With Easter a little over a week away, you might be wondering how you can keep yourself and your family busy in Bolton this April.

It can be difficult to know what to get up to so if you’re lacking inspiration for the Easter holidays, look no further.

The National Trust has lots of spring activities for all ages and they’re ideal if you’re looking to spend some time as a family in Bolton this Easter.

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National Trust Easter activities in Bolton for 2022

Here’s a selection of the National Trust’s Easter activities in Bolton.

Easter egg hunts

This Easter you can take your family to National Trust sites to search for Easter eggs.

Whilst there are none taking place in Bolton itself, there is one to be found at Dunham Massey, which is about a 30-45 minute drive away from the town.

The trail takes place between April 2-24, from 10am - 4pm each day and includes a trail map, pencil and edible chocolate treat.

It costs £3 per child for the trail and booking is not required.

If you wanted an alternative to Dunham Massey then you would need to travel outside of Greater Manchester to either Cheshire (Little Moreton Hill, Quarry Bank, Hare Hill etc...), Lancashire (Rufford Old Hall) or Liverpool (Speke Hall)

National Trust Easter Walks

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If the idea of a family walk sounds like the best way to celebrate Easter, look no further.

National Trust sites such as the previously mentioned Dunham Massey, Little Moreton Hill, Quarry Bank and Hare Hill, all have numerous trails to show off the best of their sites for nature and wildlife.

Easter craft ideas

If you opt for a day indoors, there’s still fun to be had with the National Trust’s craft tutorials.

Videos on the website show you how to make Easter crafts including Easter baskets and a Bean-bag Easter chick.

You can watch the videos here and find out more about the National Trust’s Easter activities and things to do via its website here. 

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How to buy a National Trust membership

Members of the National Trust can enjoy benefits such as free entry to more than 50 places, free parking at most of its sites and receive the National Trust magazine three times a year plus more.

There’s a variety of memberships available such as Joint, Family, Individual, Senior, Junior and Life membership.

Prices can be found when you choose the membership you’d like, here.

To buy a membership or to find out more about them, you can visit the National Trust website here.