10 Fun Easter Events for Kids & Families in the UK

Easter events UK

Looking for something to do with the kids this Easter half term break? We have picked out 10 Fun Easter Events for Kids and Families in the UK for Easter 2018:

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#1. Science Festival at National Museum of Scotland


The whole family can enjoy sensational science at this year’s Science Festival at National Museum of Scotland March 31st to April 15th 2018, with drop-in events, bookable workshops and shows.

Easter events for kids and families in the UK

#2. Easter Brass Rubbing Trail

South West

House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey, Devon have a new Brass Rubbing Trail starting this Easter 2018 with special family events running from March 30th to April 2nd. The museum is free to visit and you can enjoy glass blowing demonstrations, marble runs, fairground mirrors and animated animals!

house of marbles brass rubbing trail Easter events for kids and families in the UK

#3. Princess Adventure at East Lancashire Railway

North East

Let it go, dig a little deeper and introduce your little princesses and knights to a whole new world of railway enchantment.

It’s all aboard the Fairytale Express on April 12th 2018 as your favourite characters join forces with the ELR for a mission to find the magical gems of Storybook Land before the evil villains find them and end everyone’s happy endings.

Sing along with our heroes as they use magic and mayhem to win the day, but they’ll only be able to do it with your help! Join our cast as they take you on a fantastical family day out that travels the length and breadth of the East Lancashire Railway.

The Princess Adventure will start and finish at Bury Bolton Street Station.

Fairytale Express Easter events for kids and families in the UK

#4. The Fools Day Festival, Beamish Hall

North East

Beamish Hall, Co Durham is to host a fun Fools Day Festival on April 1st and 2nd 2018. With adventure, mischief and mayhem promised for children of all ages! 

#5. Easter Egg Hunt at Birmingham Botanical Gardens


Celebrate Easter Sunday at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and take part in their Easter Hunt! As well as the Easter Hunt there will be The Chocolate Factory, Chocolate Workshop, Outdoor Games and face painting throughout the day – celebrate Spring in style!

They also have daily Easter Half Term Fun activities during the week before Easter weekend.

birmingham botanical gardens easter fun Easter events for kids and families in the UK

#6. Easter Egg Hunt at Paradise Park

South West

Paradise Park, Falmouth will have eggs aplenty this Easter 2018 with an Easter Egg Hunt daily from March 30th to April 15th, and hatching spring chickens. You can also enjoy a free flying bird show, the Jungle Barn and other fun activities during the Easter break.

Easter events for kids and families in the UK Paradise Park Easter Egg Hunt

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#7. Giant Easter Duck Hunt at London Wetland Centre


Spring is a wonderful time to visit WWT London Wetland Centre as new life is bursting out all around with babies, bugs and buds in abundance. But some of their ducklings have gone missing, can you help them find them? They have disguised themselves as the ducks that live here at the Centre, so follow the Easter GIANT duck trail around their beautiful nature reserve between March 30th and April 15th 2018 to discover where they are hiding. If you find them all you’ll win a chocolate prize!


Easter GIANT duck hunt Easter events for kids and families in the UK

#8. Easter Family Fun at Hever Castle

South East

For some magical family moments this Easter, hop through Hever Castle & Gardens on the trail of the Lindt Gold Bunny to earn an adorable miniature fluffy bunny. Enjoy family entertainment throughout the Easter holidays from March 24th to April 15th 2018 – sure to put a spring in everyone’s step.


Easter events for kids and families in the UK Hever Castle Lindt Easter Hunt

#9. Easter Hunt at St Fagans National History Museum


Join in the fun at St Fagan’s National History Museum this Easter with their Family Easter trail. Solve the riddles and follow the trail around the site, then it’s back to the start to claim your egg-citing prize!

No advance booking needed for this event – just turn up and pay on the day. Head to Kennixton Barn (the red house) to begin the trail.

Suitable for children age 4+ and £2.50 per child.

Then get close to nature and discover beech woodland and learn all about wildlife on their nature trail.

st fagans Easter events for kids and families in the UK

#10. Easter Quest at Leeds Castle

South East

See out clues hidden around the castle grounds and answer questions to receive a chocolate treat when you take the Easter Quest at Leeds Castle this Easter from March 30th to April 15th 2018.

Easter events for kids and families in the UK Leeds Castle


National Trust Easter Egg Hunts


Cadbury has partnered with The National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland to create Easter Egg trails at 300 locations across the country.

Every trail will start at Base Camp where they will receive their Eggsplorer Trail Journal containing their eggspedition trail map and clues so they stay on track. After successfully completing the trail each Eggsplorer will be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury Egghead.

Find your nearest trail at easter.cadbury.co.uk/find-an-egg-hunt


Cadbury easter egg hunts Easter events for kids and families in the UK

Over to you now. Are you planning to go to any of these Easter events for kids and families in the UK? Tell us in the comments below.

Easter events for kids and families in the UK

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