What’s On in April

Easter’s just around the corner and there’s plenty on throughout the holidays to keep the kids entertained.  Fingers crossed for better weather, spending more time outside, enjoying country walks and even an al fresco meal. Here’s our pick of what’s on below. 

Boom & Bloom at Winchester Science Centre
Outside things are beginning to bloom and inside experiments are set to go boom! Discover exciting hands-on exhibits, a free live science show, Flower Power, nature adventures in Bio:Space and Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt with a prize. Find out more…
Until 17th April 2023

Historic Garden Tour with Chawton House’s Head Gardener
Join Chawton House’s Head Gardener Julia for a guided tour of the Chawton House Gardens and learn about its fascinating history. From Elizabeth Knight’s completion of the formal garden in the early 18th century to Edward Austen Knight’s construction of the Walled Garden and Montagu Knight’s addition of the Library Terrace, you will discover how Chawton House’s gardens have been altered over the centuries to reflect the fashions of the time. Find out more…
Until 16th June 2023

Beautiful spring flowers
Beautiful spring flowers

Brickstravaganza at SeaCity Museum
Calling all LEGO fans! SeaCity Museum are hosting Brickstravaganza, on 1st & 2nd April to celebrate all things LEGO® bricks! Enjoy the amazing LEGO brick displays in the main hall and get building in the build room. There’s also a LEGO Easter Egg hunt around the museum. Find out more…
1st to 2nd April 2023

Starlight Cinema – Jurassic Park at Winchester Science Centre
Are you ready for a completely unique cinema experience? Grab a seat, sit back and relax as one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, Jurassic Park, plays out under the stars of the Planetarium. Find out more…
2nd April 2023

Easter Holidays at Beaulieu
Meet colourful characters, see historic vehicles and spot the famous Easter Bunny in Beaulieu’s flower-filled grounds over Easter Weekend where you’ll find traditional outdoor games for the whole family to enjoy. With spectacular vehicles in daily motoring parades, Chitty rides and Living History characters. Find out more…
1st to 16th April

Spot the Easter bunny!
Spot the Easter bunny!

Hoppy Easter at Paultons Park
Meet Bobtail Bunny and Betty Bunny at Paultons this Easter. Guests will be able to meet the cute characters at the main entrance plaza. Guaranteed to put a spring in your step, the Park entrance will also be festooned for Easter with colourful giant Easter Eggs and Bunnies at every turn. Find out more…
1st to 16th April

Conservation Station at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Become part of the Conservation Crew and discover more about how the team takes care of everything from buttons to battle ships!  Will you have the right skills to identify insects, clean coins and pack away artefacts? Explore the Conservation Station for hands-on activities and find out! Find out more…
1st to 16th April 2023

Divers’ Hands-On Experience at the Mary Rose
Discover the equipment used by the diving team when they excavated The Mary Rose wreck site. Many thousands of fascinating Tudor objects were uncovered with the ship. How did divers, over 40 years ago, locate and uncover the thousands of objects buried beneath the seabed for hundreds of years? What equipment did they use? Find out more…
1st to 16th April 2023

Find out more about What’s on at the Historic Dockyard at Easter.

Easter Arts & Crafts at The Watercress Line
During the Easter holidays there will be a range of Easter and Springtime themed craft activities available daily at Alresford & Ropley stations. Decorate an Easter card, make spring flowers from paper, create a design on a stone for your garden, learn how to make a colourful Easter chick, or make ‘bouncing bunnies’. You can also make a Bug House from various different materials. Find out more…
1st to 16th April 2023

Paper flowers
Have a go at making paper flowers

Easter Fun at Fort Nelson
Free falconry weekends, a free Easter bunny hunt and seasonal craft workshops are all on offer at Fort Nelson this Easter holiday. Birds of prey will take to the skies over the Victorian fort on two weekends over the Easter holidays on 1 & 2 April and 15 & 16 April. Find out more…
1st to 16th April 2023

Easter Holiday Activities at the Weald & Downland Living Museum
Join in an Easter Egg Trail around the 40 acre site, watch the bakers demonstrate their skills as they will be busy baking in the bakehouse over the Easter weekend. There will be an opportunity to enjoy freshly baked traditional Hot Cross bun! Find out more…
1st to 16th April 2023

Springtime at Staunton – Easter Trail
This Easter holidays try the Springtime at Staunton children’s trail. Take a stroll and find all the signs of spring and solve the clues! Each pack comes with a trail guide, a pack of pencils and a springtime craft to take home. Find out more…
1st to 16th April 2023

Children gathering Easter eggs
Children gathering Easter eggs

Easter Egg Hunt With A Difference! at Gilbert White’s House & Gardens
An Easter Egg Hunt with a difference! It’s not only birds that lay eggs! Can you find 10 eggs hidden in the garden and use clues to work out which creature laid them? From reptiles to mini beasts, you’ll be surprised by the number of egg laying creatures which live around us all the time. Spot the odd one out and claim a chocolate egg as your prize! Find out more…
1st to 16th April 2023

Easter Egg Trail at Itchen Valley Country Park
Hop around Itchen Valley Country Park in Eastleigh this Easter and find the Easter bunnies hiding in the countryside. Decode all the bunnies’ messages to earn a prize from the Woodland Café. Find out more…
1st to 16th April 2023

Winchester Bunny Hop Easter Trail
Winchester’s free annual Bunny Hop Easter Trail is a great way to explore the city and its local shops. Hop around the city’s historic streets in search of Easter-themed words hidden in the windows of local businesses, then return your completed trail sheet for an Easter-themed treat. Find out more…
1st to 16th April 2023

Little Adventures – Step into Spring at Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Spend a session hopping around the woodland where you can look for creepy crawlies, make muddy potions, build dens and toast something yummy around the fire pit. Seeing as it’s Easter, eggpect to find some cracking crafts to do and some eggcellent treats! Hot drinks and treats provided for adults too! Find out more…
4th April 2023

Alton Craft Market
A well established artisan crafts & makers market situated in Alton, Hampshire. Held on the second Saturday of the month (from March to December). Find out more…
8th April 2023

Soap at a craft market
Soap at a craft market

Southsea Castle Makers Market
Southsea Castle hosts a monthly exhibition and sale of original work from local artists, designers, makers and crafters. With a selection of work on offer – including paintings and prints, sculptures and jewellery – there’s something for every taste. Find out more…
16th April 2023

BBC Gardeners’ World Fair Spring at Beaulieu
The BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair is taking place in the beautiful grounds of Beaulieu. The Fair includes Beautiful Borders and The Hillier Experience. Packed with planting ideas and stunning floral displays from top nurseries, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your garden. Find out more…
28th to 30th April 2023

Photo credits:
Paper flowers by Tamanna Rumee on Unsplash
Easter bunny by Gary Bendig on Unsplash
Spring flowers by Yoksel 🌿 Zok on Unsplash

Bluebells by Nick Fewings on Unsplash