I can’t believe Easter is fast approaching, Christmas feels like five minutes ago! Easter is a great time of the year with lots going on, so if you are looking for some inspiration to keep your children entertained then look no further, we have some fun ideas…
A big day out with Peter Rabbit™
There is so much to see and do at Kew Gardens so why not combine your visit and enjoy a fun-filled Peter Rabbit™ themed Easter with entertainment for all the family. Learn how to grow your own vegetables, build a rabbit warren and take part in fun games. Follow a trail based on Peter Rabbit and other famous Beatrix Potter characters and discover Beatrix Potter’s links with Kew, her struggles to get recognised in the scientific community and how this led her to create her world-famous characters.
Where: Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE
Dates: 30 March to 15 April
Opening time: 10:00 – 5:45
Price: Included with entry to the Gardens. Buy your tickets online and save money, click here
Adult price: £17.75
Child price (4–16): £4
Children under 4 free
RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve
Pop along to the Pulborough Brooks “Family Fun Day” where they will be offering free entry to the reserve for all families. There will be a lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy on the day; try your hand at a spot of pond-dipping and discover the creatures lurking in the watery depths, test your bird-spotting skills and play some games in the “Brilliant Birds” session, and follow the quiz around the trail to discover something new about nature. Don’t forget to get a wildlife ‘tattoo’ before you go home! No need to book, just drop in any time between 11- 3.
Where: RSPB Pulborough Brooks, Wiggonholt, Pulborough RH20 2EL
When: Saturday 31 March
Price: FREE family entry
Pond-dipping sessions: 11 am – 12.30 pm + 1.30 pm – 3 pm
Brilliant Birds sessions: 11 am – 12.30 pm + 1.30 pm – 3 pm
Telephone: 01798 875851
Easter at Watts Gallery Artists’ Village, Down Lane, Compton, Surrey GU3 1DQ
There’s lots of going on at Watts Gallery…
- The Watts Easter Trail:
Friday 30 March – Sunday 15 April (11am – 5pm). Search for fruits and flowers around the Artists’ Village and return your completed trail to receive a chocolate egg! Free with admission. Adults: £11.50. Children 16 and under: FREE
- Spring prints & bunny bookmarks:
Friday 30 March – Sunday 8 April (10am – 4pm). Get creative using printing presses to create flowers and fruit prints, and make bunny bookmarks. Free with admission. Adults: £11.50. Children 16 and under: FREE
- Clay chicks and rabbits:
Tuesday 3 – Sunday 8 April (10.30am – 12.30pm & 2 – 4pm)
Make a clay chick or rabbit with the help of a potter in the Foyle Pottery Studio
£9.50 per child. Ages 8-12. Pre booking is required : wattsgallery.org.uk/whats-on/easter-holidays
Albury Vineyard Easter Open Day
Visit the vineyard on Saturday 31st March for a family-friendly open day. Pop in any time between 11am and 4pm for tastings of their award-winning sparkling wines and entertain the little ones with a vineyard bunny run, colouring & stickers and chocolate of course.
Adult tickets include a tasting of their three sparkling wines and children’s tickets include a chocolate treat. More information available on their website here.
Where: Silent Pool, Shere Road, Albury, GU5 9BW
Adult price: £5
Child price: £3
Easter Egg Hunts provide the perfect opportunity to head outdoors and create some special family memories all whilst eating chocolate! Here are just a few egg hunts going on that you may enjoy:
Gatton Park Open Day & Easter Egg Hunt
Explore the stunning gardens looking for clues to find the eggs.
Where: Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0TW
When: Sunday 1 and Monday 2 April
Cost: Adults £5 children, £2.
No booking required.
National Trust and Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts
Friday 30 March –Monday 2 April. Enjoy some Easter fun at one of Surrey’s National Trust venues; Claremont Landscape Garden, Dapdune Wharf, Hatchlands Park, Morden Hall Park, Polesden Lacey, Shalford Mill and Winkworth Arboretum.
Normal admission fees apply with an additional £3 per person for the egg hunt. Please check out the website for entrance fees and further details: easter.cadbury.co.uk/#easter-egg-hunt.
The Great Easter Egg Hunt, Cranleigh
Friday 30th March at 10:30am sharp at The Cranleigh Showground.
This fun egg hunt is for children 10 years and under, who must be accompanied by an adult and starts with a stroll (or run) across the Showground to the woods, where a number of plastic eggs have been hidden. If you find a plastic egg, you win a chocolate egg! Free entry.
Head to Painshill Park and follow the exciting trail to explore the mystical follies and enchanted woodlands. The perfect Easter day out for all the family, discover the landscape in its spring glory in the hunt for hints and clues leading to some delicious chocolatey Easter treats!
Where: Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE
When: 30 -31 March
Time: Trail open at 11am – 4pm. Park opens at 10am
Price: Admission price to park: Family ticket £27 (2 adults, 4 children). Adults: £8 Child: £4.50 (children under 5 are free)
Please contact us if you would like us to help you to organise some fun days out or a weekend away this Easter.