Things to do with the Kids at Easter in Yorkshire 2022

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.


Lightwater Valley

North Stainley, Ripon HG4 3HT

Saturday 9th – Sunday 24th April 2022

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!

We have a whole host of ‘New for 22’ experiences to enjoy this season, including Dodgems, Twist & Turn, Hall of Mirrors, Amusement Arcade with state of the art VR and our interactive woodland trail, Discovery Woods, plus heaps of daily Easter entertainment.

Easter Fun and Frolics include…


Join Ebor, Lightwater’s friendly resident dragon and his mischievious dinosaur friends, as they go on a quest around the park to find the missing magical dragon eggs. Find all the hidden eggs to reveal the mythical word and be in with a chance to win an egg-cellent prize! 


Head over to the Show Barn to join in our daily Dragon Sing-a-long Stage Show! This live interactive show is packed full of family fun and will have you cheering, giggling and dancing in your seat! 


Get those dance-moves at the ready as the tunes start pumping! Join in our daily Easter Rave Disco with prizes to be won for the best movers and shakers! 


Everyone loves a selfie…especially our new kid on the block.. Ebor the dragon! Join Ebor and his good old dinosaur pals Jester and Jasmine, for daily meet & greets around the park.

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

Hoppy Easter – Sat 2nd April 2022 – Sun 24th April 2022

Hop along to Mother Shipton’s during the Easter Holidays for an EGG-CEPTIONAL time!  Follow the Bunny Door Trail and look out for giant eggs, CRACKING photo opportunities and fascinating Easter scenes throughout the beautiful woodland.

The park will be transformed, creating an engaging Easter event suitable for all the family.

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 take-away coffee, tea, hot chocolate and refreshments from our lovely vintage-style kiosks in the middle of the woodland walk. There are plenty of picnic benches and scenic views.

Dogs on a lead are welcome everywhere except the adventure playground for a picturesque mile-long walk along the River Nidd.

Every day from Saturday 2nd April to Sunday 24th April, open 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm), booking is essential.


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Burton Agnes Hall

Rudston Rd, Burton Agnes, Driffield YO25 4NB

From 9th April to 24th April 2022

From 9th April to 24th April children are invited to take part in our Easter egg hunt with a difference at Burton Agnes Hall. With 25 oversized hand carved and painted wooden eggs hidden in the woodland the task is to find them all.
An Easter trail will take you 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. 

The woodland adventure playground provides a fun way to let off steam. 

Adults £9.00,  Children (4-15 years) £6.50, Under 4’s FREE

Have a look at our review of Burton Agnes Hall.


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Castle Howard, York

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA

Castle Howard usually run Easter events but at the time I am writing this their website has yet to be updated.  However, it’s always a great place to take the kids!

“A day out with the children at Castle Howard just became even more adventurous and intriguing. Join a cheeky gang of Skelves on a journey into the treetops of Yorkshire’s newest adventure playground, Skelf Island.

For centuries the Skelves have inhabited a secret world, over the water from Castle Howard, causing mischief and mayhem high up in the trees, interacting with birds and protecting wildlife. Now they have become curious about the humans that visit and want to explore and play with them.

Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to take young visitors on an adventure like no other.

There’s no age restriction, just a brave restriction!”

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


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Harlow Carr

Crag Ln, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate HG3 1QB

9th – 24th April 2022

Hop on down to RHS Garden Harlow Carr this Easter, and discover where the giant painted eggs have been hidden around the garden – perfect for children and adults of all ages.

From Good Friday to Easter Monday, the Garden Detectives will also be here to meet and greet you, and if you have found all of the giant eggs, you will get a tasty treat to take home.


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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

15th – 18th April 2022

Looking for something extra special for your trip to Whistlestop ValleyWe host a wide range of events and experiences all year round for both children and adults to enjoy!

Hop aboard Whistlestop Valley’s Easter Eggspress for a cracking time with the @funcastcharacters wonderful Wonderland characters!
Look forward to all of this!
🚂 Return steam train ride (25 minutes each way)
🐰 Meet & greet the Easter bunny
🥚 White Rabbit’s egg & spoon race
❤ Queen of Hearts’ croquet
👒The Hatter’s Easter bonnet making
👀 March Hare’s Easter hunt
As well as unlimited access:
🎢Access to the outdoor playgrounds
🦘Access to The Pillow (jumping pillow)
🖍 Access to The Shed with craft activities (subject to COVID restrictions)
🚎 Platform rides on Tram No. 7
🦆 Rides on the Clayton Flyer miniature railway
Follow the link to book 👉🏼

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William’s Den

Castle Farm, Wold Hill HU15 2LS

9th – 24th April 2022

Everyone loves good old fashioned Easter activities, William’s Den! 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.



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York’s Chocolate Story

3-4 Kings Square, York YO1 7LD

Dates: 9th – 18th April 2022

Time: 11am & 3pm
Duration: 2 hours
Price: £22.50 per person

Chocotastic crafting of stunning Easter products while sampling some of the finest chocolates with our chocolatier-led masterclass.

Join our master chocolatiers where they will teach you the secrets of chocolate making as they guide you through decorating the perfect Easter egg. You’ll make exquisite chocolate truffles and learn techniques to try at home.

Perfect for all of the family as you get to create and take home your very own handmade Easter treats.


  • Egg decorating
  • 6 chocolates to decorate and take home
  • Signature Hot Chocolate
  • Chocolate Piping activities

T & C’s: Only available during the dates above. Recommended for 6 years old or over. Please note all children must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

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

Saturday 9 – Sunday 24 April 2022, 10am – 4pm.

Join us for an Easter adventure in nature at Beningbrough. Discover our family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate egg at the end.

At the start of your Easter adventures in nature trail, pick up your activity pack to find details of the bespoke adventure to follow at Beningbrough. The cost is £3 per participant, and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

Find and complete up to 10 nature-inspired activities that are hiding along the way. You’re welcome to do as many or as few as suits your group. Peek around a pond, dream of home like a queen bee and spot spring colours as they burst into life are just some of the activities you can experience in the gardens at Beningbrough.

Finish the trail and collect your Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg or an allergen-free alternative at the end (whilst stocks last).

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

Sledmere House usually has trails, crafts and lots of Easter time fun

Free entry for Sledmere Friends members

Normal admission applies

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

2nd – 24th April 2022

There’s so much to discover, from NEW indoor play to lambing live, Magic Hatter Shows and adorable baby animals there’s plenty to see this Easter at Piglets.

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

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Stockeld Park

Wetherby Rd, Wetherby LS22 4AN

2nd – 24th April 2022 – The Easter Adventure

Join us for endless family fun and adventures with lots of special Easter touches adding ‘eggstra’ magic to the park! Don’t miss our new Rainbow bunny hunt, and magical Golden ticket panto!

During the Easter Adventure you can meet the Easter Bunny!

The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance on the forecourt at various times throughout the day. When meeting the Easter Bunny himself don’t forget to pose for a photo with him!

Tickets for the Easter Adventure will be on sale from 5th March. Meeting the Easter Bunny is included in Easter day passes.

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.





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.