14 excellent things to do at Easter in Surrey

by Jan

As Easter approaches, we have compiled some fun ways to entertain your family in Surrey.  So, whether you’re looking for egg hunts, bunnies, newborn lambs or an Easter show, we have Easter sorted.  Read on for some excellent things to do with kids at Easter in Surrey and beyond.

Take part in “Create and Grow” Activities at Squires Garden Centre

Or, you could visit one of the Squire’s Garden Centres in Surrey to join in with their Create and Grow Easter activities.  Younger children can plant a bright pot with plants, that they can take home.  You must book your session in advance, which will last about 20 minutes.

Alternatively, they can join in a Bunny Hunt around the garden centre.

Follow the Giant Easter Egg Trail at RHS Wisley

Giant eggs from Easter Egg Hunt, Surrey

It’s hard to miss these supersize, colourful eggs, which have been hidden round Wisley Gardens, as they are gigantic!

To join in the Giant Easter Hunt, pick up a trail at reception.  Follow the clues around the gardens to find the eggs.  Don’t forget to stop off on the way for a play in the playground or visit to the lovely glasshouse.

At the end children can collect an Easter treat and have a go at planting a carrot.  There are also some craft activities in the CLORE learning centre.

Admission is free to RHS members.  For non-members, the hunt is included in the admission price.

Join in an “Easter Adventure in Nature” Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Boat House at Winkworth Arboretum, Goldaming, Surrey

Get your kids outside with an Easter adventure in nature trail at Winkworth Arboretum.  Pick up the Easter trail at the entrance and then complete the ten nature-inspired activities as you walk around the arboretum.

Younger children can connect with nature as they stop to “move like a mini-beast” or “build a bird’s nest”.  Plus, they can go to the Tree Adventure natural playground afterwards.

Admission is free to National Trust members

Discover Spring flowers in a Surrey garden

Savil Garden Springtime, Valley Gardens, Surrey, UK

Surrey is proud to have some of the finest gardens in the UK and spring is a great time to  visit.  Some of the best gardens to see spring flowers with kids are Savill Garden, Kew Gardens or Wisley.  Which one will you choose?

Enjoy an Easter panto at Dorking Halls

If the weather isn’t great, you could head indoors to a show at Dorking Halls.  This seasonal show is one of the best inside things to do at Easter in Surrey.

This year, Dorking Halls is hosting a new Easter pantomime version of The Wizard of Oz.  Comedian Bobby Davro is joined by X-Factor star, Stevi Ritchie to bring the classic story of Dorothy and Toto to Surrey in an Easter special.

Join Dorothy and her friends on the Yellow Brick Road to get to the Emerald City before the Wicked Witch of the West captures them.

See the new-born lambs at Bocketts Farm, Fetcham

Easter Lambs, Surrey

If you’re looking for Easter fun with younger children, you could try the Easter events at Bocketts Farm near Leatherhead.  In fact, spring is an ideal time for a family day out at Bocketts Farm, as this is when hundreds of lambs are born.  As well as newborn lambs, they have chicks and bunnies, perfect for an Easter day out.

Children could complete the Spring Trail, have a tractor ride or enjoy the acres of outdoor play.

Join the Easter Egg Hunt at Gatton Park, Reigate

If you’re looking for Easter fun near Reigate, head over to Gatton Park over Easter weekend.  Children can take part in the Easter Egg Hunt and all the family can enjoy the seasonal activities and magnificent gardens.

Find a golden bunny at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey

Beautiful yellow Tulips in front of Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, UK

Children will love searching the gardens of the royal palace in the return of the Easter Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court.  Each gold bunny statue will link to a famous character from the palace and children will learn a story about the character.

The trail lasts about 1.5 hours and there’s a chocolate reward at the end.

Take a ride at the Hampton Court Palace Easter Fun Fair

Of course, older children might prefer to head across the road to the annual Hampton Court funfair.  As well as white-knuckle rides, you’ll find traditional children’s rides, games, stalls, a carousel and Ferris wheel.

There are plenty of kiosks to buy food or you could wander across to Hampton Court Palace, with its wonderful gardens, maze and bunny hunt.

Admission to the fair is £2, but this doesn’t include rides or admission to Hampton Court.

Hunt for Easter statues at Painshill Park, Cobham

View of Ruined Abbey, Painshill Park, Surrey, UK

Discover giant, colourful Easter eggs around the grounds at Painshill Park at Easter.  Children will have an egg-cellent time following the Painshill Easter Egg Statue Trail to find the larger-than-life eggs.

Adults can enjoy the beautiful landscape, including the Gothic Tower, Temple of Bacchus, and Gothic Temple.  However, visitors of all ages will love exploring the hidden gem, the Crystal Grotto.

Find out more about a visit to Painshill here.

Join in Easter art activities at the Watts Gallery, Guildford

If your kids like art, head to Watts Gallery near Guildford.  Here, children can get creative in the Easter Make Space event.  They can experiment with drawing and mark-making using mirrors and perspex in a pop-up artists’ studio.

There are three 1-hour sessions each day.  Admission is £3 per child.

Excellent things to do at Easter outside Surrey

If you want to travel outside of Surrey, here are some excellent ideas for family days out at Easter.

The Giant Easter Duck Trail at London Wetlands Centre

Ducks & Coots on water, Surrey

In addition to normal selection of ducks and birds, this Easter you’ll find some rather special Easter ducks at the Wetland Centre.  Pick up a trail card and follow the clues to find the hidden ducks.

Easter fun at Fishers Farm in West Sussex

For a great choice of Easter fun outside of Surrey, head to Fishers Farm Park in West Sussex.  Here, they are hosting their annual Hopping Easter Adventure.

At this fantastic Easter event, families can see newborn lambs or meet Easter chicks and bunnies.  They have a magic show in the Barn Theatre, Easter egg hunts and a Name the Chick competition.

If it’s sunny, kids can splash around in the splash area.

What are your favourite things to do at Easter in Surrey?  We’d love to hear your comments below.

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