What’s on at Easter – Bucks, Beds, Herts and Oxon

Don’t forget, there are Cadbury Easter Egg hunts at all local National Trust properties. Prices and dates vary. Click here to get all the details of our local hunts.

Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon Manor are running three trails over the Easter holidays, including a sensory trail. £3 per trail. 6-18 April. Entry FREE for NT members, charges apply for non-members. My review of the manor ishere. They’re also hosting a Cadbury Easter Egg hunt.

Emily’s Star Egg Hunt 2019 at the Secret Garden, Wolverton. 19 April 10-2. £3 per child on the day.

You can enjoy Easter in the Stuart Household at Bucks County Museum. 21/22 April. Entry by donation. Review here.

Or why not enjoy some Shakespeare in the garden at Bucks County Museum on 6th April at 2pm. The Queens Park Centre will be performing Anthony and Cleopatra, entry by donation. Read my review of the museum by clicking this link.

On the 10th April there will be a “Rumble in the Jungle” at Friar’s Square in Aylesbury. There will be free craft activities and shows from 11-3.

There’s going to be a family farm in Market Square, Aylesbury on the 11th April 11-3. Entry £2.50 per child. Plus, for the final day of the Easter holidays why not head to Aylesbury’s Market Square to watch some traditional Morris dancing. 23rd April 1pm. FREE.

Princes Risborough Town Council are running an Easter egg trail from 5-20 April. Find 10 of the 18 eggs hidden around the town to claim your prize.

High Wycombe Museum has a range of events going on; an Easter egg hunt from 5-23 April, £2.50 per child. There is both an indoor and an outdoor trail. Try your hand at laser clay pigeon shooting on the 7th April (ages 8+, £12 per child). Clay creatures make and take (9+11 April. £3.50) Pop up play village (13 April £6.50 first child £5.50 for subsequent) and Easter crafts make and take (£3 per child. 16/18 April)

Black Country Park are holding lots of different events and activities over Easter. There’s a “den building by the campfire” session on the 17th April (£16.50), Easter crafts on 16th April (£5), Tropical forest animals handling session on the 12th April (£6.50), Junior Forest school on the 11th April (£6.50) and a bugs and beasts session on the 9th April (£5.50)

The Eden shopping centre in High Wycombe are running a FREE Easter Chocolate factory. There will be lots of sweet activities including making chocolate boxes, decorating jars with sweets and everyone leaves with sweet treats too. Runs from 8-12 April.

Bedfordshire

Easter Egg Hunt, Russell Park. FREE. 9/10 April. There’s also egg decorating afterwards (small fee applies).

Meet the Easter bunny and decorate an Easter egg atFrosts Garden Centre, Willington. 8-18 April. Pre-booking required. £5.99 per child. Get a small gift from the Easter bunny, decorate a chocolate Easter egg and take part in a bunny hunt.

Easter Trail at Forest of Marston Vale. 18-22 April. Help the bunny find his bonnets. £3 per child, suitable for 2-6 year olds. Entry is FREE, just pay for parking.

The Great Moggerhanger Park Easter Bunny Hunt. 6-22 April. £1.50 per trail. Follow the trail, solve the clues and earn your prize. Entry to the park is FREE.

Bedford library has got tons of different activities going on all holiday. Make bug masks, sun catchers, Easter treat bags and there’s even a fashion show! All the activities are FREE.

Wrest Park has got various things happening over the holidays. There’s a Easter Adventure Quest from 6-22 April – hunt the Dragon eggs, find the clues and collect the chocolate treat. £1 per child (normal admission charges apply. Entry is FREE for English Heritage members.) There is also their annual St George’s Day festival on the 27th/28th April. Family tickets are £16.38 for members and £43.29 for non-members.

Rushmere Country Park are holding an Easter Eye Spy Trail from 19-22 April. Limited availability, must be pre-booked. £3.50 per trail. Entry to Rushmere is FREE, just pay £3 for parking. My full review is here.

The Higgings Bedford has got lots of bug related craft activities throughout the Easter holidays. You can make clay models, create a bug hotel and even make your own wings! Entry is FREE but there is a small fee for the activities.

Watch a production of “A Dragon’s Tale” at the Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton on the 17th April. It’s a magical puppet show all about Dragons, and for an extra £1 you can book the kids into a puppet workshop to make their own dragon! Tickets £7. Book online

Oxfordshire

Join in the Big Easter Bunny Hunt at Waterperry Gardens from 1-24. £2.50 per child. Entry – adults are £8.50, children under 16 are FREE.

Hadsham Farm are open for their Lambing Days from 30 March to 22 April. Tickets are just £4 per person. You can meet hundreds of lambs, hold a chick, play in the play area and get invovled in crafts.

Cogges Manor Farm in Witney has been taken over by Giant Easter Egg Nests from 6-22 April. Kids will be able to clamber in and out of the nests, dress up, play in the play barn and explore the farm. At weekends there are meet the animal sessions as well. The trail is £3 per person and there’s a small prize. Family ticket £19.50 (2A + 3C)

The River and Rowing Museum in Henley is hosting an Animal Antics day on the 17th April. You’ll be able to meet lots of farm animals such as rabbits and goats and there are animal themed crafts as well. The open day is included in the standard admission price. Tickets are £12.50 (adult) and £9.95 (child) but they’re valid for 12 months for unlimited re-entry.

Millets Farm Centre in Abingdon are opening up the “Farmer Carter’s Courtyard” from 6-20 April. There will be trails and activities, pedal tractors, sand pits and tractor rides. Child £6, Adults £4. You can read my review of Millets Farm here.

Easter at Blenheim Palace is pretty special, and this year is no exception. From 19-22 April there will be trails, a traditional fairground, dressing up, archery, a bouncy castle, circus skills workshop and even a puppet show!! Lots of the activities are included with admission but some do have a small charge. All the details are on the website. A family ticket is £65.50 but you can convert it into a FREE annual pass and under 5’s are FREE. My review of Blenheim is here.

Monday 8th April is Mud Pie Monday at the Earth Trust. There will be (literally) buckets of mud and fun to play with in the mud kitchen (suggested donation £4). If you don’t fancy getting the kids mucky there is also a tree climbing session on the 10th, and a wild art session on the 22nd where kids get to use real tools to sculpt their own wild creature

There are “Eggstraordinary” events throughout Easter at the Oxford Natural History Museum from 6-22 April with an “egg-citing” egg hunters trail. Entry and trail are FREE. On 15-17 April you can also get up close to all things YUCK with crafts, games and their most disgusting specimens. My review of the museum is here. Don’t forget to visit the Pitt Rivers Museum next door as well.

Finally, the Ashmolean Museum is celebrating the beauty of a Japanese spring with blossom-inspired crafts on the 10/11/17/18 April. Entry to the museum and activity are FREE but suggested donation is £1 for the crafts.

Yarnton Home and Garden are doing lots of Easter activities ranging from FREE to £3.50 per person. There will be cake decorating (8/15 April), story telling (9/16 April), potting up (11/18 April) and Easter crafts (12/19 April)

Hertfordshire

Hatfield House is reopening on the 6th April. There are lots of things going on; FREE Easter egg hunt, Easter egg decorating demonstrations, cupcake decorating and meet the lambs. They’ll also be face painting and story telling/crafts, but there is a small charge for these. Entry to the stable yard is FREE. If you want to visit the grounds and house then tickets are valid for the entire season. Click here to read my full review.

Tring Natural History museum is always a great rainy day option. Their British Dinosaur exhibit is running throughout the holiday and beyond. Entry to the museum and exhibition is FREE. You can read my full review here. You can combine it with a trip to Tring Park if you want to stretch your legs.

You can make your own Easter inspired mosaic at the Verulamium museum on the 16th April. £5 per person and admission fees will apply (£12 for a family ticket). Entry is FREE for St Albans residents.

Use all your best Lego skills to help build St Albans in 2069 at the St Albans Museum from 19-22 April. Entry and activity are both FREE.

Aldenham Country Park has a jam packed daily programme throughout Easter from 6-22 April. There’s an Easter Egg hunt with Winnie the Pooh, birds of prey shows, animal feedings and even pig racing. As well as the farm there is a spectacular wider park to explore. Entry to the park is FREE, just pay for parking. Entry to the farm is £5 per adult, £4.50 per child. There is an additional fee for some activities.

Make and take a mini bee hotel at Hatfield Forest on 16/17 April. As well as making the hotel you’ll get chance to pot up their favourite flowers. £12 per child. Parking is £8 per day and FREE for NT members.

I hope you have a lovely Easter! Don’t forget to follow my Facebook page and let us know if you’ve visited any of the places I’ve mentioned.

All details are correct at the time of writing but please always double check prices, opening times and availability on each companies website before travelling.

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