Find Easter Weekend fun in Leeds, Wakefield, Halifax & beyond
1. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts at National Trust Properties
When: March 31 – April 3
Where: National Trust Properties
Cost: Varies depending on the venue
2. Steampunk Science at Eureka!, Halifax
Where: Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE
Cost: Free with annual pass. Annual pass cost £12.95 for adults and children 3-15 years, Children 2-3 £5.25, Children under 1 Free
Steampunk science buskers will amaze you with some mind-blowing science demos at Eureka!. For an Easter Weekend with a difference, hop-a-long and meet the Steampunk Easter bunny. Plus, it’s your last chance to see interactive tech playground digiPlaySpace, which leaves the Spark gallery at the end of Easter.
3. Leeds Young Film Festival
When: March 25 – April 5
Where: Various venues in Leeds
Cost: Prices vary
Leeds Young Film Festival is the UK’s largest family film event where the whole family can watch, learn and play. Explore the world of film, animation and virtual reality through screenings, live shows, workshops and drop ins across the City with £3 film tickets, budget family passes and even some events that are completely FREE.
4. Free Fun at Leeds City Museum
When: March 30 – April 15
Where: City Museum Cookridge St, Leeds, LS2 8BH
Cost: Egg hunt free, charges for Animation Central.
Leeds City Museum will have a FREE egg hunt on daily over the Easter holiday weekend as well as Animation Central (charges apply).
5. 24 Carrot Forest at This Green Moon, Swillington Organic Farm
When: March 30 – April 3
Where: Swillington Organic Farm, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 8QA
Cost: Family ticket £25
Come and enrol as an Easter detective, Collect your investigation kit and search high and low for the Mysterious Carrots of Gold. Join the trail, uncover the secrets and solve the puzzle.
A brilliant day of outdoor fun for all the family. storytelling, music, crafts and adventure with fine Yorkshire food and a licensed bar.
A free hot chocolate and marshmallow to toast around the campfire for every child and perhaps…..if you can solve the puzzle……a little piece of organic magic to take home with you. Book your tickets here.
6. Easter Eggspress at Kirklees Light Railway
When: March 30 – April 2
Where: Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West
Cost: Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children) £34
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, adventure playgrounds and the chance to do Easter crafts – all included in the cost of your ticket along with your return train ride!
7. Springtime Live
When: March 31
Where: Railway Road, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
Cost: Adults £10, Children 3-18 £5, Under 3’s free
Springtime Live is hosted by the organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show and is held on the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. Mr Bloom from CBeebies is the special guest and will be performing with a bunch of fellow gardeners from the allotment. What’s more they’ve brought their instruments with them for a musical party!
The show is a fabulously fun day out for families, especially those with young children. Around every corner you’ll find free activities for children of all ages based around Spring, new life, food and farming and the countryside. All activities at Springtime Live are free with entry ticket. Entry tickets must be purchased in advance.
8. Easter Bunnies & Eggs at Anglers Country Park
When: March 30 – April 1
Where: Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Wakefield, WF4 2EB
Cost: Small fees apply – starting from 50p an egg.
Come and decorate an egg or make a wooden Easter bunny at Anglers Country Park. While you’re there make sure you take a walk around the fantastic, free Room on the Broom Trail!
9. It’s a Mad Hatter of an Easter at Lotherton Hall
When: March 24 – April 15
Where: Lotherton Lane, Aberford, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 3EB
Cost: Family (2 adults, 3 children) – £22.50 (free for season pass holders)
Over three weeks at Easter, follow the Mad Hatter’s trail, play hopping games with the Easter Bunny, meet the Mad Hatter and friends, see live hatching displays in the Bird Garden, take part in our springtime crafts and enjoy our outdoor games. Enough to keep the whole family entertained, whatever the weather!
10. Easter Tournament 2018
When: March 30 – April 2
Where: Royal Armouries, Leeds
Cost: Family tickets £26
Enjoy the thrills and spills of authentic medieval jousting in the heart of Leeds.
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. It’s spectacular entertainment for all the family.
A sell-out in 2016 and 2017 – don’t miss this world-class jousting competition – book your tickets now.
Each day, as well as two not-to-be-missed dangerously entertaining tournament shows, there will be an action-packed museum programme including tales of the tournament, arming the knight demonstrations, sword combat plus jolly jesters and wandering minstrels – all included with your ticket.