With the Easter half term approaching (as well as the promise of that long weekend), you may be in need of some fun activities to keep the little ones entertained. Luckily, we have come up with 16 egg-cellent ideas of things to do and places to go in your area!
1. At Waddesdon Manor, kiddies can join in with the Cadbury’s Easter Egg Trail to help the Easter Bunny find the exotic birds from Waddesdon’s Aviary who are lost! You can also enjoy the beautiful spring gardens and manor which are normally open Wednesday to Sunday. Concessionary rates apply when you use your Max Card.
2. Love painting? At Bojangles Creative Café the kids can paint their very own piece of pottery whilst you can relax with tea and cake from the café – it’s fun for all ages! You can get free studio fees when you use your Max card (usually £5 per person).
3. For the thrill seekers out there, we recommend a trip to Gulliver’s Land, a theme park with over 70 attractions specially designed for families with children aged between 2 and 13. This spring you can meet the Easter Bunny as well as enjoy some other special Easter themed entertainment. Concession rates apply with a Max Card.
4. Duck Duck Goose (PG) – A comical animation about a young and single male goose is forced to look after two orphaned ducklings as they try and make the migration for winter. How will they get on as they battle the dangers of the outside world?
5. A Wrinkle in Time (PG) – Five years earlier, Mr. Murry, a scientist, discovered a new planet and travelled there by tesseract. Now, Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace and classmate Calvin O’Keefe set off on a perilous journey with the help of three enigmatic space travellers to the evilest planet in the universe.
6. Tomb Raider (12A) – Based upon the highly successful video game character, Lara Croft, sets off on a dangerous journey to a mythical island to find her father who mysteriously vanished years earlier.
7. The Milton Keynes Museum is passionate about bringing history to life and make learning interactive and exciting. It’s ‘You Can Touch’ displays tell inspiring stories and from the past and capture the entire family. £9.00 for adult tickets and £6.00 for children aged 5-16.
8. Bucks County Museum looks after large collections of artefacts, art and natural history that have been found in and around Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Attached to this, the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery uses Roald Dahl stories to introduce and help teach children about museum objects, inspired by a gift from Roald Dahl’s wife, Felicity. Max Card users can get 50% off entry fees to the Roald Dahl Gallery.
9. Chiltern Open Air Museum is hosting a special Easter Weekend event which includes an egg hunt around the museum, learning about Easter traditions, arts and crafts and Easter re-enactments. Get 2 for 1 on entry with your Max Card.
10. You don’t have to spend a fortune on going on Easter egg hunts, why not create one of your own? Click on the link here for some fun Easter egg hunt ideas for the little ones to get involved with.
11. It’s also an opportunity for spending time with family, so if you have little ones who love to get creative, then why not get messy trying some egg-streme Easter themed art and craft ideas on our Pinterest page.
12. Reading is a great way to pass the time and reading independently, or with others, can be both enjoyable and educational. In keeping with the Easter theme, we recommend, Pippa’s Egg Hunt, Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure, Impossible and the Easter Egg Hunt and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
13. Celebrate the start of spring by sowing some seeds. Plant seeds are readily available and cheap, the family can enjoy picking from many bright and colourful flowers to plant in the garden. If you don’t have a garden, then try growing some herbs on your windowsill and use them in your own cooking.
Whatever you do over the spring break, we hope that you have a very Hoppy Easter!