Staffordshire is host to a range of Easter trails and activities. Here are five of our favourite fun family Easter events.
STEP BACK IN TIME AT A HISTORIC WORKING ESTATE
Visit the Shugborough Estate where the mansion house will be full of fabulous displays of spring flowers and the working kitchens will be a hive of activity with traditional Easter baking taking place. There will be spring trails and family fun finding hidden bunnies, chicks and piglets. Kids will also enjoy seeing the newborn spring lambs at the farm.
Friday 18 April to Monday 21 April
Buildings 11am – 5pm Garden and grounds 11am – 6pm
MAKE SOME FARMYARD FRIENDS
Amerton Farm & Craft Centre, near Stafford, provides the opportunity for children to pet and feed animals in the farmyard. The farm also boasts a playbarn (with this year’s addition of a big slide) and a steam engine which children can ride behind on the 1 mile scenic line. There’s also the farm’s very own ice cream to sample. This Easter extra activities include a treasure chest hunt and ferret racing!
Treasure Hunt on Sunday 20 April
Ferret Racing on Thursday 17 April and Tuesday 22 April
9.30am – 5pm
CREATE AN EASTER BONNET OR DECORATED BUNNY
Take creative kids to the Emma Bridgewater factory, in Stoke-on-Trent. A fun and educational visit includes tours of the factory and design studio which produce beautiful ceramics. Over the Easter weekend there’s also the chance enter the Easter Bonnet competition by designing your own headgear. There is also an Easter trail and the opportunity to decorate an Easter bunny, duck or hen.
Saturday 12 to Sunday 27 April
Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5.30, Sundays 10am – 4pm
TRAVEL THE WORLD’S GARDENS IN ONE PLACE
The charming National Trust Grange Garden in Biddulph features landscapes from Italy to China, the Egyptian pyramids to the Himalayan glens. Children can see an amazing collection of plants from around the world. Amongst the greenery will be a trail of eggs, which lead to a hidden Easter bunny. There’s also a geological gallery to explore.
When? 18 April – 21 April; 11am – 5:30 pm
KEEN ON CRACKING CODES?
Then the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, near Shifnal, has a unique trail. The family can take a close look at the exhibits to reveal clues to the top secret code. There is also plenty more to do! Ever experienced 4D? Visitors can experience 3D visuals with an added dimension of dynamic seat movements, water spray, leg ticklers and smoke effects in the purpose-built theatre.
When? 14 – 25 April; 10am – 6pm
More information: For a complete list of Easter activities on offer in Staffordshire go to enjoystaffordshire.com