Looking for free and cheap ideas for activities and days out in and around Milton Keynes during the Easter holidays 2022? You’ve come to the right place. I asked for ideas on my Facebook page and lots of you had suggestions of things going on, so I’ve collated them all in this list. It goes without saying, please check social media pages and websites before travelling. Information was correct at the time of publishing, but events and places can be affected by adverse weather conditions, staffing or last minute changes so do check before you go. I won’t be keeping an eye on them, nor am I connected to them in any way. Because many of them are free or really cheap they may be quite a short activity so do look to combine them as part of a day out. If the weather is good then do look at the rest of my website for lots of parks, country parks and local walks.
2nd April – 18th April – Easter egg trail at Stanwick Lakes in Northamptonshire. £3 for the trail plus pay to park. Additional activities on at the weekends.
25th March – 18th April – Easter Egg hunt at Great Linford Manor Park in Milton Keynes. Free. More info and answer sheet on the the Park’s Trust website.
1st April – 18th April – Easter chick hunt around John Lewis at Centre MK in Milton Keynes.
2nd April – 16th April – Easter hunt around the Lego store in Milton Keynes.
2nd April – 19th April – Easter egg trail at Jordan’s Mill in Bedfordshire. £3.
4th April – 18th April – Teddy bear hunt around Willen Lake in Milton Keynes to raise money for Willen Hospice. Costs £10, bookable on their website.
15th April – Emily’s Star Easter egg hunt in Secret Garden, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, £4 per child. Book in advance.
Various dates – craft workshops at Hobbycraft Milton Keynes including £2 ceramic painting. If it’s all booked up, it’s well worth checking back for new dates.
2nd April – 19th April – Free Easter trail around Bedford town centre. More info and a map on Love Bedford website.
2nd April – 24th April – Free Easter trail at Bell Plantation garden centre in Towcester.
6th – 10th April – Spring activity trail at Forest of Marston Vale – £3 plus parking charge on arrival – bookable on their website.
10th and 11 April – Easter egg trail at Houghton Hall park in Houghton Regis. £4 includes prizes. Bookable on their website.
11th – 18th April – Easter egg hunt at Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire. £3. Egg at the end. You pay to park if you’re not a National Trust Member. More info on their website.
15th – 18th April – Easter egg hunt at Milton Keynes Museum. Pay once go free for the rest of the year. £12 adult, £8 child. Family ticket is 2 adults and up to four children – £36. Blue Peter badge holders go free.
16th April – Easter egg hunt in Queensway Bletchley, 11am – 3pm – more info here.
Various dates – Various craft based Easter activities at the Higgins, Bedford – advance booking required.
Various dates – free bookable play sessions at various locations organised by the Milton Keynes Play Association.
Ongoing – augmented reality trails around various locations in Milton Keynes. Free to do with the Love Exploring app. Currently there’s a space walk on. Read more about it on my Facebook post
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