10 Fun Easter Events for Kids & Families in the UK

Jill Holtz

February 24, 2016

Easter Events for Kids

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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


The whole family can enjoy sensational science at this year’s Science Festival at National Museum of Scotland 26 Mar – 10 Apr 2016, with drop-in events, bookable workshops and shows.

Join the Mars Master Constructors for an out-of-this-world LEGO® brick build. Construct pods, buildings, labs, habitats, and anything else you think that humans need to live on another planet. The Festival’s first building has been designed and crafted by renowned artist in LEGO® bricks, Warren Elsmore. Now it is up to you to add to the Mars landscape and help construct the first colony.

lab rats

#2. Duck Race on River Yar

South West

1,000 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. This year’s Duck Race takes place on Easter Saturday 26th March.

yarmouth carnival

#3. Pirate Adventure Family Fun Day at East Lancashire Railway

North East

Don your eye-patch, splice the main brace and have fun at the East Lancashire Railway’s pirate themed, family fun day on March 31st. Bring your aspiring little buccaneers along for a day of high adventure and steam powered plundering with activities galore across the entire railway.

Set sail aboard the Pirate Express and travel the length and breadth of the East Lancs line on a swashbuckling adventure to break an ancient curse, battle enemy pirates and find the ancient treasure.

The Pirate Adventure Family Fun Day will begin at promptly at 10:30am at Bury Bolton Street Station and will finish back in Bury at approximately 2:30pm.

pirate adventure family day

#4. Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Alnwick Castle

North East

Between 19th March – 10th April you can discover the magic of Easter at Alnwick Castle Garden as you go on the hunt to find the Lindt Gold Bunny. A great day out for children and adults alike exploring the Castle’s stunning garden.

Hear the magical tinkle of the golden bell and spy the flash of Lindt Gold Bunny ears amidst the flowerbeds as you hop along the Lindt trail, uncovering clues to be rewarded with delicious Lindt chocolate.

alnwick castle lindt gold bunny hunt

#5. Easter Egg Hunt at Birmingham Botanical Gardens


Celebrating Easter Sunday at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and take part in their Easter Hunt – follow the Egg Trail  throughout the Gardens, to win a prize at the end!

They will also have the Easter Bunny there, so bring along the little ones for a chance to meet him and have a photo.

On Monday 28th March, there is Easter Half Term fun with award-winning clown and children’s entertainer Bibbledy Bob as well as music, fun and games on the lawn. There will also be story trails, educational and nature trails all week during Easter Half Term and as a special half-term deal, under sixteens will get free entrance.

birmingham botanical gardens easter fun

#6. Easter Eggstravaganza at The Eden Project

South West

This year the Eden Easter Eggstravaganza promises to be bigger and better. Take on the challenge of their Egg Hunt, compete in the assault course, and get stuck in to egg-themed games.

Inside Easter Activities include

  • Eggstreme Egg and Spoon,
  • Hook an Egg, Egg Shy, Egg Rolling, crafty Easter Ears and Piñata Eggstravaganza, Facepainting (£3 charge)
  • World of Chocolate inside the Rainforest Biome, where you can listen to their narrators to learn all about chocolate.
  • Tales from the Chocolate Box with chocolaty tales from storytellers every day

Outside Easter Activities include

  • Egg Hunt, hunt high and low to find as many coloured eggs as you can: 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30, 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm.
  • Glorious Golden Eggs: Keep your eyes peeled as you walk around Eden, as hidden throughout the site are twenty precious golden eggs. If you find a golden egg, then keep it with you as you have won a place at our Piñata Eggstravaganza! Come to the Stage at 3.30pm with your golden egg to have a go at hitting the piñata.

#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 GIANT Easter duck trail around the nature reserve to discover where they are hiding. If you find them all you’ll win a Cadbury’s Freddo Frog! Trail £1pp including prize (plus paid admission to the Centre).

Plus, you can make your own LEGO brick duckling to build and take home (£5.00 per model), it makes a fantastic souvenir of your Easter visit. But hurry, we have a limited number so don’t miss out!

london wetlands easter activities

#8. Easter Family Fun at Hever Castle

South East

Family 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.

As well as the Lindt Easter Bunny Hunt you can discover the history of Easter and learn about other Easter traditions as you take on a quiz in the Castle. Make and decorate an Easter bonnet at the daily craft workshops (£1.00 charge applies), then parade your creation in a competition taking place daily. After you’ve completed the Easter Bunny Hunt, head off to the restaurants for some seasonal home cooked food before visiting the gift shops to round off the day.

hever castle easter family fun

#9. Eggsiting fun at St Fagans National History Museum


Join 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 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

#10. Easter Activities for Families at Kew Palace


This Easter enjoy fun activities for families at Kew Palace where you can “Meet a Georgian Princess” and experience exciting stories told by costumed presenters and find out what life was like at Kew Palace for the royal family. This activity is drop-in in the palace. Takes place 26 March 11.00-16.00.

Or take part in free drop-in craft activities suitable for children aged 5-11 years. This activity takes place in the Welcome Centre in front of the palace. 29 & 31 March, 5 & 7 April 11.00-16.00.

Find out more about Kew Palace through a series of character-led challenges in their Family Trail. Pick up your free copy at the palace entrance, or ask for for a ‘Children’s Trail’ which invites exploration of the palace and its contents. Older children will enjoy the Discovery leaflet also available at the front door.

kew palace easter family activities

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

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

Easter Events for Kids & Families in the UK

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Published On: February 24th, 2016 / 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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