Since January, I’d basically lost the touristy mojo – it felt very hard to stay motivated and as such I watched all of Netflix (#sorrynotsorry). But this week things are looking up, some restrictions have been lifted and a four day weekend awaits!
And I’ve finally had a bolt of inspiration, so here are 4 things we’re allowed to do this Easter weekend near(ish) Tysoe.
Tysoe Easter window trail
Not one to let the side down, Shirley, editor of Tysoe Record, has galvanised several village members to create an Easter window trail. Keep your eyes peeled on the Tysoe Noticeboard Facebook group for the map and quiz questions.
You’ll spot our window on Main Street 🙂 I’ll also post the relevant information on the Weekend Tourist Facebook page when available. The trail will be available all Easter weekend.
Happy Herefords Burger Night – Easter special
Kate & Monica are not only supplying the entire village with their lamb needs for Easter Sunday this weekend, but at Herberts Farm on Friday Burger Night, the Happy Herefords team will be celebrating the weekend with their ‘Bunny Boiler’ special. The Bunny Boiler uses The Ribman’s Holy F**k Bacon Sauce, beautiful Burford Brown eggs and of course, homegrown Hereford Beef.
Open from 6pm – 8pm, pre book a time or just wander down. Plus it’s only a few weeks away before the return of the picnic tables and the festival atmosphere returns to our much missed Friday nights.
Compton Verney Spring Welly Walks
Grounds to Compton Verney are open to local tourists and the new Welly Walk has been introduced. Each week a new set of decorated wellies will be placed in different locations for people to spot and to encourage you to explore the all the grounds. Share you favourite photos with #LoveComptonVerney.
You will need to have an annual membership – Local Pass or Access All Areas Pass and pre-book an admission slot.
Upton House featured in my pre-Xmas list of things to do with it’s WInter Walk, the house also has a really charming blossom display that flowers between April to May.
There’s the cherry blossom in the Wild Garden, including the spectacular Tibetan cherry tree with it’s striped bark. The orchard is known as a silent space, recommending that you turn off your mobile to immerse yourself in sounds of nature.
On Friday 2 April, tickets will become available for the week beginning 5 April, including tickets for Easter Monday. More information on how to book your visit can be found https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/upton-house-and-gardens/whats-on
Bonus idea in Bloxham, Oxfordshire – Easter Egg Hunt
Bring the whole family and walk round Bloxham finding the Easter eggs and solving the clues.
Turn up on Easter Saturday (3rd April) between 11.00 and 2.00 to collect a map a set of instructions. Start on the green outside the Joiners Arms and the walk will take about an hour over easy terrain.
£5 per family to enter with a chance to win a giant Easter egg. All money raised will go towards the Warriner School students’ trip to Costa Rica in the summer. Children can spot the eggs and adults answer the clues!
Have you got any other Easter activity suggestions, let me know in the comments below!
Or if you’d rather not go anywhere, you could always try my guide to unique at home experiences here.
And if you’re looking to not lift a finger this Easter Sunday, check out The Oxfordshire Foodie’s guide to best takeaway choices.