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How to Spend Easter in Brighton

Maisy Farren

Daffodils are blooming, the days are (finally) getting longer and the supermarket shelves are filled with chocolate eggs. It can only mean one thing - Easter is here! Brighton is the place to be this school break, so get cracking (see what we did there) and check out this ultimate guide to Easter egg holiday fun.  

The Big Easter Challenge
Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventures, Sussex House, Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury Industrial Estate, Brighton, BN1 8AF
If you’ve not yet had chance to visit Brighton’s award-winning Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventures, then be sure to visit during the Easter holidays! This immersive adventure has been described as ‘crystal maze meets I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’, with the addition of Easter eggs throughout the holidays for an added twist! In groups of 2-15, you and your team must solve problems with the aid of the great adventurer Phileas Fogg, collecting golden eggs along the way to trade in for a chocolate treat at the end! 
Click here for more information and to book. 
Bertram Bunny’s Easter Pirate Adventure
Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, RH16 1XP
If the sun is shining over Easter, take a trip to Borde Hill Garden to explore its beautiful gardens and fantastic house. Bertram Bunny invites you to explore ‘Easter Island’ and find the treasure hidden by pirate rabbit, Jumping Jack Bunny. Find the treasures, solve the puzzles along the way and pick up chocolate treats on your travels. Daily crafts will be available throughout the day, along with have-a-go pirate activities and dressing-up opportunities. Jump in the pirate photo booth for pics with the whole family or share photos of your adventure on Twitter for the chance to win a family membership! 
Click here for more information and to book. 
Easter Egg Decorating Masterclass
The Bolney Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath, RH17 5NB
Admittedly, a vineyard might not be the first place you’d expect to find a great kid’s day out for the Easter holidays. However, the venue is hosting Easter egg masterclasses all-day on 4 April! A 30-minute session offers you the chance to decorate your own gourmet egg with plenty of sweet, chocolatey treats. Brought to you by master chocolatiers Noble and Stace, this is a great day out for kids and the chance for parents to enjoy a tipple or two in the vineyard’s wine bar. For just £12.50 per person you get your egg, unlimited decorations and a tasty hot chocolate to enjoy as you work! 
Click here for more information and to book.

Easter Egg Rolling Competition
Devil’s Dyke 
After stuffing your face with chocolate on Easter Sunday, head to the South Downs for a traditional egg roll on Easter Monday! The Egg Rolling Competition is run by the National Trust and meets near the stone seat at Devil’s Dyke car park at 10.45am. Be sure to bring your hard-boiled eggs dressed up to the nines, as the competition includes a prize for Best Decorated Egg. Whoever’s hard boil then rolls furthest down the Dyke Valley will win a (no-doubt chocolatey) prize! 
Booking isn’t required but click here for more information. 
Easter Baking: Hot Cross Buns & Chocolate Truffles
The Community Kitchen, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG
For a chance to learn some new skills and take home a tasty treat, head down to The Community Kitchen for a Hot Cross Bun masterclass! Lead by pastry chef Charlotte Fuller, this Easter baking afternoon out will teach you the skills of working with enriched dough, as well as teaching you how to make luxury truffles! The class costs £44.99 per person, but concession is available at £24.99 for under-18s (accompanied by an adult). This is a great chance to spend some quality time with your teens throughout the Easter hols, sitting down to a cup of tea and a warm hot cross bun before taking the rest home to enjoy with the family!
Click here for more information and to book. 

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