20 great Easter holiday activities in Yorkshire and the North


There's plenty to see and do across the North of England this Easter. From egg hunts to school holidays clubs and child-friendly shows – get local recommendations on the best family activities in Yorkshire, Manchester, Newcastle, and everywhere in between.

The Knight's Apprentice Horse Show – Leeds

Step back in time at the Royal Armouries in Leeds with this action-packed show, where three daring trainee knights will compete for the honour of starring in the Easter Tournament.

Easter craft and upcycle workshop – Otley

Learn how to make an adorable sock bunny or an upcycled Easter basket at this crafty workshop, suitable for children aged five to 10.

Crackin' Keelham Easter Egg Hunt – Bradford

Help Oscar the Easter Bunny crack an Easter puzzle at Keelham this holiday – there are egg-cellent prizes on offer for participants.

Wildlings Woodland Holiday Club – Calderdale

Prize your little one away from the screen and out into the glorious spring sunshine. At Wildlings holiday club there's plenty of outdoorsy fun to be had – including den-making, arts and crafts, and nature walks – all in a beautiful woodland setting.

Breakfast or tea with the Easter Bunny – Wakefield

Children will love the Easter activities and tasty treats at Carr Gate Garden Centre. Parents can share a coffee or snack with a pal while kids enjoy cookie decorating and Easter egg hunts.

Easter Moves – Manchester

Kids hopping with excitement for the Easter Bunny? They'll certainly burn off some of that excess energy at this dance class, suitable for all levels of ability.

Secret Treasure Trails – Knutsford

Magic tricks, a kids' disco, face painting, and much more – all in the gorgeous, sprawling gardens of Tatton Park. A fun day out at one of the UK's most beautiful historical estates.

Easter Sunday Funday – Millbrook

Crafts, a bouncy castle, games, a BBQ – a day of family entertainment, and it won't cost you a bean!

Pirate Kids' Club – Salford

A pirate's cruise on the Salford Quays will have little Buccaneers going “Aaargh!” with sea-faring delight.

Easter Bunny's Eggs-ellent Adventure – Liverpool

This popular singalong show is great fun and choc-tastic. There's a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny and an Easter gift for every child included in the ticket price.

Getting Dressed Dance Performance – Newcastle-upon-Tyne

This creative dance performance which has won plaudits from The Observer, is a riot of colour and texture and will prove engaging for parents and children alike.

Walk for Autism – Sunderland

A walk through Herrington Country Park for a fantastic cause – and you certainly won't find yourself short of chocolate treats en route. The trail is fully accessible, and the Easter Egg hunt will have your children pulling their wellies on in no time.

Wild Tots – Cramlington

Want to enjoy the wonders of nature with your toddler? The Northumberland Wildlife Trust's Wild Tots discovery sessions provide a safe and fun environment for all sorts of outdoorsy fun.

Music and movement at The Deep – Hull

Opera North is offering adults, toddlers, and babies the chance to sing, play games, try out instruments, and have lots of musical fun together.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt – Chorley

Prepare for an unBEARably fun day out as your children hunt for a four-legged friend of their own. They'll have the opportunity to meet Botany Big Bear and collect a chocolatey surprise, as well.

Baby Boom at Blackpool Zoo – Blackpool

There are egg painting classes and egg hunts available at this super Easter day out, but the real stars of the show are the jaw-droppingly gorgeous baby animals – meerkats, ring-tailed lemurs, and monkeys, to name just a few.

Mystery on the Rails – York

Is your child a wannabe super-sleuth? Dust off the magnifying glass and learn about the fascinating role of the railways in detective fiction and real-life crime.

Easter at Samlesbury Hall – Preston

A fun, interactive Easter Egg hunt with a difference – your children will have the opportunity to get involved with arts and crafts, making a chicken and nest of their very own. Just be sure to watch out for Mr Fox!

Easter Lambing at Whirlow Farm – Sheffield

Enjoy a really special day out at this working farm. Marvel at frolicking newborn lambs, scoff some chocolate, and have fun with crafts.

Children's Easter Baking – Barnsley

Send your children to this charming kitchen to make some sweet treats. All the fun of home baking, none of the cleaning up.

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Manchester & Trafford
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Stockport & Tameside
Wakefield & Kirklees
North Yorkshire
South Yorkshire

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