Easter outdoors: What’s on?

The term ‘school holidays’ strikes fear into many parents’ hearts, but not us. We love to spend Easter outdoors and we love the opportunity to spend more time with the boys (even if they are bickering) and at the top of our holiday to-do list is always an outdoor activity.

I’ve scouted t’internet for our outdoor fun options this Easter and came up with my top four suggestions for outdoor Easter fun in the North West…

Easter Giant Duck Hunt at Martin Mere, Burscough

Spending Easter outdoors

We visited WWT Martin Mere last year and had an incredible day. The Giant Duck Hunt will be a lot of fun and I highly recommend the Canoe Safari – read about our experience of it here.

National Trust Easter Egg Hunt, Nationwide


These events are always good fun and you get to test out your map reading skills too, though last year we discovered that mine are dire! A brilliant family day out which encourages working together as a team to complete the trail before collecting your chocolate treat.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Happy Mount Park, Morecambe

Happy Mount Park is a great place to spend some time whatever the time of year, but this Easter Saturday they’re hosting a full day of Easter related events, including:

  • Meet the Easter Bunny
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Egg Painting Workshop
  • Colouring Competition
  • Handmade Easter Bonnet Competition- Adults and Children
  • Easter Races, including egg and spoon and much more – Ages 5-11yr
  • Prize giving for races and Judging of all eggs

I should imagine that there are charges for the activities, but the park itself is free entry and definitely worth a visit.

English Heritage Easter Adventure Quest, Nationwide

Meet characters from the past and crack the clues on an historic hunt as you explore magical gardens, halls and castles. Once you’re all done, pick up your Play-Doh and activity book prize.

Whatever you decide to do over the Easter break, the long weekend is a great opportunity to embrace the fresh spring air and blow away the winter cobwebs.

We haven’t been on many outside adventures at all over the last couple of months so I’m very much looking forward to getting out more now the weather looks to be picking up.

What are you planning to do over Easter?

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