Easter Holiday Entertainment Ideas

DSC01039The Easter holidays are here (how did that happen?) and I have 3 weeks of school holidays in which entertain my lovely daughter. Honestly you think I’d be used to this by now, but sending them to school makes you lazy and you get used to doing less with them.  So this holiday I’m going to find fun, educational, stimulating stuff to do with her – I’ve even taken 3 weeks out of working to spend the time with her – they aren’t little forever and I’m going to make the most of it.

So are my holiday ideas:

Day trips to London –  we’ve had a chat and settled on The Science Museum one day and Tower of London the another.

Gardening – we’re going to grow lots of veggies in bags and plant up the beautiful flower seeds that Debs at Carrots and Kids sent me.  I’m going to help her clear her own area of the garden round the playhouse and help her plant it up. I’m also going to try and get round to painting the sheds depending on the weather – but she’s an excellent painter so she’ll love getting messy.

Bike – Finish teaching her how to ride her bike without stabilisers – she’s nearly there but just needs a little more confidence and practice.

Easter Egg Hunt – the traditional egg hunt at my parents, Mum keeps hoping Miss L is too big, but she still wants one every year. She’ll still want one at 18 – ha ha!

Art – I want to get her to a gallery – she announced that the National Gallery would be ‘BORING!’ but I know my daughter and I think that she would love the Monet’s and the Van Gogh’s. Might try and sneak it in there 🙂

But if we don’t get to do that making pretty easter art (all my inspiration for that is coming from Tip Junkie – great ideas there, painted eggs, glitter paintings, and do some of the art kits she was given for her birthday.

The Beach – fingers crossed that by the end of the holidays it will have warmed up enough for us to get up to Brancaster in North Norfolk and have picnics and build massive sandcastles.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter Break!

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  1. Fantastic ideas here. Hope you have a lovely time with your daughter. This Easter our son is off skiing with the school for the first time. To stop me worrying constantly, hubby has taken that week off work so we can go somewhere just the two of us for a change (I still think I will fret!) x

  2. Oh it sounds like it’s going to be a fabulous Easter hols! Hope the weather is good this year. Mine loved going to Tate Modern, it seems wonderful for children and they enjoyed wandering round with their headphones listening to commentary on the paintings.

    Not sure how doable it is but have you been to the Roald Dahl Museum? Absolutely loved that place.

    Have fun whatever you do. (Does this mean no blogging too?) xx

  3. Roald Dahl museum?? Ok I have to check that out she’d love it.

    I’ll be banned from the internet during the day – as apparently it means I ignore everything going on in the house – as if! 😉 So evenings only for me.

  4. I’m working through most of the school holidays although I do have Thursday to Monday off over the Easter weekend. I am going to try and finish early a couple of days and we have things planned for when I get in so should be OK…. I hate being at work when they are off school though!

  5. I was just thinking the same thing; what to do with my seven year old. I think I am going to do a few Horrible Science experiments with him, a trip to Techniquest and he wants to do some recipes from this book he has called ‘Gruesome Grub and Disgusting Dishes.’ Honestly you would think it was Halloween not Easter but he’s a typical boy I guess……

  6. Aerial Extreme will be hosting the region’s highest Egg and Spoon ‘race’ this Easter, and it’s open to everyone this Easter Sunday.

    Remember the old Egg and Spoon race at School? Well now you can take part in the Aerial Eggstreme Challenge version, 40ft above ground, climbing, jumping and zip wiring with a raw egg and an optional spoon! Successfully navigate our entire course and get to the end with a fully intact egg to win a prize.
    Kayleigh Dale, Customer Service Manager for Aerial Extreme explains: “We always try to do something a bit special and fun for the family each Easter and this year is no different. All eggs will be supplied; however, you are more than welcome to bring along your own decorated egg”
    The Aerial Eggstreme Challenge is available at all four Aerial Extreme high-wire adventure courses located at: Bedale (North Yorkshire), Knowsley Safari Park (Merseyside), Willen Lake (Milton Keynes), and Trentham Estate (Staffordshire).

    Aerial Extreme provides an opportunity for all ages to join in with the fun and is open to anyone 1.1m tall or taller. The courses are designed with the highest safety measures and are designed for all ages; from kids, to parents, to granny and grandpa.
    We will be dressing up for the occasion too, so look out for larger than average bunny rabbits hopping around. For smaller children, keep an eye out for hidden chocolate eggs along the way.

    Will you rise to the Aerial Eggstreme challenge? If so you’ll have to take on climbing walls and cargo nets, swing 40ft in the air and tackling suspended obstacles from tightropes and zip lines, whilst at the same time making sure you don’t crack or lose your egg!

    To join the region’s highest Egg and Spoon ‘race’, you just have to be booked on to the course for Easter Sunday (4th April).

    Eggstreme challengers can pre-book online at http://www.aerialextreme.co.uk or phone 0845 652 1736.

    For more information about Aerial Extreme, visit http://www.aerialextreme.co.uk

  7. These are all fun ideas for you to bond with your daughter. I’m going to have to personally go with a beach trip because my friends and I all enjoy lazing around under the sun. 🙂