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Your guide to Easter fun in Gloucestershire

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: April 12, 2014

  • Tom and Izzy Philips enjoying the Easter fun at the Nature in Art on Tuesday

  • Jared Brown of Gloucester Brewery at the Gloucester Quays Home and Garden Party held in Gloucester last year

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WITH Easter only a few days away, there is plenty for families to do in Gloucestershire.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is celebrating the arrival of spring, by offering free entry for kids throughout the Easter holidays.

Visitors can enjoy a special Easter trail with a chocolaty reward at the end. There will be an opportunity for everyone to get close to nature as they spot newly hatched ducklings, listen out for birdsong and fill their day with lots of fun activities inside and out at Slimbridge. There will be otter talks taking place at the Back to the Brink mammal attraction, the opportunity to handle slimy amphibians including newts and salamanders at Toad Hall, and plenty of outdoor play and splashing fun to be had at the River Life playground and Welly Boot Land.

Creative fun can be had at Gloucester Waterways Museum, where Easter bunnies, chickens, and small goats can be found. On Wednesday miniature pygmy goats will be joining the other animals, offering another opportunity for little ones to meet their favourite farmyard friends. There’s will be a packed programme of drop-in art workshops lined up at the museum too, including Easter card, hats and fluffy sheep-making, not to mention egg decorating with papier-mâché and feathers.

On Tuesday and Friday, Robinswood Hill is holding an Easter Eggstravaganza, where visitors can join in on a number of Easter activities. There will also be the chance to make your own Easter bonnet and Easter treasure hunts. This will start at 11am to 3pm on both days.

Elsewhere Go Ape in the Forest of Dean will see visitors having hours of including flying down zip wires and leaping off swings.

The third annual Gloucester Quays Garden Party will be hosted over the Easter weekend. It will feature live demos from Joe Swift, Carol Klein, Dale Pinnock and children’s favourite, Mr Bloom. There will be more than 80 stalls selling goodies, live music, and family fun and there will be a chance to sample the finest regional food and drink. The event will start at 11am on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

Over in Berkeley, children will get the chance to meet Dora the Explorer and Disney’s swashbuckling pirate Jake, at the Cattle Country Adventure Park. There’s will also be the chance to embark on their own adventure in the play barns, jump for joy on the trampolines, and explore the castle.

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