Easter in Staffordshire and Cheshire
We love our days out with the kids, and I am always in search of local days out and adventures, in particular during school holidays and festive periods. I have put my detective head on, and have spent some time looking at events over Easter in Staffordshire and Cheshire.
Here are 15 family events taking place over Easter in Staffordshire and Cheshire:
World of Wedgwood (8th – 23rd April 2017) During the Easter holidays children can visit the decorating studio to decorate a Wedgwood Easter Rabbit or design a unique plate, or visit the master craft studio to pay with clay free of charge. Children can join in the Easter egg hunt around Hem Heath Woods (Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Woodland)
World of Wedgwood, Staffordshire – visit website for prices and further details.
Trentham Monkey Forest (Saturday 01 April 2017 – Sunday 23 April 2017)
Enjoy an easter egg hunt in the monkey forest for a chance to win a cuddly Barbary Macaque toy. There will also be onsite face painting over the Easter Weekend
Trentham Monkey Forest, Trentham Staffordshire -see website for further details.
Biddulph Grange Gardens (14th -17th April 2017 trails take place 11am -5pm)
Run around the gardens in search for the hidden eggs and bunnies, for a tasty Cadbury’s chocolate reward.
Biddulph Grange Gardens, Staffordshire – check website for details.
Emma Bridgewater Factory (8th – 23rd April 2017)
Design your own piece of Emma Bridgewater pottery with a spring or Easter theme in the decorating studio or follow a free tail around the factory to win a treat.
Emma Bridgewater Factory, Stoke on Trent – check website for prices and to book.
Shugborough Estate (8th-23rd April) Easter is not complete without meeting the tiny baby chicks, and children have the opportunity to meet the farmers and have a careful cuddle of the newly hatched chicks *. Other activities include the big tree climb*, canoeing* and explorer’s quest. Helpful rovers are on hand to help to build a den or search for bugs. *-bookable items.
Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire – please see website for details
Apedale Valley Light Railway (15th – 17th Apr 2017)
Families can enjoy the Easter activities on offer. Visitors can ride the train and take part in the Easter Egg Hunt over the weekend
Steam Trains will be running from 11:30 until 16:00. Normal fares apply.
Apedale Valley Light Railway, Staffordshire. Please see website for details
Tamworth Castle (8th – 21st April 2017 11.30-4pm)
Visit Tamworth Castle over Easter and help Ruby the Tamworth Castle dragon find all her mislaid eggs for reward.
Admission: Adult £7.50, OAP £6.50, Child 5+ £5.00, Child 2-4 years £3.00, Child under 2 years free. Family ticket £23.00 (2 adults & 2 children)
Tamworth Castle – Staffordshire -please visit website for details
Blakemere Village ( 1st – 17th April 2017)
Children can take part in the Easter bunny trail. Using their trail map they can search for clues to win a prize. Purchase a trail map from the main office.
Blakemere Village, Cheshire. Please visit website for further details and prices.
Lower Drayton Farm (8th-23rd April 2017)
Over Easter children can meet the Easter bunny, take part in egg and spoon races, take part in Easter crafts or join a fun Easter quiz trail. The farm trailer ride will focus on the new life on the farm and there will be lambs to feeds, nature trails and woodland spring walks.
Lower Drayton Farm, Staffordshire – please visit website for details and to book
Wyevale Garden centre – Bridgemere Garden Centre (1st – 23rd April 2017)
Children can enjoy breakfast or tea with the Easter bunny as well as cookie decorating, a bunny hunt and taking home a cuddly toy *bookable.
Wyevale Garden Centre, Cheshire – please visit website for prices and to book.
Tatton Park (14th April – 17th April 2017 )
Various family activities are on offer over the weekend including easter trails. craft activities, face painting and glitter tattoos, kids disco, story telling and puppet shows.
Tatton Park, Cheshire -please see website for prices and details
Stockley Farm Park (14th – 17th April 2017)
Over the Easter weekend (14th – 17th April) children can enjoy Easter egg hunts, meet the Easter bunny and enjoy lots of chocolate! Children can enjoy a tractor and trailer ride where they can groom the ponies, help to feed the baby goats, and meets rabbits, guinea pigs and more.
Stockley Farm Park, Cheshire – Call 01565 777323/- see website for details.
Delamere Forest (9th – 12th April 2017)
Family Fun Eggsplorers fun – (April 12th 10-2pm) – An Easter themed family even includes Easter crafts, a mini Easter trail, take part in the Easter forest crafts, make a den, enjoy the obstacle course and the hammocks and play in the mud kitchen, At the end of the day enjoy a hot cross buns on the fire. £10 per child/ £2 adult. booking essential – visit website to book
Easter Special- Teddy Bears Picnic (April 11th 1-3pm)
Age: Recommended 2-6 years. Children can bring along their favourite Teddy, a picnic and a rug to the forest for a special Easter Teddy Bears Picnic. Children can also enjoy building teddy a house, and making a friend for teddy to take home.
Delamere Forest – Visit website to book and for prices.
Little Moreton Hall (14th-17th April 11am-4pm) –
Visit Little Moreton Hall and participate in their Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Search for clues and get a Cadbury chocolate bunny reward.
Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire – visit website for admission prices
Cholmondeley Castle Gardens (16th April 2017 11-5pm) .
Cholmondeley Castle Gardens are holding a Family Easter Egg Hunt in the gardens. Find the bunnies and enjoy a Easter treat. Cheshire Wildlife Trust will also be in attendance with activities for the children.
Normal gardens entry fees also apply £7.00 per Adult, £4.00 for Children with under 5’s Free. Clue sheets £1.
Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, Cholmondeley, Cheshire -visit website for details
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I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Easter – will you be visiting any of these events?
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