With the Easter Holidays fast approaching, don’t tear your hair out trying to think of ways to keep the little ones entertained. Take advantage of some great offers and discounts this Easter and enjoy family outings on a budget! Keep the kids active and enjoy some quality family time whilst they are off school. Whether you need to occupy your toddler or entertain your teen, here are some great ideas that will make great day trips during the school holidays.
1. Easter Country Fair
The Easter Country fair taking place at the River Lee Country Park in Broxbourne is a two-day family event packed full of traditional outdoor fun for all the family. With activities and events including motorcycle stunts, ferret racing, dog shows, arts and crafts and even the chance for your little one to bottle feed baby lambs. There will be plenty of food and drink on sale as well as on-site bars for the grownups. Don’t forget to check out the medieval village for a chance to catch the fighting knights.
Where and when: Sunday April 5th – Monday April 6th River Lee Country Park, Broxbourne.
Price: Adults £7.50, concessions £6, 5-16’s £3, under-fives free, and family tickets £19 on the gate. Book in advance at http://www.oakleighfairs.co.uk/leevalley/ for discounted tickets.
Travelling by train? Book with thetrainline and you will also receive 2% cashback on ticket sales.
2. CBeebies Live! Presents Justin and Friends: Mr Tumble’s Circus
If you have a toddler in your house then you will definitely know who Mr Tumble is! If you have a child that loves CBeebies, they are going to love this show! This circus-themed show includes singing and dancing from the much loved Mr Tumble and friends including characters from Gigglebiz and Something Special as well as Robert the Robot, Little Monster and CBeebies presenters Cat, Andy and Gemma. If you are travelling down to London especially for this show, why not stay for a few days and see the sights. Book a London Pass and get 6% off plus 4% cashback when you shop through GetPaidTo.
Where and when: Saturday 4th April – Sunday 5th April, Wembley Arena
Price: £13.50 children, family ticket £54.
To book tickets and for more locations across the UK, visit http://www.cbeebieslive.com/
3. Cadbury World
It wouldn’t be Easter without indulging in lots and lots of chocolate! So why not take the family on a tour of Cadbury world, who doesn’t want a day trip to a chocolate factory? Between the 30th March and 19th April there will be family activities on every day at Cadbury World so there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained. During your visit, explore the history of Cadbury with the replica of where John Cadbury opened his very first shop and find out how your favourite treats are made. Don’t forget to stop in the world’s largest Cadbury shop before you leave where you will find lots of your favourite goodies as well as those you won’t find anywhere else.
Where and when: Opening times vary between 9am and 4.30pm depending on what date, Birmingham.
Price: Adults: £16.25, children (aged 4-15 years): £11.95, under 4 years: Free, senior citizens: £12.25, students (with valid NUS card): £12.25, family ticket (2 adults & 2 children): £49.80, family ticket (2 adults & 3 children): £58.40.
For great deals on tickets, book with Attractiontix and you will also receive 5% cashback.
4. Cadbury Easter Eggsploration
For the eighth year running, Cadbury has teamed up with the National Trust and National Trust for Scotland to bring you Easter egg trails at over 300 locations across the UK. These events are great family days out that will also give you the opportunity to explore scenic woodland areas and historical castles. Your child will be given their own journal containing all of the clues they need to complete the trail and will be rewarded at the end with a delicious chocolaty treat.
Where and when: Visit https://www.eastereggtrail.com/ to search for your nearest trail and to find out dates.
Price: Prices vary depending on location but trails start from as little as £1.50 per child. Please note there may also be a cost for admission.
If you can’t get out to one of these Easter egg trails, why not create your own Easter egg hunt at home. Shop for a range of goodies at Cadbury and then place them around the home and set your little ones the task of finding them. Remember, you will also get 7% cashback when you shop at Cadbury so what are you waiting for?
5. Blenheim Palace
Easter weekend at Blenheim Palace will see The Pleasure Gardens transformed into a traditional Victorian fairground complete with lighthouse helter-skelter, Victorian carousel, tea cups and Victorian swing boats. Not only is there lots of fun to be had at the fair, but there is also a fun Easter egg hunt for the kids as well as other family activities including face painting, circus skills workshops, a bouncy castle and more. There will be plenty of Easter treats and other refreshments at the deli and the kids can even have a go at decorating cupcakes and creating their own ice cream. On Easter Sunday and Monday you can meet the Easter bunny and will even get to meet Peter Rabbit between story time sessions. This event is a great family weekend perfect if you have littles ones to entertain.
Where and when: 3rd – 6th April, Blenheim Palace, Oxford.
Price: You will need a park and garden ticket for this event.
Adults: £13.50, Concessions: £10.20, Child: £6.60, Family: £36.00
For more information, visit http://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/spring2015/easter-weekend-2015.html
To save money on your trip, book train tickets from Raileasy and you will also receive 2% cashback.
More ways to save
If you plan on taking the kids out during the Easter holidays and regularly throughout the year, buying a Kids Pass could save you hundreds of pounds! For a one off yearly payment, you and the whole family will get access to up to 57% off at over 200 attractions, up to 40% off at over 300 cinemas nationwide and kids eat free deals at hundreds of restaurants.
To find out more ways you save on your day trips, visit our money saving guides for helpful advice and handy tips!