Easter Holiday Ideas for Shropshire

Hop into Easter: Fun-filled Activities in Shropshire over the Easter holidays!

Shropshire is gearing up for an exciting Easter weekend filled with a wide range of events and activities. From Easter egg hunts to relaxing afternoon teas, there is something to suit all ages and interests. Here is a glimpse of what’s on offer across the county over the long, bank holiday weekend and Easter holidays, particularly for short breaks of 3-4 nights.

Easter Egg Hunts and Trails with the National Trust

You can find Easter trails at all the major National Trust places across the county. Head to Attingham Park, Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and Dudmaston Hall; all are within a short drive from St Milburga Chapel. Trails cost £3 for a trail sheet, bunny ears and a chocolate egg at the end of the challenge. All the National trust places have slightly different themes from “Rhythm and Rhyme” at Berrington Hall to a “pollination” themed trail at Croft Castle. No booking is required, although as always, expect it to be busy.

Stokesay Castle Easter Adventures

For more family fun, head to Stokesay Castle near Craven Arms. From 1st April until 16th April you are challenged to explore the grounds surrounding the castle, finding clues to track down those elusive Easter eggs. You’ll also discover traditional Easter games in the gardens. And when you are done, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious chocolate surprise.

Easter Egg Trail at Ludlow Castle

From 23rd March until 7th April you can take part in the Easter Egg Trail at Ludlow Castle. The trail costs £2.95 per child on top of the normal admission price. Roam around the extensive grounds, hunting for the pictures of eggs designed by local school children, solve the clues and claim a chocolatey prize.

Ironbridge Gorge activities

With a wide range of Easter events across the whole of the Ironbridge sites, there really is something for everyone. Go “Hopping Mad” at Coalport China Museum and design your own bunny-themed artwork. Blast into space at Enginuity with the Eggstronauts, a fun science workshop aimed at children of primary school age. Or head to Blist Hill for an Eggstraordinary Easter with egg hunts for younger children and a chocolate-themed Victorian advertising trail for older children. Across the bank holiday weekend at Blist Hill you can also take part in an “egg dancing competition” with a prize for any participant.

Enchanted Egg Hunt at Hawkstone Follies

Head to Hawkstone Follies this bank holiday weekend to join a magical egg hunt. Help find the hidden dragon eggs to find the magic word and claim a chocolatey prize or seasonal gift. Trails cost £1 on top of the normal admission charge. Keep your eyes peeled and you might also spot the Easter Bunny galivanting around the park.

Easter on the Severn Valley railway

Throughout the Easter holidays, collect a trail sheet to have a go at cracking the clues, solving the quizzes and spotting items as you travel along this historic steam railway. Trail sheets are free and available from the booking office and include a treat for everyone who completes the trail. For something a little more civilised for older family members perhaps, the Severn Valley Railway are running Sparkling Afternoon Tea experiences aboard it’s trains across the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Alighting at Kidderminster, sip a glass of something sparkly and tuck into sandwiches and cakes whilst travelling along in one of their luxury vintage carriages. Check out their website at https://svr.co.uk/ for details of the timetabled trains across the holidays.

Walking in Shropshire

And if you want to get away from the crowds this Easter how about donning a pair of walking boots and heading out into the beautiful Shropshire countryside. With thousands of acres to explore, you can definitely find some quieter spaces this coming weekend. So whether its family fun your after or you simple want to spend some time in the fresh air and outdoors, there is something for everyone across the county this Easter. Let’s just hope that the weather is kind and we see some sunshine this coming weekend!