What’s on in Bristol and the South West Easter 2012

If you’re wondering what to get up to this Easter then check out our pick of the top five events across the South West. Whether you’re into chocolate, musicals or car racing we’ve got something for everyone.
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Easter Celebrations
The award winning zoo farm is home to some exotic residents, including white rhinos, tigers and giraffes, and is a great family day out. Kids can play in the adventure parks, feed some of the friendlier animals and, on Easter Saturday, take part in an Easter egg trail, an egg and spoon race and get creative with some Easter themed arts and crafts.
Date: 7 April 2012
Venue: Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall
Cost: Adults £12.50, Children (5-15) £9.50, Family (2+2) £40 or (1+3) £38
For more information visit the Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm website.

Grease the Musical
The number one hit musical is heading to Bristol’s Hippodrome for one week only. Starring Danny Bayne (winner of ITV’s Grease is the Word, Hairspray) as Danny, Carina Gillespie (Grease, Buddy) as Sandy and Bristol’s very own skating legend Robin Cousins as Teen Angel. Featuring the songs ‘You’re the One That I Want’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ and, of course, ‘Grease Lightning’, the show promises to be a great night out.
Date: 2-7 April 2012
Venue: Bristol Hippodrome
Cost: £13-40 (concessions available on some shows)
For more information, visit the Bristol Hippodrome website.

Historica Racing Festival
This Easter Monday get down to Castle Combe Racing Circuit for a jam-packed day of races from the Historic Racing Drivers Club. Young and old alike can enjoy a day of racing as touring cars, historic GT’s and sports cars will all be taking to the track. The opening rounds of the Saloon, FF1600 and Sports and GT championships will also be taking place. Qualifying will start at 8.35am with races starting at 12.40pm.
Date: 9 April 2012
Venue: Castle Combe Racing Circuit
Cost: Adult £15, OAP £7.50
For more information, visit the Castle Combe Circuit website.

The Chocolate Festival
Easter Weekend will see Bristol’s Harbourside transform into a chocoholic’s paradise. There will be a host of things going on, with stands selling all kinds of chocolate, an Easter egg trail in which you could win a prize, live acoustic music and offers at many of the Harbour’s attractions. The Harbourside will have many other activities going on, including special ferry trips to find the Easter Bunny, a historic chocolate factory tour and much more.
Date: 7-8 April 2012
Venue: Bristol Harbourside
Cost: Free
For more information, visit the VisitBristol website.

Bath Comedy Festival
The popular comedy festival finishes on Easter weekend with a many events across the city. These include the final of the New Act Competition with Phil Kay on Monday 9 April, some Easter-themed events and some Krater Comedy events at Komedia. If you fancy a laugh this Easter then the Bath Comedy Festival is the place to be.
Date: 29 March-9 April 2012
Venue: Many across the city
Cost: Various
For more information, visit the Bath Comedy Festival website.


Originally published on the  Trade It.

Posted on March 12, 2012 in Events, Previews and Reviews

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