Easter weekend at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire – 30 March until 2 April
Explore ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland and Pleasure Gardens at the spectacular Blenheim Palace while hunting for 8ft giant decorated eggs. Children will love seeking out the special ‘Blenheim Egg’. A traditional vintage fairground and puppet show are also on offer. blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/easter-weekend.html
Slay dragons and hunt for chocolate, Cumbria – 24 March until 15 April
Search for dragon eggs in the gardens of Cumbria’s Lowther Castle – those with an eye for chocolate and the patience to match will be rewarded with treasure. lowthercastle.org
National Trust Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, countrywide – 30 March until 2 April
This weekend, the National Trust has more than 250 Easter egg hunts taking place across the country that children of all ages will love. After your egg hunt, why not explore the National Trust’s gardens, woodlands, mystical lakes, and sandy beaches.
Click here to find your nearest egg-hunt.
Easter at the Old Royal Naval College, London – 28 March until 12 April
From Easter food and craft markets, to spectacular choral music, street performers and entertainers - there is something for everyone at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich over the Easter weekend. Sir Christopher Wren’s stunning neo-classical chapel will be holding a full programme of Easter services and concerts, including performances from the Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir. ornc.org
Countrytastic, Worcestershire – 5 April
Head to Malvern and meet farmyard animals, build a bird’s nest, learn how cheese is made and ask Countryfile’s Adam Henson your questions about farming. countrytastic.co.uk
Easter Adventure Quest at Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire – 30 March until 2 April
For valiant young adventurers and knights, Bolsover Castle is offering an intrepid hunt for dragon eggs this Easter. Perched high on the site of a medieval fortress, Bolsover Castle offers the perfect place for young imaginations to thrive. english-heritage.org.uk
Easter Sunday Fun Day at Brechin Castle Centre, Angus – 1 April
Falconry, alpacas and llamas, and the castle’s famous miniature donkey, will all be at Brechin Castle Centre in Angus, Scotland this Easter Sunday. For children, egg hunts and a spring show from Mr Scarecrow and friends will be taking place, while adults can enjoy sampling from visiting stalls, including local breweries, confectioners, and bakers. brechincastlecentre.co.uk
Easter Eggstravaganza Bocketts Farm Park, Surrey – 30 March until 15 April
A full programme of spring farm activities, including animal handling, milking, tractor rides, and pig races is happening at Bocketts Farm Park in Surrey this Easter and spring.With five hundred lambs due in the coming weeks, if you’re lucky you may get the chance to watch some live lambing at Bocketts Farm this Easter weekend. There will be 'meet the shepherd' sessions throughout the day, giving you the chance to learn all about being a farmer. Chicks and ducklings will be cheeping in the small animal village, and the tale of 'The Golden Goose' can be heard at the storytelling sessions. bockettsfarm.co.uk
Easter Fun at Osborne, lsle of Wight – 30 Mar until 2 April
The beautiful grounds of Osborne in the Isle of Wight, will play host to a Victorian adventure. Take a starring role in interactive mini-dramas and play traditional Victorian garden games. Hunt for eggs amongst the daffodil strewn gardens of Queen Victoria’s palatial holiday home. english-heritage.org.uk
Easter Farm Festival at Whiteley Village, Hersham – 31 March
Meet farm animals, ride in a horse and cart, or pootle along in a mini tractor at the Whiteley Village Easter Farm Fair. Local producers and farmers will be selling seasonal produce, with egg-hunting and crafts taking place throughout the day. eventbrite.co.uk
Happy Easter Celebration, Newcastle upon Lyme – 31 March
Celebrate Easter in the town of Newcastle under Lyme in Staffordshire with fun family activities, including egg hunts and storytelling to craft workshops, and a chance to see young spring animals. visitcastle.co.uk
Egg rolling, Preston – 2 April
Egg rolling is very popular in England and the rest of the UK and is an Easter Monday sport. Hard-boiled eggs are rolled down a hill. Customs differ from place to place. The winner's egg may be the one that rolls the farthest, survives the most rolls, or is rolled between two pegs.
Enjoy live music, workshops and Easter bonnet making, plus don't forget to bring your own egg to roll down the hill.
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