As spring blooms and Easter approaches, Melton Mowbray gears up for a flurry of exciting events to keep you busy during the school holidays. From family-friendly fun to crafts and culture, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Twinlakes poster advertising Eggstreme Easter

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The Easter season kicks-off at Twinlakes Park, with a Good Friday Family Rave on March 29th. This event promises an energetic, day-time celebration complete with music, dancing, and special effects suitable for all the family. Meanwhile, EggStreme Easter runs from March 22nd to April 14th, offering visitors the chance to meet the Easter Bunny, complete an Easter Egg hunt, plus enjoy Easter-themed arts, crafts and games.

For those seeking a more laid-back Easter experience, Melton Mowbray has plenty to offer. The Melton Carnegie Museum invites visitors to join in with their Easter Holiday Activities from March 26th to April 6th, promising interactive workshops for curious minds of all ages. Meanwhile, the Regal Cinema is showing the latest family films throughout the school holidays, such as Migration and Kung Fu Panada 4.

Belvoir Castle hosts Bertie’s Easter Expedition from March 27th to April 7th, inviting families to take part in an Easter treasure in the heart of Belvoir Castle Gardens, with Bertie the Beaver and friends. Complete the quest and return to the castle, where a special chocolate surprise awaits!

Belvoir castle children playing in flowers

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Culinary Delights and Family Fun

Easter wouldn’t be complete without indulging in delicious food and spending quality time with loved ones. The Grange Garden Centre and Restaurant welcomes guests throughout the bank holiday weekend, offering mouthwatering roasts and live music on Easter Sunday. 

Meanwhile, Hilltop Farm provides the perfect backdrop for a family day out, boasting both indoor and outdoor play areas (check out their new delivery of mini-tractors!), as well as a tempting selection of locally sourced produce.

Creme Egg icecream from Ferneley's

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For those with a sweet tooth, Ferneley’s is a must-visit destination, and good news – their irresistible crème egg ice cream is back! Open seven days a week, Ferneley’s has great food, family-friendly play areas, adventure golf and is also dog friendly.

Additionally, Flying Childers invites families to enjoy Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on March 30th, providing a magical start to the day with a delicious meal and special guest appearance.

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  • The Grange Garden Centre and Restaurant: Open seven days a week and throughout the bank holiday with live music on Sunday – March 29 – April 01
  • Hilltop Farm: Open seven days a week and throughout the bank holiday with live music on Sunday – March 29 – April 01
  • Ferneley’s: Open seven days a week and throughout the bank holiday with live music on Sunday – March 29 – April 01
  • Flying Childers: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – March 30

Creative Workshops and Outdoor Adventures

Credit: Kathryn Saunby Art Studio

Looking for a creative outlet this Easter? Kathryn Saunby Art Studio offers Easter Holiday Art Workshops on March 28th, April 4th, and April 5th, providing aspiring artists of all ages with the opportunity to unleash their imagination and create masterpieces in a supportive environment. 

Meanwhile, Little Jacks Farm and Garden Centre hosts a range of family-friendly events, including Bubbles Disco, Easter Crafts, and an Easter Bunny Trail, promising hours of children’s entertainment.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Frisby Lakes Paddle Sports presents Kids Kayak Trail Sessions from March 25th to 31st, offering youngsters the chance to try kayaking on Frisby Lakes under the guidance of experienced instructors. 

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April Adventures

Easter may have drawn to a close, but Melton Mowbray continues to offer a range of events to keep visitors entertained throughout April; Stockyard Saturday Markets restart on April 13th, providing a fantastic opportunity to browse stalls brimming with locally sourced goods and artisanal crafts. 

Children kayaking

Credit: Frisby Lakes Paddle Spots

Don’t miss out on the Great British Dog Walk at Belvoir Castle on April 21st – inviting canine companions and their owners to enjoy a scenic stroll through the castle grounds in support of a worthy cause.

History enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Melton Mowbray Guided History Tour on April 26th, offering a fascinating insight into the town’s rich heritage and storied past. 

Additionally, Hidden Food Tours start on April 20th to take you on a culinary journey through the town, showcasing new and traditional hidden gems. You will taste an incredible array of locally produced food and drink, during a three-hour gentle walking tour of Melton Mowbray. 

April culminates in one of Melton’s most popular annual events with the 18th Rutland Melton International CiCLE Classic on April 28th. This prestigious cycling event showcases professional cyclists as they tackle a challenging course spanning local roads and farm tracks between Oakham and Melton Mowbray. Spectators can cheer on nearly 200 competitors from across Europe and beyond as they race towards the finish line in the heart of Melton Mowbray, making for an exhilarating conclusion to a weekend of cycling festivities.

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Whether you’re seeking family-friendly fun, culinary delights, creative workshops, or outdoor adventures, Melton Mowbray has something to offer every visitor over the coming weeks. So, mark your calendars, gather your family, and Discover Melton!