If you’re looking for some activities this Easter holiday, we’ve put together our top seven Yorkshire events over the season. Whether you’re wanting fun for the family, for the kids or something for yourself, there’s something for everyone.
No Easter is complete without a classic Easter Egg hunt. Following clues around the Marden Moor Estate, a participant can then claim a ‘delicious Cadbury reward’ -sounds good to us! At £2 a person, this seems a fun Easter Friday event and if you have time afterwards, there’s a 2.5 walk to Eastergate and back which is perfect for the whole family- why not take a mini picnic with some pork pies just in case you get a bit peckish! The views around this area are beautiful- call us bias but it’s clear to see why they call it God’s Own County.
Watch 10,000 ducks race down the river on Easter Monday when Duckmania occurs at Hebden Bridge! A fun day for all the family not only is there the duck race itself but a variety of entertainment- children’s rides, charity stalls and live music will keep all ages entertained!
Who said Panto is just for Christmas? Perhaps a less obvious choice, the Easter holiday begins with Robin Hood showing on Saturday 8th April- you’ll need to hurry if you want to catch the show in Halifax.
If you’ve got a little one that likes to dress up as a fireman or you’d like to learn more about the part the fire and rescue services played in the 2015 Leeds floods, this exhibition is one for you. Head down to Leeds Industrial Museum from the 4th-6th April to attend the event. From dressing up to making your very own fire engine to seeing fire- fighting objects from the past (including a Victorian fire engine) this doesn’t sound like one you’ll want to miss!
A cooking and baking class, Stir Krazy Kids are offering classes in Leeds, Harrogate, Ilkley and Thirsk over the Easter Holidays for children aged 4-12. For an all day of fun, kids can learn not only how to make yummy food, make new friends and take home their masterpieces, but it gives them something fun to do during the days! The hours are either 9am- 3:30pm or 8am to 5pm if they’re booked for extended hours.
Park Run Leeds
If you’re feeling the guilt for the amount of Easter Eggs that have been eaten, the Park Run Leeds is a fun way to get fit. Every Sunday Morning at either 9am at Roundhay Park, 10am at Temple Newsam or Saturdays at 9am on the Stray Harrogate. Free to join, it also means you can enjoy a pork pie or two afterwards- you deserve it!
The Lotherton Hall and Estate will be Wonderland themed with an ‘Alice’ trail around the gardens. With games, arts & crafts and activities throughout the grounds and house, this looks like a lot of fun! On Wednesdays there’s even a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in the garden with the characters themselves where you can join in and paint an Alice themed money box. This event runs from 1st April- 17th April.
If you fancy a day in this holiday, why not throw your own Easter party- set out a picnic, complete with your favourite pork pies, hide some eggs around the house and garden and invite the whole family round!