Easter is nearly upon us and across the country families are preparing for an eggs-travagant weekend of fun and celebrations. And bad puns are not the only thing that this Easter promises to bring. I’m not yolking! When Good Friday comes around on the 29th of March, it will signal the start of a full weekend of great activities all over the UK.
If you’ve decided to use the weekend to take the family away for an enjoyable break over Easter then take a look at some of the events happening in and around Birmingham. They will all be terrific fun, and many are within easy reach of some great Birmingham hotels.
Our five favourite events:
1. Easter at Cadbury World
The choc-themed attraction is running a full weekend of activities over Easter, allowing sweet-toothed revellers to indulge their love of Easter eggs. Children will be well catered for with an Easter egg trail and Easter bonnet competition. The World’s Biggest Cadbury Shop will also be showcasing a range of special hand decorated eggs if you’d like to shell out for something special.
2. Birmingham Botanical Gardens: Easter Funday
From 11am to 3pm on Easter Sunday the Birmingham Botanical Gardens will be hosting aday of fun for all the family. A special Easter petting farm will feature a fine line-up of furry critters, including rabbits (but hopefully no hot cross buns), guinea pigs, chicks and ducklings. A traditional egg-hunt, children’s trail and face painting will also be available in the picturesque gardens.
3. Birmingham’s Southside Easter celebrations
The vibrant Southside district, which includes the city’s Hurst Street, The Arcadian, Chinatown and Gay Village, is planning a typically exciting programme of events this Easter. The French restaurant Le Truc will be holding a special ‘Create or Destroy’ celebration on Easter Sunday, with egg decorating and throwing competitions – it promises to be a cracking experience. Meanwhile, the O2 Academy will be hosting a weekend of rock music and the Birmingham Hippodrome will showcase a new production of ‘Phantom of the Opera’.
4. Horrible Histories Foul Fayre at Warwick Castle
The spectacular Warwick Castle just outside Birmingham is playing host to a Horrible Histories Awesome Easter event which promises to bring the past to gruesome life. Five interactive areas around the castle will showcase some eggs-tremely unsavoury episodes from history, from Vicious Vikings to the Measly Middle Ages.
5. Traditional Easter Celebrations at Blists Hill Victorian Town
If you want a taste of how Easter was celebrated over a hundred years ago then head to thischarming attraction to the north-west of Birmingham. Have you ever heard of egg dancing? No? Well scramble over to Blists Hill over the Easter weekend and you’ll find out just what this old-style celebration was all about. Wear your best Easter bonnet to stand a chance of winning a prize
This post was written by Haley Stoneham.