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Easter events in 2024

Looking to get away over the Easter holidays? Need ideas of things to do over the bank holiday weekend? Check out our guide to family-friendly Easter events taking place throughout the country over the Easter weekend (29 to 31 March 2024) and the school holidays.

Things to do this Easter

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Easter events: Crack the egg trail at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Family skipping down drive towards the entrance to Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace’s already fabulous Walled Garden will be transformed into an Easter wonderland over the bank holiday weekend. There will be lots of interactive experiences and activities for the little ones, from balloon modelling to circus skills workshops and traditional fairground rides. Punch & Judy will be there to provide the laughs and you'll even have a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Most importantly, though, an Easter trail will be set up in the Formal Garden, full of chocolatey treats for the kids to get excited about.

When? Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April 2024

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Easter events: Take a spring walk through Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner, Hampshire

Over the Easter weekend, Hampshire’s elegant country house will play host to a magical easter egg hunt. Pick up a map (there's a sensory version available too) and head off to find all the eggs hiding around the gardens. It’s a fun way to fill up on fresh air, exploring the parkland dotted with blossoming trees and crunching through bluebell woods. There’s also a chocolate prize awaiting you at the end.

When? Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April March 2024

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Easter events: Have Eggscellent family fun at Hever Castle

Hever Castle, Kent

View of Hever Castle from across the moat with a foreground of daffodils

Head over to the Garden of England for some eggscellent activities in Hever Castle’s gardens. Hop through the trail of colourful carrots, keeping an eye out for the formidable golden carrot, and take part in the free Easter egg hunt to claim your chocolatey prize. You can introduce the little ones to colourful spring blooms, too – like late-flowering daffodils, camellias and tulips – and, if the weather is in your favour, tackle the notorious water maze.

When? Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April 2024

Spend Easter at Hever Castle
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Easter events: Throw eggs off the top of Muncaster Castle

Ravenglass, Cumbria

Along with the usual egg hunt, Muncaster Castle invites you to chuck them off the castle roof too! Creativity meets problem-solving at the Protect the Egg Workshop where you’ll design and construct a shield to safeguard your egg. Once you’re ready, hold your breath as your creation faces the ultimate challenge: The Big Egg Drop. Will your shield withstand the plunge and keep your egg safe? If it does you’ll be treated to an Easter surprise. If it doesn’t? Console yourself with a hot chocolate whilst exploring the castle’s blossoming gardens on the Easter Spring Trail.

When? Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April 2024

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Easter events: Meet the cuddly residents of Willows Activity Farm

Willows Activity Farm, Hertfordshire

With an Easter-packed programme, newborn animals and fresh, rural air, Willows Activity Farm crams all the elements of springtime within its fences. There are so many things to keep the kids busy, they won’t know where to start! Crack on with an egg hunt, have a peek inside the Easter Grotto, meet Peter Rabbit and Friends at one of their shows or have a cuddle with the rabbits and guinea pigs. Children under five will love their own dedicated play area, and with fun fairground rides and plenty of bouncy castles, there’s more than enough to wear them out for the journey home.

When? Saturday 23 March to Sunday 24 March and Thursday 28 March to Monday 1 April 2024

Spring into Easter at Willows Activity Farm
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Easter events: Get crafty at York’s Chocolate Story

York's Chocolate Story, Yorkshire

York's Chocolate Story, York, North Yorkshire, England. High angle close up of tray with chocolate pralines.

Get out and about in York this Easter with York’s Chocolate Story’s incredible chocolate masterclass. Taking place throughout the holidays, big and little kids can join master chocolatiers to learn the secrets of chocolate making as they guide you through decorating your own Easter egg. You'll also get to make your own moreish chocolate truffles while sipping on a signature hot chocolate - and at the end of the day, you can take all your handmade treats home with you. Just don't eat them all in one go!

When? Saturday 23 March to Sunday 7 April 2024

Uncover treats at York's Chocolate Story
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Easter events: Search for golden bunnies at Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace, London

Head over to Hampton Court Palace during the Easter school holidays to hunt around the gardens of King Henry VIII’s childhood home looking for the Lindt Gold Bunny statues. Follow the clues hidden around the palace and gardens and come across stories of the fascinating people who have lived and worked there in the past. Once you’ve solved all the challenges, you’ll win a delicious reward. 

When? Saturday 23 March to Sunday 14 April 2024

Solve chocolatey challenges
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Easter events: Meet Bluey at Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens, London

Australia's favourite Blue Heeler pup is taking a break from Brisbane this Easter, and will meet her UK fans at Kew GardensBluey has gained widespread acclaim for its heartwarming stories, relatable characters, and positive portrayal of family life, becoming a beloved series for children and adults alike. During the Easter holidays, choose from a range of fun activities and outdoor games, while learning about the different plants found at Kew, and from Bluey's home Down Under. Bluey will be making a special appearance at different intervals each day, so be sure to keep an eye out for her!

When? Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April 2024

Spend the Easter holidays at Kew
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Easter events: Meet Puss in Boots at Shrek’s Adventure

Shrek's Adventure, London

Join an Easter fiesta at Shrek's Adventure where you can showcase your dance moves and meet Puss in Boots and his feisty friend Kitty Softpaws. Little ones can join a quest to collect stamps using an Easter-themed activity sheet and then have their photo taken with the famous felines at this fun-filled Spanish-themed adventure. This easter activity is included with your entry ticket but do pre-book is to avoid missing out.

When? Friday 29 March to Saturday 13 April 2024

Have a fairytale Easter
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Easter events: Follow Freddo’s Egg Adventure at Cadbury World

Cadbury World, Birmingham

Visit Bourneville’s finest chocolate factory this Easter to experience Freddo’s Easter Egg adventure. Watch and help Freddo solve challenges set by the Caramel Bunny to win a special prize, and get your hands on Cadbury’s famous chocolate creations as a thank you. Make your day extra special and book a character dining experience where you can sample a chocolatey twist on a traditional afternoon tea.

When? To be confirmed

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Easter events: Embark on an adventure at Audley End

Audley End House, Essex

Stop by English Heritage site, Audley End House, this Easter to take part in a very special adventure quest. Hunt for clues and challenges, discover traditional Easter games like egg rolling and a schooltime favourite, the egg and spoon race, before tracking down hidden Easter eggs and being rewarded your own chocolate treat.

When? Saturday 23 March to Sunday 14 April 2024

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    Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

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    Hinton Ampner, Hampshire

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    Hever Castle, Kent

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    Ravenglass, Cumbria

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    Willows Activity Farm, Hertfordshire

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    York's Chocolate Story, Yorkshire

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    Hampton Court Palace, London

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    Kew Gardens, London

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    Shrek's Adventure, London

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    Cadbury World, Birmingham

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    Audley End House, Essex

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