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What’s on locally this Easter? We know!

The Easter holidays are upon us, so fill the diary with egg hunts, cutey-pie animals and loads of fun-packed activities. Hop to it then!

Spring is on its way, the daffies are out and places are opening just in the nick of time – phew! Whether you’re looking for Easter-themed trails, kid-tiring activities or a fun-packed club to make sure the littlies have fun while you continue to earn a crust, check out our guide to the best things going on near you.

TRAIL: Ashridge House Alice In Wonderland, 29 March to 11 April

Always a reliable go-to for a family day out, Ashridge House is hosting an Alice In Wonderland themed trail within its beautiful gardens. Littlies will be given clues to locate Alice, her friends and other bits and bobs from the Lewis Carroll classic, all within the magical gardens and woodlands, with the goal of finding the golden Easter egg and bagging themselves a sweet reward. But hurry hurry, don’t be late for this very important date… tickets are limited and must be pre-booked in advance.
Find out more here.

TRAIL: Hertford Easter Farm Characters trails, 27 Mar – 10 April

The Secret Society of Hertford Crafters have been busy knitting all sorts of spring creatures just in time for these special Easter family trails. Pick up a map at Hertford Tourist Information and explore the local shops with the little ones in tow to track down the hidden animals or scene, squirreled away in the shop windows. If you complete the trail there’ll be a chance to win a gift voucher of up to £30 to spend at one of the local indies.
Find out more here.

ANIMALS: Woburn Safari Park, from 12 April

Whoop! This family-favourite drive-through wildlife park is opening its gates again. My highlight has always been the Road Safari – where you’ll see rhinos, tigers, lions and no doubt some cheeky monkeys who’ll want to make off with your windscreen wipers. But there’s a whole lot more fun to be had, including the Foot Safari with keeper talks and demonstrations, plus Swan Boats, the Great Woburn Railway and outdoor play areas. 
Find out more here.

ACTIVITY: Go Ape Wendover, from 12 April

All those chockie eggs sending your kids stir crazy? Then let them zip off pent-up energy at Go Ape in Wendover Woods. This Adventure course is great for littlies, tweens and grown-ups (brave ones). But if you prefer your fun on the ground, you can give Nordic Walking a try, or bring your bikes and hit the family cycle trail. Whatever you do, you’ll get to enjoy 325-hectare woodland and amazing views of the Chilterns.
Find out more here.

ANIMALS: Willows Activity Farm, from 12 April

Never one to disappoint, this Herts haunt is a fun place to take the littlies at any time of the year, but in spring time it has the added attraction of frolicking lambs and giddy goats aplenty. Then there are the shows, funfair rides and adventure play. Been coming here for years, and the offspring always come home happy and exhausted. You can’t want for more.
Find out more here.

DIY TRAIL: Hatfield House, open now

At the time of writing, Hatfield House wasn’t able to confirm if they would be able to host any Easter events to celebrate coming out of hibernation for the season. Even so, with their woodland parks and walks open, you can always squirrel away some chocolate treats and make your own Easter egg hunt.
Find out more here.

ANIMALS: Foxholes Farm Lamb and goat feeding, from 12 April

Kids are invited to come and help the farmers bottle feed the itty-bitty baby lambs, goats and bunnies, along with all the other farmyard residents. All together now – aww! There are two sessions for each throughout the day, but make sure you book your places in advance. Hopefully, their farm trailer will be open too, where you can top up with hot drinks and a gooey cake or two.
Find out more here.

TRAIL: Wrest Park Easter Adventure Quest, 29 March to 18 April

This English Heritage country estate is putting on a legendary quest for Easter. The intrepid explorers in your gang will need to crack the clues and search for the dragon eggs on the quest boards as they investigate the trail through the gardens. Once they’ve tracked down the hatched dragon, they’ll be rewarded with a chocolate treat and a certificate. With over 90 acres of gardens and woodland walks to enjoy, why not pack a picnic and get your brave knights to share their sweet rewared with you?
Find out more here.

ACTIVITY: Canoe Trail, open now

Ever done a canoe trip with the kids? Take it from someone who has – it’s wet, tiring and one of the best days out ever! This family-fun business offers canoe, kayak, and SUP hire on the calm (thankfully) River Great Ouse. Take your pick from a relaxed and fairly dry canoe trip to soaking-wet fun on a paddle board. Not a fan of the water? Send the kids off for a day with other like-minded youngsters at their holiday camp (see Holiday Camps below).
Find out more here.

ONLINE: Herts Libraries Virtual Poetry Picnic: 29 March to 1 April

For some early Easter fun while you’re still WFH, sign your kids up for a Poetic Picnic with poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko. The guys will play silly games (the kind tots go mad for), and then help their pint-sized poets write a poem or a song of their own, and even share the virtual stage with the show’s performers for the grand finale.
Find out more here.


Juggling work and child care? No worries. These local holiday camps are geared up and ready to show your kids some egg-excellent (oh, come on) fun over the holidays…

Barracudas Activity Day Camps

With the coveted title of  ‘UK’s favourite school holiday childcare provider’ and consistently rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, Barracudas are a trusted option when it comes to childcare during the holidays. Offering over 80 activities, from sports to creative arts, kids are sure to find loads to get stuck into it. Based in schools across Herts and Beds, such as Bedford Girls’ School, just get in touch to find the club closest to you.
Book here.

Canoe Trail Adventure School

Want your tweens to be tuckered out after a day of fun on the water? Then sign them up for Canal Trail’s holiday camps. For ages 8 to 14 years, kids will learn adventure skills, take part in water sports activities, have a load of fun, and make new friends. The clubs usually range between a ‘wet and wild’ week and ‘woodland wild’ and are based on Bedford’s lovely Victorian Embankment or their very own private woodland in Willington.
Book here.

SuperCamps Multi-Activity Camps

SuperCamps are another great option for making sure the kids have fun – and are tired out at the end of the day. From sports to outdoor explorations, arts and crafts to team games, they group activities into age groups, so great if you’ve got kids of different ages. They’re also pretty flexible, in that you can book anything from a day to the whole Easter caboodle – just try to book yours in when there’s a highlight going on, such as a Bouncy Castle, or they’ll never forgive you.
Book here.

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