As the vibrant colours of spring paint the landscape anew, there's no better time to venture out and explore the picturesque wonders of Christchurch and its surrounding areas.

Highcliffe Castle:

Perched on the cliffs overlooking the sea, this architectural gem is a sight to behold. As you wander through its grand halls and lush gardens, you'll feel like you've stepped back in time. With Easter just around the corner, the castle is adorned with floral displays, making it the perfect backdrop to enjoy spring and the Easter events they have on, including the Outdoor Easter trail happening at Highcliffe Castle. Afterwards, you can wander down to the beach and take in the fresh sea air whilst admiring the views- a perfect end to a spring day.

Highcliffe Castle with flowers at the front of the picture

New Forest Activities:

For those craving adventure, New Forest Activities is the ultimate playground. From kayaking along peaceful rivers to cycling through ancient woodlands, the possibilities are endless. And if you're looking for Easter Activities for the whole family, don't miss out on a fun-filled guided paddle with New Forest Activities along the Beaulieu River in stable Canadian style canoes. Spend time taking in the stunning scenery of the river before disembarking for an Easter egg hunt with a twist as your little one’s hunt for those hidden chocolate eggs along the riverside. All participants will receive a chocolate egg (even the grown-ups too!) It's a great experience for all ages, with all equipment provided.

a family canoeing on a lake looking happy

Paulton’s Park and Peppa Pig World:

Easter wouldn't be complete without a visit to Paulton’s Park, home to the beloved Peppa Pig World and an array of thrilling rides and attractions. Watch your little ones' faces light up as they meet their favourite characters or unleash your inner child on the exhilarating roller coasters. With Easter-themed events and entertainment throughout the park, it's a day of joy and laughter for the whole family.

Peppa Pig and her family standing outside with roller-coaster in the background

Beaulieu National Motor Museum:

Transport yourself back in time as you explore the picturesque village of Beaulieu. From its quaint streets lined with historic buildings to the tranquil beauty of the Beaulieu River, every corner exudes timeless charm. Make sure to visit the renowned Beaulieu Palace House and Gardens, where Easter festivities abound with egg hunts and traditional celebrations. It's a delightful escape into the heart of the New Forest's heritage.

New Forest Wildlife Park:

A visit to New Forest Wildlife Park during April and Easter promises a fun for all experience for nature lovers of all ages. Springtime brings forth new life, and visitors may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the adorable otter cubs as they venture outside to explore, seeing their playful antics is a highlight not to be missed. For those seeking something Easter themed, the park offers exciting activities such as the Easter Pebble Trail, where participants can search for hidden pebbles scattered throughout the grounds for a fun challenge for visitors. You can also enjoy craft weekends over the Easter holidays add to the excitement, with opportunities to create badges, animal masks, and leaf prints.


With its array of attractions and experiences, Christchurch invites visitors to embrace the beauty of April and create lasting memories in this coastal paradise.  From blooming gardens to culinary delights, outdoor adventures to artistic exploration, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this April.




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