Easter in Bristol
Somehow it’s already February, Christmas and New Year flew by, Valentine’s Day is practically over already and this means Easter is just around the corner. While everyone’s looking forward to the usual Easter egg hunts and an overload of chocolate, there’s plenty more to do around Bristol and just to make it easy for you, here is a list of the best activities to get involved with around Bristol this Easter.
Tudor Re-enactment at Berkeley Castle
Get a taste of royalty this Easter at Berkeley Castle, just 30 minutes north of Bristol, as King Henry VIII and his entourage visit this south west landmark as part of their Royal Progress. This re-enactment takes place in the castle’s stunning Great hall and will transport you back in time as you meet King Henry, his queen and their entire court, including their ladies in waiting and many noblemen. As well as this you have the chance to see them perform a traditional Tudor dance in this historic setting. Enjoy this slice of history on 5th April, find out more and buy tickets here.
Animal Rescue Centre Coffee Morning
Join Bristol’s notorious Animal Rescue Centre for their Easter coffee morning and have fun browsing bric-a-brac tables, shopping at a range of stalls and entering their “eggs-tra special” raffle prize draw, while also raising money for the vulnerable animals they care for! This event takes place on 4th April form 10am and is free for all, so get down there!
Bristol Zoo Gardens Conservation Academy
Bristol Zoo continues its great run of kids’ conservation activities this Easter with this fantastic, interactive, two-day academy for children aged 8-12. Ideal for your future zoologists, who are fascinated by animals and protecting wildlife, this course will teach children the importance of conservation, how the zoo monitors animal’s health, how to build the perfect enclosure and what it takes to become an animal keeper. Go wild with this great event on 7th April and find out more here.
Sculpture Festival at University of Bristol Botanical Gardens
This hugely popular event returns to University of Bristol Botanical Gardens for another year! Exhibiting a wide range of sculptors and artists in a unique setting, surrounded by the beautiful plants of the Botanical garden, this event runs over the weekend from Friday 10th April and promises to be perfect way to spend a relaxing Easter weekend. As well as this the festival is free for students, University of Bristol staff, Friends of the Botanic Garden and anyone under 18, so get out your diary and set this event in stone!
Little Kitchen Cookery School’s Easter Egg Masterclass
Ok fine, we couldn’t help but include a classic Easter activity and this is the perfect way to get into a chocolatey mood this time of year. Bristol’s favourite cookery school, the Little Kitchen, is opening its doors for an Easter egg masterclass, designed to help you learn how to make the perfect chocolate egg, combining milk, white and dark chocolate, as well as mini eggs and truffles as the perfect Easter egg surprise! This class is available for adults and children so book now to get stuck in!
Posted on 13th February 2020 by James Potts