1. Easter baking, Seafood School, Padstow
Learn new recipes and bond over backing at Rick Stein’s new Parent and Child Easter-themed course. Wow your family and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same by whip up raspberry truffles, decorated Easter eggs and your very own piped and rolled chocolate.
When: 9 April, 12–3pm
Price: £148 for parent and child (8-16 years)
Find out more: rickstein.com
2. Porthleven Food Festival, Cornwall
Skip the cooking and come hungry to the Porthleven Food Festival where there will be plenty of dishes for the family to tuck in to. Look forward to celebrity chefs, soulful musicians and a Pirate-themed mini festival for the youngsters.
When: 24–26 April
Price: Non-profit, some events vary
Find out more: porthlevenfoodfestival.com
3. Easter break at Crieff Hydro, Perthshire, Scotland
At the beautiful Victorian hotel, Crieff Hydro, Mum and dad can look forward to an Easter break of their own that includes accommodation, breakfast, entertainment, a spa and gym, and even free childcare for up to six hours a day! If you prefer to keep the youngsters close, the hotel has a family entertainment programme brimming with films, gamesm quizzes, ceilidhs and more. With a zero-tolerance policy on shushing and tutting, it’s fair to say Crieff Hydro was built with kids in mind.
When: Availability is limited for certain dates
Price: £97 per adult, per night
Find out more: crieffhydro.com
4. The National Botanic Garden of Wales
The fun-packed Easter weekend at the National Botanic Garden kicks off with a series of animal shows, including Meet A Meerkat, and ends with the annual Easter bonnet parade. With a host of other Easter activities in betweeen, it’s enough o have your little ones jumping with joy.
When: 3–6 April, 10:30am
Price: £9.75 Adults, OAPS £8, Children 5-16 £4.95
Find out more: gardenofwales.org.uk
5. Easter dance party, Olympic Park, London
Dance the night away with the whole family at the Copper Box Arena this Easter. Packed with free dance classes with none other than the Easter Bunny himself, DJ Egg-Cellent and the marvelous host Natasha Khamjani, even the most reluctant of dancers will be getting their groove on in no time. Teens are invited to get stuck into the exclusive Get Ur Freak On dance sessions. The best part is that this is only one of an abundance of Easter activities on offer in and around East Village.
When: 7 April
Find out more: getlivinglondon.com
6. Easter afternoon tea at the Dorchester
This one’s for you, mum and dad! Easter doesn’t have to be all about egg hunts, bunny ears and Rice Krispy cakes. This spring, treat yourselves to the Dorchester’s exquisite Easter Afternoon Tea, which includes hot-cross buns, delectable finger sandwiches, themed pastries and of course, champagne. Picture yourself chatting, relaxing and sipping tea in the Dorchester’s beautiful Promenade – bliss.
When: 3 April – 6 April, 1pm, 2pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm, 5:30pm
Price: £59 per person
Find out more: dorchestercollection.com