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Easter Holiday Children’s Activities

6th April 2019 - 28th April 2019


Taurus Crafts is a place of opportunities this Easter holiday as visitors will be able to join in on the many hands-on activities and try something new or discover a new hobby. With activities every day from Saturday 6th until Sunday 28th April, this is the go-to venue for families looking for an easy one-stop-shop for entertainment, local crafts, art, and a café serving delicious lite bites, coffee and cakes.

With twenty six activities on offer this April, joining our ever expanding range of activities are seven brand new and exciting activities including: hunting for fossils, making your own wind chimes, and eco-friendly and all natural nature themed activities with workshop leader Jaymee who will show you how to make your own origami plant pots, seed bombs, and pine cone birdfeeders.

Once again, the creative opportunities aren’t limited to ‘making’ or ‘performances’, visitors can also try their hand at ‘edible crafts’ too. Visit our Hospitality School for the chance to make tasty treats by dipping fruit and marshmallows into chocolate & then decorating. Plus, there is cupcake decorating and Easter biscuit baking with Isabell’s Bakehouse or painting your own chocolate with one of our onsite independent traders.

Not to be missed are our regular holiday favourites: Arnie Kazzam magic show, Fairy & Dragon Homes, Puppet Show & Puppet Making, Squishy Painting, Slime Making, Reptile Handling, a Free Trail, Pottery Painting and Pottery Throwing on a wheel. The list of activities often gets added to, so it’s well worth keeping an eye on Taurus Crafts Facebook page and website.

Dippin’ Treats. Visit our Hospitality School and make tasty treats by dipping fruit and marshmallows into chocolate & then decorating. £5 for three items (20min approx) all ages. 10.30-1.30. 12th, 19th, 26th April.

Cupcake Decorating. With Isabel’s Bakehouse decorate a range of Easter themed cupcakes. £8 for 4 cupcakes (40min approx) or £5 for 2 cupcakes (20min approx) all ages. 10.30-3.30. 15th April.

Fossils & Sharks Teeth. Dig deep to find real fossils and sharks teeth dating from the Jurassic period. Identify them on our fact sheet and select five to take home. £4 each (20mins approx) All ages. 11.00-4.00. 6th, 12th, 16th, 23rd April.

Candle Dipping. Make a candle by dipping into different coloured wax to create a rainbow effect. £4 each (15-20min approx) Age 6+. 11.00-3.00. 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th April.

A Magical Show.  Enjoy a fantatsical magic show by Arnie Kazzam full of laughter, intrigue and wonder. £2 per child/£1 per adult (40min) All ages. 12.00-12.40 & 2.00-2.40. 10th, 17th April.

Blooming Pots. Transform terracotta flowerpots into a works of art for your garden. £3 each plain pot or £4.50 each for plant, pot and compost (30min approx) Limited items, first come first served. All ages. 11.00-5.00. 15th April.

Easter Baking School. With Isabel’s Bakehouse learn how to bake & decorate a batch of delicious Easter biscuits. £10 for a 60 minute class. Age 7+ accompanied by an adult. (Hourly bookings advised but not essential: [email protected] or 07966592368) 10.00-3.30. 13th April.

Roaming Reptiles. Join Roaming Reptiles for a fun educational, interactive hands-on experience with snakes, lizards & more. £2 per child & £2 per adult (as long as you need) All ages. 11.00-2.00. 8th April.

Guerrilla Gardeners. Make your own eco-friendly seed bomb to help transform unloved spaces with a blast of life and colour to attract wildlife. £3 each (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00. 9th, 23rd April.

Origami Eco-Pots. Make your own eco-friendly, zerowaste plant pots using recycled newspaper & plant your seedling and help it grow. Compost and seedling included. £3 each (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00. 8th, 22nd April.

Windy Chimes. With Balm Jewellery make your own Easter themed windchime using beads and yarn to hang in your home or garden. £4 each (20mins approx) All ages. 11.00-4.00. 13th , 24th April & 11.00-2.00, 20th April.

Stone Carving. Learn to carve with Cat’s Eye Carving and personalise a 4 inch square piece of Jurassic limestone to take home. £15 (30 mins) Age 5+. 10.30-12.30 & 1.45-4.30. 10th, 17th  April.

Mini Dens. Build a magical mini dwelling to take home, for fairies, dragons, monsters & unicorns to live in, using materials found in the forest. £4 each (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00. 12th, 19th, 26th April.

Make & Take. Experience the wonders of throwing your own pot on a potter’s wheel and take away an unfired pot. £10 (20min approx) All ages. 2.00-4.00. 6th, 13th, 20th ,27th April.

Paint Your Own Pot. Unleash your inner artist and paint a pottery item using acrylic paints, to take home the same day. From £6 (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-1.00 & 2.00-4.00. 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th April & 11.00-1.00 on  6th, 13th, 20th ,27th April.

Face Painting. With Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust find out more about local wildlife and have the chance to become your favourite animal! Free. All ages. 11.00-4.00. 13thApril.

King Arthur & the Pirate of Lydney. Come & watch Lullaby Leesa storyteller and ventriloquist from BBC Sherlock . Come and join in the fun and make a puppet. Free or Donations (40min approx) All ages. 10.30, 11.30, 2.00. 11th, 18th, 25th April.

Squishy Squishies. Customise your own squishy, choose from a range of squidgy items including; cake, unicorn & woodland creatures. (Limited items, first come first served) £2.50 Small, £7 Medium, £8 Large (30min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00. 14th, 24th April.

Surprise Slime. Make your own surprise slime, choose your colour then customise with glitter & polystyrene balls. Then add the surprise by doing a lucky dip, select your stretchy to add to your slime. Classic Surprise Slime £4.50 or Eggcellent Surprise Slime £5 (30min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00. 7th, 27th April.

Forest of Dean Rock Painting. Join in the rock painting fun with Amy Sampson from FODROCKS. Awesome prize draws and rock decorating kits, badges, mini pots & stickers available to buy. £1 suggested donation per family (as long as you need) All ages. 2.30-5.00. 28th April.

Beaded Butterflies & Jewellery. With Balm Jewellery make beaded butterflies & other beautiful jewellery items. £4 each (20mins aprox) All ages. 11.00-4.00 19th, 26th April  & 1.00-4.00, 9th April.

Pinecone Birdfeeders. Create your own all-natural bird feeder to attract wild birds and bring your garden to life this spring. £3 each (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-5.00. 16th, 25th April.

Dream Catchers. With Balm Jewellery make our own dream catcher using different coloured and textured yarns plus beads to personalise your dream catcher. £4 each (20mins approx) All ages. 11.00-4.00.  22nd April.

Make & Paint a Chocolate Come to the Chocolate Bar and make a colourful Easter chocolate. £5 (20min approx) All ages. 11.00-2.00.  9th ,10th ,11th ,12th, 16th,17th,18th,19th,24th,25th,26th April.

Litter Critter. With Love Your Forest project help make a litter critter out of junk to be part of their latest anti-litter campaign and make your own to take home. Free (as long as you need) All ages. 11.00-2.00. 11th, 12th April.

Free Trail. Hidden around Taurus Crafts are lots of painted bunnies with positive words on them for you to find. Once finished hand in your trail sheet to enter the Free Prize Draw. 6th- 28th April.


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Easter
  • For the Family
  • Holiday Activity


Taurus Crafts
Lydney Park Estate
GL15 6BU
01594 844841

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Find us on the A48 West of Lydney

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Taurus Crafts

A vibrant visitor centre where you can see a wide range of arts and crafts, enjoy local food & drink. Taurus Crafts is part of Camphill Village Trust Ltd

Attraction in or near Lydney