Keeping everyone entertained over the 2017 Easter holidays can be a tricky task! To help you make the most of your time with the family (and to save you a few pennies too), we’ve compiled this handy list of free family days out during the Easter break. Which ones would you and the kids love the most?
Royal Armouries, Leeds
With more than 8,500 objects spread over five different galleries; War, Tournament, Oriental, Self-Defence and Hunting, the Royal Armouries in Leeds make a great day out for history-loving kids with a passion for battlefields and medieval combat. For those who fancy getting up close and personal with the museum’s collection of weapons and armour, the hands-on session is the place to be! You can try on a Tudor helmet, hold a Civil War musket, or even wield a 15th-century pollaxe – now where else can you do that without getting in trouble?
National Museum of Scotland
Whether your little ones love nature, arts, science, technology, gaming or history, The National Museum of Scotland has it all. You and the family can spend the whole day exploring all 6-floors with plenty of games and puzzles to keep you entertained (and it’s all for free!).
Hackney City Farm, London
Running for over 30 years, Hackney City Farm is a firm favourite in the capital! With your kids in tow, discover the journey of this community lead farm set in the very heart of the capital. Learn how to grow your own veg, see a range farmyard animals and follow the interactive map complete with plenty of opportunities to play, create and have fun!
If your family is partial to a day out embracing the great outdoors, Brimham Rocks is the perfect place to be this Easter! Home to curious moorland rock formations, the kids can run wild exploring this giant natural playground. Crawl through the Smartie Tube, spot the Dancing Bear, or balance (carefully) until your heart’s content on the National Park’s many unusually shaped rocks. Complete with magnificent views over Nidderdale and a maze of paths to explore, the fresh air and beautiful Yorkshire countryside is bound to put a smile on everyone’s face.
V&A Museum, London
Head to the Learning Centre at London’s V&A Museum this Easter for a whole host of trails to keep the family entertained. Embark on the Glorious Gardens Trail to collect ideas and inspiration for your own garden design, or take the Undiscovered Museum route to snap pictures, solve puzzles and enjoy games. Created with family fun in mind, these trails are a guaranteed hit with all ages!
National Railway Museum
The perfect treat on a short break in York. For children who love trains, we feel confident they’ll have a rail of a time (sorry) at the National Railway Museum! Explore royal carriages, ride on a steam train, and even play with toys, enjoy games and read books in the museum’s newest exhibition. Exploring the childhood charm of trains and railways, this family friendly museum makes the perfect – and totally free – day out.
Quarry Park, Shrewsbury
Come springtime, Quarry Park sees its 29-acres of parkland transformed into a bloomin’ beautiful place for picnics and walks during the Easter holidays. Used for leisurely days out since the 16th century, the park boasts riverside views, stunning floral displays and the famous Dingle at the heart of it all. Sit back and relax while the kiddies explore these beautiful grounds for a perfectly chilled family day out this Easter.
Will you be Easter Holiday break in 2017? Have any of these free days out inspired you? Let us know using the comments box below.