3 ways to spend Easter in the Heart of England

Days out, Easter

Easter in the Heart of England

Whether you wish to explore the enchanting Oxfordshire countryside on a punt on the River Thames or have always wanted to take the kids on an exciting underground adventure in Derbyshire, we’ve discovered four exciting ways to spend Easter in the heart of the England.

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Enjoy A Punt On The River In Oxfordshire

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What could be finer than an Easter morning spent on a punt on the River Cherwell? Hire a traditional Punt at Cherwell Boat House in Oxford, and enjoy this quintessentially English past-time. Pack a picnic and settle aboard as you navigate willow trees gently blowing in the breeze and soothing waves lapping ashore. Take in the sites of Oxford known as the ‘city of dreaming spires’, as you sail in tandem with the slow moving current of the river.

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Visit the village of Great Missenden and take the kids to see the Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre

Gain a fascinating insight into the life of the famous author who lived in Great Missenden for 26 years until his death in 1990.  Explore the sights, sounds and experiences which helped inspire the author to write his many award-winning books.

Geared towards 6-12yr olds, there are 3 intriguing galleries to explore.

Boy Gallery depicts Dahl’s school days, whilst the Solo Gallery is home to his original writing hut. Little kids are encouraged to open the desk drawers and see what lies in wait to surprise them. Don’t miss The Story Centre, full of activities designed to eliminate writer’s block and inspire the writer within you. From drop-in crafts to weekend storytelling sessions to Café Twit, home of the infamous Bogtrotter chocolate cake, there’s much to inspire the whole family in this wonderful museum.

Buckle Up in Shropshire


In Shropshire visit the Park Hall Countryside Experience where the kids get the opportunity to try their hands at milking, lamb feeding, pony grooming and cart rides. Check the kids in for driving lessons in the unique specially constructed village complete with traffic lights, zebra crossings and electric cars driven by the little ones. Once the driving skills have been honed it’s time to play in one of the two indoor playbarns.
Whichever way you choose to spend Easter, you’ll be sure to find something to suit everyone in this enchanting area of England.

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Posted by Clare on 9th March 2017