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Things to do this Easter Holidays in the Cotswolds

There’s plenty to pack into the Easter holidays with loads of brilliant Easter activities going on. Yes, there’s a lot of Easter Egg hunts and trials but there’s lots more too. Take a look below and remember we will be having our very own Easter Egg Hunt for the kids at The Double Red Duke on Easter Sunday and we’re open throughout the weekend for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with our Spring menus including the very best local asparagus and of course there’ll be roast lamb on the menu.

Our favourite things to do this Easter in the Cotswolds (and yes, there’s a lot of chocolate)!:

1. National Trust Easter Egg Hunts

The many National Trust houses across the Cotswolds are pretty good at drawing in the crowds throughout the year but at Easter they will be hosting egg hunts too. Each of these family friendly events have a trail to follow, activities to complete and chocolate egg once you’ve finished. Trails are taking place at Chedworth Roman Villa, Dyrham Park, Chastleton House, Snowshill, Hidcote and many more.

2. See Easter Chicks at Birdland 

For some seriously fluffy cuteness head down to Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water. There’ll be chicks of all shapes and sizes hatching over Easter and they’re also planning lots of Easter activities. There’s trails, quizzes, egg themed talks – all part of their Cracking Easter Fun event running from 23rd March – 14th April.

3. Easter Eggstravaganza at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is putting on a Easter celebration in the palace’s walled garden from 29th March – 1st April. There’ll be a whole host of egg-citing activities including circus skills, balloon modelling, bubble performances and a travelling vintage variety show, not to mention appearances from none other than the Easter Bunny throughout the weekend too.

4. Visit William Morris’ Summer Retreat

Kelmscott Manor opens for it’s summer season on 1st April – Easter Monday. So wrap up an Easter weekend stay at The Double Red Duke, Clanfield with a visit to this 17th Century Manor House, just a few minutes down the road. Described by William Morris as ‘Heaven on Earth.’ He used the house as a summer escape from London and visitors can see his textiles, furniture and explore the gardens.

5. Cotswold Country Park & Beach at Easter

There is always a lot to do at The Cotswold Country Park & Beach. There is always the beach and swimming area where a proper day out of swimming and sandcastle building is a great option if the weather is onside. There’s also canoes or pedalos for hire. For Easter there will be a special Easter trail with chocolate eggs for the winner and the kids should keep a look out for the Easter bunny!

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