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Things to do with the Kids at Easter in Yorkshire 2019

Things to do with the Kids at Easter in Yorkshire 2019

Are you looking for inspiration for what to do with the kids over Easter in Yorkshire?  Read on!  Let me know if there are any more activities that deserve a mention!

Mother Shipton’s

Monday 1st April to Sunday 28th April, open 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).

Hop along to Mother Shipton’s during the Easter Holidays for a hoppingly fun time. Follow the trail and on your way, help Little Bo Peep find her sheep! You can also meet bunnies Betty and Clover and solve puzzles and clues for a chocolatey treat.

The park will be transformed with props and actors, creating an engaging and interactive Easter event suitable for all the family. Every day from Monday 1st April to Sunday 28th April, open 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).

You will also see the famous Petrifying Well and Mother Shipton’s Cave. The park has several scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground and gift shop and museum.


Minskip Farm Shop

Address: Minskip Road, Boroughbridge, YO519HY

Join us for an incredible Lambing Experience this Easter

6th – 28th April 10:00am and 3:30pm daily

We are excited to announce that we will be offering the unique opportunity to spend one-on-one time with our little baby lambs this Easter holidays!

You will be able to:

  • Spend time with the lambs inside their pen
  • Bottle feed them
  • Skip and jump with them
  • Feel their super soft wool
  • Learn about where their mothers are and what a pet lamb is
  • Take as many pictures as you want
  • Make memories for a lifetime

Book your place here The cost is 5 pounds per person and places are strictly limited.   

Our lambs can’t wait to meet you and your little ones…

Minskip Lambs

Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes

Easter Egg Trail
6th April – 22nd April 2019, 11am-5pm
Children are invited to take part in an Easter trail around the magnificent grounds of the Hall, solving clues while exploring the extensive gardens. Once the conundrum has been solved, every child will receive an Easter treat.
There are puzzles to solve and games to play, while in the craft tent children can get creative with colouring. Excitingly, there is a giant golden egg to find, which the Easter Bunny has been hidden somewhere in the grounds!
From Good Friday to Easter Monday visitors are also invited to enjoy vintage rides in the grounds of the Hall. (rides are included in the admission fee)
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday 21st April and Monday 22nd April 2019, 11am to 5pm
On Easter Sunday and Monday, children are invited to join the Easter Bunny and search for some of the many thousands of chocolate Easter eggs that are hidden in the Hall’s woodland.
The stunning gardens and grounds also offer a magnificent yew tree maze (perfect for letting off steam), giant board games including chess, draughts, quoits, snakes and ladders and hop scotch, while the Children’s Corner is the perfect place to relax and spot butterflies and bees emerging to enjoy the spring flowers.
Please note that dogs will not be allowed in the Woodland Walk during the Easter Egg Hunt. There will be an area of the Park Field (past the end of the pond) for exercising dogs and dogs will also be welcome in the gardens and grounds. 
We thank you in advance for your co-operation. 
Adults £7.00, Seniors £6.50, Children (4-15 years) £4.00, Under 4’s FREE
No need to book, just come along! 

Have a look at our review of Burton Agnes Hall.

Castle Howard, York

Sat 13th April 2019 to Sun 28th April 2019

The Great Castle Howard Easter Egg Hunt.  Keep the whole family entertained with an Easter Egg Hunt around the grounds of Castle Howard. 

Have a look at our review of Castle Howard

Easter events in Yorkshire

Harlow Carr

30 Mar – 29 April 2019

Easter Garden Trail – Come and have a go at our Easter themed garden trail at RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

Lightwater Valley, Ripon


Dates: 6th – 28th April 10am – 4:30pm

Tickets: Over 1.3m £25 / 1m – 1.3m £17 / Under 1m £10 / Under 3’s FREE

Lightwater Valley Theme Park in Ripon, North Yorkshire will be open for the Easter Holidays from Saturday 6th – Sunday 28th April. With over 35 rides and attractions, suitable for all ages, Lightwater Valley offers fantastic adventures for all the family.  Visitors will be dazzled by the brand new ‘Outer Space’ themed Magic Lights Puppet Show in the Show Barn, with two shows a day throughout the holidays. 

Meet Jester and Jasmine, the parks lovable dino mascots as they meet and greet families from 3pm and join in as they entertain the crowds with their choreographed dance shows including their favourite hit song, Baby Shark.  Landlubbers will want to have a go at the pirate themed treasure trail egg hunt around Skeleton Cove over the Easter weekend – Friday 19th – Monday 22nd April.  Follow the clues on your trail map which will lead budding buccaneers to the hidden chocolate treasure, but look out for the pesky Lightwater Pirates as they try their best to guard their loot. 

Ride The Ultimate rollercoaster, Lightwater Valley’s signature ride that provides a thrilling 1.5 mile cocktail of speed, cornering and airtime.  Take to the skies in the grip of the Eagle’s Claw, venture into the underground world of Raptor Attack, see the Park from a whole different viewpoint aboard Black Pearl and then hop on Apollo and take a spinning ride above the tree tops. Enjoy wet ‘n’ wild fun on the Wild River Rapids, and swashbuckling adventures aboard speedy Skull Rock and the tummy-tickling Flying Cutlass. Plus jump around on the huge Jumpin’ Jack’s bouncy pillow.

There is something for little ones too including the Lightwater Express train ride around the park, Eagle’s Creek Farm tractor ride with animals as well as Jester’s Jungle Fun indoor play area.

Have a look at our Review of Lightwater Valley at Hallowe’en.


Flamingo Land Theme Park, Malton

The theme park will be fully open again ready for Easter – although I can’t find any info yet on the site!

Have a look at our review of Flamingo Land


Easter in Yorkshire


Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West, Huddersfield

Travel behind one of our five steam locomotives in beautiful hand-painted carriages for three and-a-half miles from Clayton West Station to our Shelley Station terminus.

Take in the glorious views as you steam through the South Pennine Foothills, passing through Cuckoo’s Nest, the ancient Blacker Woods, Skelmanthorpe and the Shelley Woodhouse Tunnel (the longest tunnel on any 15-inch narrow gauge line in Britain!).



William’s Den includes a 475sqm play barn and extensive outdoor play – including a 50metre zip wire, den making area and ‘mountains and molehills’ space for kids to run, jump and roll around freely.

Have a look at my William’s Den review and video here.


York’s Chocolate Story, York

This is a lovely visit to do if you are in York for the day. Learn all about the history of chocolate in York and make your own chocolate bars. Lots of chocolate tasting throughout the tour to keep the kids amused.

Have a look at our review of York’s Chocolate Story.


Eureka! Children’s Museum, Halifax

Eureka, the National Children’s Museum usually run Easter themed events.


National Railway Museum, York

From steam rides to storytelling, we’ve got lots of hands-on fun for the whole family.

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Beningbrough Hall, York

Beningbrough Hall always run Easter events – I’ll update as soon as I know anything!

The event is free with normal admission.

Have a look at our review to see what else there is to do with the kids at Beningbrough Hall.

Sledmere House, Sledmere, East Yorkshire

Sledmere House always run Easter events – I’ll update as soon as I know anything!.

Have a look at our review of Sledmere House


Piglets Adventure Farm Park, York

Easter egg hunt, lambing live, baby animals, Magic Hatter Easter show, bottle feed lambs, chicken flappin’ and all the usual adventure farm fun. More info coming soon.


Have a look at our review of  May-Hem at Piglets.


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Stockeld Park

The Easter Adventure

Easter Adventure Zones – Look out for our large playgrounds within the Enchanted Forest, outdoor Roller Rink, Maze, Go Karts and Buccaneer Boats and so much more, plus some Eggstra Special Easter Events!

Have a look at our reviews of Stockeld Park in Summer and Stockeld Park’s Christmas Adventure.


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The World of James Herriot

I’m including this one as it’s somewhere I have always wanted to visit but never quite managed. Lots of Herriot related memorabilia, as well as the restored 1940’s house, and a ‘farrier’s workshop’.  I am secretly hoping Miss H will become a vet one day!


Jorvik Dig

Looking for something a bit different? DIG is a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history!

Have a look at our review of Jorvik Dig.


Interested in Easter?  Have a look at this post about Easter Traditions around the world.


Also look at my other round ups for different times of the year, Things to do in Yorkshire with the kids at February half term, Easter, May half term, Summer Holidays, October half term and at Christmas




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