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5 things to do in the Cotswolds this weekend

PUBLISHED: 13:04 15 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:04 15 April 2019

Expect plenty of Easter fun at Blenheim Palace (c) DaleStephens704 / Getty Images

Expect plenty of Easter fun at Blenheim Palace (c) DaleStephens704 / Getty Images


The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds

1. Painswick Playgroup's Easter Egg Hunt

More than 30 beautifully designed eggs will be hidden in Painswick on Saturday, April 20 for the annual Painswick Playgroup Easter Egg Hunt. There will also be Teddy Bear parachuting (don't forget to bring yours), bouncy castles, food and craft stalls, a visit from the Easter Bunny, plus much more.

2. The Butterfly Lion, Cirencester Barn Theatre

Based on the book by Michael Morpugo, and adapted by Daniel Buckroyd, The Butterfly Lion tells the extraordinary story of a lonely boy in South Africa who adopts an orphaned white lion cub. The in-house production runs up until Saturday, May 4.

3. Easter at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace will be transformed into an Easter wonderland with interactive experiences, family-friendly activities, trails and shows to enjoy from April 19-22. Traditional fairground, archery, bouncy castle, circus skills workshops, plus a whole lot more, awaits you over the Easter Weekend at Blenheim.

4. Easter Eggpress, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

All aboard! On Easter Monday families can catch the Easter Eggpress at Cheltenham Race Course, Toddington or Broadway Station for this 'eggsellent' event which will be taking place at Winchcombe Station.

5. Sooty Show, Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury

Join Sooty and his friends for a brand new, laugh out loud magic show coming to Tewkesbury's Roses Theatre on Saturday, April 20. Straight from the ITV series, prepare to be amazed by impossible tricks and side-splitting jokes – and there's even a chance to meet TV's Richard Cadell and Sooty after the show.


Looking for more things to do during the Easter half-term holidays? CLICK HERE for our guide to family-friendly events taking place in the Cotswolds.

We update 5 things to do in the Cotswolds at the weekend every Monday. If you are in need of inspiration, bookmark this page for events from Friday through to Sunday.

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