Parents who live in or around Gloucester will be looking forward to the Easter school holiday starting roughly the 11th April through to the 22nd this year. Families with young children may be thinking about what to do with the little ones while they’re off school. It’s best to keep them entertained where possible and not cooped up indoors for the two weeks. So that’s why we’ve put together some fun activities that are being held in and around Gloucester during the Easter break. Have a look and see what cracking days out await you all. Some are Easter themed and others can be enjoyed at other times of the year too.

Easter Duck Trail at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

9-24 April

Can you spot the bright yellow ducks hiding around Slimbridge wetlands? The Easter Duck Trail will give you and the kids a quacking time as you explore the great outdoors and crack clues to win eggs-tra special prizes. You’ll also get to see some real-life ducks on your way around the trail.

Mr Mulligan’s Mini Golf, Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter

11-22nd April

Prepare to battle it out as a family to see who can become champion of mini golf. The Mr Mulligan’s two 18-hole courses offer a selection of underwater and Jurassic-themed holes. After completing the course, refuel with a meal at the Mr Mulligan’s onsite restaurant offering tasty chicken wings, pizza and more – there’s also a kids’ menu.

Rodborough Easter Egg Hunt

9-10 April

Come along to Rodborough Community Primary School and follow a trail of giant eggs. You can also collect your very own Easter egg at the end. Once you’re done, head inside to the school hall where there will be refreshments, stalls, crafts and games for all the family to enjoy.

The Great Eggscape, Cheltenham

2-30 April

A free event for the family to attend, The Great Eggscape is a walking trail around Cheltenham town centre. You’ll visit various local businesses and seek out QR code eggs in the windows. All you need is a smartphone to access the website, scan the QR codes and input your answers. You’ll also need to keep a note of the letter you collect from each shop as there’s an anagram to solve at the end.

Bounce & Play! The Painswick Centre

13 and 20 April

Have you got kids under 7 years? If so, this is a fun day out for them during the Easter break and a great way to burn off all that energy. Bounce & Play will be in the Beacon Hall with a bouncy castle, soft play, ball pit and Didicars. There’ll also be drinks and snacks available, but feel free to bring a packed lunch if you wish to fill those hungry little bellies post playtime.

Have an amazing and eggs-citing Easter break with your family. We hope you found this list of things to do in and around Gloucester useful. Spending time as a family is very rewarding and it’s nice to be able to enjoy time off work and school where possible. This quote by religious leader Dieter F. Uchtdorf @UchtdorfDF encapsulates the sentiment perfectly: “In family relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e, time.”

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