What’s on this Easter
Fancy a trip out with the family? These venues and events offer great fun and value for money for all.
Machinations Visitor Centre in Llanbrynmair, Powys has its very own rabbit village. Multiple generations of bunnies live in a miniature bunny village providing endless entertainment for little ones and their mums and dads! There’s also a family-friendly cafe onsite for any refreshments and recharging of batteries and a big Play Barn with climbing equipment, slide, soft area for little ones, bouncy balls, large and small.
Open all year round 9.30am-4.30pm from 50p per person entry, extra for the Play Barn.
National Marine Aquarium, Coxside, Plymouth
There’s lots to do at the National Marine Aquarium this Easter including special Ocean Easter Egg Hunts until 20 April and more activities arranged around “eggs with a difference”. There are workshops for all ages including art and photography, behind the scenes tours and members only activities on offer. The Waves cafe is open daily and offers a selection of hot and cold meals and sandwiches.
Open daily 10am-6pm. Full-day family tickets from £36.90, annual memberships also available.
Easter at Aston Hall, Birmingham
On Saturday 12 April, Birmingham Museum’s heritage sites will reopen for 2014, giving visitors of all ages the chance to explore and discover more about the region’s incredible cultural history. Throughout the Easter holidays (12-27 April), there will be a host of family events and activities. From egg hunts and bonnet making, to sword-fighting and circus skills, there is plenty to entertain and inspire the whole family. Aston Hall offers visitors the chance to roam one of the city’s finest Jacobean buildings and discover its rich history since it was built in 1635. And on Sunday 13 April, visitors can celebrate ‘Glorious Aston’ with circus skills, magic shows and sword fighting displays.
Open 12noon-4pm, Tuesdays-Sundays. Adults: £4, concessions: £3, under 16s: Free.
Cinema fun with Vue
This Easter Vue Entertainment has a fabulous range of value-for-money offers and exclusive family favourites to keep everyone entertained. The Kids AM offer is extended over the Easter hols to every morning (selected Vue cinemas). Tickets are from just £1.75 for 2D films and £3 for 3D films, for kids and their parents. Watch a great range of movies including Mr Peabody & Sherman, Escape From Planet Earth and Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy. Teenagers can also get a slice of the action with 13-18 year olds able to indulge in all the latest teen blockbusters, with a saving of up to 20% off all tickets this Easter with special Vue Teen Tickets.
(http://www.myvue.com/offers-savings/latest-offers for more details)
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure
With 29 giant outdoor sites nationwide, visitors of any age, can experience a liberating sense of freedom as they swing through the forest on zip wires, cross wooden walkways and bridges, climb tree-top ladders and fly through the air on Tarzan Swings while safely attached to a harness. Go Ape are now also offering gift vouchers, perfect for a family who wants to let loose! These can be redeemed on the Tree Top Adventure, Tree Top Junior and Forest Segways.
Tree Top Adventure courses are suitable for participants aged 10 or above who are at least 1.4m and weigh under 130kg. Tree Top Junior courses are suitable for children 6-12 years or over 1m tall.