The Easter holidays have arrived and to celebrate, many of Hertfordshire’s top attractions are opening their doors to welcome you and the kids for the first time this year. Whether you’re looking for ways to fill the school holidays or the perfect way to spend the bank holiday weekend, we’ve rounded up some of the best family days out and Easter events in Hertfordshire, so you can hop to it.
Knebworth House and its glorious gardens have reopened for the season, so now’s the perfect time to head over and reacquaint yourself. Pay a visit during the Easter weekend and you’ll be treated to an Easter Trail around the Edwardian gardens, with a special surprise at the end. Between the maze, the dinosaur trail and spring flowers to spy, we can guarantee the kids will love their visit, but add a Medieval Jousting tournament into the mix and you’re in for a fantastic Easter weekend.
Historic days out
Hatfield’s stores are concealing some egg-citing treats this holiday. Discover the hidden eggs, note them down and you could be in with a chance of winning an Easter surprise. On 20th April Hatfield Library is the place to go for some cracking crafts – little ones can stop off at the creation station for themed activities, followed by a spring story time.
An Easter egg-travaganza
Free fun in the park – sounds like a pretty good spring day out, right? Every day throughout the holidays, Cassiobury Park will be hosting a range of activities for the kids, from drama workshops and crafts sessions, to adventures in the wild west. Looking for some a little more active? Check out the sports sessions and even wild walks for a peek at the wildlife right in the heart of the park. Parklife
You’re in for plenty of fun and frolics at Standalone Farm this holiday. Master the hay maze, learn the tricks of the trade with circus skills lessons and don’t forget to go in search of the Easter Bunny on the egg hunt. Fancy getting more hands on? You’re in for a treat with plenty of arts and crafts for the creative kids.
Fun on the farm
It’s time to delve into the gruesome truth of the history of Britain at Broadway Theatre with the Horrible Histories show, straight from the West End! Meet Britain’s most infamous characters and the gory tales left out of the history books, with an appearance from King Henry VIII, a peep at Samuel Pepys and the missing headless man and the truth behind Queen Elizabeth I’s teeth. It’s all history, but with the nasty bits left in!
From swimming, to Easter egg hunts, bouncy castles and outdoor sports, the kids are in for a fun-filled week at Bushey Grove Leisure Centre this holiday. With activities on offer every day throughout the holidays, it’s the perfect chance for the kids to get out and meet new friends.
Make like a bunny and explore the network of underground tunnels and gardens at Scott's Grotto on 14th April. Take on the trail in this egg-celent Easter egg hunt and you'll be rewarded with a tempting sweet treat!
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