With the arrival of the Easter holidays, we go on the hunt for some of the most egg-citing events happening in and around Bath in 2019! Which one will your kids go egg-static for? Try these top 5 things to do in Bath this Easter:
1. Go on an egg hunt
Easter means Easter egg hunts, and the chance to combine some fresh air with plenty of lovely chocolate eating. From National Trust parks to local museums, there are lots of venues in and around Bath hosting their own trails this year. Grab your basket and go on the hunt for Cadbury’s eggs at the National Trust’s Prior Park, Dyrham Park or Lacock Abbey; eggs-plore the grounds of the beautiful American Museum as you follow their special family Easter egg trail, or head to the atmospheric Cheddar Gorge and Caves for its supernatural glow-in-the-dark egg hunt. For something a bit different, you can even board the Chocolate Train at Bitton and experience the fun of travelling through the countryside on a proper steam locomotive. Passengers get a free Fry’s chocolate to have on the journey…
2. Get creative
Arts and crafts more your thing? There’s a wide range of fun and innovative workshops taking place across the city this Easter. Design your own pot inspired by The Roman Baths’ collection, create a beautiful button brooch at the Fashion Museum, or try your hand at making a spinning version of the Pinwheel Galaxy at the brilliant Herschel Museum of Astronomy near Green Park Station. Meanwhile at The Pound in nearby Corsham, there’s a whole week of egg-cellent Easter-themed craft activities to choose from, from Chocolate Egg Day (9 April) to an eggs-traordinary Easter printing workshop for families (12 April).
3. Book an Easter lunch
Of course, we can’t talk about things to do in Bath this Easter without mentioning roast dinners. If you’re looking for the perfect place to book your big family get-together in Bath, our Top Country Pubs Near Bath is a great place to start. Meanwhile, Woolley Grange in chocolate-box Bradford-on-Avon does an egg-cellent afternoon tea, followed by its very own Easter Bunny Trail; or for something a bit different, book the kiddies into The Bertinet Kitchen Cookery School for some Easter baking fun, and turn them into star bakers as they learn to make macaroons or some amazing homemade bread.
4. Take in the theatre
If you fancy a trip to the theatre, then the brilliant Folk Lore at The Egg is well worth a look (11-13 April); younger children will love Zog at The Wyvern Theatre in Swindon, while over at The Little Theatre in Bath, you can take your pick from two bite-sized ballets this Easter designed especially for kiddies: the Elves and the Shoemaker or Three Little Pigs. Click here to watch a snippet of the ballets and get a taste of what’s in store.
5. Plan a day out
Bath Racecourse’s Good Friday Raceday promises fun fairs, face painting, pony rides, live music and an Easter egg hunt that should keep the kids (and the grown ups) entertained throughout the day. April also sees the return of the annual Bath Comedy Festival, billed as the biggest and best ever with side-splitting stand up from some of the best up-and-coming stars, as well as cabaret, dining experiences, boozy wine trails and an intriguing-sounding pop-up theatre bus. Last but by no means least, paws up who wants to meet Longleat’s newest arrivals? Koala Creek opened last week and is home to the park’s newest (and furthest travelled) residents, a group of Southern koalas and two hairy-nosed wombats. Click here to watch a brilliant video charting their arrival all the way from Australia to the park at Longleat – who needs bunnies when you’ve got these magnificent marsupials right on the doorstep!
So that’s our top 5 things to do in Bath this Easter! Which one will appeal most to your family? However you and your brood choose to spend the Easter holiday time, we hope you have an egg-ceptional time! Happy Easter from all of us here at Pritchards!