Easter Activities List

So..Not quite a blog post but I thought I would do all the research for you to save you so time and give you a nice, juicy list of things you can get up to over the Easter Holidays.
  • Leeds Castle – 1st April – 17th (whole school holiday) – There is an Easter trail for £1 extra per trail card, also hour long guided walks/shows throughout the day where you can go around the grounds while Robin Hood, Maid Marion and their merry men act out scenes to make it into more of a show. There are also Robin Hood related arts and crafts so the kids can make various items to take with them on their quest. https://www.leeds-castle.com/What%E2%80%99s+On/Family%20&%20Children/Easter%20Quest/
  • Canterbury tales – Monday – Friday both weeks of the holidays – Medieval themed story telling, knight training at knight school and also Maypole dancing. https://www.canterburytales.org.uk/events/event/medieval-story-garden-easter17/
  • Kent Life – 1st & 2nd of April – As well as all the usual Easter activities such as meeting the new animals, tractor rides, playing in the park and paint a pot, you will also be allowed to feed the baby lambs and watch a special Sooty and Sweep show throughout the day. http://kentlife.org.uk/event/the-sooty-show/
  • Hop Farm Peppa Pig Day – 5th April – Entry Price is £1 like always, which covers the indoor and outdoor play areas and the crazy golf. Everything else is at an additional price per activity. Peppa and George will be making appearances throughout the day on the 5th of April (and only this day), doing meet and greets for any kids who might be interested. Personally I cant say I am a huge fan of the Hop Farm as it is definitely a place where “it all adds up”, but if money is no object or you want to tick it off your to-do list, a themed day such as this one might make it that bit more appealing. https://thehopfarm.co.uk/events/easter-fun-at-the-farm
  • Dover Museum – 6th April – Free Open day with arts and crafts such as colouring, puzzles and bonnet making. http://www.dovermuseum.co.uk/Whats-On/Family-Days.aspx
  • Bewl Water – 10th – 17th April – This Easter, Bewl Water are stepping it up a notch and doing an Easter trail you can do either by walking or on your bike, a special Easter train and water taxi  and there will be a special Easter Menu in the restaurant. https://www.bewlwater.co.uk/whats-on/easter-eggsplorer/
  • Brogdale Collections –  10th April – Just for this day, you can meet some mega bugs and then do some bug-related arts and crafts to create your own bug to take home with you.  Over the Easter weekend, you can also meet lots of animals in the animal barn, have your face painted, go on the miniature railway and do an Easter egg trail. You can also win prizes if you dress up too. Also if you book now, you get 10% off the entry price. http://www.brogdalecollections.org/festivals-events/easter-at-brogdale/
  • Dover Castle Medieval weekend – 14th – 17th (Bank Holiday weekend only) – Dover Castle will have all their usual things to do for the kids during the Easter Holidays but over this weekend, they also have fire-breathing jesters, story telling and re-enactments of St George and the Dragon. No extra cost for members, but usual entry fees apply for everyone else.  http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/dover-easter-medieval-adventure/
  • Rare Breeds Centre – 14th – 17th (Bank Holiday weekend only) – The Rare Breeds are doing Red Riding Hood as their Easter Panto this year, and they also have all their usual fun such as the Easter egg hunt, Pig washing and racing, face painting, trailer rides and meet the animals – http://www.rarebreeds.org.uk/events/detail/easter-antics-on-the-farm
  • Wildwood Easter wonderland – 1st April – 17th April – As well as seeing all the usual animals, the Wonderland will be a place to meet all the new Easter related animals such as lambs, chicks and bunnies. They also have Medieval related activities and a rabbit easter trail. https://wildwoodtrust.org/things-do/easter
  • AMF Bowling are also doing 25% off if you book in advance and start bowling before 10am with the code EASTERHT1725 online. They also have their mascot Bumper hanging around before 10am and some Easter activities going on throughout the day too. From 4pm-6pm you can also bowl to win Easter eggs.
  • Cineworld will be doing their daily movies for juniors as they always do for school holidays. Also on the 8th of April, there is a film festival on where certain films are only £3 a ticket (adult films included)

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  • Smyths Toy Superstore –  Easter Egg hunt around the shop on the 15th April. 9am – 2pm, one egg per child while stocks last.
  • Dinky Days Horse Riding, Shadoxhurst  Easter events – There are a few options for the Easter Holidays depending on how much money you want to spend and the dates you are free to attend, so I will start with the cheapest first.
    • Activies and Pony Games – You can have 2 hours of fun and games with the ponies for £20 a child. This is available on the 4th and 6th of April, and also the week after on the 12th.
    • Your child can spend a whole morning exploring the farm, looking for birds, bees and bugs; going trekking with the Dinky ponies and lots of fun and games, with drinks and snacks included. This is £35 a child and is available on the 7th and 11th of April from 9am – 1pm.
    • Own a Dinky Day – A whole day of pony fun featuring stable management, grooming, fun, games and a pony ride. Lunch and snacks are included. This is only available on the 5th of April from 10am – 4pm for £45 a child
    • They are doing an Easter egg hunt as well for £20 a child, but they haven’t actually released the specific dates for these days yet so I will let you know shortly.
  • The Reindeer centre, Capralama farm – 12th – 17th April – Over the Easter period, the Reindeer centre will be open from 10am – 4pm. For £5 a person, you can meet the reindeers, goats, pigs, lambs, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducklings, meerkats, owls and reptiles. There is also a pirate ship and sand play area, straw bale ball pit and a straw slide zone.
  • East Stour Primary School are holding an Easter Egg hunt and Family day on the 17th April (Bank Holiday Monday) from 10am – 2pm. The Easter Egg hunt itself is completely free to enter, but there is also a BBQ, Bouncy castle and arts and crafts for families to enjoy.

Feeding the troops:

  • Kids eat Free Breakfast every day when purchasing a full Adults breakfast.
  • Harvester are doing an Easter Feast over the Easter weekend, £15 for 3 courses. Also, on the 15th and 16th of April, Kids can do an Easter egg hunt activity sheet to win prizes for an additional £1 (only during breakfast time)

 

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