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Easter Events and Activities in the North East and North Yorkshire

I always get lots of messages from people looking for Easter/ seasonal events so here is my mega list of Easter ideas for you all to come back to.

The Easter Holidays in 2024 falls between 28th March - 15th April so that is when my guide will focus on.

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I will update this post regularly as more and more events are announced

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The Easter Guide

Brocksbushes Kids Fun Zone is back along with Carnival Rides!

Three sessions daily; 10.30 am, 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm.

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Unlimited rides, bouncy castles, crazy golf, and exciting garden games Visits from The Bubble man, Easter themed activities, face painting and more.

Suitable for children aged 2-10 years.

Mortal Fools

Inevitable? from Mortal Fools sounds like a great show for families with older kids and teens.

You’re 17. You arrive on the threshold. You stand amongst strangers, anticipating what

comes next…

Inevitable? is an unfiltered, funny, and thought-provoking theatre show from Mortal

Fools Ensemble Young Company, exploring a universal part of life: becoming an adult.

Devised and performed by a group of Northumberland young people, Inevitable? Showcases an original soundtrack, bold set design, and their incredible talent, insights and lived experience.

This contemporary theatre show is for teenagers, young people, parents/carers and folks that support and work with teenagers. It’s an exploration of the phenomenon of growing up that is honest, hopeful, empowering and poignant.

Team Mortal Fools will provide a “what to expect” guide ahead of attending the show –this is for neuro divergent folks and others, who may benefit from more information about the Inevitable? Show.

North East Tour Dates

YMCA Northumberland, Ashington

Saturday 23rd March, 3pm & 7pm

Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle

Wednesday 3rd April, 7pm

BSL interpreted by Caroline Ryan.

Inevitable is suitable for ages 11yrs+ and adults

£6 (25yrs+) // £4 (Under 25s & concessions)

28th - 14th April

Go Safari which includes:

*Ebos Sing a long

*Free jungle face painting

*Meet & Greets

*Jungle animal encounters

*Jungle jam disco

*Character Meet & Greets

Tickets start from £20 and include all of the rides

1st April - 14th April Easter fun includes:

Space investigators (running until 1st September)

1st-6th April Newcastle Puppetry Festival will have free workshops& Performances outside of the museum.

Family friendly shows such as Beowulf, Three billy pigs and Tales of Robin Hood

Then from 7th-14th April Automation Trail and you can view some of the puppets on display.

29th March - 14th April

Easter Egg-travaganza

You can expect to find the Easter Garden, Meet the Easter Bunny, Egg hunt, daily shows and enjoy the usual such as the 6 play zones and activities. Plus new for 2024 Play Frames

18th-31st March

Grab an activity leaflet and find out more about Holy week, There's puzzles, Crafts, see the cathedral in Lego, Make a paper peace dove as part of a summer project plus don't forget kids eat free with a paying adult!

23rd March-7th April

Easter trail, crafts, petting animal talks, feed the lambs, talks, meets & greets plus a brand new play centre!

29th March - 14th April

Enjoy Easter Fun at Raby castle with Egg Trail in Plotters forest, Deer Park Easter Trail, Easter bunny garden party

29th March-14th April

Easter Extravaganza

Animal Handling, Character Singalong, Meet & Greet, Magic show, Egg Hunt, Bottle feed the lambs and more.

Weetslade country park - Doggy Wagtastic Easter meet up - 29th March

Weetslade Country park - Spring Trail - 30th March - 14th April

Northumberlandia - Easter Trail 29th March - 1st April

Northumberlandia - Tracks & Signs 2nd & 11th April

Northumberlandia - Den building - 9th April

Tower Knowe - Osprey Watch Various dates throughout

Hauxley Nature Reserve - Brilliant Birds - 4th April

St Nicholas Gosforth - Gardening for wildlife - 10th April

St Nicholas Gosforth - Pond Dipping - 12th April

Spring trail - 29th March - 30th April

Lego Exhibition - 29th March - 30th June

Easter extravaganza Family Day - 31st March

Pond dipping - 2nd April

Grow a grass head - 4th April

Musical teddy bears picnic 16th March

Spring Storytime - 29th March - 14th April

Spectacular Space Crafts 30th March - 14th April

Whatever next interactive Storytime 30th March - 14th April

Amazing Alien crafts 30th March 14th April

Roundabout rabbits & the mystery egg 30th March

Aliens love seven stories 30th March - 14th April

23rd March - 14th April

Pond Dipping, Birthday party activity trail , Egg Hunt ( 29th-31st March), Buckets of fun, Birthday Party (6th April)

Spirit of invention ( New exhibition) Running until 23rd June

Family Challenge Parachute drop - 2nd April

Discover a story - Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory - 3rd April

Family Challenge zooming zip line 9th April

Discover a story - Bird builds a nest 10 April

Discover a story - Ten little pirates 11th April

Ingenious inventors trail 30th - 14th April

Aln Valley Railway

Easter Weekend

Bunny Hunt, Steam train ride, Mini Railway, Play area and museum

Wildlife Spotters - until 1st June

Aurora the polar bear adventures - until 7th May

Baby Dino egg hunt - 30th March - 13th April

Dino Fossils 3rd April

Discovery zoo 5th April - 12th April

Little inventors help the sea creatures

Easter Sandcasting - Fish, Egg, Cat or Dog - 2nd April - 12th April

Collage Portraits 2nd April- 9th April

Dog Prints 3rd April - 10th April

Ceramic Bird Feeder 8th April

Potters world is a cheap way to kill a few hours

Jumping clay Easter modelling - 6th April

Easter bath bomb making - 9th April

Big chocolate science - 12th April

Ghost Busters Party 12th April

Flatts Lane Country Park

26th March - Bunnies & Chicks

27th March Wool Chicks & Décor

28th Selfie Frames & Bunny prints

2nd - 5th Woodland Egg Hunt

4th April Egg & Stone painting

Kiplin Hall

22nd March - 14th April

Games, Trails, walks, worm counting, pond dipping, lady bird trail

Happy Hoppy Easter Holidays 29th March - 11th April

Crafts, trails, pirate adventure, animal trail, spot and search indoor trail

What else is on for The Easter Holidays

23rd March - 2nd June - Bing Nature Explorers - WWT Washington

24th Easter Festival - West Auckland Hall

26th - 28th March Egg Hunt - Guisborough Forest

27th Egg Hunt - Wheelbirks Parlour

28th Easter International Market - Carlisle city centre

29th March - 100 years of fashion at Kirkleatham Museum

29th March Blyth Beach Easter event

29th Kids Easter Party - The Cock Crow Inn

29th March - 11th April Spring Workshop, Storytime and Carrot trail - Hardwick Park

29th March - 14th April - Thorpe Farm Centre Easter Trail

30th Easter Scavanger Hunt - Crawcrook Park

30th March - 14th April Easter Fun - Royal Navy Museum Hartlepool

31st Tynemouth Aquarium Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

31st Peter Rabbit Easter Party - Redworth Hall Hotel

31st Easter hunt - Lumley castle

31st March -1st April - Tees Cottage pumping station - Easter Steaming

31st March - 1st April Family Fun Day Philadelphia Cricket Club ( There's dinosaurs!!)

1st April Willy Wonka Easter party - Hardwick Hall Hotel

2nd -13th April Anima Hour Wheelbirks Parlour

2nd April Free Crafts - South Shields Museum

2nd April - 10th April Bamburgh Castle Dino Discovery Adventure

3rd April - 10th April Storytime, Teddy bears picnic, Spring quest - Wharton Park

3rd April Crafty Romans - Arbeia

4th April - Teesside Princess Teddy Bears picnic

6th April Stephenson fairytale express - Stephenson Railway

6th April - 7th April Beamish Steam Gala

6th April Stitch Easter Surprise - Wallsend memorial hall

7th April Seashore Safari - Souter Lighthouse

9th April Free crafts South Shields Museum

10th April Crafty Romans - Arbeia

12th April - 14th April Wizard Of Oz - Majestic Theatre Darlington

North Yorkshire

Snook's Trail - York Running until the end of April

Easter themed chocolate truffle making - York Chocolate story - 23rd March - 7th April

Skipton Easter bunny trail - 23rd March - 7th April

Hebden Bridge Duck race - 1st April

Bolton Castle Easter fun - 23rd March - 5th April

Animal trail at Castle Howard - 23rd March- 7th April

The Great Yorkshire egg hunt at Monk Park Farm - 22nd March - 8th April

York chocolate festival 27th -31st March

Easter adventure at William's Den - 23rd March - 7th April

Easter at Mother Shipton's 23rd March - 14th April

Woldies Easter Tweet - 23rd March - 7th April

Easter eggspress at Whistlestop Valley 29th March -1st April

Easter extravaganza - Piglets farm 23rd March - 14th April

Easter bonanza at Murton Park 23rd March - 7th April

Orchid festival Burton Agnes hall 23rd March- 7th April

Easter trail Thorp Perrow 27th March - 18th April

What's On with English Heritage

Easter Adventure Quest is taking place at the following English Heritage properties

(There's a "3 charge on top of entry for this trail)

Tynemouth Priory

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

Chester's Roman Fort

Warkworth Castle

Mount Grace Priory

Richmond Castle

Whitby Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

Helmsley Castle

Birdoswald Roman Fort

Scarborough Castle

Carlisle Castle

What else is on at English Heritage properties?

The Big Brick Build - 6th - 14th April

Members week Garden Tour 8th - 12th April

Members week Kids Have a go at planting - 8th - 12th April

Members week Kids engineering workshop - 6th April

For Easter Egg Hunts including National Trust Please go HERE

What's On at National Trust Properties


Spring Nature trail - 3rd-14th April

Easter Trail 29th March - 1st April

Plant a flower - 29th March - 1st April

Find the Easter Bunny - 29th March - 14th April

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