Bunnies, daffodils, chicks and of course chocolate – what’s not to like about Easter? There are lots of eggs-traordinary activities and events happening across East Sussex with something for everybunny to enjoy over the Easter period. Read on to chick out our favourites!

National Trust Easter egg trails

We are lucky to have lots of wonderful National Trust locations in East Sussex. Over Easter many NT sites are running Easter egg hunts for the whole family to enjoy. Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and a chocolate egg.

Bateman’s, 23 March to 14 April

Discover an Easter adventure trail for the whole family at Bateman’s, including characters from Rudyard Kipling’s beloved story, The Jungle Book.

Sheffield Park and Gardens, 23 March to 14 April

Take a flight of imagination on the duck-themed Easter trail with mallard-inspired activities including duck hoopla, shaking your tail-feathers on the balance beams and trying out your musical prowess as con-duck-ter!

Birling Gap, 28 March to 14 April

Walk the Easter trail at Belle Tout and take part in fun, family activities along the way. Collect your activity pack from the Birling Gap Visitor Centre.

Bodiam Castle, 29 March to 14 April

Have a roaring time at this medieval castle this spring with a dragon eggs-travaganza.

Easter Pantomimes

Pantos are not just for Christmas!

Rapunzel, A Tangled Hairy tale, Devonshire Park Theatre, 3 to 7 April

Enjoy an Easter family extravaganza as you embark on a whimsical journey following the adventures of Rapunzel, the long-haired princess, as she navigates her way through a world of fun, laughter and magic.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Royal Hippodrome,  28 March to 3 April

Join Betty Barnum, Goldilocks and her brother Ringo as the circus pulls into Eastbourne. Success is threatened by a rival, evil circus owner. All seems lost until a trip into the woods where they stumble upon three bears who are ‘Just Right’ to save the show…

Artistic endeavours

Towner Family Days – Presence with Amy Leung, 3 and 5 April

During two Family Days at the Towner this Easter holidays, artist Amy Leung will be exploring a new theme around the Turner Prize exhibition. She will be looking at how the nominated artists represent human bodies, experiences and voices.

Activities will spread out over the whole building and visitors can join at any point, from the creative making sessions led by Amy to self-directed activity packs.

Hastings Contemporary Family Days, 4 and 11 April

The art gallery’s Family Days will explore two current exhibitions. The first on 4 April will celebrate the opening of the Pearls of the Sea exhibition and the second on 11 April will explore Elias Sime’s Eregata እርጋታ. Explore the exhibitions and then take part in artist facilitator led workshops and activities.

Bluebell Railway – Kids for a Quid

The heritage steam railway at Sheffield Park will be running its popular Kids for a Quid travel offer during the Easter holidays as well as other events.

Mobile Farm, 29 March to 1 April

Over the Easter weekend the South Brockwells Farm will be at Kingscote station with an exciting array of animals for visitors to see and pet (for a small donation).

Alice In Wonderland Weekend, 6 to 7 April

The following weekend, experience the enchanting world of Lewis Carroll with the Alice In Wonderland Weekend. Meet Alice and The Mad Hatter on the train and see the Bluebell Bunny and Tower Princess at Kingscote station. There will also be a Spring Trail available to take part in at Kingscote.

Wilderness Woods

Bunny Trail, 29 March to 14 April

Take a walk in the woods and follow the Bunny Hunt. Solve the woodland anagram and find spring poems nestled amongst the trees.  Arts, crafts, music and forest school workshops are also taking place throughout the holidays.

If you’d prefer to stay at home, read more about our Easter themed activity ideas to do with the kids.

Wherever you’re visiting or whatever you’re planning over Easter, we hope you have an egg-celent time!