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[caption id="attachment_1964" align="alignright" width="300"]From Egg Hunts to Easter Craft Workshops, the fun to be had with your Children this holiday is endless. From Egg Hunts to Easter Craft Workshops, the fun to be had with your Children this holiday is endless.[/caption] Shake off those Wintry Blues, enjoy the Spring Sunshine and make the most of the Easter Holidays with with these fun activities and great days out.

Northamptonshire

Wicky’s Easter Trail at Wicksteed Park Thursday 29th March - Sunday 15th April: 10.30am – 4.30pm. Wicky Bear has been very mischievous and he has hidden some huge Easter shapes in the Park and he wants all the boys and girls to help him find them! Entry is £3 per child and every entry receives an Easter gift (car parking charges applies). Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NJ.  01536 512475. www.wicksteedpark.org


Easter Egg Trail at Stanwick Lakes Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April: 10.00am – 4.00pm. Take part in the Eater Egg Trail at Stanwick Lakes. Follow the clues around the accessible trail (suitable for buggies and wheelchairs) to win a prize! Buy a trail from the Visitor Centre. £2 per trail. (Car parking charges apply). Stanwick, Northamptonshire, NN9 6GY.  01933 625522. www.stanwicklakes.org.uk


Spring Tray Gardens at National Trust Canons Ashby Monday 9th - Friday 13th April: 11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm. Let your little ones discover their creative side with their own miniature Spring tray garden. All materials supplied; all you need is some imagination to create some beautiful natural art. £3 per tray garden. (Normal admission applies). Canons Ashby, Daventry, NN11 3SD.  01327 861900. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/canons-ashby


Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at National Trust Stowe Friday 20th March - Monday 2nd April: 10.00am - 4.30pm. Leap into a world of gods and goddesses on an Easter hunt to discover mythical stories behind the heroines of Stowe. Get outdoors for a family adventure to win a Cadbury chocolatey prize. £3 per hunt (Normal admission applies). New Inn, Buckingham, MK18 5EQ.  01280 817156. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe


Easter Egg Trail at Abington Park Museum Friday 30th & Saturday 31st March: 12.00noon - 4.00pm and Monday 2nd April: 1.00pm - 5.00pm. Come along to the Easter trail around Abington Park Museum with a chocolate egg as a prize for every child. £1.50 per child. Suitable for all ages. Drop in - no booking required. Abington Park, Park Avenue South, Northampton, NN1 5LW .  01604 838110. www.northampton.gov.uk/museumkids


Easter Bonnet & Egg Hunt at Daventry Country Park Friday 30th March: 10.00am - 11.30am. Join in the free Easter Eggsplorer Trail and meet the park's Easter Bunny Wiggles for a special Easter treat. Win prizes in the Easter Bonnet Parade. Design a colourful bonnet on the themes of 'bunnies', 'birds' and 'chocolate'. Visitor Centre, Northern Way, Daventry, NN11 2JB .  01327 871100. www.daventrydc.gov.uk/countrypark   Easter Events and Days Outs  

Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire

Easter Spring Babies at Green Dragon Eco Farm Monday 26th March - Sunday 15th April: 10.00am - 5.30pm. A family friendly event with a variety of themed, educational, fun experiences and activities. Lots of new babies to get close to, such as piglets, goat kids, ducklings, chicks and newborn lambs to bottle feed. (Standard admission charges apply). Claydon Road, Hogshaw, MK18 3LA .  www.greendragonecofarm.co.uk


Easter Egg Hunt and Milton Keynes Museum Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April: 11.00am - 4.30pm. This Easter youngsters are invited to search the museum for hidden eggs. The museums's novel Easter Egg Hunt means everyone wins something. Enjoy a tour of the site while searching for eggs. (Standard admission applies). McConnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5EL.  www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk


Easter Fun Activities at Chiltern Open Air Museum Monday 2nd April: 10.00am - 4.30pm. Join in the fun-filled Easter activities at Chiltern Open Air Museum; Easter hunt around the Museum, discover the origins of Easter traditions, enjoy family crafts and meet costumed re-enactors. (Admission by Donation). Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4AB. 01494 871117.  www.coam.org.uk


Easter Egg Hunt at Wycombe Museum Thursday 29th March - Sunday 8th April: 10.00am - 4.30pm. Search the museum and garden in the Easter Egg Hunt! Complete your sheet to claim your sweet prize. With indoor and outdoor hunts, they've got you covered whatever the weather. Pick up your trail at reception. No need to book. £1.50 per child. Priory Avenue, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PX. 01494 957210.  www.wycombemuseum.org.uk


Easter Activities at Thrift Farm Monday 26th March - Friday 13th April: 9.30am - 4.00pm. Throughout the Easter holidays Thrift Farm will be running a Hunt the Sheep, with the chance to win a prize. As well as all the new lambs there will also be the chance to see goat kids and piglets, as well as the new Giant European rabbits. (Don't forget their Lambing Event on 7th April). £5 per adult, £2.50 per child (2-16 yrs), Under 2s free. Buckingham Road, Whaddon, MK17 0EQ. www.thriftfarm.co.uk   Easter Events and Days Outs

Oxfordshire

Big Easter Bunny Hunt at Waterperry Gardens Saturday 24th March - Sunday 15th April: 10.00am - 5.00pm. Join the Big Easter Bunny Hunt around the ornamental gardens. Find them all and claim a special Easter prize. (Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies). Waterperry Gardens, Near Wheatley, Oxfordshire. 01844 339254. www.waterperrygardens.co.uk


Easter Event at Fairytale Farm Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April: 10.00am - 5.00pm. Visitors can meet the Easter Bunny in the Giant Rabbit Burrow, who will tell an Easter story and every child will receive a full size Easter Egg. £3.50 per child visiting the Burrow, including Bunny Tale and Easter Egg. (Standard admission charges apply). Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5QH. www.fairytalefarm.co.uk


Easter Activities at Cogges Manor Farm Good Friday (30th March): Nick Cope returned to Cogges for two performances at 11am and 1pm. (No need to book but please arrive early). Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April: Easter Trail (£2 includes prize). Meet the Animals-handling sessions at 11am and 2pm. Monday 2nd April: Storytime at 10.30am, 11am and 12pm. Standard admission charges apply. Cogges Farm, Church Lane, Witney, OX28 3LA. www.cogges.org.uk


Easter Egg Hunt at River & Rowing Museum Thursday 29th March - Sunday 15th April: 10.00am - 5.00pm. Help! The naughty Easter bunnies have escaped... can you help find them in the galleries? Follow the trail and claim a mini Easter Egg as your prize! Free with admission. Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1BF. 01491 415600. www.rrm.co.uk


Easter Eggventure at Oxford University Museum of Natural History Saturday 31st March - Sunday 15th April: 10.00am - 5.00pm. The free trial takes families on a journey through the Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum, to find specimens and objects associated with Easter, such as fossilised eggs belonging to a giant reptile that once roamed the land. Sticker rewards for all children. The trail can be picked-up in both museums. Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW. 01865 272950. www.oum.ox.ac.uk


Get Cracking! at Abingdon County Hall Museum Tuesday 3rd & Saturday 7th April: 10.00am - 12.30pm and 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Abingdon Museum continues its popular kids craft programme with a festive special. Get Cracking is a fun hands-on workshop making Easter style crafts. What shell we make this time? Admission: Entry by donation. Kempster Road, Museum Basement, Market Place, Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX14 3HG. www.abingdon.gov.uk   Easter Events and Days Outs

Warwickshire

Easter Activities at Foundry Wood Sunday 1st April: 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Join Foundry Wood for lots of Easter activities; Easter egg hunt, make an Easter gift, craft activity or sow seeds and watch them grow at home. Tea, coffee, cordial and homemade cakes available. Suggested donation £3.00. Princes Drive, Leamington Spa, CV32 6AF. www.foundrywood.co.uk


Easter Bunny Hunt at Draycote Water Thursday 29th March - Sunday 15th April: 10.00am - 4.00pm. Collect a trail leaflet from the Visitor Centre and follow the clues that lead to the missing Easter Bunny. £2 per child. Drop-in. Prize for every entry. Car parking charges apply. The Waterside Restaurant, Kites Hardwick, Warwickshire, CV23 8AB. 01788 815274. www.visitdraycote.co.uk


Easter Teddy Sensory Trail at Ryton Pools Country Park Monday 10th April: 10.30am - 12.00pm. Bring your favourite teddy out for an Easter adventure, to do some fantastic fun sensory activities. Then build a special den in the children's wood. Suitable for children aged 3 years+ must be accompanied by an adult. Don't forget to bring your teddy! £3.50 per child. Booking essential. Tel: 024 7630 5592. The Visitors Centre, Ryton Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, CV8 3BH. 


Easter Adventure Quest at Kenilworth Castle Monday 2nd April: 11.00am - 5.00pm. Calling all valiant adventurers! Join in this Easter weekend on a hunt for legendary dragon eggs. Set off on a quest to crack the clues, meeting characters from the past along the way, then claim your chocolate reward. The quest costs £1 per child. (Standard admission price applies). Castle Green, Kenilworth, CV8 1NG. 01604 837397.


Traditional Easter Egg Hunt at British Motor Museum Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April: 10.00am - 4.00pm. Join in the traditional Easter Egg hunt with a bit of a motoring twist! Collect your Easter basket and search for the eggs around the Museum. When you have collected six different coloured eggs claim your chocolate reward. Free. Drop-in. Standard admission charges apply. Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ. www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk 


Messy Little Monsters CraftSTAY AT HOME ACTIVITY: For those unexpected rainy days, you can enjoy a stay at home activity with the children by making a Chick Cake in a Jar or a Hatching Chick Spring Sensory Bin, to find out more information on how to make these, please visit www.messylittlemonster.com