A dose of springtime adventure with the Wizzcash guide to fun, cheap and free things to do across the UK this Easter.
Easter Sunday Fun Day @ Silverstone
Whether you’re a fan of motorsport or just fancy an exciting day out, head on down to Silverstone, the home of British racing, for a fun-packed Easter Sunday full of pistons, classic cars and an Easter egg hunt (naturally).
Timed to celebrate the start of Silverstone’s 2016 season, this day of entertainment and racing is one for all the family.
The highlights include the Mercedes Formula One team – they’ll be fully present at Silverstone with a full garage set-up and special show. Take part in the Pit-Stop Challenge and, if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like, have a go at changing a real F1 tyre on a real F1 car.
Get tickets here.
Easter Sunday Fun Day, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire
Free entry for all – note there may be a charge for some activities
Hunt for a Golden Egg in Edinburgh
Sense the sights and smells of spring at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanical Gardens as you and the children enjoy this exciting Easter egg hunt. The gardens’ house bunny is on the hunt for a golden egg and she wants you to help her find it. Are you up for the challenge?
Enjoy this fun trail through the beautiful gardens and (hopefully) enjoy some chocolate at the end!
More info here.
The Botanics Bunny and the Hunt for the Golden Egg, March 24th – April 3rd, Edinburgh Royal Botanical Gardens
£1 per trail – and no booking required, just turn up
Lambs in Nottinghamshire
Lambs are one of the earliest signs of spring, and you can see them this Easter at a special lambing weekend at the beautiful Clumber Park in Nottingham.
Lambing weekend, April 2nd and 3rd, Clumber Park, Nottingham
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Easter fun at Eden
The unique Eden Project is celebrating Easter in style this year with a range of events for all to enjoy. Highlights at the striking centre, which features two massive rainforest biomes, include:
- Obstacle course – can you successfully negotiate a fiendish obstacle course while keeping a finely-balanced egg intact?
- Stamp exchange – one for the kids. Collect a stamp for completing an activity – then exchange the stamps for some chocolate.
Elsewhere, you might want to try your hand at crazy golf, have a go at the egg shy or play hook-a-duck.
Get more info about what’s on here.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Eden Project, March 25th – April 10th
Activities are included in admission to the site. If you book online you get a 10% discount
Goat Race (yes) in London
We’ve all heard of the Boat Race, but Goat Race? Excuse me. Yes, you heard it right – head on down to Spitalfields in London for the Oxford v.s. Cambridge Goat Race where two goats dash around Spitalfields City Farm. As well as the race there’s plenty to keep you all occupied, including live music and fine food and drink.
Get tickets here.
Oxford v Cambridge Goat Race, Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street, March 27th
£13, children under 12 go free
Traditional fun on the River Lee
This 2-day event in the lovely River Lee Country Park features traditional entertainment like jousting, bird-of-prey displays and arts-and-crafts sessions. Other delights include pony displays, lambs and live music.
Get tickets here.
Easter Country Fair, River Lee country Park, March 27th – Monday March 28
£7.50 for adults, concessions £6, children age 5-16 £3. Get a family ticket for £19. Under 5s go free
Watch lots and lots of films
If you’d rather watch movies over Easter, take yourself along to the Easter Weekend Small Films Marathon at the Museum of Childhood in London. Overdose on nostalgia with screenings of animated classics including Bagpuss and the Clangers.
More information about what’s going on at the museum over Easter here.
Easter Weekend Small Films Marathon, Friday 25 – Sunday 27 March, V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green