School Holiday & Seasonal Events North Leeds

Easter School Holiday Activities & Events


Spring: Close Friday 29 March – Open Monday 15 April 2019

Easter:  Close Thursday 18 April – Open Tuesday 23 April 2019

Summer mid-term: Close Friday 24 May – Open Monday 3 June 2019

Summer: Close Wednesday 24 July 2019

Autumn mid-term: Close Friday 25 October – Open Monday 4 November 2019

Christmas: Close Friday 20 December 2019 – OPen Monday 6 January 2020

Spring mid-term: Close Friday 14 February – Open Monday 24 February 2020

Easter: Close Friday 3 April – Open Monday 20 April 2020

Summer mid-term: Close Friday 22 May – Open Monday 1 June 2020

Summer: Close Monday 20 July 2020

Further details on Leeds School Holidays can be found on the Leeds Council website  here

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Alice in Wonderland Trail, Newby Hall

Newby opens for 2019 on Saturday 30th March 2019 and with the start of the opening season so close to Easter, Newby has sought inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s much-loved classic, Alice in Wonderland.

Newby Hall Gardens, Ripon,  HG4 5A.

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Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm: Easter Activities

Fiddlers Green, Brimham Rocks Road, Hartwith, Harrogate, HG3 3HB. Tel: 01423 779759

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Easter at Harewood

19th -22nd April 2019, 10am -6pm

Join us this Easter for a fun-filled family day out. 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, there’s lots to keep your children entertained across the weeekend.

What’s On this Easter Weekend

  • Visit the Curiosity Cabin and explore the range of family activities and trails to guide you around the House and grounds (10am – 5pm)
  • Easter Rabbit Treasure Trail around the park. The rabbits from the farm have hidden their carrots all around the park – can you find them all? Collect your trail from the Information Centre (10am – 5pm)
  • Crafty Egg Trail around House. The artists from the exhibition have all been asked to make a crafty egg. Can you spot every one? Collect your trail from the Entrance Hall (11am – 4pm)
  • Spring Craft Activities in the Stable, in the Courtyard, join in and get crafty this Easter! (Free, 11am – 3pm)
  • Spring Badge Making in the Stable, in the Courtyard – join us and make your own spring badge (£1 per badge, 11am – 3pm)

Normal admission applies.

No booking required. Toddler friendly.

Harewood House, Harewood.

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Easter Holiday Family Fun with The Rhyming Rabbit Easter Hop About at Harlow Carr

30th March – 29th April 2019, 9.30am -4.30pm

Hop on down for a great garden adventure with The Rhyming Rabbit at RHS Garden Harlow Carr this Easter.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Rhyming Rabbit on a hop about garden trail and enjoy craft activities based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks and brought to you in association with Macmillan Children’s Books.

Over the Easter weekend, there’s a chance to meet the Easter Bunny himself as well as real-life versions of some of the book’s best-loved animals.

The Rhyming Rabbit Hop About Trail – Starts 30th March
Hop about the garden on a daily garden trail in search of animals from the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

Hunt the Golden Carrot Competition
A golden carrot has been hidden in the garden. Use clues to guess its whereabouts and post your entries in the competition post box for the chance to win a giant Centenary Imperial Easter Egg from Bettys worth almost £5001

**Below activities running from 13th April:

Rhyming Tree (Daily)
Create a rhyme and hang it on our Rhyming Tree in the Learning Centre.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday (outside of Easter weekend):
Easter Crafts

Head to the Learning Centre between 10.30am–12.30pm and 1pm–3pm to make your own rabbit hand puppet.

Storytelling and Poetry Workshops with the Garden Detectives

Enjoy tall tales and rhymes with the Garden Detectives 11am, 1pm & 3pm in the Learning Centre.

Easter Crafts
Create a bunny plant pot and plant it up with bunny tail grasses. Sessions from 11am–3pm in the Learning Centre.

See a birds-of-prey demonstration on the Main Border at 11am and 1pm

Normal garden admission.

Visit the website for more details.

No booking required.

Crag Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB. Tel:  01423 565418


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Easter Bank Holiday Weekend What’s on Guide

For events and activities running over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend including Easter egg hunts, trails and parties click here.

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Easter Egg-stravanganza Fun at Piglets Adventure Farm

30th March – 28th April 2019, 10am-5.30pm

Pre-booking advised. Suitable for toddlers.

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Easter Eggsplorers at Crag House Farm

8th –12th April and 17th -19th April 2019, 10am-12noon & 2pm – 4pm

Decorate an Egg Hunt 10am-12noon

Collect a real egg then Eggsplore the gardens and hunt for decorations to make your egg look Eggstra special.

£3/child includes juice and a homemade biscuit in the Coffee Shop. Recommended for 2-10 year olds.  Pre-booking essential.

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Little Gardeners Crafternoons 2pm-4pm

Come to the Garden Nursery and children can pot up some wildflower seed

In the Garden Nursery – Children pick up a pot to decorate, and plant wildflower seeds to take care of, water and watch them grow at home

£3/child includes juice and a homemade biscuit in the Coffee Shop. Recommended for 2-10 year olds.

Book online at

Crag House Farm, Otley Old Road, Cookridge, Leeds LS16 7NH. Tel: 0113 230 3618


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Easter Events at The Rainbow Factory

There is something for everybody this Easter half term at The Rainbow Factory!

Toy Rescue (4th, 5th, 15th & 16th April)
Activities include:
– Make Slime, Go on a Messy Play Treasure Hunt, Toy Rescue Training, Complete the Toy Soldiers Challenges
– Suitable for ages 3+

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (9th & 17th April)
Activities include:
– Play Flamingo Croquet with the Queen of Hearts, Interactive Storytelling with Alice, Have a tea party and make Silly Hats with the Mad Hatter
– Suitable for ages 3+

Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Challenge (11th, 12th, 23rd & 26th April)
Activities include:
– Messy Play Relay Race, Make your own Sherbert, Make a Chocolate Lollipop
– Suitable for ages 3+

Goldilocks’ Teddy Bear’s Picnic (19th April)
Activities include:
– Interactive Storytelling of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Goldilocks and Bear Hunt themed Crafts & Sensory Play, Picnic with Goldilocks
– Suitable for ages 18 months – 4 years

Peter Pan’s Easter Eggstravaganza (21st & 22nd April)
Activities include:
– Make your own mini chocolate egg, Easter Egg Hunt with Peter Pan, Crafts and Sensory Play
– Suitable for ages 18 months – 4 years

Booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

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Unit 13C, Springfield Commercial Centre, Farsley, LS28 5LY. Tel: 0113 257 5750

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Easter Family Fun at Kirkstall Abbey

FREE, drop-in activities.

Kirkstall Abey Visitors Centre, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall. Tel: 0113 3784079

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Easter Fun At Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

30th March -28th April 2019

Hop, skip and swing your way into a full day out for Easter this year. Pick up the bird detective trail from the admissions team to discover about the life of a baby bird on this interactive family trail. Listen closely by the bird hide and see which birds you can hear singing away, find eggs from lots of different birds, add to a giant nest and discover all sorts of feathers as you follow the trail around the estate.

Hop along to Swanley Grange to make your very own lavender bag to keep your clothes smelling fresh and floral, just like the monks would have in medieval times. On select dates you can make a bird feeder to keep your fluttery friends well fed in your garden at home, too.

Come along for an action packed Easter weekend. Look out for signs of spring on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt to win your chocolate prize. Search high and low for the elusive golden egg but shhhh, if you find it don’t tell anyone else! Let us know and you could win a behind the scenes tour as a prize. Bring your hardboiled egg and join in with the egg rolling competition on the abbey green. The fastest three eggs will win a prize from each age group so get boiling!

Zip your way through the play area on the zipline, swing as high as you can on the swings and spin round and round on the roundabout before indulging in a well earned cup of tea  in the new visitor centre restaurant.

For all events details and timings please see the website

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Easter Holidays at Abbey House Museum

Normal admission applies.

Drop-in event, no booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

*Closed Mondays, open Bank Holiday Monday*

Abbey Walk, Leeds LS5 3EH. Tel: 0113 378 4079


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Easter Holidays at Leeds Museums and Galleries

Head over to Leeds Museums and Galleries for an eggcellent Easter, from golden egg hunts to springtime babies and mystery matinees to mask making.

Abbey House Museum will be celebrating all things superhero with crafts, murder mysteries and silly science. The Easter bunny will be stopping off to hand out sweet treats over the bank holiday weekend and his furry friends have hidden all around Kirkstall Abbey too!

For techno themed fun check out Temple Newsam and their Fantastical Beasts exhibition. On 4 April they will be joined by MiRo the robot companion pet. No visit to Temple Newsam would be complete without a trip to Home Farm and there’s loads of baby farmyard friends to meet and greet as part of Springtime babies!

For a creative holiday head to Leeds Industrial Museum and learn all about Letterpress at Armley Print Fest on 30 March. On drizzly days be sure to check out their Mystery Matinees too.

If you’re heading by the city then Leeds City Museum has a whole load of warrior themed activities, from shield making to swashbuckling storytelling and visits from real life weaponry experts!  There’s messy family fun at Leeds Art Gallery’s Artspace and tours galore at Leeds Discovery Centre every Thursday at 11am and 2pm. On 3 April there’s a free family friendly workshop and behind the scenes tour for any wannabe inventors out there.

Meanwhile, Lotherton is planning a whole month of fairy tale themed family fun. Fall down the rabbit hole, follow the white rabbit’s trail and get creative with kooky crafts. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be taking place each Wednesday during April along with Flamingo Fun in the Nestbox Education Centre.

Speaking of wildlife, head over to Thwaite Watermill, grab an adventure pack and take in the sights and sounds of the nature trail. There’s plenty of family activities to keep everyone entertained with Creative Tuesdays and Experimental Thursdays.

For further details head to

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Easter Offers and Discounts

For Mumbler Offers and Discounts valid throughout the Easter Holidays click here.

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Leeds City Museum Easter Holiday Activities

30th March -22nd April 2019 . Sessions 10am-12pm & 1-3pm

FREE Events, No booking required.

* The museum is closed on Mondays, except bank holidays.

Millenium Square, Leeds, LS2 8BH. Tel: 0113 224 3732

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Leeds Young Film Festival 2019

8th -22nd April 2019

Leeds Young Film Festival 2019Leeds Young Film Festival is the UK’s largest film event of its kind, where the whole family can watch, make and learn.

Join over 13,000 children and their families this Easter (8th – 22nd April) to explore the world of film, animation and virtual reality through screenings, workshops and special events across the City.

Make screen time shared time as you WATCH family favourites and brand new films from around the world, and explore virtual reality in the UK’s first VR Family Cinema.

MAKE your stories come to life with one (or many!) of our Animation Central and Screen Craft workshops and LEARN new skills with our Special Events programme featuring guests from the industry including LEGO, Aardman, Disney and many more.

The full line-up for 2019 is now available at, where you can also sign up for our newsletter, and follow LYFF on social media @leedsyoungfilm using #LYFF2019.

Some events require booking, some are drop-in


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Messy Easter at Left Bank Leeds

20th April 2019, 10am-1pm

Left Bank Leeds Messy Easter Event April 2019

Bring the children along to Left Bank Leeds for some fun Easter-themed crafts. Our craft stations will be set up ready for the kids to dive into making bunny ear headbands and pom-pom tails, transform paper plates into the sweetest of the spring animals and create hatching chicks with our clever clothespin activity. There are activities for the older ones too, including decorating plant pots and planting seeds. Our crafty volunteers will be on hand to guide you if anyone needs little creative inspiration!

We’ll also have a cool storytelling space set up where children can listen to seasonal tales, and there’ll be an exciting treasure hunt with clues hidden in the nooks and crannies of our beautiful building, which always goes down a treat. With a prize for finding the treasure, they’ll be positively bouncing with excitement. Our bar will be open throughout the event, with drinks and snacks available to keep adults and kids smiling!

All money raised through this event supports the development of Left Bank Leeds Charitable Trust.

This event is aimed at children from 2-11 years old. Siblings under two are welcome to come along, but please but advised that we don’t have dedicated activities for them.

For more details on the event click here.
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Instagram: @leftbankleeds

Booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road, LS6 1LJ. Tel: 0113 278 5822

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Mother Shiptons Cave – Hoppy Easter Adventure Trail

1st – 28th April 2019. 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Hop along to Mother Shipton’s during the Easter Holidays for a hoppingly fun time. Follow the trail and on your way, help Little Bo Peep find her sheep! You can also meet bunnies Betty and Clover and solve puzzles and clues for a chocolatey treat.

See lots of little chicks and decorate an egg (small extra charge) in our Easter cabin.

The park will be transformed creating an engaging and interactive Easter event suitable for all the family. Every day from 1st to 28th April, open 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).

You will also see the famous Petrifying Well and Mother Shipton’s Cave. The park has several scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground and gift shop and museum.

No booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Normal admission applies. For discounted tickets book online HERE.


Prophecy Lodge, Harrogate Rd, High Bridge, Knaresborough HG5 8DD. Tel: 01423 864600.

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Stockeld Park Easter Adventure

30th March -28th April 2019, 10am -6pm

**See below for Mumbler offer on pre-booked tickets**

Come and join us at Stockeld Park this Easter for some Eggstra Special Events!

Daily Giant Easter Hunt in the Enchanted Forest with free chocolate treat for all! Other activities running during the Easter Adventure include:

  • Hatching chicks – help the ‘Hatch-it Team’ with their fluffy new arrivals: 1st – 4th & 8th – 11th April
  • The Easter Circus – roll up, roll up for the Greatest Show! 13th – 22nd April
  • The Songbugs Easter Show – 30th & 31st March, 5th, 6th, 7th & 12th April
  • Lambs in the paddock – Daily
  • Easter arts and crafts – Daily

Don’t forget the wonderful Enchanted Forest, Adventure Playgrounds, Interactive Play, Roller Skating Rink, Electric Scooters through the forest, a huge Yew-Tree Maze and Woodland Laser Tag arena. Indoor jumping pillow, plus Peddle go-karts, large inflatable slide, outdoor jumping pillow, and our Buccaneer Boats on the lake, and MORE!

Mumbler Offer: For an extra 10% off online prices quote: MUMNLEEDS 

Book tickets here    


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Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333

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The Deep – CSI Seashore

30th March – 28th April 2019, 10am – 6pm 

This Easter join The Deep’s special agents as they take a trip to our native coastline to find out what can be uncovered at the seaside. Help the team solve the crimes as they go and you might even earn a CSI badge of your own! Lend a hand in our interactive presentation at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, follow Inspector Sharky’s trail (available all day) and make your very own sand art (charge applies for our craft activity). Runs 30th March – 28th April 2019.

The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

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Zog at Dalby Forest

Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses! Forestry Commission England are now inviting children to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack. Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

Further details of trails and free downloadable activity sheets are available from

No booking required.

Dalby Forest, Pickering YO18 7LT. Tel: 01751 472771

A Mad Hatter of an Easter at Lotherton Hall

30th March – 28th April 2019. 11am – 4pm

Fall down the rabbit hole this Easter with four weeks of family fun. Get lost in our Wonderland Village, follow the white rabbit’s trail and get creative with kooky crafts.

There will be crafts to make in the House every day and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny on Tuesdays. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be taking place each Wednesday during April along with Flamingo Fun in the Nestbox Education Centre.

Normal admission into the estate applies.

Drop-in event, no booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB. Tel:  0113 378 2959


Around the World in 80 Days, Leeds Playhouse

9th – 28th April 2019

This fast-paced and funny adaptation of the ultimate globetrotter’s tale transports audiences into the far-flung realms of the imagination. It’s an irresistible round-the-world romp, packed with mayhem and inventive storytelling, guaranteed to raise a smile.

Ages 7+, 1 hour 50 minutes with an interval.

Booking required.

Pop up Theatre at Leeds Playhouse. Tel: 0113 213 7700

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

 13th – 28th April 2019, 10.30am – 5pm (Closed Monday 15 April)

Romp through the gardens looking for signs of nature waking up from its winter. Can you find the baby animals as you go? Pick up a new trail through the gardens for the holidays.  Daily activities (vary by day) include help a plant grow, tiny things trek, discover what’s in a pond and more!


Normal admission applies.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York, YO30 1DD

Birchfield Ice Cream Farm Easter Holidays Activities

30th March – 28th April 2019, 10.30am -4pm

There will be baby lambs to bottle feed, newborn calf ’s, fluffy chicks to hold, visit the hatchery and see all the eggs in the incubators waiting to hatch and of course some very cute piglets!

The woodland walk and den building will also be open (please remember wellies or outdoor shoes )

The Easter egg trail will be held on 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd April. The Easter bunny will be here to hand out your chocolate prize once you have completed the trail.

Drop-in event. Normal admission applies.

Birchfield Farm, Summerbridge, Harrogate , HG3 4JS. Tel: 01423 781792

Bolton Abbey Easter Trail

6th -28th April 2019

Hop through Strid Wood and keep your eyes peeled for the larger than life bunnies hiding in the trees. They shouldn’t be too hard to find with their brightly coloured coats on.  Complete the tasks along the trail to crack the Easter Bunny’s code.

The Easter Bunny will be in situ over the Easter weekend 19th – 22nd April 2019.

Free event but normal admission applies.

Drop-in event, no booking required.

Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6AL

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt – Find your nearest

Bunny’s been up to his old tricks again! He’s hidden his precious choccy treats at National Trust locations across the UK… and it’s up to you to find them! With a few clues to crack along the way, its time to join the hunt and enjoy the Easter fun!  Click here to find your nearest hunt

Drop in event. No pre-booking required. 

CGI Film Fridays at Belgrave Music Hall

CGI FRIDAYS… a new series of free family-friendly screenings of your favourite big screen animations throughout the Easter holidays.

Half price pizza slices from Dough Boys Pizza
£5 burger and chips from Patty Smith’s
99p tea and coffee and free popcorn!

Friday 29th March 2019
11am – How To Train Your Dragon
1pm – Trolls

Friday 12th April 2019
11am – Despicable Me
1pm – Moana

Friday 19th April 2019
11am – Inside Out
1pm – Secret Life of Pets

FREE Entry. No booking required.

Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds City Centre.

Dancing Tots Easter Specials

Easter Special classes for children from 18 months – 5 years.

Saturday, 6th April. 10.30am at Mothercare, Leeds
Saturday, 20th April. 10.30am in Chapel Allerton

Lots of Easter fun dancing and “Going on an Easter Egg Hunt” with lights, bubbles and Easter treats! Pre-booking required.

Contact Sarah to book on or 07796 135199.


Easter Egg Hunt at Cannon Hall Farm

13th -22nd April 2019, 10.30am – 6.30pm

Disaster has struck the Easter Bunny’s Egg Factory – the egg machine has exploded and has lost its cogs.  Join the Easter Egg Hunt and complete the challenges to fix the egg machine. Once fixed you will get a golden ticket to visit the Easter Bunny and receive a treat!

There will also be all the usual farm fun including sheep and ferret racing, tractor trailer rides, meerkat talks, milking demos, shire horse talks and adventure playgrounds (including soft play).

Pre-booking of tickets advised.

Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, S75 4AT Barnsley. Tel:01226 790427


Easter at How Sten Gorge

13th -28th April 2019, 9am – 5pm

The Easter Bunnies have escaped around the gorge!  Find them all and receive your free gift or bunny ears.

Drop-in event.

Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5SF. Tel: 01423 755666

Easter at Lightwater Valley

6th -28th April 2019

With over 35 rides and attractions, suitable for all ages, Lightwater Valley offers adventures for all the family.

This Easter experience the brand new ‘Outer Space’ themed Magic Lights Puppet Show in the Show Barn, meet Jester and Jasmine, the parks dino mascots as they meet and greet families from 3pm.

Have a go at the pirate themed treasure trail egg hunt around Skeleton Cove over the Easter weekend – Friday 19th – Monday 22nd April.

Pre-booking advised.

Water Ln, North Stainley, Ripon HG4 3HT. Tel: 01765 635321

Easter at Pendersoa Zoo

13th -28th April 2019

Enjoy talks and encounters with the different animals during the week and weekends.

From the 13th -22nd April there will be an Easter trail running and a chance to meet the Easter bunny on the 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd April.

Penderosa Zoo & RTC, Off Smithies Lane, Heckmondwike, WF16 0PN. Tel: 01924 235 276

Easter at The Hepworth Wakefield

1st – 26th April 2019

There’s something for all the family every day during the Easter holidays, including free art activities and workshops.

Activities include:

  • Art Pods
  • Explore and Draw Stations
  • Explore & Draw Totes
  • Ceramic Journey
  • Sensory Stories
  • Printmaking
  • Move Art Club
  • Easter Family Afternoon Tea

Visit the website to check daily activities and timings.

Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW. Tel: 01924 247360

Easter Fun At Hesketh Farm Park

30th March – 15th April 2019

The annual Easter trail takes place around the farm park. Join in the fun searching out the hidden eggs, untangling the letters which reveal the winning word to collect your edible prize.

There will also be lots of sheep giving birth, hopefully, you will see a newborn lamb’s arrival. Lend a hand with their feeding.

Drop-in event, no booking required.

Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6HA. Tel: 01756 710444


Easter Fundraiser at ACA Hall Alwoodley

14th April 2019.

Join ACA Hall Alwoodley for their Easter Fundraised. The event will involve Easter egg hunts, quiz’s, a raffle and a bucket load of activities for all ages.

All money goes towards our fundraising, to enable us to go to go over to the Costa Rican communities providing them with the necessitates we take for granted. 

60 The Avenue, Leeds LS17 7NZ. Tel: 0113 267 1331

Easter Holiday Fun at Thwaite Mills

2nd – 14th April 2019 (not open 8th)

Thwaite Mills will be open for the Easter holidays Tuesdays-Sundays.  Grab an adventure pack and take in the sights and sounds of the nature trail.

For some indoor fun check out the creative children’s activities on Tuesdays (1-3pm) and science related Experimental Thursdays (1-3pm)!

And on 21st April (Easter Sunday) there will be the Thwaite Fete with traditional games, boat rides, and a chance for children to meet the Easter Bunny.

Normal Admission Applies.

Drop-in event, no booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Thwaite Mills Watermill MuseumThwaite Lane, Stourton, LS10 1RP . Tel: 0113 378 2983



Easter and Springtime Babies at Temple Newsam

30th March – 22nd April 2019 (*Farm open Monday in holidays) 

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.  There are handling sessions on weekends. Additional activities over Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Normal admission applies.

Drop-in event, no booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Temple Newsam Rd. Tel: 0113 336 7461

Easter Trail at Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park

13th -28th April 2019, 10am – 4pm

The Easter bunny has hopped through the Arboretum leaving clues as he goes. Can you solve the clues and complete the puzzle? There’s a yummy prize for every participant!

Drop-in event, no booking required.

Normal admission applies.

Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale DL8 2PS. Tel: 01677 425323


Egg-splore Tropical World this Easter

30th March 2019 – 28th April 2019. 10am-4pm

Egg-splore Tropical World this Easter, with an exciting twist on the traditional egg hunt. Look out for eggs from creatures of all shapes and sizes, and learn amazing facts about them along the way!

Once you have completed your eggsplorer sheet you can enter into a free prize draw to win a Meerkat experience.

Plus, meet the keepers who care for all the different species whilst they give them some Easter treats of their own with daily feeding times from 1st to 28 April.

Drop-in event, no booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER. Tel: 0113 237 0754

Easter at The Arium

8th -20th April 2019, 9am-5pm

Free Easter-themed arts and crafts including Easter Wreath Kits, Colour-in Easter Egg Cups and Easter Colour-In Bookmarks.

The outside playarea, sandpit and cafe will also be open.

Thorner Lane, LS14 3FB . Tel: 0113 378 9985



Farmer Copley’s Easter Festival

14th – 18th April 2019, 10am-4pm – Easter Festival

Come and see Easter lambs & chicks. Plus corn slide, Easter Egg trail, Jaspers pedal carts, mini wagon ride, jumping pillow, assault course, huge slide & much more!

21st April 2019 – The National Vintage Tractor Road Run

Over 450 tractors of all shapes, makes & sizes.Calling at Farmer Copleys at 11am with an appearance from The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service.

Normal admission applies.

Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract, WF7 5AF. Tel: 01977 600 200

Flamingo Land Easter

Flamingo Land Theme Park, Zoo and Resort opens again fully from Saturday 6th April 2019 and is open daily from 10am.

Flamingo Land Resort has an award winning zoo with 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds. Over the Christmas and New Year period, Flamingo Land welcomed 3 Rothschild’s giraffe calves, alongside some new Lorikeet chicks.

Kirby Misperton, Malton YO17 6UX. Tel: 0800 408 8840

Junior CSI: Easter Holidays at Thackray Medical Museum

1st -26th April 2019, 11am -3pm (weekdays)

Use your finest detective skills to gather evidence from around the museum galleries to take back to the “lab” for analysis.   Get your white coat on and discover how fingerprints, hair, DNA and insects help scientists get to the truth. There will also be the chance to learn about the history of forensics in Yorkshire.

Normal museum admission charges apply.

Drop-in event.

141 Beckett Street, Leeds, West YorkshireLS9 7LN. Tel: 0113 244 4343

Easter Holidays Magna Mayhem

8th-12th April & 15th-17th April 2019

Children can bounce, boing, jump, slide, bop and boogie for a full 75 mins of high adrenaline EGG-CELLENT fun. The purpose built indoor world of adventure is a safe environment for children of all ages to let off steam and be active during the school holidays.

Suitable for ages 0-15 years.

Standard sessions 12-2pm, Under 5’s sessions, 10.30am

Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX. Tel: 01709 720002

Medieval Easter at Royal Armouries

30th March – 14th April 2019, 10am-5pm

Join Royal Armouries for an action-packed Easter with special events, live combat demonstrations, have-a-go activities and a chance to meet the Royal Armouries knights.

Explore the sport, pageantry and conflict of the late Middle Ages through live interpretations and combat demonstrations. Join the Knight School and learn some drills and skills.

Special Events:

6th-7th April – War of Roses, Living history and battle reenactments

13th-14th April – A day of knights,  Meet knights and find out what it takes to be a tournament champion

13th-14th April  – Tournament training, Knights and horses preparing for the international tournament

Free event, no booking required.

Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT. Tel: 0113 220 1999

Murton Park (York) – Easter Eggstravaganza

14th April 2019 – There will be lots of sheep and lambs to meet at the ‘Story of Wool’ day.

13th – 28th April 2019 – There will be self-led craft activities inside and the Easter trail which will take you through the site and if completed will earn children a chocolatey prize.

19th – 22nd April 2019 – Meet the Easter Bunny, Vikings and cowboys!

Normal admission applies.

Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton Park, YO19 5UF. Tel: 01904 489966

National Coal Mining Museum Easter at the Pit

6th -28th April 2019

Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with a mining twist, meet living history characters, science specials, puppet shows and more!

Visit on 27th April for Yorkshire Geology Day – meet experts from the Yorkshire Geological Society and enjoy hand on activities and special underground tour.

Activities vary daily, check website for full timetable.

Normal admission applies.

Sheriff Alpaca Walking Experience

10th & 17th April 2019

Take one of the lovely Alpacas for a walk through the Organic farm. The walk will take you through fields and woodland and will give you a unique opportunity to get to know and love these wonderful creatures.

£20 per adult and £5 per child, for more information, visit the website.

Goodness Farm. Sheriff Hutton Road. Strensall. YO32 5TP. Tel: 01904 533192

Steampunk Science at Eureka!

6th -28th April 2019

The Eureka! Steampunk Scientists will amaze you with their science demonstrations and you’ll get to experience a brand new Steampunk Science Show.  The Eureka! Tinkering Space will be open daily, with a range of maker activities and crafts.

Plus over the Easter weekend meet an Easter bunny with a difference! (Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April.)

Drop-In event, no booking required.

Normal admission applies, all activities are included in the price

Discovery Road, HX1 2NE Halifax. Tel: 01422 330069


Swithens Farm Easter Extravaganza

13th -14th April 2019, 10am-4.30pm

Easter fun on the farm with farmers and craft market, Easter egg hunt, Easter crafts and all the usual fun on the farm!

Drop-in event.

Swithens Farm, Swithens Lane, Rothwell. Tel:0113 282 8828

The Great Studfold Easter Egg and Fairy Hunt, Studfold Adventure Nature Trail

13th – 28th April 2019. 10.30am-4.30pm (last entry 3pm)

Pick up the Easter Adventure clues and find large willow nests and brightly coloured eggs, tiny fairy doors, and answers to the clues! Discover the Gold Rabbits… and win an Easter surprise! Enjoy craft activities, tractor rides, sandpits, and go-karts (weather permitting)!

Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5SG. Tel: 01423 755228

The Greatest Show For Families, First Direct Arena, Leeds

14th April 2019, 6pm

The Greatest Show For Families’ is taking over the first direct arena for one night only – LIVE! The all singing, all dancing talented cast of 10 will pay homage to some of the most iconic songs from shows such as ‘The Greatest Showman’, ‘Disney Classics’, ‘Moulin Rouge’ ‘A Star Is Born’ and many many more!

Booking required.

First Direct Arena, Leeds. Tel: 0844 248 1585

The Web Adventure Park – Easter Eggstra Crazy Activities

13th -28th April 2019

Join us for lots of eggstra eggciting activities over the Easter holidays including: Space hopper races, Fun eggylypics, Easter crafts, Competitions as well as an Easter egg trail and our Easter Bunny over the Easter weekend!

Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH. Tel: 01904 692221

The Wildest Wizard of Oz at Yorkshire Wildlife Centre

13th -15th April 2019, 10am – 5pm

Experience amazing LIVE shows from the cast of kooky performers, children’s craft activities, meet and greet Dorothy and all her friends, enjoy face-painting,* fairground marquees*, storytelling. Plus come face-to-face with the world’s most amazing and beautiful animals!

Normal admission applies (*Additional charges apply)

Pre-booking advised.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster.

The York Bunny Search

2nd -23rd April 2019

Embark on a trail around the city as The Great York Bunny Search returns. Discover the 26 hidden bunny sculptures. All 26 sculptures will have their own unique quirky design.

York City Centre

York Chocolate Story Easter Bunny Hunt

15th -22nd April 2019

The Easter Bunny and his buddy are visiting York for an incredible Easter egg hunt.  Children can join the Easter bunny in amazing games, collect chocolate and meet colourful characters as they work to find the missing chocolate eggs! (*Outside event)

Booking required.

King’s Square, York, YO1 7LD. Tel: 01904 527765