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28th March 2022

With spring in full swing, now's the time to get out and about 

1. Easter Adventures in Nature, Canons Ashby (15-18 April)

Discover a family-friendly trail in Canons Ashby parkland with fun activities for you to do along the way. Pick up your activity pack to find the bespoke trail you’re going to follow. Find and complete the ten nature inspired activities that are hiding along the way. 'Spot the signs of spring', 'Wibble and wobble' and 'Wake the wild things' are just some of the activities you can experience. Complete the trail and earn your Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg at the end. Easter trail runs from Friday 15 - Monday 18 April from 10am with last entry at 4pm and costs £3 per trail.

2. All Clucking Nighter, Adrenaline Alley (8 April)

Ride/skate through the night at Adrenaline Alley’s Easter special all clucking nighter. Win prizes for doing tricks in the Official Eggs Games (scoot, BMX, skateboard, and inline/quad). It's going to be a cracking night, advance booking recommended.

£22 – Gold Members (Book online). £27 – Standard Members (Book online)

£5 - Spectators (pay on the door)

3. Easter Bunny Express, Rushden Transport Museum (17-18 April)

Hop on board the Easter Bunny Express, all children receive an egg with their ticket. Animals in Mind will bring along a variety of animals for you and your children to meet. Museum bar and buffet carriage all open too. £5 adults, £5 children, book online here:

4. Easter Eggstraveganza, Delapre Abbey (15-18 April)

Hop along to Delapré Abbey this Easter to take part in an Easter Eggstravaganza. Can you find the eight decorated eggs that have been hidden in the Walled Garden? Follow the trail and match the patterns to your bingo card to win a chocolate prize. Little ones and their grown-ups are guaranteed an egg-cellent time taking part in craft activities, lawn games, planting seeds and more. Timed entry every hour. Tickets £2.50 per child (babes in arms free). Book in advance at:

5. Easter Fun, Rockingham Castle (17-18 April)

Join in the Egg-citement at Rockingham Castle as the castle and gardens open this Easter Bank Holiday from noon to 4pm. Collect your leaflet and start exploring the gardens’ Kings & Queens Easter Trail. Don’t forget, once you’ve completed your booklet, you can collect your Easter Egg! Billy the Bunny will be around, make sure you say hello! Delicious refreshments will be served on site, with stunning views across the Welland Valley, perfect for picnics. The castle will be open throughout the day to explore too. All tickets must be pre-booked in advance. Children £3-£8. Adults £9. Family £33 (event and grounds only).

6. Easter Trail, Deene Park (17-18 April)

Enjoy a fun Easter themed trail through the gardens and parkland with storytelling sessions, visits from the Easter Bunny, chocolate prizes, and delicious treats from the Old Kitchen tearoom. Easter trail included in Garden Entry, from £6.

7. Easter Adventures in Nature, Lyveden New Bield (15-18 April)

Make your way along the trail and find nature inspired activities for the whole family this Easter weekend in Lyveden’s fabulous moated garden. Easter trail runs from Friday 15 - Monday 18 April, from 10am with last entry at 4pm, and costs £3 per trail. Includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

8. Giant Easter Egg hunt, Chester House Estate (2-18 April)

Explore the estate and search for the large hidden eggs. Collect the numbers on your map and collect a special chocolate prize at the end. On arrival please visit the Visitor Centre in the main farmyard to redeem your booking code and collect your Easter Passport. All activities (Giant Egg Hunt and Cade Bottle Feeding) take place between 10am and 4pm each day. Easter Passports £8.00 per person. Book in advance at:

9. Easter Egg Trail, Stanwick Lakes (2-18 April)

Don’t be late for this very important date! The Stanwick Lakes Easter Egg trail runs throughout the school Easter holidays, with large eggs and charming characters to find. And each weekend of the holidays will include a chance to see adorable animals, enjoy face painting and fun craft activities. The trail and activities coincide with the reopening of the visitor centre and café. No booking needed, £3 per trail.

10. Wicky's Easter Bunny Ball, Wicksteed Park (9 April)

Who’s ready to showcase their best bonnet? Wicky Bear is hosting his eggstra special Easter Bunny Ball on April 9th. Dance your heart out at the Easter disco, show off your best bonnets, win eggcellent prizes and more! Tickets £5 per person. Book in advance:

11. Kids Afternoon Easter Tea, Kettering Park Hotel  (7 April)

Bring the family and enjoy a children’s themed afternoon tea on April 7th at 11.30. The afternoon also includes an Easter Egg Hunt and activities. Grown-ups can enjoy a scone and unlimited cups of tea. £16 per child, £8 per adult. Call 01536 416666 to book or email [email protected]

12. Bouncing Bunny Hunt, Evenley Wood Garden  (11-18  April)

Follow the map to find Easter friends all around the garden. Once finished take a trip to the Easter Bunny to collect your Easter prize! The Golden Egg is also back in the garden... find this egg to claim your giant Easter Egg. £5 per child, pre-booking essential.

13. Dawn Chorus, Evenly Wood Garden (23 April)

Head to Evenley Wood Garden at 6:30am on April 23rd. Early spring is an excellent time to experience the world’s oldest wake-up call - the dawn chorus - and the beauty of bird song. This event offers listeners a truly memorable experience as the dawn chorus builds from the first cheep to a crescendo of birdsong. Followed by breakfast in the Pavilion. Booking required, £22.50 adult / child.

14. Kelmarsh Show, Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens  (17-18 April)

Now in its 18th year, the Kelmarsh Show at Easter attracts a fusion of families and countryside enthusiasts and offers an outstanding range of ‘have a go’ opportunities and family entertainment. A great family day out with something for everyone! Children from £6, adults from £13.

15. Easter Eggstravaganza, West Lodge Rural Farm (14-18 April)

Easter fun at the county’s award-winning Farm Park. Includes timed entry to the Easter Garden, Easter Bucket, visit to the Easter Bunny, sweet treat and arts and crafts area. Also includes entry to the excellent Farm Park. Toddlers £6, children £16.50, adults £10.50.

16. Easter Trail, Abington Park Museum (13-17 April)

Join us for a special Easter trail around Abington Park Museum. Follow the Easter bunny to find hidden eggs, enjoying games and crafts along the way. Complete the trail to win a chocolatey egg prize. Drop in, no booking required, £2 per trail.

17. Make your Own Easter Eggs, Explore Chocolate  (5 April onwards)

Family Easter Egg making on April 2nd, and then on various dates through to April 16th. £120 for a family of four. Exceptional opportunity to learn from one of Northamptonshire’s fine artisan chocolatiers. Book online at:

18. Easter Magic, Holdenby (17-18 April)

Alice in Wonderland will lay the trail for a magical Easter Egg Hunt in the Holdenby gardens where King Charles I once walked. Every Alice token found will earn a free Easter Egg and each day there will also be hidden a Golden Egg, which contains £100. Alice’s assistants will be showing visitors how to paint eggs and organising egg rolling. Visitors can also enjoy traditional garden games, the newly opened wildlife wing, fabulous falconry displays, Connie’s Team Room and more. Open Sunday and Monday 11-4pm. House also opens for tours on Easter Monday, 12-3pm.

19. Egg Hunt, East Carlton Countryside Park  (17 April)

Fabulous family Easter Egg trail at the park on Easter Sunday, 11am-3pm. £3 per child (includes an Easter Egg). Ample parking, fun for all the family.

20. Egg Hunt, Winwick Hall  (16 April)

Choose a team name, collect your Detective Pack and solve the clues for a chocolatey surprise at the end of your hunt! Don’t forget to visit the lovely Polo Pavilion Tea Room once you have finished. The Tea Room will be open from 10am until 2pm for light refreshments. Please book at least one week in advance for a full Afternoon Tea.

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