Friday, 15 April 2011

Free Time Friday: Easter event highlights


Photo credit: nazka2002 from morguefile.com
There are some amazing events across the country this Easter here are our five best for families:

Mells Daffodil Festival, Somerset
Set in the historic village of Mells, Somerset the Daffodil Festival on 25 April is an event to behold as the whole village celebrates. There will be over 150 street stalls – selling glassware, retro collectibles, homemade cakes and antiques – as well as  beer and cider tents, a children’s fun fair, falconry displays, live music, an Easter bonnet competition for all ages, Morris men and town criers.

Easter Ducklings at the London Wetland Centre
Come along to the Wetland Centre between 9 - 25 April and see real life Easter eggs, by way of ducklings growing inside their shells. If you are lucky you might see one hatching or even taking it's first swim. Wardens will be on hand to explain how the ducklings have developed.  Adults £10.55, children £5.85.

Alice in Wonderland Easter Festival at Tatton Park, Cheshire
Oh my ears and whiskers hop along to this event at Tatton Park between 23 - 25 April  and immerse yourself in the world of Alice in Wonderland .  Listen to the Queen of Hearts tell stories down at the farm, join the Mad Hatters Tea Part in the gardens and step through the looking glass in the mansion and follow the trail through the state rooms. Adults £7, children £3.50.

The Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt, Cumbria
Join in with the North of Englands biggest Easter egg hunt, search for 100 ceramic eggs with thousands of others across 2,600 square miles of Lake District.  There is a prize for every egg found.

Easter Trail at Holkham Hall, Norfolk
Have a rabbiting good time at Holkham Hall from 22- 25 April, test your knowledge with a rabbit themed quiz and find the giant bunnies to collect tokens that you can trade in for prizes. There will also be balloon modelling and juggling from clowns Justso James and Stevie Spud. Adults A4, children £2.