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What're The Best Things to do in Easter Half Term?

Lacking in plans for this Easter? We've done the research on what's on so you don't have to - you're welcome.

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Not only is Easter one of the biggest Christian celebrations, but it's also a main secular holiday too.

With schools taking a two-week break and there being a 4-day bank holiday weekend, people just love to get out and about - and we can't blame them.

If you're looking for best things to do over Easter Half Term, you're in the right spot.

P.S we've included both seasonal and year-round attractions, you're welcome.

So, when is Easter in 2023?

Easter Sunday falls on April 9th this year (just over a week earlier than last year, btw).

Meaning that the four-day bank holiday weekend spans from Good Friday, April 7th, until Easter Monday, April 10th.

When are the Easter school holidays?

Most schools will have their Easter break from March 29th until April 12th – with Easter weekend falling on the first weekend of the school break.

FYI school holiday dates may vary from school to school. It's best to check directly with your child's school.

Easter Half Term Events 2023

Everybody loves a seasonal event, right? Well, we know we do. Easter is a great time to get out the house and breathe in some of that early spring air – if it’s not miraculously snowing by then.

Alice in Wonderland Easter Experience, Arley Hall & Gardens

For one day only (April 8th), Arley Hall & Gardens is holding an Alice in Wonderland-themed family adventure. Prepare yourself to jump down the rabbit hole and discover your new adventures, alongside Alice, The Queen of Hearts, Absolem the Caterpillar and of course the Rabbit.

Early Bird tickets cost £14.50 per adult and £16.50 per child (excluding booking fees), so get ahead on this one to save some cash!

Easter Egg Trail, Blenheim Palace

Expect this palace to be transformed into an Easter wonderland over the bank holiday weekend this year. It’s interactive activities galore at this spot, with balloon modelling to circus skills workshop (get adding that one to the CV), they have it all.

Oh, and of course Punch and Judy will be there to provide some laughs – we can’t forget about your opportunity to meet the Easter bunny too.

York’s Chocolate Story, Yorkshire

Fancy doing something different this Easter? Say goodbye to egg trails as you enter this chocolate masterclass. You and your young’uns (aged 6 and over) will join master chocolatiers, learning their ultimate secrets as they guide you through decorating your own Easter egg.

P.S you’ll also get a hot chocolate and some chocolate truffles to snack on while you’re at work – what else could you ask for?

How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek’s Adventure! London

Consider yourself a full-time dragon saviour this April (2nd- 24th) at Shrek’s Adventure! London. The whole event is themed around the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, so prepare yourself to meet Speedifist and Cluless as you learn everything there is to know about dragons. You might even meet an adorable baby dragon en-route...

Go See a Show

If you’re near London for Easter, you won’t be short on live shows to see. Seeing a show is a great way to get out of the house for a few hours - we love a day out that doesn't take all day, so why not check out our guide?

Check out the award-winning The Lion King, check out a recent favourite like Matilda the Musical or the magical Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Some Fail-safe Options

If you don’t feel like heading to a seasonal event (big queues, we get it), why not head to one of these year-round wonders? They’re reliable, everyone loves them and they’re fun, of course.

These days out definitely still fit in our top 10 best things to do during Easter Break - that's how you know they must be good.

Peter Rabbit™ Explore and Play

This year-round attraction is the perfect spot for Easter – and your young’uns will absolutely love exploring each themed section of the attraction. From finding out whether they’ve got the skills to join the Secret Treehouse Club, whizzing through carrot patches and meeting Peter himself.

Tickets are a bargain for this one too – costing £9.50 per child and £4.50 for each adult (under 1’s go free).

We love a bargain, that’s why created our ultimate guide to saving money on a day out – you won’t regret giving it a read.

An Aquarium Visit

Look, we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, aquariums are an essential day out – no matter the season.

And personally, we’ll always recommend SEA LIFE London (it’s literally right on South Bank), SEA LIFE Loch Lomond (for the epic views of the loch) and SEA LIFE Brighton (for being the oldest functioning aquarium) - they’re just our favourites, okay?

Speaking of epic views, we're big believers that finding an attraction with a spectacular view is essential. That's why we collected our favourite attractions with Insta-worthy views, why not give it a read?

Chessington World of Adventures Resort

If your kids are complete adrenaline junkies (who’ve been in hibernation for the past few months), a trip to Chessington Resort is well overdue. There are over 40 rides and attractions to be explored, not to mention the 1,000 exotic species to meet.

Have you got what it takes to ride Tiger Rock? An adventure-packed log flume which actually passes by the ferocious tiger enclosure. Chessington Resort is sure to be an epic day out, it's literally a zoo AND a theme park at the same time - we all know the kids will love that.

If none of these * spectacular * choices tickled your fancy, why not check out our favourite toddler-friendly days out. And if there aren't any young'uns in your group, the fun doesn't have to stop - here are our favourite (not-boring) days out for adults.

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