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Eight great ideas for an Eggciting Easter…..


March 2, 2024

This year’s early Easter is now firmly on the horizon, in fact only a few weeks away. It is such a traditional season, with Easter eggs, Easter egg hunts, Easter bonnets and pictures of little yellow fluffy chicks and cute bunnies everywhere you look. All lovely, but one of the best things about Easter? It’s a holiday! Time for a bit of excitement, time with the family – time to have some well earned fun. So, we thought, what are some really, REALLY great ideas for something a little different to do at Easter? And we came up with this list…..

1. Easter Farm Visits

lambs

Many smaller (and not so small) farms now offer more than just the sight of tractors rolling by. They have started opening up to the public and at this time of year many offer special Easter themed options, like our very own Lambing Live here at Penhein. In our local area alone we have Lower House Farm Easter Eggstravaganza, or Easter Egg Hunts (and dinosaurs) and lamb petting at Raglan Farm Park. A quick google of your own area should show you some wonderful local farms with plenty of Easter options.

2. Set up your own Easter Quiz

Easter eggs

The beauty of this is you can have fun whatever the weather, indoors or out! Set up an Easter Quiz with family and friends.  We have found a great example of how to plan this from the BBC’s Big Easter Quiz. It includes 20 multiple choice questions for children and adults alike. Alternatively it is so easy to set up your own quiz too. Have fun setting your own questions, thinking of prizes, decorating the table and sending out the invitations. Winner takes all the chocolate!

3. Plan an Easter Mini Olympics

Get family and friends together for a fabulous Easter Sports day with an Egg and Spoon Race, an Egg Rolling competition (don’t forget to hard boil the eggs), a Speed Egg Hunt – who can find the most eggs in 1 minute – or play Freeze Dance with Easter themed songs (‘The Bunny Hop’ comes to mind).  If a player doesn’t freeze when the music stops, they’re out. The last one standing wins! If you really want to go all out why not try Chickers (the Easter version of Checkers) when you exchange the round pieces for easy, DIY chicks and bunnies. Here’s a simple plan for how to make the board and chickers in advance. Perhaps put Egg Bowling on the list, which calls for one dyed hard-boiled egg per child and one white hard-boiled egg. Roll the white one into the centre of a room and take turns to see who can roll their coloured egg closest to the white egg. An Easter Olympics is great fun for all involved and you could also make some bunny shaped medals…

4. Make Egg box chicks

 

Making an egg box chick is quick and easy. Check this idea out for Spring Chicks or for more things to make from an old egg box why not take a look at how to make aliens or dragons! There are other Easter themed crafts you could try too, including making an Easter Egg Tree, making your own Easter eggs, or an Easter Egg nest. So many ideas to choose from.

5. Family Day Out

Family time is so precious, so what better way than to plan a wonderful day out for you and your family this Easter? The fabulous company Days Out with The Kids has some great ideas of what may be on in your area, but you will also find plenty of local information from posters in shops, schools, post offices and local Facebook pages. They don’t even need to be Easter themed, you can visit museums, exhibitions, castles, play areas, adventure parks, country parks, go to the cinema or try an activity centres. The UK is a fabulously rich source of places to visit and adventures to try, so see what you can find.

6. Try your hand at some Bird Watching

robin wildlife

Spring is the perfect time for bird watching, both for beginners and experts alike. It is this time of year when things get really exciting! Birds are on the move, from wildfowl to woodpeckers, robins to blackbirds, the list goes on. The dawn chorus reaches its climax, and many birds are already producing young. Everything is exciting! There is lots of information for bird watching beginners particularly from specialists such as the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust or the RSPB.  Whilst jere at Penhein we have our new Wildlife & Bird Hide , which provides the perfect place to birdwatch, you don’t have to be in the countryside to see birds; our towns and cities are full of them, so starting this wonderful new hobby is easy!

7. Go on an Easter Egg Hunt – with a twist

Traditional we know, but why not try an Egg Hunt with the twist of a stately home or national garden venue. The National Trust and Historic Houses runs a series of Easter Egg Hunts at various houses around the country, or you can visit one of the stunning RHS Gardens.  They often don’t stop there, with many of the venues offering craft sessions for children, scavenger hunts and nature trails.

8. Spend Time Outdoors!

We know the weather has been atrocious recently, with seemingly non stop rain, but wrapping up warm and dry and getting out there can be great fun. Just think when you get back you can put the kettle on, have a cup of tea and eat Easter eggs to your heart’s content. The Woodland Trust has some great ideas for the great outdoors, from the simple but energising family walk, to scavenger hunts, having a picnic (if it’s dry!), looking for egg shapes in nature, spotting spring flowers or making a twig nest to name a few..