What to do in Somerset over the Easter weekend?

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Across Taunton and throughout Somerset, Easter is definitely in the air so if you're looking for an Easter egg hunt, there are plenty of options for you and your little ones.
There are so many things to do this Easter weekend in the local area from taking part in an Easter egg hunt to food and drink fairs - plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Here are a few suggestions for things to do.

Hestercombe’s Dotty Duckling’s Easter Egg Hunt
Dotty has misplaced all her eggs and hopes you can help her find them in time for tea! Running from 6th - 22nd April, this is a great trail for the family and there’s a chocolate prize for all those who can help Dotty.

Hestercombe’s Mill Days 
On Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 17th April, you'll be able to watch the restored 17th century mill in action during Hestercombe’s Mill Days. Watch the powerful mill in action as it grinds up corn to make flour - all powered by water from the Hestercombe Mill Pond.

Museum of Somerset’s Easter Egg Hunt
Search the Museum of Somerset in Taunton filled with historic gems to find hidden clues in this popular Easter egg hunt, running from 6th - 26th April, 10am-5pm. A great adventure for all ages.

Kilver Court Gardens
Why not pop down to the gardens at Kilver Court to soak up some spring sunshine and let the kids explore? The grown-ups can take the opportunity for some retail therapy and enjoy a coffee. These stunning gardens are in all their spring glory right now and are definitely worth a visit.

Bishop’s Palace Easter Trail
An Easter-themed trail runs throughout the holidays at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells, along with a number of family-friendly activities including Bugs and Buds, and Nature Ninjas.

Forde Abbey Gardens 'Once Upon a Time' trail
From 19th - 22nd April, Forde Abbey Gardens will be joined by a cast-list of characters straight from the classic fairy tales for their Once Upon a Time trail. Hunt for clues and solve the challenges along the way, and meet some very friendly faces that are sure to capture your imagination. There are chocolatey treats for everyone who takes part in this adventure and ‘Once Upon a Time’ storytelling for children, both big and small. Open from 10am – 4pm daily.

West Somerset Railway’s PAW Patrol event
The kids will love seeing PAW Patrol’s Chase and Marshall on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April 2019 at Minehead Railway Station. The heroic pups will be making personal appearances at intervals between 10am and 4pm.

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