Things to do in Yorkshire at Easter

April 5, 2019


Here are at least 10 of our favourite spots to visit or places we would like to visit in Yorkshire this Easter holiday. A lot of the places have Easter themed activities to keep the kids busy.

Historical Homes and Gardens 

Beningbrough Hall -York

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 adventure playground.  So what could be better for the kids then adding an Easter egg hunt over every day in the holidays and then over the Easter bank holiday weekend an old fashioned fairground.  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.

Newby Hall  Near Ripon

Newby Hall and gardens near Ripon have an Alice in Wonderland themed trail with a chance to win a golden egg eco day (season family 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.  Eggs and Crafts in The Tipi, The Bunny Bop, Egg and Spoon Race, hatching chicks and a daily Easter Egg Hunt.

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. Whilst you’re there watch out for Mrs P, a friendly puffin mascot.  These activities will also count towards the Wild Challenge.

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 

Follow the White Rabbit Trail.  Nostradamus was a white rabbit who lived at the Station when the French Squadrons were based there during WWII. He was so popular with the French aircrews that he became their official mascot.  So complete the trail to  earn your white chocolate rabbit.  A top family attraction of Yorkshire where your kids also gain an insight into the RAF through seeing aircraft, vehicles and much more.

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.

So I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday and that this guide on days out in Yorkshire at Easter gives you some inspiration.



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