Easter is almost upon us and with the Met Office predicting a sunny weekend, here at Michael Graham we’ve scoured the region to bring you some cracking ideas for Easter days out.
Written by Erica Sereno | 13th April 2017
Easter Eggs Anyone?
The largest ever Easter egg hunt took place in Florida in 2007, with 9,753 children searching for 501,000 eggs. The British Easter bunny hasn’t been quite that frenetic, although the National Trust has had theirs hopping about all over the place. Stowe and Waddesdon are particularly idyllic settings for an egg hunt and Waddesdon’s spring-themed outdoor trail is a must for children before they run wild in the woodland playground to burn off that sugar high.
Blenheim Palace has an Easter-themed weekend including a fun fair and Punch and Judy shows, and there’s still time to catch the brilliant 'A Passion for Fashion' exhibition, tracing the weird and wonderful fashions that have passed through Blenheim over the last 300 years. Metre high wigs and beautiful Dior vintage dresses can be marvelled at until 23rd April.
Nothing says Easter quite like new-born lambs, and plenty of farms have lambing weekends for that cute and cuddly fix. Rookery Farm in Towcester and Odds Farm near Beaconsfield are two great ones which have the bonus of a giant indoor play barn.
Bletchley Park are hosting a Vintage Easter Bank Holiday weekend, and for those clever sorts unchallenged by a festive hunt, there are top tips inside the WW2 Codebreakers Museum before the challenge of a codebreaking-inspired activity in the grounds.
And if you have a sneaking suspicion that your little ones are missing out on an Oompa Loompa Party or some chocolate factory fun involving Wondercrump Chocolate Wafers, then head to the award-winning Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden. Some events need booking in advance so check the website for opening hours and prices - www.roalddahl.com/museum.
Whatever you decide to do, the Michael Graham team wish you a wonderful, relaxing Easter and hope you enjoy your chocolate eggs before they melt in the sun.
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