Side Street Style: Easter Adventures to be had across the UK

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10/04/2019

Easter Adventures to be had across the UK

Easter holidays


The days are getting longer, and the kids are on their Easter holiday break so if you’re stuck for ideas when it comes to keeping the kids entertained over the school break, don't worry, I have it sorted.

There are eggs-cellent events for families taking place across the Easter school break all over the UK – and they don't all involve eating chocolate! Whether you want to take the family to an Easter-egg hunt or take a trip to a museum, check out my top Easter activities for kids in the UK.

RHS Flower Show Cardiff 12-14th April

For the past three years I have taken my boys to the RHS Flower show and have always had a blast as there is an array of things to see and do and makes for a great day out. Located in Bute Park in the heart of the city, it the perfect way to get some garden inspiration as well as encourage children to get outdoors and learn about plants, flowers and wildlife in a fun way. You can get tickets here and also check out my vlog from last year. Also each paying adult can bring in two children under 16 for Free!


RHS flower show


Warner Bros Studio Tour – Leavesden

Enter the breathtaking world of Harry Potter and take a behind-the-scenes look at this worldwide phenomenon. Warner Bros Studio Tour in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, gives you an incredible glimpse into the magical world of one of the most successful movie series of all time. On the tour, you’ll be transported to an enchanting world bursting with special effects, amazing costumes, legendary props and mythical creatures. Take a look at https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk if you need more info. 


Storytelling and Music Sessions (0 to 4-year-olds) – Royal Albert Hall

Storytelling veterans Paul Rubinstein, Becky Dixon and Samantha Sutherland will take little ones on an interactive journey through the history of the world-famous venue. They’ll present a series of sessions for babies and toddlers, with a view to engage and encourage communication between parents/carers. The kids can have a go on some musical instruments, too, and enjoy singing, movement and stories.  The aim? To develop self-confidence, coordination and awareness through sounds, songs, rhythms and rhymes, as well as learn all about the hall’s musical history. The sessions run up until 25 April and tickets cost £5


Free Gingerbread Baking Masterclass – GAIL’s Bakery (3 venues in London)

Try your hand at a spot of gingerbread baking and decorating at GAIL’s Bakery this Easter. With bunny cookie cutters and rolling pins at the ready, you and the kids will use GAIL’s famous speculoos biscuit dough to make your delicious creations. Once you’ve baked your handmade treats, kids can then decorate them with icing before taking them home to devour – along with other GAIL’s goodies. And rest assured: there’ll be enough for you to eat, too! 


easter gingerbread



Leeds Castle – Kent

Walk off all the Easter chocolate at Leeds Castle. Stroll through the glorious woodland and admire the blossoming parklands. Marvel at the rainbow tulips in the beautiful grounds and witness daffodils bedecking the ancient moat. There’s a family-friendly event this Easter at the castle with the Junk Orchestra. Little ones can get creative with the skilfully assembled pieces of ‘rubbish’ and help create an awesome structure. They’ll place all their creations on the Pavilion Lawn which was erected by respected eco artist Sarah Turner. 

Easter Egg Hunts and Chocolate Party – Whitemead Forest Park 

Located in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, Whitemead Forest Park promises a fun-filled Easter break. Stay in a woodland lodge, cabin (with hot tub), glamping pod, caravan or modern apartment.
The popular family resort even has its own on-site swimming pool, spa, restaurant and bar. What’s more, there’s a raft of kids’ activities on-scene – namely the site-wide Easter-egg hunts. And let’s not forget the exclusive chocolate party where kids get involved in loads of madcap chocolate games!

Eureka! – Halifax

Featuring six interactive zones, this National Children’s Museum event lets your youngsters learn about the incredible world of science and technology this Easter holiday. Taking place every day from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 28 April, your kids will be totally awestruck. They’ll watch science demonstrations and learn about everything from deserts to the human body. For a truly one-off Easter weekend, how about taking the whole family to meet the Easter Bunny here? Created by Same Difference Arts, you can come here from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April.

Easter Egg Hunts with the National Trust 

Every year National Trust properties pair up with Cadburys and put on an array of fun activites and easter egg hunts. We have taken part in two over the years, once at Aberdulais Falls and the other at Dyffryn Gardens. The hunts involve searching for clues and figuring out puzzles and gets the kids outdoors, running around and being active with of course a little treat at the end. It's always a fun way to spend the day and National Trust properties are of course inspiring places to be such as Bodiam Castle in Sussex, one of the most atmospheric fairytale castles and great for the whole family.


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8 comments:

  1. Some lovely ideas here Laura. I've wanted to go to the Warner Bros studios for ages!

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  2. It sounds like there's lots going on this Easter! I hope you enjoy them.

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  3. Lots of fun Easter activities to do! We've actually just been to a local farm and participated in the Easter events there.

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  4. What some amazing things are happening across the UK this Easter! So much for people to do and see where ever they are located. The Easter Egg Hunts at the National Trust sound amazing!

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  5. Oh the gingerbread making classes looks amazing. I pass the Warner Brothers studios every day as it's the building opposite my work and I bet over the Easter weeks its been so busy x

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  6. We went to the Harry Potter tour recently and already want to go back for Gringotts bank. SOOOO good!! xxx

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  7. I always loved an Easter egg hunt when I was younger, or making Easter egg cupcakes with my Mum. Back then we would have Easter bonnet competitions too; not sure if that's such a big thing anymore or not?

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  8. My local National Trust place is having their annual Easter Egg hunt which is always a big hit for keeping my niece and nephew entertained x

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