Things to do in Yorkshire at Easter

April 5, 2019
Things to do in Yorkshire this Easter

Here are at least 10 of our favourite things to do in Yorkshire this Easter holiday. A lot of these places have Easter themed activities to keep the kids busy.

Beningbrough Hall -York

Things to do in Yorkshire at Easter -A family on a play park

Beningbrough Hall always lays on some really great outdoors activities for little explorers. This Easter is no exception with Cadbury’s Easter hunts, Help a Plant grow, a Tiny Things trek and our favourite – discover what’s in the pond.  There is plenty to keep them entertained and then they can always burn excess energy off in the newly renovated playground.  Check their website for times of events.

Castle Howard

We love visiting Caster Howard with its beautiful gardens, delicious food and very adventurous playground!  Pick up a bird egg trail sheet from the Ticket Office and join in, on a woodland trail to help the Skelves on their eggcellent mission! The kids are guaranteed to come away with fresh rosy cheeks and you can get a decent cup of coffee whilst they play at the boathouse playground.

Selected dates in Easter, join Rusticus theatre on an adventure with the Skelves. Details can be found on their event page.

Newby Hall  Near Ripon

Newby Hall and gardens near Ripon have an

There are lots of activities for the whole family, courtesy of the wonderful characters from Make a Wish Events. Meet the magical characters from the Enchanted Wood and his friends as you solve clues through the woodland walk. Activities are included for free with a gardens or season ticket. With a Bear House, Miniature railways, boat rides and an adventure parkland this day out is fun filled.

Outdoor Activities 

William’s Den East Riding Yorkshire

A unique adventure Play centre that brings outdoors adventures inside and indoors adventures outdoors. The centre includes a play barn, a 50 metre zip wire, den making area and ‘mountains and molehills’ space for kids to run, jump and roll around freely. Special events for the holidays include a traditional egg & spoon race or embark on a quest for eggs around The Den in the exciting Bunny Hop Egg Trail!

They will also have a variety of great craft activities taking place across the holiday, including Easter Egg decorating. Of course, you cannot forget to Pin the Tail on the Bunny whilst you’re there too!

Wild challenge at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Do the Puffin Trail, watch thousands of seabirds on the cliffs, or use a Discovery Backpack to see what mini-beasts you can find along the Scavenger Bug Hunt Trail.

Two children paddling in the river

Dipping your toes in the icy April North York Moors streams

On warmer Easter days Visit Hovingham Bakery for some treats and let the kids paddle in the village stream or take a paddle in the beautiful spot of  Hutton – le -hole before heading into the moors for a walk at beautiful spots such as Nunnington Hall for a play in their new park and enjoying a picnic by the river.

Bolton Abbey 

With larger than life bunnies hiding in the woods this is a great way to get the kids active and walking through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales parkland.

Falling Foss – North Yorkshire Moors

This one is on our to do list maybe not on a busy Bank Holiday but a quieter day.  Falling Foss has a magical woodland  trail through the trees on a 2-mile circular route that passes an idyllic woodland tea garden and the 30-foot Falling Foss waterfall, before returning alongside babbling May Beck. It’s a lovely shady walk for  with shallow waters to paddle in, and a bridge to play pooh-sticks.  


Yorkshire Air Museum 

 A top family attraction of Yorkshire where your kids also gain an insight into the RAF through seeing aircraft, vehicles and much more.

Things to do in Yorkshire this Easter- Two children looking at lambs

Piglets Adventure Farm

What could be more relevant to Easter and Spring than visiting a farm and getting up close to lambs and even getting the chance to bottle feed them. Piglets never disappoints, all our children love it as there is something for every age group and you can fill a whole day with fun outdoor/indoor farm activities as well as petting and feeding the animals.

National Railway Museum

Here is a full review of our family day out at the railway museum.

So I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday and that this Things to do in Yorkshire this Easter has given you some inspiration.

Things to do in Yorkshire this Easter

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