Easter in Hertfordshire 2020

Chocolate eggs and bunnies are filling up the supermarket aisles, daffodils are spring up and soon they'll be some little lambs roaming the fields... it's Easter! And Easter means some time off, whether you've got two whole weeks of school holidays or the blissful Easter four-day weekend. Whether you've got tiny tots to entertain, teenagers to coax out the house or finally some child-free time together, there's lots to keep you busy in Herts this Easter!

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Paradise Wildlife Park

Hop over to Paradise Wildlife Park this Easter and eggs-plore the animal kingdom, with over 800 animals including penguins, zebras, camels and the Big Cats - lions, tigers and leopards! Be sure to check out the animals opening their own Easter treats every day of the school holidays. Be sure to let the little monkeys (we're talking about the children here!) run wild in the new undercover play area, complete with giant bouncy castle and rainbow slide. 

Wild days out

Hatfield House Easter Trail

4th April
Celebrate the beginning of the Easter holidays at Hatfield House with their fun bunny trail! Your mission is to find 8 different coloured wooden bunnies scattered all over their Yellow trail Woodland Walk. 

Hatfield House will then be open over Easter Weekend (excluding Good Friday), hosting more fun for kids with interactive story-telling workshops, meeting the lambs and ice-cream at their new cafe. 

Hop on down 

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Standalone Farm

6th – 19th April

Springtime on a classic farm just feels so right! Experience the magic of bottle-feeding new born lambs, hold the rabbits and guinea-pigs, and see dazzling butterflies! They've also got messy hay play and arts and crafts sessions. Plus, we've heard that little ones might be able to meet a fluffy friend, Boris the Bunny, if they complete the egg trail!

Fun on the farm

Bushey Grove Leisure Centre Easter Holiday Club

6th-9th and 14th-17th April

Easter holidays can feel like a long couple of weeks when there's only so many Marvel films to get through! Bushey Grove Leisure Centre can help you with their Easter Holiday Club, packed with outdoor sports, arts and crafts and sports day games. Let them hone their skills in tennis and football coaching sessions, and over 8 year old's can enjoy swimming.

Keeping Kids Active

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Henry Moore Studios & Gardens Easter Workshops

8th and 15th April 

Get a taste of artistic genius at the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens 'The Artist Hands' Workshops. The theme is 'hands and touch', so get on your artist scrubs and get sculpting and printmaking. Each ticket includes entry to the sculpture gardens and Henry Moore studios - make sure you check out the new exhibition, This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore. 

So much Moore than meet the eye!

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Harpenden Easter Egg Hunt 

Friday 10th April

It's so popular that this family favourite is back for the sixth time in 2020! A traditional egg hunt across Harpenden for little ones and bigger kids! You can expect chocolate, chocolate and, umm... more chocolate!

An egg-citing day

Rye-Assic Easter Adventure 

10th- 14th April 

The dinosaur-themed adventure park in Hoddesdon will be transformed in to an Easter play heaven with dinosaur-themed egg hunts, messy play, costume competition, and of course, lots of sweet treats! With multiple play zones and soft play, little ones couldn't ask for more! Make sure to book your sessions for this egg-cellent day out!

Jurassic Fantastic 

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Sunday Lunch and Jazz at Brocket Hall

12 April

Take a trip back in time this Easter Sunday with a three-course lunch accompanied by the the docile tones of Alexandra Jones singing 1940's and 50's Jazz classics. While you're being serenaded and sipping your wine, make sure to take in the view over Brocket Hall's 543 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. 

Get in the swing of things

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Sopwell House at Easter 

Easter doesn't have to be about the kids - the long bank holiday weekend can be the perfect time to take a child-free break with your significant other! The gorgeous Sopwell House is offering that much needed three-night springtime escape offer, including bed and breakfast and use of their Cottonmill facilities like swimming pool and sauna. It's a spring clean for the mind, body and soul!

Anddddd relax...

Why not take the opportunity to get back in to nature now the warmer days are here? Easter is the perfect time to get in some quality family time, and the Camping and Caravanning Club can help. Their two sites, Theobalds and Hertford, have you covered for a little break exploring the gorgeous Hertfordshire countryside. Happy camping!