Celebrate the start of spring and the first bank holiday weekend of 2018 with our pick of top Easter events and activities in and around Sussex. Traditional Easter fun, arts and crafts, shopping, animal adventures and more; we guarantee you will find something that piques your interest this Easter weekend 2018…
Dusty’s Giant Duck Hunt Easter Trail – Arundel Wetland Centre
30th March – 15th April 2018
Help Dusty Duck find his giant yellow ducks hiding all around the beautiful Arundel Wetland Centre and win a tasty Easter treat. Further activities available include pond dipping and Easter themed arts & crafts. Make your day even more special by boarding the FREE Wetland Discovery boat and seeing the stunning wetland birds that live there.
Lambing Event – Fishers Farm Park
30th March- 15th April 2018
An unmissable event; not only will you get to see the gorgeous new-born lambs, you can also have the chance to bottle feed them in ‘The Animal Encounters Barn’ and if you are lucky you may even see one being born. For the Easter weekend only there will be an Easter Egg Hunt and live magic shows throughout the Easter holidays.
Stanmer Easter Kids Fest
30th March- 15th April
16 days of action packed activities to ensure your children to not suffer from the dreaded ‘holiday boredom’ which fills every parent’s stomach with dread. With something for everyone including kid’s yoga, apple pressing, circus workshops and nature trails.
Peter Rabbit goes Wild at Wakehurst
30th March-15th April 2018
Perfect for any young fans of Peter Rabbit and his three sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail. There is a wide range of activities and games available over Easter; all inspired by Beatrix Potter’s much-loved stories.
Get creative and decorate your own rabbit ears, test your balance and agility in a sack race, learn how to grow vegetables or have some much-needed quiet time listening to a reading of one of Peter Rabbit’s escapades.
Easter Egg Hunt – Hastings Castle
31st March 2018
Easter is not Easter without an epic Easter Egg Hunt. Nothing beats the exhilaration of the chase and the find, the shiny wrappers just waiting to be ripped open, and the chocolate delights within. And the kids seem to like them too!
Hastings Castle will be hiding hundreds of chocolate eggs all around their magnificent grounds all ready for your children to find and devour.
Easter at British Airway i360
30th March – 15th April 2018
Board the giant glass pod and fly up 450ft to enjoy a breath-taking view across Brighton and beyond. A special treat for all the family to enjoy including fun activity sheets for the kids and Easter treats over the bank holiday weekend.
Go Wild this Easter with RepTylers – Old Boat Corner Community Centre, Brighton
Friday 30th March 2018
Ideal for animal lovers or those who want to do something a little different this upcoming Easter weekend. Meet an amazing range of rare and exotic animals; this is no standard trip to the local farm! In addition, there will be a messy play area and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.
Easter Boutique and Makers Market – Shoreham
Saturday 31st March 2018
A lovely outing for families with young and older children alike; with over 50 local traders, artists and creators. Shop away to hearts content while your kids enjoy face painting, activity workshops and Easter themed activities. There will even be a special visit from the Easter Bunny and for all those Frozen fans out there a surprise from Queen Elsa herself.
Alice in Wonderland Easter Pantomime at The Royal Hippodrome Eastbourne
Monday 2nd April 2018
Who doesn’t love a pantomime? And Alice in Wonderland is the perfect Easter show featuring the iconic white rabbit. An hilarious tale with all the much-loved characters and songs from the original film. Not to be missed.
And strictly for adults . . .
Bottomless Bingo Brunch @ Proud Cabaret, Brighton – Saturday 31st March
If you are lucky enough to have arranged some child-free time over the Easter weekend and you want to let your hair down a bit, head over to Proud Cabaret for their Bottomless Bingo Brunch. An interactive, lively experience with a 4-course meal and 90 minutes of unlimited Prosecco or cocktails included in the ticket price.
Warning: Not for the faint-hearted!