Entertaining the kids over the holidays can get pricey. Looking for activities to entertain your little ones over the Easter holidays on a budget? Look not further, I got you!
Free Activities in Gloucestershire
1. Gloucester Cathedral
- The Cheeky Chick Easter Trail – collect trail sheets from the welcome desk. Free but a donation of £5 is suggested. Running until 16th April, every day except Good Friday
- Easter Family Activity Sessions in The Chapter House on 11th, 12th and 13th 12:30-3:30. Free but booking required. Again, donation suggested.
2. Museum in the Park (Stroud)
- Easter Bunny Trail around the museum. Maps are available at the reception desk. Free but donations appreciated. Their walled garden is starting to bloom too. Everyday until April 16th 11-4.
3. The Jet Age Museum (Staverton)
- For budding pilots. Single flyer aircrafts you can sit in, and larger ones you can go in too. If you know your aircrafts they have a Trident (passenger jet) and the Vulcan (which was a British bomber plane used in the Falklands war) you can go in – timed tours but tickets free.
Free entry but donations appreciated.
- On April 22nd They’ve got a visit from a vampire jet fighter and special speakers 10-4.
4. Egg Hunt Trail at Robinswood Hill
- On until April 16th. Free – trail map available online at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
5. Dunkertons Cider
- Saturday 8th free screening of the movie Hop 10-12. Best fancy dress and colouring.
6. Easter Eggstravaganza
- Hucclecote Community Centre Saturday 8th 2:30-4:30 Family Easter Even with Peter Rabbit. Free entry. Shopping stalls, free crafts and a bar.
7. The Hewlett (Cheltenham)
- Easter Funday on Sunday 9th – free entry – easter egg hunt, kids games, charity raffle and more. 3-5pm.
8. St James City Farm
- Wednesday 12th April free arts and crafts plus meet the rabbits 11-12:30pm – activity is aimed at GL1 postcodes
9. Pets at Home
- Free My Pals workshops running most days at both Chelt and Glos. This time they are doing foraging boxes for rodents and meet the animals and get a certificate at the end.
10. Gloucestershire Libraries
- Check your local one as I am pretty sure they all run activities over the holidays.
Low-cost activities in Gloucestershire
St Augustine’s Farm (Near Frampton)
- £6.50 adults and £5.50 children – under 2s free. Open Fri-Mon 10-4. Easter hunts, calf and lamb feeding, guinea pig holding, other animals, small play park.
Primrose Vale Easter Trail
- Until 16th April and tickets are £5.50 a child and £2.50 an adult.
At-home budget activities:
- Feed the ducks (bird feed or frozen peas)
- Chalking outside
- Decorating digestive biscuits or a baking kit (around £2 a pack)
- Den making (indoors or outdoors depending on weather)
- Spring walk scavenger hunt (available free on google)
- Making daisy chains
Kids eat free over the holidays
Free food for kids? I like the sound of that. Sadly, in this case there isn’t really such a ting as a free meal.
The two best offerings are:
Asda: kids eat for £1 with no minimum adult spend (as in, adults don’t even need to buy anything!).
Ikea: Kids meals from 95p
Kids eat free with an adult spend:
- TGI Fridays: kids eat free with every adult main (ends 16th)
- Bill’s: free all-day meals for up to two children with every adult main dish.
- Yo! Sushi: free all day with an adult minumum spend of £10
- Bella Italia: Kids £1 with every adult main
- Morrisons: kids eat free with every adult meal purchased at £4.49
- The Real Greek: kids under 12 free with every £10 adult spend
- Dobbies: kids eat free with every adult meal after 12pm daily
- Sainsbury’s: kids £1 with every adult meal
- M&S: kids eat free with every £5 adult spent