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April Adventures: 15 events and things to do in April

By Eloise Nelson
Posted 31 March 2021
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Hello April! With daffodils, sunshine, and longer days, April promises plenty of great family fun! Plus, with outdoor attractions planning to open up on 12th April, there’s never been a better time to plan your days out. So without further ado, let’s have a look at some of the best things to do in April 

Need a reminder of when attractions are reopening? We’ve got all the important reopening dates in our reopening blog

  1. Flambards, Cornwall

    A group of people on one of the rides at Flambards
    Ready to get your thrill fix? Flambards in Cornwall is the perfect place for any adventurer, both big and small! Hop onboard the Cyclocopters for some epic views, take a turn on the Classic Tea Cup Ride or the Traditional Carousel, and don’t miss the chance to spot some life-sized dinosaurs in the Dino Express, including a 5-meter tall Brachiosaurus! 

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  2. Birdland Park and Gardens

    A parrot at Birdlands

     
    If you’re looking for a great day out and you love birds, we’ve got just the thing for you! At Birdland Park and Gardens you can meet 500 birds from around the world, including majestic owls and bright pink Flamingos. Journey back in time and see the life-like dinosaurs in the Jurrasic Jungle, plus if colourful and chatty birds are your thing, step into the Pandemonium of Parrots!

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  3. Go Ape
    Take your tribe into the trees for an epic outdoor adventure! Most UK sites reopened on 29th March, so head into the trees for an epic adventure for all ages. From venturing across woobly bridges, zooming down zip wires, and tackling epic treetop crossings, find a Go Ape near you now.

  4. Tumblestone Hollow at Stonor Park 
    Step into a world full of magic at the brand new outdoor adventure play area Tumbelstone Hollow at Stonor Park. Based on the kids’ book “The Legend of Tumbestone Hollow”, this new play area promises to be perfect for any little adventurer. 

  5. Visit a local Lido 
    Ready to go for a dive? Outdoor swimming and lidos reopened on 29th March, so it’s the perfect time to take the kids and head off for a splash around at your local lido. Check out our list of some of the best Lidos and outdoor pools, we promise, it’s not that cold once you’re in! 

  6. Go on a bluebell walk 
    Head off into the woods for some brilliant bluebell sights. The start of spring brings along with it plenty of these beautiful flowers, so check out our list of some of the best places for a bluebell walk in the woods to see them in bloom.

  7. Bake a lemon drizzle cake
    If you’re loving the warmer weather, there’s no better way to celebrate the start of Spring than with a tasty lemon drizzle cake! This recipe is great to do with the kids and really easy to follow, plus you get a really tasty cake at the end too! 

  8. Celebrate St Georges Day
    One for your calendars, St Georges Day is on the 23rd of April, and we’ve got the perfect paper plate dragon craft to celebrate. Simple and easy, this is a great craft for the kids to do, and it’s all using really simple supplies too!
    A paper dragon craft for St Georges Day

  9. Godstone Farm, Surrey
    What better time to visit a local farm park than during spring? The farm trail at Godstone Farm is set to reopen on the 12th of April, and the outdoor play area reopened on 29th of March! Don’t forget to take along your camera to snap some photos of adorable baby animals. 

  10. The Bear Trail, Devon
    Ready to get muddy? The Bear Trail in Devon is back, and muddier than ever! Clamber your way around this family-friendly assault course with 30 epic obstacles, just don’t forget a change of clothes for the way home! 

  11. Garden games and ideas
    Now that the weather’s getting warmer, why not have some fun in the sun in your garden? From outdoor crafts, fun games to play, and even making a garden soup (Trust us, it’s definitely not edible!), we’ve rounded up over 50 awesome ways you can have fun in the garden.

  12. BeWILDerwood, Norfolk, and Cheshire 
    We’ve got some great news for you! If you’re a huge fan of BeWILDerwood Norfolk (who isn’t!), then brace yourself, because from the 12th of April their brand new BeWILDerwood site opens in Cheshire! Both are based on the magical books by Tom Blofeld and both sites are an enhancing woodland adventure.

  13. Visit a zoo or safari park 
    Just in case you hadn’t heard, most zoos and safari parks across England are reopening from the 12th of April, so it makes for the perfect family day out. Check out our list of some of the best zoos and safari parks to find your closest where you can meet all the animals, we’re sure they’ve missed seeing everyone over the last few months! 

  14. Mother Shipton’s Cave, North Yorkshire
    Did you know Mother Shipton’s Cave reopened on the 29th of March? Just in time for a magical family day out this month, take a trip on the enchanting woodland trail and discover the hidden powers of the magical water - don’t forget to make a wish before you go too. 

  15. Visit a theme park 
    Ready for a day packed full of thrills and excitement? Head off to your nearest theme park and get ready for an epic day out with our list of the top theme parks, from your classic spinning teacups and huge rollercoasters to awesome trains and even adorable animals, there’s something for all the family no matter the age.

We hope you have an awesome April and manage to enjoy the (hopefully) warmer weather, but if you’re still looking for some more ideas, check out some of our other blogs here: 

Spring days out | New rides and attractions opening | Things to do in the Easter holidays | Dinosaur days out and crafts