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8 Things To Do This Easter!

Posted on: 17.04.2019

If, like us, the Easter holidays have crept up on you and you have the children to entertain with little or no plan, then fret not, here are 8 ideas for things to do if you don’t want Easter to be all about eating chocolate. (Well maybe there is a little bit of chocolate consumption in our list, but hey ‘a little of what you fancy does you good!’)

Get On Your Bike

We love the idea of a bike ride to work off all those Easter egg calories, and what better place than Tissington Trail, a 13 mile route following the former Buxton to Ashbourne railway line, which is as pretty as it is gentle. Take your own bike or hire one from the Ashbourne Cycle Hire, take a picnic and take your time! Stop at the traditional sweet shop at Tissington to pick up some old-school favourites, you’ll be reminiscing as you glide along behind the handlebars.

Get Crafty

We all like to get creative and children especially will be entertained with some simple craft activities. Visit your local Hobbycraft, they are hosting Easter themed workshops at most branches.  Try chocolate egg decorating or making slime filled eggs – workshops are either free or charge a nominal fee.

Visit A National Trust Treasure

You are spoiled for choice with the National Trust. With plenty of family-friendly activities to get you active and outside. Join the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, running from 1-28th April at many different locations around the country. The kids will really enjoy the adventure of hunting for eggs and with all that running around you may just set yourself up for a peaceful evening as they burn up all their energy! The National Trust also have a programme of more unusual Easter activities such as animal tracking, bird watching and even a bit of time travel!

Make Easter Décor

Create a homemade Spring wreath for your table. All the more fun if you and the children have foraged the components yourself. Try to find wildflowers and grasses or hatched, speckled egg shells in pastel shades. You could add to your table arrangements with floral displays incorporating blossoms from your own garden, displaying them as a centre piece.  Be subtle and sublime or bold and bright!

Learn About Animals

This time of year is a good way to discover and learn about animals through outdoor activities such milking demos and animal handling sessions. Pets at Home have a free My Pet pals Workshop running over Easter.

Visit A Museum

A perfect rainy day activity – let’s face it, there is always the chance we won’t make it through a two-week period without a raindrop in sight. Derby Museum for example have sessions for older children which take a look at Leonardo Da Vinci’s approaches to drawing – a perfect way to explore some different artistic techniques and processes.

Chatsworth House & Farmyard

The children will love visiting places like Chatsworth House which holds all sorts of unexpected treats and surprises. You can try a zip wire, have your face painted (so too can the kids), and you can take a secret tunnel from the farmyard to the playground which has climbing walls, a trampoline and rope park.

Park Life

Lastly our failsafe Easter activity is a simple trip to your local park. Take a ball, picnic and a blanket, (maybe an umbrella too) and that’s your afternoon sorted!

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