5 lovely family-friendly days out in and around Lewes this Easter

A group of children in bright clothes and wearing bunny ears hunt for colourful Easter eggs in a meadow.

Next weekend is the Easter weekend, and with spring on its way it’s the perfect time to plan some fun family activities with your children and grandchildren.

Here at Barwells Wealth, our team loves to explore the local gems in Lewes. So, we thought we’d share some of our favourites to inspire you while planning your upcoming Easter weekend.

Read on to discover five family-friendly local attractions from in and around Lewes that would make a great day out this Easter.

1. Drusilla Zoo Park

Voted one of the best days out in Sussex for kids, Drusilla Zoo Park has lots to entertain the whole family this Easter.

You could join in with their very first in-app Easter egg hunt, searching for giant eggs among the animal enclosures using the interactive map. There’s also a splash pad, interactive zoo, and both indoor and outdoor playgrounds so your whole family will be able to have fun no matter what the weather does.

Drusilla Zoo Park has a special place in our adviser Lee’s heart, as he worked there from the age of 14 to 21.

2. Charleston Farm House

Charleston Farm House is a favourite with our team and many of our clients, as it’s just a stone’s throw from our office in Lewes.

The house is the perfect place for those who have an interest in art, as it was the home and studio of painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, who moved there in 1916. Over the years, the house became a meeting place for artists who decorated the house in their own unique style. Today, you can marvel at the combined work of these artists, as well as the beautiful gardens that surround the house.

The house is also host to galleries and other special events throughout the year, so be sure to check before you visit to find out what else you could see.

3. Wakehurst Place

Wakehurst Place is a wild botanical garden in Sussex with over 500 acres of diverse landscapes to explore, featuring plants from across the world.

This Easter, Wakehurst will be host to a Bluey event, taking place from 27 March to 14 April. There will be different play zones to discover across the gardens, each inspired by an episode of Bluey. Children and adults alike can gather round to hear some of the resident storytellers read aloud from the Bluey books or create your own nature crown using natural dried flowers and seasonal foliage from the landscape.

To mark World Autism Day, a quiet session will take place on 2 April. Places will be limited so that the park is less busy, helping to ensure that children with additional needs can enjoy the event.

4. Blackberry Farm 

Blackberry Farm is another firm favourite for our team and their families.

This local farm offers a whole host of animal experiences, outdoor play areas, and rides to entertain the whole family.

Over Easter, your little ones can also take part in a variety of special activities, including an Easter egg hunt in a maze, and a tractor trail anagram. You will also be able to meet the farm’s many cute new arrivals, including:

  • Kid goats
  • Ducklings and chicks
  • Baby rabbits and guinea pigs
  • Piglets and lambs.

The Easter activities will take place from 29 March until 14 April, and the farm is open seven days a week.

5. Lewes Castle 

This impressive local landmark offers something a little bit different this Easter. At Lewes Castle you and your family can explore a 900-year-old Norman fortress, learning about life in medieval Britain as well as the history of our town.

In addition, over the coming weeks the castle will be home to some extra special activities. Youngsters can enjoy digging for treasure, battling dragons, and learning how to storm a castle.

It’s the perfect place for budding archaeologists, history enthusiasts, or anyone looking for an adventure this Easter.

Get in touch

If you’re looking for a caring and dependable financial planner, our friendly team in Lewes is here to help.

Please get in touch by emailing us at financial@barwells-wealth.co.uk or by phone on 01273 086 311.

Please note

This article is for general information only and does not constitute advice. The information is aimed at retail clients only.

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