What's on during the Easter holidays in Weston this year?
PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:28 26 March 2018
The school holidays start on Monday, and if you are wondering what's on over Easter in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area, then look no further. There is plenty of family-friendly and chocolate-y fun to be had over the next two weeks.
Weston – Ahoy there, me hearties, there is plenty of pirate fun at Weston Museum, in Burlington Street, until April 6. Children can dress up as pirates, try out some fake beards, and make some crafts. Events start at 11am, and coincide with its tattoos and beards exhibitions.
Weston – Lock and Code Escape Rooms has put together a free treasure hunt. It will run throughout the holidays, and people can win cash prizes and vouchers. To play, contact them through the website at www.lockandcode.co.uk. Although it is free, donations are suggested for Weston Hospicecare at www.westonhospicecare.org.uk/make-a-donation
Worle – An Easter treasure hunt has been organised by St Martin’s Primary School, to run until April 10. People will be able to find different superheroes made by the reception children. Entry forms can be collected from shops in Worle High Street.
Cheddar – A cluster of magical, glow-in-the-dark eggs have appeared in a cave at Cheddar Gorge. Grab a trail sheet and explore the caves and get a tasty treat as a reward. The attraction is open from 10am-5pm each day, and the egg hunt is available until April 8.
Locking Castle – The Campus’ popular Castle Kids Club is returning, with some theatre and football activity events also taking place during the holidays. The kids club will run on weekdays throughout Easter, and a full day is priced £24 including breakfast, lunch and snacks. For full details on prices and dates, visit www.the-campus.org.uk
East Huntspill – Investigate animal tracks, eggs and British wildlife through outdoor activities, games and crafts at Secret World Wildlife Rescue, in New Road. Its wild academy will take place from 10am to noon, and entry is £6 per child. Accompanying adults can enter for free. For more information, call 01278 783250 or visit www.secretworld.org/events. The event is also on March 28.
Weston – Roll up, roll up, the circus is heading to town in the form of sand sculptures. The sand sculpture festival will open in Marine Parade at 10am. Tickets cost £3-4 with family tickets available.
East Huntspill – Easter egg hunts will be held at Secret World Wildlife Rescue, in New Road, when the animal charity hosts some fun days. Children will be able to make their own pixie doors and magic potions. Entry is free and for more information, call 01278 783250 or visit
www.secretworld.org/events. The event is also on March 31.
Weston – A pageant of transport will return to the Beach Lawns. All classes and club stands are welcome, no booking is necessary and entry is free. The event will also be held on April 1.
Weston – A LEGO workshop will be held at the museum, in Burlington Street, from 10.30am-4pm on both March 31 and April 1.
Worle – The Big Worle Hub, in Clovelly Road, will host a barbecue and Easter bonnet contest from noon to 4pm. Easter bonnets for adults and children should be made at home and taken along by 2pm. There will be refreshments, Easter activities, and a craft fair.
Hewish – It is the lambing weekend at Puxton Park, in Cowslip Lane, where people can bottle feed the cute animals, and you may even see one being born. The park opens at 9am, and bottle feeding will take place at 2.30pm. Also on April 1.
Weston – The Easter bunny has hidden clues around the Grand Pier. Children will need to spot all the letters, and unscramble them to receive an Easter price. It starts at 10am, and the event itself is free to enter.
Brean – A free Easter egg hunt will take place at The Beachcomber, in Warren Road, 6pm. Easter-themed fun, games and prizes will also be available.
Burnham – An Easter fundraiser will take place at the Ritz Social Club, in Victoria Street, from 1-11pm. Live entertainment will be provided throughout the day by a host of bands including Drop The Mic, Dry White Bones and Nick and Emily Elswood. Entry wristbands costs £5, which allows people to come and go throughout the day, and can be bought from the social club.
St Georges – Mascot characters, including Peppa Pig and Poppy Troll, will entertain at an Easter disco. There will also be a soft play area at the community centre, in Willow Close, from 1-3pm. Tickets are £5 for children, including an Easter egg, and £3 for adults, and can be bought at www.ticketsource.co.uk/prestige-entertainment
Burnham – Hands of Change will hold a picnic in Apex Park, in Marine Drive, on April 5 at 10am. An Easter egg hunt will also take place.
Hewish – Puxton Park, in Cowslip Lane, is holding a dairy weekend, where you can meet the new-born spring cows, learn to milk a cow and taste ice cream and cheese made at the farm. There will be various events throughout the day, including a dairy scavenger hunt.
Weston – The museum, in Burlington Street, is launching its children’s history and archaeology club, called The Rusty Club. Children, aged eight to 16, can learn more about joining on April 7, and try some free activities. Membership costs £15 for six months, or £3 per session.
Locking – A World at War weekend will take place at the Helicopter Museum, where there will be an encampment and a number of re-enactment groups. It is open from 10am-5.30pm, and entry is £4.50-7.50.
Weston – End Easter in style by watching the Grand Pier’s fireworks spectacular. The best views are on the pier, and tickets are £7.50 to include unlimited rides. Doors open at 7.30pm, with the fireworks due to start at 8.30pm.