97 Fantastic Things To Do With The Kids This Easter Holiday!

Easter School Holidays in Surrey!

97 Fantastic Things To Do With The Kids This Easter Holiday!

As always, we’ve got the best of the local Easter activities and entertainment all in one place

With details of special activities that are being put on by local soft plays such as Piglets, and Chertsey Museum, the great free activities being hosted by Elmbridge Junior Rangers and the Shout! Xplorer Team to the bigger events at Jurassic Kingdom, Hampton Court (including the re-opening of The Magic Garden) and the various National Trust’s locally – whatever you choose to do we are certain you’ll have an amazing amount of fun!

In addition to all the additional activities that have been put on especially for the Easter Holidays a lot of your usual soft plays are still open – you can check those here in the normal place – Drop In Activities

‘At a Glance’ Daily Activities Planner

As well as more detailed venue listings further down the page, we’ve put together a handy little ‘at a glance’ calendar of any activities/events that are running on specific days below.

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At a Glance Calendar of Easter Activities

Running Every Day of the Easter Holidays

Bocketts Farm – New born lambs in the Big Animal Barn. Animal Handling sessions, Easter quiz trail and Storytelling every day.
Ham House and Garden – There’ll be art activities, storytelling, spring trail and a range of 50 things activities.
Hampton Court Palace – Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt & Magic Garden
Hobbledown – Daily Puppet Shows
Polesden Lacey – Easter Trail
Wetlands Centre – Giant Duck Hunt
Wisley – Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

Saturday 1st

Spring Children’s Trail – Claremont Landscape Garden
Sow and grow – Wisley

Sunday 2nd

Spring Children’s Trail – Claremont Landscape Garden
Sow and grow – Wisley

Monday 3rd

Spring Children’s Trail – Claremont Landscape Garden
Spring Craft Activities – Claremont Landscape Garden
Craft Activities – Denbies Wine Estate
Birds of Prey – Denbies Wine Estate
Jitterbugs – Jitterbugs with Emma-Jane
Jitterbugs – Piglets Playcentre
MuddyBoots – Easter Camp
Pony Experience – Piglets Playcentre
Plant an Easter Container – Squires Garden Centre
Craft: Make a daffodil hat – Wisley

Tuesday 4th

Birds of Prey flying demonstrations – Bocketts Farm
Chicken Boxes and Eggs – Chertsey Museum
Spring Children’s Trail – Claremont Landscape Garden
Spring Craft Activities – Claremont Landscape Garden
Craft Activities – Denbies Wine Estate
Tropical Creepy Crawly Roadshow – Denbies Wine Estate
Jitterbugs – Jitterbugs with Emma-Jane
MuddyBoots – Easter Camp
Pony Rides – Piglets Playcentre
Pyjama Drama – Piglets Playcentre
Shout! Xplorer – Shout! Xplorer
Plant an Easter Container – Squires Garden Centre
Craft: Make a daffodil hat – Wisley

Wednesday 5th

Easter Egg Hunt – Birdworld
Spring Children’s Trail – Claremont Landscape Garden
Spring Craft Activities – Claremont Landscape Garden
Craft Activities – Denbies Wine Estate
Teddy Bear’s Train Ride & Storytelling – Denbies Wine Estate
Heathland Pine Pull – Elmbridge Junior Rangers
Jitterbugs – Jitterbugs with Emma-Jane
MuddyBoots – Easter Camp
Pony Experience – Piglets Playcentre
Plant an Easter Container – Squires Garden Centre
Puppet show – Wisley

Thursday 6th

Birds of Prey flying demonstrations – Bocketts Farm
Egg Cups – Chertsey Museum
Spring Children’s Trail – Claremont Landscape Garden
Spring Craft Activities – Claremont Landscape Garden
Craft Activities – Denbies Wine Estate
Teddy Bear’s Train Ride & Storytelling – Denbies Wine Estate
Wonderland Fun – Eden Walk Shopping Centre
Jitterbugs – Jitterbugs with Emma-Jane
MuddyBoots – Easter Camp
Pony Rides – Piglets Playcentre
Pyjama Drama – Piglets Playcentre
Ceramica – Piglets Playcentre
Shout! Xplorer – Shout! Xplorer
Plant an Easter Container – Squires Garden Centre
Sow and grow: Salpiglossis sinuata ‘Royale Chocolate’  – Wisley

Friday 7th

Spring Children’s Trail – Claremont Landscape Garden
Spring Craft Activities – Claremont Landscape Garden
Craft Activities – Denbies Wine Estate
Punch & Judy – Denbies Wine Estate
Orienteering – Elmbridge Junior Rangers
MuddyBoots – Easter Camp
Pony Experience – Piglets Playcentre
Easter Disco – Piglets Playcentre
Plant an Easter Container – Squires Garden Centre
Sow and grow: Salpiglossis sinuata ‘Royale Chocolate’  – Wisley

Saturday 8th

Spring Children’s Trail – Claremont Landscape Garden
Birds of prey: Xtreme falconry – Wisley

Sunday 9th

Spring Children’s Trail – Claremont Landscape Garden
Birds of prey: Xtreme falconry – Wisley

Monday 10th

Pirate Activity Week – Birdworld
Spring Children’s Trail – Claremont Landscape Garden
Craft Activities – Denbies Wine Estate
Birds of Prey – Denbies Wine Estate
Den Building – Elmbridge Junior Rangers
Jitterbugs – Jitterbugs with Emma-Jane
MuddyBoots – Easter Camp
Pony Experience – Piglets Playcentre
Popstars Dance Class – Piglets Playcentre
Shout! Xplorer – Shout! Xplorer
Plant an Easter Container – Squires Garden Centre
Craft: Make a grape hyacinth badge – Wisley

Tuesday 11th

Pirate Activity Week – Birdworld
Birds of Prey flying demonstrations – Bocketts Farm
Spring Cards – Chertsey Museum
Spring Children’s Trail – Claremont Landscape Garden
Craft Activities – Denbies Wine Estate
Teddy Bear’s Train Ride & Storytelling – Denbies Wine Estate
Jitterbugs – Jitterbugs with Emma-Jane
Pony Experience – Piglets Playcentre
Nick’s Reptiles – Piglets Playcentre
Plant an Easter Container – Squires Garden Centre
Craft: Easter scratch art – Wisley

Wednesday 12th

Pirate Activity Week – Birdworld
Spring Children’s Trail – Claremont Landscape Garden
Craft Activities – Denbies Wine Estate
Easter Egg Decorating – Denbies Wine Estate
Pond Dip – Elmbridge Junior Rangers
Jitterbugs – Jitterbugs with Emma-Jane
MuddyBoots – Easter Camp
Pony Rides – Piglets Playcentre
Teddy Workshop – Piglets Playcentre
Shout! Xplorer – Shout! Xplorer
Plant an Easter Container – Squires Garden Centre
Craft: Stained glass daffodil – Wisley

Thursday 13th

Pirate Activity Week – Birdworld
Birds of Prey flying demonstrations – Bocketts Farm
Paper Mache Bowls – Chertsey Museum
Craft Activities – Denbies Wine Estate
Birds of Prey – Denbies Wine Estate
Wonderland Fun – Eden Walk Shopping Centre
Jitterbugs – Jitterbugs with Emma-Jane
Pony Experience – Piglets Playcentre
Plant an Easter Container – Squires Garden Centre
Bassistry Music: Music sessions for all – Wisley

Friday 14th

Easter Egg Hunt – Bourne Valley Garden Centre
Easter Egg Hunt – Claremont Landscape Garden
Craft Activities – Denbies Wine Estate
Vineyard Horse & Carriage Rides – Denbies Wine Estate
Easter Egg Trail – Ham House and Garden
Sow and grow: Lobularia maritima ‘Easter Bonnet Deep Rose’ – Wisley

Saturday 15th

Easter Egg Hunt – Claremont Landscape Garden
Easter Egg Trail – Ham House and Garden
Sow and grow: Lobularia maritima ‘Easter Bonnet Deep Rose’ – Wisley

Sunday 16th

Easter Egg Hunt – Claremont Landscape Garden
Easter Egg Trail – Ham House and Garden
Easter Egg Trail – Painshill
Storytelling – Wisley

Monday 17th

Easter Egg Hunt – Claremont Landscape Garden
Vineyard Horse & Carriage Rides – Denbies Wine Estate
Easter Egg Trail – Ham House and Garden
Easter Egg Trail – Painshill
Storytelling – Wisley

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Things to do this Easter Holiday

*in Alphabetical order by venue!

Birdworld

5th April – Easter Egg Hunt

Crack the clues to claim your egg plus the opportunity to win some other great prizes. Join in with some seasonal arty fun.

10th to 13th April – Pirate Activity Week

Ahoy me hearty, calling all pirates and explorers! Come and join Birdworld for some swashbuckling fun and games. Why not come along in Fancy Dress.
http://birdworld.co.uk/events/special-events-2/

 

Bocketts Farm

1st to 18th April – Easter Eggstravaganza

Over 500 new born lambs due in the Big Animal Barn. Animal Handling sessions, Easter quiz trail and Storytelling sessions each day.

4th, 6th, 11th and 13th April – Birds of Prey flying demonstrations

12pm and 2pm
http://www.bockettsfarm.co.uk/explore/special-events.asp

 

Bourne Valley Garden Centre

14th April – Easter Egg Hunt

10am-12pm – With Tombola and Face Painting, No booking necessary, just turn up!
£3 per child
http://www.bournevalleygardencentre.co.uk/static/news-events.html

 

Chertsey Museum

4th April – Chicken Boxes and Eggs

Age Range 5 to 12 years (5 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Advance booking required.
Time details: 11am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 3.30pm
Cost: £4.00 per child

6th April – Egg Cups

Age Range 5 to 12 years (5 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Advance booking required
Time details: 11am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 3.30pm
Cost: £3.50 per child

11th April – Spring Cards

Age Range 5 to 12 years (5 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Advance booking required.
Time details: 10am to11am or 11.30am to 12.30pm
Cost: £2.50 per child

13th April – Paper Mache Flower Bowl

Age Range 5 to 12 years (5 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Advance booking required
Time details: 11am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 3.30pm
Cost: £3.50 per child
http://chertseymuseum.org/events

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Claremont Landscape Garden

1st to 12th April – Spring Children’s Trail

10:00 to 16:00 – Claremont’s tragic princess loved her garden. Come and discover it for yourself. Discover the secret locations in the garden that were loved by Princess Charlotte.

3rd to 7th April – Spring Craft Activities

11:00 to 12:30 – Georgian themed children’s craft activities – the Georgians were keen on handcrafts. Come and try something new!

14th to 17th April – Easter Egg Hunt

10:30 to 16:00 – Fun and chocolate for all ages. Join in with our children’s Egg Hunt, solve the clues and claim your delicious Cadbury chocolate treat.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/claremont-landscape-garden

 

Denbies Wine Estate

3rd to 7th & 10th to 14th April – Craft Activities

Monday – Friday throughout the Easter holiday from 11am until 3pm.
Ranging from £1.50.

3rd April – Henfold Birds of Prey

11am until 3pm with a main display at 12.30pm.
Free of charge

4th April – Tropical Creepy Crawly Roadshow

11am and 2pm – Meet Snakes, Lizards, Mini-Beasts, Frogs for an inspiring Animal Encounter.
£7.50 per child.

5th and 6th April – Teddy Bear’s Train Ride & Storytelling

10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm – Bring your favourite Teddy for a vineyard train ride and storytelling
*Taking place on the outdoor Vineyard Train, warm clothing recommended
£7.50 per child which includes a chocolate treat / £3 per adult which includes a hot drink

7th April – Punch & Judy

10:30, 12noon, 2pm – Traditional Family Fun
Free of charge

10th April – Henfold Birds of Prey

11am until 3pm with a main display at 12.30pm.
Free of charge

11th April – Teddy Bear’s Train Ride & Storytelling

10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm – Bring your favourite Teddy for a vineyard train ride and storytelling
*Taking place on the outdoor Vineyard Train, warm clothing recommended
£7.50 per child which includes a chocolate treat / £3 per adult which includes a hot drink

12th April – Easter Egg Decorating

Suitable for all ages
£7.50 per ticket

13th April – Henfold Birds of Prey

11am until 3pm with a main display at 12.30pm.
Free of charge

14th and 17th April – Vineyard Horse & Carriage Rides

12noon until 3.30pm
£7.50 per person
http://www.denbies.co.uk/events/family-events/

Eden Walk Shopping Centre

6th April – Wonderland Fun

  • Meet Mad Hatter & White Rabbit
  • Free chocolate giveaway
  • Make masks and hats in our craft workshop
  • Face painting

12pm to 4pm

13th April – Wonderland Fun

  • Meet Alice and the Queen of Hearts
  • Free chocolate giveaway
  • Make stick figures in our craft workshop
  • Face painting
  • Costume Competition (2.30pm)

12pm to 4pm
http://www.edenwalkshopping.co.uk/content/wonderland-fun-easter

 

EBC Junior Rangers

5th April – Junior Rangers

Copsem Lane car park, Copsem Lane, nearest postcode KT10 9HQ
Help the Countryside Team pull pine from the heathland and enjoy a hot chocolate afterwards!
10am to 11am. Meet at 10am.

7th April – Orienteering

Horseshoe Clump car park, Portsmouth Road, opposite Blackhills. Nearest postcode KT10 9JQ
Navigate round one of the permanent orienteering courses on the Esher Commons. Choose from an easy yellow course to a challenging blue one. Most suited to ages 6 plus.
Drop in between 10.30am and 12. Last start 12 noon.

10th April – Den building

Copsem Lane car park, Copsem Lane, nearest postcode KT10 9HQ
Can you build a den to withstand the elements?
10am to 12 noon. Meet at 10am.

12 April – Junior Rangers Pond dip

Chequers Pond, West End Lane, on edge of woods. Nearest postcode KT10 8LF
Discover what is lurking beneath the surface of Chequers Pond. Equipment provided but please be prepared to share.
10am to 11am
http://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/countryside/

 

Ham House and Garden

1st to 13th April – Easter Holiday Fun

Come and play during the Easter break. There’ll be art activities, storytelling, spring trail and a range of 50 things activities.
10:00 to 17:00

14th to 17th – Easter Egg Trail

Enjoy our special trail around the gardens to win a Cadbury Easter bunny, plus art activities.
10:00 to 16:30
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house-and-garden/whats-on

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Hampton Court Palace

1st to 17th April – Lindt Gold  Bunny Hunt

1st April – The Magic Garden Re-opens

http://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/whats-on/easter-at-hampton-court-palace/#gs.vojiPX8

 

Hobbledown

1st to 16th April – Daily Puppet Shows

Shows held in Topperpot’s Teepee Theatre.

Selected Dates – Falconry Shows (check link below for details)

Held in the Birds of Prey Arena.
http://www.hobbledown.com/events/2017/03/03/easter-at-hobbledown/

 

Jitterbugs with Emma-Jane

3rd and 10th April

9.30 – 10:15 – Hersham Village Hall, Queens Road – 1 to 4 years – Everyone Welcome – £3 per child

5th and 12th April

9.30-10.15am – Walton sure start centre, Sandy lane- Walton families only. 1+ years. £2 per family
10.30-11.15am – Walton sure start centre, Sandy lane- Walton families only. 1+ years. £2 per family.
2-2.30pm – Burhill sure start centre, baby session 0-1 years- her shame families only. £2 per baby

6th and 13th April

9.30-10.15am – Faulkners road, Beaver Lodge, Hersham families only- 1+ years. £2 per child.

https://www.facebook.com/jitterbugswithemmajane/

 

Jurassic Kingdom Dinosaur Tour

April 1st to 17th – Osterley Park

In a UK first, over 30 true-to-life dinosaur models and installations will tour major UK cities in seven months, where they’ll set up camp in parklands, ready to roar and snarl at those brave enough to get up close and personal.

http://thehershamhub.co.uk/dinosaurs-are-coming/

 

Muddy Boots

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th and 12th April – Easter Camp

MuddyBoots Easter Camp offers outdoor activities which include multi-sports, martial arts, bug hunting and arts and crafts to name just a few! Fully insured and highly qualified staff.

For children aged 3-8 years in Cobham.

£20 Half Day (AM or PM)

£35 Standard Day (9-4pm)

Please call on 07791886348 or email hello@muddybootskidssports.com

Painshill

4th to 6th April & 11th to 13th April – Wild Easter Camp

Have a wild time this Easter with campfires, wild art, bushcraft and den building (for children aged 8 to 13 years).
£40 a day
9am – 4.30pm

16th and 17th April – Easter Egg Trail

Help Mother Goose and her friends find her missing eggs, to be rewarded with delicious chocolatey treats!
10:00am – 4:00pm
http://www.painshill.co.uk/easter-eggstravaganza/

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Piglets Playcentre

3rd April – Jitterbugs

Come and join Emma-Jane for a lively,  fun filled music, movement and singing session!
Age 1-4 , younger siblings welcome too, £8 per child (including an hours play at Piglets)
11-11:45am

3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 13th April – Pony Experience

30min pony experiences as well as the regular rides around the field! £20 (inc an hours play Piglets) Age 2-8.
Booked in half hour slots from 10am until 1pm.

4th, 6th and 12th April – Pony Rides

No need to book, just turn up during the times below, sign into Piglets and pay the lady from Pony Magic separately for your ride. Please do bring cash for the £3 rides as they are run as separate company and do not have a card machine!
11 – 2pm

4th and 6th April – Pyjama Drama

You can be sure to be taken on a magical journey, improvising, singing and dancing to an exciting story! £11 inc hours play at Piglets (Siblings £10) 2-5 yrs.
10:00 to 10:45

6th April – Ceramica

Ceramica is back with their range of pieces for your little ones to decorate and paint.
10am to 4pm

7th April – Easter Disco

Tiny Twisters disco plus face painting by About Faces! £15 – siblings £10 each (includes facepainting, snack and a juice).  £15 – siblings £10 each (includes facepainting, snack and a juice). Spaces Limited
4:00 to 5:30

10th April – Popstars Dance Class!

Led by professional choreographer Alli Mahoney whose CV include choreographing routines for the Brits, Let’s dance for Comic Relief, Children in Need and countless pop videos this is a fabulous new way to dance and have fun. Suitable for children aged 3 to 6 years old. Class costs £11 per child (£10 per sibling) including an hours play at Piglets.
10:30-11:10

11th April – Nicks Reptiles

Come and meet some super cool scaley friends (and maybe hold them), in this very exciting session! Age 2+. £12 – Including an hours play at piglets!
10:15am – 11am and 1:15am – 12pm

12th April – Teddy Workshop

Make your very own teddy bear! You’d better start thinking of a name! £20 (including an hours play at Piglets) 2+
3pm-3:45
http://www.pigletsplaycentre.co.uk/easterevents/

 

Polesden Lacey

1st to 20th April – Easter Trail

Help Bunny find suitable carnival outfits to dress his woodland friends for the festival of a lifetime! A Cadbury chocolate bunny is the prize for completing the trail.
10:00 to 15:00
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/

 

Rose Theatre Kingston

5th to 16th April – The Twits

The Twits really are the most spiteful and revolting couple you could ever hope to meet. They spend their days playing wicked tricks on each other and mistreating Muggle-Wump monkeys. They also have a particularly sticky trick to catch Roly-Poly birds for their bird pies.
Recommended for ages 6+.
https://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/the-twits

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Shout! Xplorer

4th, 6th, 10th and 12th April – Shout! Xplorer

Shout! Xplorer is back in Hersham Recreation Ground, Molesey Road, Hersham KT12 4QR during the Easter Holidays –

Xplorer is a family fun challenge for pre-school to 13 year old children.

Use a map to find the clues hidden around the park, complete the challenge and collect your Xplorer Certificate.

Free – Drop in from 10am to 12pm.

https://www.facebook.com/ShoutHolidayActivities/

 

Squires Garden Centre

3rd to 13th April (weekdays only) Create and Grow

Plant an Easter Container – Plant a container with beautiful plants and Easter decorations for you to take home and look after – £5.50.
Bunny Hunt – Find the names of the hidden bunnies around the centre and receive a large chocolate bunny – £2.
10am-3:30pm – except Chertsey and while stocks last.
http://www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk/events/create-grow-easter-holidays-mon-3-thurs-13-apr/

 

Watercress Line

14th –  23rd April  – Day out with Thomas

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends here at the Watercress Line. Come and experience a ride on a real steam engine, shake hands with The Fat Controller and take part in free Thomas themed activities in the Imagination Stations.
Adult £18
Child (age 2 – 16 yrs) £12
Family (2A+2C) £54
Child under 2 yrs FREE
9.30am – 5.00pm
http://www.watercressline.co.uk/product.php/23/day-out-with-thomas

 

Wetland Centre

1st to 17th April – Easter GIANT Duck Hunt

Spring is a wonderful time to visit WWT London Wetland Centre as new life is bursting out all around with babies, bugs and buds in abundance.  But some of our ducklings have gone missing, can you help us find them?
https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/london/whats-on/2017/04/01/easter-giant-duck-hunt-and-dusty-duck-trail/

Wisley

1st to 17th April – Enjoy a free drop-in activity each day

Fun family activity every day: make a daffodil hat, sow seeds to take home, or watch fabulous bird of prey demonstrations. And don’t miss the return of the delicious Lindt Gold Bunny hunt!

1 & 2 April Sow and grow: Bidens ferulifolia ‘Golden Eye’
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

3 & 4 April Craft: Make a daffodil hat
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

5 April Puppet show
11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

6 & 7 April Sow and grow: Salpiglossis sinuata ‘Royale Chocolate’
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

8 & 9 April Birds of prey: Xtreme falconry
11am and 2pm

10 April Craft: Make a grape hyacinth badge
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

11 April Craft: Easter scratch art
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

12 April Craft: Stained glass daffodil
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

13 April Bassistry Music: Music sessions for all
11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

14 April (Good Friday) & 15 April Sow and grow: Lobularia maritima ‘Easter Bonnet Deep Rose’
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

16 April (Easter Sunday) & 17 April Storytelling
11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/whats-on-at-rhs-gardens/whats-on-at-rhs-garden-wisley/easter-at-wisley

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If it looks like we may have missed something off here please do let us know ASAP and we’ll add it straight in – nigelm@thehershamhub.co.uk

HAPPY EASTER!

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