Easter 2018: Top activities taking place across the Midlands and Shropshire
Daffodils are beginning to sprout and chicks are hatching - spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner.
Whether you want to take part in an Easter egg hunt, learn how to make the chocolatey treat, or meet the Easter bunny in person, there are plenty of family-friendly activities happening across the Midlands and Shropshire:
Easter Eggstravaganza - West Midland Safari Park
March 24 - April 15
West Midland Safari Park is hosting its annual Easter Eggstravaganza.
There’ll be a whole host of themed activities for the whole family, all included in the standard admission price.
Youngsters will be able to help the Easter bunny follow the trail of gigantic eggs to solve clues and 'unscramble' the secret Easter password for a chocolate surprise.
There will also be a themed craft club taking part in the Safari Academy.
Tickets start from £19.
Eggs-ellent Easter - Drayton Manor, Tamworth
March 28 - April 15
Have a cracking time at Alton Towers this Easter season with a range of activities on offer.
Take part in the Easter trail, go egg counting on the Polperro Express, experience the new 4D cinema, take snaps in the Easter-themed photo area as well as enjoying the park's regular attractions.
Tickets start from £7.
Victorian Easter Traditions - Blists Hill Victorian Town, Telford
March 30 - April 2
Over the Easter Bank Holiday learn all about Victorian Easter traditions at Blists Hill.
Try not to crack an egg during the traditional egg dancing activity and come wearing your fanciest bonnet for the parade.
On various days you can join the rangers to see chicks’ eggs being kept warm in the incubator and discover how to see inside the eggs. If you are lucky enough to watch the eggs hatch, you may be able to hold a baby chick.
You can also find out how chocolate eggs are made, and follow a family trail around the town and woodlands searching for the hidden Easter bunnies.
Tickets start from £10.90.
Anniversary Celebrations - Warwick Castle
March 30 - April 15
Celebrate the 950th anniversary of Warwick Castle this Easter.
Enjoy brand new interactive exhibition The Conqueror's Fortress, learn tactical defense skills at William the Conqueror's Knight School, and meet Rattus Rattus in a new Horrible Histories adventure.
You can top off your visit with some of the attraction's staple activities, such as the mighty trebuchet or the bowman show, and even stay the night in Warwick Castle's Knight's Village.
Tickets start from £13.
Easter Extravaganza - Cadbury World, Birmingham
March 30 - April 2
Enjoy exclusive stage shows and lots of Easter fun at Cadbury World.
The weekend programme of events includes two performances starring Freddo and Caramel Bunny, as well as daily bonnet competitions and the annual Easter egg hunt.
Tickets start from £11.88.
Harry Jones' Easter Fun Fair - West Park, Wolverhampton
March 30 - April 15
A whole host of Easter fun is coming to Wolverhampton's West Park.
The fun fair will have a variety of adult and children's rides, food stalls and seasonal characters for little ones to meet.
Harry Jones' Easter Fun Fair runs from March 30 to April 15.
Good Friday Fun Day - Sandwell Valley RSPB Reserve
Celebrate Easter surrounded by nature at Sandwell Valley RSPB Reserve.
Enjoy lots of family-friendly activities such as bug hunting, Easter crafts, the 'Build a Nest' challenge, the 'Signs of Spring' trail and pond dipping.
Tickets start from £3.98.
Easter Sunday Afternoon Tea - Weston Park, Shifnal
Experience a great day out and a classic afternoon tea this Easter Sunday. at Weston Park.
Afternoon tea will be served in the Victorian Orangery with a modern twist. Classic finger sandwiches will be followed by Easter inspired sweet treats including mini hot cross buns and creme egg cheesecake.
Following this, tea guests can tour the historic rooms of the house and take a look at the vintage cars on display at Motorfest.
Tickets start from £27.50.
Carrot Crafts and Vintage Bunnies - Weston Park, Shifnal
Easter-themed crafts will be entertaining youngsters at Weston Park.
Follow the Vintage Bunny Hunt through the woods and discover the rabbit’s favourite treats in an Easter-themed trail.
The wider estate is open so you can run wild in the adventure playground, jump aboard the miniature railway and explore the park on foot or by bike.
Tickets start from £4.
Easter Activities - Dudley Museums
April 3 - April 12
A variety of events are taking place at Wordsley's Red House Glass Cone and the Museum at the Archives.
On April 3 there will be a fun glass fusion day, where attendees can create emojis, picking their own favourite character to reproduce in glass.
There will be a fun family trail at the Museum at the Archives on April 4, followed by a day of glass fusion on April 7.
For all those interested in dinosaurs, there will be a Dinosaur Day at Dudley Museum on April 11 with a range of themed activities.
On April 12, to keep the dinosaur theme alive, there will be a glass session dedicated to the prehistoric creatures.
Peter’s Enchanted Forest - New Square, West Bromwich
Meet Peter Rabbit and Mr McGregor as you take part in an Easter chocolate trail around New Square.
Kids can also get creative with a competition for the chance to win an Easter prize bundle including, a family ticket to ODEON Cinemas, a £30 gift card for Sprinkles Gelato and a bunny soft toy from Card Factory, plus lots of runners up prizes.
This event is free to attend.
Easter Egg Hunt - Hoo Farm, Telford
April 14 - April 16
Join the people at Hoo Farm for the annual Easter egg hunt.
Count how many you think there are dotted around the farm, and you could win a family ticket for five to the attraction.
Tickets start from £7.95.