15 Easter events
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Taunton Concert Band’s Easter Concert promises a wonderful evening of musical entertainment at Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton. Under the direction of Martin Wills the band has grown in both size and reputation since beginning in 1892 and prides itself on its eclectic and rewarding repertoire.
7:30pm; £8.50; 01823 414141;
EASTER CIDER FEST
- 1 Where to watch the Perseids meteor shower in East Anglia
- 2 5 of the best places to visit in Cheshire this summer
- 3 5 wild swimming spots in Cheshire
- 4 The incredible Cornish stone structures with an exceptional history
- 5 Cheshire walk - Anderton Boat Lift and Nature Park
- 6 Hoards of spider crabs on Cornish beaches are not a danger to the public
- 7 4 of the best places for open water swimming in Hampshire
- 8 17 amazing experience days in Hampshire
- 9 The 5 best spots for wild swimming in Somerset
- 10 See inside this beautiful 18th-century barn conversion, on the market for £1.5 million
Head to the Cheese & Grain, Frome, for an Easter Scrumpy Special with The Wurzels and their special guests.
£13.50; 01373 455420; cheeseandgrain.com
MUSIC FOR GOOD FRIDAY
Bath Camerata Concert: Music For Good Friday at Wells Cathedral will feature Medici Ensemble, conductor Benjamin Goodson, Handel Dixit Dominus and other works.
Free; 7:30pm-9pm; 01749 672773; wellscathedral.org.uk
EASTER TEDDY BEARS OUTING
A family-fun Easter weekend waits at East Somerset Railway. There will be a Spot the Teddy Bear competition for children, so bring your teddy and keep your eyes open! Have a go at driving Lady Nan with ‘Driver for a Tenner’, and see how travel used to be with the miniature railway.
One child free per fare paying adult;
01749 880417; eastsomersetrailway.com
EASTER SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
Palatial ceramic bird houses fit for a king, aristocratic Trojan horses’ heads, captivating fountains and shimmering stained glass creations are just a few of the show stoppers at this year’s University of Bristol Botanic Garden Easter Sculpture Festival. The botanic garden makes a perfect environment for displaying both traditional and modern sculpture with its constantly changing natural light and backdrop of architectural plants, colours and textures.
10am-5pm; adults £4.50; free to Friends, university staff and children under 16; 01173 314906;
HAYNES MOTORLAND EASTER EGG HUNT
Haynes International Motor Museum, Yeovil, is hosting an Easter Extravaganza with hundreds of Easter treats to give away. There will be two hunts per day at 11am and 3pm and the Easter Bunny will be hiding the eggs around the children’s play area.
Free with museum admission;
01963 440804; haynesmotormuseum.com
CADBURY EASTER EGG HUNTS
The Easter Bunny has visited Prior Park, Bath and left clues to a hunt through the garden. Pick up a trail from visitor reception and answer the clues to unlock Bunny’s stash of eggs. And discover the natural play area next to Prior Park’s tea garden where children can build a den and look for bugs!
£2.50 per Easter hunt; 01225 833977; nationaltrust.org.uk/priorpark
25 March – 10 April
EASTER AT HESTERCOMBE
Follow the Easter trail around the blooming springtime gardens at Hestercombe and collect a chocolate treat at the end. Get green-fingered in the courtyard, plant a sunflower to take home with you and get crafty with egg decoration.
Normal garden admission applies; trail 50p; 01823 413923; hestercombe.com
25 March – 17 April
Discover the New World like a Victorian Explorer at Tyntesfield this Easter. Uncover ancient relics, mysterious creatures and fascinating geology. Take part in the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, games and activities all Easter holiday.
Free with general admission applies; 10am-4pm; nationaltrust.org.uk/Tyntesfield
26 & 27 March
TASTE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
Spend Easter weekend among 40 exhibitors showcasing indulgent, beautifully crafted chocolates, cakes, fudge, churros, donuts, hot chocolate and, of course, chocolate Easter eggs! Taste Chocolate Festival returns to Bristol Harbourside, moving to a bigger home on Waterfront square, featuring artisan chocolatiers, specialist food producers, delicious street food and cooking demonstrations.
26 & 27 March
GLASTONBURY MEDIEVAL FAYRE
The 6th annual Easter Medieval Fayre is hosted in the stunning grounds of Glastonbury Abbey. Entertainment comes in the form of The Infamous Knights of the Dammed, who will showcase their horsemanship and skill at arms, Raptorcare will be there with his majestic birds of prey, Team GB of Battle Heritage will be on hand to show the full contact side of medieval combat and The Kings Own German Artillery will add a bang or two to the proceedings.
10am – 6pm; Adults £9; Children £5; glastonburymedievalfayre.co.uk
EASTER EGG HUNT
Find the clues and solve the Easter trivia questions at Beachside Holiday Park, Brean. The Easter egg hunt will end at the Sundowner Café Bar where the children will receive a special gift. All monies raised from this event will go to Cancer Research. To register your child please contact the park’s reception on 01278 751346.
2pm-3pm; 50p per child.
EASTER FAIR & BARN SALE
Visit the National Animal Welfare Trust at Heaven’s Gate Farm, near Langport, for Easter games, stalls, tombola’s, raffles and plenty of refreshments.
Free; noon-4pm; 01458 252656; nawt.org.uk
MELLS DAFFODIL FESTIVAL
The village of Mells, near Frome, will be transformed for a fun and exciting day out for all the family on Easter Monday. There will be food and drink, street stalls, live music and entertainment and fun activities.
Child £1, adult £3 (plus 50p booking fee); mellsdaffodilfestival.co.uk