Fun Easter Events for Kids & Families in the UK

Jill Holtz

February 22, 2023

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If you are looking for something to do with the kids this Easter half term break around the UK, we have picked out some fun Easter events for kids and families in the UK for Easter 2023.

From science fun to Lindt chocolate hunts, there’s plenty of family fun this Easter break around the UK!

Easter Events for Kids and Families in the UK

#1. Science Festival at National Museum of Scotland

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Dates: April 1st to 16th 2023

Celebrating a wholehearted and very welcome return to hands-on science, the 2023 Edinburgh Science Festival embraces the concepts of experimentation, innovation, creativity, curiosity and invention. Running April 1st to 16th with drop-in events, bookable workshops and shows.

How to Book: Visit www.sciencefestival.co.uk

#2. Free Easter Trail at House of Marbles, Devon

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Dates: April tbc

This Easter at House of Marbles there FREE Easter Egg Hunts with prizes on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday. Follow the clues to find the secret word, and enter the prize draw to win an awesome Easter hamper. The Easter Egg Hunt is free to enter, and there will be a small prize for every child!

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#3. Easter Family Fun at RHS Gardens

Dates: April 1st to 17th 2023

RHS Gardens are running Easter events for families:

  • Bring the whole family to find the enormous painted eggs hidden around RHS Gardens Wisley this Easter holidays. Each Easter egg will feature the winning designs from our 2022 competition. There will also be daily activities where you can join in with fun planting and craft workshops.
  • Giant Easter Egg Hunt at RHS Gardens Harlow Carr, see how many Easter eggs you can find on your visit. The usual suspects, such as The Garden Detectives and Suzanne from Enchanticas will be sharing their wacky wellbeing walks and story yoga sessions. Sarah and Judith will be on hand with a creative outdoor workshop in the woodland. Back by popular demand are Circus sensible, Ukulele workshop, Paris Bubbles and Claro Orienteering, with the addition of Bricks 4 Kidz, to keep the whole family entertained. The Easter egg hunt will be available during garden opening hours from 1–17 April.
  • This Easter holiday on 4th and 11th April at RHS Gardens Hyde Hall set out on an interactive storytelling adventure around the garden with captivating storyteller Mike Dodsworth. Meet at the Welcome Building. These sessions take place outdoors, so please come prepared for the weather. Normal garden admission still applies to enter the garden. Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session.

#4. Alice in Wonderland and Peter Rabbit at various venues

Dates: April 7th to 9th 2023

Sneaky Experience are putting on two of their classic walkabout outdoor theatre shows for families, ideal for children aged 2 – 8 and their parents. The shows last around 45 minutes and are carefully planned to maximise children’s attention span as you meet characters walking around the gardens. The experience includes magical walkabout theatre for the family, plenty of opportunities for photos with the characters, Bunny Tail Trail, and an Easter egg included with all paid children’s tickets

  • 7th April – Alice in Wonderland at Hoghton Tower, Preston
  • 7th April – Peter & Friends at Walton Hall and Gardens, Warrington
  • 8th April – Alice in Wonderland at Arley Hall and Gardens Northwich
  • 8th April – Peter & Friends at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds
  • 9th April – Alice in Wonderland at Kelham Hall, Newark
  • 9th April – Peter & Friends at Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield

How to Book: Tickets can be booked online here

#5. Easter Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace

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Dates: April 1st to 16th 2023

Seek out the Lindt GOLD BUNNY and discover the stories of fascinating people who visited, lived and worked at Hampton Court Palace.

Run free in the 60 acres of Henry VIII’s gardens to find the hidden Lindt GOLD BUNNY statues. Match up the name of the important palace character on the trail to the red ribbon on the bunny statue at each location. With each bunny you find, you’ll uncover a fascinating story. Can you find them all?

When you have finished exploring, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious a little Lindt chocolate treat!

The hunt is designed for children aged 3-12 years old and their families. Please allow 90 minutes to complete the trail.

How to Book: Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Included in palace admission (members go free). Book online here

#6. The Easter Egg Challenge at Paradise Park, Cornwall

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Dates: April 1st to 16th 2023

Have a cracking time on the Easter Golden Egg Challenge around Paradise Park an award-winning wildlife sanctuary, and when you have completed the quiz, you can claim your yummy chocolate reward. Plus lots of family fun activities!

How to Book: www.paradisepark.org.uk

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#7. Easter Family Fun at Hever Castle, Kent

Hever Castle Easter Kids

Dates: April 1st to 16th 2023

Enjoy an Easter quest and egg-cellent craft egg decorating workshop at Hever Castle this Easter. Help the Easter Bunny find their sweet treats as part of an Easter egg hunt around the grounds. With a spring in your step, head to a free craft workshop and let your little ones take part in an egg decorating workshop.

Easter Egg Workshop, Bunny Quest, Egg Rolling and Egg Spoon Race are included in admission price while Face Painting costs an extra £5pp (first come, first served)

How to Book: tickets can be booked online here.

#8. The Big Museum Easter Trail at Amgueddfa Cymru

Dates: April 2023

Become an Easter detective! Crack the code, complete the eggciting challenges and claim your tasty treat on the Big Museum Easter Trail available at:

  • National Museum Cardiff
  • St Fagans National Museum of History
  • National Waterfront Museum
  • Big Pit National Coal Museum
  • National Wool Museum
  • National Roman Legion Museum

Suitable for age 4+ , younger children may need help.

How to Book: The trail costs £3.50 per trail including a chocolate treat (dairy free option available). You are welcome to complete one as a family or buy one for each person.  Trails will be available at the Museum shop on arrival. No advance booking needed for this event. Limited availability each day – first come, first served.

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#9. Easter Fun at Leeds Castle, Kent

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Dates: April 1st to 16th 2023

This Easter, you are invited to join the Great Easter Egg-scape at Leeds Castle. The super cute but naughty Tawny Owl, Norris, has embarked on an adventure through the great outdoors and they need your help to find him. As you enter the grounds, you’ll be greeted with spring-filled Easter displays through the gardens where the little ones will need to CRACK the clues to solve the case. After you’ve completed the trail, enjoy a spring walk, visit the Castle or meet majestic birds of prey at their falconry arena.

How to Book: Tickets can be prebooked online here.

#10. Easter Events at English Heritage

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Dates: Various between April 1st and 16th 2023

New for 2023, there will be exciting Easter Escapades that will bring England’s history to life over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend Friday 6th – Monday 10th April 2023 at 8 historic locations across the country: Bolsover Castle, Whitby Abbey, Audley End House and Gardens, Beeston Castle, Carisbrooke Castle, Dover Castle, Kenilworth Castle, Stonehenge.

Plus, the popular Easter Adventure Quests will return at 26 English Heritage sites in April. Explore the grounds of iconic historic places, hunt for clues and discover a chocolate reward. A fun day out for the whole family.

How to Book: There is an additional fee on top of standard admission for the events. You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

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Published On: February 22nd, 2023 / Categories: Travel / Last Updated: April 11th, 2023 / Tags: , /

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

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