Things to do with the Kids at Easter in Yorkshire

Things to do with the Kids at Easter in Yorkshire

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, Ripon

Lightwater Valley theme park will be fully open again for all of the holidays. 

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


Flamingo Land Theme Park, Malton

14th – 17th April 2017

The theme parks will be fully open again for all of the holidays.  Flamingo Land have an Easter Event over Easter weekend this year.

Have a look at our review of Flamingo Land



Castle Howard, York

14th – 17th April 2017

Castle Howard is a fab place to visit at any time of year.  They have an Easter Farm Fun theme over Easter weekend this year.

Have a look at our review of Castle Howard


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

1st – 24th April 2017

Eureka, the National Children’s Museum has a ‘Medieval Mayhem’ themed activity on over Easter.  A fantasy/adventure theme with knights & princesses, dragons, jesters and jousting!


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

14th-17th April 2017

Easter Weekend with Cadbury.  Hop to it and follow the trail for your very own Cadbury chocolate bunny prize, plus egg and spoon races, decorate an egg competition and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.

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

14th – 17th April 2017

Eggstraordinary Easter Weekend.  Celebrating Easter and the beginning of Spring with craft activities including an egg decorating competition, a special Easter treasure hunt, meeting the newest arrivals from the Farm and learning all about the farming calendar in Hampton Paddock. The Gardens and Grounds, Café and Farm Shop will be open for you to have a wander and pick up some tasty treats.

Have a look at our review of Sledmere House



Piglets Adventure Farm Park, York

Easter Eggstravaganza 8th – 23rd April 2017

Ooh, it sounds like Piglets have been busy over the winter! They are introducing a new Bale Play Barn with a straw bale mountain, giant drop slide and junior tractor drivers’ area.  Easter Eggstravaganza – With egg-citing activities, cute baby animals and lots of family fun, there’s plenty to see and do this Easter.


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



Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes

Easter Trail 8th – 23rd April 2017

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 hidden somewhere in the grounds!

Have a look at our review of Burton Agnes Hall.


Harlow Carr

1st – 23rd April 2017

Enjoy Easter at the garden with lots of activities from stories and Easter crafts to amazing birds of prey demonstrations, plus the delicious Lindt Bunny trail!  Over the Easter weekend Easter Bunny will be hopping in for a visit and we’ll also be joined by some special Easter babies.

Stockeld Park

The Easter Adventure 8th-24th April 2017

Stockeld Park is one of my favourite places all year round. There will be a roller rink as well as the Enchanted Forest and the Maze. The Indoor play area will also be in place to let the kids play while you have a cuppa.

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.



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