Easter Holiday Family Events in and around Aylesbury

Monday, 9 March 2015

There are lots of activities and events going on in and around Aylesbury during the Easter school holidays so I thought I'd compile a list of these so you can add them to your diary.

Breakfast and Tea with the Easter Bunny
Saturday 28th March - Sunday 5th April
The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance and hosting a very special breakfast or tea. There will be an Easter biscuit to decorate, a Lindt chocolate treat and your very own cuddly toy.
Place: Wyevale Garden Centres: World's End - Wendover, Tring, Bicester Avenue
Time: Vary. Check website and book a time online.
Cost: £9.99 per child (adult tickets available).

Easter Bunny Bonanza
Saturday 28th March - Friday 17th April
The chance to meet the Easter Bunny and earn a chocolate treat on the Easter Egg Trail. Discover the New "Hoppy's Easter Garden", meet real Easter chicks and other super cute animals, plus lots more Springtime fun!
Place: Mead Open Farm
Times: 10am - 6.30pm
Cost: £9.25 for children (2-16), under 2s are free, £10.25 for adults.
To find out more about what's on offer, take a look at my review of Mead Open Farm from our visit earlier this year.

Easter Family Fun
Saturday 28th March - Sunday 12th April
Along with the usual activities, there will also be a Spring Trail around the farm and children will get a yummy treat.
Place: Odds Farm Park
Times: 10am - 5.30pm
Cost: £11.50 for children (2-16), under 2s are free, £12.50 for adults.
To find out more about what's on offer, take a look at my review of Odds Farm Park from our recent visit.

Easter Activities
Monday 30th March
Activities including making chocolate nests. 0-5 years.
Place: South West Children's Centre, The Healthy Living Centre
Times: 10am - 12pm
Cost: £1.50 per family. Must be booked and paid for in advance.

Pop-up and Play
Monday 30th March
Drop-in session with activities for the little ones organised by Bearbrook & Elmhurst Children's Centres.
Place: Fairford Leys Community Centre
Times: 1.30pm - 3pm
Cost: Free

Easter Farm
Tuesday 31st March
Come along to meet and pet the animals at this one day farm organised by Waddesdon & Whitchurch Barnado's Children's Centre.
Place: Buckingham Park Community Centre
Times: 10am - 11.30am or 12.30pm - 2pm
Cost: £2 per child, under 2s are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Community Centre office.
To find out more about this Farm, take a look at my review of the Children's Farm from our visit last year.

Play around the Parishes
Tuesday 31st March
A fun session of play, sports and arts activities for children aged 1-11 years, organised by Aylesbury Vale District Council and Surestart Centres. .
Place: Waddesdon Recreation Ground, HP18 0LA
Times: 2pm - 4pm
Cost: Free

Easter Egg Hunt 
Tuesday 31st March
Easter Egg Hunt with arts and crafts. 11/2-5 years.
Place: Southcourt Children's Centre, Aylesbury College Campus
Times: 10am - 11.30am
Cost: £1.50 per family. Must be booked and paid for in advance.

Easter Fun at Aylesbury Library
Tuesday 31st March
Bunny Hats & Easter Cards.
Place: Aylesbury Library
Times: 11am - 12pm
Cost: Free

April Messy Church
Wednesday 1st April
Art, food crafts, bouncy castles, play, quizzes, story, singing, lunch and so much more...
Place: Southcourt Baptist Church
Times: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: £1 per child

Easter Stories & Rhymes
Wednesday 1st April
Easter stories and rhymes. 0-5 years.
Place: Southcourt Children's Centre, Aylesbury College Campus
Times: 10am - 11.30am
Cost: £1.50 per family

NCT Easter Egg Hunt
Thursday 2nd April
Easter Eggstravaganza! Fun in the park with an Easter Egg Hunt.
Place: Bedgrove Park, Ambleside, Aylesbury HP21 9TT
Time: 10.30am - 12pm
Cost: £1.50 per participating child. Chocolate egg for everyone plus entry into prize draw. In aid of the NCT Charity.

Easter Treasure Hunt - Free Kids Thursday Event
Thursday 2nd April
Free fun in the school holidays provided by the Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership. Includes a colouring competition and the Annual Easter Treasure Hunt with great prizes to be won.
Place: Aylesbury town centre
Time: 11am - 3pm
Cost: Free

Easter Fun at Aylesbury Library
Thursday 2nd April
Baskets of fun
Place: Aylesbury Library
Times: 10.30am - 12pm
Cost: Free

Easter Springtime Fancy Dress Party Fun Session
Thursday 2nd April
"Elsa and the Easter Bunny!" Musical fun for boys and girls aged 0 to 6 years. Go on a sunny Springtime adventure to the Easter Bunny's magical woodland and meet lots of little animal friends for some singing, dancing and gentle musical games and activities. Places must be pre-booked with Jacqu'in the Box - Tel: 07948 371615.
Place: Fairford Leys Community Centre
Time: 2.30pm - 3.45pm
Cost: £8 per child or £12 for two siblings

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail
Friday 3rd - Monday 6th April
Become a detective as you follow the Easter trail around the gardens. All successful detectives will receive a Cadbury chocolate prize.
Place: National Trust places: Ashridge, Boarstall Duck Decoy, Claydon House, Hughenden Manor, Stowe, Waddesdon Manor
Times: Vary by place. Check website for details.
Cost: £3.00 per trail. Normal admission charges apply.

Eggtastic Egg Hunt
Friday 3rd - Monday 6th April
Can you tell the difference between real and fake eggs? Search the galleries to be in with a chance of winning your own chocolate egg.
Place: Natural History Museum at Tring
Times: Check website for Museum opening hours.
Cost: Trail sheet £1

Easter Specials
Friday 3rd - Monday 6th April
Train ride with refreshments for all including a chocolate treat for children and a hot cross bun for adults.
Place: Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Trains: 10:15, 11:45, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30
Cost: Check website for details
To find out more about travelling on this Railway, take a look at my review of the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway from earlier this year.

Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 3rd - Sun 5th April
Lots of activities throughout the school holidays including bottle feeding, egg & spoon race, animal handling and ferret racing. Plus an Easter Egg Hunt on the Easter weekend. 
Place: The Bucks Goat Centre
Times: Check website for Centre opening hours.
Cost: £3.50 per child. Under 2s free. £4.50 per adult.

Easter Fun at Aylesbury Library
Saturday 4th April
Storytime and Treasure Hunt.
Place: Aylesbury Library
Times: 11am - 12pm
Cost: Free

Easter Egg Hunt & Kids Party
Sunday 5th April
Free kids party & Easter egg hunt. No need to book, just turn up! Organised by Em's Looney Tune Discos.
Place: Aeglesburgh Watermead Inn, Watermead, Aylesbury
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Cost: Free

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday 5th April
Follow the trail through the Temple Gardens to see if you can find where the Easter Bunny left his eggs. There's a chocolatey reward at the end! (Weather dependent. Advance booking is required). There will also be a Easter Bonnet Competition so bring your bonnet creation to be judged.
Place: Langley Park Country Park
Times: 3pm - 4pm
Cost: £5 per child for the egg hunt, £2 per bonnet
Take a look at my review of Langley Park - it's currently my favourite park!

Thame Country Fair
Sunday 5th - Monday 6th April
Shopping, Crafts, Food, Arena Displays & Demonstrations, Family Fun and lots more.
Place: Thame Showground
Times: 10am - 6pm
Cost: Advance ticket prices available up to 27th March. Adults £10. Children (5-15 years) £4. Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children) £28

Animal Edutainment
Tuesday 7th April
A fun and interactive session with a range of animals. 18 months - 5 years. Essential to book and pay in advance.
Place: Southcourt Children's Centre, Walton Court Shopping Centre HP21 8TJ
Times: 1.30pm - 2.30pm or 2.45pm - 3.45pm
Cost: £2.00 per family

Kids Laser Quest - Free Kids Thursday Event
Thursday 9th April
Free fun in the school holidays provided by the Aylesbury Town Centre Partnership.
Place: Aylesbury town centre
Time: 11am - 3pm
Cost: Free

I've taken the information from the venue websites but please do check directly for up-to-date information. I will try to add to this list if I come across any more. Please do comment if you have any recommendations.

Hope you have a great Easter whatever you get up to!

Happy Easter!

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