Hunts, where visitors can participate in the search for hidden eggs while enjoying all the park's attractions. Guests will also get the chance to meet Bramble Bunny, who will be making appearances throughout the day to greet visitors, play games, and even take selfies. For those feeling lucky, Bramble will be hosting Bramble's Big Giveaway every day at 3 pm, offering the chance to win exciting prizes such as retail vouchers, VIP experiences, Annual Passes, and even Lodge stays. Put your guessing skills to the test with the Guess the Number of Eggs Competition. By estimating the number of eggs inside a giant egg located in the Discovery Trail, participants could win an overnight stay in a Safari Lodge for up to four people.

There’ll be chances to learn about penguin conservation efforts during Penguin Pledges, where they can make pledges to support the Global Penguin Society and receive a sticker as a token of appreciation! Of course, no visit to West Midlands Safari Park would be complete without experiencing the various animal shows and encounters, as well as the four-mile Safari Drive-through.

The WMSF Easter Eggstravaganza promises to be an event filled with fun activities, educational experiences, and opportunities to create lasting memories with family and friends. So, gather the family and embark on an unforgettable adventure at West Midlands Safari Park this Easter!

https://www.wmsp.co.uk/events-detail/easter-eggstravaganza

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