10 Fun Easter Events for Kids & Families in the UK

Jill Holtz

March 28, 2015

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Looking for something to do with the kids this Easter break? We have picked out 10 Fun Easter Events for Kids & Families in the UK:
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1. Science Festival at National Museum of Scotland


lab ratsThere’s something for everyone in the Science Festival’s ‘Ideas Factory’ at National Museum of Scotland 4 Apr – 19 Apr 2015. Visit the Learning Centre for free, family-friendly drop-in activities, workshops and shows.

Lab Rats in Space for ages 5-8 take place Tue 7-Sat 11 April and for smallies there’s Astro Teenies and Astro Tots workshops Tue 14-Sun 19 April

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#2. Duck Race on River Yar

South West

yarmouth carnival1,000 numbered, yellow, plastic ducks are released in to the river in Yarmouth, to be carried along by the tide. The first four to reach the Yar bridge are declared the winners. Saturday, April 4th.

Free, tickets and refreshments are sold beforehand at Yarmouth Sailing Club.

More info at yarmouthcarnival.org.uk

#3. Paddington Explorer Day at East Lancashire Railway

North East

paddington explorer dayOn 8th April 2015, come and see Paddington for the Explorer Day at the East Lancashire Railway. He will be appearing at intervals throughout the day at this special event where you will be able to join in with the activities and fun.

Your one-time ticket grants you unlimited access to Bury Transport Museum, as well as free travel on the trains and there will be a Best Dressed Bear Competition, Up-the-Line Treasure Hunt, Craft Workshop in the Bury Transport Museum and on-board Activity Sheets.

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#4. Knights Tournament at Alnwick Castle

North East

alnwick castleOn 3rd-6th April, Alnwick Castle will become home to a band of bold and courageous knights! Four fearless champions will set up their knight’s school within the walls and demonstrate all the skills a true medieval champion might need, hoping to win their honour and your favour.

This event is free with admission, please check the What’s On board on arrival for location and times.

#5. Join the Sponge Hunt at Birmingham’s Sea Life


sponge huntTo celebrate the launch of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, visit The National Sea Life Birmingham between the 27th March and 19th April 2015 and take part in SPONGEBOB’S SPONGEHUNT!

Help SpongeBob find his friends hidden throughout the National Sea Life so that they can go on their most super-heroic adventure yet to find the missing Krabby Patty formula. You can also visit the Sponge Painting activity room.

#6. Horrible Histories Foul Fayres at Warwick Castle

South East

horrible historiesThe foulest and funniest moments from history brought to life through five different areas at Warwick Castle. Horrible Histories® returns this Easter with a raucous, medley of Mediaeval Mayhem – kids of all ages can experience the gruesome sights, sounds and smells of medieval England, discovering the foulest and funniest bits of history along the way!

The fun never stops and imagination knows no bounds – meet a crowd of weird and wonderful characters plagued by poverty and pestilence and join in on their action-packed and gory games…history has never been so horrible!

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#7. Giant Easter Duck Hunt at London Wetland Centre


london wetlands easter eventsFollow the Giant Easter duck trail at London Wetland Centre around the beautiful nature reserve to discover where the BIG Yellow Ducklings are hiding, disguised as the real ducks you will see. If you discover them all you’ll win a Cadbury Freddo Frog. And decorate your own colourful duckling to take home in duck painting eggs-travaganza or make an Easter card.

You can join in egg-citing games such as egg and spoon races and egg rolling. And borrow a net and join in for a spot of pond dipping. The trails are £1.00 each including a prize; there is a charge for the duck painting. Normal admission charges apply.

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#8. Easter Family Fun at Hever Castle

South East

hever castle easter eventsFamily entertainment takes place throughout the Easter holidays, March 28th – April 19th, at Hever Castle when visitors are invited to ‘find the magic’ surrounding the Lindt Gold Bunny. Families can follow the Easter trail and hunt for the Golden Bunnies in the gardens to receive a chocolaty treat at the end.

Enjoy more magical moments inside the Castle where visitors will discover the origins of some of our Easter traditions in a family friendly quiz.

#9. Eggsiting fun at St Fagans National History Museum


st fagansJoin in the fun at St Fagan’s National History Museum this Easter and follow the clues around the site that lead you back to your eggsiting prize! Suitable for 3+ and £1.50 per child. Then enjoy an exciting new project based at St Fagans National History Museum where you can get close to nature and discover beech woodland and learn all about wildlife on a brand new nature trail.

#10. Easter Egg Hunt at Kensington Palace


kensington palaceFollow the Easter Trail at Kenginston Palace, 3 – 6 April 2015, and discover more about the four-legged courtiers that were the closest companions to some of our remarkable royal residents.

From pugs to parrots, tigers to turtles – touch, smell, listen and walk in the paw prints of our lesser known palace personalities to solve the clues and claim your prize! Trail included in admission price. Kids go free but must be accompanied by an adult.

National Trust Easter Egg Hunts


cadburys easter egg huntsCadbury 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 www.eastereggtrail.com

Over to you now. Are you planning to go to any of these events? Tell us in the comments below.

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Published On: March 28th, 2015 / Categories: Things To Do / Last Updated: March 30th, 2021 / Tags: /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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