Easter fun for everyone!

A swashbuckling Easter trail, some egg-citing Easter crafts, and some hopping good fun will keep the whole family entertained across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole this Easter. 

As the weather warms up, residents and visitors can take advantage of the stunning coastline and vast open spaces, including the renowned Hengistbury Head.  

With seven miles of golden sand and countless parks waiting to be explored, there’s no shortage of outdoor adventures to embark on. So, dust off your bucket and spade, grab your wellies (just in case!) and come out and have fun during the school holidays. 

Councillor Andy Martin, Portfolio Holder for Customer, Communications and Culture, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council said: 

“Rain or shine, there is plenty of Easter fun taking place across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole over the school holidays, so I encourage everyone to take some time outdoors over the next few weeks and have a great time.”   

Whether you’re a local resident looking for something to do over the Easter break, or visiting for the first time, follow our guide to make your Easter egg-stra special and check out our ‘WHATS ON‘ page for full details!


A swashbuckling Easter Trail awaits at Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf on Pier Approach, where you’ll search high and low for hidden treasures whilst challenging your friends and family to a whole in one. Follow the clues, crack the code, and claim your Easter prize! 

Take part in some egg-citing Easter crafts at Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum on certain days over the holidays, and help find the mischievous Easter bunnies hiding throughout the house and gardens from 30 March – 14 April. 

Climb high this Easter at RockReef on Bournemouth Pier, then enjoy a well-deserved ice cream on the seafront, where you can reach for the skies in the Big Wheel on Pier Approach! 


Take a gentle stroll through the cobbled streets of Christchurch, past the heritage Mill and explore the historic Christchurch Priory, then enjoy some delicious delights in their tea rooms.  

The little ones will enjoy the egg-cellent crafts on offer at Highcliffe Castle on certain days, including making your own Easter mask or crown to take home. Or from 29 March – 1 April, explore the castle grounds with an Easter question trail and don’t forget to collect your trail certificate at the end! 

Grab a net and a bucket and try your hand at crabbing on Mudeford Quay – bring some bacon and the crabs will love you! Don’t forget to be water safe and also release the crabs at the end of the day! 


Be like the bunnies and hop it over the Easter weekend at Upton Country Park’s Get up and Bounce egg-stravaganza in the Walled Garden on 29 March and 1 April. There is also a Family Activity Trail for everyone to hop along to with an Easter reward at the end. 

Take a wander through Poole Old Town and Quay, and stop for an indulgent drink and piece of cake at one of the many eateries found here. Don’t forget to take your little ones into Truly Scrumptious on the way home for some Easter goodies to feast on! 

Visit the millionaire’s playground of Sandbanks and challenge the family for a round of mini golf then enjoy a stroll along the picturesque beach. 

Don’t miss out on all the fun! Whether you’re a local resident or visiting for the first time, Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole promises something for everyone to enjoy this Easter.