With the first hint of warmer weather on the way, what better way to celebrate the long Easter weekend than by visiting one of our many wonderful Cotswold attractions?  From new born lambs to egg hunts – there’s something for everyone this Easter…

Daffodils and blossom at Batsford
The Easter Bunny’s helpers have escaped and are hopping around Batsford Arboretum over the Easter holidays – and all you have to do is find them to win a prize.  Enjoy the beautiful spring flowers blooming throughout the arboretum and treat yourself to a tasty Easter treat in the café. 
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Cotswold Farm Park
Lambing is the favourite time of year for visitors to Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park where you can settle down in the new animal barn and keep your eyes peeled for new arrivals.  Enjoy a snack or meal in Adam’s kitchen and enjoy extended opening hours for evening lambing on Saturday 7 April. 
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Family fun at the Fashion Museum
There’s a whole host of events taking place in Bath over Easter.  Find out how to create a mini Roman garden at The Roman Baths or have a go at creating geometric designs using big paper and bright collage paper at The Fashion MuseumOr how about creating eggy crafts and cards at the Victoria Art Gallery?  Discover more at www.romanbaths.co.uk, www.fashionmuseum.co.uk and www.victoriagal.org.uk   

Heath Farm Holiday Cottages
Why not join the annual Easter Egg rolling event in the animal field behind Heath Farm Holiday Cottages?    Competitors take turn rolling their painted boiled egg down the hill with a prize for whoever’s goes the furthest!  Adults aren’t left out though – they can have a go at throwing their eggs into the pond at the bottom of the hill! 
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British Motor Museum - Easter activities
The British Motor Museum will be holding their traditional Easter Egg Hunt (with a motoring twist of course) throughout the Easter weekend along with daily drop in craft activities.  The event is followed by two weeks of ‘AutoScience’ – a series of cool interactive live science shows, family tours and workshops about the science that drives our cars. 
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Blenheim Palace at Easter
Blenheim Palace has an eggcellent Easter weekend planned for all the family to enjoy.  Join an abundance of themed fun in the Pleasure Gardens with their first ever Giant Egg Hunt Challenge. The Pleasure Gardens will transform into an Easter wonderland with lots of interactive experiences, family-friendly activities and shows including, a traditional Victorian fairground with vintage rides, an Easter Bunny Walkabout, an Easter Puppet Show and a Circus Skills Workshop.  March 30 – April 2. 
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Cogges Farm
Head for Cogges Farm to celebrate spring and new life in the Cotswolds.  You’ll be able to meet piglets and lambs as well as the resident Easter bunnies and free-range chickens who love exploring the farmyard and meeting visitors.  There’ll be an egg hunt throughout the holidays as well as daily activities from animal handling sessions to hot cross bun baking! 
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Notgrove Holidays
If you fancy some serious spring birdsong and wonderful spring-time scenes, you’ll be spoilt for choise at Notgrove Holidays.  The beautiful village will be oozing with charm helped along by the bleating lambs dotted along the walks in the rolling valley and and abundance of spring flowers.  Fresh air, freedom and good old-fashioned fun guaranteed! 
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Berkeley Castle - Easter fun
There be dragons at Berkeley Castle this Easter – taking part in a colourful Chinese Dragon Parade!  For a unique twist to the usual Easter egg hunt, you can prove your tracking skills and help Dickie the jester find the newly hatched ‘dragon babies’ hidden amid the castle grounds.  Head for the magnificent Great Hall for dragon tales from the mystical dragon handlers or head for the yurt tearoom for some Easter treats! 
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Fairytale Farm
The Easter Bunny will be in his giant rabbit burrow at Fairytale Farm all Easter weekend.  You can explore the burrow, meet the bunny and hear an Easter story and every child will receive a full size Easter egg!  Join in some of the craft workshops and make a day of it. 
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The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
Oxfordshire’s newest and only military museum is open throughout the Easter weekend featuring a recreated Great War trench, Horsa Glider, under-fives den, kids art cart and galleries telling the stories of the men and women who’ve taken part in conflicts across the world.  The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum is a wonderful place to discover more about the local people whose lives were forever changed by the impact of war at home. 
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Spring will be bursting into life at King John Cottages where lambing and calving is something not to be missed.  If you’re lucky you might see baby lambs being born from the windows of the Gallery but you’ll certainly see the team there picking up new borns and their mums from fields to take to the nursery where you can cuddle a lamb before they’re moved out into the paddocks! 
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Batsford Arboretum & Garden Centre
Parkland/Woodland Garden
Spring at Batsford Arboretum

Beautiful Batsford – a wild garden for all seasons. 56 acres of breathtaking woodland garden, Batsford is a world of trees and so much more. Visit our award-winning visitor centre Gift & Garden Shop, Plant Centre & Garden Terrace Café.

Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park
Animal Collection
Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park

Established in 1971 as the home of rare breed conservation, Cotswold Farm Park offers a fun-filled day out. Children can interact closely with the animals in the Touch Barn and there’s also a wildlife walk, adventure playground and farm safari.



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