With the warmer weather approaching and lockdown restrictions finally beginning to ease, many of you will be looking forward to the Easter break as the perfect excuse to get out of the house with all the family and perhaps even finally meet up with friends! We’re lucky that in Kent, we’ve got a beautiful selection of gardens, parks and woodlands to explore – which as a photographer, I’ve been taking full advantage of lately! But soon, many more outdoor venues will be opening up their space for some Bank Holiday fun, so if you’re wondering what’s on in Kent over Easter, we’ve compiled a list of the many EGGciting opportunities available throughout the county.
There are plenty of events on offer, whether you’re looking to take your toddler on their first Easter egg hunt, wear out the kids with EGGcellent outdoor activities, or capture your pregnancy with some springtime maternity photos. Read on for our roundup of the best events for everyone to enjoy, from the smallest family member to the very biggest! We’ll certainly be trying to tick some of these off our list over the next couple of weeks!
What’s on in Kent over Easter for families
The great Riverhill bunny hunt
31st March – 5th April
These beautiful gardens are the perfect venue for an Easter egg hunt with a difference. Children of all ages will love searching out the hidden bunnies amongst the twists and turns and secret beauty spots of Riverhill’s Wood Garden – famous for its colourful rhododendrons, of which the earliest may be in full bloom. https://www.riverhillgardens.co.uk/daily-calendar/wed-31-march-2021- Pre-booking is essential.
Easter trail at Brogdale Collections
2nd – 4th April
For a true taste of spring, you can enjoy a traditional Easter egg hunt amidst the extensive orchards https://www.brogdalecollections.org/product/easter-tickets . Take part in a walking trail around the blossoming fruit trees, using the trail map to find all the eggs and solve the mystery word quiz. A perfect day out for all the family to enjoy and a welcome breath of fresh air!
Bewl Water aqua park
From 12th April
Once you’ve had your fill of Easter eggs, you can opt for an alternative way to enjoy some quality family time towards the end of the break with the reopening of https://www.bewlwateraquapark.co.uk Bewl Water’s outdoor floating Aqua Park. This unique venue is perfect for children over six years old – the fun-filled water obstacle course has everything from an ice tower to a springboard and balance beam. But be prepared; your kids might decide to challenge you on the obstacle course!
Kent Life heritage farm park
From 12th April
For the animal lovers among you, the https://kentlife.org.uk Kent Life Heritage Farm is another late addition finally reopening its gates this Easter break. The farm park offers children the chance to meet a host of cuddly farmyard animals, whilst its extensive, 28-acre grounds provide plenty of room for exploring all the sights and activities the farm has to offer, including tractor rides, a historic village and pony grooming!
Family photography in Kent
Why not take advantage of the warmer weather and Kent’s beautiful surroundings with a Location photoshoot with the family? Make some memories that you can treasure forever in a beloved beauty spot, or use the opportunity to explore your local area and capture all the fun! Our family photos packages are designed to suit you, so feel free to https://www.hannahcornfordphotography.com/contact/ get in touch here to enquire about yours.
What’s on in Kent over Easter for history buffs
Easter egg hunt Leeds Castle
29th March – 18th April
Steeped in history starting as far back as the 9th century, https://www.leeds-castle.com/ Leeds Castle offers the ideal backdrop for a unique Easter egg hunt this Bank Holiday weekend. Search for the Easter eggs as you make your way around the castle’s impressive grounds and collect clues to solve the mystery puzzle.
Easter adventure quest at Dover Castle
29th March – 18th April
Your children will love joining in an epic quest to crack riddles and hunt for dragon eggs in this medieval-inspired trail through the historic https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/ Dover Castle grounds . Pssst, look out for the legendary hatched dragon to win a chocolate treat and quest certificate!
Crabble Corn Mill
4th – 5th April
Visit the site of a centuries-old mill – famous for being one of the last remaining working examples of a Georgian watermill in Europe – and ignite the children’s imagination as you all take part in the https://www.ccmt.org.uk mill’s Easter egg hunt at the River Recreation Ground.
What’s on in Kent over Easter for expecting couples
Back to the classics Easter special
Though you may not be able to go on a ‘babymoon’ this year, that doesn’t mean all you are expecting couples should have to miss out on quality experiences together ahead of your exciting new step. Turn back the clocks with some classic tunes from the 90s and 00s and enjoy some amazing street food at https://partybeep.com/ this fabulous outdoor event.
If you’re currently pregnant, why not commemorate this beautiful phase of your life (for all the right reasons!) with a Location maternity photoshoot? Choose from one of Kent’s varied outdoor beauty spots and have your maternity photos taken amongst the first blooms of spring – what could be more perfect! Expectant dads can also join in the fun for a unique couple’s shoot to mark the start of your beautiful journey. Need inspiration? Take a look at some of these stunning location ideas from Hannah Cornford Photography previous shoots.
With all of these amazing events to keep the whole family busy, we’re sure you’ll find plenty of excuses to get out of the house and enjoy what’s on in Kent over Easter break.
And once you get home, think of all those chocolate Easter eggs sitting there waiting to be devoured! Why not turn your chocolate delights into cake smash photos for fun?
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