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14 Best Easter Events 2020

Matt Crisp February 18, 2020

Easter weekend is an amazing time to get together with your family and friends. Everyone looks forward to the four day weekend, which in 2020 is 10 – 13 April, so why not plan a little getaway, make time for an adventure, or a relaxing break, without it eating into your precious annual leave.

There are hundreds of Easter events taking place across the UK, and luxury coach hire in Manchester has handpicked some of the best for you.

Cadbury has teamed up with the National Trust at Easter to create some incredibly fun days out for the whole family. National Trust sites all across the UK will be hosting plenty of Easter-themed events, including Easter egg hunts with Cadbury’s chocolate. Gather your family, and take a trip to the nearest Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt!

Belvoir Castle in Lincolnshire is also hosting an Easter Eggstravganza over the weekend. As well as hosting many events throughout the year, including a celebration of its role in the Netflix worldwide blockbuster, The Crown, there are exciting activities for the family at Easter.

Visitors can search for chocolate treats in Belvoir landmarks, such as Hermit’s Hut and the Rose Garden, while also follow in the footsteps of past Dukes and Duchesses.

The Easter Express at the Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway has it all; a scenic train ride, Easter crafts and Easter treats. On Monday 13th April 2019 jump on the train at Cheltenham Racecourse, Toddington or Broadway Station and ride through gorgeous Cotswolds countryside to Winchcombe. There will be plenty of arts & crafts and family activities for your little ones to enjoy.

You can’t deny that Easter is much about all the chocolate, so the return of York Chocolate Festival this Easter makes it even more special. There’ll be plenty of fun and chocolatey goodness to be had, and chocolate treats to be devoured while exploring the beautiful medieval city of York. The city is ‘choc’ full of attractions and sightseeing opportunities!

South Downs Youth Action Days are for anyone aged between 16 and 25 who is passionate about making a difference for the environment and is looking to learn practical skills to conserve and enhance the South Downs National Park.

These free events are both fun and educational and give people a chance to get involved with the range of conservation activities happening in the South Downs National Park. It’s also a great opportunity for young people to upskill, particularly if they are keen on a career in conservation or perhaps just want to become a more regular volunteer.

For some family-friendly fun during the Easter holidays, head to Marton Mere Wetland Centre in Lancashire between Saturday 4th April and Sunday 19th April 2020. Track down the missing yellow ducks and be in with a chance of winning a tasty prize. There are crafts indoors to enjoy too, just in case the weather isn’t in your favour.

It’s best to note that you’ll need to pay the admission fee to enter Marton Mere Wetland Centre. However, you can buy tickets online well in advance to avoid any disappointment. The family ticket prices begin at £30.

Every year Southampton Common hosts an amazing Easter fair, full of thrilling fairground rides and Easter activities. You’ll find rides for all the family here, from inflatable slides to dodgems and a ghost train. It’s a great way to keep the kids entertained and you can explore the vibrant town of Southampton too.

There will be rides for all the family, from inflatable slides to dodgems and a ghost train. It’s a great way to keep the kids entertained and you can explore the vibrant town of Southampton too.

A great way to start the Easter weekend is with the annual performance of The Passion Of Jesus in Trafalgar Square, London, on Good Friday. Watch 100 actors bring the biblical story to life, with an incredible performance right in the heart of London. What’s more, the event is completely free.

Even if you’re not religious, this is a great way to learn more about the roots of the Easter celebrations.

If you’re looking for something to keep the kids busy during the Easter holidays, then take them to Gallery Oldham in Manchester. There will be plenty of fun activities being held, including arts and crafts, and face painting. It’s completely free, apart from the face painting which is £2 a go.

The events run on Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th, Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th of April, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Don’t miss out on all the Easter fun!

For a larger than life Easter, why not take the kids to The Giants Easter Hunt, over in the famous Clifton Observatory, in the hip seaside city of Bristol? Search the Giants Cave and Camera Obscura for the clues which will lead you all to an exciting Easter surprise. We couldn’t think of a better way to make Easter Sunday truly special for the little ones.

If Easter egg hunts and fluffy bunnies aren’t your thing, you’ll be delighted to know that some alternative events are happening this Easter, so you can still make use of the bank holiday after all.

If you’re the kind of person who loves bagging a bargain and picking up some beautiful and unique pieces in the process, then head to Easter Antiques Fair in Peterborough. The fair will be taking place from Friday 10th April to Saturday 11th April 2020 and is one of the largest antique events in the whole of the UK.

Petrolheads and high-performance car enthusiasts will be thrilled to go to the Festival of Power, at Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire. From 10 – 12 April, the Easter weekend will be packed full of drag racing entertainment, including Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Cars and National Drag Racing. Plus all things powerful off track including Monster Trucks, Stunt Displays and more.

If you are looking for a good culinary experience over the Easter holidays in Chester, you should consider taking a trip to the Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival.  It is held annually at the famous Chester Racecourse with free parking on-site, it is a veritable feast of some of the very best food and drink the region of Cheshire has to offer and so much more.

Upon arrival, you will be treated to some eye-catching views, nostril-flaring aromas and lip-smacking tastes of some premium level food and drink. Over 150 exhibitors attend this festival every year across the three days it runs for and they will all be offering up delights for the taste buds that have been made using a clever combination of exotic produce and locally supplied ingredients.

CamperFest, now in its 10th year, is a great Easter camping weekend in the city of Chester and runs alongside the Chester Food and Drink Festival, located right in the heart of Chester, on the beautiful Chester Racecourse. The setting is simply stunning. In the shadow of the Roman Walls, with the River Dee as your backdrop and the beautifully manicured grounds of the best-attended racecourse in the UK

This unique camping event that runs every Easter is hugely popular. So come and join over 1000 of your fellow campers, who come back year after year to enjoy a great Easter weekend of Camping, eating, drinking and exploring the delights of the fabulous city of Chester.

Whatever your plans for the long bank holiday weekend, make sure you have your transport arranged for the whole family by booking luxury minibus hire in Manchester!

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