The Easter school holidays are almost here! However, with lots of government restrictions still in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s not the Easter holidays that you’re normally used to. With some restrictions now being changed to allow us to meet people outdoors and in gardens, it’s time to get creative with things to do during the school break.
Here are some fun things to do in the BANES local area this Easter, that are within the restrictions:
Get on Your Bike
Throughout Bristol and Bath there are 13 miles of old railway paths that are ready to be explored. The route is fairly flat and has some lovely views and plenty of wildlife waiting to be spotted. Perfect for a day exploring by bike or even on foot.
Visit Iford Manor Gardens
Why not pack a picnic and visit Iford Manor Gardens? Wander through the beautiful, manicured gardens and enjoy the peace and quiet with some friends or family.
There are tennis courts all throughout Bath and North East Somerset that allow non-members to visit and play. It’s a really fun way to get out and burn off some energy with a friend.
Meet in the Garden
With new government guidelines now allowing up to 6 people to meet, it’s the perfect time to meet friends and family in your garden or in theirs. Make the most of being able to see your loved ones again and meet outdoors. If you don’t have a garden, meeting in a park is the ideal alternative.
Visit some of Bath’s Amazing Parks
Bath and the surrounding areas are filled with some amazing parks where you can visit, walk, relax and hopefully enjoy some spring sunshine with friends and family. Prior Park Landscape Gardens, Alexandra Park, and Dyrham Park are some of our favourites. Before visiting some parks, we recommend checking their websites, as some require to be booked in advance in order to ensure there’s no overcrowding.
Why not try whipping up some Easter baked goodies for you and your family? There are loads of great recipes to be found online or in cookbooks and it’s a great way to spend a rainy day indoors and have something amazing (and delicious!) to show for it at the end of the day.
Wander Along the River Avon Trail
A walk along the banks of the River Avon is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. The River Avon Trail starts at the picturesque Pulteney Bridge and goes all the way to the other side of Bristol so you can tackle just a section of it depending on how far you want to walk or cycle.
Remember no matter what you get up to that when you’re out and about you’ll need to take your mask with you, maintain social distancing and stick to the updated government guidelines in order to have a fun and safe Easter break.