Apart from its religious significance, Easter is the perfect excuse to devour delicious chocolate eggs and get together with family and friends. But the four day break can be a lot of time to fill, especially if you have grand-children in tow. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun days out to be had with the family all across the UK this Easter.
Cadbury World, Birmingham
For many, Easter is all about chocolaty delights, so don’t miss Cadbury World and learn all about the history and production of this sweet stuff. Nibble on the chocolate bars as you take a tour of the factory, then hold tight for a 4-D action-packed ride on the “Crunchie rollercoaster” as it dives into a bowl of liquid Cadbury’s Dairy Milk– all from the comfort of your motion seat! Easter holds even more fun for the little ones of the family, thanks to Caramel Bunny’s stage shows packed with sing-a-long fun, dancing and stories galore.
National Trust Cadbury Easter egg hunts, all over the UK
The National Trust and Cadbury organise over 250 fun-filled Easter egg hunts across the UK. Work off your Easter excess with a romp through woodland trails and beside beautiful lakes as you follow the Easter Bunny’s clues to find your prize. Other activities include face painting, arts and crafts and games which should keep the kids entertained all day. Visit the website to find out what’s going on at your local National Trust location.
Battersea Park Zoo, London
Battersea Park Zoo is a friendly, family-run centre hosting a wide variety of farmyard animals as well as otters, lemurs, monkeys and peacocks. Visit on Good Friday for Easter Bunny Day when the little ones can make their own pair of bunny ears and be face-painted with a nose and whiskers. There’s also an Easter egg hunt with a difference: seek them out within the animal enclosures – obviously from the safety of the other side of the cage – and if you find all the eggs, you win a prize! Don’t miss Rabbit Story Time (11:45am and 2:15pm) for a chance to come up close to real fluffy bunnies.
Theme parks, UK and France
Theme parks are always a hit with the kids of the family, so if plummeting from great heights is your thing, a theme park could be a real treat. For a full list of UK theme parks, visit Theme Parks UK – many, like Drayton Manor Park and Legoland offer special discounted Easter packages including hotel accommodation so you could make a real holiday of it. Alternatively, you might like a quick family jaunt to Disneyland Paris – who better to spend Easter with than the likes of Mickey, Minnie and Cinderella?