WITH Easter approaching, there are a host of activities to enjoy in the local area.

There is something for everyone in Stroud and the surrounding area, to suit all budgets. From Easter egg hunts and walks, to canal cruises and water sports.

Enjoy a tranquil 25 minute long canal trip on a Cotswold Canals Trust narrow boat. There’s a choice of two, each cruising along a different canal, with Perseverance starting at Ebley Mill, and Endeavour launching from Saul Junction. Visit cotswoldcanals.com for full details on times.

For those interested in see a Victorian Gothic masterpiece, a trip to Grade I listed Woodchester Mansion, famous for being unfinished and exposing the secrets of its construction, is a must.

The surrounding Woodchester Park has acres of dog-friendly woodland to explore including five lakes, and a woodland play trail. See nationaltrust.org.uk/woodchester-park for all the details.

Families with young children will want to visit Museum in the Park in Stroud. Easter activities, which include egg hunts and creative workshops, start this week and run until April 28. Visit museuminthepark.org.uk for full details.

In Dursley there is plenty to do at the leisure centre, including the brand new Wacky Wellness Day on Wednesday, April 17 and a host of other activities such as gymnastics and retro sports day.

For more information go to pulsedursley.co.uk

And if the outdoors if more your thing, then head to Selsey Common and enjoy spectacular views over the River Severn and as far as Wales, fly your kite or walk the miles of footpaths.