What can you do this Easter to keep the children happy and doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg? Gemma Burford and myself have a few ideas.
You can’t have Easter without an Easter Egg Hunt but why don’t you get the whole family involved by making your own decorative eggs for the hunt. All you need is a dozen eggs, some paint and your imagination to create a fun Easter event.
Grab a selection of favourite films and some snacks that the whole family will enjoy to create a family movie night. You could also add to the fun by creating a Film Bingo to play along with the movies, here is an example for the latest Disney film Frozen
Crabbing is a great way to spend the day with the family. There’s nothing wrong with having a little friendly competition to see who can catch the most crabs and use ice-cream as a reward. A few of our favourite locations to crab are Plymouth Barbican, Looe, Wembury and Salcombe.
Over the next two weeks, the Plymouth Woodland Project is organising activities for children of all ages in five different woods located in Plymouth. These are organised to allow children to explore the woods, identify spring plants and discover the nature trails. For more information go to their official website to find your nearest participating woodland area.
If the weather takes a turn for the worst you can always attend the Make Music events happening at libraries around the city. For further details head over to Plymouth City Council’s website in the events section.
You can enjoy a picnic with the whole family in the great outdoors either in your garden, your nearest park or even the countryside. Visit your local supermarket for some great meal deals, places like Tesco, Morrison’s and Marks & Spencer’s.
If you are the type of family who enjoy a leisurely stroll then Plymbridge Woods is the place for you, as it has a range of trails for everyone to enjoy.
Visit Reel Cinema located in the centre of Plymouth to watch the latest films for £14.20 which is a family ticket for two adults and up to three children. We recommend seeing Rio 2, Muppets Most Wanted and even Epic.
You can buy a Family Explorer Ticket £15 from Stagecoach bus which allows up to two adults and three children to have unlimited travel on their entire South West bus network. With this ticket you can travel to places like Haldon Forest, Paignton, Exeter.
West Hoe Park is a great local park to entertain the children all day long, there’s crazy golf, trampolines, miniature train, bouncy castle, teacups and a playground to tire out your children there’s also a kiosk that sells beverages and sweets.