How to Spend Easter in Bristol

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! Bristol’s got a lot going on this school break, so check out this Easter holiday guide to make sure you have an ‘eggcellent’ holiday this April. 

Easter Family Fun at Berkeley Castle
Berkeley, GL13 9PJ
Having spent the last few months closed up for the winter, Berkeley Castle is open to the public for a fun-filled weekend over the Easter bank holiday. Promising you the opportunity to meet an Easter Dragon (obviously, the Easter bunny isn’t exciting enough), the historic Berkeley Castle offers entertainment and activities to enthral both kids and adults alike. Meet a baby dragon, get your face painted like a dragon or take part in the Chinese Dragon Parade! What’s any of this got to do with Easter, we hear you ask. Frankly, not a clue, but it’ll give you and the family something to do throughout 10 – 13 April! 
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Giant’s Easter Egg Hunt
Clifton Observatory, Litfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3LT
Fancy something a little bit more traditional? You won’t find any dragons here at Clifton Observatory, but you will find plenty of Easter eggs to be hunted throughout the entire Easter half term (4 – 19 April)! Find plenty of eggs dotted around the attractions’ Giant’s Cave and Camera Obscura, delving deep into the depths of Avon gorge and learning about Bristol’s infamous giants, Goram and Ghyston. Return all the lost Easter eggs in order to exchange them for an edible prize, and rest assured that this day out is just as enjoyable for mums and dads as it is for the kids! 
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Kids Cookery Classes at Cooking It
19 Chandos Road, Bristol, BS6 6PG
There are loads going on in the week leading up to Easter at Cooking It, with dedicated Easter cooking classes that are perfectly suited to kids aged 8-14! Make hot cross buns, Easter cookies and Easter chocolate nests at the Easter Baking Class (7 & 9 April) or enjoy the chance to make DIY Easter Eggs and indulgent hot chocolates at the Make Your Own Easter Egg Class (6 & 9 April). Parents are welcome to accompany children younger than 8, with a tasty chocolate cocktail replacing the kid’s hot chocolate in the Easter Egg class! Each session lasts between 2 and 2 ½ hours and is a great chance for kids to learn some new skills whilst ensuring they bring home some tasty snacks in the process! 
View Cooking It’s full calendar of events here and click on the events to book!
Children’s Easter Hat Making at Whitehall Garden Centre
Norton Lane, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0BT
 Nothing says spring quite like a day trip to a garden centre, and all-through Easter half term Whitehall Garden Centre are offering DIY hat making facilities! The stations will be open from 10.30am – 4pm every day throughout the week, with all the equipment and tools needed to make your hat available to use. Tickets cost £5.99 for non-members and £4.99 for members, with your ticket allowing you to rock up and get hat-making any time in the day. 
Click here for more information and to book. 
Paint your Own Easter Egg Cup
The Cosy Café, 94 Broad Street, Bristol, BS16 5NJ 
Head down to the The Cosy Café on Easter weekend for a tasty dinner and the chance to let your kids paint their own Easter egg cups! It costs £6.95 per egg cup, with all the paints and after care included in the price. Let The Cosy Club heat treat your bunny-based creation themselves or take it home to cook it in the oven, leaving you ready to enjoy a dippy egg the very next day! Whether your party is dining or not, kids are welcome to a lunch box for an additional £3, whilst eating from the full food menu is on offer for everyone else! Sessions run between 2.30 and 4pm, so be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment!
Click here for more information and to book. 

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