Can we go egg hunting? – JD, 6
If you fancy some excitement with the family this Easter weekend, Hotel Direct has some great deals for London stays. But wherever you are in the UK, there are loads of things you could do…
Go Wonka-crazy at Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year, but this Easter, it’s particularly great fun for families it celebrates 50 whipple-scrumptious years of Charlie Bucket and Willy Wonka.
Easter at Kew Gardens has a host of family friendly events on between this Satuday and Easter Monday, including face painting, a plant hunt through Palm House and a chance to create your own Willy Wonka-inspired chocolate bar.
Join a Cadbury Easter Egg Trail
For the seventh year running, Cadbury is running Easter Eggs trails at National Trust sites throughout the UK during the long Easter weekend. It’s great fun for families.
There’s often a small entrance fee for National Trust sites, but then each child will a make-it-yourself pith helmet, a Trail Journal containing all the clues they need to complete the trail and an Eggsplorer Passport to be stamped along the way, and on completing the trail they will be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury Egghead.
And of course, you can enjoy the grounds of some great National Trust properties while you’re there. Find a hunt near you on the Easter Egg trail website.
Brave Thorpe Park’s The Big Easter
As everyone awaits the arrival of the new Angry Birds land set to open at the resort in May 2014, Thorpe Park is offering a ‘cracking’ Angry Birds Easter Egg Hunt over the Easter weekend.
Solve the clues to locate the Angry Birds characters nesting across the Resort to win one of 20,000 chocolate Easter eggs and other prizes including Annual Passes. One winner will also bag front row seats to the world premiere screening of the new ANGRY BIRDS 4D experience in May.
Book online from £24.99 a ticket.
Go cricketing at Lord’s
Taking place in April for children aged
3-4, MCC Cricket Academy is offering three of four day courses to give youngsters a basic introduction to the moves and skills required for cricket.
Also taking place in April for children aged 5-7, the Cricket Cubs course is taught by vastly experienced MCC coaches that teach all disciplines of cricket in the specialist facilities at Lord’s.
All of the experiences will take place at the MCC Cricket Academy and can be booked from the Lord’s Cricket Store, London, NW8, or online.
Forget the chocolate eggs, how about SHARK eggs?
To celebrate Easter, this year Sealife London is all about sharks. special talks, feeds, interactive family fun and over 15 spectacular sharks to meet in the NEW Shark Reef Encounter Experience.
There are also great activities planned for the Easter weekend at Sealife’s other centres in 11 other cities throughout the UK.
A family pass (2 adults, 2 children) is £75.00 or £63.75 if booked online.
Some great ideas, I think you’ll agree. So, what will you be doing this Easter weekend?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Kew image © Henry Lawford, shark eggs image © Damien Du Toit, cricket image © MCC Academy, egg hunt image © Avondale Pattillo UMC, Thorpe Park image © Jeremy Thompson.