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2022 Easter Holidays – What’s going on in Windsor?

a passenger bus that is driving down the river

Spring has sprung in Windsor and so have lots of new and exciting opportunities to explore the Royal Borough! As you look forward to clear blue skies and hazy sunshine, check out ways to welcome the new season by seeing Windsor bloom outdoors, and stay updated on the fantastic activities and things to do around town. Whether you are planning a relaxing short break, live locally or entertaining the kids for the school holidays, we have a little bit of everything on our list for you.

Activities

Heard of Windsor Ducks Tours? Join us on the River Thames this Easter for an experience that the whole family can enjoy! Our unique adventure begins in the heart of Windsor at our Duck Stop, situated in front of Windsor Castle. Our tours begin with a thrilling ride around the Queens Windsor Estate, boasting the palatial thirteen acres of royal gardens & farmland. Then get ready for the signature ‘SPLASHDOWN’ into the River Thames, where you will then cruise along the water for unforgettable views of Windsor Castle and Eton College.

Whilst you’re in Windsor, why not tour inside the historical and prominent Windsor Castle to see its extraordinary features. From 11am, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, you can witness the spectacle of Changing the Guard. You can catch the Guard March up Windsor High Street, accompanied by a band, and free of charge – it’s definitely worth a watch if you’re in town! The ceremony is scheduled by the British Army and is subject to change, so please check the Household Division website if you wish to attend.

The Royal Borough has countless acres of scenic walking routes for you and your family to explore during Spring. The Long Walk is an easily accessible stroll that follows the footsteps of past and present Kings and Queens. The dead straight leisurely walk is a 5-mile round trip from Windsor Castle’s Cambridge Gate up to the Copper Horse (it’s actually made of brass by the way!) on top of the hill for a fantastic view, and back again. Another route you may take from the castle is down The Eton Walkway which is especially popular on Sundays when the Eton College museums are open to the public (see opening hours – FREE entry) allowing guests to take in some of the hundreds of years of History that the college possesses.

The Royal Borough will be hosting several Easter trails over the month of April and we thought we’d share them with you!

  • Cliveden House Easter trail – 9-24 April 2022, between 10am and 3.30pm, with last entry at 3pm and costs £3 per child, so come and explore the formal gardens at Cliveden.
  • Magna Carta, Runnymede Easter egg hunt – 15-18 April 2022, between 10am to 3pm. The price of the Easter trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg (or an allergen-free alternative) at the end.
  • Savill Garden, Nature Detective Trail – 8-24 April 2022, between 9am and 4:30pm, with the trail sheets being available to purchase from The Savill Garden Visitor Centre on a first come, first serve basis. This Easter holiday, solve riddles and puzzles to discover more about the trees, plants and wildlife that live in Windsor Great Park.

Looking for a different fun-filled family activity? Check out Dr Choc’s chocolate workshops, play an escape room with Escape Experience Windsor, practice your putting at Windsor Adventure Golf in Alexandra gardens, or be your own captain and hire a boat from John Logie Motorboats along the river. A little further afield, take a trip to LEGOLAND Windsor for an action-packed family day out, just a short bus ride from Windsor.