10 fun things to do over Easter
What to do with the kids over the Easter hols, from Easter egg hunts in unusual places to eyeballing the galaxy and days out in the woods
Rewild the planet
Explore the forests of Borneo or dive deep into the coastal seas of Southeast Asia with REWILD Our Planet, a social Augmented Reality (AR) experience jointly developed by WWF, Google, Netflix and PHORIA at We the Curious in Bristol. From April 12 – 2 June Sun
Hunt for eggs around a city
Pick up a special map from the egg theatre cafe and then step out into Bath to look for lots of beautifully decorated eggs around the city. Prizes to be won in The Great Big Egg Hunt include tickets to the egg and the Theatre Royal’s Christmas panto Beauty and the Beast. Sat 13 April – Sun 12 May.
Say G’day to a koala
Koalas and hairy-nosed wombats share their brand new abode Koala Creek at Longleat, near Warminster, with long-nosed potoroos, rabbit-sized, kangaroo-like, marvellous marsupials. From now.
A day of fun in the woods
Whatever-the-weather woodland Easter holiday club days at the 80-acre Hidden Woods, between Frome/Bath. Bushcraft, arts, crafts, games, cooking, free play and more, with experienced woodland leaders. Suitable ages 8+. Book by the day. Tues 9 – Fri 19 April.
Go on a voyage
All aboard The Matthew, a reconstruction of the Matthew that John Cabot set sail in from Bristol and discovered Newfoundland – and North America – in 1497. This ship will be sailing closer to home, along the Avon Gorge (3–4 hours) and around the harbour (50 mins).
Look to the stars
Rainbows, infrared, spectroscopes, pinwheel galaxies and more at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath. The museum’s the former home of brother and sister astronomers William and Caroline Herschel, and where William discovered Uranus in 1871 and immediately doubled the size of the known universe. Sat 6 – Sun 21 April.
Find Easter eggs in a cave
Spot the glow in the dark (not choc) Easter eggs in subterranean Gough’s Cave at Cheddar Gorge & Caves. Sat 6 April – Sun 22 April
Build up some steam
Ride up and down the East Somerset Railway, based at Cranmore Station near Shepton Mallet, as many times as you wish, with miniature railway and Easter egg trail thrown in. Fri 19 – Sun 22 April.
An Easter escapade
Durslade Farm, aka Bruton’s international art gallery Hauser & Wirth, will be transformed into a site of creative and scientific exploration with one of the most advanced digital theatre domes in the country. Family activities, local food/drink and the Roth Bar & Grill Outdoor Kitchen. Sat 20 April.
Look for the Easter bunny then scoff afternoon tea
Explore the Easter Bunny trail throughout the beautiful grounds of Woolley Grange hotel and then into the historic house to enjoy one of their famous afternoon teas. You don’t have to be a guest but you must book: 01225 864705.