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Things to do in Yorkshire during Easter

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:40 26 February 2018

Easter at Castle Howard

Easter at Castle Howard

Easter’s the perfect time to come out of your shell on a family day out

22nd March – 2nd April

Thornton Hall Country Park

Thornton Hall Country Park have an extensive list of special events for their Easter schedule including a Toddler Easter party, the Chocolate Factory cast show, a Peter Rabbit visit,  an Easter Egg Hunt and Quad Bike Trekking.



24th March to 15th April

Easter Trail at Thorp Perrow

Follow the themed trail through the Arboretum for lots of Easter fun. There is also an Kids Easter Craft Day on 2nd April



24th March - 15th April

Easter at Castle Howard 

Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with a twist around the Gardens. Several birds have lost their eggs, we need some intrepid egg-splorers to help reunite them. , WonderPhil will be running family magic workshops and performing a daily magic show.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24th March - 8th April

Easter Adventure at Cannon Hall Farm

This interactive adventure will be sure to delight the children as they take part in a magical journey and eventually visit the Easter Bunny for a photograph and claim a free chocolate egg from the Easter egg machine.



28th March – 16th April

Easter Adventure at Stockeld Park

There are all sort of fun events happening at Stockeld Park this Easter, from giant egg hunts through the Enchanted Forest to meet and greets with the Easter Bunny. Visitors can also design their own chocolate bar, get lost in a giant maze, have a go on some Bumper Boats, visit the Stockeld Park Ponies and catch the Ugly Bug Show.



29th March - 2nd April

York Chocolate Festival

The city of York has had a long and distinguished history with the confectionery and chocolate industry. Even back in 1781 the city boasted 8 confectioners for its 17,000 inhabitants. The annual York Chocolate Festival celebrates the industry, chocolate lovers, artisan chocolatiers, museums and attraction and shares a piece of York's chocolate history.  To complete the chocolate experience, local chefs and chocolatiers will be demonstrating how to make chocolate and how to use chocolate in sweet and savoury dishes.



30th March to 2nd April

Easter Eggspress

Hop aboard the Kirklees Light Railway's Easter Eggspress and travel by steam train to meet the Easter Bunny, There will be platform rides, bouncy castles, giant lawn games, Artifaces face painting, a children's entertainer, the Clayton Flyer mini railway, our adventure playgrounds and the chance to do Easter crafts.



30th March to 2nd April

Easter Jousting Tournament

This Easter the Royal Armouries’ arena will resound to the clash of a live-action tournament, as internationally renowned knights from England, France, Poland and Australia battle for our prestigious trophies.



30th March

Easter Sand Sculpture Workshop in Cragg Vale

During the workshop you will be taught the basics of sand sculpture and then go on to create a Easter Bunny out of sand. This workshop is perfect for those who are beginners and want to learn more.



30th March to 8th April

Easter Trail at Burton Agnes Hall

Take the Easter hunt round the magnificent Hall’s woodlands, solving clues and exploring the extensive gardens to receive a special treat, which might or might not be something sweet. You can also search for the giant golden egg, which the Easter Bunny has been hidden somewhere in the grounds



31st March

Skipton Castle Woods Easter Eggventure 

Join the fairies and wizard of Rusticus Theatre as you seek out clues in Skipton Castle Woods. Using your trail sheet, search for items in the wood and once complete, collect your handmade chocolate treat. 



2nd April

Hebden Bridge Easter Duck Race

The Easter Duck Race is a fun day out for all the family with a variety of entertainment throughout the day, including live music, stalls and children's rides. The day is also all for a good cause as all profits from the Duck Race will be distributed to charities and good causes by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge.



3rd April

Easter Fun on the Farm 

Get crafty and creative with Easter themed activities and treasure hunt inside our education barn and around the farm.




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