EASTER is fast approaching, and if you're struggling to think of ideas to keep the kids entertained throughout the half term, look no further.

The Hampshire Cultural Trust has a number of family events throughout the half term from Friday, March 29 to Sunday, April 14.

Museums, galleries and arts centres throughout the county will play host to some egg-straordinary events.

Dice and Destiny: Gaming in the Dark Age at 878 AD – Winchester SO23 8QY

Friday, March 29 to Sunday, April 14, 10am-4pm

878 AD will host a series of traditional Anglo-Saxon games and riddles. Learn the rules and then battle friends and family or face off with resident Saxons for the chance to get your name on the leaderboard.

For Assassin's Creed fans, check out the behind-the-scenes area to enjoy the AC Board Game collection.

Bun & Ted's Spring Challenge at Milestones Museum – Basingstoke RG22 6PG

Friday, March 29 to Sunday, April 14, 10am-4.45pm.

Join Bun, Ted, and their friends for a delightful Spring Challenge at Milestones. This themed trail will lead families around the museum streets, offering a playful adventure filled with clues, puzzles and a chance to collect a prize.

Springtime at Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age – Andover SP10 1DP

Spring Easter egg hunt and craft: Friday, March 29, Saturday, March 30 and Monday, April 1, 10am-4pm.

Embark on an egg-citing adventure as you hunt for hidden eggs throughout the museum. Join the free Easter craft activity to create adorable Easter chicks.

Make your own Iron Age torc: Wednesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 14, 10am-4pm.

Step back in time and dress like you're from the Iron Age with the free Iron Age torc activity. 

Wednesday craft club - spring plant pots: Wednesday 3 April, 10.30am-3pm.

Join the make-and-take craft session and create spring plant pots with seeds to plant at home.

Wednesday craft club - nature mobile: Wednesday 11 April, 10.30am-3pm.

Let your creativity bloom. Join the make-and-take craft session to create nature mobiles and add a touch of spring to your home.

Springtime craft maker's fair: Saturday, April 13, 10am-4pm.

Celebrate the season at the Springtime craft maker's fair. Discover unique gifts made by local artists and craftspeople.

Egg-citing Easter at Aldershot Military Museum – Aldershot GU11 2LG

Spring Easter egg hunt and craft: Throughout half term, 10am-4pm.

Join the hunt for hidden eggs throughout the museum and participate in the free Easter craft activity, creating delightful Easter chicks.

Make your own challenger battle tank: Tuesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 14, 10am-4pm.

Immerse yourself in military history and create your own paper challenger battle tank.

Muddy fingers kids' gardening club: Thursday, April 4 and Thursday, April 11, 10.30am-2.30pm.

Get your hands dirty in the new children's junior gardening club. The first session in the Resilience Garden includes mud-filled fun.

2nd Queen's Royal Regiment of Foot, spring starts with a bang: Sunday, April 14, 11am-3pm.

Witness the 2nd Queens Regiment of Foot in a winter Napoleonic-era drill, complete with musket firing. The drill starts at 11am, with muskets firing at 2pm (weather dependent).

Soldier stories: Sunday, April 7, 1pm-3pm.

Delve into the museum's hidden collection and hear captivating stories from veterans and their families. This monthly event on the first Sunday of each month, welcomes all ages to listen or share their own military tales.

Miss Daniell's games room: Friday, April 5 and Friday, April 12, 10:30am-2:30pm.

Try your hand at games Miss Daniell would have provided in her Aldershot Soldiers' Home and Institute.

Easter trail and pottery make-and-take at the Allen Gallery – Alton GU34 2BW

Easter trail: Tuesday, March 26 to Friday, April 19, 10.30am-4pm.

Embark on an Easter trail at the Allen Gallery. Can you spot the hidden Easter items within the gallery collection? Drop in at any time during the specified dates and pick up a trail for an enjoyable family activity.

Make-and-take: Seasonal pottery sessions: Tuesday, April 2, Saturday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 9, 10.30am-11.15am and 11.30am-12.15pm.

Join the popular holiday clay sessions at the Allen Gallery. Dive into creativity as you make-and-take home your own spring seasonal pottery project.

Half-term entertainment at Ashcroft Arts Centre – Fareham PO16 7DX

Easter street dance school: Wednesday, April 3 - Friday, April 5, 10am-4pm Workshop. Friday 4pm - parents showcase.

Over three days, there will be an exciting way to learn street dance, create routines and work together to put on a show at the end of the day. This is a great way to create new friends, have fun and perform in front of friends and family.

Easter-themed block printing workshop: Thursday, April 4, 10am-4pm.

On this one-day workshop, you will learn how to design an image and use cutting tools to carve your design into a wood or lino block. You will then ink and print your block onto a selection of papers, blank cards, and wrapping paper.

Easter musical theatre school: Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12, 9.15am-3.15pm. Friday show 5:30pm.

The Easter musical theatre school gives young people aged seven-16 years the opportunity to work together for a week, taking a show from the first read through to final performances.

The BIG Easter Egg Hunt at Basing House – Basingstoke RG24 8AE

Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30, 11am-1pm.

Scour the grounds of Basing House over Easter weekend to find the hidden eggs and be entered into a draw to win a special prize!

Easter Trail at the Curtis Museum – Alton GU34 1BA

Tuesday, March 26 - Friday, April 19, 10:30am-4pm.

Embark on a delightful Easter Trail at the Curtis Museum. Can you uncover the hidden Easter items within the gallery collection?

Easter trail at Westbury Manor Museum – Fareham PO16 0JJ

Monday, April 1 to Saturday, April 13, 10am-4pm.

Visit Westbury Manor Museum this Easter and take part in the Easter trail around the museum. Why not enjoy a hot chocolate and a slice of cake in the café too?

Cracking crafts at The Arc – Winchester SO23 8SB

Felt flower bookmarks: Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 9, 2pm-3pm.

Work with the tutor to create your own felt flower bookmarks, perfect to hold the page in your favourite book or give as a gift.

Eco-bubble wand: Friday, April 5 and Friday, April 12, 2pm-3.30pm.

A relaxing and absorbing pastime, create an eco-friendly toy that will while away hours of fun!

Stories and Saxons at Winchester City Museum – Winchester, SO23 9ES

Storytelling with Dawn: Tuesday, April 9, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

Join professional storyteller and reenactor, Dawn Nelson this Easter at Winchester City Museum for tales of dragons, fairies and feasting. Discover how to get rid of a dragon that's causing a nuisance of itself, what to do if you're in the thrall of the fairies and how to make the perfect soup.

Anglo-Saxon reenactors: Saturday, April 6, during museum opening hours.

The Anglo-Saxons will be visiting the City Museum for their spring festival feast, with combat competitions and a variety of craft activities on display, such as weaving and herbalism. 

Victorian picnic with Martin: Wednesday, April 3, during museum opening hours.

A very special visit from a Victorian friend, who will talk and show all the perfect ways to have a Victorian picnic. From the setup to the most delicious recipes to have and even take a recipe card and try it at home for yourselves!

Easter weekend: Saturday, March 30, during museum opening hours.

Join the City Museum for a fun-filled Easter celebration. There will be an exciting Easter hunt trail, leading to lots of crafts, like the Easter egg decorating and make your own mini easter baskets! With Spring arriving, we have plant pot making and planting seeds ready to grow for the lovely weather ahead this season.

City crafts: Saturday, March 30 to Sunday, April 14, during museum opening hours.

Throughout the Easter holidays, City Museum has lots of free fun filled crafts, from Easter headband making, to Easter colouring, to our exciting Easter hunt trail.

Romans at the Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery – Basingstoke RG21 7QD

Becoming Roman - Silchester a Town of change : Saturday, February 10 to Sunday, April 28, during museum opening hours.

50 years on from the start of an archaeological dig by the University of Reading to uncover the secrets of this major site, visitors to Becoming Roman – Silchester, a Town of Change, will be transported back 2000 years to discover what life was like for the Iron Age Atrebates and how this life changed after the Roman Conquest of Britain.  

Roman coin trail: Friday, March 29 to Sunday, April 14, during museum opening hours.

Hunt for the hidden coins around the museum and learn fascinating facts about Roman Britain.  

Make your own Roman house shrine  : Thursday, April 4 and Thursday, April 11, 10.30am-12.30pm.   

Every good Roman household had their own shrine to the family’s gods and goddesses. Using a template and mod roc you can create your own shrine.  All materials included.    

Junk modelling and Play! at Forest Arts Centre – New Milton BH25 6DS

Junk modelling: Friday, April 5, 10am-11am.

Creating new and exciting things from discarded items. Junk modelling not only provides hours of fun for your child, but also helps develop their imagination and creates abilities while challenging them to explore, investigate and problem solve as they bring their plans and ideas to life.

Play: Friday, April 5, 11.15am-12.15pm.          

JA free, fun session. Play is the best way for children to learn and communicate. Through play, children figure out how to interact with one another, problem solve, make decisions, collaborate and work together as a team.

For more information about any of the activities, events and venues above, visit, hampshireculture.org.uk/easter.