Easter in Bristol & Bath – Easter Egg Hunts & other Activities & Events

Easter Bristol Bath
Easter Bristol Bath

Easter egg hunts in Bath, Bristol and Somerset

Hurrah! It’s that time again, where the natural world awakens from its winter slumber. Spring. The soft colours of blossom gingerly pepper the trees and flowers make their brave advance towards a blue sky (albeit dotted with rain clouds!)

The weather starts to improve and the promise of summer is tantalisingly close, stretching out into the warmer months to come. And where Spring is, Easter is only a hop behind.

And the best part of Easter? The chocolate eggs, of course! Easter wouldn’t be Easter without overindulging in the abundance of chocolaty delights that arrive with the season. And if you need to keep the little ones entertained during the Easter holiday (while you take five to enjoy a cuppa and a secret stash of emergency Mini eggs) what better way than with an Easter egg hunt.

Here are a few local options that will get your kids outdoors and help them embrace Spring!

Top Easter spots in Bristol and Bath

Prior park, Bath

One for the nature lovers, the Prior park Easter egg hunt is a classy take on the chocolaty tradition. Known as the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Prior park welcomes kids of all ages to come and explore their beautiful gardens, brimming with the new life of the season.

Follow the Easter bunny’s trail through the grounds, search for the clues and earn a delicious Cadbury chocolate reward for your endeavours. Conveniently located just outside of Bath, the stunning 18th Century gardens is a great day out for the whole family.

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Glow in the dark egg hunt, Cheddar Gorge

A fantastic, futuristic alternative to the usual daytime Easter egg hunt, Cheddar Gorge is lighting up their ancient caves for the Easter season.

Not far from Bath or Bristol, the caves that once provided shelter to our ancestors over 14,700 years ago will come alight with a magical display of glowing, giant eggs.

Wander though the caves, crack the Easter Bunny’s mysterious code and earn a sweet treat at the end of your adventures.

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Bowood House, Bath

This stunning hotel and spa is so much more than just a country bolthole for those looking for a luxurious minibreak.

The extensive, beautifully manicured grounds offer a great place to relax and feel at one with nature. There’s even an adventure playground for the kids. But keep your eyes peeled! During the Easter break, there are ten golden eggs to be found, each one cunningly hidden around the park for young Easter explorers to claim as their own.

Take one egg to the admission desk and receive your delicious prize. There’s even an extra special egg to be found, which is apparently ‘hidden in disguise’, which will earn you a mystery treat ‘lasting the whole season’.

The festival of chocolate, the Chocolate Quarter, Bristol

Far from the usual child-focused events of Easter, the chocolate festival has a distinctly adult feel – although the kids are of course welcome!

On Saturday 31st March, the site of the once famous Somerdale Factory (renowned chocolate makers) will welcome artisan chocolatiers from around the country.

As well as an Easter egg hunt for the kids, grown-ups can enjoy the on-site cinema screening of the chocolate quarter’s extensive history while savoring a tasty morsel or two. (There’s even the chance to try a cocoa warm candle massage).

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Leigh Woods, Bristol

Set above the dramatic Avon Gorge, Leigh Woods is a stunning nature reserve on the outskirts of Bristol. With breathtaking views across the city, Leigh Woods is a wonderful place to enjoy a fun-filled family day out in the fresh air.

The ancient woodlands are home to a plethora of flora and fauna – and if you’re quiet, you might even spot a glimpse of some of the wood’s shier residence.

During Easter, Leigh Woods have teamed up with Cadbury, to create a fun (and very delicious) Easter egg hunt for the whole family!

SS Great Britain

Here’s one for history buffs and animal lovers. A new twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt, the SS Great Britain invites you on deck to learn about the animals that snuck aboard the famous ship.

Explore the many creatures and critters who travelled to foreign shores and enjoyed a free ride on Brunel’s masterpiece.

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Bristol Zoo Gardens

One of the most popular Bristol activities, A great day out whatever the season, Bristol Zoo is hosting a typically animal-based Easter egg hunt. As you absorb the many different species, sights and sounds the zoo has to offer, you’re invited to take part in an egg trail.

When you enter the zoo, you’ll be given egg stickers, all of which reflect the real-life counterparts from some of the zoo’s residence.

Learn about the animals and find out who lays which egg to complete your trail card along the way! You can even enjoy cracking Easter arts and crafts during the Easter weekend.

Bristol’s Best Sunday Roasts

Sunday Dinners Bristol
Sunday Dinners Bristol

Bristol Best Sunday Roast Guide

It’s hard to beat the iconic Sunday roast while away your Stag or Hen weekend. You’re feeling a little fragile after a big night on the Saturday, you want to catch up with friends or family, you need refuelling after a hearty walk in the countryside, what’s the answer? It’s always going to be a Sunday roast and Sunday roasts in Bristol are some of the best.

When you’re up against everyone’s mum’s who make the best roast ever or Auntie Mavis who’s roast tatties are legendary, it can be a hard act to follow but we think the Bristol Good Food Awards 2018 shortlist has got some great contenders. Voted for by the people of Bristol and judged by food experts, the awards ceremony is at the end of February.

Time to get sampling what the nominees have to offer so you can find your award winner too. If you’re not local to Bristol we’ve got you covered too as there’s Somerset cottage accommodation for you to make a break of it and sample Sunday roasts in Bristol.

Best Sunday Roast in Bristol

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The Bank Tavern, 8 John Street, Bristol, BS1 2HR

So for the ultimate Bristol Sunday roast let’s start with the highly commended in 2015, The Bank Tavern.

An unassuming traditional pub tucked away in the city centre serving traditional and more contemporary dishes and most importantly, an amazing roast. All you need to go with it is some award winning ales and cider and yes, you’ve got it, they can provide that too.

Broken Dock, Millennium Promenade, Bristol, BS1 5SY

Broken Dock is a relative newcomer to the Bristol Sunday roast scene as they reopened in May 2017 with new everything; new name, staff and menus. If you’re going to open a restaurant, bagging a Bristol Good Food nomination within your first year is a great way to do it.

Sunday Roast Bristol

Browns, 38 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1RE

Browns definitely have the first impressions covered. You can’t help but appreciate the sense of grandeur as you walk up the steps towards the building which was modelled on the Doge’s Palace in Venice.

As you might imagine, the inside of the building doesn’t disappoint wither and is a stunning location to enjoy your Bristol Sunday roast.

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Cowshed, 44-46 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2NH

Although Cowshed is renowned for meat, their focus is fresh, locally sourced, seasonal produce. With big tables, this would be an ideal place to go with a group of friends or family for a Sunday roast in Bristol. They were highly commended for their Sunday roast in 2012

Nettle & Rye, 16 Kings Road, Bristol, BS8 4AB

If you find yourself in Clifton on a Sunday lunchtime, Nettle and Rye might be the place for you. With a sun trap outsides and a relaxed feel inside, maybe it’s time to take advice from the Bristol Good Food Award and visit this 2016 highly commended eatery.

Rose of Denmark, 6 Dowry Place, Bristol, BS8 4QL

For a traditional roast of good portions, The Rose of Denmark is a great shout. Being close to the harbourside, you’re in the right place to go for a walk after your Sunday roast. No stranger to the Bristol Good Food award best Sunday lunch, The Rose of Denmark was highly commended in 2013 and 2014.

Victoria Park, 66 Raymend Rd, Bristol BS3 4QW ·

A local gastropub which, as the name suggests, is just off of Victoria Park, won the award for the Best Sunday Roast in 2013. With great views from the garden where you can enjoy your award winning roast, bring on the spring.

Yert Lush Bristol

Yurt Lush, Clock Tower Yard, Temple Meads, BS1 6QH

I bet you’ve been thinking that the list feels incomplete, like I’ve forgotten a classic major category in the Bristol Sunday roast eateries. We’ve covered restaurants and pubs but that’s it, no mention of Mongolian yurts, well here it is.

Nestled in next to Temple Meads, Yurt Lush has the wow factor and is a great place if you are looking for something a bit different to impress people. It definitely isn’t just a place to go for the novelty factor as the fresh flavours and sustainably sourced ingredients speak for themselves, so does the Bristol Good Food Award for the best Sunday roast for 2016.

Bristol is at the forefront of exquisite cuisine and as these nominees demonstrate, there is great variety and something for everyone, everyone who appreciates amazing Sunday roasts in Bristol that is.

Whether you live in Bristol or are visiting for the weekend, these contenders for the Bristol Good Food Award for the best Sunday roast are well spread around the city so there’s no excuse to not see what they have to offer. If so much talk of Sunday roasts in Bristol has piqued your interest but you’re not lucky enough to live in the area, why not book a weekend with friends at Bristol group accommodation and get sampling.