Do you need ideas for Bristol Easter Holidays 2024? There are so many egg-citing events on in Bristol around Easter, especially over the Bristol Easter Holidays which are Fri 29 March – Sun 14 April! BANES & North Somerset have the same dates, but Gloucestershire Easter Holidays are Sat 23 March – Sun 7 April.

Bristol Easter Holidays Events are categorised below, click to jump to:

Egg Hunts & Trails

Independent egg hunts/trails over the Bristol Easter Holidays (there are more part of days out further down the post):

Palette & Pasture

Easter trail around the farm. Activity sheet where you have to work out the magic word and give to the easter bunny to collect your prize! Lots of real farm animals around the trail. The ice cream parlour will also be open, and a selection of bouncy castles (weather dependent – check FB/IG for updates). There are also ride-on tractors and sand play! See our reel on Instagram from last year. Trail requires booking.

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Newton Farm Shop

Good Friday Egg Hunt Fri 29 March. See the animals, visit the cafe which has a kids corner with tractor ride ons and other play! Farm shop on site. Next to West of England Falconry which you can also visit.

The Giant’s Easter Hunt at Clifton Observatory

28 March – 14 April 10am-5pm. Help the giants find their eggs around the Clifton Observatory attractions. Tickets on arrival or book in advance. £3.50 per child, who needs to be accompanied by a fee paying adult £5. Children under 4 cannot visit Giant’s Cave.

Clifton Village Easter Bunny Trail

Easter Bunny Trail 1-12 April

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Westbury Wildlife Park

31 March. Free but need to book.

Easter Trail at Woodhouse Park Activity Centre

Sat 23 & Sun 24 March. The Easter Bunny has hidden clues for your young ones to find while you enjoy a walk around the beautiful grounds. Hot dogs, mini pizzas, other refreshments. Go kart racing. Trail: £6 per child / £2 per adult

Bitton Easter Trail – The Tale of the Missing Eggs

Bitton Easter Trail 29 March – 12 April. Who Dunnit Trail. £2.50 for a map from Premier Stores, High Street, Bitton.

Easter Egg Hunt Trail at IKEA

23 March – 2 April Free Easter Egg Hunt around the store

The Park Centre, Kingswood

3 April Easter crafts and Egg Hunt

A Patch Wilder Nature Reserve

11 April Easter Egg Trail and nature based crafts

The Ardagh Easter Egg Hunt

29 March – 14 April

Easter at Gardens & Estates

National Trust Easter Events near Bristol

  • Easter Adventures at Tyntesfield 23 March – 14 April. Follow the eggs around ten activity stations and take part in the fun and games. Shorter butterfly trail also available. £3 per child with bunny ears and an edible treat at the end. Normal admission applies.
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Dyrham Park 23 March – 14 April. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and Free From chocolate egg. Normal admission applies.
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Prior Park 23 March – 1 April. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. £3 trail includes trail sheet, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and Free From chocolate egg! Normal admission applies.
  • Easter Trail at Stourhead 23 March – 14 April. Easter themed trail around the garden with chocolate egg prize (vegan/free from available). Trail £3. Normal admission applies.
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Newark Park 23 March – 7 April. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. £3 per trail which includes bunny ears & vegan/free from Easter egg option. Normal admission applies.

Westonbirt Arboretum

  • Gruffalo Party Trail From 10 Feb Ongoing. Interactive family trail – help find the missing party items to give the Gruffalo a birthday to remember. Party themed activities, games and fun facts. In the Old Arboretum (dog free). Trail pack £4 from the Westonbirt shop.
  • No place like home – Easter family activity 2 – 5 April. All Ages. Learn about the variety of wildlife homes at Westonbirt; hedgehog nest building challenge; create your own spiders web; animal homes quiz; reading and colouring.
  • New life – Easter family activity 9 – 11 April. Age 3+. Discover more about woodland animal babies at the Learning Centre. New life mini trail challenge.
  • Nature Superheros Spring Family Trail 7 March – 31 May. Age 5+. Spring wildlife trail with activities. Collect map from Welcome Building.

Cracked It! Easter Egg Hunt at Sudeley Castle

23 March – 7 April. Trail with easter themed challenges. Included with general admission. Children’s tickets are half-price whilst Cracked It! is live.

Easter at Hestercombe

Spring flowers family walks and activities 23 March – 14 April. All activities require admission to the gardens. Adult £16, Child (4-15 yrs) £8, Under 4 Free. Family tickets available.

  • Egg Hunt (£2 per booklet) 23 March – 7 April
  • Ugly Bug Ball Family Trail (Free with admission) 15 March – 2 June
  • Exmoor Zoo visit 4 April (Free with admission)
  • Bug Crafts Tues 2, 4, 9, & 11 April (Free with admission)
  • Bug Exhibition 15 March – 14 April

Easter Eggcitement at the American Museum & Gardens

29 March – 14 April Easter trail around the gardens, creative activities, American Roadtrip Exhibition, and family trail in the museum. Facepainting 29 March – 1 April. Storytelling 2, 5, 9 & 12 April. Admission: Adult £16.50, Child (5-17) £9.50, Under 5s Free, Family tickets available. Tickets also available for the gardens only Adult: £11, Child £7.50.

BIG Spring Adventure at Bowood House & Gardens

29 March – 14 April Easter egg trail. 29 March – 1 April Golden & Rainbow egg hunt to win chocolate egg or a family season pass. Arts and crafts available on select dates.

The Dragons Are Back! at Painswick Rococo Garden

23 March – 7 April The Cotswold Dragon Conservation Society are once again calling for budding dragonologists to help them find the hidden eggs. The egg hunt trail, with a chocolate prize, costs £2.50 per child in addition to regular admission.

The Bishop’s Palace

Easter Family Trail 29 March – 14 April. Family Storytelling 2 April. Easter Crafts 4 & 11 April. Admission applies to the above events: Adult £17.50, Child £8.75, Under 5s Free. Family ticket options. Tickets include free re-entry within 1 year (excluding ticketed events).

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Easter Bunny Hunt at Berkeley Castle

29 March – 1 April The baby bunnies are hiding from Mrs Rabbit, and she needs your help to find them! Collect all the bunnies’ names and win a delicious chocolate egg, also chance to win a free lunch.

Arnos Vale Cemetery

Lovely woodland walks, free children’s scavenger hunt (collect from gift shop), great cafe, dogs on leads! Most of the below activities require booking but some are drop-in. Photo from a superworm stomping story!

  • Stomping Story – Bear Hunting 2 April
  • Den Building Workshop 3 April
  • Fire Lighting Workshop 4 April
  • Big Bug Hunt 4 April
  • Stomping Story – Monkey Puzzle 5 April
  • Pond Dipping Drop-in 5 April
  • Stomping Story – Gruffa? oh? 8 April
  • Family Tree Tour 8 April
  • Knife Skills Bushcraft 9 April
  • Horrible healthcare – a tour for teens and tweens 9 April
  • Natural dyeing and leaf printing 11 April
  • Butterfly feeder making drop-in 11 April

Easter at Animal & Adventure Parks

Bristol Zoo Project

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Trail 23 March – 1 September. Get ready to swish, splash and squelch your way through the new sensory trail to find real bears!

Bing’s Nature Explorers at Slimbridge

23 March – 2 June. Join Bing and Flop to become a Nature Explorer with activity trails, storytelling, character appearances and much more. Admission: Adult £15.90/17.50, Child (4-17) £10.45/11.50, Under 4s Free. If you work in the public sector or civil service check out Boundless Membership as it gives you membership to the WWT.

Easter at Noahs Ark Zoo Farm

The Good Egg Trail nd discover uplifting stories of conservation triumphs, both close to home and around the globe 23 March – 17 April

Avon Valley Park

Easter EGGStravaganza 29 March – 14 April. Lambing Live meets the magic of Easter! Candy Cannon; Lambing talks and bottle feeding demos; Fairytale House Hunt Trail; Easter Show; Golden Egg Hunt, Meet a Dragon, as well as all the usual play areas, animals and fun! Tickets: Adult or Child £14.95, Under 2 and Walking £9.95, Babes in Arms Free. Package tickets available including food, animal feed and other benefits.

African Painted Dogs & Predators Event at Longleat

Meet Longleat’s newest arrivals from 29 March! Predators Exclusive Easter Event 29 March – 14 April. The Longhouse will be taken over by predators big and small this Easter.

Spring on the Farm at Cattle Country

10 Feb – 7 April Play barns (new soft play and sand play!), farm animals, lambing including bottle feeding, tractor trailer rides and outdoor play.

Lambing & Kidding at Cotswold Farm Park

9 Feb – 14 April. Meet lambs and kids, lambing talks, variety of activities.

Prehistoric Sealife at Bristol Aquarium

23 March – 14 April. Learn about the wild and wonderful creatures that called our seas home 200 million years ago. 24 March Meet a Fossil Hunter!

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Easter at Old Down Country Park

  • Johnny G Magician and Puppet Show 25 March & 8 April
  • Forest School 26 March & 9 April
  • Galaxy Children’s Disco 3 & 10 April
  • Plus Easter Bunny, Easter Crafts, Scavenger Hunt…

Easter Eggstravaganza at Over Farm’s Countryside Adventure

23 March – 1 April & 2 – 7 April. Egg hunts, easter bunny dance class, shows, workshops, and more!

Easter Eggstravaganza at Roves Farm

29 March – 1 April Easter Trail, 2-14 April Easter Bunny Show. Daily Kid Bottle Feeding & Animal Racing. Near Swindon.

Funderworld Theme Park

22 March – 14 April Durdham Downs. Opening night £5 tickets!

The Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt at Mendip Activity Centre

Easter specials of: Tobogganing, Rifles, Bows, Axes, Glow Egg Caving and Yeti Hunt!

Easter Dinosaur Egg Hunt at The Grand Pier

29 March – 14 April Dinosaur Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny, Face Painting, Rides & Games, Easter Sweet Treats.

North Somerset Bird of Prey Centre

Open day 7 April. Birds of prey, see skunks, foxes, vultures and more. Close to a tea room, soft play and Cadbury Garden Centre.

Where to see Baby Animals in the Bristol Easter Holidays

  • Chew Valley Animal Park Cuddle pygmy goat kids, rabbits, mice, guinea pigs and rats! Great place for animal handling!
  • Lackham Lambing This is quite early 16/17 & 23/24 March weekends but this is a wonderful family fun day. See lambs being born, cows being milked, take a tractor trailer ride, small animals and more.
  • Cattle Country Lambing and bottle feeding, kids, piglets, calves and chicks
  • Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Baby animals in the farm area of the zoo. Small animal encounters (rabbits and guinea pigs) every day at 2.30PM.
  • Puxton Park Animal encounters every day at 11AM and on some days also 3PM
  • Cotswold Farm Park Lambing and Kidding event on until 14 April. One of the biggest lambing events in the country!
  • Avon Valley Lambing live with lamb bottle feeding demos
  • Roves Farm Kid bottle feeding!
  • Cheery and Chipper Farm Play Pet and Play Sessions
  • Check out our wonderful free city farms! Look at the map on our homepage for where they all are.

Easter at Museums, Caves & Trains

The Enchanted Cave at Cheddar Gorge Caves

29 March – 14 April. Iluminated trail through Gough’s Cave. Expect glowing eggs, sparkling flowers and fairies. Other easter activities. Admission: Adults £22.95, Child (5-15) £17.20, Under 5s: Free.

Meet History at Aerospace Bristol

On select days in the easter holidays, visitors will have the chance to meet George Challenger, the designer of the boxkite, and Olga Lehmann, the artist who painted the murals in the underground factories. Join in with making a new mural! Pedal Planes will be available for younger visitors 3 & 4 April

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Plants Crossing Continents at Brunel’s SS Great Britain

See new Wardian Cases, brand new Botanist’s Cabin and new family trail centred around ferns.

The Outerverse at Wake The Tiger

New expansion at Wake The Tiger – huge new area with two slides!

Big Easter Event at Wookey Hole

23 March – 14 April. Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Witch, new 4D cinema experience, new tours, circus show and all the other usual attractions. Admission: Adult £22.95, Child (3-15) £18.45, Under 3 Free

Avon Valley Railway

  • Chocolate Train – Sun 31 March & Mon 1 April. Take a steam train ride and see and learn about the historic restored locomotive from Fry’s chocolate factory. Free Fry’s chocolate for every child.

Ashton Court Miniature Railway

Running on a few dates in Bristol Easter Holidays: Sun 31 March, Mon 1 & Sun 14 April

Magic at The Helicopter Museum

3 & 10 April Live magic show, balloon modelling. Climb into the pilot seats of some helicopters.

Easter at Haynes Motor Museum

29 March – 14 April. Look under the bonnets of some special cars at the Museum in a new fun family trail

Find the Easter Hare at The Holburne Museum

29 March – 14 April Free easter family trail finding hares. Spring Flowers creative family session 12 April.

The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Books Artists at Victoria Art Gallery

Exhibition until 14 April. Wonderful display, children’s trail, crafts and dressing up.

West Somerset Railway

Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton) – Minehead.

  • Easter Eggstravaganza 29 March – 14 April with dinosaur easter trail
  • Roar and Explore Dino Days 31 March – 1 April – dinosaurs visiting Minehead station


The Kite Runner at Theatre Royal Bath

18 – 23 March Age 13+

Skunk at The Egg

21 – 23 March Age 12+

Sing-a-Long-a Matilda at Bristol Hippodrome

23 March Age 4+ (Please note this is the movie not show)

Squirrel at The Egg

23 March – 7 April Age 6 months – 4 yrs

Giffords Circus at Fennels Farm, Stroud

28 March – 21 April – On throughout the year at a number of locations some around an hour from Bristol.

Zog and the Flying Doctors at Bristol Old Vic

2 – 14 April Age 3+ but all welcome

Kidz Bop at Bristol Beacon

2 April All Ages

The Ultimate Bubble Show at Blakehay Theatre WSM

2 April

The Zoo That Comes To You at Wardrobe Theatre

5 – 7 April Age 5-11 and their families

Rude Science! at Redgrave Theatre

8 April Age 6+

Princess Smartypants at The Wardrobe Theatre

8 – 10 April Age 5+ at their families

The Creator at The Egg

10 – 12 April Age 8+

Evermore at The Egg

11 – 12 April Age 6+

The Monstrum at The Egg

12 – 13 April Age 10+

Footloose at Redgrave Theatre

16 – 20 April Age Family

Bluey’s Big Play at Bath Forum

17 – 20 April Tickets from £14!

Creative & Wildlife

Easter Parties in Bristol

Other Events over Easter in Bristol

Holiday Clubs

Sessions/workshops where you can drop your child off. These are a selection, others available – let me know if you have any recommendations! It may be worth checking with whoever provides after-school club at your child’s school:


Great calendar of SEND Events here.

Free and Cheap Days Out

For more free and cheap days out ideas (not just for Bristol Easter Holidays) see this post! Lots of lovely walks included. Also check out Your Holiday Hub which have free food and activities for eligible children (receiving benefits related free school meals)

Thank you!

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