Easter Holidays in Berkshire 2024

If you’re looking for things to do this Easter in Berkshire then you have come to the right place. You may be looking for a lovely family friendly day out or just somewhere to go for walks or you might prefer an organised event or school holiday activities, put on especially for the Easter holidays. Read on to find out everything going on in Berkshire this Easter.

When are the Easter holidays in Berkshire?

The Berkshire Easter holidays this year are from 29th March 2024 to 12th April 2024, with the Easter weekend right at the start.

There are so many events and fun activities happening through the Easter holidays in Berkshire. Here are some ideas of how your family can spend the Easter break.

Easter Holidays in Berkshire

Easter Trails and Easter Egg Hunts in Berkshire

National Trust Easter Trails

Have an Easter adventure as you make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. Visit a National Trust site and explore the beautiful parks and gardens.

Trails costs £3 per child.

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Bucklebury Farm Park – Pease Hill, Reading RG7 6RR

Egg Hunts on the Farm – 29th – 31st March – £5 per child

Visit Bucklebury Farm for an Easter egg hunt across the farm, surrounded by farm animals!

4 Kingdoms Adventure Park – Newbury Road, Headley, Thatcham RG19 8JY

Easter at 4 Kingdoms – 29th March to 14th April 2024 – Included with admission

Visit 4 Kingdoms for an Easter egg hunt, Easter grotto and more spring fun as well as all the usual 4 Kingdoms attractions.

Wellington Country Park – Odiham Road, Riseley, Berkshire RG7 1SP

The Mega Egg Hunt – 31st March 2024

Wellington Country Park need your detective skills to uncover the hidden Mega Eggs scattered around the Park by the Easter Bunny. Collect your Mega Egg Hunt form from the Main Reception building and get ready to crack some clues! Once you’ve found all the eggs, head over to see the Easter Bunny and his friends between friends in the Adventure Room to claim your Cadbury’s Chocolate Button Easter Egg!

Read about our day at Wellington Country Park here

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Highclere Castle – Highclere Park, Highclere, Newbury RG20 9RN

Highclere Castle’s Easter Egg Trail – 6th April 2024

Follow a trail through Highclere’s gardens and woodland, finding clues en route. At the end, each child will win a chocolate Easter Egg! There’s also an Easter bonnet parade and you can enjoy all the other aspects of Highclere Castle too. A really lovely day out.

Read about our time at Highclere Castle here

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Windsor Great Park Environmental Centre – The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2BY

Easter Eggsplorers – 2nd to 4th April 2024

Visit Windsor Great Park for an Easter egg hunt! Search for wildlife’s exciting eggs and crack the egg mystery. An Easter egg hunt with a difference.

RedKangaroo Reading – 8 Bridgewater Cl, Reading RG30 1JT

Easter Holiday Eggstravaganza – 1st April – 12th April 2024

Get ready to bounce into the most egg-cellent Easter adventure ever! Visit RedKangaroo for an egg-stravaganza of activities where you’ll hop, skip, and jump your way through an epic assortment of fun.

There’s a Bunny Bounce Challenge, Chocolate Egg and Spoon race, Egg Relay and a hunt for the golden egg hidden in the park!

Easter Activities in Berkshire

Wherever you are in Berkshire, there’s bound to be somewhere nearby with organised activities to keep your children entertained over the holidays. Here are a few suggestions of things to do in the Easter holidays in Berkshire:

Basildon Park National Trust – Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR

Easter Wreath Making – 19th and 22nd March 2024 – £30 per person

As Easter approaches, unleash your creativity by visiting Basildon Park for an Easter wreath making workshop, perfect for beginners and seasoned crafters alike.

Read about our day at Basildon Park here

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Reading Museum – Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH

Chocolate Archaeologists – Tuesday 2nd April 2024 – £5 per child

Step into the shoes of an archaeologist and excavate a small block of chocolate, complete with edible artefacts, including chocolate eggs!

Make & Take: Colourful Museum Modelling – Wednesday 3rd April – £2 per child

Create some multicoloured models using air dry clay inspired by the museum collection, from animals to miniature Roman lamps.

Mini Museum Club – Thursday 4th April – £4 per child

Explore and handle fascinating objects from the Loans Box collection. Learn how to document and store your favourite toy or keepsake. Make a mini-Museum display box to take home with you to store your own special artefacts.

Victorian Schoolroom Experience in the Gateway – Friday 5th April – £1 per person

Meet a Victorian schoolteacher and re-learn the ‘3Rs’. A 45-minute experience for adults and children over 5 in a unique Victorian classroom, in the historic Abbey Gateway.

Make & Take: Arctic Animal Masks – Tuesday 9th April – £1 per child

Make a polar bear, arctic fox, puffin or a walrus mask in these creative sessions inspired by the latest exhibition at the museum – Arctic Mirage.

The BIG Artwork: Arctic Mirage – Wednesday 10th April – Free, donations welcome

Celebrate Reading Museum’s Arctic Mirage exhibition and create some wonderful artwork influenced by artist Julian Grater’s work. Add your favourite arctic animals into his frozen landscapes using collage and other mediums. No experience necessary, all welcome.

Northern Lights Lantern – Thursday 11th April – £4 per child

Create a lantern using a jar and the magical colours of aurora borealis in these creative sessions. Inspired by the latest museum exhibition Arctic Mirage. Candle included. 

Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre – Cherry Garden Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LJ

Easter Wild Zoologists’ Day Camp – Friday 5th April 2024

Wildlife Day Camp for 8- 12 year olds. A full day of activities, supervised by trained staff, without the need for parental supervision.

Easter Flower Power Day Camp – Monday 8th April 2024

Wildlife Day Camp for 8- 12 year olds. A full day of activities, supervised by trained staff, without the need for parental supervision.

Easter Pond Dipping Workshop – Thursday 11th April 2024

Explore the depths and find out what creatures lurk in this hidden world. Two hours of nature fun at our beautiful private pond.

The Alternative ‘Easter Bunny’ Day Camp – Friday 12th April 2024

Wildlife Day Camp for 8- 12 year olds. A full day of activities, supervised by trained staff, without the need for parental supervision.

Windsor Great Park Environmental Centre, The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2BY

Easter Wildlife Day Camp – Monday 8th April

Easter Wildlife Day Camp for 8 – 12 year olds. Fully supervised by trained staff, without the need for parental supervision.

Days Out with Easter Activities in Berkshire

Bucklebury Farm Park – Pease Hill, Reading RG7 6RR

Various Easter activities at Bucklebury Farm – some included with the price of admission and some with a small additional cost:

  • 18th March 2024 – Easter Crafts
  • 25th March 2024 – Easter Bonnet Making
  • 26th March and 5th April 2024 – Easter Cookie Decorating
  • 2nd April 2024 – Spring Yoga
  • 2nd and 9th April 2024 – Muddy Pottery
  • 4th and 9th April 2024 – Easter Lego
  • 26th and 29th March – Brunch with the Easter Bunny
  • 1st and 3rd April – Brunch with the Easter Bunny

Find out more here

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BCA Zoo – Burchett’s Green, Maidenhead SL6 6QR

Zoo Tours: 39th March and 3rd, 5th and 7th April

Visir BCA Zoo on a guided tour, home to over 100 different species from across the globe. Visit the Nocturnal Room where the animals come alive in the twilight, the bustling Zoo Courtyard and finish off in the warm Reptile House where you never know what fascinating creature might be waiting around the next corner.

Find out more here

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Legoland – Winkfield Rd, Windsor SL4 4AY

Easter at Legoland – 29th March to 7th April 2024

Treat your little bunnies to more than an Easter Egg, by cracking open a day at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. Ollie the Dragon is so egg-cited to spend the day with you plus there are over 55 rides and attractions to experience, and the brand new Minifigure Speedway, the world’s first LEGO themed duelling roller coaster that not only races forward but also races in reverse!

Read about our time at Legoland here

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Windsor Castle – Windsor SL4 1NJ

Easter Activities at Windsor Castle – 30th March to 14th April 2024

Included as part of your visit to Windsor Castle this Easter, children can enjoy some creative crafting at the Castle’s Learning Centre.  As well as some Easter-themed activities, there are some other fun crafts to have a go at, all related to the Doll’s House. 

You can read about our time at Windsor Castle here

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Beale Wildlife Park – Lower Basildon, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 9NW

Easter at Beale Park

Visit Beale Park this easter for all their usual fun and animals along with face painting, Easter egg hunts and a search for the Easter bunny!

Read about our trip to Beale Park here

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Wellington Country Park – Odiham Road, Riseley, Berkshire RG7 1SP

The Mini Easter Eggstravaganza! – 26th March – 28th March 2024

Perfect for little ones up to the age of 4 years old, enjoy the Easter festivities without the hustle and bustle of the Easter holidays.

Easter Eggstravaganza – 29th March – 7th April 2024

Spring has sprung, and so has the biggest Wellington Country Park Easter extravaganza yet! It’s time for the greatest show on earth to roll into town and get cracking! The circus is in full swing and it’s ready to thrill and dazzle you like never before!

Read about our time at Wellington Country Park here

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Afternoon Tea in Berkshire

If you fancy going for afternoon tea as an Easter treat there are plenty of places to choose from and these guides may help you find somewhere perfect!

Treasure Trails in Berkshire

If you want to get outside but you don’t really know where, we love Treasure Trails. It’s an adventure that the whole family can get involved in for less than £10. Solve a mystery, save the day or be a spy! It’s great fun and we always really enjoy it. Here are some of the Berkshire Treasure Trails – you can see the full list here.

You can read about one of our Treasure Trail adventures here.

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Theatre Shows in Berkshire

Going to the theatre is a great activity that the whole family will enjoy and Berkshire has a lot of great theatres to really make the most of. Here are the family shows on during February half term:

The Watermill Theatre – Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE

The Hexagon – Queens Walk, Berkshire RG1 7QF

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Corn Exchange – Market Pl, Newbury RG14 5BD

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South Hill Park Arts Centre – Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA

  • Beauty and the Beast – 9th April 2024
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Indoor Activities in Berkshire

If the weather isn’t great over half term then you may want to do something indoors that still gets you out of the house. Here are some ideas:

Libraries in Berkshire

There are many libraries across Berkshire and the vast majority of them have activities and events on for children on a regular basis but especially during school holidays. You can find your local library here and book available sessions online too.

Leisure Centres in Berkshire

Leisure centres can be a fantastic place to spend time as a family and they’ve come far over recent times, now having so much more than just swimming pools. Many have climbing facilities, soft play centres and even trampoline parks within them! Here are some of the ones in Berkshire to choose from:

Trampoline Parks in Berkshire

Trampolining is a fantastic activity that children love and it’s perfect for a wet weather day – which is often the case in February half term! Here are the trampoline parks in Berkshire – and many of the leisure centres above offer trampolining classes too. It’s great fun for all ages.

Soft Play and Indoor Play Centres in Berkshire

Soft play and other indoor play centres are fantastic for children and are great for bad weather days too. We have so many great indoor activity hubs in Berkshire from typical soft play centres to role play dressing up experiences.

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Shopping Centres in Berkshire

Shopping centres are a great place to spend time. You can wander round the shops, grab some lunch and there are often organised activities and events in to make the most of as well.

Pottery Painting in Berkshire

Pottery painting is a fantastic activity for the whole family as well as being a calm and relaxed experience. Children of all ages will love it and it’s so nice to have something to take away with you afterwards – or pick up a few days later when it’s been fired! Here are our Berkshire pottery painting destinations.

Bowling in Berkshire

Bowling is another great activity for the whole family and perfect when the weather isn’t great. Here are the Berkshire bowling alleys to choose from:

Laser Tag in Berkshire

Laser Tag was such a new thing when I was a child but they’ve grown massively in popularity over recent years and now laser centres are everywhere. Here are both indoor and outdoor laser tag sites across Berkshire.

Climbing Centres and Aerial Adventures in Berkshire

Climbing is another great family activity and we have so many centres across the county – plus those included in the leisure centres above. Here are some more indoor and outdoor centres to give you some climbing inspiration.

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Cinemas in Berkshire

Most cinemas have reduced tickets at weekends and in school holidays, a great budget activity that the whole family can enjoy together

Vue – Mini Mornings

At Vue’s Mini Mornings you can see the best kids and family films from only £2.49 each. Mini Mornings run every Saturday and Sunday morning from 10am plus every day in the school holidays.

Odeon – Odeon Kids

With special Odeon Kids screenings of the most spellbinding fairy tales and animated films, grown-ups pay kids’ ticket prices, making it a great value day out for the whole family.

There are many other cinemas in Berkshire – Everyman, Empire and Harlequin to name a few, but they all seem to have the same ticket prices and offerings during school holidays.

Holiday Clubs in Berkshire

If you need to work over the holidays and need childcare then holiday clubs are a really popular idea – and there are so many across Berkshire that you’re bound to find one perfect for your children that’s close to where you live or work.

Koosa Kids

Where: The Heights Primary School, Reading – EP Collier Primary School, Reading – Birch Hill Primary School, Bracknell

When: 2 April – 12 April 2024

Ages: 4 – 13 year olds

Experience all the fun and excitement of the Winter Olympics at KOOSA Kids February Half Term Holiday Clubs. With a mixture of active and non-active games and activities, the Winter Olympics Spectacular caters for all tastes and interests. 

Ultimate Activity Camps

Where: St Gabriel’s School, Newbury

When: To be confirmed, check website for details.

Ages: 4 – 14 year olds

At Ultimate Activity Camps, children will enjoy a fantastic range of sports, games and art activities every week led by engaging staff at amazing locations. Fun is at the heart of everything they do.

Camp Beaumont

Where: Elstree School, Reading – Jennett’s Park, Bracknell – Leighton Park School, Reading – St George’s School, Windsor – St John’s Beaumont School, Old Windsor – Wellington Health & Fitness Club, Berkshire

When: Various, check website for details.

Ages: 3 to 16 year olds

Camp Beaumont award-winning half-term adventure day camps feature over 50 activities including archery, football and tennis, teaching children new skills whilst making new friends and enjoying their best half-term break yet.

Premier Education Holiday Camps

Where: Birch Copse Primary School, Tilehurst

When: Various, check website for details.

Ages: 4 to 12 year olds

Premier Education have a range of fun and exciting holiday camps to keep children active. Each Holiday Camp features a range of activities and with a choice between a Multi-Activity camp, Multi-Sport camp, Performing Arts camp, or a Sport-Specific camp.

Barracudas also have camps in Maidenhead and Newbury over the holidays.

Easter Holidays in Berkshire

I hope that helps with Easter inspiration. I’ll be doing a roundup for each of the following school holidays too and if there’s anything I’ve missed please do get in touch and let me know. I hope you have a lovely half term!

If you’re looking for even more to do this half term, these articles might help:

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