Easter Holiday Events In Gloucestershire For You And All The Family

Mar 21, 2018

With the smell of Spring in the air, signalling warmer weather and brighter days, there’s no better opportunity to spend some special time with all the family. Thankfully, with the Easter holidays afoot there’s plenty of events in Gloucestershire for you to take advantage of. From egg hunts to seasonal crafts, you’re bound to find the perfect day out from the selection in our list of activities.

Step back in time at Berkeley Castle

Berkeley Castle is over 850 years old and has been home to the Berkeley family for that entire time, making it somewhat of an anomaly amongst castles throughout the country. The castle is open from Sunday to Wednesday from the 25th of March for guided tours. Tickets include admission to the castle, gardens and butterfly house.

The castle is a great day out no matter what time of the year. However, this Easter it’s even more exciting, with the introduction of dragons to the spring festivities. The whole family will be able to enjoy dragon puppetry and to take part in the Chinese Dragon Parade. As well as this there’ll be the opportunity to take part in a hunt for the newly hatched dragons and listen to tales from dragon handlers.

These Easter festivities will take place from Friday 30th March until 2nd of April 2018. If you’re going to miss these Easter events the Gallant Knights will be sharing their battle know how on the 8th of April, whilst falconry displays and an exhibition of the Tudor gentry will occur on the 15th of April.

Location: Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BQ

And they all lived . . .happily ever after?

If your little ones love a good story, then this is an event you can’t miss. Performance poet and National Poetry Day Ambassador Joseph Coelho will be putting a fresh new spin on the traditional fairy-tales we all know and love.

Joseph will be transforming these stories into something a little more ghastly, with werewolves, vampires and zombies all sharing the spotlight and edging their way into such tales as The Ugly Duckling, Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks.

Tickets cost £10 per person and the event takes place on the 12th of April. More information can be found here, as well as ticket prices for concessions and groups.

Location: Stroud Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL15 1AE

Have some traditional Easter holiday fun

If you’re on the hunt for something a little more traditional this Easter, then head on down to Batsford Arboretum. They’ll be hosting The Big Batsford Bunny Hunt from the 30th of March until the 15th April.

Here your youngsters will be invited to help find the Easter Bunny’s helpers, who have fled! All the escaped animals need to be located throughout the Batsford grounds, giving you the perfect opportunity to stretch everyone’s legs after indulging in all that Easter chocolate!

Location: Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre, Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9QB

All aboard the Easter eggspress!

To get your little one’s pulses racing why not take them aboard the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway? On the 2nd of April you’ll be able to catch one of the GWSR ‘Easter Eggspress’ specials, catching it from either Cheltenham Race Course, Toddington or Broadway Station.

Once you’ve arrived at Winchcombe Station you’ll all be able to meet the Easter Bunny. As well as this, children will be able to take part in egg and spoon races as well as lots of other exciting Easter themed activities. You can visit the model railway layouts, sample seasonal treats at the café and take part in an egg hunt. Tickets cost £8.00 per child with more information found here.

Location: The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DT

This list provides a broad over view of the type of events taking place around the Gloucestershire area in the Easter holidays. However, these aren’t the only things to do and there are plenty of events taking place during this time for you and your family to enjoy. Whether it’s a special seasonal activity or making an excursion to a location that’s a family favourite, you’re sure to find a wealth of things to do.

We hope this list has been helpful and wish all your family a very hoppy Easter!