6 Eggs-traordinary Easter Events in the Cotswolds!(Last Updated On: 6th March 2020)
If you’re looking for things to do over the Easter break, and places to stay, these 6 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 (today at least!). If you’re thinking about what to do with your children during the Easter holidays, you’re in luck as we still have a few Cotswold cottages available over the Easter period that are perfectly located for our ‘6 Eggcellent Easter events’. Read on if you need a solution to an unplanned Easter weekend…
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. 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!
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Blenheim’s Pleasure Gardens will transform into an Easter wonderland with lots of interactive experiences, family-friendly activities, Easter trails and shows to enjoy. Find a traditional fairground, Dressing Up Tent, Princess Meet & Greet plus Punch and Judy and Fairy Stilt walkers. Embark on an Easter Bunny Walkabout, or frolic with the fairy stilt walkers; plus have a go at Archery and get jumping on the bouncy castle or try bungee trampolining! Families can also see an Easter Puppet Show, watch Balloon Twisters, take part in Circus Skills Workshops and have their faces painted over the four-day celebration.
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Between 14-19th 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!
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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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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 4th – 19th April.
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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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