Easter in Weymouth is a great time of year. With many children on half term holidays from school the events season springs into action. This year there is an array of events and attractions happening across the town and the surrounding areas. Accommodation providers in the town see an increase in booking with hotels, caravan parks and holiday parks in Weymouth filling up with visitors. Have a look at 10 fantastic things to do this Easter in Weymouth.
1. The We Are Weymouth Dino Trail happens around the Town from the 8th – 23rd April. Easter in Weymouth welcomes some family dinosaur fun to the town centre, harbourside and beach. Put on you Pith Helmet, dust off your magnifying glass and join the fun! There is also a Roarsome Dino Day on 15th April. A day full of free family dino fun.
2. Take a paddle in the bay and join in with the Weymouth Wade. On 16th April Weymouth & Portland Lions Club are holding a wading race through the sea from the Pavilion to either the clock (adults) or to the statue (children). It will take place at low tide at a distance from the shore where, for average height participants, the sea will be around knee height.
3. Check out all the latest box office releases at Cineworld this Easter in Weymouth. Get a first look at movies such as Smurfs 3D: The Lost Village, The Boss Baby and Fast & Furious 8.
4. SandWorld reopens on 8th April. Join the creatively brilliant team for their 7th year at SandWorld! Their theme for 2017 is ‘A Life on Earth 2’, featuring Finding Dory & Nemo, Kung Fu Panda, King Kong, Jurassic Giants & Madagascar to name a few.
5. New for Easter at Weymouth’s Sea Life Adventure Park is Caribbean Cove. Come and climb aboard the brand new Caribbean Cove Galleon and sail away to the seven seas on a magical adventure.
6. At the Nothe Fort, the World of Peter Pan family event is happening Sunday 9th April 11:00 am – 4:30 pm. A repeat of last year’s very popular family event. The Fort Artillery will be firing their cannons and leading the battle against the pirates. We would like all you budding apprentice pirates to join in, so don’t forget to bring your cutlass or make your own sword on the day.
7. Giant Easter Egg Hunt at Abbotsbury Gardens takes place from 14th to 17th April. Find a golden acorn and win a £95 Family Season Ticket; find a golden horseshoe and win a Giant Chocolate Easter Egg (two giant eggs each day).
Find the Wessex FM Bug and win a Fluffy Easter Bunny (one each day). Find a golf tee & exchange it for one of 8,000 Lindt Chocolate Golden Bunnies (max one bunny per person). The Children can also enjoy a Free Bouncy Castle, Free Family Magic Shows and Free Face Painting.
8. The Weymouth Easter Pantomime is Robin Hood. Taking place at Weymouth Pavilion on Good Friday – 14th April. Join our heroes Robin Hood and Maid Marian in this swashbuckling, arrow-slinging, tights-wearing comedy adventure!
With an all-star cast, including Britain’s Got Talent Winner George Sampson as Robin Hood, children’s TV favourite Dani Harmer from CBBC’s Tracy Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing as Maid Marian and X-Factor Runner-Up Andy Abraham as the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. There will also be a an Easter Fun Fairground located at the Pavilion Forecourt.
9 . Tea on Quay music festival at The Rendezvous is happening again this year on Easter Sunday 16th April. The following music acts are due to perform – Powelly, Milk & Two, Drive by Jammin, Identikit, The Chase, Southern Sinners, Mighty Fine, Peacock Suit and Mad Hatters!!!!
10. Another music festival happening on Easter Sunday in Weymouth is the Hippy Fest at the Lazy Lizard. The Leggomen, The Chase, The (Operation) Mad Hatters, Lo Numbers and Side Door Project are listed to play. More information can be found on the Weymouth Gig Guide website. Weymouth renowned for its music scene – another great reason to visit and stay a while in Weymouth this Easter.