Despite many indoor attractions, zoos and theme parks not opening until 12 April, there are still plenty of Easter Bank Holiday activities to enjoy outside in 2021.
If you’re looking for a day out with the kids, then check out some of the Easter trails taking place locally.
Family Easter Events 2021
Easter Egg Trail at St George V Playing Fields
Walsall Healthy Spaces has put together a trail at St George V Playing Fields in Bloxwich on 3-4 April. Find all the hidden eggs around the park by breaking the secret code. The eggs will have a number and letter on them. Once you find the complete code, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll choose five people at random to win an Easter Egg. The first clue is:
“A wooden chest raised off the ground. By the Stafford Road gates it can be found.”
Peter Rabbit Garden Trail
The beautiful gardens on the Trentham Estate play host to the Peter Rabbit Garden Trail up until 18 April, 2021. Keep your eyes open for characters from the world of Beatrix Potter hidden around its grounds.
Children can grab a leaflet from the entrance from the gardens and follow the trail through the gardens to find this special characters.
Picture credit: Trentham Estate
Booking can be made online, or you can just turn up. Admission charges apply to access the gardens, and an additionally £2.50 is required to join the Easter hunt.
The Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 BJG.
Wightwick Manor and Gardens
Many National Trust properties are hosting outside Easter Bank Holiday events. Running from 1-6 April, from 10am-4pm, you can pick up an Easter trail pack for £3.
Around the gardens, you’ll find 10 activity points and if you complete them all you’ll receive a chocolate reward.
Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, WV6 8EE.
Over the Easter weekend, there’s a free activity for children in the gardens that stand outside this magnificent Tudor manor house.
Decorate your own pot and plant a seed to take home, or try your hand at making some Easter crafts.
Packwood Lane, Solihill, B94 6AT.
Moseley Old Hall
Another Easter trail awaits in one of the resting places of King Charles II of England. Between 2-9 April, follow the activity sheet that you can pick up at reception, complete the activities and earn a chocolate egg reward.
Moseley Old Hall Lane, Featherstone, Wolverhampton, WV10 7HY.
An Easter Egg hunt is underway between 2-9 April at this Warwickshire gem. For £3 per person, start at the front car park and hop like a bunny around the trail in search of clues.
Coughton, Alchester, B49 5JA.
The grounds of this moated manor house are open over the Easter weekend for a leisurely stroll, but there’s also an Easter trail. Grab your Easter bag and activity sheet and enjoy the great outdoors.
Rising Lane, Knowle, Solihull, B93 0DQ.
National Memorial Arboretum
If you fancy something a little different, the National Memorial Arboreturm offers 150-accres of woodland and gardens to explore with an educational twist. With hundreds of memorials to those who lost their lives in the wars, it’s a sobering, yet speculator place to visit.
Over the Easter weekend, you can take part in the Augmented Reality Experience where you are guided around the Arboretum and participate in fun, family activities courtesy of augmented reality character!
Croxall Road, Alrewas, DE13 7AR.
Please check before you travel that these events are still taking place, and make sure you book in advance at all National Trust properties.