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Easter in the Cotswolds

Enjoy Easter in the Cotswolds with your family this year. Get out, hunt some eggs and enjoy all this Easter activities in the Cotswolds.

Now’s the time to kick-start holiday planning with a trip to the Cotswolds this Easter. It’s less than two hours from London and the glorious honey-coloured villages and rolling Cotswold Hills are brimming with activity at this time of year.

Whilst cherry blossom orchards and bluebell woods fill the countryside, country pub menus are packed with delicious seasonal ingredients and there’s lots of Easter activities and egg hunts to enjoy too!

Find out what’s on in the Cotswolds at Easter…


The Big Batsford Bunny Hunt, Batsford Arboretum, Moreton-in-Marsh

Sat 9 April – Sun 24 April 2022

batsford arboretum

See the cherry blossom at its best this Easter at Batsford Arboretum – home to the UK’s largest private collection of trees.

Although this beautiful botanical garden is 55-acres, it is an intimate and romantic experience with a gorgeous collection of Japanese flowering cherry trees as well as magnolias and Easter is the time to see them in all their glory.

Take in the lovely spring atmosphere from the Garden Terrace cafe, with outside seating overlooking the Plant Centre.

This Easter, families will want to pick up an Easter bunny trail too – there are rabbits hopping all around the garden – find them to win a prize.

There’s also storytelling and family forest school activities over the Easter holidays to keep busy rabbits out of mischief.


Easter Entertainment, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Fri 15 April – Mon 18 April 2022

easter at blenheim palace

This is a four-day celebration where the Pleasure Gardens at Blenheim are transformed into an Easter wonderland.

Families will have a truly action-packed day; street performers, a puppet show, balloon artists, face painting, a dressing up tent and traditional fairground, bouncy castle, bungee trampolining, archery, circus skills workshop plus an Easter Bunny Walkabout.

There’s so much going on to enjoy this Easter at Blenheim you’ll be left ‘egghausted’!

Nothing that a refreshment and bite to eat in the Pizza Cafe and wander around the rest of the stunning Blenheim gardens won’t fix.


Easter Adventure, Snowshill Manor and Gardens, Broadway

Sat 9 April – Sun 24 April 2022

esater egg collection

Take your little bunnies on a hunt to find signs of spring this Easter, at Snowshill Manor and Gardens, just outside Broadway.

There are sure to be daffodils in bloom and birds chirruping. And for little spring bunnies, there’s a lovely Cadbury prize for all children completing the Easter trail around the garden, successfully finding signs of spring!

We wonder what else will you see?


Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power

chick at easter

Visit the spring chicks, bunnies and see lambing in action at the Cotswolds most famous farm park, not far from Stow-on-the-Wold.

For ‘eggstra’ fun, there will be a puppet show, face painting and Easter crafts too!

There’s also the usual fun of the farm going on too, including the animal barns, outdoor and indoor play and wildlife walk. Easter is a very busy time of year at Cotswold Farm Park, so get ready to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in!


Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe

Wed 6 April – Thur 28 April 2022

sudeley castle

Easter chicks have escaped and are running amok on a wonderful Easter hunt inside the Sudeley Castle, located just outside Winchcombe.

Between 13th April and 22nd April, the Easter mayhem heads outside into Sudley Castle’s glorious gardens.

For this period, a giant egg trail will lead visitors around the gardens and there’s no better way to take in spring in the Cotswolds.


That’s Easter weekend entertainment all wrapped up, filled with ‘eggtastic’ bonanzas and delicious chocolatey egg hunts.

Enjoy the Easter activities from the comfort of a self-catering Cotswold cottage. Start planning your Easter staycation online with Character Cottages.


Image Credits – Chris Allen – (CC BY-SA 2.0)