Fun Easter Activities for the Family 2023

PP Easter Fun

Easter Coding Camps

Lots of fun computer coding activities to keep kids busy over the holiday from Fri 31 Mar to Thur 13 Apr with Code Ninjas in Newbury

Become YouTuber – Modding with Minecraft – Code a robot in Minecraft – 3D design & print – Intro to Roblox dev – Stop motion animation – Robotics with LEGO – inventors with Makey Makey.

My daughter hasn’t stopped talking since she got home, and still buzzing about it now.”

Easter at The Retreat,Elcot Park

Hop over to The Retreat, Elcot Park between Newbury and Hungerford for Easter fun for the whole family, incuding Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Crafts, Juggling Classes., Tennis, Retro Music Quiz, An Evening with BBC Nature presenter Mike Dilger, Live Music…
 
And of course, a sensational roast on Easter Sunday.
Retreat Easter bunny

Easter crafts, cooking and enjoying spring

Here are some local events and activities to enjoy over the holiday:

• Sat 1 to Sun 16 Apr Easter Egg Hunt, Parkway Shopping Centre, Newbury.

Fri 7 Apr Peter O’Sullevan Open Day Lambourn.

Sat 8 & Sun 9 Apr Lambing Weekend Foxglove Farm, Inkpen.

• Sat 8 Apr Duck Derby, East Shefford House.

Sun 9 Apr Family Easter Disco Party Royal British Legion Hungerford Club (non-members welcome).

 Thu 13 Apr Children’s Art Workshop, Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage.

• The Waterside Community Centre in Newbury has a whole host of fun activities for children and young people to enjoy over the Easter Holidays, including climbing and padding. Their youth club will also be running everyday between Tuesday 11 April and Friday 14 April. You can book into these activities, as well as other events they run, here.

Easter Craft Ideas

How to Decorate Easter Eggs

Thanks to Hungerford Youth Club for these great techniques for decorating eggs for Easter. To make the eggs you can either use craft eggs or blow your own real eggs (see video on how to do this below). If you use hard boiled eggs, prick the shell on the fat end to prevent it cracking while cooking.

1. Nail Varnish Marbling

Fill a bowl with about 5 cms of water. Drizzle different coloured nail varnishes into the water. Dip the eggs in until completely coloured with varnish. Let the eggs dry (can put on radiator).

If you want your eggs to be shinier, paint them with a thin layer of PVA glue

Secure some garden twigs in a pot of sand and hang your eggs from them (see photo above) – a quick and easy, but effective craft.

2. Decoupage Decoration

Tear fancy tissue paper into strips and small pieces. 

Use PVA glue to stick them to the eggshell.

When the shell is completely covered you can give it an extra coat when dry to make it more durable. 

Super easy for little ones and the bigger ones find it fun too. 

If you have used a blown eggshell, you can thread a string through the egg with a long needle and the tie a ribbon bow at the bottom so the egg can be hung. 

Some craft eggs come with strings already attached.

How to Blow an Egg

How to Make Eggs out of String and other Easter Craft Ideas

How to make an Easter bunny from an egg box (scroll down lots of other brilliant ideas)

Recipes

And we can’t forget chocolate! Here are Tips on How to Enjoy Easter Without Ruining Your Teeth from Lambourn Dental Surgery. And an explanation of Why we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus by eating chocolate eggs.

 
Here is a yummy hot cross bun recipe from Blandy’s at Inglewood Head Chef.
healthy cream egg

Healthy Creme Egg Recipe

This dairy free version of a Cadbury creme egg made with dark chocolate and cashews is tasty and nutritious. The cashews are a fantastic source of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats

Four-Legged Friends

For your four-legged friends here are some Healthy Treat Ideas for Dogs this Easter (because chocolate is really bad for them).

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