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Easter Fun in the Chilterns!

If you and the family are looking for ‘eggstra’ fun this Easter here are our top picks for trails, activities and holiday fun for all.

For all foodie’s out there, the Great Missenden Easter Food Festival will be hosting a huge range of activities over the Easter weekend from the 19th – 22nd April. There will be a cookery theatre, have-a-go workshops, master classes for all ages and a wide range of artisan food on offer amongst many other stalls and events. There will be celebrity chef demonstrations from Stephanie Moon from the Great British Menu and chef, author and TV presenter Rachel Green.

This year Bushcraft cookery features with workshops from David Willis where visitors have the chance to ‘cook’ along with the expert in this interactive experience. There are plenty of activities for children including children’s cookery, arts and crafts, food lab, and the all essential Easter egg hunt! With rides and slides and live music there is plenty for everyone to enjoy.

The National Trust has got a winning formula in place when it comes to Easter and keeping everyone happy. They have teamed up with Cadbury’s to host fun and educational trails through their grounds.

Hughenden: Find out about the treats the wildlife at Hughenden are hoping for this Easter with their nature trail around the gardens. Suitable for little ones and older explorers from 8th April to 22nd April.

Ashridge Estate: The theme this year is migrating birds. Run through woodlands on the quest! From 15th- 18th April.
Waddesdon Manor: A host of spring activities are on offer and a trail around the grounds from 6th April – 18th April.
Cliveden: An interactive nature themed spring trail around the estate running from 6th April – 23rd April will keep all chocolate explorers busy!little girl finds a multicoloured easter egg in the tall green grass

The award winning Chiltern Open Air Museum has a fantastic line up of Easter events over the Bank Holiday weekend with fun family crafts, Easter trails and activities. Visitors can meet the gorgeous spring Oxford Down lambs born at the Museum and learn about the lambing traditions of the Victorian Chilterns. There will the option to have a go at some traditional cooking on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd and on Saturday 20th April, local chocolate makers Auberge Du Chocolat will be running a special chocolate activity (additional charges apply).

If you just fancy getting out and about and enjoying the fabulous Chilterns countryside then head towards Black Park Country Park where kids can get stuck in with Easter crafts on 16th April or build an Easter den on 17th April or just enjoy the beautiful walks around the lake and café.

Burnham Beeches invite you to their Woodland Wonders Easter trail – Birds of the Beeches – aimed at children from 5-95 from 6th April to 22 April. Come and learn about some of the birds at the beeches and some of their nesting habits. Trail blazers can play games as they go along!

 

 

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