Easter 2017: 12 Things To Do In Yorkshire
Good Friday marks the midpoint of the Easter holidays for most children and time off for many parents. So, with four days free, what are the best things to do to keep everyone entertained? Here we’ll take a look at some of the fun events that are on across our region throughout the half-term but mainly between Friday 14th and Monday 17th April.
- National Trust – Would your little child enjoy a ‘Rock Pool Rummage’? Take a run to the coast and spend the day at Robin Hood’s Bay where you can enjoy the gorgeous scenery and you can keep the kids entertained between 11am and 1pm on Thursday as a ranger takes them to explore the coastline.
- York’s Chocolate Story – Join Egbert on his mission to find the lost chocolate eggs and defeat his stoat nemesis Sheldon in this story of saving Easter around the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. Open on 8th and 9th April as well as bank holiday weekend, 13th to 17th come and have some fun.
- Castle Howard – Over the Easter weekend, get up close to some beautiful animals as the mobile petting farm is in town. After being introduced a miniature pony, micro pig, alpacas and more, there is a scarecrow maze and a trail through the gardens to spot animals that have ‘wandered’ off.
- Longshaw Estate – There are Spring Discovery Trails and Explore Longshaw events on at the minute to allow you to see the beautiful ancient woods and tumbling streams in all their glory. Over the Easter Weekend it was also play host to Cadbury Egg Hunt. Starting at the Discovery Centre you have to use the clues to find painted eggs around the walkways – with a treat upon completion!
- Creswell Crags – Dragons have invaded the limestone gorge here and left some dragon eggs to find on this free Easter egg hunt. Happening across the weekend (14th-17th) and with other themed craft activities on, it’s the perfect time to explore the unique story – and natural beauty – of Creswell.
- Tropical Butterfly House – Enjoy amazing animal encounters at the wildlife and falconry centre. From the 1st to 23rd April there is a Mad About Madagascar event where you can learn about animals native to the tropical paradise. Then, over the Easter weekend, there’s a trail and hunt – complete with Easter Bunny!
- Brodsworth Hall & Gardens – Part of the English Heritage, this beautiful country hall offers a glimpse into Victorian life. Enjoy the interior and exterior as you head off on their Easter Adventure Quest in the hunt for tasty treats.
- Doncaster Brewery – Looking for a little adult fun this Easter? From Thursday 13th until Bank Holiday Monday, head down to the Brewery for Doncaster real ales, European bottled lagers and Wilkinson Butchers pork pies. What’s not to love?
- Trolleybus Museum – 50 years since closure, find out all about Trolleybuses by heading to the world’s largest collection in Sandtoft. With more than 50 to see, there are also tours and rides to give you and your family an insight into the history of these vehicles.
- Royal Armouries – The much-loved museum has been in the city for more than 20 years, and its popular Easter Tournament is back for another year. This international medieval jousting gives you the thrills and spills of an authentic competition in the arena. It sold out in 2016 so you might want to pre-book your tickets now (£25 a family Friday, Saturday and Sunday, £39 on Monday’s Finals Day).
- Yummy Yorkshire – Found in nearby Denby Dale, Farmer Jem is hosting an Easter Hunt in the Barn on the Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 4pm where the kids collect as many tokens as they can in a minute. There’s also the Made & Found market on the Monday with textiles, homewares, jewellery and delicious food.
- Lotherton Hall – On until 17th April, have a Mad Hatter of an Easter through the Wonderland themed estate. Complete with an ‘Alice’ trail, have a Tea Party and paint your own money box.
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