Including Easter egg hunts and Easter events
If you are looking for things to do during the Easter holidays that are near you then this is the post for you! We’ve included everything from Easter egg hunts to Easter trails and days out for the whole family.
Use these ideas here to plan your Easter weekend or half term with the family. There’s loads to do in Hampshire over Easter and all of it is fun!
Easter Egg Hunts
These are fun Easter Egg hunts for kids. Most of these do have an additional charge though so please check their websites before you turn up.
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Gilbert White’s House
Gilbert White’s House’s in Alton is a great place to visit and fun for the whole family. During the Easter holidays have a go at their fun Easter Egg Trail. Can you find the ten eggs that are hidden around Gilbert White’s House? Find them all and claim your chocolate prize. Tickets cost £3 per child plus an entry ticket. You can find Gilbert White’s House at The Wakes, High Street, Selborne, Hampshire GU34 3JH.
Find out more about Gilbert White’s House Easter Egg Trail here.
Birdworld in Farnham is a great place to visit for the whole family. Visit them during the Easter half term and enjoy their Dinosaur Egg Easter Trail. Hunt down the Dinosaurs missing eggs and take part in their themed arts and craft that’s fun for the whole family. Make sure you check out their famous flying displays too. Admission and trail fees apply.
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is a great place to visit throughout the Easter holidays. This year they are doing an Easter Family Trail that takes you around these beautiful gardens while looking out for clues. Once you’ve finished this fun family trail, go back to the entrance and collect your prize.
What we love the most about Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is that it isn’t just plants and trees. Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is all about letting the kids explore nature. Admission charges and fees apply.
Part of the National Trust, Mottisfont is a great place to go for a family day out. Make sure you take part in their Cadburys Easter Egg Hunt. Become an explorer and be on the lookout for all the hidden clues throughout Mottisfont. Check out their themed Easter activities and make a seed bomb that you can take home to encourage more wildlife into your garden. Admission and trail fees apply.
The Easter Bunny has been and has hidden clues for you to find throughout The Vyne. While taking part in the trail, the kids will be learning all the different wildlife that calls The Vyne Gardens their home. Once you’ve finished the trail, make sure you go back and claim your chocolate prize! Admission and trail fees apply.
New Forest Activities
This is an Easter activity like no other! Jump into a canoe and paddle along the Beaulieu River and see how many Easter eggs you can spot. The scenery alone will blow you away but this is a great activity for older kids and adults that love the great outdoors. Please book in advance if you like the sound of this fun Easter trail.
Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Come visit the Emirates Spinnaker Tower that overlooks the stunning Solent. This year, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower are asking you to become spies and enjoy their Spies in the Sky Easter trail. Get your brief from the captain then go off and find the clues to complete your mission. Spies in the Sky is on from the 4th to the 19th April.
Marwell Zooi, based in Winchester, is a full day out like no other. Visit the cheeky penguins, gaze at the amazing girrafes while walking around this huge zoo that has everything your family could wish for.
This year, Marwell Zoo are hosting their SUPERSIZED! Brick Adventure. This brings to life over 25 brick models that are actual real-life creatures but in brick form.
Walk around this amazing zoo while seeing how many of these brick creatures you can spot. They could be anything from sneaky insects to fearless mammals that are beyond belief. This event is included in your normal ticket price. Currently, tickets must be booked in advance.
The home of Peppa Pig World and the newly opened Tornado Springs, Paultons Park is a great day out whatever age your family is. They offer thrill rides for the older kids and Peppa Pig and friends for the smaller one’s that love interactive rides.
This year, Paultons Park are hosting their very own Hoppy Easter. Meet Bobtail Bunny and his forest friends throughout the park while seeing how many Easter Eggs there is to spot. Watch out for Fenton Fox though as he is always on the look out for sweet treats and snacks. This event is included within your day ticket.
This museum is like no other that you’ve ever been too! You don’t have to love cars to enjoy this walk-through time. The grounds along are amazing plus the interactive museum that is great for the whole family.
During the Easter holidays, make sure you visit Little Beaulieu, which lets your imagination go wild and creativity to take hold. Make sure you check out their Motoring in Miniature exhibition which will whizz you back to childhood and have you exploring your favorite toys all over again.
If you visit over Easter weekend then you’ll in luck as they are also putting on extra Easter fun treats like arts and crafts and a daily parade.
Easter Day’s Out in Hampshire
If you aren’t looking for Easter trails but are looking for something to do over the easter half term then make sure you have a look at our posts below that are full of fun ideas for the whole family:
If you do nothing else this Easter half term then make sure you visit our five top day out activities which are:
Alice Holt Country Park
Alice Holt Country Park is right on the edge of Hampshire. It’s full of fun-packed family trails that can keep the whole family amused for the whole day.
Based near Farnham, Alice Holt forest and country park is about 53 minutes from central Southampton. It’s easy to find and well sign-posted.
They have loads of places you can have a picnic throughout the country park or even enjoy their own cafe which serves a range of hot food and sweet treats.
Porcester Castle is in Church Lane in Portchester. There are two small car parks that do get busy in the summer months so go early if you can.
The castle is surrounded by the sea and it’s a great place to spot incoming boats.
Inside the castle grounds, which are free to enter, are two huge fields. This is a great place to find hidden stones (they have a great Facebook page here) and let your kids run off some steam.
Their cafe is great and they do have public toilets on site.
Royal Victoria Country Park
Royal Victoria Country Park is steeped in local heritage with its old military hospital, open fields, woodland, beach, and an amazing playground.
Royal Victoria Country Park can be found at Netley Abbey, Southampton, SO31 5GA. Based right on the Southampton water, Royal Victoria Country Park is a great day-out location for the whole family.
One of the best things about Royal Victoria Country Park is that it’s completely flat which makes it great for pushchairs and bikes. The fields are vast which are great for family-filled games like football or rounders. You can follow the woodland trails past the cafe and play area through the forest and really enjoy the local wildlife.
Plenty of parking on either end, this is a shingle beach with a playground on the beach and a tarmac path that is perfect for scooters and bikes.
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Open all year, Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5pm, the Curtis Museum houses a collection by Dr William Curtis and his associates in the local Mechanics Institute. The museum covers 100 million years of history and displays include prehistoric tools, Roman pottery reconstruction, Saxon burials, the Battle of Alton 1643 and the notorious tale of Sweet Fanny Adams.
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