Easter Holidays in Gloucester - Week TwoPublished:
Wow! What a fab first week of the Easter hols - but it’s not over! You’re in for a treat, week two of the Easter holidays looks even better! Carry on scrolling for our egg-cellent Easter event guide for Gloucester, covering Monday 15th - Monday 22nd April.
Your great ‘egg-spectations’ are accurate - this one’s a biggie! Ooh, btw we’re excluding Easter egg hunts from this particular guide, as we have a whole article dedicated to those HERE! Alternately, our guide featuring Gloucester-based activity camps is HERE.
Let’s get cracking..
Roll up, roll up! Get your for thrills, dips, and swirling, whirling tea cups at James Danter & Sons Fun Park! With on-site security, on site toilets, refreshments and free parking. Running all week until Monday 22nd April. Choose from session times 12pm - 4pm or 4pm - 8pm when booking online. Find out more.
This little cream egg has tumbled through the cracks! The Birdlip Kids Camp is incredibly popular due to the variety of activities included each day. Whether your child is creative, arty, sport mad, or just prefer to chill - there’s something they’re sure to enjoy! Running weekdays until Thursday 18th April. Find out more.
Gloucester Cathedral knows how to crowd-please, with this fab Easter event! All are welcome to ‘Eggsplore Easter’ at Gloucester Cathedral, simply pick up an activity sheet from the gift shop to take part in the activity (if bought with the Discovery Trail it will be free). Running daily until Tuesday 23rd April. Find out more.
There maybe no place like home, but this one comes pretty close! Little Dorothy’s, Scarecrows, Tinmen and Cowardly Lions can sing, dance and act their way through the Easter holiday, thanks to this fab Wizard of Oz workshop, running daily until Thursday 18th April. Find out more.
Easter holidays have never looked so good at Over Farm! There’s the children’s Easter trail and the inflatable theme park (from Saturday 6th Monday 22 April 10am-5pm). The park features over 15 attractions suitable for children aged 2 - 14, with an all day, unlimited wristband for the inflatable attractions! Find out more.
Waterstones Gloucester is really wowing customers this Easter holiday with free activities, including prize draws, egg hunts, puzzles, crafts and games, so you'll have lovely, entertaining place to bring the children! Easter-themed activities are different to the ‘We’re Going On a Bear Hunt’ activities listed here. Running daily until Monday 22nd April. Find out more.
The Museum of Gloucester 'Children's Crafty Corner' events are free drop-in activities for children and their families. Come along to drop in sessions held daily over the Easter holidays, normal museum admission applies and everyone is welcome to attend! Running until Saturday 20th April (excluding Monday 15th and Friday 19th April). Find out more.
Monday 15th April
Join Hobbycraft Cheltenham colleagues as they show you how to colour-in your very own Easter eggs! You'll be decorating 6 Easter eggs in this hands-on workshop, choosing from a range of colours and designs! Suitable for ages 4+ and their grown ups. Running Monday 15th, Wednesday 17th & Friday 19th April - and it’s free! Find out more.
Just4Keepers brings us this 'handy' Gloucester day session at Abbeymead school, providing specialist goalkeeper coaching for keepers aged 6 - 16. Children will be focusing the role of the sweeper keeper, speed of recovery, attacking the ball and diving. There will also be lots of football-themed games - step aside, Jordan Pickford! Also running Tuesday 16th April. Find out more.
Enchanting Story Book Parties brings Mermaid Monday to Smyths Toy Store, Eastern Avenue Gloucester! Come along and ‘be where the people are’ to meet Ariel, The Mermaid Princess - take a 'shell-fie' and chat about thingamabobs! Find out more.
The Play Gloucestershire Easter holiday play scheme returns! The Play Rangers will be providing active and creative, adventurous, save play for school aged children, young people and their families. Sessions are open access, meaning you can come and go as you please - and it’s free! Meet today at Evan’s Walk in Matson 10am - 4pm. Find out more.
Tuesday 16th April
We’re queuing up for all things ‘eiw’, and thankfully, due to popular demand, the Hucclecote Community Association has arranged for another two hour long Slime Workshop with Haberdashmash today! Find out more.
An Easter Craft event suitable for everyone at Gloucester Library today, with the opportunity to make a moveable chicken, a 3D egg, an Easter basket and Easter pebbles! Children and adults are welcome - and it’s free! Find out more.
Wednesday 17th April
The Play Gloucestershire Easter holiday play scheme continues in Barton from 10am - 4pm. Find out more.
Speaking of play, Battlesports Glos ‘Pay & Play’ sessions are running from Wednesday - Friday this week. Outdoor laser tag days are open to adults and children aged 7+, with unlimited ammo, games including Deathmatch & Battle Royale no minimum number of players - just turn up and play! Find out more.
An afternoon of fun crafts and activities for all ages at Lonsdale Methodist, followed by a short re-telling of the Easter story. Children must bring their grown ups - simply turn up to take part! Find out more.
Enchanting Story Book Parties welcome you to ‘be their guest’ at Wonderful Wednesday, as the team returning to Smyths Toy Store! Come along and meet Belle, perhaps pick up some book recommendations..well she does have a library! Find out more.
Adult Education Gloucestershire brings you a fab, free, family-friendly learning session, 'Fascinating Flowers' at Gloucester Cathedral. The session is designed to introduce families to gardening and growing your own flowers together, with attendees welcome to plant a bulb, learn all about how to care for it and help it grow, before decorating your own flower pot and completing a plant hunt around the cathedral! Find out more.
Head over to The Orchard (opposite Asda) in Kingsway today for some creepy, crawly fun! Hosted by Kingsway Wildlife and Sustainability Group, primary school aged children are welcome to take part in the Easter-themed wildlife activities, along with their grown ups! Find out more.
Thursday 18th April
Hosted by Rising Stars Playgroup, all are welcome to come along to Widden Old Boys Rugby Club in Tuffley for a fun-filled afternoon at the Easter Fayre! With lots of fun craft activities, an Easter hunt, lucky dip and games, a bouncy castle (weather permitting) and soft play! Find out more.
Oh wow - today is the day for fun! Come along to a fun-filled event at Matson Gateway Hub, with lots to do for all the family, including a treasure hunt, face painting, a raffle and more! Find out more.
How many planets are there in the solar system? Don’t know? Well know is your chance to find out! Zoom to this exciting, Space Craft workshop at Gloucester Library! With stomp rockets, physics and astronomy puppets! Investigate, explore and enjoy this fun hands on science session, run by Cuddly Science. Find out more.
‘Everything is awesome’ at Gloucester Guildhall, especially this Easter-inspired Lego Mosaics session! Led by a Certified LEGO® Trainer, each child will receive an exclusive personalised ‘Passport’ that records their progress through the course! Find out more.
Hop along to enjoy an afternoon of some egg-citing, interactive activities to suit all ages, at this family-friendly Explore Easter event in Churchdown. Find out more.
While you’re in the neighborhood, join in the Easter fun at the Churchdown Library Garden Party! Don't be late for a very important date - it’s Alice in Wonderland themed! Take part in a selection of garden games, a teddy bears' picnic and all sorts of Alice in Wonderland family fun down the rabbit hole! Find out more.
The Play Gloucestershire Easter holiday play scheme returns for the last Gloucester date at Scott Avenue Podsmead, from 10am - 4pm. Find out more.
Following on from the popular children’s experience day in February, National Waterways Museum Gloucester and Canal & River Trust are offering young people (in year 7 upwards) another opportunity to participate in a Young Curators Day. They will learn how to look after museum objects, have a go at curatorial tasks and introduce some objects to the public! Find out more.
Little Learners is hosting an Easter Special at 4KDZ Play & Fitness, suitable for children 5 months to 5 years! With Easter-themed messy trays, chocolate eggs, painting, playdough, drawing and Easter themed craft! Children can also play at 4KDZ after! Find out more.
Friday 19th April
There’s Easter themed fun, crafts & games for children at St.Catharine's in Gloucester today! Simply turn up to enjoy, and it's free to attend! Find out more.
Woohoo! More fun for Lego fans at the Guildhall! The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, The LEGO® Movie 2 reunites the heroes of Bricksburg, in an all new action-packed adventure! Will they save their beloved city from outer space invaders? Also showing Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Saturday 20th April. Find out more.
Psst - there’s loads of hunts and events on today! Be sure to check out our site-wide search HERE!
Saturday 20th April
Join Hobbycraft colleagues in the Gloucester store to decorate a chocolate Easter egg! You’ll get your own chocolate egg to decorate with different colour icing and embellishments, you can wrap up and give to someone special this Easter (or just eat it because you’re special too!). Suitable for ages 5+ and their grown ups. Find out more.
Ready, set, bunny-hop to the Kingsway Community Centre Easter Funday festivities! Expect a disco with DJ Rossy, face-painting, mini nail treatments with Lisa Leo, sweets, tea, coffee and cake! Find out more.
Join Churchdown Club for the annual Easter Egg-stravaganza! With a children's Easter egg hunt, bouncy castle and 'Best Bonnet' competition! Find out more.
What have you got planned this Easter Sunday? Or Saturday for that matter?! Perhaps a day with the Hatter?! Head down the rabbit hole for the special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Prinknash Bird Park! This event is always fun for children and this year is certainly going to be a hit! Also running Sunday 21st April. Find out more.
Children and their grown ups are welcome along this Easter Sunday for a special breakfast party at The King Teddy! The Easter Bunny's little helpers, Natasha and Chloe, will be entertaining little ones with fun and games, arts and crafts and of course, an Easter Egg hunt! Find out more.
Celebrate Easter as a family this morning with Little Stars Toddler Group at the Craft Cafe! Find out more.
Enjoy Easter weekend vibes at this egg-citing Family Fun Day in Podsmead, in aid of The James Hopkins Trust. There’s a free Easter gift with every child’s entry! With a bouncy castle, Easter Bunny meet and greet, face painting, games, crafts and a visit from a princess! Find out more.
Enjoy hot cross buns, a short Easter celebration and a children's Easter egg hunt at Roots Coffee Community this morning, hosted by Kingsholm House Church. Find out more.
Sunday 21st April
This hunt snuck into our guide because it looks too good to miss! Hop on over to Blackfriars today for the return of the fabulously fun Bunny Hunt! Follow the clues to find Easter Bunnies all over the historic site, with a small chocolate treat for each child at the end of the puzzle! Also running Monday 22nd April. Find out more.
Come and join Alice in Wonderland and the Easter bunny in their magical carriage for a fantastic photo opportunity and magical day! They’ll be riding through Brockworth before stopping (location to be confirmed) and meeting as many little ones as possible! Find out more.
Monday 22nd April
Head over to Hobbycraft Gloucester for the free Kids Craft Club workshop, Slime Fillable Eggs. Store colleagues will show you how to make your very own batch of slime from a range of colours and textures! You’re then welcome to take it home in a brightly coloured, fillable egg of your choice! Suitable for ages 4+ and their grown ups. Also running Wednesday 24th and Friday 26th April. Find out more.