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Things to do in Yorkshire during Easter

PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:14 20 March 2017

Easter at Castle Howard

Easter at Castle Howard

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

April 1st to 20th
Cadbury Egg Hunt at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
£6.80 to £13.60 admission
£2 per trail
There are cheeky little lambs frolicking all over the estate this Easter and children are invited to find them and win some yummy prizes. Explore around every corner of the abbey ruins, follow the riverside path and work your way around the water garden to find them and get a yummy chocolate prize
www.nationaltrust.org.uk 

April 6th
Eggstrordinary Science Show at Thwaite Mills Watermill
Free with admission to the museum
Every Thursday afternoon in the school holidays, Thwaite Mills will be running fun science and experiment sessions suitable for all the family. Children are invited to explore eggs in this interactive and Eggstrordinary Science Show.
http://whatson.leeds.gov.uk/Pages/eventdetails.aspx?eventId=whatson-1590

April 8th to 24th
Easter Adventure at Stockeld Park
Day pass from £12.50
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 and Little Bo Beep. 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 Doris the Dragon Easter Show.
www.stockeldpark.co.uk

April 12th
Easter Extravaganza at Stirley Farm
£3 to £5
Hunt for eggs (of the chocolate variety) at Stirley Community Farm in Huddersfield and enjoy lots of Easter themed fun.
The farm, leased from Kirklees Council since 2011, is an exciting rural adventure into the world of food and farming covering 240 acres. Expect to get up close and personal with beef shorthorn cattle and find out more about food-growing, apples and beehives.
www.ywt.org.uk

April 14th
Heptonstall Pace Egg Play
Free
This traditional play is performed in Heptonstall’s Weavers’ Square on Good Friday every year, attracting hundreds of slightly bemused visitors to the village.
No one seems quite sure why, but the play involves St George taking on all-comers including the Bold Slasher and the Black Prince of Paradine. There are violent sword fights aplenty performed by people wearing strange towering edifices garlanded with flowers (naturally).
www.visitcalderdale.com

April 14th to 17th
Easter Farm fun at Castle Howard
Enjoy farmyard fun at Castle Howard's petting farm this Easter and get up close to lambs, rabbits, alpacas, a miniature donkey and more.

 

Visitors can race to the centre of the straw bale maze before setting off into the gardens on an Easter trail.
www.castlehoward.co.uk

 

April 14th to 17th
Easter weekend with Cadbury at Beningbrough Hall  
£5.90 to £11.80 admission
£2 per trial  
Beningbrough Hall are hosting a weekend full of exciting Easter events where children can follow the trail and win their very own Cadbury chocolate bunny prize. There will also be exciting egg and spoon races, an egg decorating competition and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. There may be small charges for some activities.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

April 14th to 17th
York Chocolate Festival 
Free
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.
For a full programme, visit www.yorkchocolatefestival.co.uk

April  16th to 17th
Easter Egg Hunt at Burton Agnes Hall
£4 to £7
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 join the Easter bunny to search for some of the many thousands of chocolate eggs hidden in the hall’s woodland (yes, thousands!).
While you’re wandering, you can also get lost in the yew tree maze, spot butterflies in Children’s Corner or test yourself with a giant game of chess, draughts, quoits, snakes and ladders or hopscotch.
www.burtonagnes.com

 

April 17th
Hebden Bridge Easter Duck Race
£1
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.

The race starts at around 3.15pm on Easter Monday at County Bridge in the centre of town (next to the new town hall) and finishes at West End Bridge. Honestly, you’d be quackers to miss it.
www.hebdenbridgerotary.org.uk

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