It’s Easter weekend, but how best to spend it?
Here is GO!s guide to the family-friendly hot spots around town. Egg-cellent stuff.
Youngsters are invited to search for treasure in the hope of locating some chocolate rewards, when MK Museum begins its Easter event, tomorrow.
And there are no losers at the museum – everyone will win something, while also enjoying a tour around the whole site in the process.
What will you do on your visit? Play puff billiards in the parlour perhaps? Make a brass rubbing to take home? Or watch a traditional forge in operation?
There are endless retro ways to have fun while you learn about our past.
There is no extra charge to enjoy the Easter egg hunt, which runs from tomorrow (Fri) through to Easter Monday.
Easter also marks the start of the museum’s summer opening hours – 11am-4.30pm Wednesday-Sunday.
>Westbury Arts Centre gets in on the act with a Mad Hatters Tea Party on Saturday.
Visitors can hang out with the Mad Hatter and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and their many pals at the arts centre.
Take a pew and listen to excerpts from Alice in Wonderland, as read by Alice herself.
And, if you are feeling a bit more sporting, join the Queen for a spot of croquet.
It wouldn’t be Easter without a hunt for tasty treats mind, and Westbury has just the job – a wonderful Mad March Hare Easter Egg Hunt.
While you seek out the goodies, keep an eye out for the white rabbit.
We have it on good authority that the long-haired furry will be bouncing around the site all day long!
The hunt will begin at 2.30pm, but the centre flings open its doors at 11.30am and welcomes visitors all the way through to 4.30pm.
Wonderfully talented wildlife artist Kate Wyatt and expert Tony Barker will be hard at work throughout the day too, with a giant Alice in Wonderland themed drawing to complete – can you help them?
Tea, coffee and cake will be available to purchase and entry is free.
> At MK Gallery on Saturday, artist Sophie Bennet will help youngsters to see the beauty in the textures and surfaces of everyday objects via magnification.
There are two Mini Makers sessions – between 1 and 2pm, or 2pm and 3pm.
> A visit to St Guthlacs Church in Passenham is always a treat.
The holy house is steeped in history and beautifully kept, and this Easter there is another reason to pay a visit.
St Guthlacs will commemorate World War I with an exhibition about the life and death of Arthur George Capell.
The son of the rector of Passenham, he lost his life at the battle of Neuve in March 1915.
This exhibition will be available to view on Easter Monday, and includes photographs of Captain Capell, extracts from the diaries of his regiments and an account of the service which was held for him at St Guthlacs on April 1, 1915.
Poignant and perfectly timed, it is free to view.
> Stony Stratford Art Society will also be showing, and selling, their work at the event and refreshments will be served.
Pop along between 11am and4pm. Admission is free.
> The Potter’s House Church at Wharfside, Fenny Stratford celebrates its two year an niversary on Sunday, from 10.30am.
> On Easter Monday, the race to find the chocolate prizes will get underway at Bletchley Park, with the return on site of the hugely popular Easter Eggstravaganza.
Visitors will be able to make their own Enigma, enjoy soft play and tackle the Easter Trail.
For more details about the park and the holiday events go online to www.bletchleypark.org.uk or call 01908 640404.
>The Parks Trust presents a special session of Easter Parkland Play on Wednesday.
Joni the rangers at Broughton Brook between 1 and 3pm. Admission is free.
>Children’s entertainer Nick Cope will entertain little mites at Frost Garden Centre on Wednesday.
There are two sing-a-long sessions – at 11am and 2pm – for babies and children up to the age of eight years to get down with.
Parents who dug that whole indie and Brit-pop movement might know Nick better from his time in Oxford hopefuls Candyskins.
There are similarities between the gigging crowd and the ga-ga crowd apparently.
“Performing to children is very much the same as performing to adults, only the people jumping around and screaming at the front are a little bit smaller,” Nick explained.
Tickets are £4 and pre-booking is essential. Sort yours by calling 0800 9549484.