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.

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Brave adventurers need to make sure their skills are top notch before taking part in one of our Easter Adventure Quests.

Have a go at each of our activities and gain a boost to your attack, defence and wisdom skills. You'll soon be ready to crack the clues and find the treasure!

  • 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.

  • Travel Guides

    Plan a weekend away or a short break in England with our regional travel guides.

Did you know?

Before the 7th century there were two methods for calculating the date for Easter. One originated from Roman missionaries who established what is now Whitby Abbey. The second came from the Irish or Celtic tradition which used the island of Lindisfarne  as their chief mission centre. Both used the lunar calendar, but had two different methods of calculation, meaning the Roman and Celtic Easters fell on different dates.

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