A one-stop fun hop Easter at Rushden Lakes
Loads of Easter things to do for both adults and Mudlets. Plus there's always wine available to wash down all that chocolate!
Come one come all, to the Rushden Lakes Easter ball! The little ones are apparently in for quite the treat this school holiday – from the 30th of March, the shopping centre will be hosting an ENORMOUS Easter egg hunt.
For the next two weeks there will be 12 eggs hidden throughout the mall for your miniature explorers to track down. It’s the ideal way to keep the kiddies occupied while you have a sneaky gander in at the Mac counter.
It’s a simple pick up the activity sheet from customer services or the Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre , before heading off on the hunt. And no need to fear any tantrums! Every child who takes part will receive a chocolate treat for taking part, so nobody misses out.
Also, this doesn’t just have to be about the kids (why should they get all the fun)! Go on, treat yourself to a delicious meal in Wildwood, Bill’s or Pizza Express (I’m off there tonight actually). Or if they’re big enough to hunt for eggs unattended, sneak off alone for for a cheeky bit of clothes shopping.
To top it all off, Rushden Lakes has an eggceedingly (ahem, sorry) impressive timetable of events throughout the Easter break! Ta da…
Easter Eggstravaganza (31 Mar)
Get in touch with nature on a guided walk to look for signs of spring, then kick back, realax, and decorate a ceramic egg bird feeder. Not a sentence often said, but absolutely the dream afternoon out for any primary schooler. 10-11.30 or 2-3.30, £7.50 per child.
Sew your own bird or flower (30 Mar, 6, 12, 15 Apr)
If or your kids are of a creative persuasion, you can have a go a sewing a felt spring bird or flower. Don’t worry about anything being too tricky – it’s all carried out using a handy pre-made sewing kit. However, it’s not suitable to children under four due to all the sharp and pointy things, so do bear that in mind before swinging by. An adorable springtime adornment for your mantelpiece certainly can’t go amiss. 10:30-3:30, £3 per child.
Easter keyrings (1-2 Apr)
Forever losing your keys and fancy a sentimental way to link them all together? It’s okay, it happens to the best of us. Send the little ones along to colour in a wooden, Easter themed keyring for you to keep. If they get too attached to it, they can always stick it on their backpack. 10am-4pm, £1 per child.
Family Wildlife Wander (4 Apr)
If you’re the outdoorsy sort, you and your famalam can band together for a guided tour of all the natural beauty which surrounds Rushden Lakes. You’d do yourself a favour to crack out the Timbalands! Hiking appropriate footwear is highly recommend. 10:30-11:30, £3 per person.
All about eggs (4, 10, 14 Apr)
Turn your kids into little scientists for the day as they learn all about different birds eggs. They’ll even get to decorate their own egg to take home. See if you can match the realistic model eggs to the bird that lays them, and find out what goes on inside an egg before it hatches. 10-4, £1 per child.
Owl Babies (5th Apr)
Picture it. You’re six years old. What better way to spend an afternoon (specifically, 11-3) than meeting Archie the Little Owl, finding out all about owl babies, and decorating a wooden key-ring. Children are easy to please. For them, this is at least on par with a satisfying brunch. 11-3, free to meet Archie and £1 for activities.
Paper flowers (7, 8 Apr)
If hayfever season tends to hit you where it hurts then live flowers may not be the best thing to fill your home with. How does a paper bouquet lovingly crafted by your very own sound? Not too shabby, that’s what we thought. 10am-4pm, £1 per child
House of Venom (10 Apr)
Local creepy crawly and reptile care outlet House of Venom will be bringing in their finest selection of arachnids and reptiles, exclusively for your viewing pleasure. 11–3, £1 per child.