10 things to see and do with the kids this Easter

That 2-week Easter break is fast approaching, but don’t panic! We’ve collected the most egg-citing activities to keep your little bunnies busy this spring.

From colourful crafts to West End shows, there’s so much for the whole family to get stuck into. 

‘St-EGG-osaurus Easter’ at Colchester Zoo – Colchester

Children admiring a snake at the zooThis Spring, Colchester Zoo is hosting an ‘St-EGG-osaurus Easter‘, to celebrate their brand new Dinosaur Realm, giving young ones the chance to learn about the fascinating reptiles from the past. Throughout the Easter holiday’s they’ll be hosting a range of EGG-cellent activities for all the family. Enjoy a cracking day out a Colchester Zoo and take a springtime walk on the wild side!

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Attend an Easter craft fair – Northampton

Mother and child painting Easter eggsGet cracking with some Easter crafts at this family-friendly Easter Craft Fair! Hosted at the Umbrella Fair Pavilion on Northampton Racecourse, there will be workshops for the kids to get stuck into and an Easter Bonnet parade to top it all off. Let your little one’s creativity shine with egg-cellent egg decorating to fridge-worthy masterpieces. This activity is free to attend and is sure to keep your little ones entertained for hours! 

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Easter egg hunting – Kent

Children searching for eggs on an Easter huntThis timeless Easter activity is still one of the most popular Spring activities going. Even mum and dad can get stuck in and reminisce over finding yummy chocolate eggs hidden amongst the grass. Hever Castle and Gardens is hosting plenty of Easter family fun from 29th March– 14th April, including the egg hut with a twist where little ones can hunt Dino eggs on the Dinosaur-themed trail!

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Experience a West End production – London

The Lion King at Lyceum TheatreExperience the best of London this Easter with a breathtaking performance in London’s West End. Disney’s Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre will be showing throughout Spring and is a fantastic family-friendly performance your little ones won’t forget. For the best-priced tickets ensure to check TodayTix where you can access Rush and Lottery tickets on the day of the show using the app.

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Cuddle some baby animals – Burnham-on-Sea

Little boy feeds rabbit on the farmThere are plenty of baby animals in Somerset to be seen, from lambs to fluffy chicks, many of which can be petted during the regular ‘cuddle club’ sessions at Animal Farm Adventure Park. This is a great opportunity to get the kids up close and personal with a wide range of animals and learn about their care. Look no further for an affordable day out as all the activities and attractions at Animal Farm Adventure Park are included in the entry fee.

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Go for a picnic – London

Family enjoying a picnic in the parkRichmond Park is the largest of London’s Royal Parks and a National Nature Reserve. Over 600 red and fallow deer live on the grounds, so you can guarantee sightings that will excite the kids. Take a picnic along with you and enjoy a breath of fresh air amongst the wide open spaces as a family. There are plenty of adventures to be had here with over 30 ponds to set up your picnic by and lots of woodlands to explore.

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Get jumping at the trampoline park – Glasgow

Children jumping on trampolineLet your little bunnies bounce to their heart’s content at Glasgow’s biggest and best indoor adventure park. Flip Out Glasgow has an incredible 63,000 square feet to explore, with different areas especially tailored for young kids. And it’s not just trampolines. Challenge a friend on the Battle Beams, test your warrior strength on Ninja Wipeout or enjoy the classic game of Laser Quest all in one place! Overall, this is a great space to keep the kids entertained whilst letting them exert all that half-term energy.

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Balloon Museum – London

December 2023 – April 2024

This spring, check out the quirkiest exhibition in London – the Balloon Museum. Located in the City of London, the Balloon Museum is an extraordinary sensory adventure and a perfect day out for all ages. This ‘Instagrammable’ exhibition features various exciting structures dedicated to inflatable art.

Taking soft play to the next level, the Balloon Museum is the perfect place to entertain the kids over half term, with giant ball pits and colourful light installations!

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SEA LIFE Aquarium – Brighton

Sea Life Centre BrightonFirst opened in 1872 as Brighton Aquarium, SEA LIFE Brighton is the oldest functioning aquarium in the world! Here the seawater tanks receive an injection twice a day from the Brighton Sea itself. This is a must-visit attraction with over 5,000 sea creatures calling the aquarium home, from seahorses to starfish which you can get up close and personal with. Ensure to take the Glass Bottom Boat ride where you’ll float across the water and view the turtles, sharks and other marine life from a completely new perspective.

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Enjoy a family walk – Sheffield

Family laughing on a woodland walkAbout 10 miles east of Sheffield, in the opposite direction from the popular and well-trodden destinations of the Peak District, is a hidden gem. Anston Stones Wood supports a variety of habitats, including woodland, wildlife and some truly spectacular scenery. This is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle during half-term and encourage the kids to take a break from technology. Plus, there is a great sense of adventure within these woods and plenty to keep you entertained including limestone gorges and caves to discover.

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