If you’re looking to stay local in North Leeds for the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (19th -22nd April 2019) or you have family and friends visiting and are looking for activities to entertain the kids, there is so much going on locally including lots of Easter trails, egg hunts and parties!
(To find out more about the below events including timings click on the link).
** Some of the below events run throughout the Easter weekend**
Search for Big Foot with This Green Moon(Fri – Mon)Pick up a ‘sightings’ map and let the adventure begin this Easter. A free Hot Chocolate for every child and a free marshmallow to toast on the campfire. (Booking Required)
Easter Crafts at The Arium (Fri-Sat), Enjoy free Easter crafts, such as Easter Wreath Kits, Colour-in Easter Egg Cups and Easter Colour-In Bookmarks. The outside play area, sandpit and café will also be open. (Free, drop-in event).
Easter at Kirkgate Market(Fri-Sat), Enjoy Mrs Greenfinger’s Easter Trail, face painting and fun for all the family. (Drop-in event)
Easter & Springtime Babies at Temple Newsam(Fri-Mon) There are loads of Easter Eggs hidden around the estate, hunt them down to be in with a chance of winning an eggcellent prize. You can also pay a visit to Home Farm to meet the new lambs, calves, piglets and kids, many of which roam free throughout the cobbled streets of the farmyard. (Normal admission applies, drop-in event)
A Mad Hatter of an Easter at Lotherton Hall (Fri-Mon) Follow the Mad Hatter’s trail, play hopping games with the Easter Bunny, meet the Mad Hatter and friends, take part in springtime crafts and enjoy outdoor games. (Normal admission applies, drop-in event)
Skelton Grange Good Friday Easter Egg Trail(Fri) Pop along and see what goes on at Skelton Grange Environment Centre at their Spring fundraising ‘Easter Egg Nature Trail’. There will also be natural craft demonstrations, mini nature gardens to make and other child-friendly activities. (Drop-in event. Booking required for chocolate egg)
Leeds Young Film Festival (Fri-Mon) The UK’s largest family film event where the whole family can watch, learn and play running until 22nd April at venues across Leeds. Easter weekend highlights include 360 Dome, the UK’s first VR Family Cinema, Animation Central and Screen Craft workshops featuring LEGO, Aardman, Disney and many more. Download the full timetable here.
Leeds Rhinos Good Friday Family Day(Gates open 12.30pm, kick-off, 3pm). There will be lots of family entertainment including meeting and greeting Super Heroes, a Creepy Crawlies station, a T-Rex roaming around the stadium, a caricature artist, pony enclosure from Hope Pastures, and much more! (Pre-booking advised)
Easter Eggsplorers at Crag House Farm(Fri) Fun Easter activities for children from Decorating an Egg Hunt to Little Gardener’s Crafternoon. The outdoor play area and café will also be open. (Booking required).
Easter at Harewood House(Fri-Mon) Meet the newest residents in the Bird Garden, explore the new Useful/Beautiful Exhibition in the House, enjoy family trails, spring crafts, treasure hunts and more.
Golden Easter Egg Challenge at Abbey House Museum (Sat-Mon) Find the golden eggs hidden around the Victorian Streets and complete the family challenges. There will also be Easter crafts available. (Normal admission applies, drop-in event, sessions 10am-12pm & 2-4pm *no 10am session on Saturday)
Messy Easter at Left Bank Leeds (Sat) Enjoy Easter-themed crafts at Left Bank Leeds. Children can also take a seat in the storytelling space to listen to some seasonal tales, and join in with an exciting treasure hunt. Recommended age 2-11 years. (Booking required)
Abbey Inn Easter Egg Hunt, Bramley (Sat) Join the Abbey Inn from 2-4pm for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. Easter creative activities in the pub to start then outdoor Easter egg hunt.
Family Fun Day, Hall Park Cricket Club (Sun) Annual family fun day, FREE entry and lots of activities including giant slide, bouncy castle, zorb balls, bungee trampolines, climbing wall, children’s magician, face painting, live music, entertainments, food stalls, and much more!
Thwaite Mills Fete (Sun), Join in a traditional Easter fete on Thwaite Island, with plenty of fun and games for all! Take part in the Easter egg trail and bonnet competition and there might even be a visit from the Easter bunny!
Kids Easter Party at High Farm (Sun) Mr Dan will be keeping the kids entertained for an hour by teaching then circus skills followed by a little bit of food and some arty games. (Pre-booking required)
Concerteenies, Tiny Tetley(Mon) Join Tiny Tetley for Concerteenies, a fun and informal gig for 0-3 year olds with songs, dancing, listening as well as bubbles, percussion, props and informal introductions. (Pre-booking required)