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Easter Holidays

by Tony Churchill

Easter Holidays

Things to do over Easter

“What shall we do today?” It’s a question that is probably being asked up and down the country during the Easter holiday period. OK Our Kids would like to take the opportunity to suggest a few ideas of activities to take part in which won’t break the bank.

Crafts

  • Create masks out of paper plates
  • Mix, bake and paint salt dough
  • Let your imagination go wild with colourful paper, paint, glue and glitter
  • Bake and decorate biscuits

Messy Play: for those who don’t mind getting a bit mucky

  • Play in a ‘mud kitchen’
  • Splash about in a muddy puddle
  • Create gloop in a plastic tray by mixing cornflour and water and add a bit of food colouring

Games at Home

  • Do an Easter Egg trail at home / in the garden
  • Create a mini quiz for your children with different types of questions, depending on their ages.
  • Enjoy a good old family board game

Out and About

As the saying goes, April showers brings May flowers: so our gardens and countryside will be looking very colourful indeed soon.

If you are a member of the National Trust, there are some beautiful bluebell walks which you can do at your leisure. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/days-out/regionlondonsoutheast/in-and-around-buckinghamshire

Or there are other walks around the Chilterns where you can see bluebells in bloom. http://www.chilternsaonb.org/ccbmaps/viewcategory/16/137/bluebell-woods.html

Children’s Centres

A wonderful thing about our Children’s Centres in Bucks is the majority of them continue with their weekly timetable during the school holidays. A lot of the time you can just drop in with your children and enjoy some free play, craft activities, songs and stories. https://www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/kb5/buckinghamshire/fsd/childrenscentre.page

Visit to the library

Your local library may be holding spring events and could give you and your children some inspirational suggestions for book of the week / month. https://www.wycombe.gov.uk/pages/Sports-leisure-and-tourism/Libraries/Libraries-in-Wycombe.aspx

Museums

We have some wonderful Museums in Bucks and Berks with a huge range of exhibits and displays to capture the whole family’s attention: here are just a few:

Amersham Museum underwent a major refurbishment last summer and is well worth a visit - https://amershammuseum.org/

Experience flying a Spitfire in a simulator at Maidenhead Heritage Centre http://maidenheadheritage.org.uk/

There is something for all member of the family, young and old at the Wycombe Museum http://wycombemuseum.org.uk.gridhosted.co.uk/wordpress/whats-on/

Take a look at some quirky proto-types at the Berkshire Aviation Museum and take up the pilot’s seat in a helicopter http://museumofberkshireaviation.co.uk/

There’s a lot to see and do at the Bucks County Museum http://www.buckscountymuseum.org/museum/whats-on/

Huge amounts of fun, games, quizzes and inspirational ideas to be gained at the Roald Dahl Museum http://www.roalddahl.com/home/kids

For slightly older children interested in technology, there is the National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park http://www.tnmoc.org/explore

Family Cycling

Cycling is a fun, healthy and low cost activity for the whole family and gives you the opportunity to discover new outdoor places. If you fancy getting on your bike, for family friendly cycle paths (with maybe small road sections) take a look at these routes: https://www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/kb5/buckinghamshire/fsd/advice.page?id=QrdPnUEUDj0&;=

The Bucks Family Information Service gives ideas and information on a huge range of activities and events which can be filtered by area, day and time of day. A very useful website to keep as one of your favourites. https://www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/kb5/buckinghamshire/fsd/home.page

If you are in a position to spend a bit of money on a family day out, the list really is endless with a range of farms, theme parks, wildlife parks, railway centres, leisure centres and model villages to choose from.

From all of us at OK Our Kids, we wish you a very Happy Easter!