Is Spring around the corner? I have to say, I am seeing signs of it being on the way – we seem to be getting a bit more daylight for one. In any case… Easter is approaching quickly, which means you’ll need to plan activities to keep the kids occupied over the Easter holidays. I’ve compiled a list of Easter things to do in Surrey.
*Please note: prices and events may change since the date of this post has been published. Please check with the venues before to confirm admission prices and that the event is still on to avoid disappointment.
Easter things to do in Surrey
See if you can uncover the clues to find the bright yellow ducks hiding throughout the Wetlands Centre using your exceptional detective skills.
Adults £15.50, Children aged 4-16 £9.50, under 4’s are free
Discover the stories of the people who resided, worked and visited at Hampton Court Palace by tracking down the Lindt Gold Bunny.
Adults £29, Children aged 5-15 £14.50, under 5’s are free and do not need a ticket
Head to participating Squire’s Garden Centres for some Easter activities. Plant a colourful Easter Basket and join the bunny hunt and be rewarded with a chocolate treat. All Create & Grow activities are from 9.30-2pm, weekdays only and excludes bank holidays.
Plant a colourful Easter Basket £6.50, Bunny Hunt £2.50
This is one of our favourite places to visit. It’s lambing season over Easter so you get to meet and cuddle lots of baby lambs (over 500 newborn lambs are due to be born). We were lucky enough to see one being born on our last visit. There are baby chicks and ducklings to meet in the Small Animal Encounters sessions as well as an Easter Trail, live shows and a Craft Corner too.
Pre-booking essential. Adults from £18, Children aged 3-17 from £19.50, Child 2yrs £17.50, under 2s are free
1 – 16th April
Bundles of fun to be had at Godstone Farm this Easter. There’s an Easter Grotto where younger kids can meet the Easter Bunny and his friends (upgrade your ticket for this experience) as well as guinea pig feeding, Hog-stacle piglet racing and more.
Pre-booking only. Adults from £13.95, Children aged 2-16 from £13.95, Children under 2 from £7, Under 1s are free
There are plenty of things to do over at Fishers Farm this Easter, from Animal Encounters to magic shows, tractor rides and more.
Children and Adults aged 3-59 £13.95, 2 year olds £11.95, under 2s are free
Parks & Gardens
All ages of explorers are invited to search the garden for the enormous eggs decorated with works of art created by neighbourhood families and schools. There’s also family fun activities, including storytelling, arts and crafts workshops and more.
Normal garden admission applies
Take part in an exciting journey with Superworm and his companions. Can you save Superworm from Wizard Lizard? Even Superworm needs a little assistance from his buddies. Go across the animal and plant kingdoms against the enchanted springtime background of our gardens.
Adults £19, Children aged 4-15 £5.50, under 4’s are free
This Easter, giant eggs will be hidden around the Painshill terrain. Come see if you can locate all of the colourful characters.
General admission applies, please book in advance to avoid disappointment
Theatre and Shows
Smeds and Smoos can’t be friends on a distant world. How will their families be able to locate young Smed and Smoo when they fall in love and rocket off into space together?
Tickets from £15
New re-telling of the renowned fairy tale Rapunzel. Starring comedy legend Bobby Davro,Britain’s Got Talent Winner – Collabro’s Matt Pagan and Easter panto funny-man Karen The Mam’s Lewis Denny! This is likely to be a “hair-raising” production that you won’t want to miss, with an exciting opportunity to meet the characters after the play!
Adults from £25.50 Children under 16 from £23.35
Let’s All Dance Ballet Company will present this glitzy new production to young audiences around the UK. The company’s largest production to date combines its normal exquisite dance, music, and lovely costumes to amaze and dazzle audiences of all ages.
Adults £14, Children £12
Egg Hunts and Trails at National Trust properties
We’re fortunate to be near a number of National Trust properties in Surrey. If you are regularly visiting National Trust places then it’s worth considering becoming a member. A Family Membership costs £133.80 a year or £11.15 a month.
This Easter, many of them are running Easter trails and activities where you are rewarded with a chocolate egg for your efforts.
Easter Egg Trail £3 per child and includes a chocolate egg
Claremont Landscape Garden
30 March – 16 April
Morden Hall Park
25 March – 19 April
Who doesn’t love a good fun fair over the bank holiday weekend? The fair will be jam-packed with family-friendly attractions, traditional games and booths, a magnificent Carousel and even a Ferris Wheel.
Entry £2, under 3s are free
Spend the day with your family at Kempton Park this Easter Monday. Along with the racing, there will be lots of FREE entertainment and activities such as face painters, bouncy castles, soft play, pony rides and rock climbing.
Adults from £20, under 18s are free
Railways & Steam
This is a great afternoon out for the whole family. Ride on lots of different miniature trains that are made to scale in great detail. You can even take a picnic and take advantage of watching the trains chugging along whilst you eat!
Tickets from £9
Find the eggs hidden around the railway and win a free chocolate egg. Steam train rides and play area with the ‘Kempton Flyer play train, where kids can pretend to be a train driver! You can also have a short woodland stroll and see our bug hotel. Free parking and drinks and snacks available.
£4 for adults 16 and over, £2 for children 3-15, under 3s go free