Easter is fast approaching – this year, Easter Sunday is the 21st of April, and a great opportunity to escape the 9-5 for a long weekend of family fun. Hosting your own egg hunt sound too tiring? Not to worry – there’s plenty to do across Lancashire this Easter.

Easter Orienteering

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG

Saturday, April 6 – Monday, April 15, 10am-4pm


Take part in the Easter Xplorer Challenge at Brockholes Nature Reserve! Two courses are available to traverse and win a chocolatey Easter treat – route 1 is pram-friendly with easy-to-spot Easter orienteering markers, while route 2 offers a bit more of a challenge. Use your navigation skills to beat the course and claim your prize. Entry costs £3, suitable footwear recommended.

Giant Duck Trail

Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough, L40 0TA

Saturday, April 6 – Monday, April 22, 9:30am-6pm


Go quackers for Martin Mere Wetland Centre’s giant Easter duck trail! 25 giant ducks are hidden around the wetland centre – collect your trail card and search for them all to receive a tasty treat. You can also get crafty and decorate your own rubber duck to enter into the Annual Duck Race on Monday, May 6. Entry to the trail costs 50p on top of admission charges.

Wreath Workshop

Scarisbrick Village Hall, Smithy Lane, Scarisbrick, L40 8HH

Sunday, April 14, 10am-12pm

01704 840 075

Create a stunning Easter wreath in a relaxing two-hour workshop at Scarisbrick Village Hall. Use a range of dried and fresh spring flowers and foliage to create your own grapevine wreath, and enjoy sweet treats while you get crafty. The class costs £25 including materials and is bookable on Eventbrite.

Easter Egg Hunt

Rufford Old Hall, Liverpool Road, Rufford, L40 1SG

Friday, April 19 – Monday, April 22, 11am-5pm


Rufford Old Hall hosts a Cadbury Easter egg hunt this spring. Explore the nooks and crannies of the Hall and grounds, search in the woods and follow the beautiful garden paths to claim a delicious prize. Admission charges apply.

Easter Bunny Breakfast

Dobbies Garden Centre, Bentham’s Way, Southport, PR8 4HX

Friday, April 19 – Monday, April 22, 9am-10:30am

01704 552 920

Enjoy a cooked breakfast with plenty of seasonal activities afterwards. Kids can meet the Easter bunny and receive a chocolate treat, and take part in the fancy dress competition! Cost, including food, £8.99 (child); from £6.99 (adult) – booking essential.

Easter Extravaganza

Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, Sandy Lane, Holmeswood, L40 1UE

Saturday, April 20, 10am-2pm


Take the kids on an Easter egg hunt, enter an Easter bonnet competition and decorate your own eggs. Plus, fun dog show, a bouncy castle and children’s games! Entry £1.50 for children and £3 for adults.

Easter Bunny Hunt

Bank Hall, Liverpool Road, Bretherton, PR26 9AT

Sunday, April 21, 12pm-4pm


Explore the grounds and receive an egg at the end. A showing of George and the Dragon also takes place on the day, along with a birds of prey display and face painting – plus, enjoy free history and restoration tours. Entry £2 per adult with children going free, then £1.50 to join in with the egg hunt.

Wine Workshop

Majestic Wines, Weld Road, Southport, PR8 2ED

Saturday, April 27, 3pm-4:30pm

01704 567 408

Learn ‘What to Pair with Chocolate’ in this wine workshop for grown-ups. Tickets cost £10 and are bookable from www.majestic.co.uk/stores/birkdale-southport/

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