I have to confess that until we visited Berkeley Castle last year I had never heard of it. It seems strange that you can live so near to somewhere and not know about it, but there you go, I can’t be expected to know everything.
If you read about our trip though, you’ll see that it was an excellent discovery and I’ve been recommending it to people ever since, if only for the butterflies and the yurt cafe. (I love yurts).
Today then, I am very pleased to have a family ticket to give away to visit the spectacular Berkeley Castle over the Easter weekend. There’s loads going on, including life-like dragons and a Chinese dragon parade on the Sunday and Monday. There’s also a dragon egg hunt around the Castle and grounds, and dragon themed arts and crafts activities on all weekend.
Tickets will be valid for any of the Easter weekend days – Friday 18th – Monday 21st – and will be available for collection on the day, so you don’t need to worry about the post arriving in time. The competition will close on Wednesday 16th April at midnight. To enter, just use the widgety thing below.
I love putting on an Easter egg hunt for the kids after a massive roast dinner!!
My favourite thing about Easter is shockingly not the chocolate. You’re stunned, I know. I love the big family lunch with everyone chatting and passing dishes of food along the table and watching the kids do the Easter egg hunt in the garden.
The excitement from the kids when they wait to see if the Easter Bunny has been. We never had the Easter Bunny when I was young, so I like to make it extra exciting for the children and hide teeny eggs in the most unlikely of places.
My husband’s family treat it more like christmas with gifts and everything. . its certainly made easter more exciting! But also, i really really love the spring ..and the easter egg hunts.
I just love the 2 week holiday and the fact that the weather is getting warmer and everything is starting to grow. We buy family presents for each other too so there’s lots of Easter Eggs flying about!
I need to visit Berkeley Castle having moved to the area, and your Blog has reminded me to. We love Easter, feels like spring is properly here – all the beautiful flowers and longer evenings, just perfect for an Easter Egg hunt, Hot Cross Buns and the usual down pour of showers on Bank Holiday Monday :D
Eating a ton of choccy without feeling guilty. :)
Spending more time with my son as he’s off school,and seeing family
Favourite thing – the coming of spring. Easter weekend is a chance to notice that the garden has come alive, the lambs are in the fields, and life is looking entirely more hopeful all round.
That, and chocolate (and simnel cake), of course.
Looking forward to this Easter with my daughter now toddling! last year Easter was a bit of a blur, with a new born and not a lot of sleep but this year.. It is going to be special!