Easter in the Cotswolds

20th March 2017

Categories: Media News

Easter in the Cotswolds... We've got quite a choice: a chicken hunt, river cruise, Easter bunnies, ghost tours, fish dinners, music, arts, chocoholic treats, a photography workshop, cycling tours and even a chance to buy opera tickets!

Forget finding the Easter Eggs!  At Batsford Arboretum the hunt is on for the chickens who laid them!  Simply scout the arboretum, mark their locations on the map and win a prize! The Big Batsford Chicken Hunt costs £2.50 per child (+ arboretum entrance fee) and children must be accompanied by an adult. Find out more

Enjoy an English Holiday Cruise this Easter
Enjoy Easter on the water with a four day short-break English Holiday Cruise in the beautiful Cotswolds Severn Vale – at a special rate of £415 per person.  You’ll sale through glorious countryside aboard the 4-star Hotelboat Edward Elgar, leaving on April 14th.  Join just 22 other guests on the tour which includes all meals, free drinks at mealtimes, four outside tours, live entertainment and more. Book now 

The Easter Bunny himself will be in residence at Fairytale Farm near Chipping Norton over the Easter weekend. Visitors can explore the Giant Rabbit Burrow, meet the bunny himself and listen to an Easter story – with every child receiving a full size Easter egg.  It costs £3.25 per child visiting the burrow (standard farm admission charges apply).  Find out more

Celebrate the supernatural this Easter by joining a Cotswolds Ghost Tour.  Find out about supernatural events in Cheltenham including spectral maids, a murderous butler and the town’s very own Jack the Ripper suspect at 7.30pm on Friday 14th April or hear about the strange tales of the Charging Cavalier, the Medieval Messenger and the famous Black Abbott on Saturday 15th April from 7.30pm.  Book now

There’s a complimentary Easter Egg Hunt at The Greenway Hotel & Spa on Easter Sunday and Monday for children when accompanied by an adult having afternoon tea.  And on Easter Day there’ll be a traditional three course Sunday lunch. Book now

Musical treats at Cogges Manor Farm

Cogges Manor Farm in Witney will be running family activities throughout the Easter holidays. There’ll be storytelling, craft and cooking, birdhouse making and music sessions with Nick Cope – as well as knight themed fun on St Georges Day and a day of experimenting with food with Science Oxford on Wednesday 19th April.  Find out more

Enjoy Easter at the Kings Hotel in Chipping Campden

Get your Easter Weekend off to a traditional start with a four course fish supper at The Kings Hotel in Chipping Campden or treat yourself to Easter Sunday Lunch – with an Easter egg hunt and chocolate treat for all. Book now

Get creative at Kelmscott Manor, the home of Arts and Crafts, on Easter Saturday when you can make your own miniature book. Inspired by the Kelmscott Manor garden and William Morris’s own designs, this family workshop is suitable for all ages and no booking is necessary. Find out more

Children's activity days this Easter at Nature in Art

Nature In Art are holding children’s activity days throughout the Easter holidays and there are two exhibitions to enjoy too. Reflecting Nature is a digital artwork exhibition by Mark Ware investigating the effects of the natural environment on health and wellbeing, while The Arborealists showcases work by the 43 artists who share the rich and versatile subject of trees in their paintings. Find out more

The Chocolate Suite at the Pudding Club

Chocoholics are in for a treat with the three night Easter break at Three Ways House Hotel in Mickleton. Arrive on Good Friday in time to attend the famous Pudding Club meeting then enjoy rest and relaxation – and some cheeky treats throughout the Easter Weekend; if time is short and you can only stay for one night – the world famous Pudding Club is available on Friday 14th and Sunday 16th April which includes your room for the night and full English the next morning. Book now

Enjoy a cycling tour this Easter with Cotswold Electric Bikes

If you plan to get active this Easter there are plenty of guided e-bike tours with Cotswold Electric Bikes throughout the weekend which take in some of the Cotswolds most beautiful areas including the River Coln and Windrush valleys and the Chipping Campden area.  The tours are 6 hours long and include all your equipment and expert guide.  Over 14s only. Book now 

Why not become a Camera Ranger this Easter holiday by joining a family photography workshop at Batsford Arboretum?  You’ll learn the basics of photography during an action packed walk through the arboretum, completing challenges and assignments on the way. 
Find out more 

Finally if you’re thinking ahead to the long days and balmy evenings of summer, tickets are now on general sale for the summer season at Longborough Festival Opera.  Productions include Tristan Und Isolde, Fidelio, The Magic Flute and Orfeo Ed EuridiceBook now