We’ve teamed up with our friends at KidRated – the website where all the reviews are done by kids to help families make more informed choices – to bring you seven great days out for Easter…
1. Jurassic Kingdom
Now open at London’s Osterley Park, this exciting new attraction features 30 true-to-life animatronic dinosaurs that roar, spit and snarl.
The park boasts giant Diplodocus, Triceratops with their young, screeching Pterosaurs and the most famous dinosaur of them all – Tyrannosaurus Rex. Other venues will shortly be announced in cities including Bristol, Manchester, Blackpool, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds and Birmingham.
2. Sea Life London & Birmingham
It’s well worth a trip to the London or Birmingham Sea Life Aquariums this Easter, because they’ve both introduced a fantastic new jellyfish experience, Ocean Invaders. The kids will be mesmerised by the magical jellyfish as they float around in spectacularly lit tanks, and there are plenty of opportunities to learn about their underwater world with three fun and interactive zones too. Don’t miss it.
3. Star Wars Identities
Get the family down to the O2 for a real treat of an exhibition. Identities includes props and costumes from the original Star Wars trilogy and prequels. Plus, a special interactive bracelet allows visitors to create their own character as they walk round. Yup, we think Dad is definitely going to like this one too!
The theme park city where kids learn and earn is getting into the Easter spirit by allowing visiting children to make Easter bunnies in their on-site Cadbury factory. Elsewhere, if your kids fancy being a pilot, radio presenter or heart surgeon (amongst many other things) this is the place to be.
5. Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Visit Brunel’s iconic ship in Bristol this Easter where activities include a new Easter Animal Trail (until 23rd April). There’s also a chance to encounter animals on the dockside (15-17th April) in the Rigger’s Yard including lambs, chicks, a goat and even a little donkey. Plus there’s a fascinating story-telling experience, charting the ship’s first voyage to Australia.
6. Willow’s Activity Farm
Drop in at St Albans and discover the farm’s new Peter Rabbit Playground which brings together many of the locations and characters from the CBeebies animated Peter Rabbit series. Plus, there’s a whole host of activities for children to enjoy including Captain Chicken’s Egg Dodge, Woolly Jumpers indoor play barn, The Big Dig, JCB Young Drivers Zone, Animal Feeding Area, Tree House Adventure and the Peter Rabbit Woodland Play Trail. And, as it’s Easter, there’s also sheep shearing, sheep racing and egg hunts.
7. Tall Ships Regatta
Following the success of the 2014 regatta, Greenwich welcomes back a fleet of Tall Ships this Easter. The ships will be anchored at two Tall Ships Festival villages, one at Greenwich town centre, the other at the Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich. A huge Parade of Sail will start at around 5pm on Sunday 16 April, with around 40 huge Tall Ships plus other vessels sailing down the Thames in convoy.
Combine your visit to these beautiful ships with a visit to London’s very own Tall Ship Cutty Sark, situated in the heart of Maritime Greenwich.
For more fun family days out, head to KidRated.com