Easter Delights: A Guide to Winchester's Spring Activities this year

Embrace the arrival of spring in Winchester this year by sharing Easter activities with your senior friends and family members.

Embrace the arrival of spring in Winchester this year by sharing Easter activities with your senior friends and family members. At Home Instead Central Hampshire, we’re excited to offer a collection of engaging suggestions tailored to bring the season’s vibrancy to our cherished seniors. Join us as we explore the highlights of Easter 2024 in this charming English city.

Easter Trail: Organised by Winchester bid this free activity is a great excuse to explore the historic city.  Join in the Easter Trail by downloading a free sheet here. Great fun that the whole family can take part in, the trail is not only a fun activity but also a fantastic way to discover the city’s charming nooks and crannies.

Easter Egg Hunts: Easter wouldn’t be complete without the thrill of an egg hunt, and Winchester has some fantastic options for families and friends. Local parks, such as the picturesque River Park and the historic Winnall Moors, are transformed into treasure troves for kids to explore. Keep an eye out for community-organized egg hunts, where children can embark on exciting adventures to find hidden goodies and enjoy the fresh spring air. One we have to mention is the “Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt at Winchester Science Centre” This offers an opportunity to not only learn about the history of the Easter Bunny but also to meet the visiting rabbits and hares. It’s also a great excuse for a cup of tea and a chocolate treat! Learn more about the hunt here.

Winchester Cathedral: For those seeking a more spiritual Easter experience, Winchester Cathedral hosts a series of special services and events during the Easter weekend. Attend a poignant Easter Sunday service, featuring beautiful music and a reflective atmosphere in the awe-inspiring surroundings of this historic cathedral. Or take part in one of the many Easter-themed craft events, from wreath making to fingerprint art, these workshops provide a perfect opportunity for quality family time and the chance to take home a personalised Easter keepsake. Find out more about what’s on offer here.

People painting colorful Easter eggs at a wooden table with paint supplies and decorated eggs around. - Home Instead

Become a detective at Marwell: Another family-friendly activity is hosted by Marwell Zoo, allowing younger members to catch the Easter Egg thief this year. Learn all about the animals whilst on the lookout for golden eggs, with prizes to won, garden games and more this fun-filled entertainment is sure to be a hit.

When: 29th March – 1st April

How to book: Click here

Hop on the Easter Bunny Train: Looking for a way to engage the entire family in Easter-themed activities?  Join the Watercress Line this year where participants can join in sing-a-longs with the Easter Bunny’s helpers, take part in various craft activities and enjoy a train ride through the scenic countryside.

When: 29th March – 1st April

How to book: Click here

Easter Lunch: Indulge in a delightful Easter lunch experience at The Old Forge, a charming eatery in Winchester. With its warm and inviting ambience, The Old Forge offers a delicious menu – complete with a vast array of cocktails including their Easter Chocolate Orange Martini, a new addition for the season. Its menu features seasonal delights and traditional favourites. For those with younger members of the party, there is also an Easter Egg hunt on Saturday 30th March, book your table here.

Winchester’s Easter celebrations provide a perfect blend of tradition, creativity, and entertainment. Whether you’re exploring historic landmarks, enjoying family-friendly activities, or savouring delicious treats, Winchester promises an Easter filled with joy and memorable experiences. Embrace the spirit of the season and create lasting memories in this charming city.

Three generations of women, all wearing bunny ears, joyfully painting Easter eggs together at a decorated table. - Home Instead