Cheap things to do at Easter 2017

cheap things to do at easter 2017

With the Easter holidays looming you’re probably looking for something to keep you entertained, especially if you have kids. If you’re on a budget you may not have the money for endless trips to the cinema, local attractions or bowling so you’re keen to find all the cheap activities you can get your hand on. My guide will let you know about the top cheap activities to do at Easter.

Have a clear out
When you’ve got all that spare time on your hands why not have a clear out. The Easter bank holiday is the perfect time for a boot fair, and with the shops closed on Easter Sunday you’ll get lots of trade. If you don’t fancy getting up that early you could always try Ebay, Music Magpie or Gumtree.

cheap things to do at easter easter egg hunt

Easter egg hunt
I used to love a good easter egg hunt as a child. You can easily create your own easter egg hunt at home, simply  hide lots of little eggs around the garden or the house and let the kids run wild. Cadburys normally run a free egg hunt every year at National Trust locations across the country.
Find your local hunt.

Visit a museum
London is fabulous for its culture and history and it has lots of free museums you can visit.  Free museums include:

  • The Science Museum
  • Museum of London
  • British Museum
  • V and A Museum
  • National History Museum
  • National Gallery
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Tate Modern

 Find 15 more free things to do in London here 

Build a indoor den
Go into hiding and create a secret den to hide out in. Easily done with a blanket draped over some chair and some snacks to keep you going.

Get experimenting
Give your kids a little education over the Easter holidays and they’ll soon think Science is their favourite subject. My favourite is the worktop volcano which you create with baking soda, vinegar and food colouring.

cheap things to do at easter crafting

Get crafty
If you’ve got lots of boxes left over from all those Easter eggs then why not put them to good use. You can create anything from a doll’s house, theatre or even a robot. All you need is a good imagination!

Get cooking
Hot cross buns are the in food at Easter and whilst they’re not too expensive, it’s more fun to create your own. Find a how to guide here.

Rabbits, Riddles and Rhymes
Penshurst Place in Tonbridge have got a quest for the little ones to use their sleuthing skills to solve riddles left by the Easter Rabbit. As you’ll solve them you’ll find carrots he’s left throughout the gardens. There is also craft activities where you can make your own rabbit ears or colour in a giant story poster.
Trails are from 10.30am to 6pm and crafts from 12noon to 4pm from 1 April-16 April 2017
Get more information here 

Easter Themed Family Day at Dover Museum
Learn all about the history of Dover and take part in some fun easter themed activities at Dover museum. Even better it’s completely free too!
Activities run on 6 April 2017 from 10.30am until 3pm.
Get more information here 

cheap things to do at easter seal watching

Seal and Wildlife watching trips
This is one visit that you won’t forget this Easter. Sea Archer boat trips in Ramsgate is running trips to an active seal colony inside the National Nature Reserve which also includes birds and the rare ingret. Only £20 per head, don’t forget your camera!
Get more information here