A Children’s Easter Extravaganza

Playdays are hosting a Free Easter Event to be held at Cornerstone Nursery on Priestly Road (near the Post Office Headoffice, just past the hospital). It’s on this Sunday (24th March) from 2pm to 4pm at the Nursery and is free entry. You will also receive a £1 entry ticket for Playdays on Easter Sunday. For more information please call on the number listed in the poster.

I’m hoping to be able to make it along on Sunday, so I might see you there!

Playdays Easter Extravaganza



Easter Holiday Activity Inspiration (free or very cheap)


If it’s getting to that point in the Easter holidays where you need some inspiration, the following free or very cheap ideas might help.

Basingstoke Odeon

Grown-ups go FREE with ODEON Kids screenings ODEON Kids are exclusive screenings for children, tickets from only £1* and adults go FREE! Available on Saturday and Sunday mornings as well as school holidays.

Alvin And The Chipmunks – Chipwrecked – today only at 11am

A Monster In Paris 2D – 11am Fri – Mon

Out and About

NetMum’s has a really good area which provides inspiration for things to do if you need to get out of the house. Some of the suggestions are:

  • Nature Walks (See yesterday’s post here for more inspiration)
  • Local Library
  • Galleries (See previous post here about the Willis Museum Easter activities)
  • Parks (See previous post here about local parks and open spaces in the area)
  • Country Walks
  • Bike Riding
  • Fly a Kite
  • Visit to Grandma and Grandad’s house (if they live close enough!)
  • Sensory Walks (See yesterdays post here for inspiration)
  • Fishing
  • Grocery shopping (Maybe check out an independent butchers like the one in Old Basing, or a local Bakery like the one in Bramley)
  • Visit the pet shop
  • Bird watching
  • Trips to the local toy shop
  • Walk a dog
  • Help a neighbour

For more details and other ideas click here.

Also check out this post I found which has some great ideas for Easter Holidays on a Budget: Easter Holidays on a Budget

Nature Detectives

The Woodland Trust – Nature Detectives website is such a brilliant site. I signed up to their website about a year ago and have been so impressed with the information that they send. There are lots of free downloadable packs which provide lots of free activities and ideas for your children, depending on the time of year. At the moment there is an Easter Pack, a Minibeast pack, a Picnic Kit, Treasure Hunting and an Adventure pack. They also have a free Bluebell Pack that shows you where your nearest bluebell wood is.

If you are looking for free activities that can keep your children entertained for hours, I recommend having a look at the Nature Detectives website and signing up for their emails or “Liking” their Facebook page:


(Many of these activities are also applicable even if it’s raining ;-))