Easter is one of our favourite times of year at Ulwell Holiday Park. The weathers mild, the flowers start to bloom and there’s a real buzz on the park, as families arrive to enjoy the Easter break.
If you’re visiting with children, you won’t be short of things to see and do, as there’s a host of Easter events taking place nearby. Join in the fun and festivities at some of Dorset’s leading attractions.
Here’s our pick of Easter Events taking place across Dorset.
Easter Egg Hunt
9th April 2022 – 23rd April 2022 – 9.30am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)
Kingston Lacey Admission (National Trust members free) + £3 for the map per child
Follow the clues and complete nature themed activities at the Kingston Lacey Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt takes place along the woodland walk, where you’ll be surrounded by beautiful trees and woodland flowers. You can collect a chocolaty reward once you’ve completed all the tasks, played in the play areas and explored all that is on offer.
There are a number of other attractions offering Easter egg hunts including Corfe Castle, Studland Beach and Lulworth Castle
Easter Museum Search
9th April – 24th April 2022 – 10am – 4pm
Free – donations welcome
As you make your way around the exhibitions and displays at Poole Museum keep your eyes peeled for feathered friends, hidden among the collections!
Easter Family Bushcraft
9th April 2022 – 11.30am – 1.30pm
Embrace the great outdoors in one of Fore Adventure’s bushcraft sessions close to Middle Beach this Easter. Learn how to thrive and survive in the great outdoors as you take part in a range of activities including shelter building, water purification, fire lighting, tool use and Easter themed camp crafts. You’ll have the chance to warm popcorn and smores over the open fire. Little ones can search for a wooden egg in the forest!
Spring Into Action this Easter
9th – 24th April 2022 – 10am – 4pm
Standard admission fee + £3 per child per trail participant
Brownsea Island is one of our favourite places in Dorset and a must visit during your Easter camping or caravan holiday home break at Ulwell Holiday Park. Explore the island as part of the Easter trail and complete a selection of nature-inspired family activities. You’ll be treated to beautiful scenery and hopefully catch a glimpse of a range of wildlife, including the elusive red squirrel. It costs £3 per child to take part in the trail plus the standard entrance fee. This includes a trail map, pencil and chocolate egg on completion.
The Great Kimmeridge Eggcase Hunt
The Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre
15th April 2022 – 1:30pm – 3pm
£4.50 per child. Advanced booking essential
Take part in an Easter egg hunt with a difference and look for empty egg capsules in Kimmeridge Bay. Clamber over rocks and delve into rock pools to as you search for shark and rays eggs or ‘Mermaids purses’, as they’re more commonly known. Return your finds to The Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre to claim your chocolate prize and learn more about the marine life that can be found in our local waters.
Easter Bonnet and Crown Making
11th April 2022 – 2pm – 3pm
Take a trip to Swanage Library for a fun-filled Easter bonnet and crown making session. Little ones will love getting crafty and bringing their creations to life. Suitable for children 3 and up.
Upton Country Park
13th, 20th 21st & 22nd April 2022 – 10am – 3pm
£4.95 per child
Free storytelling and craft sessions will be taking place at Grove Wood every hour. Younger members of the family can let their imaginations run wild as they soak up stories from the BCP libraries team. Upton Country Park have an extensive range of Easter events taking place most days throughout the school holidays. These include a Signs of Spring Nature Trail, craft sessions and donkey rides.
Easter Egg Trail
9th April – 24th April 2022
£1.00 per trail + normal adult pier entry
Explore Swanage pier and search for hidden eggs along the way. Write the colour of each egg on the Easter activity sheet and claim your treat from the Pier Shop. Once you’ve handed in your form you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win and Easter hamper.
9th – 24th April 2022
Standard admission fee. Additional £2 per person for themed tractor rides
Help the Farmer Palmers team rescue the Easter Bunny from the Bandit Bunnies during your farm park visit. Take one of the themed tractor rides around the site and soak the Bandit bunnies with water pistols!
From Good Friday to Easter Monday there will be hundreds of chocolate Easter eggs scattered around a designated field for you to find. Keep your eyes peeled for a golden ticket. There are 25 to find each day, which entitle the finder to a BIG chocolate egg.