20 great activities to do over easter in the UK
With a fantastic 4 days weekend to look forward to, what are your plans for Easter?
For many Easter is a time of religious services, family get-togethers, Easter egg hunts or catching up on household DIY and spring cleaning. It can also be an opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends exploring fun activities across the country.
Check out our list of the top 20 activities to do in the UK over Easter 2019.
1. WALKING WITH WITCHES TRAIL
Embark on a journey 400 years in the making, by exploring the history of Pendle Hill and the villages which surround the famous 557 metre hill, which has been associated with witches and the supernatural incidents. Explore scenic countryside and enjoy breath-taking views of the surrounding hills, rivers and canals.
2. OSWALDTWISTLE MILLS SHOPPING VILLAGE AND GARDEN CENTRE
April 19 2019 – April 22 2019
Visitors can take part in a fun Easter egg hunt in the historic Oswaldtwistle Mills over Easter. Entrants are also being offered the chance to enter the golden egg lucky dip, in order for a chance to win a special boxed Easter Egg.
3. Family Fun Fair at Daisy Nook Country Park
April 11 2019 - April 22 2019
Enjoy the funfair during Easter at the Daisy Nook Country Park in Failsworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester, with over 150 exciting rides and activities available. Visitors who arrive between 1 to 6pm will gain free entry.
4. Easter Afternoon Tea at the Radisson Blu Edwardian
April 03 2019 – April 23 2019
Afternoon tea at the 5-star Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel is luxury personified. Make your booking this Easter to experience culinary delights such as French Patisserie, clotted cream scones and English Strawberry shortbread. A popular stopover for celebrities such as Simon Cowell, the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel can be found in Manchester’s City Centre on Peter Street.
5. Manchester Duck Race
April 19 2019
Watch or take part in the 10th annual Manchester Duck Race in Salford. Taking place on the River Irwell, the Manchester Duck Race is a charity event for raising funds for the Brainwave Children’s charity. To participate you can purchase a duck from prices starting from £1.
6. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts
Apr 19 2019-Apr 22 2019
Taking place at National Trust properties in London, such as Fenton House in Hampstead, Ham House in Richmond and Sutton House in Hackney, the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts are amongst the largest taking place in the Capital. To join a hunt near you, simply visit the National Trust website and enter your postcode.
7. Chocolate Market At Duke Of York Square
April 26th 2019
Indulge in chocolate treats with some of the UK’s leading chocolatiers and artisans such as Hans Sloan, Diana David and Alistair Croll, where you can discover delicacies such as, rich chocolate drinks, cranberry and orange slabs and handcrafted macaroons.
8. Easter at the SkyGarden
April 21 2019 – April 22 2019
Perched on top of the 160 metre, 20 Fenchurch Street - also known as the ‘walkie-talkie’, in the City of London, the Sky Garden is a three storied glass dome offering expansive views over the city of London. This Easter visitors can visit the Sky Pod Bar on April the 20th and 21st for an exclusive meeting with the Easter bunny and on April 21 and 22 enjoy an exquisite Easter lunch by head chef Daniel Fletcher who has been featured on the BBC2’s Great British Menu.
9. Birmingham Botanical Gardens Easter Egg Hunt
21 April 2019
Take part in the annual Easter Egg Hunt across the 15 acres of Birmingham’s Botanical gardens, which are located in Edgbaston, near the city centre. The winner will receive a year’s free membership and various sugary treats. Also visit for a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and award-winning clown and children’s entertainer Bibbledy Bob.
10. British Motor Museum Easter Egg Hunt
April 19 2019 – 22 April 2019
A 45-minute drive south-east of Birmingham is the British Motor Museum, where this Easter, visitors can search for eggs hidden amongst the museum’s 300 classic British cars. To win a delicious Chocolate prize, simply collect six different coloured eggs.
11. Fly With a Superhero at The Bear Grylls Adventure
April 27 2019 – 28 April 2019
Ever wanted to be a superhero? This month the Bear Grylls Adventure at the National Exhibition Centre will be giving a chance to customers to live out their dreams, as they will be able experience indoor sky diving in the Indoor Wind Tunnel, while wearing Top Gun, Toy Story, Superman and Spiderman costumes.
Easter Weekend 2019
In celebration of the opening of their new 16 metre slide - Snowfactor, which is the only year-round snow sport resort in Scotland, Snowfactor are offering visitors the chance to ride the new slide for £1. People can also check out a range of other activities such as skiing, snowboarding, sledging and climbing.
13. Kids Surf Camp At the Causeway Coast and Glens Region
13th April 2019 – 28th April 2019
Want to conquer the world of surfing and become the next Kelly Slater? Children aged 5 to 16 and their parents can visit the Long Line Surf School over the Easter holidays and learn how to surf and become knowledgeable about water safety. Prices start from £17.
14. Heatherton World of Activities
Heatherton World of Activities, which is located in scenic Pembrokeshire, near Tenby, South West Wales, offers families a variety of fun activities to experience from go-karting archery, paintball and water zorbing. Admission is free and the resort is Dog friendly.
15. Brighton Scenic Helicopter Flight
Enjoy airborne views of Britain’s hippest city, by taking a helicopter tour of Brighton that will see visitors experiencing a unique perspective of sights such as the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Beach, Brighton Pier, Brighton Clock Tower and the Grand Hotel.
16. Funderworld Theme Park at Durdhams Down
April 05 2019 – April 28 2019
Funderworld Theme Park at Durdhams Down is an annual Easter event which takes place in the nearly 400 acres of Durdham Down, Northwest of Bristol Town Centre. Funderworld is billed as being the UK’s largest mobile theme park and it sports over 50 rides and attractions for families to enjoy.
17. Easter Animals Fun Day
April 17 2019
Meet friendly animals such as young Lambs, Shetland Ponies and Alpacas in the grounds of Belgrave Hall this Easter. Also offered will be face painting, trails and Easter craft games.
18. Uncover Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood and Maid Marian
April 19 2019
Join Robin Hood and Maid Marian for a tour of the world-famous Sherwood Forest, where visitors can learn about the escapades of the legendary outlaw and see the Major Oak - a 1,000-year-old tree that Robin Hood used as a hideout. Also experience Sherwood Forest’s wildlife and its variety of trees.
19. Indoor Funfair at the Exhibition Centre
April 15 2019 – April 22 2019
The exhibition centre in Kings Dock, Liverpool will be transformed into a huge indoor funfair offering rides and activities for children and all the family. The centrepiece of the funfair will be the inflatable obstacle course, which is the longest in the world. Also offered will be two mini-coasters and a 3D experience zone.
20. Holyroodhouse Easter Egg Hunt
April 08 2019 – April 21 2019
Join the search for Easter Eggs at Holyroodhouse, which is the summer residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Don’t forget to visit the Palace’s Family Room, where visitors can enter a second hunt, to locate wigs, hats and crowns hidden throughout the Palace.
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