Eight amazing things to do this Easter 

Christmas is long gone and spring is on its way, so it's time to start thinking about your next holiday. You’ll find Easter events of all sorts up and down the country. There’s much more going on than we can list here, but the following highlights are a good place to start planning your Easter adventure in Wales 

Running Rabbit Trail, Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden, exterior shot.

Bodnant Garden, North Wales
24 March–15 April

Take a sensory safari as you explore the smells, sights, sounds, tastes and feel of beautiful Bodnant Garden. The Trail gives you an amazing insight into the natural world (plus the perfect excuse for a stroll around this amazing green space). Best of all, the Trail is included as part of Bodnant’s normal admission price. 

Conwy Seed Fair

Checking out the seeds on sale at Conwy Seed Fair.

Conwy Seed Fair, North Wales by Conwy Beekeepers Limited
26 March

Founded by Edward I, the Conwy Seed Fair has been a local fixture for 700 years. With Conwy’s mighty medieval walls and towering castle as a backdrop, it's surely one of the most dramatically located events you’ll find this Easter. It’s the perfect place to pick up plants and seeds for your garden, plus locally made food and crafts (including delicious Conwy honey).

Hidden pleasures

The Easter Bunny and Duncan on the Talyllyn Railway.

The Easter Bunny visiting the Talyllyn Railway by Barbara Fuller
Easter Egg Hunts, various venues

30 March–2 April

There are egg-citing (sorry) events at venues across the country, including Colby Woodland Garden and Stackpole in Pembrokeshire, Rhyl Miniature Railway and the Talyllyn Railway in Gwynedd. Children can go in search of chocolate while also learning a little about the local history and wildlife. Though it is mainly about the chocolate.

Through the looking glass

Alice and the Mad Hatter having a cup of tea.

Alice and the Mad Hatter at the Gower Heritage Centre by Gower Heritage Ceentre
30 March-15 April

It’s an Easter wonderland at the Gower Heritage Centre. Meet a colourful cast of characters including Alice, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit, and take part in a range of Easter-themed activities. There’ll be bunny sack races, a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, treasure hunts and Easter bonnet parades (you can even make your own bonnet if you want something truly snazzy).

Pond Dipping, RSPB Newport Wetlands

Four girls using nets to 'pond dip'.

Pond dipping at Newport Wetlands by Gwent Girl Guides
2–13 April

Prospective David Attenboroughs can search for aquatic minibeasts in the ponds of Newport Wetland Centre. Explore this wet and wonderful landscape and learn about the many different creatures that call it home. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars. As well as the underwater animals, this habitat is popular with birds like dunlin, little egret and bearded tit.

Chepstow Walking Festival

The Lower Wye Valley from the Eagle's Nest, Wyndcliffe

Wye Valley from the Eagle's Nest, Wyndcliffe by imaginedhorizons
4–8 April

Lace up those boots for five days of walks through the lovely Lower Wye Valley. It’s always beautiful here, but spring is a particularly good time to visit, as the landscape bursts into lush life after the long winter. Join walks guided by local experts and brush up on your knowledge of the area’s geology, wildlife and history. Or skip the education and just focus on the views (we promise we won’t tell anyone).

Race the Train, Bala Lake Railway

Stand up paddleboard versus steam train on Bala Lake.

Bala Lake Railway 'Race the Train'  by Green Dragon Activities Ltd
7 April

Get ready for a race with a difference as stand-up paddleboarders attempt to outpace a steam train on the waters of Bala Lake. Running over four gruelling miles to finish at the Bala end of the lake, it’s an epic battle of man (or woman) versus machine. If you fancy taking on the train, visit Green Dragon Activities for details of how to enter. Alternatively, grab the best seat in the house by following the race from the train itself. Much less tiring.

RHS Flower Show Cardiff

A display at the RHS Flower Show Cardiff

RHS Flower Show Cardiff by The Royal Horticultural Society
13–15 April

Get into the spring spirit with some colourful garden goodness in Cardiff’s Bute Park. Get inspired for the new season with talks and demonstrations from green-fingered garden experts, see spectacular garden designs and pick up plants and equipment to transform your own green space. 

For more ideas on things to do in Wales this Easter, check our What's On page.