What’s On: April 2020

With Easter almost here, there’s plenty of fun on offer in the area. With activities ranging from Easter Egg hunts, Thomas the Tank Engine at the Watercress Line to super-sized animal models at Marwell Zoo, there’s plenty to keep you occupied. Don’t forget to make the most of the on site facilities here at Wallops Wood too!

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Mottisfont
There are loads of fun challenges for older children, from spider web limbo and touchy feeling boxes, to giant nest-building. For little ones there are simpler ‘spotter’ activities to enjoy. And everyone can have fun making seed bombs to take home and throw in the garden.
Saturday 4 – Sunday 19 April, 10am-5pm. £2.50 per trail, normal property admission applies (free for National Trust members and under 5s).
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Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Hinton Ampner
This Easter, look high and low across Hinton for signs of nature springing into action. With flowers blooming, birds singing and sheep bleating, nature is warming-up all around us. Get out and about this Easter and encourage your little adventurers to use their senses to follow our family trail and collect a chocolate treat at the end.
Saturday 4 – Sunday 19 April, 10am – 3.30pm
£2.50 per trail, normal admission applies.
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Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt

Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt at The Vyne
Picking up your £3 trail sheet from the Easter tent, learn about the ‘homes’ of different wildlife on a trail through the gardens. You’ll also discover what you can do to give wildlife a helping hand in your home. At the end, return to the Easter tent and show your trail sheet to collect your chocolate prize.
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Horrible Histories Pirates at Portsmouth Dockyard
Let your little pirates loose as they captain their very own ship. This fun and light-hearted look at life onboard comes complete with eye patches, wooden legs and deadly armaments ready for you to take into battle with the enemy.
Until 31 December 2020 10am-5pm
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Days Out With Thomas on the Watercress Line
Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. Experience a ride on a real steam engine and shake hands with The Fat Controller. This year we are celebrating Thomas the Tank Engine’s 75th Anniversary! All activities and rides are included in your ticket price.
Friday 10th – Sunday 19th April
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Thomas the Tank Engine at the Watercress Line
Thomas the Tank Engine at the Watercress Line

Spies in the Sky at Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Join the team of spies in the sky this Easter at Portsmouth’s very own lookout Tower! Receive your mission on arrival from the Tower’s captain, rise up in our high-speed lift, get ready for action and explore the Tower to complete your mission. Impress the team and earn your spy certificate! Make sure to collect your Spy ID souvenir photo on your way out too!
4th – 19th April 2020
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Chase Meet & Greet at Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Chase from the ever-popular Nick Jr show, PAW Patrol is coming to Emirates Spinnaker Tower! Meet your favourite police pup at intervals on Saturday 11th & 18th April. Appearances at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm!* Don’t forget your camera! Pre-booking admission advised.
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Meet Bobtail Bunny and friends at Paultons this Easter
Guests will be able to meet cute characters at the main entrance plaza. Come and say hello Bobtail Bunny and his forest friends, Betty Bunny, Hennie the Hedgehog and Red the Deer. Watch out for mischievous Fenton Fox, as he will surely be eyeing up any tasty Easter treats you may have! The Park entrance will be festooned for Easter with colourful giant Easter Eggs and Bunnies at every turn. Guaranteed to put a spring in your step!
4th – 19th April 2020
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Double Decker Victorian Carousel Ride at Paultons Park
Double Decker Victorian Carousel Ride at Paultons Park

Simply Aston Martin at Beaulieu
All Aston Martin owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu on Sunday 5th April and park up within the museum complex for what promises to be a superb day out for both Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts.
All ages and models of Aston Martin are welcome, which provides a great opportunity to admire some stunning vehicles and to connect with fellow enthusiasts.
Sunday 5th April 2020
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Beaulieu at Easter
Get playful this Easter as Beaulieu throws open its doors to magical adventure play area Little Beaulieu and the start of new exhibition Motoring in Miniature – the Toys of Your Childhood for families to share memories together.
For the whole of the Easter holidays, families can enjoy letting off steam in Beaulieu’s enchanting new adventure play area Little Beaulieu. If you’re a small or big kid, let your imagination run wild as you storm up the bridge of the magical wooden palace. Play continues inside the museum as the fun-filled exhibition Motoring in Miniature – the Toys of Your Childhood opens for Easter.
4th – 19th April 2020
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Cook Your Own Lunch family bushcraft at Harold Hillier Gardens
Using foraged plants to season your food, make and enjoy a sausage and a selection of savoury snacks around the fire.
Suitable for accompanied children aged 4-12 years. Booking is essential.
6 April 2020 1:30pm to 4pm
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Super Size Brick Adventure at Marwell Zoo
Featuring up to 40 models of curious real-life creatures, from sneaky predators such as the venomous blue-ringed octopus to the aptly named assassin bug, these fearsome creatures have been magnified to an eye-popping size. Starting with 30 sculptures of various sizes in 16 locations around the park, more models will be arriving throughout the summer. Other highlights include a three metre tarantula and a towering two metre spitting cobra!
4th April to 2nd September 2020
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Tiger Who Came to Tea at Winchester Theatre
A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood. Based on the book by Judith Kerr.
Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage!
Friday 17 – Sunday 19 Apr 2020
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Meerkat at Marwell Zoo
Meerkat at Marwell Zoo

Easter eggs photo by Boba Jaglicic on Unsplash