Mummy Matters column, by Kathryn Townsend.
If they haven’t already, those little monsters that frequently refer to you as mum or dad are probably gearing up to talk incessantly about the up and coming eggstravaganza that is Easter.
Not because most of them will be aware of the symbolic reference to Jesus, but primarily because where there’s chocolate, there’s children, and they want nothing more than to be included in all things fun and sweet.
If you haven’t yet thought about how you’re going to keep those excitable little sugar fiends occupied this Easter, don’t panic, because Milton Keynes is brimming with all sorts of enjoyable delights.
Why not start your day with an Easter Bunny Breakfast (April 14-17) at Dobbies.
At just £8.95 per child, your little one can experience a treat like no other, which includes eggceptional activities and games and the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. Advanced booking is required.
Then again, what could be more fun than an Easter egg hunt or maybe even two.
Join the MK Museum Annual Egg Hunt (April 14-17) where they plan to shell out rewards all around. Normal admission fees apply.
Alternatively, get hunting at the Emily’s Star Annual Egg Hunt (April 14) between 10am and 2pm.
Follow the clues around the Secret Garden, Wolverton, for just £3 per child and witness Easter excitement at its finest – you may even bump into the Easter Bunny himself!
If all that sugar isn’t enough for you then the Frosts Eggcellent Treat (Easter weekdays) at the popular local garden centre is the place to be.
Let your children’s sticky fingers get creative by decorating their very own Easter egg, complete a fun Easter activity and enjoy a glass of squash (after all, getting messy is thirsty work!) all for just £6.99 per child.
Booking is not essential though tickets can be purchased in advance.
Finally, if you are looking for something a little less sugary but still incredibly sweet, why not visit the Thrift Farm Lambing Event (April 8) between 9.30am and 4pm.
It’s a great opportunity to see some newborn lambs as well as enjoying endless fun on the farm with additional activities.
Adult tickets are £5 and children’s tickets are £2.50 with children under two going free.