Things to do with the Kids at Easter in Yorkshire 2020

Easter in Yorkshire 2020 – 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!

Lightwater Valley


Saturday 4th – Sunday 19th April 2020

The theme park will be opening this Easter Holidays from Saturday 4th – Sunday 19th April for a fortnight full of fun for all the family.  With over 30 rides and attractions, Lightwater Valley offers families an amazing value day out in Yorkshire. Visitors can brave the longest rollercoaster in Europe – The Ultimate, with a ride time approaching 6 minutes.  Younger family members will love the wet ‘n’ wild fun of the water rides and the swashbucklin’ adventures to be had over at the Skull Rock pirate area.

Throughout the school holidays, join the park’s resident dinosaurs as they entertain the crowds with their dance moves and sing-a-long to all your favourite hit songs at 3:30pm!  Families are also invited to have a jungle-tastic time as the Magic Light UV puppet show take to the stage to show visitors both young and old a roaring good time at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.  Meet the park’s magical magician as he dazzles visitors with close-up tricks and illusions.

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

Easter in Yorkshire Days Out

Mother Shipton’s

Hoppity Hop Easter – Sat 4th April 2020 – Sun 19th April 2020

Our trail guides you through the magical woodland with plenty of photo opportunities and actor-led activities along the way. All Easter activities are included in the admission price. Find all the woodland bunnies hopping through the park, and help Mr McGregor create a vegetable garden masterpiece! Little gardeners can decorate a pot, then plant a Sunflower seed to take home and grow. There are also eggs to decorate so you can create your own colourful keepsake.


Minskip Farm Shop

Minskip Road, Boroughbridge, YO519HY

Last year Minskip had a Lambing Experience for Easter just waiting for them to update whether it is happening again this year.

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

Minskip Lambs

Burton Agnes Hall

Easter Egg Trail
4th April – 19th April, 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!
On Easter Sunday and 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 12th April and Monday 13th April, 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 £8.00, Seniors £7.50, Children (4-15 years) £6.00, 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 4th April 2020 to Sun 19th April 2020

Join us at Castle Howard for an outdoor Easter adventure like no other from 4th – 19th April. 

More information coming soon! 

Have a look at our review of Castle Howard

Easter events in Yorkshire

Harlow Carr

4th – 19th April 2020

Easter Garden Trail – Celebrate the launch of the new film The Secret Garden starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters (in cinemas spring 2020), by visiting our exciting garden trail at RHS Garden Harlow Carr as well as our many other family activities.

Flamingo Land Theme Park

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!).



4th – 19th April 2020

Everyone loves good old fashioned Easter activities, including us! So for Easter we are so egg-static about our events, which will of course have an exciting William’s Den twist!

Join us for a traditional egg and spoon race or embark on a quest for eggs around The Den in our exciting Egg- Hunt Challenge! If you are feeling really energetic, we would love to see you do The Bunny Bop, so come on down and show off your dance moves!

We will also have a variety of great craft activities taking place across the holiday, including Easter Egg decorating. Of course, you cannot forget to Pin the Tail on the Bunny whilst you’re here too!

Enjoy themed food and drink at our Kitchen Table restaurant, don’t miss trying our ‘egg’stra special Easter ice-cream!

All in all, we have an eggs-quisite Easter lined up, so don’t miss out!

All activities are included with admission to William’s Den

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


York’s Chocolate Story

From the 6th – 13th April 2020
Tour Times each day: 11am & 2pm

The Easter Bunny and their friend are visiting York for an incredible Easter egg hunt experience. Children will join in with amazing games and meet colourful costumed characters as they work to find the missing chocolate eggs.

Start outside the attraction in King’s Square, before being led to the beautiful surroundings of the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, this is the perfect way for families to get into the Easter Spirit.

Be aware; the Easter Bunny loves fresh air! As the event will be outside in Yorkshire weather, it’s best to come prepared!

Please note that the Easter Egg Hunt taking place on the afternoon of Saturday 11th will be slightly different. There will be one taking place at 2pm and another at 3:30pm, at the attraction itself. These two will be indoors, in contrast to the others taking place outdoors at the Merchant Adventures’ Hall.

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



Children’s Museum, Halifax

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


National Railway Museum

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

The Rocket at The National Railway Museum


Beningbrough Hall

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

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

Beningbrough Hall


Sledmere House

Eggstraordinary Easter Weekend – Friday 10th – Monday 13th April
10.00am – 5.00pm

We have a jam packed Eggstraordinary Easter Weekend planned for you with trails, crafts and lots of Easter time fun

Join us for a fun packed four days of crafts, games, trails and much more.

Free entry for Sledmere Friends members

Normal admission applies

Have a look at our review of Sledmere House



Piglets Adventure Farm Park

More info coming soon.


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

Piglets Adventure Farm Park York


Stockeld Park

The Easter Adventure

Join us for endless family fun at Easter with our ‘eggstra special events adding extra magic to the park! Don’t miss our famous annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Enchanted Forest!

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


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.




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