7 Eggs-traordinary Easter Events in the Cotswolds!

Easter in the Cotswolds (Last Updated On: 11th April 2019)

If you’re looking for things to do over the Easter break, and places to stay, these 7 events in the Cotswolds are sure to be a sweet treat for all the family, guaranteeing you’ll have a truly eggcellent time!

The sun is out in the Cotswolds and will hopefully stick around until the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. If the sunshine is making you think of holidays, you’re in luck as we still have a few Cotswold cottages available over the Easter period that are perfectly located for our ‘7 Eggcellent Easter events’. Read on if you need a last-minute solution to an unplanned Easter weekend…

1. Celebrity Dusty Duck Trail (30 March to 6 May) at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Find all 14 GIANT Dusty Ducks, which have been designed by different celebrities; including Steve Backshall, Joanna Lumley, Chris Packham, Kate Humble and Justin Fletcher aka Mr Tumble. Dusty Duck was created by Aardman Animations based in Bristol. As well as the trail, Slimbridge is running several Aardman Model Making workshops on Wednesday 17th April!

And while you’re at Slimbridge, join an Easter Arts & Crafts session between 11am and 1pm each day until 22 April.

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2. Lambing at Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park and Easter Extravaganza

Is there anything more joyous than lambs at Easter? Popular television farmer Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is home to 660 ewes waiting to give birth between now and the 28th April! Visit the Farm Park during lambing season for the opportunity to bottle feed lambs and goat kids, hold chicks, experience daily talks on lambing from the experienced staff – and hopefully catch a live birth! Additionally, there will be plenty of Easter-themed activities, from a park-wide egg hunt to puppet shows and crafts!

Follow the link to Cotswold cottages near Cotswold Farm Park.

3. ‘Art and the Churchill Family’ Exhibition at Blenheim

For those looking for a little culture amongst the Easter mayhem! A unique exhibition open until 22nd April at Winston Churchill’s incredible ancestral home and birthplace, showcasing a selection of Churchill’s original paintings. The works on display are mainly oil on canvass impressionist-inspired landscapes, featuring the South of France and Morocco from Churchill’s travels.

Follow the link to Cotswold cottages near Blenheim.

4. Easter at Sudeley Castle

Easter in the CotswoldsBetween 6th-28th April, Sudeley Castle will be home to a flock of chicks hiding in the rooms throughout the castle, and it’s your mission to spot them all! If the weather is nice, why not head outside into the spectacular castle grounds where you can hunt for the Giant Easter Eggs as well until the 22nd!

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5. Cracking Easter Fun at Birdland

Home to the only breeding group of king penguins in England, Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water makes for a great day out. With dozens of eggs in incubators due to hatch over the Easter holiday period, there’s a good chance you’ll catch some of their important conservation work in action! There’s also plenty of Easter-themed activities taking place, including trails, quizzes and daily egg-themed talks and shows.

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6. The Big Batsford Bunny Hunt

Easter in the Cotswolds

Explore glorious Batsford Arboretum in all of its spring-time glory whilst hunting for the Easter Bunny’s naughty escaped helpers! No need to book this joyful trail, just turn up and pay the additional £2.50 per child for a day filled with exploration and a prize if you find all of the bunnies! Trail runs 6th – 22nd April.

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7. The Easter Eggspress at GWSR on 22 April

Climb aboard one of the fabulous GWSR Steam Engines ‘Easter Eggspress’ at either Cheltenham Race Course, Toddington or Broadway Station and make your way through the beautiful Cotswold Countryside to the charming Cotswold village of Winchcombe, home to Sudeley Castle. At Winchcombe Station you will find a huge variety of Easter activities, from an egg hunt around the station to crafts, making Easter cards, baskets and bunny ears! There’s a café at the station to enjoy a reviving treat, and even a possibility to make an Easter bonnet and win a prize on the train!

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Whatever you chose to do over Easter, all of us at Bolthole Retreats wish you a cracking time!

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