Accessible things to do at Easter

Photo of a basket of eggs.

Spring is here! Easter is a great time to try new things, head outside and spend time with family. If you’re looking for something fun and accessible to do in between painting eggs and eating chocolate, we’ve got a few ideas to inspire you!

Investigate with science

Photo of Easter eggs in the bonnet of a car.

Just because school’s out doesn’t mean you have to stop learning! For kids, there’s lots going on at the British Motor Museum including an AutoScience Secret Mission Trail, a family tour with one of their ‘mad scientists’: Professor Pickle or Doctor Pumpkin, and the opportunity to test out your design skills at an AutoScience Technics workshop. They’ve also got a cracking weekend Easter Egg hunt going on around the museum.

Once the kids are back to school, grown-ups might enjoy Wellcome Collection’s ‘Somewhere in Between’, an audio described event where contemporary art meets science in an exploration of ‘ideas that are vital to human life.’ The event takes place on Thursday 19th April 2018, 6pm – 6.45pm.

Visit a colourful garden

Photo of eggs hanging off a tree.

The famous Barnsdale Gardens have an exciting Easter weekend lined up! You can expect kids’ treasure hunts all weekend, and egg painting on Saturday afternoon.

In Scotland, the Rhododendon Festival runs throughout April and May and is the perfect time to see this vibrant flower in bloom. You can see them at Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Logan Botanic Garden, and at Dawyck Botanic Garden, all of which are reviewed or listed on Euan’s Guide.

Try wheelchair accessible orienteering

Photo of Crombie Country Park.

If you’re bored of searching for Easter Eggs, you can test your mapping and navigation skills with orienteering instead! Crombie Country Park in Angus has wheelchair accessible orienteering options and several geocaching trails to explore. If you get tired, relax with a picnic or a BBQ beside the loch.

Read more about accessibility around Dundee & Angus in our new guide!

Explore a castle!

Photo of Duffus Castle.

The nooks and crannies of a ruined castle are amazing places to explore! Duffus Castle in Scotland is a remarkably quiet ruin where you are free to roam around as much as you like. Why not take a picnic and roll eggs down the castle mound?

View the new guide to surprisingly accessible Scottish Castles & Battlefields here.

In England, Alnwick Castle is hard to beat with its many Harry Potter related activities, craft workshops and fairs. The castle has re-opened for the season and has several disabled access reviews on Euan’s Guide!

How will you be spending Easter?

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