Eggstra eggciting ideas for the Easter holidays

The Easter holidays are just around the corner, but as COVID restrictions are only just starting to ease, our usual go-to spring activities may not be running this year.

To help out, we thought we’d pull together some activities across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and Dorset that you can take part in from the comfort of your own home or in local parks and outdoor spaces.

Family Information Services

Our local councils’ Family Information Services are great places to start if you’re looking for fun Easter activities. Try the Family Information Directory on the BCP Council and the Dorset Council websites.

Are egg hunts still on this year?

The National Trust is traditionally good at organising Easter egg hunts at its properties. But they have more online. You can:

Plan your own egg hunt

If you can’t find an egg hunt near you, or you prefer to stay at home over the holiday weekend, this blog post by Personal Creations has lists of printable clues suitable for indoor and outdoor hunts, and kids big and small.

Looking for something a little more adventurous?

English Heritage are looking for adventurers to discover hidden treasure this Easter. But to qualify, adventurers should improve their skills with hands-on crafts and activities to make sure they are prepared for a journey into the past:

Make a clay dragon
Make a shield
Make a sword
Decorate eggs with colourful dyes