Monday, 11 April 2011

Easter Activities for the Whole Family

For Football Fans:

Chelsea FC is offering two special Stamford the Lion tours this Easter. Aimed at children under eight years of age, the fun-filled tour with Stamford will take you behind-the-scenes with numerous photo opportunities throughout the tour and a Chelsea FC gift for every child taking part.

When: Friday 15th April and Thursday 21st April, 12.15pm - 14.00pm
Cost: £15 for adults and £15 for children.
Further information: You can upgrade your Stamford the Lion Tour to include lunch in Frankie's restaurant for an additional £10 for adults and £6 for children. Tours can be booked via phone, call 0871 984 1955 for more info. 
For Chocolate Fans:

Cadbury, the National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland are teaming up again to add a magical twist to the traditional family Easter egg hunt. The enchanting Easter Egg Trails will take place at over 270 spectacular National Trust places nationwide during the Easter weekend – a great day out for all the family!

When: Activities are running during the Easter weekend
Cost: For infos on costs and locations check
Further information: Youngsters can hunt clues that will lead them to a delicious Cadbury treat, as well as enjoy plenty of activities and fresh air. The Easter Egg Trails will offer lots of activities for the whole family and this year the fun and games will range from traditional Easter Egg Trails and face painting through to more interactive children’s entertainers and outdoor games.

For Fans of Jurasic Park:

At Dinosaurs Unleashed at the O2 children will be presented with a challenge to win an Easter chocolate treat. There will be several ‘dinosaur egg’ letters hidden around the exhibition, each letter contributing to the spelling of one of the attraction’s life-size dinosaurs. Once all of the letters have been found it's up to the kids to work out what dinosaur is hiding the chocolate treat!

When: Friday 22nd to Monday 25th April 2011
Cost: £11.25 children aged 2-14, £14.25 adults or £42.60 family of 4
Further information: Kids can dig for fossils, piece them together in the Activity Zone or create their own dinosaur skins and colours at the popular Dino-Paint as well as testing their dinosaur knowledge with dynamic quizzes. More info and booking at

For Sporty Families:

Easter holidays are upon us and evenings are getting lighter, so it's a great time for children to get involved with a local sporting activity. We all love a good Easter egg, however it's important to balance this out by encouraging children to keep active and healthy and take advantage of the Sporting Chance free sessions
When: Easter holidays
Cost: free
Further information: To find more information on free sessions offered in your area simply visit the Asda Sporting Chance Website and search for activities by postcode. If your child is extra sporty you can pick up as many vouchers as you need for them to enjoy every sport they like.

For little time travelers:
On Easter Sunday your little ones will be egg painting, egg rolling, and making a mini nest in The Weald & Downland Museum, Singleton, while on Easter Monday, the Museum will be continuing its long-standing bonnet making competition and parade. Visitors will also be treated to a Punch and Judy and magic show, period music, a demonstration of an Easter Feast Day in the Tudor Kitchen, short talks on Tudor Easter traditions and with a delicious lamb spit roast, local cider and apple juice available to buy.

When: Easter Holidays
Cost: adults £9.50, over 60s £8.50, children £5, family £26, under 4s free
Further information: The Museum is open over Easter from 10.30am to 6pm, with special activities running from 11am to 4pm. For details visit or phone 01243 811475.

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