What’s On in April

Spring is here and with it the Easter holidays! There are events and activities around the county that everyone will enjoy from Easter trails and crafts, to the circus, farmers markets and fantastic local art. Enjoy the spring air with some local walks and treat yourself to a relaxing swim or stargaze from the warm bubbly hot tub. Make the most of our on-site shop for baking baskets for the kids or farmhouse prepared meals for when you don’t want to cook! 🌷

Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt at Winchester Science Centre
The annual Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt is back! Join in on a hunt around the Centre to find the rabbits and hares. Explore the differences between the furry friends and solve the puzzles along the way in order to grab yourself a delicious chocolate treat. Find out more…
Until 15th April

Hoppy Easter at Paultons Park
Guaranteed to put a spring in your step, Paultons Park’s entrance will be festooned for Easter with colourful giant Easter eggs and bunnies at every turn. Meet some wonderful Easter characters and enjoy over 70 wonderful rides and attractions. Find out more…
Until 14th April

Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park
Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park

Easter at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Join in a variety of Easter activities across the Dockyard’s sites including an Easter Mouse Trail, Challenger Trail Penguins on Board, Puppet Interactive Easter Trail and much more!  Find out more…
Until 14th April

Easter at Exbury
The Exbury bunnies get very excited as the flowers start to open all around the garden. They “borrow” flowers to decorate their burrows, so the gardeners have to use carrot kiosks to distract them! Help check that they are all topped up and ready for action on a trail around the gardens with a prize! Find out more…
Until 1st April

Easter Bunny Train at the Watercress Line
Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy Easter themed activities across the railway, including: Hop on board the heritage trains for some Easter themed sing-a-long songs with the Easter Bunny’s helpers; Make your own Easter Ears and Easter colouring. Find out more…
Until 1st April
Easter Egg & Dinosaur Egg Trails
Come and find the eggs hidden around the railway!
2nd to 7th April, find the Easter Eggs
8th to 14th April, find the Dino Eggs

Children at the Watercress Line © The Watercress Line
Children at the Watercress Line © The Watercress Line

Free Easter Fun at Fort Nelson
Free days of fun include falconry events, a bunny bingo trail and exploring the huge Victorian fort and underground tunnels. You can also explore the national collection of artillery in the museum. Find out more…
Until 14th April

Easter at Beaulieu
Hop into Spring and celebrate Easter at Beaulieu as history comes to life! Experience remarkable vehicles, meet colourful characters around the attraction, and take part in fun family activities. Find out more…
Until 14th April

Pond Dipping at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
What is lurking in the ponds? Join in the pond dipping and see what is in the Education Garden ponds. Can you find diving beetles, nimble pond skaters and slimy snails? All equipment is provided. Find out more…
Tuesdays 2nd to 11th April

Weald & Downland Living Museum
Spring at the Weald & Downland Living Museum

Easter at The Weald & Downland Living Museum
Join in on a variety of activities around the site including an Easter Egg trail, Knucker the Dragon family activities, Folklore storytelling and Cabinet of Curiosities. Plus baking demonstrations and freshly made hot cross buns! Find out more…
2nd to 12th April

Children’s Urban Safari and Family Easter Craft Workshops at Winchester Cathedral
Learn about the trees on the estate, looking at tree rings, looking for bugs, learning about composting and so much more! Plus make some Easter decorations at craft workshops. Find out more…
3rd to 5th April

The Brick People bring LEGO® bricks back to the Brickworks Museum
Head to the Brickworks Museum to welcome The Brick People back for some brilliant events using LEGO® bricks. Find out more…
3rd & 4th April
Meccano at the Museum
Join the museum for fun day of Meccano! See what the Meccano Fun-gineers have created, and have a go at creating your own Meccano models on the interactive play table. Find out more…
10th April

Circus Extreme at Southsea Common
Circus Extreme is returning to the UK in 2024 as part of its World Tour. Merging modern and contemporary styles with extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, audiences will be amazed by the show-stopping performances that will have you on the edge of your seat. Find out more…
4th to 21st April

Feeding the deer at Sky Park Farm
Feeding the deer at Sky Park Farm

Easter at Sky Park Farm
Visit Sky Park Farm this Easter for a range of family activities, including a teddy bear’s picnic, face painting, children’s entertainment and a magic workshop. Find out more…
Until 12th April

Country Maker’s Market at Staunton Country Park
Making Space is hosting a pop-up shop featuring a variety of makers’ work to buy, and be inspired by the talented local crafts people. Kids can join in the nature clay workshops. Find out more…
6th & 7th April

Hampshire Farmers Markets
Visit one of the Hampshire farmers markets taking place around the county each month, for local produce and some amazing locally made food.  Find out more…
6th April – Alresford
7th April – Petersfield
13th April – Alton
14th & 28th April – Winchester
20th April – Emsworth
21st April – Southsea

Fresh bread at a farmers market
Fresh bread at a farmers market

The Bunny Hop Trail, Winchester
Join in the Bunny Hop trail around the streets of Winchester to find Easter-themed words in Easter egg signs. Using the map from the trail sheet, hop around the beautiful historic streets of Winchester and search for all nine Easter-themed words. Find out more…
9th to 24th April

Art & Photography Market, Portsmouth Cathedral
Celebrate the creativity of local artists at Portsmouth Cathedral’s Art & Photography Market, which brings together a talented group of creators to showcase their makes and provides visitors the opportunity to support their work. Find out more…
20th April

Emsworth Arts Trail
Emsworth boasts a host of original artists across many disciplines with all 89 within a 1 mile radius of the town centre. Crammed with great pubs, cafés and restaurants plus walks alongside beautiful Chichester Harbour, enjoy a day out exploring great art in this pretty town! Find out more…
27th April to 6th May

Emsworth Harbour
Take a stroll around Emsworth and enjoy the views across the harbour