Our pick of the top 15 things to do and see during the Easter holidays, from Easter egg hunts to family films and from pottery to learning to swim.

Have a splashing time
Hereford Leisure Pool
Free five-day swimming crash courses for children 4+
April 15-19 and April 22-25;8.30-9am and 9-9.30am
Leominster Leisure Centre
Snorkelling and active games. 16, 18 and 24 April, 9am to 12 noon, ages 6-12
April 22, 9-12 noon Children must be confident swimmers for snorkelling and wear sportswear for the active games. 
Wednesday, April 23, 9-11am: Basketball school, ages 8-14. Sportswear required.
Free five-day learn to swim crash course: April 15-19, 10.30am-11am: : 3-4 years; April 21 to 26, 10.30am-11am, ages 4+
Ross swimming pool
April 15, 11.30am-12.30pm
Water polo: children must be on Stage 4+ of the learn to swim programme
April 16, 11.30am to 12.15pm,
Fin2Fit: Mermaid and Merman Swimming: children must be on stage 5+ of the learn to swim programme
Easter Crafts, April 17, 2pm-3pm and April 23, 1pm-2pm
Free learn to swim crash course: Tuesday, April 23 to Friday, April 26
Stage 1, 11.30am-12 noon; Stage 2, 12 noon-12.30pm. Ages 4+
Full details of all activities at haloleisure.org.uk

Pottery workshops
Eastnor Pottery
April 16-27, closed April 19-22
Fun, creative and ‘eggstraordinary’ themed family workshop where families will get the opportunity to fashion an egg cup or egg inspired sculpture under the expert tutelage of professional potters. Participants get to decorate their freshly created masterpieces. All for just £20 per person.
Sessions, lasting an hour and a half, start at 10am, 11.30am and 1.30pm and 3pm. Booking essential by calling 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

Eastnor Eggs-plorers Easter Treasure Hunt
Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22, 10.30am to 5.30pm
Eastnor Castle
Test your skills with Eastnor Castle’s legendary Easter Treasure Hunt. Chocolate for everyone who takes part and a chance to win an enormous Easter Egg! Normal admission applies.
Tuesday, April 23 to Thursday, April 25, 10.30am to 5.30pm
Runaround Days at Eastnor
Let off some steam!

Circus Skills Workshops and Comedy Show
Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14
Hampton Court Castle
Enjoy an interactive fun family day out in a magnificent setting, featuring circus skills workshops and a comedy show.

Berrington Hall
Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
The Cadbury Bunny has hidden precious choccy eggs! Take a map and follow the clues to find them and claim a delicious prize.
Lego Builders
April 13 to 15
Bring your own Lego or use some of Berrington’s and create your own 18th century pavilion, pineapple and mini Berrington.
April 13 to April 28
Jack and the Beanstalk Trail
The mighty giant is taking over Berrington and they need you to stop him. Normal admission prices apply + £2.50 per trail to include a prize.

Hereford Times: Meet the Bats at Croft Castle & Parkland, Herefordshire

Croft Castle

Croft Castle
Famous Five Trail

From April 13 to April 28
Join Julian, Dick, Anne, George and their dog Timmy for an adventure and hunt for lost treasure on the castle’s holiday trail. and collect your prize at the end.
April 24 and 25
Build a Bug Hotel
Make your very own bug hotel from small plastic drinks bottles then take it home and see which creepy crawlies check in.

Lower Brockhampton
April 13 and 14
Meet the Lower Brockhampton Lambs with farmer James.
Cadbury’s Medieval Easter trail
Discover the Pagan Saxon origins of medieval Easter traditions and how Easter got its name.
April 16 and April 25
Saxon survival skills – shelters, slings and spinners
Learn how to survive like a Saxon
April 17 and 26
Saxon survival skills – archery
Drop in and try your hand at archery with the Really Rural team. £2 per six arrows.

The Courtyard
A duo of family films hit the big screen this Easter:
Lego Movie 2: The Second part promises an action packed adventure. April 13 to April 25.
And How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World sees Hiccup return to fulfil his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia.
Both films have free pre-film activities to take part in from 10.30am.
On Thursday, April 19 at 2.30pm, there will be a relaxed screening of Lego Movie 2.
Further details and to book, call the box office on 01432 340555 or visit courtyard.org.uk
April 13
Wizard of Oz themed Lego workshop delivered by Bricks2Learn. For ticket availability, call 01432 340555
April 19
Egg & Spoon
Patrick Lynch of CBeebies fame presents an interactive romp through the seasons. A perfect introduction to the magic of theatre.
To book, call 01432 340555.

Hereford Times: The water pumping station at Hereford's Waterworks Museum.

The water pumping station at Hereford's Waterworks Museum

April 17, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Get Crafty in a spring nature-inspired session with a Wizard of Oz theme.
The Wizard of Oz
Follow Dorothy along the yellow brick road through Queenswood’s Autumn garden. Finish the adventure in the craft area to create your own Wizard of Oz souvenir.
Age 4+. Four performances throughout the day – 10.30am, 11.30am, 3.30pm and 4.30pm.
Adventure club, 9am to 4pm
Spring inspired adventures in the wood, including campfire cooking, den building and more! Ages 7-14. Click here for further details.

The Globe at Hay
Sunday, April 21
Easter egg hunt
Gets underway at 2pm.
01497 847426

Waterworks Museum
In Steam Days:
Museum opens at noon and is in-steam between 1pm – 4pm
Sunday, April 14: Hereford & District Preservation Society: splendid engines on display.
Sunday and Monday, April 21 and 22: Historic Water Supply.
Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28: Steampunk Weekend: includes market stalls and steampunk entertainment.

My Pet Pals workshops
Pets at Home, Hereford
Free interactive ‘My Pet Pals’ workshops will be held in store at 11.30am until April 28, focused on caring for small furries, such as guinea pigs, gerbils and rabbits, teaching children the responsibilities of owning them but also how rewarding these pets can be and how to care for them. Children will also learn how to interact with them safely too. Each workshop lasts 30 minutes 
The workshops will run every day during the school holidays. Book at petsathome.com/petworkshops. 

Goodrich Castle
Easter Adventure Quest

Until April 22, 11am-5pm
Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a certificate, a sticker and a chocolate treat! 
It costs just £1 per child, and there’s no need to book.

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Lego at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

LEGO®: Brick History
Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

Leading historical and artistic figures, and pivotal moments of scientific and human achievements captured in LEGO® as part of Warren Elsmore’s Brick History exhibition, which runs at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery until May 18.
Book via The Courtyard on 01432 340555 or at herefordshire.gov.uk/legobrickhistory

Easter Dance School
2Faced Dance: Easter School 10am. Hereford Academy of Dance (and The Left Bank), Premier Business Park, Faraday Road. From £50. 01432 276807.