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Look no further than our guide to the top 6 family activities for Easter if you’re seeking things to do with the family during the Easter holidays.

Are you in need of some inspiration for things to see and do with the kids for Easter? Our selection of activities will occupy all the family, from home-made Easter crafts to exciting Easter events. Fill your four-day weekend with plenty of fun, sweet treats and family time.

Here are 6 Easter family activities and games for you to enjoy this Easter…


1. Bake an Easter Cake

Easter Cupcakes

Easter is all about indulging your sweet tooth. With that in mind, why not whip up some delicious Easter-themed treats in the kitchen with the little ones? Try out some simple and tasty meringue chicks, chocolate cornflake cakes or rice pop doughnuts. These simple recipes will allow chefs of all skills and ages to cook up a storm on Easter weekend.

The more adventurous can try rustling up some Easter egg brownies, bunny cupcakes or hedgehog bread. All of these are fun and delicious alternatives to standard baked goods.

All the delicious Easter recipes mentioned above are all available on the BBC Food website.


2. Easter Egg Hunts

Girl Easter Egg Hunt

Easter would not be complete without a good old Easter egg hunt. The ideal family Easter game that everyone can get involved in, egg hunts can either be organised by yourselves or you can find them across many sites in the UK. The National Trust Cadbury Easter egg hunt can be found in 250 locations nationwide, where you can be rewarded with a selection of delicious Cadbury eggs.

You will find plenty of Easter egg hunt ideas on the internet, which you can adapt to suit ages and number of participants. For example, different coloured eggs could be designated to certain age groups to make your Easter egg hunt fairer on smaller children.

To avoid arguments, split large groups into teams and incorporate a relay-race element, ensuring that each child gets an egg. Adding clues or creating a treasure map can be a fun way to get older children involved. You could even reverse the roles and let the kids hide the eggs for the adults.


3. Easter Crafts

Toddler painting Easter Egg

Take some time out of your Easter weekend to get creative with the kids. Download our free printable template and let them design their very own Easter egg, using coloured pencils, glitter, feathers and fabric.

Other Easter crafts for kids include making Easter bonnets, painting actual eggs, turning wooden spoons into Easter bunny puppets and making Easter baskets for all those eggs. Crafts are a great way to spend quality family time together this Easter.


4. Spring Walks

Spring walk sisters

Throughout the UK and Ireland, discover many picturesque spots to appreciate the sights and sounds of spring.

Walk through ancient forests carpeted with bluebells such as the woodland of Urquhart Bay, the Lakeland forest of Grizedale and Buckland Abbey’s Great North Wood. Visit the stunning grounds of country estates like Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire, Saltram in South Devon and Newark Park in Gloucestershire. Wander paths lined with daffodils and snowdrops or past fields fresh with new born lambs and calves.

Browse our handy Walking Guide to find magnificent paths and trails you can enjoy during your family Easter break at one of our Easter holiday cottages.


5. Farm Parks

Easter chick

The word ‘Easter’ brings to mind images of newborn lambs, calves, freshly hatched chicks and ducklings. What better way to spend Easter weekend than at a family farm park meeting them at first hand? Many farm parks offer experiences such as bottle-feeding lambs, handling baby chicks and rabbits as well as tractor and trailer rides.

Visitors to our Pembrokeshire cottages can visit Folly Farm, our Cotswolds accommodation has Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park and The Big Sheep is on hand for our cottages in Devon.

You can even get first-hand experience by staying at one of our many farm cottages.


6. The World of Beatrix Potter

Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter

Head to The World of Beatrix Potter on your next Lake District Cottage holiday for an unforgettable experience. Visitors are introduced to the renowned authoress and her much-loved characters, from Peter Rabbit to Jemima Puddleduck.

The attraction is based in Bowness-on-Windermere, and hosts a number of Peter Rabbit-related events for Easter. These include Peter Rabbit’s Tea Parties and Easter egg hunts in the Peter Rabbit Garden. On Good Friday, children wearing Easter bonnets can enjoy free entry!

Browse our helpful Lake District Travel Guide for further inspiration on how to spend your Easter weekend 2019.


Find an Easter break for your family with one of our Easter cottages. Book your break today to make Easter 2019 one to remember.


Image credits: Riversdale Estate(CC BY 2.0)

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