Top picks for Easter

Please continue to follow national guidance this half term. 

During the Easter break, it is still important to keep following the national lockdown guidelines.

With restrictions still in place, we still want you to celebrate, educate and have some fun this Easter, so we've rounded up our top picks for fun for all the family at home!

Looking for new things to do during the Holidays? 

Visit Inspire Online

There's a basket of activities for the whole family to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. This Easter includes, 'Sound Me A Story' with Mr Shay.

'Where does your mind take you when you read? What does your inner reading voice sound like? Join Mr Shay, your beatboxing host, to explore exciting stories through the power of sound'

This is open to children aged 7+ and their families, 

  • Tuesday 6 April
  • 11am and 2pm
  • £3 per family

Book your place for the 11am session 

Book your place for the 2pm session

Visit Inspire Online Children and Families section to find out what's available to entertain your family this half term. 

Looking for inspiration and ideas of what to do at home? Well worry no more as we're some bunny that can help.

Please note we are not responsible for any external content.

Easter Egg Hunt Kit

If you’re planning an Easter egg hunt, why not check out CBeebie's Easter egg hunt kit 

Find your hunting kit 

How to throw an Easter Egg Hunt

If you need the lowdown on how to throw the perfect Easter Egg Hunt, The BBC's Goodfood  site has you covered.

View the hoppy hunters guide

Feaster treats

Phoebe wants to make sure we are in sheep shape with some cracking, healthy and affordable recipes to try this Easter.

They're so good ewe will want to eat them all at once!

View Easter Recipes

Activities for all weathers

We have some hare raising fun and games for you to try out at home from Good Housekeeping.

Take a look at the activities



COVID-19: Please follow social distancing and other national guidelines when visiting our country parks.

Our country parks remain open for outdoor exercise. From 29 March, outdoor gatherings of up to six people, or two households will be allowed. 

Sherwood Forest Country Park 

Sherwood Forest Country Park will remain open, including car parks and play areas (numbers will be restricted.)

Rufford Abbey Country Park

Rufford Abbey Country Park will remain open, including car parks, play areas and Adventure Golf (numbers will be restricted). Limited take-out refreshment and toilet facilities will be available.

Holme Pierrepont Country Park

Holme Pierrepont Country Park will remain open, including car parks, play areas (numbers will be restricted), outdoor sports and activities as well as limited take-out refreshment and toilet facilities.


Waste Warriors Assemble

From scavenger hunts at home and find the missing word puzzles to colouring in templates - we have a range of Easter activities for you and the kids to enjoy at home!
Our waste warrior activities are a great way to get the kids involved in recycling this Easter.

Find out more about the Easter Scavenger Hunt activities


Rufford Abbey Easter Egg Hunt

  • Friday 2 April - Sunday 18 April
  • 10am - 4pm daily
  • Trail sheets cost £2

The annual Rufford Abbey Country Park Easter Egg Hunt is back!

Some of the Easter Bunny’s friends live far away so they were not able to make it because of the restrictions that are still in place, so we have gathered all the Easter Bunny’s eggs and a couple of friends to create a magical Easter Egg Hunt for you.

Find all the eggs that the troublesome bunnies have hidden and receive a very special prize!

Don’t forget to count the eggs on your way round and record them on the trail sheet - you will need to bring your own pen or pencil.

The special Rufford Golden Egg has also been hidden around the trail somewhere - see if you can find it! If you do, take a picture, post it on social media and use the hashtag #ruffordgoldenegg and #ExploreNotts.

Trail sheets cost £2 and can be purchased on the day from most outlets or at the front of the Abbey by the turning circle. 

We are continuing to adhere to government guidance regarding social distancing and we ask all visitors to do the same whilst at the park.

Please be patient when accessing the park or queuing for services, the staff at the park are working hard to keep everyone safe under difficult circumstances.

The park is open from 10.00am until 4.00pm daily. 

Find out more 


Feathery Family Trail

Whodunnit? Something has happened to all the Easter eggs and someone has left feathers all over the place! Can you complete all the challenges and solve the crime?

This family trail is £2 and includes a souvenir Sherwood Forest pencil. Available 11am – 3pm:

Monday 12th  April – Sunday 18th April (Daily)

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th April

Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd  & Monday 3rd May

Spring Nature Detective Pack

Can you spy what is bursting to life? Pick up one of these seasonal packs, containing family nature activities for the forest.

£1.50 per pack, available 11am – 3pm on :

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th April

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th April

No booking required. Please note that all activities can be purchased by card payment only.

When visiting Sherwood, please observe social distancing and the rule of 6. Follow safety signage across the site to help protect all our visitors from Covid-19.

Visit Sherwood

Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd & Monday 3rd May

Get the colouring pencils out and have a crack at our Easter colouring templates!

Make sure to share your colourful designs with us on social media, tagging #EggsloreNotts!

Visit our Easter Colouring Fun page 

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