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 £14.75, Children aged 4-16 £8.95, 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 £28.80, Children aged 5-15 £14.30, under 5’s are free and do not need a ticket
7 and 14 April
Throughout Kingston town centre, there will be an Easter Trail with sweet snacks and goodies to gather as well as free activities, offers, tasters, workshops and more.
More info to come…
Head to participating Squire’s Garden Centres for some Easter activities. Plant a colourful Easter pot 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 pot £6, 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 £12.95, Children aged 3-17 from £13.95, Child 2yrs £11.95, under 2s are free
1 – 18th 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 £11.95, Children aged 2-16 from £16.95, Children under 2 from £10.25
9 – 24 April
There are plenty of things to do over at Fishers Farm this Easter. From Animal Encounters, to magic shows, tractor rides and more. If you’re lucky enough to find a hidden golden egg on the farm you’ll win a prize.
Children and Adults aged 2-9 £19.95, 2 year olds £17.95, under 2s are free
Parks & Gardens
The giant Easter egg hunt will have you searching for larger-than-life hand-painted eggs hidden in the gardens, as well as family-friendly planting and craft workshops.
Normal garden admission applies
See the Very Hungry Caterpillar at Kew Gardens this Easter with an enchanting trail through the gardens.
Adults £16.50, 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
The Fantastically Great Women take to the stage to tell their experiences in the world premiere of a fresh new kick-aspirational pop musical at The Rose Theatre this Easter.
Tickets from £12
New re-telling of the renowned fairy tale Rapunzel. 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 £21.25, Children under 16 from £19
Fun for the all the family – especially those that are already big fans of Justin. The show is packed with well-known songs, a lot of dancing, funny humour and lots of slapstick fun!
Adults from £23.50, Children under 16 from £21.25
A new production of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy comes to Woking this Easter. Joe Spud is twelve years old and the country’s wealthiest youngster! He has his own sports vehicle, two crocodiles as pets and a weekly allowance of £100,000 but he doesn’t have any friends. As a result, he chooses to drop out of his prestigious school and enrol in a local comprehensive. But things don’t go as planned for Joe and he finds himself on a rollercoaster as he searches for what money can’t buy.
We loved the show when we saw it at the Garrick Theatre in Lonon last year – you can read our Billionaire Boy review here.
Tickets from £13
Sooty’s brand new Laugh Out Loud Magic Show is here for Easter!
Sooty, Sweep and Soo and TV’s Richard Cadell will astonish you with impossible stunts and side-splitting comedy, straight from their beloved ITV series! Sooty’s flying automobile, Soo’s singing unicorn, and Sweep’s levitating sausage will surprise you!
Adults £15, Children £12.50. Please note: Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the show is cancelled.
Egg Hunts and Trails at National Trust properties
We’re fortunate to be near a number of National Trust properties in Surrey. You no longer need to pre-book tickets in advance to visit anymore. 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
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 £14, under 18s are free
Railways & Steam
17 – 18 April
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 £8
More information to follow
£4 for adults 16 and over, £2 for children 3-15, under 3s go free