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5 unmissable activities to try this Easter

11th April 2022

Come rain or shine, the Easter holidays are the perfect time to discover somewhere new with the family (or to revisit your favourite place!).

Looking for some inspiration? Discover five National Lottery funded venues across the UK that are offering fun family activities, this Easter holiday…

A museum room displaying different objects.
©St Fagans National Museum of History

St Fagans National Museum of History

Location: Cardiff, Wales

St Fagans National Museum of History is Wales’ largest and most popular heritage attraction and one of Europe’s leading open-air museums. The museum showcases how the people of Wales have lived – from the world of a 230,000-year-old Neanderthal child to present day.

Over the Easter weekend (15-18 April) become an Easter detective by taking part in St Fagans' Big Museum Easter Trail… will you crack the code?

Discover how you can take part.

The entry of the house of Robert Burns converted in a museum
©Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Location: Ayr, Scotland

Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, was born in a humble cottage in the village of Alloway in 1759 and the building is now part of a trail that that weaves through the village, taking you from historical buildings to landmarks known to Burns.

Contained inside the museum is an enormous collection of objects associated with Burns, as well as items telling the story of how, from Venezuela to Vladivostok, Burns became a poet hero after his death. There are many fun, interactive exhibits to keep even the youngest Burns fan happy.

Between 15- 18 April, the Easter Bunny will the dropping off five golden eggs daily, with a chance to win an egg-stra special prize if you find one!

Find out more here.

A cartoon flyier of Victorian Dragon Hunters activity in Lincoln Castle
Victorian Dragon Hunters activity in ©Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle

Location: Lincoln, England

Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Lincoln Castle has stood for hundreds of years as a symbol of power and seat of justice. Discover 1000 years of history – where it happened. Scale the heights of the Medieval Wall Walk, follow in the footsteps of prisoners in the Victorian Prison, and immerse yourself in the Magna Carta story.

This Easter, Lincoln castle urgently needs your help… there have been reported dragon sightings on the grounds! Between 2-18 April, head to Lincoln Castle to follow the clues, solve the puzzle, find the dragons and claim your reward.

Learn how you can get involved here.

A sunset postcard of the Window on Wildlife nature reserve
Belfast’s Window on Wildlife by ©Chris Henry

RSPB Belfast's Window on Wildlife

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Nature explorers simply cannot miss a trip to Belfast’s Window on Wildlife which is home to birds and wildlife from all over the world. There are more than 100 species of birds and other wildlife to be found here, from lapwings and terns to konik ponies.

Plus, there are always friendly faces to happily answer questions and assist with bird identification.

Plan your trip here.

Visitors enjoying Eden Project's domes in summer
©Eden Project

The Eden Project

Location: Cornwall, England

The Eden Project in Cornwall allows visitors to journey through tropical and Mediterranean environments within huge domes containing plants from across the globe. With 35 acres of incredible landscaped garden, learn about flora and fauna from all over the world.

Don’t forget to collect your Easter activity pack when visiting between 9-24 April, loaded with adventures for the whole family to enjoy, and get stuck into games designed to help you explore the great outdoors and witness all the beautiful signs of spring.

Discover how you can get involved.

Each week, National Lottery players raise more than £30 million for good causes across the UK, making projects like these possible.