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Great days out for the Easter holidays

In need of inspiration for what to do with the kids this Easter? We’ve found some great events and activities to entertain young and old alike, and some essential gear too.
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Critter's Creek at Paulton's Park, adults from £24.25, children under 1m go free,

Newly launched Critter's Creek is full of weird things for the kids to discover, with strange animal characters, the resident nutty professor, Professor Blast, a train ride, and reptiles and bugs in the Beastie Burrow. Adults will love this as much as the little ones, we think!
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Octonauts at Alton Towers, under 4s go free,

The new Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure is opening in CBeebies Land, Alton Towers, from March 21. Take the little ones on a sea adventure, and learn about sea creatures as they have fun.
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Warwick Castle tickets, from £16.20,

Take the kids on a trip to Warwick Castle and learn about more than 1,100 years of history. There will be lots of shows and attractions, with storytelling, flaming fireballs, and 500 steps of the tower to climb. From March 28 to April 12 there is also Horrible Histories Mediaeval Mayhem, with the most gruesome bits of history to enjoy.
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Go swimming! Happy Nappy, £9.99, swim hat, £2.99,

Knowing the British weather, it's quite likely to rain during the Easter hols, so why not take the little ones to your local swimming pool? You could even sign up to a Water Babies swimming lesson, which are great fun as well as teaching life-saving skills. Dress your tiny tot in a Happy Nappy reusable swim nappy to prevent accidents; Splash About has also launched a new range of children's swimwear, with candy stripes for girls and bright surfboard designs for boys.
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Spongehunt at Sea Life Brighton, tickets from £9.95,

From March 27 – April 19, enjoy the Spongehunt at Sea Life Brighton, where children can search for SpongeBob SquarePants throughout the Sea Life Centre. There is also a new Jurassic Seas installation, with ancient marine dinosaurs to discover. If Brighton is too far for a SpongeBob adventure, you could watch the new SpongeBob Movie in cinemas.
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Cadbury World, adult tickets from £15.91, under 4s go free,

Easter is full of chocolate treats these days, so why not go the whole hog and visit Cadbury World – from March 25-28 you can take part in the Easter Eggstravaganza, with egg hunts, bonnet competitions, and egg decorating. There will also be live entertainment every day during the holidays.
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Great Days Out app,

If you're struggling to find local events to take the little ones to this Easter holiday, download the new Great Days Out app from How It Works. Using your location, it highlights loads of attractions and days out in your area and further afield.
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Fruit Salad Bottle Holder, from £9.95, and Mini Micro Bag, £14.95,

Be prepared for days out with these oh-so-cute lunchtime accessories, whether you're planning a trip to the park or further afield.
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Mono changing bag, £50,

Lots of days out for the Easter hols means you need a good mummy bag to contain all the accoutrements of childhood. Mommymoo has launched new designs of its popular bags, including this polka dot Mono changing bag.
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Cussons Mum & Me Bump Gift Pack, £15.99

If you're pregnant and planning an Easter getaway, treat yourself to a Cussons Mum & Me bump gift pack. It includes stretch mark cream, body lotion, bath soak, and sleep mist, and comes in a handy bag that will be handy to fill with baby products down the line.
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Stick Man trails, Forestry Commission forests; find one near you at

We all loved watching Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man at Christmas this year, so enjoy a Stick Man nature trail at a local forest. You can download an activity pack for little ones, and even get an official Stick Man Certificate. 
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