2018 Easter events and days out
Step into history with an action-packed Easter weekend in 2018. We've got plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained across the country so release your inner adventurer and join us for a fun day out.
Plus, join an Easter Adventure Quest over the Easter weekend for your chance to win a one-off 'Eggsclusive Egg' designed by one of six children's illustrators.
Featured Easter Events
Thrilling adventure quests are taking place at our historic places across the country this Easter. These special family days out are packed with Easter activities and games to keep the kids busy over the Easter weekend. Hunt for clues in the dramatic natural landscape of Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, or have a go at archery, crafts and activities at Dover Castle's Medieval Easter Weekend. There's adventure waiting at more than 20 sites across the country this Easter.View all on map
Easter Adventure Quest - Audley End House, EssexFri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr 2018
Easter Adventure Quest - Kenilworth Castle, WarwickshireFri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr 2018
Easter Adventure Quest - Belsay Hall, NorthumberlandFri 30 Mar - Bank Holiday Mon 2 Apr
Medieval Easter Weekend - Dover Castle, KentFri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr 2018
Easter Adventure Quest - Tintagel Castle, CornwallFri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr 2018
Easter Adventure Quest - Scarborough Castle, North YorkshireFri 30 Mar - Bank Holiday Mon 2 Apr
Easter Adventure Quest - Wrest Park, BedfordshireFri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr 2018
Easter Fun - Osborne, Isle of WightFri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr 2018
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Find and win an 'Eggsclusive Egg'
We've teamed up with six leading children's illustrators to design six 'Eggsclusive Eggs' inspired by our historic places. Join an Easter Adventure Quest over the Easter weekend for your chance to find a special chicken token and win an egg. Eggs will be hidden at six random sites hosting the quest across the country. Good luck!
Hands-on Easter Crafts and Activities for Kids
Decorate some Pace Eggs
From the 18th century children decorated their own eggs at Easter, or recieved them as presents. These were called ‘pace eggs’, and we've put together a guide so you can make them at home.
Make a Sword
No adventure is complete without a trusty sword at your side. Take a look at our instructions for making your own out of cardboard and improve your swordsmanship.
Discover the Art of Heraldry
Show your true colours to a friend by making your own heraldry. Follow our guide to find out all about it, download a heraldic charge animal or beast and craft your very own piece of history.
Make a Shield
Make sure you are prepared for your adventure by making your own shield to boost your defence. Decorate it with your own heraldic design and have the best looking protection around.
Holiday in history this Easter
5 Castle Breaks
Explore our top picks to help you time travel to some of England's most historic sites in 21st century style and comfort.
Feel at home in history
We have a range of holiday cottages in historic settings across the country, so find your perfect stay this Easter.
Plan a weekend away or a short break in England with our regional travel guides.
Enjoy a full year of adventure
Easter is the best time of year to become an English Heritage member and take full advantage of free entry to over 400 sites plus free or discounted access to our exciting events programme throughout the year.Join from £3.83 per month