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What's on for families this Easter Holiday in the North East

The Easter Holidays are just around the corner and I have had so many messages asking for ideas, so I have put together an Easter what's on guide to help inspire those looking for fun things to do. Loads going on across the North East this year and it is so nice to see so many events back on after a grim couple of years of the C word keeping us in Lockdown. I'm not 100% sure what we are doing yet, but I will keep you in the loop as usual.

I will add more when I see them, feel free to drop me an email if you know of a family friendly event in the North east this Easter.

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What's On

Sunderland Empire - Bedknobs & Broomsticks ( We can't wait to go see this!) 19th - 24th April

Kirkleatham Museum - Peter Rabbit Trail from 26th March throughout the Easter Holidays

WWT Washington Wetlands Centre - Easter Duck Trail 15th-18th April. Quack the case to help find the hidden ducks around the wetlands.

Rainton Arena- Mr Rabbit Easter Show 18th April includes games dancing and more

Tynemouth Park - Easter Egg Hunt includes, prizes, meet and greets, meet the Easter Bunny, Goody bags and more. 9th - 24th April

Laing Art Gallery - 4 Day Art Academy 11-16 year olds from 11th April, Art Academy 3 day 7-10 year olds From the 12th April

Active Sunderland Herrington Park - Easter Family Fun 14th April

Penshaw Easter Egg Roll 14th April (must pre book open for ages 9 and under)

St Marys Lighthouse & Visitor Centre - Easter Trail 13th - 18th £1 per trail, Scenic Stroll 2 mile walk 19th April £3.50, Fossil Frolic 20th April £3.50, Rockpool Ramble 21st April £3.50

Raby Castles Brand New Play Park Plotters Forest is set to reopen ready for the Easter Break

Mother Shipton's Cave - Hoppy Easter Tickets now on sale ( I have heard great things about this!)

Paxton House - Easter Extravaganza 16th April Charges apply ( Lots going on)

Lightwater Valley - Dragon Egg Hunt ( Don't forget, Lightwater Valley is now aimed at kids 12 and under)

Tweddle Farm - Easter Egg Hunt 15th - 18th April Lots going on

Hardwick Park - Woodland Easter Eggsplorers 12th April

Bamburgh Castle - Hopes Easter Trail £2.95 9th - 24th April

Dorman Museum - The Dorman Roost trail Booking required. 20th - 24th

Discovery Museum - Toy Trail just 50p to do this one.

Head of Steam - Easter Wreath Making 3rd April, Spring themed crafts 12th April, Easter Crafts 14th April, Easter Fun Day 17th April.

Northern Stage - Oi Frog 21st April

Preston Park Museum & Grounds - Easter Trail 9th - 24th April, Viking Weekend 30th April

Life Science Centre - Easter Programme ( all included in admission) Basket weaving, Live shows, Space Zone and lots more

Shipley Art Gallery - Easter Family Arts Festival 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st

High House Barn - Lambing Tours ( on until 1st May)

Adventure Valley - Easter Eggstravaganza 9th - 24th April

Brockbushes Farm Shop - Easter fun zone with rides 9th - 24th April

Gosforth Civic Centre - Mortal Fools Flux 13th April

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens - Dino Egg Hunt 2nd - 22nd April, Little Dog Trump Trail 23rd April - 20th May, Mini Science Club 29th April - 24th June

Beamish Museum - Easter Celebrations 15th - 18th April

Whitley Bay Playhouse - Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors 20th & 21st April

Alnwick Castle - Various activities going on 9th - 13th April

The Land of Oak & Iron - Kids Craft Club 10th, 17th, 24th, April

Souter Lighthouse - Souter Sports 11th, 13th, 19th & 20th April

Arbeia Roman Fort - Crafty Romans Free craft packs to collect 13th Plant your own Roman Herbs to take away 20th April Make & Design a Roman Dagger

Arts Centre Washington - Saturday Art Club until 19th April, The Boy & The Seahorse 14th April

National Glass Centre - Skylines Glass Painting 12th April, Easter Sandcasting 13th - 22nd April, Spring Family Fusing 14th - 21st April, Spring Ceramics 16th - 20th April, Beautiful Bees 18th April,

Beamish Hall - Adventures In Wonderland Limited Dates throughout April, May, June

Hallgarth Manor - Easter Fun Day Lots going on including Petting Zoo 13th April

Preston Grange Community Centre - Easter Egg Hunt 16th April

Ushaw Historic House Chapels & Gardens - Choo tastic Easter Go Loco Mini Railway 9th - 18th April, Train master Takeover 11th, 15th & 18th April.

National Trust North East

Easter Egg hunts are back at participating National Trust attractions. Also various activities taking place, see below for details

Wallington House - Nature Trail with a chocolate treat at the end

Cragside House - Easter Activity Trail

Gibside - Make instruments from plants and build a mouse house

Seaton Delaval Hall - Build a Bug House

Ormesby Hall - Nature Trail

Souter Lighthouse - Easter Trail

English Heritage North East

Easter Adventure Quest 2nd - 24th April at ...

Belsay Hall

Chester's Roman Fort

Warkworth Castle

Birdoswald Roman Fort

Whitby Abbey

Scarborough Castle

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