This Easter Holiday, head on down to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells to take part in a fortnight full of engaging Family Events.
The Easter Fun begins on Saturday 24th March when our Easter Egg Trail begins. Children can follow the clues to find our coloured eggs all around the Gardens, and when they’ve found them all, they can return to claim their chocolate prize from the Shop!
On Monday 26th March and Monday 2nd April (10:30am-3pm), there will be “Make-it Monday” sessions in the Undercroft of the Palace. Families can take part in an array of crafting activities including Easter-themed card-making, daffodil windmills, baby animal-themed masks and puppets and making use of spring flowers.
On Friday 30th March and Friday 6th April (11am-3pm), our Garden team will be holding “Nature Ninjas” sessions in the Community Garden, aimed at getting little ones engaged with nature and gardening. The team will have lots of horticulturally-based fun activities for all ages.
If you’re a fan of Falconry, then don’t miss the Palace’s Medieval Falconry Day on Saturday 7th April 10am-4pm when The Raptor Foundation will return to the South Lawn for a day of fantastic flying displays, entertaining information and beautiful birds! Suitable for all ages, the displays will illustrate how these birds would have been used in Medieval times and why. Marvel at their skill and training as they show off their well-honed moves in front of the audience and in between displays, visitors can have the chance to handle some of the birds.
The 14 acres of Gardens will be open daily throughout the Easter Holidays and the Dragon’s Lair Play Area is the perfect place to exercise little legs – climb the Dragon’s Wings, explore the Tree Pods, crawl through the Dragon’s belly or pump the water to spill the bucket and send the Dragon to sleep – the choice is yours!
Don’t forget The Bishop’s Table Café on site which is open daily, serving child-friendly menus alongside lunches, cakes and hot drinks to refresh the grown ups too!
All activities are included in standard admission. Please see the link for admission details https://bishopspalace.org.uk/info/prices/