Planning tips for an egg-citing Easter family break

Planning tips for an egg-citing Easter family break
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No matter what the background and journey from India for many of us that make up the UK’s vast and vibrant diaspora, a blend of traditions of both countries is certainly a common factor.

Easter is one such blend, starting with Good Friday and concluding on Easter Monday. While the religious aspect of this festive holiday has its own place, there is also a more playful aspect that gets most children, and even many adults, excited every year.

Eggs play a crucial role in the celebration of Easter Sunday, as a symbol of renewed hope. Traditionally, mostly real hardboiled eggs were painted and decorated, and kids would take part in an exciting Easter egg hunt. However, eggs made up of chocolate and covered with colourful wrapping have now taken over. Activities around Easter eggs, such as colouring or a treasure hunt for hidden eggs, are quite popular with families of all religious backgrounds.

As it’s Easter time, with school holidays underway and lockdown restrictions on movement hopefully behind us for good, here’s iGlobal’s collation of some popular funfilled family days out over the holiday period.

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With stunning grounds and huge gardens, National Trust properties offer fantastic Easter Egg hunting trails throughout the country. From ancient woodland to medieval castles and stately homes, a wide variety of places in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland fall under the Trust’s care.

Reportedly, there are over 260 Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts from 1st-28th April, so there’s bound to be one near you.

This Easter, the English Heritage sites have something interesting to offer for the adventurous at heart – the hunt for “dragon eggs”. Follow the clues and meet mythical characters along the way as you hunt for the magical eggs. And then, in the end, there’s the chocolate one for everybody too!

The Chatsworth House in the Peak District is one of the country’s most stunning stately homes, providing a magnificent setting for Easter fun. After completing the Easter Egg Trail, there’s a farmyard full of fluffy ducklings, cute bunnies, pigs, cows and an exotic garden. A rather splendid family day out for everyone!

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One of Devon’s most popular family theme parks, The BIG Sheep, undoubtedly calls for an epic Easter Egg hunt. This year there are an astounding 30,000 chocolate eggs to be found in the 40-acre estate!

At Birmingham’s own Cadbury’s world, come prepared for Freddo’s Easter Egg-Stravaganza. This includes a chocolatey live show, puzzle challenges, plenty of audience participation, dancing, songs, and laughter. Guests can also book a character dining experience and the classic British afternoon tea with a chocolatey twist.

One of the most popular attractions in the UK, Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water, has arranged for several exciting Easter fun, more for the nature lovers. Dozens of eggs are due to be laid, and new arrivals are expected at Birdland during the Easter holidays.

Families can also join in the Easter Challenge Quiz, answering some fun ornithological questions and hunting down ten hidden eggs around the park, along with the Jurassic Journey trail and prehistoric fossils in the Dino Dig.

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At Shrek’s Adventure! London, become ace dragon conservationists and help save the dragon eggs from ‘egg-stinction’, based on the popular ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise. From April 2nd-24th, also included in this event is the opportunity to meet an extraordinary guest – the baby Dragon!

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