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Easter Events in Dorset

03 April 2017

Dorset’s Egg-stravaganza of Easter Activities!

Easter is nearly here! Whether you’re visiting Dorset for a holiday or live here and want to explore more of your county, there’s never a shortage of places to go and activities for the kids – and big kids! – to get involved in. But what’s on?

Dorset is chock full of family-friendly attractions. See history come to life at the Tank Museum in Bovington, step into the World of Peter Pan at the Nothe Fort, and find Family Fun & Magic Shows this holiday at Wimborne Model Town.

Easter Egg Hunts will take place at many attractions across Dorset – how about going 'Down the Rabbit Hole' at Lulworth Castle? Dorchester Museum has a Great Dinosaur Hunt or, for those who prefer Paw Patrol's Marshall and Skye to the Easter Bunny, you’re in luck! – Your heroes will be at Adventure Wonderland in Bournemouth.

The SEA LIFE Adventure Park, Weymouth will be inviting young Captains, Commodores, and Sailors to experience the new Caribbean Cove playground. And if fancy making a big splash this holiday, Dorset Water Park near Corfe Castle and Splashdown at Tower Park, Poole offer fantastic high-energy fun for all ages.

Feeling adventurous? Then a trip to Henley Hillbillies, near Dorchester, for adrenaline-filled activities like quad biking, archery, or clay pigeon shooting could be just the thing for you.

For even more archery, take aim and fire your way to Corfe Castle for their Wolfshead Bowmen or Pike & Shot Medieval Archery days. Then shoot to Weymouth Pavilion to see the Robin Hood Panto.

All this and so much more can be found in Dorset. For full listings of what’s on and where to go, see our events pages.

Have a cracking Easter!

A Selection of Easter Events

01 Apr 2017 to 17 Apr 2017
Haynes Motor Museum, Sherborne, Dorset
Hop over to Haynes for our kids bunny trail, the Museum will be filled with delights for children, young and old to discover. Returning this year is our springtime baby bunny trail: grab a trail sheet and challenge your navigational skills. "Eggsplore" the Museum to find all the soft toy creatures hiding around the exhibitions and earn a chocolatey and sweetie prize.
30 Mar 2018 to 16 Apr 2018
Weymouth, Dorset
The Roarsome Dino Egg Hunt happens around the Town from the 30th March to 16th April. There is also a Dino Day on the 31st March. Young explorers can follow a trail of clues around Weymouth town to find ‘Jurassic Dino Eggs’ and solve a riddle to discover where a very rare ‘T-Rex Egg’ has been hidden. Entrants need to complete and return their trail form by Monday 16th April to be in with a ...
10 Apr 2017 to 16 Apr 2017
Christchurch, Dorset
Enjoy a family day out with the Castle’s Easter Trail.
11 April 2017
Wimborne Model Town, Wimborne, Dorset
Join Mervyn Cole at 12 noon and 2pm at Wimborne Model Town for the first of our Easter Fun and Magic Shows with jokes, tricks, balloons and plenty of audience participation. There's no extra change but come early to get a seat.
14 Apr 2017 to 17 Apr 2017
Wareham, Dorset
From Good Friday to Easter Monday, Monkey World are giving away FREE chocolate Easter eggs to the first 100 children to enter the park!
14 Apr 2017 to 17 Apr 2017
Farmer Palmers, Wareham, Dorset
Spring into Easter Egg Hunts & Events. Baby animals, Easter Bunny and 4 days of Easter eggstravaganza. Egg hunts start 2.30pm.
14 April 2017
Portland, Dorset
Come and join us at Portland Museum for our Easter Family Fun Day. We will have lots of craft items for children to make, an Easter Egg hunt, tombola stall, full details to follow. We will have food, cakes and refreshments at the Museum, so come and have lunch or just treat yourself to a cuppa and a cake or two.
30 Mar 2018 to 02 Apr 2018
Dorchester, Dorset
The Brewery Square Easter Egg Hunt is back for another year from Good Friday to Easter Monday, 10am - 4pm. Simply search for the eggs hidden around Brewery Square and return your form for a FREE Easter prize! Pick up your entrance form from the Concierge Office - we can be found opposite the Dorchester South Train Station.
14 Apr 2017 to 17 Apr 2017
Dorchester, Dorset
Kicking off our celebrations for 30 years of Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve, join The Dorset Wildlife Trust for fun seasonal activities for the family.
14 Apr 2017 to 17 Apr 2017
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Dorset
Find a golden horseshoe and win a GIANT CHOCOLATE EASTER EGG (two giant eggs each day). Find the Wessex FM Bug and win a FLUFFY EASTER BUNNY (one each day). Find a golf tee & exchange it for one of 8,000 Lindt Chocolate Golden Bunnies (max one bunny per person). Venue: Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens
14 Apr 2017 to 17 Apr 2017
Corfe Castle, Dorset
The Easter bunny has been very busy hopping around preparing the Easter hunt at Corfe Castle.
15 April 2017
Portland, Dorset
Join Magical Mayhem as well as special guests Krazy Kev and Dinky Dino in a new family show full of Comedy, Magic, Ventriliquism and Zany fun for all the family. A one off show not too be missed! Venue: Royal Manor Theatre
15 April 2017
Dorchester, Dorset
Join Langham Wine on Easter Saturday for their first charity Easter Egg Hunt raising money for Weldmar Hospicecare - kids go free! And whilst the little ones hunt for chocolate eggs, the grown-ups can enjoy sampling the range of Langham sparkling wine in the tasting room. Kids go free, £5 per adult on the door. Saturday 15th April 11-3pm Langham Wine Estate, Crawthorne, DT2 7NG
01 April 2018
Lyme Regis, Dorset
Make an Easter Bonnet or just enjoy the spectacle of people in the parade wearing their Easter Bonnets. 2pm: Judging of Easter Bonnets in the Baptist Church. Easter Bonnet Parade 3pm from the Baptist Church, Broad Street, led by the Mayor finishing at the Jubilee Pavilion on the seafront. Majorettes forming part of the parade. Prizes in five age groups as well as those for ladies and ...

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