Whether it’s Easter egg hunting, laughing at the theater, or shopping until you drop, we’ve got some great ideas to cap off the Easter holiday this weekend…
EASTER EGG HUNT
If you want to enjoy a traditional Easter weekend, these family egg hunts are the perfect way to give your kids a chocolate treat.
Stroll through the beautiful flowering orchards of Faversham, map and spreadsheet in hand, as you follow the Easter Egg Trail. Blossoming fruit trees and sprawling gardens hold all the clues you need to win a delicious chocolate egg – and there might even be an Easter bunny hiding there too.
The egg hunt takes place from Good Friday to Easter Sunday. Adult tickets start from £6. online booking here.
Doddington Place Gardens, Sittingbourne
Explore the gardens in search of Cotton Tail’s friends who were spotted jumping in the flowerbeds near Sittingbourne at Easter. Once you’ve found them – and your eggs – you can enjoy a host of family-friendly activities, shop at the craft stalls, and take a break with refreshments.
The egg hunt takes place on Good Friday. Adult tickets cost £1. online booking here.
Great Composition Garden, Sevenoaks
Find all the bunnies, solve the anagram, and explore the 7-acre gardens to earn a delicious chocolate treat to take home. Follow your egg hunt with an afternoon of fun with Great Comp’s children’s entertainer, who will lead lots of games and craft activities.
The egg hunt takes place on Good Friday. Adult tickets to Great Comp Garden are £8.50, children’s entertainment is an additional £8. online booking here.
Kent and East Sussex Railway, Tenterden
All aboard! Find the playful bunnies hopping around Tenterden Station before boarding the train for a host of Easter activities. There will be books and crafts to keep the kids busy on your journey and when the train stops at Bodiam there is a countryside Easter egg hunt waiting for you.
The egg hunt takes place from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Adult tickets cost £20. online booking here.
Lullingstone Castle, Dartford
Green-fingered guests will be in their element as the World Garden near Dartford is open for exploration. Find unique plants and flowers, uncover clues, answer questions and meet Easter characters this holiday to give you a surprise Easter gift.
The egg hunt takes place from Saturday April 16 to Easter Monday. Adult tickets cost £10. No pre-booking necessary.
Municipality of Rede, Strood
It’s time to get crafty with fun egg decorating sessions, just in time for Easter weekend. Your kids can create their own festive eggs, before going wild on the common in the hunt for chocolate treats. You can also meet the volunteers of the nature reserve and observe the local fauna.
The egg hunt takes place on Saturday, April 16. This event is free. No pre-booking necessary.
If you’re tired of screens and looking for new ways to entertain the kids before they go back to school, these fabulous shows might be just the thing for you.
Chiddingstone Castle, Sevenoaks
The Walking Theater Company presents its fantastic outdoor show in the picturesque castle grounds near Sevenoaks this bank holiday. Follow the charming characters of White Rabbit’s Wonderland Adventure along a walking route through the gardens and lose yourself in a truly immersive live theatrical experience.
White Rabbit’s Wonderland Adventure airs on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Adult tickets cost £22. online booking here.
Leeds Castle, Maidstone
Step into the 1930s and celebrate the castle’s glamorous parties of yesteryear. Meet the guests and staff of heiress Lady Olive Baillie as they prepare for a weekend of music, dancing, cocktails and gossip. Hollywood stars and society’s best once partied inside these castle walls, and now you can join them with this live experience.
The exhibition opens from Wednesday 13 April. Adult tickets cost £32. online booking here.
Penshurst Place, Tonbridge
You are cordially invited to a Royal Easter Weekend at Tonbridge. Inspired by Queen Victoria’s supposed love of the holidays, there will be a Victorian-style egg hunt in the colorful gardens before the fun and captivating Hunt for Easter Island panto on Easter Monday. Enjoy this story of a fearless rabbit’s journey to a faraway place from Aardvark Productions.
Hunt for Easter Island airs on Easter Monday. Adult tickets cost £13.50. online booking here.
Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells
Join Little Red Riding Hood in search of the perfect chocolate egg. Follow this interactive show, which begins on the station platform and continues on the train, as Little Red Riding Hood and her friends perform slapstick comedy and magic tricks to create a train ride you’ll never forget .
Little Red Riding Hood trains run from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Adult tickets cost £15. online booking here.
OUTSIDE AND SURROUNDINGS
Keep your kids from climbing the walls and make the most of time together in the great outdoors this spring.
Barn Farm Shop, Canterbury
First-hand foraging is a great way to fall in love with nature. Find the best produce on your doorstep with this Canterbury wildlife walk, where you can help yourself to hand-picked herbs, salad greens and edible flowers, all guided by an experienced forager.
The Forage Trail takes place on Saturday, April 16. Adult tickets cost £20. Reserve by emailing [email protected]
The Hop Farm Family Park, Paddock Wood
Take a relaxing walk around one of Kent’s most beloved farmhouses at Paddock Wood. The Easter Nature Trail runs on the bank holiday weekend and gives you the chance to meet farm animals, including spring lambs and piglets, and explore the huge outdoor area. There are also plenty of activities, from mini golf to an adventure park, to keep you busy.
The Easter Trail is open from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Adult tickets cost £4. online booking here.
Sissinghurst Castle, Cranbrook
Follow paths, tracks and lanes through the stunning High Weald countryside on this leisurely stroll on holiday. Take in the area’s scenery, such as fields, woods and orchards, before exploring the lovely grounds of Sissinghurst Castle and enjoying a picnic lunch midway.
The march takes place on Easter Monday. Adult tickets cost £3.50. online booking here.
End the holidays by treating yourself to some well-deserved shopping therapy with these unique shopping experiences.
Chatham Dockside Shopping Center
See Chatham’s open-air mall transformed into a funfair of food and craft stalls. Whether you want to buy homemade gifts or sample local snacks, you can browse the range of stalls that line the shipyard. Don’t forget to grab some great deals at the outlets and stop by for Easter prices for the whole family.
The fair is open from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Free entry. No pre-booking necessary.
Craft and Gift Market, Faversham
This historic market town will be teeming with some of the best makers and traders in the southeast. There will be just about everything – jewelry, artwork, vintage fashion, bath bombs, soaps, candles, household items, cakes and more – to browse and buy.
The market is open on Saturday April 16. Free entry. No pre-booking necessary.