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What’s on in Dorset for Easter 2018?


Category: Seasonal

Sarah Twist

Written by: 18th February 2018

Estimated time to read: 3 minutes

Visit the Jurassic Coastline this Easter and enjoy some family fun activities in Dorset while exploring the local area

Darwin Escapes have two beautiful locations in Dorset, our family focused Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park and the peaceful Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat, both offering a unique holiday experience. Explore Swanage and the surrounding area from Swanage Bay View, or discover all that Poole has to offer at Wareham Forest. This post has all the fantastic Easter events and activities for you to get stuck in to for Easter 2018 in Dorset.

Creepy Crawly Show

When: 5th April / Where: Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park

Enjoy 2 hours of interactive fun at Swanage Bay View this Easter! This free, family fun event offers a fabulous stage show to delight all ages, with creepy crawlies including tarantulas, snakes and lizards, and there will also be a beautiful eagle in attendance too! Audience participation is highly encouraged throughout the show, are you brave enough to face your fears and get up close and personal with the creatures at this creepy crawly show?

Spring is Here

When: 19th Feb – 30th April / Where: Abbotsbury Gardens

Explore these beautiful gardens and witness spring take hold, you’ll see newly bloomed flowers of spectacular colour. Established in 1765 by the very first Countess of Ilchester, these beautiful gardens have grown from a small kitchen garden to the outstanding 20 acres that are bursting with rare and exotic plants from across the globe. Explore the charming walled gardens and discover the woodland valley views this Easter!

Easter Trail with Springtime Bunnies

When: 24th March – 8th April / Where: Haynes International Motor Museum

Visit Haynes for your Easter 2018 in Dorset and enjoy the fabulous springtime bunny trail! The trail will take you on a trip through the exhibitions, so you can see all the exciting things at Haynes and learn more about the history of the automobile! Complete bunny’s fun trail to claim your chocolate surprise!

Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt

When: 30th March – 2nd April / Where: Corfe Castle

Explore this beautiful and striking castle in a whole new way! National Trust have teamed up with Cadbury for Easter 2018, so grab a trail from reception, follow the clues and get your Cadbury Egg at the end. A fun way for the whole family to discover all that Corfe Castle has to offer.

Easter Holidays

When: 30th March – 15th April / Where: The Tank Museum

Experience the biggest day out in history at The Tank Museum for Easter 2018. There will be free family trails with teasers and puzzles to keep everyone engaged, as well as all the fantastic activities they have all year round. Including demonstrations, with real lifelike explosions and expert commentary so you can all learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battles. There is also a café onsite and an outdoor kids play area to enjoy.

Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunts

When: 30th March – 2nd April / Where: Farmer Palmers

Enjoy 4 days of Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunts at Farmer Palmers, where you’ll be delighted by the Easter Bunny herself, who will be making an appearance and posing for photo ops! There will also be a plethora of baby animals to steal your heart, from lambs to chicks, you can see these spring babies up close and personal.

Let’s Get Cracking: Easter Weekend

When: 30th March – 2nd April / Where: Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park

This eggciting annual event will be fun for the whole family! Join in on the search for a chocolate surprise, all while seeing the wonderful attractions Kingston has on offer. When you’ve found your chocolate treat, stick around and have even more fun, help to feed the animals, including sheep, goats and even the adorable alpacas! Kingston has something offer everyone this Easter in Dorset!

Easter Eggstravaganza

When: 30th March – 2nd April / Where: Monkey World

Visit this amazing attraction and learn all about the rescue of the Monkey World inhabitants, and get a free Easter Egg upon entry over Easter weekend! Wander around the park and meet all the interesting characters about before exploring the Children’s Activity Centre, which will be bursting with fun activities and information for all ages.

Book your Easter break to Dorset now and enjoy all the 2018 Easter activities that Dorset has to offer!

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