Easter Fun for Everyone

As the Easter bank holiday draws ever closer and some of us look forward to a nice extended weekend, we’ve found some things for you to do to keep you entertained in Kent, Essex, Hampshire and Sussex with or without the kids!



Something for the family

The beautiful Hever Castle has got lots of Easter fun for all the family right up until Bank Holiday Monday (22nd April).  With lots of Easter themed activities to keep you and your children entertained, you can be sure to have a jam-packed day full of joy!  Of course, now spring has seemingly sprung, this is also a perfect opportunity to explore their wonderful grounds and gardens.  For more information, visit the castle’s website, here.


Something for the adults

2019 sees the return of the Thanet Beer & Cider Festival now celebrating it’s 14th occasion!  Once again, Margate Winter Gardens plays host and the event takes place over 2 days (Good Friday, 19th April – Saturday 20th April).  There is a huge selection of ales, ciders and perrys, as well as a variety of cold and hot food, so if you like, there’s no need to leave the festival throughout the day!  Not strictly for adults as children are welcome until 19.00. – Our article on the festival can be found here.


Something for the family

As if we don’t eat enough chocolate over Easter anyway, Good Friday could prove to be a seriously ‘chocolatey’ day should you choose to go to this year’s Cressing Chocolate Festival at Cressing Temple Barns.  The event runs from 10.30am – 4.30pm and here you will find workshops and talks on the history of chocolate, a wonderful range of stalls and the children can take part in workshops and even complete their own chocolate trail!  As an added bonus, children under 5 go free.

Adult ticket – £6.50 pre-booked or £7.50 On the door
Child Ticket – (5 to 17 years old) – £2.50
Under 5’s Free


Something for the adults

Up until 30th April, you are able to enjoy the Ride the Rapids at Lee Valley White Water Centre for just £39 per person (max. of 9 people).  Get the adrenaline pumping and blood soaring round your veins with this high-octane activity!  Afterwards you are able to enjoy refreshments in the Terrace Bar & Cafe whilst watching others fly down the rapids.  This activity is suitable for 14+.
More info, here.


Something for the family

There’s lots of fun to be had at the skyline-dominating Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.  There is a special Easter trail, which will see your kids searching high and low for egg-shaped puzzle pieces to complete their trail – be warned, there are some pesky red herrings around!  On Saturday (20th April), Bing and Flop from hit CBeebies show Bing will be at the tower! More, here.

Something for the adults

If something laid back is more your thing, there’s the on-going Jane Austen’s Reading exhibition that’s currently running at Chawton House, Alton.  The large Elizabethan manor house is where Austen’s brother once resided.  The exhibition looks at the books that Jane Austen would have had access to and those that influenced her writing.  You can find out more about the exhibition, here.


Something for the family

On Good Friday at British Airways i360 in Brighton there is an awesome Kidz Silent Disco!  Overlooking the iconic West Pier, the event is open to children aged 4 – 15 and two supervising adults get to go free!  Take advantage of this offer and have a fun-filled evening with all the family. 5.30pm – 7.00pm – £8 for children. More information can be found here.


Something for the adults

Taking place at Hampden Park, Outdoor Tennis Courts in Eastbourne, Tennis for Adults with Learning Disabilities takes place weekly, with a session tomorrow (18th April) from 11am – 12pm.  Start off your Easter right with some exercise! All abilities are welcome and the coaching is adapted to individual needs.  It’ll be a lot of fun and the first week is free! Find out more, here.


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