Easter Activities 2018

If you’re looking for Easter activities and adventures in Dorset then we can help. With three small children of our own we are no strangers to keeping them entertained during the school holidays! We have added a few of our tried and tested ideas, days out and Easter events in Dorset to help you plan your holiday activities.

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1. Studland Beach Nature Reserve

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Our home in Studland was always going to be number one for our favourite place for Easter Activities 2018! Check out the Easter activities and Cadburys Easter Egg hunts from April 8-23 with the National Trust at Knoll Beach.

If you’re looking for other Easter activities in Dorset we run regular family adventures and beach school activities in Studland. Check out our Calendar of Adventures for what’s on.

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2. Lulworth Cove & Castle

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Another regular haunt of ours and with Easter activities on for families in Dorset. Join them for ‘down the rabbit hole’ at Lulworth Castle from 14th-17th April 10.30-5pm.  If you can’t make these dates it’s still worth a visit. We’ve spent many days at the Castle, up in the woods and letting the girls loose on their great playground.

You can enjoy a few hours here exploring the grounds and castle. Lulworth Cove is also well worth a visit to take in the wonder of this beautiful and iconic Dorset landscape. You will be spoilt for choice with ice cream parlours and there is also our favourite fishmonger, where you can buy fresh crab and locally caught fish straight from the sea.

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3. Durlston Castle in Swanage – Easter Activities 2018

This spot on Dorset’s Coast in Swanage is basically an extension of our back garden! We come here almost daily to run, explore, climb trees, take shelter in the castle gallery and generally enjoy the space and freedom that this wonderful country park provides.

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Easter Activities 2018 – From 30 March to 15 April, the Durlston Easter Trail, runs daily from 10:30am-3:30pm, and costs just £3. The Bottle Rockets event on 5 April also costs £3,  and will enable children to have a go at building and launching a rocket, Be sure to book! On 7 April, there’s a drop in Willow Weaving crafting event for beginners, with a variety of makes costing from just 50p. Visit the Durlston website or call 01929 424443.

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4. Worbarrow Bay & Tyneham village

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If organised activities aren’t your thing then this is the place to feel completely disconnected. Even in the height of summer when the beach is teeming with people this secret cove is always secluded. We often get up early and head down to the beach here on a sunny morning to cook up lunch on the stove whilst the girls comb for beach treasures.

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The old village of Tyneham steeped in history is also worth a wander. In 1943 the War office (now MoD) took residence in the village for use as firing ranges for their training troops. Displacing 225 people who lived here, with the last person leaving a notice on the church door:

‘Please treat the church and houses with care; we have given up our homes where many of us lived for generations to help win the war to keep men free. We shall return one day and thank you for treating the village kindly.’

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5. Kimmeridge Bay & The Etches Collection

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If you have budding fossil hunters or Dinosaur enthusiasts in the family then Kimmeridge has it all on offer this Easter. Head to the new Etches Collection museum in Kimmeridge village. Here you’ll see the fantastic display of fossils on view from local fossil collector Steve Etches. Over the last 30 years, he has discovered, collected and researched over 2000 incredible specimens.

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They also have heaps of exciting Easter activities 2018 planned for the holidays

30th March 2018 – 2nd April  Dino Easter Egg hunt! Solve the clues to claim your chocolate dinosaur egg!

4th April 2018 – Bay Tour with Steve Etches. Take a special tour with fossil collector Steve Etches and learn more about Kimmeridge the Jurassic Seas and Dippy the dinosaur

7th April 2018 –  Creative Clay workshop for children of all ages…..make your very own dinosaurs, marine reptiles and ammonites.

10th April 2018-  Film showing of the ‘GOOD DINOSAUR’ in their ‘pop up’ cinema.

12th-13th April 2018 – 3D printed skull of Dippy the Dinosaur. Come and see a replica of Dippy’s skull and see our real sauropod bones in the collection.

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After your visit at the museum head down the beach to explore this beautiful bay! Pop into the wonderful folk at the Dorset Wildlife Trust Wild Seas Centre, here children and adults can explore their interactive rock pools, mini aquarium and displays. They also hire out explorer rucksacks for beach combing adventure, the staff here are always friendly and on hand to answer questions.

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So that’s our top five Easter adventures 2018 in Dorset!

If we’re not there you’ll find us at our hutquarters in Studland beach or out on the high seas having an adventure of our own! If you want to join us for Easter activities 2018, we have plenty of family adventures running.

Join Us For An Adventure This Easter

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