If you’re looking for things to do with the children this Easter then you’re in the right place.
Easter proper falls on these days this year:
- 4-19 April - School holidays
- 9 April - Maundy Thursday - religious celebrations
- 10 April - Good Friday, and public holiday
- 12 April - Easter Sunday
- 13 April - Easter Monday, and public holiday
As usual, the Easter period gives us a four-day weekend to play with. Add in the school holidays – those little ones will need entertaining – plus (fingers crossed) glorious Spring weather, and you’ve got the makings of a perfect week. Here are a handful of activities to get you out and about on the South Western Railway network this Easter.
Leaping Lamb Easter Trail (4-19 April)
Make and Take Easter Craft (8 April)
On the Leaping Lamb Trail, you can take the children on a trip around the museum and spot all of the hidden lambs to win a chocolate prize. Meanwhile, on Wednesday (8 April) you and the kids can make your own suncatcher - a great free collage activity based around Light Up Poole's theme of "Spectrum".
Trails (6-22 April)
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt (4-9 April)
Brownsea Island is a wonderful place to take the children at any time of year and under pretty much any circumstances. It’s a glorious National Trust property filled with woodland wildlife and happy outdoor adventure. It’s also the birthplace of The Scouts, so there’s loads of wholesome activities laid on and it’s camper-friendly too.
Trails, campfires, den-building, climbing, wildlife rambles, it’s all going on, along with an Easter Egg hunt and Easter craft-making. Come to this island haven if you want the kids to forget all about their tablets for a while.