10 Activities to Keep the Family Happy this Easter

Phoebe Shipton  ·  5th March 2019

With another half term just around the corner, we’ve found 10 Easter events to keep the whole family happy. From getting outdoors, meeting animals, unleashing their creativity, and staying active our list will help you cure half term boredom and make for a fun-filled break.

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1. Dover Castle, Easter Adventure Quest
When: Sat 6 – Mon 22 Apr 2019, 10am – 5pm
Where: Castle Hill, Dover, CT16 1HU
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Embark on a noble quest to find dragon eggs hidden inside Dover Castle. Crack clues and search high and low, a chocolatey reward awaits the victors! A great way to explore this historic location and join in some family fun.

2. Wingham Wildlife Park
Where: Rusham Rd, Wingham, Canterbury CT3 1JL
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Wingham is the fastest growing zoo in Kent. You’ll meet monkeys, lions, tigers, wolves, penguins, flamingos, moon bears to name a few. Get up close with your favourite dino in the dinosaur zoo. For ticket prices and opening times please check their website

3. The Beaney Canterbury- Easter Egg Hunt
When: Sat 6 April 2019 to Sun 21 April 2019, All day
Where: The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
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Search the galleries of this fascinating museum to learn about the traditions of Easter, and to crack the Easter Bunny’s clues to earn your well-deserved treat.

4. Leeds Castle- Easter fun with the Junk Orchestra
When: 19th to 22nd April
Where: Maidstone ME17 1PL
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Created by former STOMP member, families can join the Junk Orchestra in daily “jamming Sessions”. Have a go on the ingenious inventions that have been created using recycled objects. Children can also try their hand at making an Easter hat using craft supplies in the mad hat making workshop.

5. The Hop Farm- Easter Fun
When:6th – 22nd April 2019, 10:00 – 17:00
Where: Tonbridge TN12 6PY
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From indoor soft play to crazy golf, there’s loads to keep the kids busy on the Hop Farm. Meet lambs and chicks on the farm or blow off steam on the children’s rides and attractions. The Big Red Barn has a whole host of events including balloon modelling, magic shows and party dancing, perfect for a family day out.

6. Marlowe Theatre- Hansel and Gretel
When: 12 APR 2019, 12pm & 2pm
Where: The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS
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Fancy an afternoon at the theatre? Goody & Storey and Norwich Puppet Theatre present their retelling of the Brother’s Grimm Classic using amazing colourful puppets. It’s sure to be a fun-filled show packed with adventure and visual treats. Recommended for children aged 3 years +.

7. Flip Out
Where: Henwood Road, Ashford TN24 8DH
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Time to burn some energy at Flip Out. With 59 trampolines, 2 stunt areas and a ninja assault course, the children are in for some serious fun. Battle it out on the basketball and dodgeball courts, launch into the foam pits and navigate the monkey bars. Book online for half term fun.

8. High Places Clip and Climb
Where: Honeywood Pkwy, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3FH
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Unleash the inner adrenaline junkie, or build confidence in balance and coordination in the colourful adventure arena. There are 16 themed climbing courses to navigate, the highest reaching 7.5 meters. Suitable for ages 4 to adult

9. Ceramics Cafe
Where: Dover, Kent CT16 2NL
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Something for the whole family, bring everyone together to create your very own masterpiece. Use coloured glazes stencils and reference books to create your own piece of pottery. You’ll be guided through the whole process and they’ll glaze and fire for you afterwards. Visit the cafe’s website for more info

10. Turner Contemporary- Galaxy Jars Family workshop
When: Sun 7 Apr, Drop-in 1-4pm
Where: Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG
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Get the family involved in some creativity at the Turner. Take a look at the exhibitions on display and then get stuck into some making yourself. Create your own galaxy jar using a combination of space potions and cosmic creativity. Take your creation home to proudly display.

Don’t forget to book your stay with us for some quality time with the family this half term. Browse our Kent based cottages.

About Phoebe Shipton

Having studied Marketing at University of Manchester, Phoebe joined the family business in 2020 as Head of Marketing and Operations. Phoebe is focused on making Keepers Cottages stand out, as well as ensuring the bookings flood in!

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