Easter egg hunts & activities around Cheltenham, Gloucestershire| 2018

Cheltenham, Days Out, Easter
Easter egg hunts in and around Cheltenham Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire Cotswolds also includes easter holiday activities and days out
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With Easter approaching it’s time to get outdoors, see those lambs and, well, apparently it’s also possible to meet the Easter bunny! There’s loads of Easter hunts and activities going on around Cheltenham, Gloucester and the surrounding areas this Easter weekend and also throughout the Easter school holidays…

Cheltenham Easter School holiday activities

30th March – 15th April

Primrose Vale

Easter challenge, egg hunt and pre-schoolers trail – £5 per child (adults free)

Primrose Vale website to find out more

The Valley, Evesham

Easter steam trains including Easter egg spotting and an Easter egg reward

Additionally on Easter Sunday there will be an Easter petting zoo (11am – 3pm)

The Valley website to find out more

Slimbridge WWT

Easter duck hunt with Dusty

Starts Tuesday 27th March (until 15th April)

Slimbridge website to find out more

Rococo Gardens Painswick

Easter garden adventure created in collaboration with local artist and illustrator Hannah Shaw. Take the adventure to help Snowdrop Bunny find her friends, while learning about the animals which live in the gardens, the gardens and their restoration. – £1 on top of entrance costs

Rococo Gardens website to find out more

Over Farm

Easter Trail

Starts 29th March (until 15th April)

Over Farm website to find out more

Cotswold Farm Park

Spring festival including a ‘hopstacle’ course, a treasure hunt around the Park with a prize for every child along with craft activities and a puppet show!

Lambing is also taking place from 15th of February until the 15th of April

Cotswold Farm Park website to find out more

Snowshill Manor National Trust

Cadbury Easter egg hunt and spring gardens to browse

Snowshill Manor National Trust website to find out more

Gloucester Cathedral

Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 4.00pm, Sunday 12noon – 2.00pm

Follow a trail around the cathedral to discover what happened on the very first Easter Day

Gloucester Cathedral website to find out more

The Wilson Art Gallery

30th March – 15th April

The Great Bunny Escape – can you find all the bunnies?

Free, but suggested donation £2 There are also various other events throughout the school holidays:

Wednesday 4th & 11th April

Crafty fun for all the family – £3

Drop in sessions 10.30-12.30 & 1.30-3.30

The Wilson Facebook page announcement


Easter weekend events

Wyevale garden centres

Breakfast/Dinner with The Easter Bunny – must book in advance! – it does look like there are a few places left for the Easter weekend

Wyevale Garden Centre website for more info (booking a must!)

Dobbies Garden Centres

30th March – 2nd April

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Child £8.95, Adult £4.95

Dobbies website to find out more

Eastnor Castle

30th March – 2nd April

Royal EGGstravaganza Treasure Hunt

Eastnor Castle website to find out more

Glenfall House

Friday 30th March, 12-3pm

Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Macmillan nurses – £1 entry

Glenfall House website to find out more

Painswick Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 31st March, 12pm – 4pm

“Not just an Egg hunt, it’s an afternoon out for the whole family! You won’t go hungry… As well as our fabulous cake stall, there will be teas/coffees, a licensed bar, and plenty of hot food available, including burgers, pizzas and Thai 2 Go. Or if shopping is more your thing, there will be a variety of quirky craft stalls in the Town Hall selling cards, art, jewellery, clothes, bags, chutney’s & jams.” -quote from Facebook event page

Maps can be bought in advance for £3 each, from Painswick Playgroup, Painswick Library and The Falcon Inn. Or available on the day for £4 each.

The first 800 children to complete their maps on the day, will receive a chocolate treat!

Painswick Playgroup website to find out more

Hatherley Park

Saturday 31st March 2-4pm

Easter egg hunt and Elsa from Frozen! – £3 donation

Pittville Park

31st March – 3rd April, 10am – 4pm

Easter egg hunt around the park, clue sheets available from The Boathouse – £1

Everyone gets a cream egg for completing the hunt.

Court Farm, Bishops Cleeve

Monday 2nd April, 11am-3pm

Visit the lambs – adult £2, child £1, under 2 free

Court Farm Facebook page

The Wilson Art Gallery

Various events and dates:

The Wilson Facebook page announcement

I believe there is also an Easter Egg hunt at Cleeve Common, but it looked like it was already sold out


It’s not very Easter-y, however, Chase and Marshal from PAW PATROL are visiting Cattle Country on the 7th and 8th of April! There will also be lamb and calf feeding throughout the whole Easter holidays – more on all the activities on the Cattle Country website.


Do let me know if you know of any more events within 30-ish minutes of Cheltenham and I’ll add them to the list.

Also please do double check websites before planning to attend any activity to make sure they are running, their opening times and costs. Have a very Happy Easter folks! xx

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