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Fun and cheap things for kids to do over Easter

The Easter school holidays are a great time to get out in nature and find new things to do locally.

We’ve put together a list of ideas about where you can find fun family days out that are affordable and will appeal to young, adventurous minds.

Easter egg hunt events

Days Out With The Kids, a website for family attractions and things to do with kids, has a list of free Easter egg hunt events across the country.

Many local libraries are hosting free Easter egg hunt events in their buildings. In Bradford, Eccleshill Library is having an Easter Trail throughout the day on Saturday, 30 March, with no booking required.

Also check out your local museum’s website, as it may be hosting children’s Easter events, too.

Your local area may be hosting a kids’ Easter disco. Try your local council’s website when searching for potential Easter events.

Local super parks

Your local area might include a super park – that’s an outdoor activity or play park with lots of equipment for kids, such as adventure playground structures, as well as skate parks and cafes. Your local council website will have details or do a general search online. 

I Spy Fun!  a website that gives information on low-cost family days out in Sussex, has a list of six super parks across the county.

Get out and about

Forestry England is a government department that looks after public and private woodland sites around the UK.

This year, it has put together a list of low-cost activities to get children outside this Easter. Suggestions include butterfly spotting, nature walks, family bike rides and picnic spots.

Forestry England is also organising Gruffalo party trails across the country to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the children’s book. Find a Gruffalo party trail near you.

Its website also has a list of easy access trails that are suitable for wheelchair users, all-terrain motor scooters and pushchairs. Check them out here.

Crafts at community libraries

Your local community library is likely to be holding free Easter events for school-age children across the holiday.

At Chingford library in Essex, there’s going to be Easter crafts and activities on Tuesday, 2 April, which is free but requires booking.

Art outdoors

Combine nature with art by heading to a sculpture park or art garden or trail. Many of them offer free entrance and other free activities.

The Kielder Water and Forest Park in Northumberland, which has free entry, has a sculpture trail where most of its artworks are dotted around its reservoir.

If you live near the Merseyside coastline, head to Crosby Beach where artist Antony Gormley’s permanent Another Place artworks of 100 cast-iron, life-sized figures are spread across the sand.

Fun on the farm

Having a day out at a children’s farm is a great experience for kids as they can learn new things, connect with farm animals and wildlife, and its low cost, too.

The South East of England, an official tourist website for that region, has a search function for looking for animals and wildlife in that area. Other useful sites include Tripadvisor and Great Days Out UK

Leisure centres

During Easter break, many leisure centres will have a raft of different activities, including free swimming lessons and junior gym sessions, so visit your local centre for more information or see its website.  

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