Places to stay, things to do, good food and drink
As the Easter Bunny bounds round the corner, it’s time to get thinking of ways to make your long weekend festive and fun! The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley will be hosting some great events with some spectacularly special offers. Here are our most ‘eggcellent’ Easter events:
The Egg Hunt is on at Chepstow Museum! – 6th April – 5th May
Seek out camouflaged eggs of all different sizes and materials hidden in and around the displays of Chepstow Museum! Children and their parents are invited to take part for free every day from 11am-5pm, Monday-Saturday and from 2pm-5pm on Sundays. To add to this educational Easter visit, Easter word puzzles have been devised for young ones to carry on with at home.
Room on the Broom launches at Dean Heritage Centre – 18th – 21st April
It’s time for the Gruffalo to step down from his post at the Dean Heritage Centre and hand over to the capable characters of Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson! This momentous transition will see the Gruffalo and the witch and dragon from Room on the Broom mingling with visitors as the new interactive woodland trail, film screening and a brand new ‘witch with chips’ is declared officially open to the public. Monday 21st will bring something extra special as Daryl Shute, producer of the oscar nominated adaptation will be there to talk audiences through screenings.
Easter weekend at Wyndcliffe Court Gardens – 18th-21st April
The Wyndcliffe Court Gardens are opening the doors to their grand grade II listed building especially for Easter! Not only will the tea rooms café and the formal gardens be welcoming visitors all weekend, but there will also be an Arts and Crafts fair in The Oak Ballroom on the Sunday and Monday from 11am-4pm. The stalls will be hosted by talented local producers and craftsman showcasing handmade jewellery and intricate glassware! Lastly, if you’re wondering what kind of Easter it would be without an Easter egg hunt – kids are invited to roam the beautiful gardens for a treasure hunt! To be opened for the Summer from 2nd May.
Easter Bunny Fun at Puzzlewood – 14th – 20th April
The Easter Bunny has dropped his Easter egg baskets and he needs your help to get them all back! Follow the trails through the enchanting woodland of Puzzlewood to find the baskets and solve puzzles and your surprise will be waiting at the end! Adults go for £6.50 and children £5.00.
Buy one get on Free at Harts Barn Cookery School
Easter doesn’t have to be about treating the kids, take a friend/partner for a cooking course and master a new international cuisine! The ITV televised Harts Barn Cookery School is offering buy one get one free on selected International Cuisine Themed Classes such as Taste of Thai, Flavour of Morocco and Indian Takeaway Specials! Lessons work out at roughly £25 p/p and must be booked via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit this vibrant and colourful pottery gallery on Sunday or Monday and be in with a (free!) shot of winning yourself a pair of funky handmade egg cups! All visitors will be entered into the draw upon arrival and are invited to take a look at the truly unique creations of Mary Rose Young. There is also a white bunny rabbit statue reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland on show – a great photo opportunity to capture your 2014 easter memories!