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Easter in St Neots
With Easter weekend fast approaching, we have been busy compiling a list of our favourite things to do as a family at Hooper’s Green, set in the picturesque town of St Neots. From exciting local attractions to activities for the whole family at home, there really is something for everyone to enjoy this Easter.
Read on to find out more:
A Timed Easter Egg Hunt
For many, Easter is just not Easter without an Easter egg hunt! An Easter egg hunt can be done anywhere and will be enjoyed by the whole family; all that is required is a bit of forward planning! Our favorite type of Easter egg hunt is to hide clues around the garden that lead everyone to their own delicious chocolate egg.
Want some inspiration? How about: ‘old mother hubbard lived in a…’or ‘fill me with seeds and put me up high, my guests come from up in the sky….’. Get creative and see what fun clues you can come up with!
Weather dependent, the hunt can be indoors or outdoors, and if you have younger children, it is always a sweet idea to have them leave a note to the Easter Bunny before the hunt to make the day feel extra magical for them!
Top tip: watch out for any pups; they tend to be better seekers than us humans!
Scavenger Hunt at Hamerton Zoo
Another exciting option, only a 23-minute drive from St Neots, is the annual Easter Scavenger Hunt is Hamerton Zoo. Set in 25 acres of beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside, the popular zoo specialises in rare, endangered and unusual animals – including big cats, brown bears and reptiles!
What better way to spend Easter than following clues and searching for chocolate eggs amongst meerkats and giant anteaters? With ‘egg-traordinary’ prizes on offer, Hamerton Zoo is a great day out for all the family!
Arts and Crafts at Home
Arts and crafts are a wonderful at-home activity to do during the Easter holidays, creating memories and artwork that you can cherish forever. Our favourite activity is painting Easter eggs in distinct colours and patterns and placing them around the house for decoration – who said you could only decorate the house at Christmas!?
Or, if you are keen on taking the DIY to the next level, why not try making a papier mâché Easter egg – that way, you can get even more creative, and even crack out the glitter and colourful tissue paper!
Another essential Easter arts and crafts idea is a special easter bonnet. You can easily make these out of paper or use an old hat of your own. Grab some ribbon, flowers and one of your paper mâché eggs and stick them onto your hat. Get your whole family in matching Easter bonnets for Sunday lunch!
St Neots Farm & Craft Market
Another exciting Easter activity to make the day ‘eggstra’ special is to head over to St Neots Farm and Craft Market. This local destination has a wide range of products on offer, from locally reared meat and poultry and award-winning fudge to plants, wooden crafts and specialty vegan bakes. Head to the market to support independent businesses in the area and get to know all your local farmers and suppliers. When you get home, make sure to cook up a fabulous Easter feast with all the fresh ingredients you buy – a locally sourced meal for the whole family to enjoy!
Easter Family quiz
Fancy a bit of healthy family competition? Easter is a wonderful time to host a quiz for the whole family; you could even come up with different sets of questions for adults and for children, so that everyone can get involved. Make sure to have some exciting prizes for the winners to make the game even more fun!
Want some ‘egg-celent’ question ideas? What about some of these:
Do rabbits really lay eggs? No!
How heavy is the world’s largest egg? 8,000kg