Family-Friendly Easter Bank Holiday Activities

Easter Bank Holiday is just a few short days away, but if you haven't made plans yet, don't worry! From Easter egg hunts to animal and craft activities, plenty is going on to entertain the whole family. Discover our list of some of the best Easter Bank Holiday events below.

UK Safari Parks & Zoos Easter Activities

Easter Eggstravaganza West Midlands Safari Park

Join Bramble, the safari park's resident Easter Bunny, on the Discovery Trail. Look out for him at intervals during the day where he will greet guests and show them around his burrow. Little eggsplorers can also take part in a fun scratchcard trail to help Bramble locate all of his colourful eggs. In return for helping him, they'll receive a delicious chocolatey prize!

Booking is essential to avoid disappointment, and tickets include entry to the four-mile safari and adventure park.

Meet Peter Rabbit at Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park is open over the Easter bank holiday and promises an unforgettable safari adventure for all visitors. Meet all kinds of endangered and exotic animals and participate in keeper talks and demonstrations to get to know individual animal residents. Plus, if you visit on Saturday 16th of April, your little ones will have the chance to meet their bunny hero, Peter Rabbit, who will be popping, or should we say, hopping up at intervals throughout the day.

The use of indoor and outdoor play areas is also included in your ticket price.

Easter at Whipsnade

Not your average Easter egg hunt - Whipsnade has gone bigger and better, hiding giant eggs around the zoo, each with a special connection to one of their wonderful animals. Solve clues as you go, and at the end, your child will receive a special Whipsnade Easter sticker. Plus, if you come across one of the special golden eggs hidden around the zoo, your child will win an eggstra special prize!

Alice in Wonderland Easter Eggstravaganza at Longleat Safari Park

Head down the rabbit hole at Longleat Safari Park this Easter and participate in their special Alice in Wonderland-themed events. It's guaranteed to be a great day out with lots of things to try, including making origami roses in The Orangery with The Mad Hatter and getting lost in the Love Maze with the Clumsy Cards.

Keep a lookout for nine giant Easter eggs hidden around the grounds. Each one contains a letter and an Alice in Wonderland riddle for you to solve. In return for cracking the code, you'll receive a special treat.

Don't be late for a very important date! Book your tickets online (the day ticket price covers Easter activities.)

National Trust Easter Activities

Visit your favourite National Trust properties and sites for fun activities this Easter. The National Trust hosts Easter adventure hunts across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with plenty of nature-inspired activities to keep the whole family entertained. Complete the trail, and the kids will earn a Rainforest Alliance Egg. Head to the National Trust website to find your nearest Easter egg hunt.

English Heritage Easter Days Out

English Heritage has some cracking Easter adventure quests over the bank holiday. Head on an eggs-hillarating hunt around historic grounds, and take part in challenges to win a chocolate prize! Visit the English Heritage website to find an easter egg hunt near you.

You'll also find a whole host of fun and free easter bank holiday activities on the website, including traditional Easter games to play and crafts to try with the kids. 

Other Easter Egg Hunts (various locations)

Easter Activities at the Eden Project, Cornwall

If you're visiting Cornwall over the Easter Bank Holiday, why not visit the Eden Project for a day of seeking, finding, fun and games? Collect your Easter activity pack on the way in and get stuck into the games, designed to help you explore the great outdoors and discover the beautiful signs of spring. Plus, if you find one of the hidden golden keys around the site and return it to the locked boxes at the Stage, you'll receive an eggciting prize!

For an extra £5 per person, you can also participate in the Interactive Show 'Operation Egg Hunt' at the Eden Project. This immersive theatrical show encourages children to help eggspert code-cracker, Mi-Shell de Oeuf, solve the location of the missing eggs and save Easter!

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court and Kensington Palace

This Easter, the Lindt Gold Bunny hunt returns to Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. The quests, aimed at children ages 4-12, use a trail map to navigate the gardens and locate the Lindt Gold Bunny statues. If you can match up the name of the important palace character on the trail to the red ribbon on the bunny statue at each location, you'll win your very own Lindt Gold Bunny!

Easter at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

A lot is going on down at the farmyard at Chatsworth this Easter. For starters, there are Easter craft activities in the top yard, along with animal handling and animal feeding, which the kids are sure to love. And if that wasn't enough, there are lots of mini easter egg hunts taking place over the weekend. 

Easter Duck Trail at Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Can you quack the case? This Easter, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust hosts Easter Duck Trails at Wetlands centres across the UK. Participants will be tasked with quacking the clues to find the bright yellow, cheeky dugs hiding around the wetlands. It's also an educational experience, teaching children (and adults) all about the different types of ducks living there.

Easter Egg Hunt at Mumbles Pier, Swansea

Fancy taking part in an Easter hunt with a difference? Get your spades ready and join the Egg Hunt on the beach. Find a plastic egg and exchange it for a real one. It's just £3 to enter and great fun for adults and kids of all ages.

Mumbles Pier also has many other Easter-themed activities, including a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny at his burrow, Breakfast at Copperfish Restaurant with the Easter Bunny, and a free Easter egg hunt for children on the pier. Simply collect an entry sheet from the amusements.

Bank Holiday Duck Races (Multiple locations)

Easter is an eggcellent time for a traditional duck race, and you'll find many taking place up and down the country. The Bradford on Avon Duck Race at Westbury Garden, Easter Duck Race at Lyme Regis, and Hebden Bridge Duck Race all take place on Easter Monday and promise a fun family day out, with fantastic prizes to win.

Last-Minute Easter Bank Holiday Hotel Rooms

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From all of the PlansChange team, we hope you have a fantastic Easter holiday!