10 Fun Easter Events for Kids & Families in the UK

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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 2019:

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#1. Science Festival at National Museum of Scotland


Easter events for kids and families in the UK

The whole family can enjoy sensational science at this year’s Science Festival at National Museum of Scotland 6th to 21st April 2019, with drop-in events, bookable workshops and shows.

#2. Free Easter Trail at House of Marbles

South West

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This Easter at House of Marbles there FREE Easter Egg Hunts with prizes on Good Friday – 19th April, Easter Saturday – 20th April and Bank Holiday Monday – 22nd April.

Free parking, free entry and while visiting enjoy the Brass Rubbing Trail. For just £1, you get a booklet, crayons and a minimum of 30 minutes of entertainment as you explore the site to find all the locations. Open to all ages (even adults without children with them!). Most suitable for ages 4+ with supervision.

#3. Easter Egg-stravaganza at East Lancashire Railway

North East

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Join the East Lancashire Railway as they steam into springtime with their Easter Egg-stravaganza. If you’re looking for an old school Easter egg hunt, wild about wacky wizards or desperate to dally with some dinosaurs they have something for you.

  • Wizard Academy 11th April 2019 – The quest lasts two hours and includes a return steam train trip with a cast of wizardly actors, wizard themed activities and plenty of photo opportunities. Tickets cost £14 per adult and £9.50 per child.
  • Dinky Dinosaur Adventure 18th April 2019 – A steam powered safari of roar-some proportions, join a herd of Jurassic juveniles and their handlers and learn all about tiny tyrannosaurs, small stegosaurs and Triceratops toddlers. Complete the activities and become a dino-wrangling expert!
  • Bury Transport Museum Spring Fete 19th-20th April 2019 – Enjoy a host of fun activities and entertainments including raffles, tombolas and lucky dips, beat the goalie and other games, and even a chance to meet the railway’s own Buffers The Cat!
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Meet the Owls and Make Sand Art 19th-22nd April 2019 – A hat trick of Easter Excitement! Start by challenging yourself to complete the Easter Egg Hunt along the 12-mile line before stopping to have a hoot with a live Owl display and getting your hands dirty by trying some sand art.

#4. Eggs & Tales at Kirkstall Abbey

North East

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Meet your favourite story-tale characters this Easter on Sunday 21st April 2019 with a Free Chocolate Egg for every child at Kirkstall Abbey. Eggs & Tales is a 90-minute Easter Festival of family entertainment starring characters from classic children’s stories.

Upon arrival favourite characters from storyland will guide little ones through the spectacular ruins where they’re encouraged to roam and explore and take part in all the adventures as they unfold.

Throughout the session Peter Rabbit will be on walkabout so don’t miss your chance to capture a picture with Beatrix Potter’s most popular creation.

Show times 9.30am-11.00am, 11.30am-1.00pm, 2.00pm-3.30pm. Tickets £6.95 – £8.95.

#5. Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom at Birmingham Botanical Gardens


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Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom is coming to Birmingham Botanical Gardens this Easter! The first outdoor Ice Age experience of its kind in the UK, Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom will be on Saturday, April 6th – Sunday, April 28th 2019. 

Ice Age: The Lost Kingdom is a spectacular outdoor Ice Age experience aimed at family audiences with over 40 impressive installations of animated life-sized beasts. Visitors will learn about and come face to face with huge Ice Age beasts including the Woolly Mammoth, Smilodon (Sabre Toothed Tiger), Cave Lion, Woolly Rhinoceros, Mastodon (giant elephants), Megatherium (Giant Sloth), Short Faced Bear, Giant Beaver and many more……

#6. Easter Golden Egg Challenge at Paradise Park

South West

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

Paradise Park, Falmouth will have eggs aplenty this Easter 2019 with an Easter Golden Egg Challenge daily from 6th – 22nd April 2019. A great time to catch up with all your favourite birds and animals. You might even spot some dinosaur eggs!

Magnificent Golden Eagle ‘Talis’ is joining the ‘Eagles of Paradise’ flying display and is the reason behind the Easter ‘Golden Egg Challenge’. This celebrates all things golden and challenges you to seek out the golden egg before claiming your very own mini chocolate golden egg rewards.

Recommended Reading: A Family Holiday to Cornwall: From Camels to Eden

#7. Giant Easter Duck Hunt at London Wetland Centre


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

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 Sat 6 April – Mon 22 April 2019 to discover where they are hiding. If you find them all you’ll win a chocolate prize!

#8. Easter Family Fun at Hever Castle

South East

Easter at Hever Castle

For some magical family moments this Easter, hop through Hever Castle & Gardens between 6th – 22nd April, following the trail of colourful carrots to claim your delicious chocolate treat. Find the golden carrot and you will be in with a chance of winning an Easter hamper!

Celebrate spring by making and decorating an Easter bonnet at daily craft workshops (small extra charge). Then show off your creation in a parade in front of the Castle with prizes for the best bonnets. With a spring in your step, head into the Castle and help search for hidden bunnies. Face painting also available.

If your little ones are aged between 7-14, they can can explore the Tudor Towers adventure playground with its own moat, drawbridge and three turrets. Or if they are under 7 the natural play area, Acorn Dell, has a 2 metre high living willow structure, a giant sandpit, a mound with tunnels to clamber in and a climbing frame.

#9. The Big Museum Easter Trail at St Fagans National History Museum


st fagans Easter events for kids and families in the UK

Join in the fun at St Fagan’s National History Museum this Easter 19th – 22nd April 2019, 10am – 3pm, with their Big Museum 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 – pay at the desk on arrival, then collect your trails from the activity station. Limited availability each day – first come, first served. Suitable for children age 4+ and £3.50 per child.

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

#10. Easter Easter Fun with the Junk Orchestra at Leeds Castle

South East

Easter Fun with the Junk Orchestra Leeds Castle

Join the Junk Orchestra at Leeds Castle for daily musical ‘jamming sessions’. Create and play with instruments that have been cleverly constructed using bits of old rubbish at Leeds Castle this Easter from 19th to 22nd April 2019.

National Trust Easter Egg Hunts


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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.

English Heritage Easter Events


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Release your inner adventurer and join the hunt for dragon eggs this Easter weekend at English Heritage locations.

Follow the trail, crack the clues and claim your reward at one of their Easter Adventure Quests taking place at historic sites across England.

Find your nearest location.

Rhyming Rabbit and Easter Activities at RHS Gardens

4 locations

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Hop on down and enjoy some Easter fun at the RHS gardens between 6th – 22nd April 2019. There will be a garden adventure trail and craft activities based on The Rhyming Rabbit picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

Easter activities will be at the four RHS gardens:

  • RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon
  • RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Essex
  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr, North Yorkshire

For more information on what’s on at each garden visit www.rhs.org.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.

10 Fun Easter Events for Kids & Families in the UK

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