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Date added: 08 April 2019

Easter in Swindon 

From Bunny Chases to Car Boots, Bands to Biking! - how to make the most of the Easter four-day break & school holidays in Swindon
 
Easter in Swindon
Just when we've all recovered from the festive onslaught that is Christmas, it's hard to believe that the time for big cuddly bunny rabbits and chocolate eggs is virtually upon us!
 
To keep you busy we've put together our guide of what's happening over Easter in Swindon.
 
So read on!
 
Big Bunnies at The Brunel!
 
Visit The Easter Bunny
Saturday 13 April to Saturday 20 April 2019
between 11.00am & 3.00pm
 
Easter at The Brunel, Swindon
 
Children will have the opportunity to meet the cheeky Easter Bunny in the upper level of The Plaza between 11am and 3pm.
 
 
Egg, Set, Go!
 
Easter starts early at the Outlet, where you can join them from Thursday 18 April for a weekend of extra savings - with an extra 20% off a whole load of top brands.
 
 
Egg Hunt at The Royal Oak, Bishopstone
Easter Sunday, 21 April, 10.30am - 1.00pm
SORRY, FULLY BOOKED
 
The annual Royal Oak Easter egg hunt is loved by children and adults alike. There will be a tractor and trailer ride to the hunt.
 
The cost is £10.00 per car/family.
 
Both the egg hunt and pub will be busy so please book in advance.
 
 
Purton Organics Easter Egg Treasure Hunt
Saturday 13 April, 10.00am - 4.00pm
 
Come and celebrate the arrival of spring on the farm, meet the new lambs, plus the athe kids can join in with an eggs-citing Easter egg hunt!
 
 
Great Lydiard Park Easter Trail
Saturday 20, Sunday 21 & Monday 22 April 2019
 
Hop into Easter at Lydiard Park!
 
The trail begins at the Coach House Activity Centre and you’ll travel round the lakes, woodlands and lawns. Search for clues hidden around the park to claim your Easter surprise.
 
 
Out in the country
 
What better time than Easter - if the sun's out - than enjoying the countryside in and around Swindon.
 
A Grand Day Out!
 
Lambourn Open Day
Good Friday 19 April 2019
 
A really great day out for all the family. Explore the stables, meet the famous horses and jockeys and enjoy the fun and games.
 
 
 
How about a car boot?
 
Easter is often a good time to pickup a bargain at a car boot sale, especially with the Dauntsey Car Boot Sale on Sunday & Monday.
 
PLUS: Don't forget the Market & Car Boot Sale at Blunsdon Indoor Market too - every Sunday.
 
Scarecrow Trail Highworth Scarecrow Trail
06 to 22 April 2019
 
This trail is becoming a real Easter tradition, so why not join in and look around this lovely market town and see who you can spot.
 
The theme this year is 'Heroes & Villains'
 
Entry forms will be available in the week before the trail begins from the Lighthouse Bookshop, Allen & Harris, the Saracen’s Head Hotel and the Goldfinger Tavern.
 
Over 50 scarecrows to find!

> more info.
 
Hop aboard!
 
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
The Easter Egg-Spress!
Good Friday - Monday 02 April 2018
 
Enjoy a steam train ride and visit the Easter Bunny handing out Easter Eggs in his specially decorated grotto. FREE chocolate egg for each child.
 
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
 
 
Coate Water Minature Railway
 
Trains are running all four days over Easter: Good Friday to Bank Holiday Monday, 11am to 5pm.
 
Just one of the many reasons to visit Coate Water with all the family, voted Swindon's favourite place.
 
 
Meet the Animals
 
Lots of new borns to see at this time of year in and around Swindon - including wallabies!
 
Lambs, Otters and Meerkats in Swindon Studley Grange
 
If Easter Weekend has a spot of rain, don't worry!
 
Get a taste of the tropics at Studley Grange. They've got hundreds of butterflies flying about plus loads more to see and do including a display of mini beats including snakes!
 
 
 
Their outdoor animal paddock includes new-born lambs, otters, meerkats, ducks, geese, rabbits and new kid goats. The next door craft village is also a great place to explore.
 
 
Roves Farm
 
Easter Bunny Chase and Much, Much More!
 
FREE Tractor and Trailer Rides will take visitors on an adventure to find the Easter Bunny for the ever popular Easter Bunny Chase - rumour has it, he has learnt some new tricks!
 
Plus, there's huge inflatables for the kids to use!
 
 
As you'd expect at Easter, the lambs will be running around the farm, and there are plenty of chicks, guinea pigs and rabbits in Pets Corner for visitors to hold and stroke.
 
 
The Manor Farm Estate, Lechlade
 
Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Manor Farm Estate in Lechlade offers fun for all the family. From their friendly farmyard animals to mountain biking, swimming, nature trails & more...
 
  
The Hare & The Tortoise!
 
STEAM Museum
Thursday 18 April 2019
 
This Easter holiday the Museum is bursting with things to see and do for all the family incl. this event. Who do you think will win the race – the speedy hare or the slow tortoise? Come along to story time and join in with the activities.
 
Easter at Steam museum, Swindon
 
 
Come on you, Reds!
   
Swindon Town v Crewe
Easter Monday, 3.00pm
 
Town take on Crewe at the County Ground as they try to keep up their promotion push. #COYR!
 
 
Easter on Horse Back!
 
At Rein & Shine with riding games, lessons & competitions
 
Two-Day Mini Camps
8th & 9th April 2019
9.30am - 3pm
 
Rein & Shine, the popular riding centre in Braydon just outside Swindon, is holding its Easter Pony Days. And there's lot on offer!
 
4 riding sessions over 2 days, horse care and fun, Easter Egg hunt, 2 competitions, show jumping and lots of rosettes!
 
 
In the swing!
 
Basset Down Golf Course & Driving Range
 
Proper golf & football golf both available!
 
  
Theatre Time!
 
Musical Mayhem
Swindon Arts Centre
17 & 18 April 2019
 
Following on from their productions of 42nd Street, Footloose and Cats, Tanwood Youth Theatre present a medley of 8 modern and iconic musicals including Mean Girls, Legally Blondeand Gypsy, led by an award-winning team of West End professionals.
 
 
 
Travel
 
Barnes Coaches Easter Holiday Day Trips
 
We understand if all the entertainment in Swindon is a little overwelming. So why not get away with for a day trip to the likes of London Zoo, Bognor Regis, Alton Towers, Monkey World and many more.
 
Barnes Caches Swindon Easter Trips
 
 
In Case it Rains!...
 
At The Movies!
 
Local Cinemas Popcorn, Pepsi and Pick 'n Mix. Surely everyone's dream. All you need now is the right movie! And with 3 cinemas, 25 screens and usually over 30 films on every week, Swindon is one great place to enjoy a movie!
 
 
Bowl 'Em Over!
 
Always good fun - a couple of hours letting it rip at the bowing alley.
 
 
Indoor Play!
 
Little ones always like an indoor game - but the lounge is not always the best place!
 
> Indoor Play Areas - full listings

And for maturing kids!...
  
Easter At The Dogs!
 
Easter at Swindon Greyhounds. You might not see an Easter bunny at Swindon Greyhounds this Easter – but you will see a hare!
 
 
 
Down the Pub!
 
SwindonPubs - Swindon pub guide
The Easter break is one of the best times of the year to enjoy a weekend in the pub. And You'll be pleased to know we have a whole new guide for that!
 
Highlights for us on Sunday when you don't have to worry about Monday are...
 
The Plough, Old Town
 
Sunday Sesh on Easter Sunday afternoon with Pulse from 3.00-5.30pm.
 
 
Home at  20 at The Kings
Easter Sunday 8pm
 
 
Homer at 20 at The Kings, Swindon
 
Eating Out Easter Lunch
 
What better than a great British roast on Easter Sunday - followed by a family walk in the country. Or something different, perhaps?
 
EAT Swindon
 
We've guides for both.
 
 
And finally....
 
To everyone in Swindon, Happy Easter!
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