23 Things to do with the Kids at Easter in Yorkshire 2024

Easter in Yorkshire – Are you looking for inspiration for what to do with the kids over Easter in Yorkshire?  

There are Easter egg hunts and fun things to do all over the county.


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What a Hoot!

New for 2024 from The Wizard Walk of York, What a Hoot! is a Bird of Prey Photo Experience that’s a real ‘tweet’ for wizard fans. Taking place on selected dates at the bottom of York’s iconic Shambles in St. Crux churchyard.

Learn fascinating facts from the friendly staff from York Bird of Prey Centre, and have your photo taken with your new feathered friends!

An ideal add-on to The Wizard Walk, and well worth getting in a flap over! Booking at www.wizardwalkofyork.com

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Lightwater Valley

North Stainley, Ripon HG4 3HT

28th March – 14th April 2024

EASTER DAYS OUT AT LIGHTWATER VALLEY.  With over 35 rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy, you will find mega adventures around every corner!

Go Safari This Easter 

28 March – 14 April

This Easter join us for a wild adventure at Lightwater Valley. With heaps of jungle fun for the whole family to enjoy, you won’t want to miss it! 

Ebor’s Safari Show 

 Ebor is going on a musical adventure and needs help from his Jungle Explorers! Keep your eyes open…who knows what animals you may see?! 

Jungle Facepainting

What will you be today…a Tiger? Monkey? Zebra? With FREE daily face painting on the park you can choose to be super cute or super scary!

Jungle Jam Disco

 Get ready to stomp like an elephant or leap like a leopard as you boogie along to some jungle classics. There will be prizes for the best movers and shakers. 

Character meet and greets

 Head down to Go Safari and meet the characters! This is your chance to pose with your favourite character with an awesome safari backdrop, making it a trip to remember! 

Safari Trail

 Calling all fellow rangers! We need your help to locate our 9 missing animals. Grab a trail sheet and help us search the park to track them down. 

Meet & EAT

 Come along and meet REX the Valleysaurus! REX, Ebor’s friendly-ish cousin enjoys nothing more than eating (sorry meeting) guests…but beware if he’s hungry it maybe a close encounter!

Jungle Animal Encounters

We have brought the Jungle to you! This is your chance to get up close and personal with reptiles and other exotic animals.  Jungle Explorers – will you be brave enough to hold a snake or a spider? This activity is available during Easter weekend only, 29 March – 1 April. 

Have a look at our Review of Lightwater Valley.


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Mother Shipton’s

Prophecy House, Harrogate Rd, High Bridge, Knaresborough HG5 8DD

23rd March 2024 to 14th April 2024

Hop along to Mother Shipton’s during the Easter Holidays for an EGG-CEPTIONAL time!

There’s something for the whole family at England’s Oldest Tourist Attraction, including the birthplace of the Yorkshire Prophetess Mother Shipton, the incredible Petrifying Well, a large children’s Adventure Playground (access is subject to weather conditions), and a Museum & Gift Shop. Scrumptious ice cream is available to purchase as well as hot dogs, sweet and savoury treats, take-away coffee, tea, hot chocolate and refreshments from our lovely vintage-style kiosks in the middle of the woodland walk.


Burton Agnes Hall

Rudston Rd, Burton Agnes, Driffield YO25 4NB

From 23rd March to 7th April 2024

Orchid Festival – We’ve transformed the ground floor of the house into a plant paradise, arranging several hundred beautiful orchids through the Great Hall and the adjoining rooms of our home. Stunning, often vibrantly-coloured and highly-scented, the diverse varieties of orchids take centre stage and offer us all a much-needed hit of flamboyant floral beauty. Our creative schemes celebrate the drama and diversity of this fascinating plant family, which grow exceptionally well as houseplants in our cool climate.

Have a look at our review of Burton Agnes Hall.


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Castle Howard, York

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA

From 23rd March to 7th April 2024

Castle Howard are running an Easter trail.  Discover a menagerie of willow animals in our Gardens this Easter, and encounter foxes, owls, hares, and more! Collect your beautifully illustrated trail map and adventure around the Grounds to collect a series of clues to win a chocolatey prize.

Our enchanting trail is for children and families, and is a lovely outdoor experience surrounded by nature’s beauty. Don’t miss our Bunny photo opportunity to capture your Easter day out and look out for unexpected animals as you go!

Included in House & Gardens and Gardens tickets.

Credits: Thank you to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust for providing two beautiful sculptures – learn more about Yorkshire wildlife’s habitats and environments on your trail map. Thank you to Dragon Willow and CLW Event Design for creating the remaining sculptures. Chocolate prizes are provided by Autism Plus: Park House Barns Belgian Chocolate in Easingwold. Illustrations by Jess Hogarth.

Have a look at our review of Skelf Island at Castle Howard.


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Harlow Carr

Crag Ln, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate HG3 1QB

From 23rd March to 7th April 2024

Hop on down to RHS Garden Harlow Carr this Easter.

The giant Easter egg hunt

Join the giant egg hunt this Easter at RHS Garden Harlow Carr to win a chocolate prize and discover the garden in all its spring glory.

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Credit: RHS / Lee Beel – Copyright: © RHS


Flamingo Land Theme Park

Kirby Misperton, Malton YO17 6UX

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


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Whistlestop Valley, Huddersfield

Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ

29 March to 01 April 2024

Looking for something extra special for your trip to Whistlestop Valley?

Easter Eggspress ft. Whistlestop Wonderland

Have a cracking time this Easter as you hop aboard Whistlestop Valley’s Easter Eggspress and join the wonderful Wonderland characters from our friends at the Fun Cast Character Company!


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William’s Den

Castle Farm, Wold Hill HU15 2LS

Sat, 23 March 2024 – Sun, 07 April 2024

William’s Easter Adventures are coming back bigger than ever in 2024 with lots of egg-stra special features for the whole family!

Get ready for a cracking day out this Spring with…

* the return of the Easter Show – BACK for 2024!
* an Easter garden mission
* biscuit decorating
* chick handling
* the Easter Bunny mascot – and William!

And of course, all-day adventure play indoors and out, too.

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


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York’s Chocolate Story

3-4 Kings Square, York YO1 7LD

Sat, 23 March 2024 – Sun, 07 April 2024

Indulge your senses and join us for an unforgettable Easter celebration at York’s Chocolate Story – where the magic of chocolate comes to life! Immerse yourself in a world of sweet delights as we invite you to embark on an enchanting guided tour through the rich history of chocolate making in the heart of York. Our expert guides will lead you on a delectable journey, revealing the secrets behind the city’s chocolate heritage. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to discover the fascinating stories and techniques that have shaped the delectable world of chocolate.

But that’s not all! At York’s Chocolate Story, Easter is a time of joy, and we’ve crafted an array of delightful experiences to make your visit truly special. From hands-on chocolate-making masterclasses  to Easter-themed Truffle Rolling that will tantalise your taste buds, there’s something for chocolate enthusiasts of all ages.

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




National Railway Museum

Leeman Rd, York YO26 4XJ

From steam rides to storytelling, the National Railway Museum has lots of hands-on fun for the whole family. FREE entry.


The Rocket at The National Railway Museum


Beningbrough Hall

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York YO30 1DD

Sat, 23 March 2024 – Sun, 07 April 2024

Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. The trail takes place between 23 March – 7 April 2024 from 10am – 5pm with the last chance to start the trail at 4pm, so come along and explore the beautiful gardens of Beningbrough. Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and Free From* chocolate egg.

All participating National Trust places have created their own unique trail with nature and play at the heart. Grab your raincoat and sun cream…because, well, it is Yorkshire, and head into Beningbrough’s gardens to discover the 10 trail points.

We’re all about playing in the garden this Easter school holidays. How low can you limbo? Let your imagination roam in the storytelling den. Have a go at hula and try your hand at egg rolling to name just a few of the activities you’ll face on your way.

There’s also the wilderness play area, hall and art gallery, restaurant, and shop to add to your family day out. Or bring your picnic blanket and some games to play together if the weather is kind.

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


Beningbrough Hall


Sledmere House

Sledmere, Driffield YO25 3XG

Lambing time at Sledmere

Sat 23rd/Sun 24th March, Sat 30th/Sun 31st March, Sat 6th/Sun 7th April
10am – 4pm

Help out and meet the newborns this Lambing time at Sledmere

This a great opportunity to join us for our special Sledmere Lambing time experience.

Meet our newborn lambs, enjoy cuddles with our fluffy little flock and if you are around at feeding time you might even get a chance to give them a bottle. You can even watch footage taken from the main lambing sheds and our Farm team will give you an insight into what happens during this busy Spring period.

Dogs on leads are very welcome.

Usual Parkland, Gardens and Farm Park admission applies. If you are purchasing your tickets from our website, please select the ‘Parkland, Gardens and Farm Park Admission ticket’ on the day you’d like to visit.

Have a look at our review of Sledmere House


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Piglets Adventure Farm Park

Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Ln, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST

Sat, 23 March 2024 – Sun, 07 April 2024

Get ready for non-stop egg-citement, entertainment, and activities for all ages! With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to enjoy all the fun and adventure of the


Join our famous ‘Great Easter Egg Hunt’ with a special prize for all successful egg-splorers.
Set eyes on Spring’s sweetest arrivals – we’re expecting a flurry of new babies and our animal team will be on hand for lambing live with 20 mummy ewes due – you can even try your hand at bottle feeding newborn lambs!

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

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Stockeld Park

Wetherby Rd, Wetherby LS22 4AN

23 Mar – 14 Apr 2024 |9:30am – 6pm

The Easter Adventure

Please note: ONLINE PRE-BOOK ONLY – Join us for endless family fun and adventures with lots of special Easter touches adding ‘eggstra’ magic to the park!

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


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Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Rd, Halifax HX1 2NE

Children’s Museum, Halifax

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