Egg-citing events happening in Hampshire this Easter

From Easter Egg hunts to adventure trails, there’s plenty of activities to be getting involved with this Easter holiday

Mar 23 2018

The Peter Rabbit Garden Trail

Manor Farm Country Park

Saturday 24 March to Sunday 22 April 2018

Opening time: 10am

Based on Beatrix Potter’s much-loved characters, the trail makes a welcome return to Manor Farm this year. There are currant buns to find and goldfish to catch on the interactive trail. Can you spot Peter’s lost coat? And don’t forget to watch out for Mr. McGregor.
Prices include a FREE gift and sticker for every for every trail pass purchased. Meet the rabbits and farm animals too!
Cost: Normal farm admission charges + £4 per trail (£2 if booked in advance)
Contact: Telephone 01489 787055, email or book online at

Hillier Gardens Easter Trail

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Friday 30 March to Sunday 15 April 2018

Opening time: 10am

Win a prize at The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens by finding the Easter Bunny’s clues and games in the self-guided trail.

Cost: Normal garden admission fee + £1.50 per child for the trail

Hillier Gardens Pond Dipping

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Tuesday 3 April, Thursday 5 April, Tuesday 10 April, Thursday 12 April 2018

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Join our pond dipping to find diving beetles, pond skaters and snails in the Education Garden Ponds. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Normal garden admission fees + £2 per child.

Extreme Explorers

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Saturday 12 April 2018

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Not for the faint hearted! Can you beat the clock? Take the Explorer trail through the woods, jump, duck and dive around the assault course. Finish with a cup of cocoa and a pizza cooked in the new clay oven.
Children must be over 1.4m to take part and all children need to be supervised by an adult.

Cost: £6 per child

Whose Egg is it? Trail

Royal Victoria Country Park

Friday 30 March to Sunday 15 April 2018

Time: 10am – 3.30pm

Follow a self-guided tour around the park to find clues and collect your prize.

Cost: £2 per trail

We’re going on an Egg Hunt

Royal Victoria Country Park

Tuesday 3 April to Wednesday 4 April 2018

Time: 10am or 2pm

Join in on a story around Royal Victoria Country Park with a craft activity. Remember to bring a waterproof coat and wear wellies. Make sure to book your space at the park shop or phone 02380 455157 as spaces are limited.

Cost: £6 per child

Lepe: Easter Trail

Lepe Country Park

Friday 30 March to Sunday 15 April 2018

Time: Anytime between 10am to 3pm

Pick up a trail card at anytime and on any day from the park office, fill in the answers and collect your prize.

Cost: £2 per child + parking

Outdoor Activities

Why not get involved in the variety of outdoor activities you can take part in Hampshire this Easter Break, such as Climbing or dry slope skiing at Calshot Activity Centre, or Mountain climbing and gorge walking at Hampshire and Cass Foundation Mountain Centre. You could try your hand at canoeing and kayaking at Runways End Outdoor Centre or camp in one of the glamping pods at Tile Barn Outdoor Centre. Look online for which activities you will enjoy first.

Easter Egg Trail

River Hamble Country Park

Thursday 15 March to Sunday 15 April 2018

Time: 11am – 3pm

Follow the trail around the park and find the different coloured eggs. Write down the colour of each egg you find and claim your prize from Barnfield kiosk.

Cost: £2 per trail

Titchfield Haven Hide with a Guide

Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve

Saturday 31 March to Sunday 1 April 2018

Time: 10.30am – 12pm and 2pm - 3.30pm

Join an experienced birdwatcher and find out more about the birds visiting Titchfield Haven this time of year.

Cost: Free for event + normal admission rates to the reserve applies.

The Great Hall

Take a look at the iconic Round Table in the Great Hall, famously linked to the ancient legends of King Arthur and his Knights. Take a walk back through history down the Long Gallery and meet the heroes and villains from the Great Hall’s past, from Kings and Queens, to judges and executioners. Explore the Underground Sally Port and take a peek at the secret passages created to surprise the enemy, or relax in Queen Eleanor’s Garden scented with herbs and plants from the 13th century.

Time: 10am to 4.30pm

Cost: Adult - £3, Child (5-15yrs) - £2, Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) - £8, Children under 5yrs - Free

Look online for more information about things to in The Great Hall.

Hampshire Libraries

Hampshire Libraries have a fantastic range of in-branch activities for all ages such as language clubs, baby health clinics, storytime sessions as well as Family Feel Good Friday – colouring, storytelling and completing jigsaws. Check your local library for event details.
There’s also a brilliant selection of online e-book, e-magazine and e-newspaper resources to enjoy at home or on the move.