Can you believe how fast Easter has come around this year? Don’t worry though, we’ve done the hard work for you and found the best things going on in the UK over Easter weekend:
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt – Nationwide
Cadbury have teamed up with the National Trust to create a number of Easter egg hunts across the UK. Head to the Cadbury website to find your nearest; they’re running across the whole of Easter weekend – the hunt cost is £2 with an admission cost on top depending on which site you head to. Plenty of fun for the whole family, with a chocolate reward!
Chocolate Festival – East Village, London
Easter is a period of indulgence, so why not push the boat out and explore London’s very own chocolate festival. They’ll be more than 60 chocolatiers at the event, displaying an array of different flavours (including free samples, yum!). Adults £12, children £4. There’s always the option to sign up to an afternoon lesson with master chocolatier Paul Wayne, the afternoon is split into a master class and a tasting session.
The Good Friday Meeting – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
For something a little difference this Easter, head to the Good Friday Meeting is over 100 years old, it is the only open event in British track cycling. Competitors range from club-level to international stars; with Sir Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy competing in the past. Tickets start at £15.
Easter Eggstravaganza, Eden Project – Bodelva, Cornwall
There’s lots to do at the Eden Project this Easter. Choose from Hook a Duck, Egg Shy, Splat an Egg, The Great Golden Egg Hunt, The Over-easy Egg Hunt and The Eden Easter Trail! And much, much more! £14 per child.
Framlingham Castle Easter Adventure Quest – Suffolk
Meet characters of the past at Farmlingham Castle this Easter weekend, from kings, to monks and maybe even a Roman centurion. They’ll be offering help as you look to crack the clues to win a chocolate prize! Adults £8.40 and children £5.00.
Alnwick Castle – Alnwick, Northumberland
Head to Alnwick castle this Easter weekend for their ‘Medieval Alchemist’. Doctor John Greene will amaze children with his alchemical experiments and the art of medieval science! But will he be able to turn dragon’s blood into gold? While the ‘Crafts with the Company of Artisans’ will allow kids to get hands-on with some of the best artisans in the country. Admission is free.
York Easter Festival – York
York’s Easter family festival has it all going on this year! From their vintage fair, to Shambles Market to the activity tent. There will be lots of food available as well. Children will be super busy; they can take part in a Bunny Trail, reptile handling or even yoga! Admission is free.
The Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival – Grey Friars, Chester
This one is for foodies! Sunday Brunch’s Simon Rimmer will be headlining the festival, while Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace will also be there. Free cooking classes are available for children. Tickets start at £6. It’s worth noting that CH1ChesterBID have also put together a range of free activities for you to get involved in around the city after the festival.
The Where is Peter Rabbit Treasure Trail – Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District
If you’ve already made plans for Easter weekend, how about ‘The Great Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt’ which takes place on Wednesday 1 April. This year will see 50 handcrafted limited-edition ceramic eggs hidden across 6,800 square kilometres! Hunters will have to use technology and outdoors skills to find an egg. Minimum donation of £2 to WaterAid in order to take part.
The Strathspey Railway’s Easter Special – Aviemore, Scotland
Aviemore station is hosting a mini circus workshop on their platform during Easter weekend. Kids will be able to practice spinning plates and juggling, before jumping aboard the Easter EGGspress service between Avimore, Boat of Garten and Broomhill. While onboard, they can get glitter tattoos and balloon animals. Adult £14.25, senior £12.80, under 5s £1.50, child 5 to 15 £8.65. Babies and children under 12 months travel free. Family ticket (including two adults and up to three children) £39.
Bodnat Wesh Food’s Easter Egg Hunt & Kids Academy – Conwy, Wales
Let the kids crack the clues to find the hidden Easter chocolate, while you relax in their tea room. It’s £2.50 per child. They’re also running a free cooking academy for kids where they can make fresh pasta or create a cupcake topper.
National Botanic Garden of Wales – Carmarthenshire, Wales
The emphasis is on the animal magic this Easter weekend, marvel at the Quack Pack and meet a meerkat. £4.95 per child.
If you decide to explore one of these amazing events, make sure you plan your route. If you’re passing a Moto pop in and say hello (but don’t forget to download our app, you’ll save a fortune with our daily deals!) Whatever you decide to do this Easter weekend, drive safe and have lots of fun!