If you’re staying with us this Easter holidays, there's lots of fun activities planned for families.
Easter often signifies the start of spring - flowers, bunnies, eggs and perhaps a little sunshine. This year Easter falls in mid-April, when last year Bath was bathing in a balmy 22◦C, more like summer really!
We’ve outlined for you below what’s going here and around Bath. Who knows, you may also be sunbathing and taking a dip in the outdoor pool.
Easter Activities at Woolley Grange
From the 18th-22nd April we’re having a house party. Our special Easter Celebration package includes four nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast and a programme of activities that are sure to interest everyone in the family. Learn to willow weave, have a go at egg decorating using natural dyes from garden plants and, for chocolate lovers, create your own chocolate truffles and put them in a handmade gift box, or how about the family generation challenge of Easter egg decorating? Great fun and bound to bring out the competitive spirit in everyone!
In the Den there’s fun play (whilst the adults rest) as well as tissue paper art, bunny masks and chocolate lolly making.
Oh, and everyone gets to meet the Easter Bunny himself...or perhaps herself!
Please see the full itinerary below.
Outside of the Easter weekend there’s plenty going on too, with crafty fun in the Den and family activities (see timetable below) such as walking Rex, our resident hotel dog, toasting marshmallows over a bonfire, fun with Chef, going on a nature trail with the gardeners and, of course, Easter wouldn’t be Easter without the Easter Bunny Trail. Open to residents, and to non-residents who book afternoon tea.
Easter Activities around Bath
Bath’s caters for children rather wonderfully, and no more so than the Easter hols. Get creative at The Holburne Museum decorating eggstraordinarily colourful eggs: make Easter cards and crafts and create a portrait at the Victoria Art Gallery; celebrate spring by making a mini Roman garden at The Roman Baths or design your own geometric outfit at the Bath Fashion Museum. You can also explore traditional Japanese rabbit tales at the Museum of East Asian Art.
There’s lots of fun hunts and trails...once you’ve completed the Easter Bunny Trail at Woolley of course! Hunt down glow-in-the-dark eggs at the atmospheric Cheddar Gorge and Caves or search for Cadbury's eggs at the National Trust Lacock, Prior Park or Dyrham Park. There’s also the World War I trail at The American Museum of Britain (combine this with a walk along the Bath Skyline Trail) or discover the famous women in history at the No.1 Royal Crescent trail.
Paws up, who wants to meet Longleat’s newest arrivals? Koala Creek opens on 29th March. A must for all of us who love these adorable marsupials (ask about family discounts if you are coming to stay at Woolley Grange).