Despite another Easter with Government restrictions in place, there’s plenty of egg-cellent Easter activities and events to enjoy in Bristol either at home online, or with COVID-secure measures. 

Easter events in and around Bristol

Thanks to Bristol’s innovative businesses, there are some fantastic in-car entertainment options this Easter, for an alternative, COVID-secure activity to enjoy with your household or support bubble. The Parking Lot Social’s Easter Breakout event is taking place at Bristol Airport on the 14 and 15 April with an Easter panto, comedy nights, movies and performances from stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Ashton Gate Stadium is also hosting drive-in movies with new releases such as Witches, Godzilla vs Kong, Wonder Woman and Bill and Ted Face the Music. Screenings take place between 14 and 18 April, with multiple movies showing on each day.  

Bowood House is hosting two weeks of Easter fun in their gardens this year with Bowood’s Big Spring Adventure. Visitors can join an Easter egg hunt from 1- 11 April, and between 12-18 April, visitors can also follow the Easter Bunny Trail to win a chocolate treat.

There’s an Easter Eggstravaganza at Old Down Country Park which re-opens its gardens from 12 April. Complete the trail, answer clues and spot a few Easter furry friends in the process to win a treat, and there’s takeaway food and drinks available to enjoy in the gardens as well.

For an alternative to Easter bunny and egg trails, Sudeley Castle and Gardens is re-opening from 12 April with a trail of enormous life-sized elephant sculptures against the backdrop of one of the country’s most beautiful castles. The trail is part of environmental art campaign called CoExistence and is on until May.

Redgrave Theatre’s resident Easter Bunny is hosting an online Easter egg hunt game for children aged 2-10 to join in with at home via a live stream. With clues and riddles to solve, the fun hunt lasts an hour and takes places 1:30-2.30pm on 27 March and then again at 3-4pm on 3 April. For another children’s Easter activity, sign the kids up for Easter holidays cookery classes with Cooking It!    

With classes for Easter treats, cupcake chaos and Thai or Japanese food, Bristol’s Cooking It is sure to help keep the kids busy (and maybe provide you with a treat or meal at the end!) this Easter break. Classes are in-person (not online) from 6-16 April and costs vary from class to class. All levels of ability are welcome.

For a cultural experience, Lyra: Bristol Poetry Festival makes a come-back this Easter break as well, with a fully digital programme between 14 and 25 April. The festival, themed around Reconnection, features local, national and international poets including Dizraeli, Vanessa Kisuule, Phil Kaye and many more with online events, readings, workshops, panel discussions and a poetry slam.

Outdoor walks in and around Bristol

As the Government’s ‘stay at home’ order is replaced from 29 March with ‘stay local’ advice, we will be able to enjoy walks and outdoor activities slightly further afield. Visit Bristol has a comprehensive round-up of the best picnic spots, and another list of the top 20 spring walks around Bristol where you can enjoy the city’s green spaces springing back to life this Easter. Why not order a luxury hamper from Bristol’s Papadeli full of hand-picked artisan deli treats can be ordered online and delivered nationally too for a truly unforgettable picnic.

Or to explore the city in a new way, try out Treasure Hunt Bristol, where you can follow beautiful maps, solve clues, and learn things you never knew about the city, all using your phone. This socially distanced alternative to your usual walks is also pushchair friendly, making it ideal for young families.

Award-winning tour operator Where The Wall have also devised a street art tour via a specially designed app. The tour - A Piece of Banksy - uncovers the story of the elusive street artist and over 30 years of graffiti art history with 13 audio commentaries in 13 different locations around the city. The tour is downloadable on any smart phone and can be used by two devices at once, for 24 hours so users can go on the tour at their own pace in a COVID-secure way.

Easter feasts and drinks delivered to your door

Bristol’s Sri Lankan street food restaurant The Coconut Tree will offer its limited edition ‘Creme Egg Choccy Hopper’ as a takeaway dish this Easter. This chocolate-flavoured hopper is filled with melted chocolate, crushed mini-eggs and a smashed Creme Egg and is available to order for takeaway and collection from Good Friday 2nd April to Easter Sunday 4th April, priced at £4 each (pre-orders open on 27 March). A fitting limited edition special for Bristol in particular, as it is known as the birthplace of the first chocolate Easter Eggs, thanks to JS Fry of Bristol who created them in 1873!

There are many other Bristol favourites offering nationwide delivery, too. Order some award-winning pies from Pieminister which can be delivered across mainland UK (with some exceptions for parts of Scotland) or order a locally-produced fine wine from Aldwick Estate in Mendip Hills who sell individual bottles or cases and gift boxes. Shipping is free to addresses within 10 miles (six bottles minimum) and on all orders over £95. For people living locally, there are a vast array of Bristol’s best restaurants offering local delivery, including Fishers, the Coconut Tree, Woky Ko and Bar 44 to enjoy this Easter too.




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