What to do this Easter

Easter Eggstravaganser at Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens

Thu 28 March- Sun 14 April, Norfolk
Adults; £9.75, Senior Citizens; £8.00, 
Children (4-16); £6.25; 01328 851465

A fun family day out which will lead you around the picturesque nature reserve to uncover fascinating facts about wonderful British wildlife and nature in the Spring time. There is plenty of games to be played and enjoyment to be had when discovering how the natural world ties into Easter traditions.

Easter Science Surprises at Life
March 29 to April 14, Newcastle upon Tyne
Adult; £8.25, children; £6.45; 0191 243 8210

Get involved at the Life Science centre and create your very own chocolate Easter egg to take home, along with learning about the sugars, fats and chemicals that make chocolate taste so good.

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Chester Food Festival
April 3-5, Chester, Cheshire
Adults; £6, concessions; £4, under 12s free with an adult; 01244355474

Chester’s Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival takes over the racecourse with lots of delicious tasting’s, demonstrations and products from local food producers.

Easter Bank Holiday Tales at Penshurst Place and Gardens
Sun 31 – Mon 1st March, Tonbridge, Kent; 01892870307

Sit down and relax to the intriguing story of Lambert Simnel; his service to the King and how he invented the Simnel cake one Easter time. Children can then enjoy the hunt around the beautiful gardens for giant Dragons eggs and become Easter wizards with the Easter crafts activities.

The Boat Race

7th April, London

The famous boat race is one of the few free sporting attractions in London that attracts over 250,000 people of the banks of the Thames each year. The race starts at 4.30pm so make sure you have a good spot to see all of the action between the light blues of Cambridge and Dark blues of Oxford.

Chocolate Quest At Kew Gardens
29 March to 14 April, Richmond, Surrey
Adults; £14.50, concessions; £12.50, children 16 and under free; 020 8332 5655

Celebrate your Easter festivities at Kew Gardens. Travel back in time to discover the history behind our favourite treat by taking part in an interactive chocolate quest adventure trail packed full of scrumptious activities and workshops.

The Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt

4 April, World of Beatrix Potter, Cumbria, The Lake District
Adults; £6.75, seniors; £5.75, children; £3.50; 01539 488444

One of the North West’s most popular Easter attraction in the land of Beatrix Potter with some incredible prizes to be won. This year the egg hunt is taking a watery turn with 50 ceramic eggs being placed around natural watercourses in order to raise money for WaterAid.       

Easter Sunday Family Raceday
31st March, Musselborough, Scotland
Adult tickets on the day; £21.00; in advanced; £19.00; Children under 17 free.

An action packed day with seven horse races including the prestigious Musselburgh Gold Cup. Besides the racing there is plenty of activities to keep the younger members of the family entertained too; from fairground rides to face painting and bouncy castles to magic shows all the family will have a memorable day out.

Lambing Live and Easter Fun at Baylham House
29th March – 1st April, Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm, Ipswich
Adults; £6, Concessions; £5, Children (aged 4-16); £3, Unders 4’s free; 01473830264

The Rare Breeds farm gives everyone the opportunity to see and cuddle the playful newborn lambs and if you are extra lucky you may even get the chance to see one born. There are plenty of other animals to interact with as well along with the yearly Speggtacular Easter egg hunt.

Bank Holiday Medieval Battle
29th March – 1st April 2013, Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
Adults; £17.95, seniors; £11.95, children 4-16; £10; 0871 265 2000

Be transported back into the heart of medieval England as Warwick Castle and its ground are transformed into a recreation of the Battle of Barnet. Visitors will see how medieval village dwellers lived, cooked, and prepared for battle, and you may even catch a glimpse of the infamous Robin Hood.  

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