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This page has been updated for Easter 2021 and will be updated nearer the time for 2022.
Easter is here again, and with it comes the lure of chocolate and keeping the sugar fuelled little ones busy! Here are some ideas to get you started (you can also check out our other guides on fun things to do in Wales). We recommend you check ahead for all of the below, just in case the organisers change things or you need to book in advance.
Easter eggs hunts
The National Museum Wales is putting on a virtual eggs-travaganza this Easter break – join The Big Museum Easter Trail: AT HOME! and enjoy a host of family fun from the comfort of your sofa. Included in your £2 (plus fees) ticket price is egg decorating, clue-solving, baking, and more, which you can access at your leisure between 27 March and 11 April.
If you live in Wales, there may also be opportunities to go on an Easter egg hunt at a National Trust site – please keep up-to-date with the latest restrictions and check the National Trust website for more information.
Restrictions permitting, you may also be able to join the Bala Lake Railway Easter Egg Hunt (2 to 5 April) – enjoy a train ride while looking out for the Easter eggs the White Rabbit has hidden around the railway!
Let Swansea Bay inspire your creative side this Easter with a host of online activities to get all of the family reading, writing and crafting. The Dylan Thomas Centre is hosting a range of activities connected to his poem Here in this spring including decorating writing paper and making visual poetry from objects around the home. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter to find out more.
Two of Swansea’s libraries will be entertaining you via social media - for younger members of the family there’s rhyme time, story time and bunnies crafts, and there will also be lots of book-related activities designed to get you outdoors and into nature.
It’s not just in gardens where life bursts through in Easter. There’s a newness to everything. As the last traces of snow clear from the mountains, it’s as if winter has scrubbed them clean. The cliffs and beaches of our coastline are fresh from the winter storms, a blank canvas waiting for a picture to be painted.
The trees are at their greenest, bird song is at its noisiest. The daffodils are in full blaze, the hedgerows and woodlands are enjoying a first flush of colour, and May’s wild garlic and bluebells are on their way. Even the cities are looking somehow shinier and more come-and-get-me. In short, it’s the perfect time get outside.
Best foot forward
If you’re looking for inspiration for outdoor adventures, why not take a stroll along a stretch of the Wales Coast Path? Winding its way for 870 miles around our entire shoreline, there are plenty of shorter, manageable sections perfect for little legs, plus numerous opportunities to wander off the main route for some sandcastle building or rockpool dipping.