Lifestyle feature: Easter activities

Getting into nature at Sussex Wildlife Trust's Easter holiday clubs PHOTO BY KATIE RILEY
Getting into nature at Sussex Wildlife Trust's Easter holiday clubs PHOTO BY KATIE RILEY

With the schools all set to break up for the Easter holidays this weekend, parents and grandparents across the Observer area will be keeping their fingers crossed for decent weather.

No matter what the weather, however, spring is a great time to get children excited about nature, with new life to be seen everywhere.

Sussex Wildlife Trust holds holiday clubs across Sussex throughout the Easter holidays.

Parents can drop their children off for a supervised session to enjoy a range of exciting games and activities including bug-hunting, pond-dipping, fire-lighting, woodland survival skills and art and crafts.

The clubs will take place at several different woodland and beach venues throughout Sussex from 10.30am-2.30pm.

Most are suited for children aged between six and 11 years.

Booking is essential, for full further details of dates, prices, activities, locations, and suitable ages please visit or ring 01273 497561.


Chichester Festival Theatre is also hosting a series of workshops and events to keep children of all ages amused during the school holidays.

A treasure hunt for two to four-year-olds is on Tuesday.

Held in the Steven Pimlott Building, the hunt will give children the chance to learn about the theatre, through pictures, rhymes and games.

Discover the World, for five to seven-year-olds, is on Wednesday. Children will have the chance to travel the world and uncover some fascinating and intriguing explorers.

They will discover the challenges of being a real explorer, through drama activities and games and maybe even become explorers themselves.

On Thursday, April 10, an Explorers workshop is being held for children aged eight to 11 years.

There will be the chance to find out more about the first people to navigate the world, the first person to walk on the moon and the person who made some of the most important discoveries of the natural world.

An Improv Adventure is on for children aged 11 to 16 years on Friday, April 11.

Aspiring actors will have the chance to tell their own story of discovery. They will have to think on their feet and discover a range of improvisation techniques in the fast-paced session.

For more information on all the workshops, visit

For sporting youngsters, there is a range of activities throughout the area.

Chichester University is once again hosting its holiday Sport Camps from Monday, April 14, to Thursday, April 17.

Participants will be able to choose from a range of sports, including cricket, basketball, racquet sports, netball and multisport camps.

The courses are open to boys and girls aged six to 15 years.

The cost is £7.50 per child per day or £5 for tenants of the activities’ funding partners.

To book online go to, call 01243 534799 or email