Plenty going on locally to keep little (and not so little) people occupied this Easter holiday – with top egg-making and decorating tips and behind the scenes video of a local baker below!
- Rainforest Reptiles activities until Easter Mon 22 April
- daily Monkey feeds at 12.30pm until Easter Monday
- crafts & music workshops 12 & 13 April
- click here for details & how to book
Jungle Parc at Lydiard Park nr Swindon – great climbing adventure in the tree canopy.
The North Wessex Downs – explore our wonderful local landscape
Make your own Easter Tree with Decorated Eggs (thanks to Hungerford Youth Club for their top tips and see below our video on how to blow an egg ).
NAWT Easter Egg Hunt Weds 10 and 17, Thurs 11 and 18 April at Trindledown Animal Welfare Farm near Great Shefford.
National Trust Easter Fun at Avebury 6-22 April Cadbury Easter egg hunt.
The White Hart in Hamstead Marshall has a free chocolate egg for every child during Easter week (and, for the grownups, Guinness is £2 a pint in the same period).
How to eat chocolate without damaging your teeth (thanks to Lambourn Valley Dental Practice for their top tips).
How to make a healthy creme egg – diary free and low sugar!
How to keep your dog a happy bunny at Easter – make sure they don’t eat chocolate or hot cross buns…
Talking of hot cross buns – see Wendy from the Empire Cafe below explain a baking tradition at Easter
Even more to do over Easter…!
Thatcham Skate Park Event 12 – 5pm Wed 10 April
Puddle Jumping Sun 14 April 11am-3pm Newbury Marketplace. Grab your wellingtons and start your Easter Holiday with a Splash, from puddle jumping through to face painting, hook-a-duck and children’s rides there is something for everyone! This event is kindly sponsored by Parkway Shopping. We’d also like to thank Rainbows of Newbury who will be running our arts & crafts stall.
Graffiti Workshop 11am-5pm Weds 17 April, Dunstan Green Skate Park, Thatcham.
Hungerford Checkpoint of the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race on Fri 19 and Sat 20 April. Why not come along the towpath to the Croft Field to see the Hungerford Scouts checkpoint in action? Refreshments available. The canoeists appreciate being cheered on – I wonder if we’ll see any famous faces this year?
Great Shefford Duck Derby – 3pm Sat 20 April East Shefford Farm.
Easter Steaming Weekend with Crofton Beam Engines The first steaming of year will be Easter: Sat 20 to Mon 22 April.