Exciting Easter Egg Hunts and Fun Family-Friendly Activities – Easter 2018

The end of Term 4 is so close you can almost taste it! Now you’ve got to plan 2 weeks of keeping the family busy and the kids entertained. If you’re struggling for ideas on what to do in the Easter holidays, then Kent-Teach have you covered! We are also running 2 Easter competitions that you can enter to win tickets for days out with your family. 

Between Thursday 29th March and Tuesday 3rd April you can take part in the Kent-Teach Easter egg hunt on our website, and win a family ticket to Hever Castle and Gardens. All you need to do is the find the Easter egg, click it and submit the contact form – easy peasy! If you’re much closer to, or fancy visiting the other end of the county, then between Tuesday 3rd April and Thursday 5th April you can win a family ticket to Dover Castle in our termly Facebook contest. Make sure to visit the Kent-Teach Facebook page to find out when these competitions are starting – the winners of each competition will be announced at 10am via Facebook Live video on the 3rd and 5th April. You can follow the page and turn on notifications to be notified when the competitions go live, as well as when we announce the winners! For now, look at the other activities you can slot in to your plan over the next couple of weeks.

Shorne Woods Country Park, Gravesend – Activity Trail 

30th March to April 15th

Shorne Woods Country Park is one of the most popular country parks in Kent, with walking routes from 1 mile to 6.1 miles long! You can also find horse riding and cycle routes throughout the site if you would like a slightly more adventurous activity to experience with your family. Shorne Woods are running a self-led Spring activity trail throughout these dates, as well as an Easter egg hunt on April 1st.

Leeds Castle, Maidstone – Easter Activities

30th March to 15th April

This Easter at Leeds Castle, as well as being able to seek out hidden clues around the grounds, there is a playful outdoor aerial theatre show! The circus is fun for all the family and you can see performers climb, jump and swing through the air before your eyes. As well as two daily aerial theatre shows, you can learn circus skills such as juggling, trapeze, tightrope and hula hoop! The circus in included with your price of admission to the castle, whilst the Easter Quest is only £1 extra (likely to cover the cost of the chocolate treats!).

Hever Castle, Edenbridge – Easter Family Fun

24th March to 15th April

Make some special family memories this Easter at Hever Castle and follow the trail of the Lindt Gold Bunny to claim a delicious chocolate treat! If that doesn’t sound like it would keep your little ones ‘hoppy’ for long enough, you’ll also find an Easter bonnet craft workshop, Easter bonnet parade and castle quiz to enjoy from the 30th March. Of course, with your admission you can also explore the gardens, Tudor Towers adventure playground and even the Yew Maze; don’t get lost! A family ticket to Hever Castle and Gardens can be won in one of the Kent-Teach competitions this Easter, make sure to check the details at the top of this blog! Easter bonnet workshops do have a small additional charge to your admission, not priced on their website.

Godington House and Gardens, Ashford – Spring Week

9th April to 13th April

You and your family can enjoy traditional garden games, crafts, trails and multiple activities throughout the day at these beautiful gardens of an ancient, restored house. You can even have a tour of the house to reveal 600 years of history, as well as traditional country house furniture and art. Make sure to check the website for individual Spring time events, but this is certainly a unique day out that your family will enjoy!

Howletts Wild Animal Park, Canterbury – Easter Eggstravaganza

30th March to 15th April

If you’re wanting to experience more of the wild side this Easter, head down to Howletts to take part in egg decorating, animal talks and prize draws! There may not be much extra going on at Howletts to class it as an “Easter” activity, however it’s a fun family day out that is bound to keep the children entertained and talking about Gorillas for the rest of the Easter break!

Excellent Non-Easter Related Activities!

It may be the Easter half term, but Easter celebrations can’t last forever! If you’re thinking of other things to keep the family busy, you can try some of these places that Kent has to offer.

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham – The Festival of Steam & Transport

1st and 2nd April 2018

Returning for the 16th year is The Festival of Steam and Transport at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham. If you’ve never attended before, you can expect a fantastic food and drink festival, funfair, classic cars, steam vehicles and trains, live music and lots of family fun between 10am and 6pm. Book your family ticket before 31st March and it will cost you £31.95, instead of £35.50 if you are an annual ticket holder! 

Dreamland, Margate

Dreamland has been back for a while now and you can allow your family to experience the amusements and rides just as you remember them! The Dreamland Scenic Railway is open, the gallopers and galloping, the chair-o-plane is flying, the dodgems are dodging and big wheel is a wheelin’. There is so much on at Dreamland that your entire family can enjoy something! There are events taking place over the half term such as a Peter Rabbit appearance and story, which is free with park entry, and even Shaun the Sheep games! The prices at Dreamland are priced per ride, unless you want to access all areas with wristbands based on height - £8 for a child under 1.25cm and £12 for anybody larger than that!

Jump In, Tonbridge

With online prices for a 1-hour open jump session standing at £10, and £6 for an extra hour, you can get your kids exercising to make them happier and hopefully more tired when you get them home! Jump In even has different events such as fitness classes, sensory sessions, disco nights and even a dedicated toddlers zone! 

Are you planning a sleepover for your little ones during the half term break? With a bit of careful planning and some ground rules, you can make sure that you know How to Survive a Sleepover, and that the children enjoy themselves too!

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