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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 on the 28th of March, 2018.

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 on the 24th March 2018.  Flamingo Land have an Easter Event over Easter weekend this year.

Have a look at our review of Flamingo Land



Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West, Huddersfield

25th March – 15th April 2018

The railway will be open daily for Easter family fun, with the egg-stra special Easter Eggspress running from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April 2018! Easter Eggspress ticket prices include a hunt with the Easter Bunny, chocolate treats, Artifaces face painting, arts & crafts plus more! Booking in advance is advised at or 01484 865727.



Hop on down to William’s Den to enjoy a fun-filled range of happenings during the Easter holidays.  The Team at William’s Den are preparing a schedule of activities from Monday 26th March – Tuesday 3rd April when there will be Egg Painting, Bunny Bowling, Eggheads, a Chocolate Workshop and a traditional Egg Hunt!  We have a programme of merriment and giggles to keep families entertained throughout the holidays and our Kitchen Team have a range of Easter favourites for you to enjoy in The Kitchen Table during your visit.  In addition to Easter activities William’s Den are hosting RUSTICUS for interactive and engaging adventure for families to play together. 

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


Castle Howard, York

Castle Howard is a fab place to visit at any time of year.  They usually run Easter related events.

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

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.

FREE Entry


Beningbrough Hall, York

30th March – 2nd April 2018

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

30th March – 2nd April 2018

Come along and help us celebrate the opening of our new ‘Spotted Pig Play Park’ in Hampton Paddock with lots of Easter fun activities.
There will be a special ‘Easter Bunny Trail’ and the first ever ‘Great Sledmere Easter Egg and Spoon Obstacle Challenge’.  In the grounds of Sledmere House you could also enjoy the family bike ride egg hunt.

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.



Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes

Easter Egg Trail
30th March – 8th 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!
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday 1st April and Monday 2nd 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.

Have a look at our review of Burton Agnes Hall.


Harlow Carr

30th March – 16th April 2018

Hop down to the garden and join in the hunt for the Lindt Gold Bunny, stories with the madcapped garden detectives, Easter crafts and birds-of-prey demonstrations. Over the Easter weekend the Easter Bunny will be hopping by – joined by some real bunnies, ducklings, lambs and goats. A daily Easter Trail starts on 24 March. 

Stockeld Park

The Easter Adventure 28th March – 16th April 2018

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.



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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