With two Bank Holidays and spring in the air, a good Easter can be as magical as any date in the calendar. Why not plan yours with flair this year? To help your cause, we’ve hunted for the best events and exhibitions around the country.

The Easter Trail At Stourhead


With its stunning landscaping and grotto, Pantheon and Temple of Apollo, a walk around Stourhead is always a pleasure. There is so much to see that children rarely whinge. But, if the family is in tow, the pleasure will only mount with the promise of a chocolate trail.

Handel’s Messiah On Good Friday At The Royal Albert Hall


Every year since 1876, apart from during the Blitz and the Covid pandemic, The Royal Choral Society has performed Handel’s Messiah at The Royal Albert Hall on Good Friday. Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this makes for a seriously stylish afternoon outing. Not recommended for children under five.

The Wonderful World Of The Ladybird Book Artists Exhibition, Bath

Ladybird Books

With its rare books and original artworks, this exhibition offers something for all generations. Adults will be transported straight back to their childhoods; children will be gripped by the charming artwork. Curated by Helen Day, who has immersed herself in Ladybird history for 20 years, there is a lot of love in this project. And for those tiring of an Easter theme, there isn’t an egg in sight!

London Zoo’s Zoonormous Egg Hunt


This trail celebrates all the egg-laying creatures there are at London Zoo. Solve the clues at each checkpoint to crack the code and reveal the Golden Egg. Easter crafts are on offer, too.

Easter Animal Trail At Castle Howard


This enchanting trail incorporates a menagerie of animals, including foxes, owls and hares, made of willow. With the help of the prettily illustrated map, you and your family will collect the clues that lead you to a chocolate prize.

Biscuiteers’ Little School Of Icing


Nobody puts on a chicer show than Biscuiteers’ two icing cafes. This Easter, head there with a child who deserves a special treat and watch as they learn how to ice biscuits beautifully. An hour’s lesson costs £49 and includes biscuits, icing, decorations and a pretty box to take it all home in.

Easter Weekend Wine Tasting At Waddesdon


Obviously only for adults, this event in Waddesdon’s cellars provides a relaxed but informative opportunity to sample wines from the Rothschild estates all over the world.

Jezo’s Car Crash Magic

Car Crash Magic Poster

On Easter Monday, in a cool new theatre in the heart of Soho, this ‘really stupid magic show for all’ is sure to have the whole family in stitches. Book now to avoid disappointment.