From 8th – 23rd April Borde Hill Garden is offering a FREE programme of ‘Eggciting’ Easter events, games, performances and tasks for children from 3-11 years old, included in the price of an entrance ticket and free to Friends. In addition to a daily trail around the Garden (where clues need to be solved before meeting the Easter Bunny to receive a chocolate egg) there are a variety of additional activities on offer on selected days.
Tickets are unlimited and can be purchased on the day, or in advance by clicking here.
Diary of activities*: All activities in the marquee 11am-3pm.
Saturday 8th: Potty the Pirate
Join Potty the Pirate for an interactive show, featuring magic, comedy, puppetry, balloon modelling and professional silliness! Fun and laughter guaranteed. 30 minute shows at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, with balloon modelling in between.
Sunday 9th: Easter Face Painting by Busydays
Let the fantastic Busydays face painters transform your children this Easter holiday with a wide range of colours and designs, from favourites such as flowers, butterflies and princesses, to animal masks, heroes and dragons.
Tuesday 11th: Poppy’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Join Poppy for an interactive theatre-experience featuring Alice and the Mad Hatter, for games, songs, stories and more… Timed shows in the marquee at 11am, 12.15pm and 2pm.
Thursday 13th: Easter Balloon Modelling with Potty
Watch in amazement as Potty brings his balloons to life in front of your very eyes, modelling animals, hats and all your kids’ favourite characters. Let your children take home their very own Easter Bunny!
Good Friday 14th: Tomfoolery
Laughter is guaranteed with Tomfoolery’s party games, dancing, music, magic and more… Tomfoolery (dressed in his brand new Easter Bonnet) will engage with everyone to make it a show to remember! Timed shows in the marquee at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm.
Easter Sunday 16th: Poppy’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Poppy returns for her second interactive theatre-experience featuring Alice and the Mad Hatter, including games, songs, stories and more… Timed shows in the marquee at 11am, 12.15pm and 2pm.
Easter Monday 17th: Easter Arts & Crafts with Poppy
Let your children’s creativity run wild with a range of Easter-themed arts and crafts.
Wednesday 19th: Tom’s Talking Reptiles
Meet Tom and his amazing insects and reptiles, for children to marvel and hold, including two Royal Pythons celebrating their birthdays after hatching a couple of years ago at Easter! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Friday 21st: Tomfoolery
Laughter is guaranteed when Tomfoolery returns for his second day of party games, dancing, music, magic and more… Tomfoolery (dressed in his brand new Easter Bonnet) will engage with everyone to make it a show to remember! Timed shows in the marquee at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm.
Daily: complete the Easter trail and meet our Bunny for a chocolate treat.
Don’t forget to visit Little Ritz Vintage Tea for refreshments, located within the grounds of the Garden, as well as the Adventure Playground, complete with zip wire. Spring is also a magical time to explore the Garden and Woodland, with an abundance of flowering magnolias, camellias, hellebores and rhododendrons. Picnics and dogs on leads welcome.
*Information correct at time of publication. May be subject to change.