10 Of The Best Cotswold Easter Activities For Children

Its the first proper break of the year, as well as one of the busiest, meaning theres plenty of hustle and bustle in the Cotswolds an ideal time for families to visit. With a number of Cotswold Easter activities for children taking place over the spring months, youll find a lot to keep everyone occupied during your visit for the perfect Easter break. 

Cotswold Easter activities for children special Easter events

With many attractions opening their doors for the first time since winter, its a wonderful time to visit the Cotswolds. There are a number of Easter weekend events taking place that are are strongly focused on Cotswold Easter activities for children but are actually sure to delight everyone of all ages! Here are some of our favourites:The Big Batsford Chicken Hunt at Batsford Arboretum Saturday 8th April Sunday 23rd AprilIts common to participate in an egg hunt, but what about the chickens who laid them? Hidden all over the beautiful and adventure-filled Batsford Arboretum are some funky feathered friends. Take your map and mark them off and win a prize if you find them all. Theres no need to book, so you can turn up on the day for an excellent excuse to explore all the hidden corners of this Cotswold gem.The Easter Joust at Sudeley Castle Sunday 16th AprilNo you havent stepped back in time jousting is back! This Easter Sunday, Sudeley Castle will be hosting a very special day of jousting as the Cavalry of Heroes provide a range of entertainment with performances from show horses and their skilled riders. Rumour has it that Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn will preside over the proceedings with some excellent costumes and activities to enjoy.The Cadbury Egg Hunt at Hidcote Friday 14th April Monday 17th AprilExplore the beautiful gardens of Hidcote; another great National Trust property, which is hosting a very special egg competition this Easter weekend. Children can take part in the egg hunt, solving puzzles and clues to win some chocolate-y prizes. Hidcote also boasts two cafes, shop and plant centre, so you can enjoy a morning of egg hunting before relaxing with a cuppa and picking up some tasty treats to enjoy back at your Jigsaw property.Easter Fun at Chedworth Roman Villa - Friday 14th April Monday 17th AprilFor an Easter egg hunt with a twist, head to Chedworth Roman Villa. Here you will discover whether or not the Romans celebrated Easter, as well as learn more about the ancient Romans along the way. As well as the egg hunt therell be an opportunity to enjoy other Easter-themed crafts and activities, as well as the chance to learn more about the history of the villa and the restoration work taking place. Its a beautiful location and will be sure to delight the whole family.Easter Weekend at Blenheim Palace Friday 14th Sunday 17th AprilThis year marks Blenheim Palaces first giant Easter egg hunt, and what a grand setting it is too. The Pleasure Gardens will be host to a vintage fun fair with chair planes, swinging chairs, stilt walkers and more. Therell be a number of activities planned for children of all ages from Punch and Judy shows to circus workshops and balloon modelling. The main event is of course the big Easter egg hunt as well as all of the usual activities to enjoy around the palace. Parents can look forward to some food and drink in one of the palaces many cafes, restaurants and Delis, for a well-earned rest after all the excitement! 

Cotswold Easter activities for children ongoing activities to enjoy at any time

Though these Cotswold Easter activities for children aren't Easter themed, they're still a great option for the Easter holidays, offering active adventures and the chance to learn new skills.Cookery courses at the Foodworks Cookery SchoolA cookery course is a great way to keep the children entertained as well as help them learn some new skills. The Foodworks Cookery School in Cheltenham offers a relaxed and modern environment in which to learn the basics of cooking or some more adventurous cuisine including Kids Italian. Get messy in someone elses kitchen and enjoy an afternoon of cooking tasty dishes.Sailing at Cotswold Water ParkNow that the weather is improving, its the ideal time to head out on to the water and let the children have a go at sailing. Cotswold Water Park offers a number of different options for lessons and boat hire. Sailing provides a fun activity that all of the family can get involved in, making a welcome change from typical countryside activities. Bring some waterproofs and get ready for an adventure on the water!Walking adventures at Broadway TowerKnown for being the Cotswolds highest castle, Broadway Tower is worth a visit with the family, offering views, fresh air and plenty of exercise on the way up! The reward holds a raft of visual delights once you make it to the top, and with a caf, picnic area and a dog-friendly atmosphere, its a lovely way to spend a day and create some wonderful memories together.Visit Brum at the Cotswold Motoring MuseumFamous for being the home of childrens favourite, Brum, the Cotswold Motor Museum is a great day out for families, with little children and big kids (were talking about you, Dad), finding plenty to amuse and get involved in. Upcoming events include the 50-year flashback to the summer of love in 1967, whilst there is a permanent collection of classic cars, motorbikes and other vehicles to admire too.Help out at Butts FarmA real working farm, Butts Farm in the Cotswolds raises a number of rare breeds and is open to visitors whod like to learn more about farming life. It's a great opportunity to enjoy getting your hands dirty, by milking the goats, feeding the pigs and giving the new arrivals their bottles. Theres tractor rides and safaris too, making a trip to Butts Farm an action-packed day out. 

Bring the whole family along for a Jigsaw Holidays

With Jigsaw Holidays, you can enjoy luxurious surroundings and all the comforts of home that the whole family will enjoy. You can even bring the dog along to some of our properties. Our properties are perfect for group stays, with properties available to rent for small families or larger groups. Pear Tree Cottage in Upper Oddington is a great example of a large, private property with plenty of space to sleep up to 8. Mill Bank House in Winson, near Bibury, can sleep 10 and is dog friendly, with a lovely garden area for playing games this spring. Smaller families will love Nellies Barn, which sleeps up to 4, has a cosy living area and spacious bedrooms, whilst youll feel like youre truly away from it all at Jasmine Cottage in Broadway with its lovely garden and amazing views.Whether you're bringing them for the first time or the tenth, the Cotswolds at Easter is a magical place for children. With our selection of these exciting, fun and memorable Cotswold Easter activities for children taking place throughout the holiday period, you can create some wonderful memories, while enjoying some quality family time. Whatever you decide to do during your visit, you can be sure of an extra special Easter holiday in the Cotswolds. Browse through our full collection of holiday cottages and find something that's just right for your family. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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