It's time to step out of winter hibernation and get ready for the Easter break. The days are longer, the daffodils are blooming, and you've got two weeks of quality time with the family (and a mountain of chocolate eggs) ahead of you.
If you’re looking for ideas to keep the kids busy, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Easter holiday events, so you can rest assured that they will be so busy having fun, they will never notice you eating all of the sweet treats beind their back (at least that’s the theory)!
If you fancy a hunt with a little nautical adventure, then head on over to Historic Dockyard Chatham for the ‘Eggtastic Easter egg hunt’. You’ll need to put your best food forward, with clues all across the 80 acre site, all the while taking in some sensational sea-themed history!
Step up at the Historic Dockyard Chatham
Find the rabbit
If an Easter egg hunt isn’t enough to get you to hop on outdoors, then why not take the kids out on some quests? Penshurst Place has a secret rabbit hiding in the garden and the kids must discover clues to reveal its identity. Once you've solved the mystery, spend the afternoon getting artistic with Easter-themed children's crafts, and don't miss out on the chance to stroll around the magnificent gardens.
Not only is Hever Castle putting on a quest to find the Lindt chocolate bunny, but craft workshops for Easter bonnets are sure to keep the kids busy all day. For the quizzical, an Easter quiz in the castle around the history of the holiday will keep little brains whirring during the Easter break.
Leeds Castle looks beautiful at this time of year, so why not spend an afternoon enjoying its majesty? Across the Easter break, the castle is putting on an exciting quest around the grounds with a sweet treat to reward the seekers. The site is perfect for grown ups too, so make a day of it and let the little ones run off steam in the adventure playground while you drink in the views.
Spring brings new life into the world, and where better to overload on animal cuteness than at Kent Life over the Easter holiday? Meet new little lambs and goat kids alongside calves, Easter chicks and even piglets. If you haven’t had your fill of the chocolate eggs yet, don’t fear, as an Easter Bunny will be making the rounds at the farm!
This holiday Kent & East Sussex Railway is offering a picture perfect way to spend a day. Not only are they running their Kids Go Free promotion, but with spring blooming all around, it'll be a beautiful journey with the added bonus of on-board activities followed by an Easter chocolate reward.
Do more than just hop this spring with the new seasonal trail at Betteshanger Park. Not only can you bike and walk your way around the 121 hectare park, your little ones have the opportunity to spot the mischievous lambs to crack a hidden code this holiday. There are even special days including Spring on the Park, with birds of prey and dog display teams, yes, you did read that right - dog displays!