What’s happening in Herefordshire over the Easter weekend

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For families planning outings over the Easter holidays, here is a list of things to do during the school holidays.

Join the Adventure Quest at Goodrich Castle, near Ross-on-Wye. Clues and challenges are a great way to encourage young visitors to explore and everyone will have fun with an egg and spoon race and egg roll. Normal castle admissions apply, plus £1.50 per child for the quest. The event runs until Sunday, April 24. For more information visit: https://www.visitherefordshire.co.uk/whats-on/easter-adventure-quest-goodrich-castle

Leisure Oak Wood

Oaker Wood Leisure, in Kingsland near Leominster, runs multi-activity days during the Easter holidays. Activities include zip lines, rock climbing, rafting, pistol shooting and more. For more information visit: https://www.oakerwoodleisure.co.uk/

Global Eggventure at Eastnor Castle

Eastnor Castle is hosting a family treasure hunt celebrating 150 years of ‘Around the World in 80 Days’.

Visitors find clues around the castle and grounds and turn in their entry for a chocolate treat at the end.

The Easter event is included in the admission price alongside all the usual castle attractions.

The event runs from Friday April 15 to Monday April 18. For more information visit: https://www.visitherefordshire.co.uk/whats-on/easter-treasure-hunt-eastnor-castle

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Easter Family Craft Day at Hereford Cathedral

Join the Hereford Cathedral team at Easter for a day of craft activities suitable for the whole family.

Make a selection of crafts to take home and learn more about the history of Easter. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 19, meet anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Tickets cost £2.50 per participating child and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For more information visit: https://www.herefordcathedral.org/Event/easter-family-craft-day2022

Croft Castle Easter Egg Hunt

Celebrate Easter with a family day out in Herefordshire at the National Trust’s Croft Castle, near Leominster. To add to the pleasure of young visitors, a nature trail through the magnificent gardens with themed activities for all ages. Normal admission fees for the castle apply and the trail costs £3 per child. Until Monday April 18. https://letsgowiththechildren.co.uk/events/easter-egg-hunts-at-croft-castle/

Newbridge Farm Park

Newbridge Farm Park, near Ledbury, is open during the Easter holidays. Daily activities include an Easter hunt with a chocolate prize for all the children, spring craft activities with Laughing Betsy from 10am to 3pm, tractor rides at 11am and 3pm, and lots of indoor and outdoor games.

Pony rides will also be offered on Thursday 21 April. Pre-booking is essential for this activity. http://newbridgefarmpark.com/

Canoe trips in Herefordshire

The River Wye offers some of the best canoeing in the country. With the Hereford canoe rental, you can take half-day, full-day or multi-day trips.

Prices start from £60 per canoe for a half day trip. For more information visit: https://www.herefordcanoehire.com/

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