Our family-friendly holiday park is the perfect place to stay for the Easter holidays. We have plenty of egg-xcellent attractions and Easter-based activities here in Dorset for the whole family to enjoy.
Here are our top recommendations for Easter events near South Lychett Manor.
Upton County Park – Poole BH17 7BJ
The Fantastic Egg Hunt is a fun-filled easter themed trail for children to enjoy. This trail is excellent for the whole family; parents can enjoy the well-kept gardens around the historic Upton Country Park, whilst children are encouraged to search for hidden eggs and solve the puzzles as they go. At the end of the trail, children can give their answers to a friendly member of staff, who will gift each child with a chocolate easter egg prize.
Find out more on the Upton Country Park website
Bovington – Dorset BH20 6JG
A day at The Tank Museum is always filled with excitement! The Tank Museum has a new exhibition available just in time for the Easter Holidays. The ‘Tanks for The Memories’ event focuses on celebrating tanks in film, video games, scale model kits, music, and other tanks in the media. This exhibit promises a full day full of fun as it also has plenty of experiences and children’s activities to discover. Children’s activities include face painting on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, a ‘100th Birthday Bash Trail’ chocolate trail, colouring opportunities, traditional party games and so much more.
Find out more on The Tank Museum website
Christchurch – Dorset BH23 6BA
Adventure Wonderland is one of Dorset’s top family attractions and is the perfect day out for families staying in Dorset over the Easter Holidays. There is a wide range of exciting rides and things to do at this children’s playpark, from log flumes to turbo teacups, and battle boats to flying elephants! Adventure Wonderland often has a variety of characters popping up all over the park, however, a very special guest is arriving at adventure Wonderland over the Easter Holidays. Keep an eye out for marmalade sandwiches and his signature blue coat and red hat, because Paddington will be appearing in intervals on the 6th of April!
Find out more on the Adventure Wonderland website
Corfe Castle – Wareham BH20 5EZ
Visit Corfe Castle for an exciting day filled with Easter activities. The Corfe Castle dragon has activities prepared for any little brave explorers! The trail map will guide you around the 11th-century grounds and focuses on various nature and history-inspired puzzles, games, and activities to complete. Each child who completes the trail will be rewarded with a tasty fairy or vegan (free from) chocolate egg to enjoy during the journey home.
Find out more on the Corfe Castle website
Westover Gardens – Bournemouth
The Art and Makers Easter market is a free attraction run by creatives from the local area. This event started in the 1960s and has been a popular easter attraction ever since. You are free to wander through the stalls and discover a treasure trove of handmade gifts including artworks, homeware, ceramics, fashion accessories, jewellery, food and so much more.
Find out more on the Arts Makers Market Facebook page
Wareham Rd – Poole BH16 6EU
There are many action-packed activities to attend at Farmer Palmers! Children will have the opportunity to rescue the Easter Bunny from the evil ‘Bandit Bunnies’. This fun activity consists of a tractor ride where children are encouraged to shoot down the ‘Bandit Bunnies’ with water pistols. Once your children have successfully rescued the Easter Bunny, they are free to explore the ‘Easter Egg hunting field’ for the chocolate eggs hidden there. However, children must especially be on the lookout for the golden ticket! If any children find a golden ticket they will win one of the big chocolate egg prizes, which can be collected from the gift shop.
Key West Bar & Grill – Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA
If your little ones would like to meet the Easter Bunny in person, then this Easter activity is the one for you. This experience starts with an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet before the Easter bunny arrives for some brilliant fun and games! Each child will receive an activity pack to keep them entertained during breakfast, before receiving a tasty treat from the Easter bunny himself! This experience also provides guests with stunning panoramic views across the sea and beach, making it the ideal easter activity for the whole family.
Find out more on the Bournemouth Pier website
Higher Mill Flats, Windsor Terrace on the River Lim – Lyme Regis
If you’re looking for an Easter activity that’s a little different, then you’ll love the Lyme Regis Easter Monday Duck Race! Gather around the River Lim and get ready to release the ducks! All plastic rubber ducks are released into the water and the race is off! Follow the ducks as they make their way down the river to the finish line at Jordan Flats. The winning ducks in the top three places and last place will all win a fantastic prize. To participate in the Easter Monday Duck race, you can buy your ducks online. The organisers of this event are hugely environmentally conscious and collect all the ducks from the water to store them for next year’s race.
South Lychett Manor is ideally located on the outskirts of Poole to explore the local Dorset area. Our award-winning holiday park has a wide range of accommodation options including Camping, Motorhome and Caravan pitches, stylish Glamping Pods as well as charming Romany Caravans and Shepherd Huts.
What a fabulous place! Our first outing in our new campervan to try it out, the campsite and facilities are... thewardrobem, Nov 2023
The best campsite I've ever stayed at, usually large complexes lose a bit of what camping is about, but not... Colin, May 2023
Great stay, very clean excellent facilities. Bus into Poole 15 mins nice shops and great walk by the Quay. Definitely... Janet, Nov 2023