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Top 10 Easter Events In The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is known for its picturesque countryside, charming towns, and historic landmarks. It’s also a great place to explore the wonders of Springtime and there are plenty of Easter events in the Cotswolds that are perfect for the whole family. Whether you’re looking for cultural events, outdoor adventures, or child-friendly activities, there’s plenty on offer for everyone. 

Here’s our round-up of the top 10 Easter events in the Cotswolds you just have to get involved with during your stay.

Easter Egg Hunts in The Cotswolds

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National Trust Properties

When: 1st to 16th April

The National Trust has several properties in the Cotswolds including Dyrham Park, Woodchester Park, and Chedworth Roman Villa. Across these properties, most will host an Easter-themed event. 

So get the whole family together and go to Hidcote Gardens for their Easter trail or uncover the hidden Cadbury’s eggs at Snowshill Manor. As well as these easter events, you’ll also get to explore these magnificent properties. 

Big Batsford Bunny Hunt

When: 1st to 16th April

Spend the day at Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre and help find the Easter Bunny’s helpers to win a prize. Tickets cost £3 per child plus general admission fees for both children and accompanying adults. Pre-booking for this event is recommended to avoid disappointment. 

Duck Detectives at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust

When: 1st to 16th April

Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust is the UK’s leading wetland conservation trust and they are putting on a wonderful Easter event in the Cotswolds. This Easter, you and your children can become Duck Detectives and learn wildlife secrets. 

Follow the clues along their Easter trail and use everything from feathers to bird calls to find the missing duck. Once you’ve cracked the case you’ll become a fully-fledged Duck Detective. This whole event will get you out and about, exploring the natural world around us. 

Easter Egg Hunt at The Brewery Quarter

When: Throughout the Easter holidays

The Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham has an exciting Easter Egg hunt for the whole family. Throughout the Easter holidays, you’ll be able to find hidden eggs at venues all around The Brewery Quarter. Each egg contains either a hidden letter, a secret offer, or a fun fact about where it was found. 

Find all the eggs, decipher the Easter-themed phrase and be in with the chance of winning £200 in Brewery Quarter vouchers, which can be spent on anything from bowling and adventure golf to moves and family meals. 

Please note that you will need a smartphone and the Facebook messenger app to enter.

Easter Extravaganzas in The Cotswolds

little lamb in a field

Over Farm

When: 1st to 10th April

If you’re visiting the Cotswolds with small children this Easter, then a trip to Over Farm is in order. Their Easter Eggstravaganza makes for the perfect family-friendly day out. You’ll be able to meet the Easter Bunny, participate in a farm-themed Easter egg hunt, get your body moving in an Easter Bunny dance class, and take home a prize. 

Easter Activities at Westonbirt Arboretum

When: Various dates between 3rd and 22nd April

Westonbirt Arboretum has plenty of fun trails to explore no matter the time of year and Easter is no exception. Collect a colour palette and scavenger hunt upon arrival and see how many spring colours you can uncover along your walk. You’ll also learn interesting facts about the pollinators that ensure these beautiful flowers return year after year. 

Easter at Ninja Warrior UK

When: 3rd to 14th April

Looking for a thrilling Easter event in the Cotswolds? Help burn off your children’s energy and develop their impressive ninja skills at Ninja Warrior UK Gloucester. This exciting obstacle course is suitable for all ages and offers obstacles of varying degrees of difficulty. 

Get climbing, balancing, swinging, and jumping as you get the adrenaline pumping. This is the ultimate day out for both adults and children alike. Tickets are from £13 for children aged 5 and up and the course will be open every day of the Easter school holidays.

Easter On The Farm

easter events in the cotswolds - person tying string on their homemade easter biscuit wth a variety of different eggs on the table.

Cotswold Farm Park

When: 1st March to 16th April

Lambing season is back in full force and what better way to welcome Easter than a visit to Cotswold Farm Park? This hugely popular attraction is back with over 800 lambs expected on the farm. Listen to talks from the experts and bottle-feed some sweet baby lambs. Plus if you’re lucky and you’ve timed your visit right, you might even get to see a live birth. 

Daylesford Farm

When: Throughout April

Located near Kingham in the Cotswolds, Daylesford Farm offers a wide range of easter events for adults and children. From biscuit decorating and cooking workshops to easter hampers and craft packs, there’s a little something here for everyone. 

Easter at a Cotswold Castle

Sudeley Castle’s ‘Nestfest’

When: 1st to 16th April

Sudeley Castle is steeped in history making it the perfect place to explore this Easter. Treat your family to an adventurous day out learning all about the native birdlife at Sudeley Castle in the ‘NestFest’ Egg hunt. Discover the 6 giant eggs dotted around the grounds and the birds they belong to. Match the eggs with the nests as you go and collect your Easter treat when you’re done. 

Are you thinking about a last-minute trip to the Cotswolds this Easter? There’s still time to book your Cotswold Holiday with us at Short Let Space. Our properties will make you feel at home and provide easy access to all these Easter Events in the Cotswolds.

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