The Easter Bunny will be here at Brockholes this Easter, while a whole host of other favourites return across the holiday period including the popular Mad Science workshops and our famous Gruffalo Adventure too!

Our full schedule is below, please note events marked (*) require pre-booking.

Easter ‘Xplorer Challenge’
Sat 1 Apr-Sun 23 Apr, 10am-12pm & 1-4pm, £3 per map

‘Xplorer’ is a great outdoor activity, run in partnership with British orienteering. Explore the reserve and find our themed markers out on the reserve to complete this challenge! This event is run daily throughout the Easter holidays and is drop-in; there is no need to book.

Crafty Creative: Easter Wreaths
Sat 1, Sun 2, Tue 4, Wed 5 & Thu 6 Apr, 10am-12pm & 1-4pm, £5 per wreath

‘Crafty Creative’ are our drop-in craft sessions. This month we will be making some Easter wreaths! Suitable for all ages, and no booking is required, just drop-in between the advertised times.

Mad Science Workshops (*)
Mon 3 & 10 Apr, sessions at 10.15am, 11.30am, 1pm (ages 5-8) & 2.15pm (ages 9-12)
From £8.95 per child

Mad Science return to Brockholes with more of their exciting practical workshops! This month we will be making some Easter wreaths!

  • Mon 3 April’s sessions are called ‘Earthworks & Bugs’. The youngsters will dig-in to Earth science and get engrossed in entomology, as well as checking out various rock samples to find out how they were made and where they were formed. Book here.
  • On Mon 10 April the sessions are based around ‘Electricity & Energy’! Children will check out the various sources of electric power by working out how to generate electricity. We’ll discuss fossil fuels and how important renewable energy is; we may even use some children to power our plasma ball! Book here.

Wildside Holiday Club (*)
Wed/Thu 5, 6, 12 & 13 Apr, 9.30am-4pm, from £17.50 per child

Wildside is our popular school holiday club aimed at those aged 8-14 and we offer post Wildside sessions too! Activities have included shelter making, fire lighting, woodland games and outdoor art. You can also extend your child’s session from 4pm-5.30pm for an extra £4pp. Click here for more information or to book.

Wild Families: Gruffalo Adventure (*)
Fri 7 Apr, 2-4pm, from
£5pp/£18 family of four

Our always popular Gruffalo themed adventure returns for 2017! Do you believe in the Gruffalo? You’ll have to use your senses to track down the Gruffalo and discover our various woodland creatures along the way! Book now by clicking here.

Jupiter Watch (*)
Fri 7 Apr, 8-10.30pm, From £10pp adults/£5.95pp children (price includes hot drink, biscuits & car parking)

Join us to view Jupiter and the moon here at Brockholes. Expert astronomers will join us with telescopes to show you the wonders of the night sky! The event will go ahead regardless of the weather – if it doesn’t play along, we will be inside showing fascinating images and films. Suitable for ages 8+, the ticket price includes free parking and hot drinks and biscuits. To book visit this link.

Animal Encounters: Circle of Life (*)
Sat 8 & Sun 9 Apr, sessions at 10.15am, 11.30am, 1pm & 2.15pm, from £3pp

Our friends at ‘Lion Learners’ return with special sessions focusing on new life. You’ll get the chance to get up and close with all sorts of creatures, from remarkable reptiles and mega mini beasts to relatives of the Easter Bunny! Click here to book your place(s).

Wild Families: Survival (*)
Tue 11 Apr, 2-4pm, from
£5pp/£18 family of four

Dress up in camouflage before heading out on the reserve to try out your tracking skills as you follow our trail into the woods. Once there, you will have a go at shelter building, fire lighting and camp cooking as well as take part in some games to test your senses! Tickets will be available here shortly.

Easter Baskets
Wed 12, Thu 13 & Fri 14 Apr, 10am-12pm & 1-4pm, £3.50 per basket

Come along to this drop-in activity and weave your own Easter Basket. Perfect for filling with chocolate treats, the baskets would also make a fantastic Easter gift for a special someone! Adults are welcome to have a go too… No need to book, just come along.

EASTER WEEKEND

Good Friday Walk (*)
Fri 14 Apr, 10am-4pm, £9.95pp (inc car parking)

Make Good Friday into a great one, by joining us for a circular guided walk to Avenham Park in Preston. We’ll be having a lunch stop in Avenham Park, so either bring a packed lunch or buy lunch at their Pavilion.  On our return we’ll be having tea/coffee & cake in the lakeside Brockholes Restaurant. To book please visit this link.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny (*)
Sat 15, Sun 16 & Mon 17 Apr, 9.30am, £11.95 per child (inc chocolate egg)/Under 3’s £9.95/Adults £8.95pp

Join us for Easter Weekend breakfast with a very special guest… the Easter Bunny! Children will get the chance to meet the bunny, take any photos and receive a chocolate Easter Egg. The adult price includes an 8-item breakfast + Tea/Coffee and free parking. Vegetarian options are available. To book please visit this link.

Easter Bunny Burrow
Sat 15, Sun 16 & Mon 17 Apr, 11am-4pm, £4.50 online/£5.50 per child on the door

Come and meet the Easter Bunny at Brockholes, take part in some Easter themed activities and receive a chocolate treat! This event is expected to be very popular, so to book visit this link.