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What’s on this Easter for Families in Bucks 2018

What’s on this Easter for Families in Bucks 2018

If you’re looking for things to do with the kiddies this Easter in Buckinghamshire, we’ve got good news. There’s absolutely loads happening, and we’ve got a guide to all the not-to-be-missed bits right here.

Spring Babies at Easter – Green Dragon Eco Farm, Hogshaw

Experience the ‘Spring Babies’ Easter event at Green Dragon Eco Farm from 26 March – 15 April 2018. This family-friendly event will host a variety of themed, educational and fun experiences and activities. During the school holidays there will be a full programme of animal encounters with lots of new babies to get close to, such as piglets, kids, chicks and ducklings. There will also be plenty of newborn lambs to bottle feed. The Spring Babies encounters take place in the Animal Barn.

There will also be Spring Babies themed arts and crafts activities and competitions. And, don’t miss the Spring Babies Quiz Trail, with a fantastic prize draw. And if this isn’t enough the indoor and outdoor play spaces will all be open and both the cafes will be serving food, drink and snacks.

For more information on these events, click here. Full opening times and admission costs can be found here.

Easter at Cliveden National Trust

Bring the little ones to Cliveden National Trust this Easter for a Spring themed trail around the estate, and a chocolate treat at the end! There’s no need to book, just turn up and enjoy all that Cliveden has to offer. As well as the trail there’s a children’s play area, a maze and café & restaurant if you want to grab a bite to eat too.

The trail will run daily from 30 March – 15 April 2018, 10.00am – 3.30pm. It’s £3.00 per child and you can get your trail sheet from the information centre by the main car park.

For more information, click here.

Spring into Easter at Odds Farm Park

Join the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt taking you throughout the Farm Park, and enjoy daily shows with the Oddsocks Family and Spring-themed arts, crafts and games.

Plus, don’t miss the opening of the new Water Play attraction at Odds Farm!

For more information and to book your tickets, click here.

Breakfast or Tea with the Easter Bunny – Wyevale Garden Centre

19 March – 15 April 2018

Hop along to your local Wyevale Garden Centre and meet the Easter Bunny! Tuck in to a delicious meal, and enjoy a bunny hunt and chocolate treats. Children will receive a cuddly toy and an activity sheet, afterwards they’ll get to decorate their own Easter cookie. Costs £10.95 per child and is suitable for children 3 – 8 years.

Participating garden centres in and around Buckinghamshire: Marlow, Bicester Avenue, Woburn Sands and World’s End Wendover.

For more information and to book online, click here.

 

Mischief and Mystery in Moomin Valley

Open a book and discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your imagination and go on an unforgettable journey to Moomin Valley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful.

Magical puppetry and an ingenious set, original music and interactive play will delight young audiences and encourage them to immerse themselves in a unique participatory story-telling experience.

Expect snow, suprises and plenty of Moomin mischief.

Date and time: 12 April at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Cost £8.50

Location: Stowe School, Stowe, Buckingham MK18 5EH

For more details click here

 

Easter at Bletchley Park

There are a number of activities taking place at Bletchley Park over the Easter Holidays.

Easter Codes and Crafts

Join Bletchley on the lawn by the lake for codes and craft activities, particularly aimed at 5-14 year olds, to celebrate the opening of Hut 11A over the Easter weekend. Solve codes, build 3D puzzles and create Easter crafts to take away.

Additionally on Friday and Saturday, work with artist Emma Wilde to make fun sliding puzzles inspired by the Bombe Machine, Hut 11A and the codebreakers at Bletchley Park. Use drawing and collage to turn colourful pictures into moving puzzles to solve and find hidden messages to de-code.

On Monday 2nd, join Technology Tom to explore how to make electrical switches which simulate those used in the Bombe machine. Have fun trying out your switches in a variety of test rigs – could you have been a machine engineer?

Craft activities are included in admission price.

Easter trails with a chocolate treat are available for an additional cost of just £2 per child.

Date and time: 30 March – 2 April, 11am – 3:30pm

Think, Make, Do…. The Bombe

The Bombe machine was a master feat of innovation, design and engineering. To celebrate the opening of Hut 11A, explore the ground-breaking achievements of Turing, Welchman and others and discover some of the skills that came into play through puzzles and activities.

Workshops are taking place on Tuesday 3rd, Thursday 5th, Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th April. Drop in activities are included with admission. Suitable for families with children aged 5-14 years of age. Children should be supervised by their parents/carers at all times.

Date and time: 3, 5, 10 & 12 April, 11am – 3pm

Location: The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB

For more details click here

 

Easter at Waddesdon Manor

Easter Egg Hunt

Head down to Waddesdon Manor this Easter to take part in a fun Easter egg hunt around the grounds. The rare and exotic birds of Waddesdon’s Aviary need your help, help bunny find the eggs before it’s too late!

This egg trail costs £3.00 per child and starts and finishes at the North Front. It will run from 30 March – 2 April 2018, 10.00am – 3.30pm. No need to book, just turn up and play!

For more information, click here.

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Wild Weather Trail

Don’t get blown away! Follow the wet and wild sensory trail around the grounds at Waddesdon.

The trail costs £3.00 per child and runs from 4 – 15 April 2018, 10.00am – 2.30pm. No need to book tickets for this event.

For more information, click here.

Arts & Crafts Ideas for the Easter Holidays – Baker Ross

Because we can’t be out everyday of the holidays, Baker Ross is an absolute life saver when it comes to ordering arts and crafts activities and goodies for the house. As well as coloured paper, card, paints, glue and decorations, they also sell ready to go activities. Some of the Easter activities include; basket kits, card making, dotty art, Easter cross stitch kits and much more. To have a look at the range and shop online, click here to head to the Baker Ross site.

Milton Keynes Museum

30 March – 2 April 2018

The hunt will be on at MK Museum this Easter as youngsters are invited to search for hidden eggs that will unlock the way to chocolate rewards. The museum’s novel Easter Egg Hunt means everyone wins something – and gets to enjoy a tour of the whole site while searching for eggs they can trade in for yummy chocolate.

As usual, the traditional Easter Egg Hunt is only one of the ways Milton Keynes Museum plans to entertain visitors over the four day weekend. There will be loads to keep the whole family entertained on your visit.

For more information, click here.

Easter Egg Hunt Hughenden Manor

Go on a hunt for giant eggs around the garden at Hughenden this Easter with the kiddies. Finish the hunt and you’ll get a chocolate treat at the end! There are 2 versions of the hunt, one for small children and one for larger explorers.

The hunt costs £3.00 per child and runs from 30 March – 2 April, 10.00am – 4.00pm. It’s suitable for children from 2 – 12 years and booking isn’t needed, you can just turn up and pay on the day.

For more information on this event, click here.

Great Missenden Easter Food Festival

30 March – 2 April 2018

Come and celebrate all things foodie in Great Missenden at the Easter Food Festival from 30 March – 2 April 2018. There will be fun things for the whole family with a free children’s cookery school and Food Laboratory workshop sessions. This is suitable for children age 3 -12 years and spaces are limited so make sure you reserve in advance, here. And it wouldn’t be an Easter Food Festival without the annual egg hunt! There’s also a story telling corner, a 4×4 remote control space, make and take crafts, rides & slides, have a go pottery and giant garden games.

Obviously, it’s not all about the kids! There will be plenty for adults too with wine tasting, demonstrations and some amazing street food to enjoy.

Tickets purchased in advance are adults £5.50, children (6 – 16 years) £1.00, family ticket £12.00. The event takes place at Chiltern Open Air Museum and is open 10.00am – 5.00pm with free car parking on site.

For more information and to get your tickets now, click here.

Day Out with Thomas at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

30 March – 2 April 2018

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre will be reopening from Easter for the new season, don’t miss your chance to get tickets for what will be a very popular opening weekend. Come and ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, meet the Fat Controller, ride on the miniature railway and enjoy live children’s entertainment, plus lots more!

The Centre in Aylesbury is open from 10.30am – 5.00pm and Thomas runs train rides all day long, every 20 minutes. Tickets purchased in advance are £13.00 for adults and £9.00 for children aged 2 – 15 years – under 2’s are free.

For more information and to book your tickets now, click here.

Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury

4 – 13 April 2018

Come along to Bucks County Museum during the Easter holidays to special family screenings of favourite films shown in the relaxed atmosphere of the museum. There will also be a play area for younger children and refreshments available. Films and further details are still waiting to be confirmed, we’ll update this as soon as we hear.

For more information, click here.

Pub Quiz for Kids, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Saturday 31 March 2018, 1.00pm

A runaway hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this brand new family fun quiz is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Hosted by one of the UK’s favourite stand-ups, Patrick Monahan, this quiz goes where no quiz has gone before. Story knowledge and music rounds mix with the mystery round where we know the questions but only one person can know the answer, and that person’s in the audience! This will be fantastic fun for the whole family. Tickets from £13.20 per person.

For more information, and to book your tickets now, click here.

 

Easter Egg Hunt at Wycombe Museum

Hunt the museum and garden in the Wycombe Museum Easter Egg Hunt. Complete your sheet to claim your prize. With indoor and outdoor hunts it won’t matter what the weather is like.

Cost £1.60 with prize.

For more information click here

 

Easter Egg Hunt at  HENLEY RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM

Henley River & Rowing Museum are holding daily Easter Egg Hunts over the Easter Holidays

Date: 29 March – 15 April 2018

For more information click here

 

Birds of Prey at HENLEY RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM

Meet the magnificent birds from Millets Farm Falconry and get up close to hawks, eagles and owls.

Enjoy nature themed art and craft activities – watch out for the vultures!

Date and time: 5th April 2018 at 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

For more information click here

Eating out with the Kids in Bucks this Easter

If you fancy grabbing a bite to eat while you’re out and about with the kiddies this Easter, and hey all these activities are going to work up quite an appetite, then we’ve got loads of suggestions for yummy, child-friendly restaurants. Check out our handy guide, click here.

 

 

We really hope you found this post useful in planning your Easter activities. Have a great time!

If you’d like to see ideas for what’s on in Berkshire this Easter, click here.

 



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