Easter holiday activities can end up being very costly for many families, but parents can still make plans without breaking the bank.

From Easter egg hunts to fairgrounds, we have a round-up of fantastic events to keep the whole family entertained on a budget this Easter.

1. Harpenden Funfair 

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Previous Harpenden events that were enjoyed in the Spring.Previous Harpenden events that were enjoyed in the Spring. (Image: Steve Collins)

This Bank Holiday weekend, an exciting fair on Harpenden Common is set to be fun for the whole family, with a variety of rides and fairground stalls.

The fair will be open from today (Thursday, April 6) to Monday, April 10, from 2pm to 9pm.

Entry to the event is free.

2. Stanborough Park Easter Funfair 

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Enjoy Stanborough park's funfair this Easter holiday weekend.Enjoy Stanborough park's funfair this Easter holiday weekend. (Image: Stan Peterson)

The funfair started on Saturday, April 1 and will go on until Sunday, April 16, between 1pm and 9pm.

Entry to the event is free, while a token costs £1.20.

One of the largest amusement park rides in London 'Star Flyer' will also be featured at the event.

So far, the event has been a big hit according to Facebook comments.

3. Easter Eggstravaganza at The Little Gym Harpenden 

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Enjoy the Easter Eggstravaganza at West Common.Enjoy the Easter Eggstravaganza at West Common. (Image: trendobjects)

This event is best enjoyed by children 12 and under, and is taking place in West Common. The event starts today (Thursday, April 6).

The whole family will be able to join some fantastic farm animals including goats, sheep, chickens and even a donkey.

Children will get the opportunity to care for and feed the animals, while also enjoying an Easter themed assault course in the gym and sensory play.

An Easter eggs hunt will also take place.

You can book a place online for £30 on harpenden.thelittlegym.co.uk/events.


Welwyn Hatfield Times: Badgers in Tewin Orchard.Badgers in Tewin Orchard. (Image: Michael Clark)

One of Hertfordshire Life's top picnic destinations, Tewinbury is a twitcher's paradise.

A two-storey hide is great for birdwatchers of all ages, just to the north of Welwyn Garden City.

Slightly further north, the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust look after Tewin Orchard and Hopkyns Wood, where the trust hosts family badger-themed events throughout the year.

In the spring, spot badgers, apple blossom, deer and kites.

In the summertime, new flora emerges, before house martins, swallows and bullfinches gather in the reserve in the autumn and winter.

You can find out more about the free event here hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/events.

5. BFG in Pictures

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Go the the Hitchin museum to enjoy their Easter events.Go the the Hitchin museum to enjoy their Easter events. (Image: Archant)

The touring exhibition from the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration will take place at the North Hertfordshire Museum on Brand Street, Hitchin.

The ‘BFG in Pictures’ is the first exhibition of work by Quentin Blake for Roald Dahl’s enduring tale.

Blake and Dahl collaborated closely on the final illustrations, and Blake himself selected 40 pieces from his archive for the exhibition, from which reproductions have been made.

Go and enjoy the children’s activities and have a go at drawing the BFG.

The free exhibition can be enjoyed between February 11 and April 23.