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05 Apr 2019
While the kids can’t wait for school to break up and the holidays to begin, it can be tricky for parents to find fun and affordable ways to keep them entertained.
For a mixture of cute animals, culture and, of course, chocolate, check out our selection of Easter events to enjoy throughout April.
Visit Fishbourne Roman Palace between 15 – 19 April to take part in an Easter treasure hunt. Feeling crafty? Try some Roman crafts such as spinning wool into yarn, making a mosaic and even dressing up like a Roman! Take the 700 Coastliner to Fishbourne and the palace is just a short walk from the Salthill Road stop.
Grab your lab coat – it’s time to learn all about the history of sweets! Head down to the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium between 5 – 23 April for an epic live science show, featuring a sugar flame thrower, plus kids will have a chance to build their own sweet machine. The Route 64 bus to Morn Hill will drop you off right outside the Science Centre. Sweet!
Things get curiouser and curiouser at Lincoln Castle this Easter, as the White Rabbit leads you on an Easter Quest to solve the Mad Hatter’s riddles. Marvel at the Through the Looking-Glass display which features a first edition of ‘Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There’ or grab a flamingo and challenge the Queen of Hearts to a game of croquet.
Alternatively, jump on board the Service 6 (leaving Lincoln bus stations every 15 minutes) and join Access Lincoln at Boultham Park for an Easter Egg Hunt. Answer a few riddles to discover where the Easter Bunny has hidden his chocolate eggs.
As most parents know, standing on a LEGO piece is a painful experience but the little plastic bricks are both fun and educational. Visit Tenterden Station where the latest innovative LEGO touring show, Civilisations, has 40 stunning LEGO models, including life-size human figures depicting civilisations throughout history. Tenterden Station is just a short walk from The Vine bus stop on Tenterden High Street which is served by buses from Hastings, Ashford and Rye.
The Canterbury Tales visitor attraction will reopen the gates to its Medieval Story Garden where families can join in the Knights Tournament! Children and adults alike can practice their battle skills during a series of fun activities including sword skills and mock jousting.
There are frequent buses throughout the daytime from most towns around East Kent and The Canterbury Tales is just a short walk into the city from the main bus station.
This Easter come nose-to-nose with British Wildlife past and present. With over 200 native animals, set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland, at Wildwood you can see the likes of bears, wolves, bison, badgers, wild boar and many more awesome animals.
Children can go wild in the amazing playground, featuring Kent’s biggest drop slide, tube slide and tree-top towers.
Stagecoach Triangle buses serve Wildwood every 15 minutes throughout the day, running from Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.
Always wanted to visit Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory? Well, now’s your chance...sort of. On 12 April, Lancaster will be transformed into a dreamland inspired by the famous story. Walk the Wonka Trail, meet characters, enjoy fairground rides and eat enough chocolate to give Augustus Gloop a run for his money! Best of all, admission is free!
If you’re looking for an interesting place to during the Easter holidays, visit the Cardiff Story Museum in the Old Library. With interactive exhibits and historical artefacts, it’s a chance for kids to learn so much more about the Welsh capital.
The Rhondda Heritage Centre offers the amazing Black Gold Experience where you can follow in the footsteps of the miners who once worked at the Lewis Merthyr Colliery. Make it a truly golden trip by taking the 132 Gold service over the Easter weekend and enjoy the Heritage Centre’s Easter Eggstravaganza of arts and crafts and the all important Easter egg hunt!
Dumfries & Galloway
You’re cordially invited to a tea party hosted by none other than the Easter Bunny himself! Enjoy hunting for eggs at the Cocoabean Company, feasting on picnic goodies and taking part in a fun Easter egg workshop where you can create your very own egg to take home – if you can wait that long to devour it!
Get the X74 service from Glasgow and the Cocoabean Company is right on route 500.
You’ll be deeply dippy when you visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery this Easter as Dippy (the dinosaur from the Natural History Museum, London) is paying a visit north of the border until 6 May.
If dinosaurs aren’t your thing, check out Inflatable Fun City at Glasgow Green. Is it a fun fair? Is it bouncy castle Heaven? No. It’s both!
Explore the History of Video Games exhibition at Dundee’s Wellgate Centre. There will be a massive collection of retro and vintage arcade machine classics, consoles, handhelds and special video game guest stars each day during the Easter holidays. Kids can travel by bus for just 20p in Dundee until Sunday 14 April.
Visit The Scottish Deer Centre near Cupar, North East Fife to enjoy 55 acres of amazing Scottish wildlife including rare breeds of deer and Fife’s only wolfpack! Watch the otters get their lunch then take a walk around Witches Wood. Get there easily by bus using service X54 or 23.
It’s time for the annual Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt with events organised across the country. Find out what’s happening near you.Let Stagecoach take you where you want to go this Easter. Plan your journey today.