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March 2021
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Let us be your boredom buster this Easter

Here's some ways to keep your kids entertained - from fun at home to eggs-ercise outdoors, there’s plenty for children to do this Easter and the whole family can get involved.

Make an Easter basket or box
Challenge your children to design and decorate an Easter basket or box using their imagination. Let them cut and stick throughout the afternoon to create a great gift holder for themselves or a family member. A child of any age is sure to love this activity.

Decorate your eggs
It’s an oldie, but goodie – egg decorating is arguably the best way for kids to get into the spirit of Easter. First wash out the shells of cracked eggs. Wait for them to dry, then glue the two shells back together and cover them with tissue paper. Once that’s dry, it’s time to decorate. Preparing the eggs can be quite fiddly (so likely an adult job), but the kids are sure to enjoy getting creative with their decorating afterwards. Then why not organise your own egg and spoon race for a full afternoon of fun?

Bake a treat
Baking provides a wealth of learning opportunities ­– and delicious results are guaranteed. Ask your child questions as you work through a recipe to keep them engaged (just remember they’re sure to want to lick the spoon after).

Organise an egg hunt
Prepare to play Easter bunny by hiding treats for the egg hunt, and for added fun you could make a map for your kids to follow to find them too. Just make sure to keep some treats for yourself!

Prefer to have the fun organised for you? Here are a few great Easter trails to book now…

Allow the kids some screen time and see if they can find the Easter bunny’s naughty cousin, who is on the loose inside The Bowes Museum. Count how many times they can spot him among the collection in the Easter Bunny’s Naughty Cousin’s Trail to be in with a chance of winning an annual family pass for the museum.
Until 12th April

If you’re local to Weardale Adventure Centre, your trail doesn’t have to be virtual. Collect an entry sheet from their café over Easter weekend and find as many eggs as you can around the site. Plus, to enter the Easter egg competition, bring along your decorated egg and give it to a member of staff.
3rd–4th April

Jump into spring at Cragside on the Easter Activity Trail. Your children can stroll (or bunny hop) around Tumbleton Lake searching for the activity markers as they explore. When they complete the trail, they’ll earn a chocolate reward at the end – yum.
29th March–18th April 

Grab a bag as you arrive at Beningbrough Hall, which will be printed with an activity and will include a pencil to keep along with Beningbrough's trail leaflet. Head out around the garden to see what you can discover.
From 1st April

Stockeld Park
Discover the giant Easter eggs hidden around Stockeld Park in the Giant Easter Egg Trail around The Enchanted Forest. Each larger-than-life egg is painted as a colourful character, making this Easter egg hunt even more fun.
Until 18th April 

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