School Easter holidays are approaching, so it’s time for a list of things to do in the West Midlands. All events are family friendly and I advise checking the relevant website for dates, times and changes to their schedule before visiting. Please let me know your favourite things to do in the West Midlands during the Easter holidays if they’re not on my list! For more things to do in the area from family or dog friendly attractions to ideas for a rainy day, head to my comprehensive days out guide.
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Things to do in Herefordshire during school Easter holidays
Berrington Hall National Trust
Throughout the Easter holidays, visitors can follow the blossom and birdsong trail around Berrington Hall gardens. Solve clues and learn more about spring in the garden. The trail costs £2.50 including a prize. This is in addition to the normal admission price. During the Easter weekend from 10th to 13th April, the trail will become a Cadbury’s Easter Egg hunt with a chocolatey prize. More information is available on the Berrington Hall Website.
Brockhampton Estate (National Trust)
Brockhampton are celebrating a well known frog this Easter with their Tale of Jeremy Fisher trail. Search for Jeremy and his friends whilst following the trail around the estate’s orchards. The trail costs £2.50 including a prize. This is in addition to the normal admission price. From 4th to 13th April, the trail becomes a Cadbury’s Easter Egg hunt with a chocolatey prize. After that, the trail will be available until 19th April with different prizes. More information is available on the Brockhampton website.
Croft Castle (National Trust)
The Little Explorer’s bird trail is available from 4th to 19th April at Croft Castle. Visitors need to look for bird eggs and follow the clues to learn about spring at Croft Castle and earn a prize. From 10th to 13th April, the trail becomes a Cadbury’s Easter Egg hunt with a chocolatey prize. Full information is available on their website and you can read our review of a dog friendly family day out at Croft Castle.
Eastnor Castle has always been one of my favourite local days out, but it’s not open every day so it’s worth making the most of events during school holidays. From 10th to 13th April, children can take part in the OlympEgg Easter Treasure Hunt. Every participant gets some chocolate and the chance to win a huge Easter egg. From 14th to 16th April, the Eastnor Castle runaround days are a chance for little legs to burn off some steam before heading back to school. Full details of the events are on the Eastnor Castle website. You can also read my review of a family day out at Eastnor Castle.
Things to do in Shropshire during school Easter holidays
There’s lots of hidden treasure at Attingham Park this Easter. On 4th, 5th and 10th to 13th April, visitors can take part in a Cadbury’s Easter Egg hunt. Follow the trail to find out about animals native to the park and complete the challenges to win a prize. On 7th and 17th April there’s a different kind of treasure hunt, with geocaching devices available for visitors to use. It is advisable to book in advance for this. Do check the Attingham Park website for dates and details of events.
Hawkstone Park Follies
There’s an Easter Egg Quest at Hawkstone Park this holiday. Visitors are invited to find all the hidden eggs and earn a chocolatey prize. There are family craft activities available too. The event takes place every day from 13th to 28th April. Full details are on the Hawkstone Park Follies website.
There’s an Animal Easter Trail around the museum hangars at RAF Cosford from 4th to 19th April. Look for the animals on the trail and find out why they’re hiding around the museum. A chocolate prize is available for anyone who completes the trail. Little ones may need some help from an adult. Full details are on the website.
Ray’s Farm, Bridgenorth
Meet lambs and goat kids at Ray’s farm this Easter, along with other farmyard animal encounters. Join in with animal care time and earn an Easter treat by completing the trail. The event takes place from 4th to 19th April. Indoor and outdoor play areas and other attractions will be open as usual.
Things to do in Staffordshire during school Easter holidays
It’s all change at Alton Towers for the 2020 season. The new ride is Gangsta Granny, who is trying to pull off the greatest ever jewel heist complete with 360° special effects. Visiting and staying at the resort has got a bit cheaper this year too. The annual pass has been replaced with a season ticket, allowing you access throughout the season from £58 per person. Additionally, they have introduced their stargazing pods as budget accommodation. Similar to camping pods, visitors can stay on a budget in minimalist huts with a separate toilet and shower block. Early entry to the park and a grab and go breakfast are included in the price. The park reopens on 21st March and will be open throughout the Easter holidays. For full details, head to the Alton Towers website. You can also read my review of a trip to Alton Towers theme park, water park and cBeebies hotel with little ones.
Drayton Manor Park
From 4th to 19th April, Drayton Manor are wishing visitors an Eggs-ellent Easter. There are egg trails, interactive shows and all the rides and attractions will be open, along with the zoo. On the weekend of 4th and 5th April, they’re also celebrating their 70th anniversary. Dance parties and entertainers are joining the Easter fun and for that weekend only, they have a 4 for £70 offer. There is limited availability on this, so you’ll need to book in advance to take advantage of it. Details of the Easter event are here and the anniversary celebrations are listed here. You can also read my review of a family day out at Drayton Manor.
There’s nothing better than wandering around a forest full of monkeys free to behave as they would in their natural environment. But during school holidays, that’s not the only attraction at Monkey Forest. Follow the Eggcellent Easter Trail and find the bunnies to discover a hidden word. Everyone who finds it will be entered into a draw to win a cuddly macaque toy. Do check the website for event details because other things take place on certain days, including face painting.
National Forest Adventure Farm
From 4th to 17th April, there’s an Easter Eggstravaganza at the National Forest Adventure Farm. Take a tractor ride to the National Forest woodland and collect some chocolate from the Easter Bunny. Follow a woodland trail and collect animal stamps and meet animal entertainers, the hedgehog, butterfly and bee. There’s an animal egg treasure hunt on the farm including a quiz to solve. Plant a bean to take home, feed a lamb and meet newborns. If you time it right, you might even see one being born. The rest of the farm has its usual activities going on and you can read my review here. For more information about theNational Forest Adventure Farm and their Easter activities, head to their website.
Things to do in Warwickshire during school Easter holidays
Kenilworth Castle (English Heritage)
The hunt is on for dragon eggs over the bank holiday weekend with the Kenilworth Easter Adventure Quest. Children will need to solve clues to track down the dragon egg. Anyone who succeeds on their mission will receive a certificate and a chocolate treat. Dates, times and further information can be found on their website. You can also read my review of a dog friendly family day out at Kenilworth Castle.
Royal Shakespeare Company
Each school holidays, the RSC puts on a series of workshops. This time, children can learn about about The Winter’s Tale, flag making, painting birds and stage fighting. They’re available on different dates for various age groups, so check dates and times on the RSC website. You’ll also find details of other activities suitable for families including The Play’s The Thing, an activity trail, theatre tours and the opportunity to check out the view over Stratford from the top of the tower.
Help Zog with his Quest for the Golden Star this Easter at Warwick Castle. This new trail teaches trainee dragons how to become a fully fledged dragon. Skills include flying, roaring, capturing a princess and fighting with the Knight Sir Gadabout. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s book is brought to life on a trail around the castle and visitors can even have a meet and greet with Sir Gadabout and Zog. Once all activities are complete, children receive a gold star reward. More information is available on the Warwick Castle website and you can read my review of a family day out at Warwick Castle.
Things to do in the West Midlands (County) during school Easter holidays
Black Country Living Museum (BCLM)
There doesn’t seem to be one particular event taking place for the Easter holidays at the Black Country Living Museum this year. However, there are a few holiday clubs and courses running during that period including making Easter cards and crafts. To find out more about these and see whether they’ve updated their “what’s on” to include an easter holiday event, head to their website. You can also read my review of the Black Country Living Museum.
See Freddo and Caramel Bunny’s live stage show at Cadbury world from 4th to 19th, 25th and 26th April. Caramel has hidden all Freddo’s Easter eggs and the audience need to help him find them. There’s also a bonnet competition and an Easter egg trail for anyone who visits during the Easter Extravaganza from 10th to 13th April. Head to the website for more information and to book. You can also read my review of a family day out at Cadbury World.
National Sea Life Centre
It’s all about the sharks at the National Sea Life Centre during the holidays. In fact, the Jawsome sharks event takes place right the way through from 28th March to 10th May. Take a voyage of discovery to find the missing Top Trumps cards and become a Jawsome ranger. Then, encounter many different species of shark in the 360° ocean tunnel. Full details are on the National Sea Life Centre website and you can also read my review of the National Sea Life Centre.
Things to do in Worcestershire during school Easter holidays
Croome (National Trust)
Follow the Barbara’s Birds family trail throughout the Easter Holidays at Croome. Back in the 18th Century, the Countess of Coventry had a menagerie housing a collection of birds. Visitors to Croome between 4th and 19th April can learn more about the menagerie whilst exploring the grounds looking for feathery clues. Complete the trail to earn a prize. From 10th to 13th April, the prize will be chocolatey as the trail transforms into a Cadbury’s Easter egg hunt. Full details are on the Croome website. The Croome Walled Gardens are also open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from 10th April. This is not part of the National Trust property so there is a separate entrance fee, but it’s well worth a visit.
Severn Valley Railway
The Severn Valley Railway are celebrating Spring and the reopening of their Kidderminster station with trains running from 4th to 19th April. They’ll be taking a step back in time to the Victorian era with activities along the line. Learn about the Falling Sands viaduct at Kidderminster, listen to Navvies singing shanties on the trains and enjoy the Victorian exhibition at the Engine House. Dress up in traditional clothing and pose for a photo, with prints included in your ticket price. There’s also a free Easter activity pack at the booking office for children to solve the Easter bunny’s riddles and find missing Easter eggs to win a chocolatey prize. Check the website for the timetable and to book.
There’s an Easter wildlife trail at Spetchley Gardens from 9th to 13th April. Follow the trail and solve a puzzle to collect an Easter treat. The trail cost is included with children’s admission price. Details on the Spetchley Gardens website.
Whitlenge Gardens and Tea Room
Follow the Easter garden trail and crack the code at Whitlenge from 6th to 26th April. Look out for the hobbit holes while you explore. At just £4.50 per adult and £2 for children over 2 years old, it’s a relatively inexpensive day out. There is also a cafe serving hot food that is open until 5pm.
Witley Court (English Heritage)
Take on the Easter quest at Witley Court from 4th to 19th April and search for dragon eggs. Solve clues with your family as you follow a trail around the garden. Children who find the egg will receive a certificate and Hotel Chocolat treat. The trail costs £1 per child and you don’t need to book. Full details are on the Witley Court website and you can also read my review of a dog friendly family day out at Witley Court.
Please note, I have worked with some of these attractions in the past but have not been asked to include any of them in this post.