Looking to do something different than the normal chocolate scoffing this Easter? This round-up of gift ideas and events around the country has something for everyone.
Great things to do during the holidays
Giant Easter Egg Hunt, Penny Brohn Gardens, Bristol
On 13th April kids can take part in an epic egg hunt over 6 acres of beautiful grounds and win a chocolate prize. It’s also a lovely area for a picnic! Book here. Easter egg hunt events are also on at hundreds of venues across the country.
Get the Easter Bunny to visit your house
There are a number of companies who offer this fun service all over the country. One such company is Party Hire UK, who for £35 will arrange for the Easter Bunny to come to your door complete with an egg!
Lambing events, various locations
Easter is the perfect time to get up close and personal with some adorable baby animals. At this time of year various farms offer lambing weekends, where children can watch the lambs being born and perhaps even cuddle one! One such event is the lambing weekend at Hadlow College in Kent, where kids can also enjoy tractor rides and a bird of prey display.
Easter Entertainment at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Blenheim Palace is offering an eggstravaganza of fun this Easter, including circus skills, balloon modelling, bungee trampolines and a Hotel Chocolat easter egg hunt. You can even book a Hotel Chocolat children’s workshop, in which kids can learn about how chocolate is made and create their own masterpiece.
Spring Spectacular, Hatton Adventure World
As well as having a number of baby animals to coo over, Hatton Adventure World is pulling out all the stops this Easter. Kids can enjoy magic shows, bouncy castles, falconry and laser combat.
Mumbles Easter Hunt on the Beach
The gorgeous seaside town of Mumbles is playing host to a fun egg hunt on the beach so be sure to pack a spade! The pier is also offering kids the chance to meet the Easter Bunny.
Little Hands Learning subscription boxes
For children aged 3-6, these subscription boxes contain a colourful book and activities linked to the story for kids to enjoy. The books are chosen by teachers and tie in with the National Curriculum. The activities involve arts, crafts, baking and even gardening! You can choose from a one-off box (from £21) or a subscription.
Bluey Easter baskets
For fans of Bluey, these non-chocolate gifts contain a Bluey or Bingo figure and a sticker sheet to decorate the basket with. £4.99 from Smyths or Argos.
Cuddledry dress-up towel
This super soft bamboo towel comes complete with bunny ears and a fluffy tail, and is perfect for after a bath or drying off from swimming. From £34.99, at Cuddledry.
Orchard Toys Egg Surprise game
Players aged 3-6 years can collect spotty bunnies and discover eggs in this fun game from Orchard Toys. Great for keeping them occupied during the Easter break! £5.50 from Orchard Toys.
Talking Tables Bunny Egg Painting Kit
This brilliant kit contains 6 polystyrene eggs, paint brushes, paints and hanging threads, providing a fun and easy Easter craft activity. £7.00 from John Lewis.
Happy Hoppy Rabbit
What could be a better Easter gift than their very own bunny? This cute cuddly toy also has moving ears and a twitchy nose. £15.00 from Early Learning Centre.
Vegan and gluten free chocolate treats
Vegans and those with allergies need not feel left out at Easter any longer. The Raw Chocolate Company offer a variety of eggs and hampers.
Easter Gingerbread Biscuit Decorating Kit
This brilliant £6.65 kit from Not On The High Street includes egg-shaped biscuits, icing decoration pens and sweets to stick on top.