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Celebrate the Easter holidays in Wiltshire this year

With the Easter holidays quickly approaching, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in and around Salisbury. From chocolate bunnies to historic re-enactments, the Easter celebrations are diverse, fun, and filled with family excitement.

For all those enjoying the early spring holidays in Wiltshire, there are Easter celebrations across the county. For a complete list of events being held, VisitWiltshire has gathered many of the best. In the heart of the region, Salisbury, there are a number of great events, including:

Adventure Quest at Old Sarum

At the English Heritage Centre of Old Sarum, site organisers are planning an exciting way to enjoy Easter. From 25-28 March, visitors will get the chance to meet an interesting character from the past. Young explorers will take a journey back into the times of ancient Rome – when Sarum was known as Sorviodunum. It will be their job to help a Roman soldier hunt down the Governor's lost laurel crown.

With the chance to listen to stories and historical tales, the character will lead explorers and their family on a quest exploring the site. Participants will have to crack the clues and rise to the Easter challenge. As visitors get hands-on with history, the well-earned prize is some delicious chocolate.

“Throughout Easter weekend, English Heritage is inviting intrepid young explorers to discover the country's most historic places like never before with a unique twist on the Easter egg hunt,” said Event Manager Jenny Rogers to the local media.

“Set against the iconic backdrop of Old Sarum's hill fort, the quest will take families on a search for chocolate treats,” she said. “Along the way they'll meet Old Sarum's Soldier, discover surprising stories, and hunt for missing artefacts in a great family adventure that brings history to life.”

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

For a sweet adventure, there is a Cadbury Easter Egg Trail being hosted at Mompesson House on 25 March. From 11am, visitors and chocolate enthusiasts can enjoy an Easter adventure around the grounds of this National Trust gem. Situated in Salisbury's historic Cathedral Close, more information for the event can be found here.

The former home of Sir Thomas Mompesson, a Salisbury MP in the late 1600s, this stately locale has been a National Trust property since 1952.

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