Nine great Easter ideas for the family

Here's our guide to just some of the great events being held over the Easter break

Thursday, 24th March 2016, 1:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th March 2016, 2:07 pm
BMXers will be heading to Hilsea on Good Friday

1 - Dive into a new world at the Gosport Diving Museum, reopening from the winter break on Friday. Join in with many activities ranging from rides on a double-decker bus to the museum to an underwater themed quiz night.

2 - Get creative at the Kings Theatre with an Easter art workshop, making a fun and imaginative mechanical money box. £120 for the week activity, whilst building drawing, painting and model making skills. Open 5th - 8th April, 9:30am - 4pm, welcoming anyone ages 8-12 years old.

3 - Join in the fun at the Craft Show in Fort Purbrook. Take the chance to purchase some fun and fancy hand crafted items for around the house, or try creating something yourself in the workshop. Admission fee is only £3, with under 16’s free. Opening times - 10:30 am - 4:30 pm on the 26th, 27th and 28th March.

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4 - A new BMX park is due to open over the Easter opposite the Blue Lagoon in Hilsea. It will be open to any bikers everyday, 11am - 4pm from 25th March to 7th April. Free bikes and safety kit will be available to beginners, along with an instructor for those who may need a push start.

5 - Be the ‘Alice In Wonderland’ and join the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at The Pyramids on the 26th March and 12:30-3:00pm. Tickets are £15 to join in with Alice and Mad Hatter and their Easter Egg Hunt and disco. A host of party games will keep you busy all evening.

6 - Enjoy a ‘Legendary Easter Egg Hunt’ in Port Solent on 27th March from 11am until 2pm. Children between 3 and 12 are welcomed. The day will be filled with exciting characters, and a treasure hunt with a few hidden Easter prizes.

7 - Take part in the Easter Trail in Staunton farm, along with a meet with the Easter bunny. Normal fees of £7.95 per adult and £3.95 per child apple, apart from a small fee for the arts and crafts.

8 - Explore Marwell’s ‘Wild Egg Hunt’ on the 25th - 28th March. Meet the Easter Bunny and show off your full egg trail to get your free Easter egg. Children can attend for £10.45 and adults only £13.62 and infants under 2 years old for free.

9 - Enjoy a wide variety of Easter activities this year at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Ranging from a fun-filled family trail to Lego ship building and family craft activities. Buy your all attraction ticket for £18.40 per child.