If you fancy a family day out over the Easter holidays there are lots of things happening in the UK. Here are a few ideas.
Easter egg trails
There are some adventurous Easter egg trails on offer at National Trust and National Trust Scotland properties across the country from 18-21 April. There are hundreds of Cadbury Eggslorers Easter Egg Trails to choose from in beautiful locations including castles, historic houses, woodlands and on the coast. Trails cost £2 and normal entry charges to the properties apply.
Shakespeare’s Globe is hosting a free party to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday from noon until 5pm on Easter Monday (21st April). There’ll be entertainment and party games on offer for the whole family, including Pin the Ruff on the Bard, musical statues on the stage, cake decorating and a bouncy castle.
Every year William Shakespeare’s birthday is celebrated in Stratford-upon-Avon with processions, performances and free entertainment throughout the town centre. The celebrations will begin with the Birthday Procession at 11am on Saturday 26th April and continue all day.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The venues in London’s newest open space continue to open this Spring. The London Aquatics Centre has been open to the public for a while and the Lee Valley Velo Park launches on March 31st. From April 5th there’ll be even more to do as the area in the south of the park becomes accessible. You’ll be able to go up the UK’s tallest sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, explore four new interactive trails and enjoy new play areas with everything from climbing walls to sand pits to giant fountains.
Edinburgh International Science Festival
This annual two-week event is one of Europe’s largest celebrations of science and technology. This year it’s running from 5 -20 April and offers amazing and educational events at venues across the city. There are all sorts of things for kids to get involved with from conducting experiments to building robots to breaking codes.
St George’s Day
St George’s day is on April 23rd and this Easter Monday (21st April) you can celebrate the patron saint of England at a feast in London’s Trafalgar Square from noon until 6pm. There’ll be traditional garden games on offer and a marquee full of family activities. There’ll also be a banqueting area by the famous fountains, an English farmer’s market selling fresh food and drink, English cooking demonstrations by leading chefs and live music.
Do you have any plans or ideas for Easter family days out to add to my list?
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