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Seven Egg-citing Family Events In Southport To Enjoy This Easter

Whether it’s bringing the kids along to the world’s largest chocolate egg hunt, taking part in a special themed bingo extravaganza, or tucking into a delicious roast dinner – here Visit Southport unveils seven egg-citing events for you to take part in over Easter in Southport

The Easter break is now only days away and many of us will be looking to make last-minute purchases like getting the kids their favourite chocolate egg, buying the food for a roast dinner or checking out what events are on over the special occasion.

Whether you’re looking for something fun for the little ones, or just want some light evening entertainment, there is plenty going on in Southport over the half-term holiday.

Among the events being hosted in this glorious seaside town, they include the world’s largest chocolate egg hunt, a special meet the dinosaur and tribute acts for the legendary singers Dua Lipa and Robbie Williams.

But there’s more too, so here’s just some of the Easter events that are guaranteed to be fun for all the family in Southport this year.

1. Organisers bill chocolate egg hunt as largest in world

This one’s egg-straordinary. The largest chocolate Easter egg hunt, according to organisers, is cracking open right here in Southport.

Families have the chance to win one of eight giant chocolate eggs in a trail which will see gigantic, dinosaur-themed treats hidden in locations across Southport.

Hunters will use an activity map to track down the treats, and six lucky participants will also be chosen at random to win a super-sized chocolate egg standing at 3ft tall and weighing in at a whopping 25kg.

The free event is one of a series of activities in Southport town centre over the Easter break from 29 March to 14 April put on by Southport BID’s DinoTown Southport.

Activity maps will be available soon (in both print and digital form) from locations in the town centre and online via

2. Dinosaurs meet Easter

As well as the chocolate egg hunt, families are being offered the chance to Meet the Dinosaurs in Southport this Easter break.

On Good Friday (29 March) and Saturday (30 March), parents and their kids will be transported to the island of Nils Moranis for a fun morning and afternoon with Vera and her pet, Velociraptor Frankie.

It all kicks off from 11am at the Wayfarers Arcade on both days and it’s free to attend. Bookings must be made by telephone, on 07709 766108.

There’s even a dinosaur exhibition in the town centre, the Brickosaurs Exhibition. More than 550,000 toy bricks have been used to build fifteen dinosaurs – guaranteeing huge fun for any prehistoric fans in the family. For more information, go to

3. TV stars come together for a show at The Atkinson

Southport’s award-winning arts centre, The Atkinson, will be putting on a range of activities for Easter – and it’s sure to be good fun for everyone!

Family events include a drop-in session where the kids can create their own Lego in the Construction Club; Make It Craft Workshop where those participating are urged to get creative; and a play all about Clay, named Claytime. The first two events are free and Claytime is £12.

More productions in the venue’s theatre hall, including a play all about cake and classical music and another looking at an intrepid Antarctic traveller.

TV celebrities are coming together too – catch BBC Bargain Hunt stars Philip Serrell, Charlie Ross and Christina Trevanion for a no-holds-barred stage show on the trials and tribulations of auctioneering. Tickets are £29.

There is also a museum and various exhibitions with their own events on too.

Find out more information over on the Atkinson’s website The Atkinson / A cultural pick ‘n’ mix for the family.

4. Easter bingo fun

The Grand is hosting an egg-stra special Easter bingo for all the family on Easter Monday (1 April) from 12pm.

Tickets are priced at £7.50 and can be bought online at or by telephone on 01704532578.

5. Let Dua Lipa and Robbie Williams tributes entertain you

Enjoy an evening of entertainment with Dua Lipa and Robbie Williams – no, not actually them, but their tribute acts!

Courtnay will be taking to the stage to perform renditions of some of Dua Lipa’s greatest hits at Riverside Holiday Park. She’ll be on from 8pm on Easter Sunday (31 March).

Perhaps former Take That star Robbie Williams is more your thing! A tribute act will be performing some of his well-known tracks in a special performance from 8pm on Saturday 6 April also at Riverside Holiday Park.

To find out more information and to book, check out their website at What’s on? – Harrison Holidays.

6. Tuck into a tasty roast dinner on Easter Sunday

The Waterfront Southport Hotel have a dazzling dinner for anyone looking for a roast for all the family.

On Easter Sunday (31 March), celebrate with a two-course meal for £30 or three-course meal at £34. Children under 10 eat free with a paying adult.

They also have a fish supper night on Good Friday (29 March) where eaters can indulge in a fish and chip supper and a glass of fizz for £16 per person.

Bookings for both can be made online What’s On In Southport | Waterfront Southport Hotel.

The Fairway Grill have their own Easter Sunday lunch on Easter Sunday (31 March). For those aged 17 or over, it’s £40 for a meal, £20 for those aged 8 to 16 and for those between 2 and 7 years old it’s £9.95. Bookings can be taken online at What’s On Near Liverpool | Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa for between 12.30pm and 3pm.

7. An evening for soul and Motown fans

Riverside Holiday Park are putting on a special post-Easter evening for all the soul and Motown fans out there.

Tickets are available at What’s on? – Harrison Holidays for the event, which is on Saturday 13 April, and it starts at 8pm.

Details on accommodation, days out and events in Southport can be found here


Founder and Editor, Clare Deane, shares her passion for all the amazing things happening in Liverpool. With a love of the local Liverpool music scene, dining out a couple of times a week and immersing herself in to all things arts and culture she's in a pretty good place to create some Liverpool Noise.

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