Easter Holidays - The Ultimate Guide

Not sure what to do with the kids this Easter holiday? 🐰 Check out our ultimate guide here for some quick inspo... 



The Rocketship Bookshop are hosting a creative writing workshop this half term. For the young writers out there, check out Highland Heist with Jo Clarke on 4th April @ 11am. Book your ticket now for £2.

For those foodies among us, why not book a cookery class with Waitrose and bake some Easter treats on 5th April – the £80 ticket covers everything you’ll need for 1 child (8-12yrs) and 1 adult.

Starcast Performing Arts are inviting all Teddy Bears and their children along to a special picnic themed workshop on 13th April at The Elim Centre on Dews Road. For £15, your little star can sing, dance and adventure into the woods with them this Easter. (4-7yrs)

If you’ve got a young Picasso on your hands, Riverbourne Community Farm are hosting a Junior Masterpiece Painting workshop on 14th April.

Splash of Colour are also open for pottery painting and mosaic crafts – be sure to book your time slot as these can fill up fast!

If theatre is how you like to spend your time, then head over to the Playhouse on 15th April for a backstage tour! Learn how it all works behind the curtain and where the scenery comes from.Walk on the main stage, tour the dressing room halls, and they’ll even show you their costume department! Tickets start at £10, but be quick, this one’s popular! (6yrs+)

Salisbury’s amazing Escape Rooms love new challengers, so take your future genius along for a real brain-boggling conundrum! Put their problem solving skills to the test and try to escape before time runs out!

Spend a day chilling out and pop along to the Odeon – sit back, relax and enjoy a film. The Odeon show a child-friendly film every day and are running a brilliant ‘Adult & Child’ ticket offer alongside.



Salisbury treasure trails are definitely one of our favourite things to do – discover the historical wonders of Salisbury while trying to solve brain-teasing puzzles on your quest for fun! Grab your thinking caps and let’s go…

  • The Smurfs Great Escape is coming to Salisbury on 8th April – you’d be blue to miss this! Hop on this exciting adventure around the city as you try to save the Smurfs from the evil wizard Gargamel! Just £30 for up to 6 adults – kids play FREE! (All ages welcome)
  • TreasureTrails have a detective mystery trail around the Cathedral Close, or a treasure hunt around some of Salisbury’s Historic Inns – each quest is less than £10 per team and can be posted or printed off at home. (6yrs+)
  • TextQuest have two great mysteries to solve from just £16 per team; ‘Delightful Salisbury’ & the slightly more challenging ‘Solve the Salisbury Bank Robbery!’ (All ages welcome /👩‍🦽✔)

Why not introduce your mini-you to a new skill this half term? Take them to Salisbury Golf Centre and let them try their luck at potting a hole-in-one on their 9-hole golf course. Junior prices from £3.50 each. (6yrs+)

If Dance is more their thing, The Elim Centre is hosting two Street Dance Workshops for 9-19 year olds on 12th April – just £13 per person.

Hudson’s field are also running Salisbury City Sports Day on the 12th April. For £5 per child, let your little monsters complete and use up some of that half term energy! (School Years 4-6 & 7-9)



Salisbury has so much history on offer, so why not explore it with your young historians! The city streets are full of ancient architecture and traditional experiences, but for a real look into the heart of our city, pay a visit to one of our top attractions below…

  • Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta (Free under 13 / 13-17yrs: £5 / Adults: £10)
  • The Rifles Museum (Free Under 5 / 5-16yrs: £3 / Adults: £5)
  • Mompesson House (Child: £4.25 / Adult £8.50)
  • Arundells House & Gardens (Free Under 12 / Adult: £9)
  • Old Sarum Castle (Free under 5 / 5-17yrs: £3.60 / Adult: £6)


0-6 YEAR OLDS 🥁✨

Salisbury has plenty of things for under-6’s to do, including a musical rendition of Peter and the Wolf on 3rd April at St. Thomas’s Church – and don’t worry, they don’t expect your little crawlers and bum-shufflers to stay seated.

The Winchester Gate have Rock the Tots performing a magical Easter set on 11th April. Watch as your little dancers boogie and bounce their way onto the dancefloor 🕺🏼💃🏼 with some magic tricks thrown in for fun! (Child: £5 / Adult: £8)

The Friary Community Centre are holding a community picnic for under-5's on 11th April at 11:30am, they will have an arts & crafts table there so your toddler can create some amazing new pieces for your fridge at home!



Stop off somewhere sweet to re-fuel your little angels… why not treat them to Sprinkles for a loaded waffle or pancake, or a tub of crazy flavoured ice cream 🍦

For an on-the-go treat, try Shakeaway for their favourite chocolate bar flavoured milkshake with all the trimmings!

Hardys Original Sweetshop has a wide variety of traditional sweets to get your little monkeys excited – let them choose a pre-packed treat or switch it up with some pick’n’mix!



Time for a trip back to our childhoods with some fun activities that were real family faves...

Why not pack up some lunchboxes from home, grab a blanket and your favourite toy 🧸 and head out for a family picnic in the sunshine? Queen Elizabeth Gardens or the Cathedral grounds are both beautiful outdoor spaces.

Get your little ones excited about a jam jar, some string and a piece of bread! The shallow waters of Queen Elizabeth Gardens or The Old Mill are great spots to try and catch some minnows (please be careful and make sure you throw them back afterwards!).

Old Sarum Castle is right on our doorstep and is a fab place for a walk. The outer ring is free to walk and has breath-taking views of the entire city. There’s a small car park on Hudsons field which is free to use if you don’t mind the little extra walk across the field.

Riverbourne Community Farm is free entry from 10am – 1pm, so why not take your tiny humans there for some farmyard fun with the small animals, birds, and all the usual farmyard suspects… 🐮🐷🐴🐔 The farm is easily accessible too for disabled and elderly visitors. There are also some great walking trails nearby!

The countryside around Salisbury District Hospital is a real sight to see – join one of their enthusiastic members of staff for a free guided nature walk on 4th April and explore local habitats, rare flowers and take a break to enjoy the natural world!


We hope you have an egg'cellent Easter with your little ones, and celebrate in your own traditional ways! Let us know on social media what you get up to, maybe you'll inspire some other families this half term...

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