The Easter forecast might be a bit nippy, but that’s no eggscuse for not wrapping the kids up and getting them outside. There are plenty of outdoor family activities in and around Brighton over this bank holiday weekend, including Easter Egg Hunts for budding treasure hunters. We have details of one in town and one out of town. So get the family kitted out in their woolly thinking hats and working up an appetite for that feast of chocolate.
At Devil’s Dyke in the South Downs National Park, the National Trust’s Easter Egg Hunt runs over the whole weekend – including Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday (31st March – 1st April). Just turn up at any time between 11 am and 3 pm at the National Trust green Trailer in Devil’s Dyke car park. Cost is £2 a ticket for a quiz sheet and map. All the family can solve clues to find eggs around the Dyke – however if you aren’t the hottest treasure hunter – organisers promise prizes for all.
The distance you need to cover on the egg trail is 1.5 miles maximum, time to allow is 1.5 hours.
To avoid Bank Holiday jams the 77 Bus runs to the Dyke over the holiday.
More information from: Devil’s Dyke Estate Office, 01273 857712.
If you don’t fancy trekking out of town, get along to Preston Park on Easter Sunday. Here the Friends of Preston Park are providing a ’free, fun and interesting’ Easter quiz and egg hunt. As well as the chance to find chocolate, you can also learn more about Brighton’s first and largest public park. Open to all accompanied children under 12, the hunt runs between 11 am and 2.30.
The Friends will be handing out questionaires near the playground, quizzing kids (and accompanying adults) on wildlife, trees, history and buildings in the park. Special information boards around the park will have the answers, and everyone has the chance to win a choccy easter egg. There’s also a drawing competition with paper and pencils provided, and special prize for best picture of the park.
Find more Easter Holiday fun at Child Friendly Brighton.