Best ways to spend Easter in the Cotswolds

Posted: 01/04/2019 By: Cheryl Webber

As hard as it is to believe, we’re now at the beginning of April – which can only mean one thing. Easter is just around the corner, and chocolate eggs are sat on supermarket shelves all across the UK. Not only this, but many events are also taking place across the Cotswolds to celebrate this annual occasion – offering family friendly activities to keep children busy during the school holidays. If you’re planning on embarking on a countryside getaway this Easter, the below list of local activities will help you make the most out of your stay.

The Great Easter Egg Trail, Sandford Park, Cheltenham
The Easter bank holiday isn’t quite the same without a good Easter egg hunt. This year, families can take part in an exciting Easter trail in Sandford Park, Cheltenham. Start the day by heading to Sandford Park Café to collect an interactive quiz sheet, which will take you along a path of fun hidden treasures. You’ll find a chocolate treat at the end, and be treated to an appearance from the Easter bunny.

Proceeds will be donated to Maggie’s and Cobalt cancer charities, and families of four who participate will receive an exclusive discount on the entry cost at the Lido. Head to Sandford Park on Saturday 20th April if you’d like to take part.

Easter Bunny Hunt, St Michael’s Park, Cirencester
Bring your family along to Cirencester Park for an exciting Easter bunny hunt. Embark on an adventure to find the Easter bunny, with the chance to win an Easter egg. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in egg decorating and a range of fun games.

Easter Eggspress, Gloucestershire/Warwickshire Railway
For something a little different, head out to Cheltenham Race Course, Toddington or Broadway station on Easter Monday and hop aboard the steam railway. The journey boasts picturesque views of the surrounding countryside, which you’ll be able to enjoy whilst the children are kept occupied with an interactive quiz. Upon arrival at Winchcombe, you’ll have the chance to take part in an array of fun Easter activities. You’ll see the Easter bunny, and be able to try your hand at some crafts and games. There’ll also be an Easter bonnet competition, and, of course, an Easter egg hunt around the station. See here for more details.

The Butterfly Lion, Barn Theatre, Cirencester
If you’re looking for something a little different to begin your Easter weekend, why not treat your family to a theatre visit? Based on the Michael Morpurgo novel, this intriguing storyline will have you gripped from the very start.

Following a theatre experience, why not head to Kings Head hotel for an indulgent feast? On Easter Sunday, we’ll be serving up the ultimate three course Sunday lunch, created by our head chef. Alternatively, for a sweet treat, we’ll also be preparing Easter themed afternoon teas – featuring delicate sandwiches, warm scones and bite-sized cakes. If you’d like to extend your stay, we’d be delighted to welcome you into one of our cosy bedrooms.

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