School Holidays Ripon and Nidderdale

Easter Holidays

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Creation Station Easter Messy Paint Party

30th March

10 am

St Wilfrid’s Community Centre, Ripon

Babies are you ready to dig in the edible vegetable garden, splash around in the search for Easter eggs and create beautiful cards and cute bonnets to take home and lots more?

Join us for our egg-cellent Easter Messy Paint Party, suitable from 5-18 months!

Splashsuits provided and we do all the cleaning up.

Booking available here.


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Diggerland Voucher! Save 20% Off Entry With Exclusive Mumbler Voucher…

Mumbler has secured a 20% discount for Mumblers at any Diggerland UK park.

Just print off the voucher and take it with you!

To find out more about our trip to Diggerland Yorkshire and our top tips to prepare for your visit read our review blog.


Click here for printable voucher (you’ll be re-directed to the Diggerland website)

Diggerland is the UK’s most unique digger-themed adventure park where children and adults have the chance to ride, drive and operate REAL full-size construction machinery, under the guidance of trained staff – no driving licence required!

It really is the perfect place to take your kids for an action-packed family day out. Experience the variety of rides and drives on offer – whether it’s enjoying the view on Sky Shuttle, hanging tight on Spin Dizzy, going for a bumpy ride in the Groundshuttle or digging dirt with a 6-tonne digger, there is something for all ages!
There are indoor and outdoor play areas, sandpits, coin-operated rides and much more where the younger guests can let off steam whilst parents can relax and just watch the fun… or join in!

With four Diggerland theme parks located in Devon, Durham, Kent and Yorkshire, you can dig until your heart’s content!

Also available at Diggerland for over 17’s only is Dumper Racing, JCB Racing, JCB Experience Days and Monster Digger Experience Days.

Open most weekends and school holidays (closed Nov to early February) openings times vary check the website.

Call: 0871 22 77 007

Regular competitions and discounts on Facebook and Twitter

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Easter Activities At Fountains Abbey

Children’s Craft At Swanley

Sat 24 March – Mon 16 April

11am – 4pm

It’s a wild stitch up! Have a go with a needle and thread to create your own leaf or flower on hessian in Swanley Grange.*


Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 30 March- Mon 2 April
11am – 4pm
Use your map to help Brother Thomas find all of his escaped willow farm animals. They’re hiding in corners of the abbey. Find them and claim your chocolate prize!* Pick up a trail in the abbey. £2.50


Egg Rolling Competition

Mon 2 April
2 – 2.30pm
Bring your hard boiled eggs for an egg rolling competition on the abbey green. How far will yours go? Competition will start at 2pm. *


Making Of A Monk Trail

Tues 3 April – 16 April
Become a monk on this trail and find out all about the medieval grange animals to see if you’d survive life at the abbey.*


Natural Dye At Swanley

Sat 7 April
We will be gathering and using natural materials from the medieval garden at Swanley Grange and woodland to dye wool in amazing colours. The process of dyeing involves little more than water and heat, but come along to watch this process which has more than a hint of magic and alchemy about it.

Weather dependent- in extreme weather, event may be cancelled.*


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Easter At Harlow Carr 30 March – 16 April 2018

Enjoy Easter at the garden from 30th March to 16th April 2018 with lots of activities from stories and Easter crafts to amazing birds of prey demonstrations, plus the delicious Lindt Bunny trail!

Over the Easter weekend Easter Bunny will be hopping in for a visit and we’ll also be joined by some special Easter babies- some real bunnies, ducklings, lambs and goats.

Lindt Bunny trail Daily, 30 March – 16 April
Hop through the garden on the trail of the Lindt Gold Bunny, following the clues to lead you to a delicious treat for your best Easter ever!

Easter Weekend fun 30 March – 2 April
As well as following the Lindt Gold Bunny trail, you can say hello to Easter Bunny (11am – 2pm) and meet our cute Easter babies (11am – 2pm). Plus visit the Sunley Room for some bunny craft (10.30am – 3.30pm).

Get crafty! 4 & 11 April
Roll up your sleeves and make bunny and chick baskets to take home. Sessions 10.30am – 3.30pm

Garden Detectives 4 & 11 April
Meet the wacky Garden Detectives, on hand to welcome you and to share their themed stories at selected times throughout the day.
Meet the Detectives from 10.30am – 3.30pm; shows at 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Birds of prey display and flying shows 5 & 12 April
See birds of prey up close and watch spectacular flying shows. Be amazed as the birds swoop low over your head, catch food in mid-air and even land on the hands of willing volunteers.
10am – 3pm; flying shows at 11am & 1pm

Visit for more details.


Get 10% off online garden entry tickets at
RHS Garden Harlow Carr is located 2miles from Harrogate Town Centre

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Easter Fun At Brymor

30th March

Introducing the NEW Children’s Trike Track!

– come and enjoy a go on our brand new Trike Track, available for children up to the age of 12 years old
– the Trikes are free of charge
– and they’re available from 10am – 6pm every day.


31st March

Easter Bunny Egg Hunt

On Saturday 1st April the Brymor Easter Bunny will be out and about hiding eggs here there and everywhere!

– all children are welcome, there’s no age limit.
– ONLY £5.00 per child, and every child wins a prize.
– egg hunting will commence from 2pm onwards.

Find out more about what’s on offer at Brymor here.

High Jervaulx Farm, Masham HG4 4PG

01677 460337

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Easter Holiday Activities @ The Art Lab, Ripon


for Under 8s


The children will explore the colour of the day, using collage, print, drawing, paint and much more. Plus each child will receive a spring themed craft kit to take home…

Thursday 5th April, Friday 6th April, Thursday 12th April, Friday 13thApril

At 9.30 – 10.30 or 11.00 – 12.00

£7.00 per session (must be accompanied by an adult)



for 8-11 years and 12-16 years


Day 1: Explore springtime images and get an introduction to screen printing

Day 2: Turn your images into a pattern and print them onto your very own bag. Plus create pieces ready for a community exhibition in May.

Participants will receive an art kit as well as their own printed bag as part of the workshop.

8-11 years: Thursday 5th and Thursday 12th April


£35 for both sessions (parents need not stay)


12-16 years: Friday 6th and Friday 13th April


£35 for both sessions (parents need not stay)


Booking is required for all sessions

You can book online at or email or pop into The Art Lab on Thursdays between 11am and 3pm.

1st Floor, Main Block, The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon

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Easter Holiday Events and Activities

We’re busy collecting information on upcoming local Easter Holiday activities and events.


If you run an event or know of one happening you can email us at so we can add it to the list!

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Energi Trampoline Park

Rethink your next family day out at Energi Trampoline Park York.
Whatever the weather, our gigantic air conditioned, indoor arena will put huge smiles on your kids faces – treat them to an experience they’ll be talking about for days.

With trampolines, reflex games, basketball hoops, dodgeball arena, foampits, balance and agility challenges and a giant airbag to bounce onto, you cannot fail to impress the whole family.

3-7 Rose Avenue, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RU
T: 01904 360 500


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Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure At Mother Shipton’s Cave, Knaresborough

Follow the Mother Shipton’s Easter trail and meet characters from Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stories. As you walk through magical woodland props and characters will bring the story of the mischievous bunny to life. Actors will be stationed as characters in the park to interact with children and help families complete a themed adventure quiz sheet.
Hop skip and jump through Mr McGregor’s Marvellous Easter garden. Fun for all the family every day from Monday 26th March to Sunday 15th April. The Park opens 10am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm).

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Rainy Day Activities

Keep the kids entertained if you’re having a day at home with our fun indoor activity ideas. Click on the picture…

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The Deep, Egg-Cellent Fun!

the deep easter 2018 activities24th March to 15th April.

Spring has sprung at Hull’s award-winning aquarium The Deep, and it’s time to learn about new life in the oceans. Hear about the different eggs laid by some of our most popular residents, including sharks, turtles and penguins. Plus take part in our fun-filled family crafts and an activity trail.

Other highlights include:

  • Daily dive show at 2pm
  • Penguin feeds at 11:30am and 3:30pm
  • Touchpool sessions at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Interactive presentations throughout the day
  • Walking through the underwater viewing tunnel
  • Riding in the glass lift through the 10 metre Endless Ocean display
  • Fun on the interactive magic floor and fossil brushing station
  • Fun in the soft play area

The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Book online and get 10% off ticket prices. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

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Thorp Perrow



Saturday 24th March to Sunday 15th April

The Easter bunny has hopped through the Arboretum leaving clues as he goes. Can you solve the clues and complete the puzzle? There’s a yummy prize for every participant! (£1 per child. Standard entry charges apply)



Monday 2nd April

Easter themed crafty fun for little ones. (£2 per child. Standard entry charges apply)



Sunday 8th April

Spring themed crafty fun for little ones. (£2 per child. Standard entry charges apply)



Mid March to Mid April

Collect a map as you arrive and follow Curator Faith’s daffodil trail through the Arboretum to see some interesting varieties and learn more about these stunning flowers. Trail map free of charge (standard entry charges apply).


Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Thorp Perrow, Bedale DL8 2PS


Animal Egg Hunt: Leeds City Museum

March 30th – April 15th

Animal eggs have been laid amongst the artefacts around the Museum. Follow the egg hunt and find all the eggs to identify which animal has laid them.

Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH

0113 224 3732

Awful Auntie At Alhambra Theatre Bradford

27th – 31st March

World premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!

Suitable for 5 years and up.

Alhambra Theatre, Morley St, Bradford BD7 1AJ

01274 432000

Beat the Box At Xscape this Easter

30th March – 2nd April, 12pm – 5pm

Beat the clock in three challenges:

X Buzz Wire: test your nerve and concentration skills.

Swap the Balls: designed to test your agility and focus.

Tower Transfer: steady hands at the ready. Build a tower out of blocks.

The top scorer from each day will win a £50 Xscape Gift Card.

Colorado Way, Castleford WF10 4TA

01977 664794

Bolton Abbey Easter Trail

30th March – 15th April

Collect your free trail form from the Riverside Car Park kiosk.

The Easter Bunny will be there 30th March – 2nd April. Trail runs thorughout the holidays. Complete the tasks along the trail to crack the Easter Bunny’s code.

Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6AL

01756 718000

Brimham Adventure

12th April

1 – 2.30pm

Tick off one of your 50 Things to do before you are 11 3/4 Join the Rangers for this ‘lucky dip’ of activities. From bug hunting and wild art to den building, What will be picked out of the hat?

Brimham Rocks, Brimham Moor Road, Summerbridge, HG3 4DW

Castle Howard Easter Activities

24th March to 15th April.

Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with a twist around the Gardens. Several birds have lost their eggs and need some intrepid egg-splorers to help reunite them. Look out for wildlife along the way with the new bird spotters guide.

WonderPhil will be running family magic workshops and performing a daily magic show. Booking is essential for these shows via their website.

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA


Easter At Lotherton Hall,

24th March- 15th April

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 springtime crafts and enjoy outdoor games. Enough to keep the whole family entertained, whatever the weather!

Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB

0113 378 2959


Easter Egg Trail At Birchfield

30th – 1st April

Complete the trail and receive a chocolate egg. Take time to visit the new Hatchery opening to see chicken eggs in the incubators and newly hatched chicks under their heat lamps.

Birchfield Ice Cream Farm, Summerbridge HG3 4JS
01423 781792

Easter Excitement At Nunnington Hall, York

1st April –  2nd April

Join in with fun family races, games and crafts, including Easter bonnet making ready to take part in the bonnet parade! You might even spot Mr Bunny hiding in the garden.

Nunnington Hall, York YO62 5UY

01439 748283

Easter Family Fun Days At Newby Hall

1st – 2nd April

Easter Family Fun Days at Newby Hall on Easter Sunday and Monday with a magical woodland trail, characters from Make a Wish Events and keep your fingers crossed for chocolate!

Newby Hall Gardens, HG4 5AE Ripon

01423 322583

Easter Fun At Bedale Library

Easter Fun At Hesketh Farm Park

Reopens March 30th

There’s loads to do, including feeding and stroking the animals, having fun inside – maybe in the giant sandpit or playing hide and seek with your friends in the straw maze.

Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6HA

01756 710444

Eggs-treme Easter

30th March -2nd April

Minskip Farm Shop, Boroughbridge

Food and drinks trucks, games for kids and adults FREE to enter.


Family Fun Day

14th April


Knaresborough Castle

Plant spring seedlings, join in games and crafts (games free, some activities may charge).

Entry to Castle, Sallyport and Museum:£2 adults and concessions, £1 per child.

Family Fun Day At The Angel, Topcliffe

2nd April

1 – 5pm

Family-fun in the beer garden.

The Angel at Topcliffe, Long Street, Topcliffe, Thirsk, YO7 3RW Topcliffe

01845 578000

Find The Easter Bunnies At How Stean Gorge

Children bring your parents, we need your help! All our Easter bunnies have escaped around the gorge. Can you help find them?

All children will receive bunny ears or a gift.

Family ticket (2 adults 2 children) £20   Adult £7   Child £5   Concessions £6

How Stean Gorge, Lofthouse, HG3 5SF


Flamingo Land Easter Egg Hunt

Flamingo Land Theme Park, Zoo and Resort opens again fully from Saturday 23rd March.

Easter Egg Hunt in Dino Dig runs between Friday 30th March and Sunday 15th April.

Once a child has found an egg in the sand pit with a bucket and spade, it can be redeemed in the Dino-Stone Park Shop for a free egg treat. Across the Easter School Holidays you can also join in the Zoo Trail .

Pre-booking advised.

Kirby Misperton, Malton YO17 6UX

Call 0800 40 888 40 for info.


Leeds Rhinos Easter Monday Family Day

2nd April,

Kick Off 3pm, turnstiles open 12.30pm

Leeds Rhinos popular Easter family day is taking place on Easter Monday at Betfred Super League fixture against Salford Red Devils. There is lots of free family entertainment including:  Hope Pastures, Meet-A-Creature and York Bird Of Prey Centre – who will all be bringing some extra special guests to Emerald Headingley, with ponies, creepy-crawlies, reptiles and a variety of bird species all on display for fans to enjoy!

Pre-booking Advised.

Emerald Headingley Stadium, St Michael’s Ln, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3BR

0344 248 6651

Tickets on sale from 12th March.

Magna Mayhem

5th – 8th April

Indoor inflatable adventure zone with a few ‘egg-stra’ special treats for Easter!

Standard sessions (75 mins) are open to all ages 0-15.

Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX

01709 720002

PAW Patrol At Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Saturday 31st March – Monday 2nd April

See Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol at Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. Times are 30 minutes each starting at: 10.45. 11.45. 12.45 13.45 & 15.00 at Bolton Abbey Station.

Bolton Abbey Station, Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6AF

01756 710614


Ripon Cathedral Spring Food Home And Garden Show

14th April

10am- 4.30pm

Celebrating local food, springtime home and gardening, with over 50 stalls of garden goods and food treats, plus working alongside local celebrated chef’s (11am Lee Rushford – The Old Deanery and 2.15pm Sue Nelson – Yorkshire Food Finder) cooking live in the Cathedral with free tasters.

Thorp Perrow Arboretum Wildlife Park will also be there and children’s activities will take place throughout the day.

Entry £3.00 on the Door. Accompanied Children under 14 years free entry.

Sensory Room For families With Additional Needs At Leeds City Museum

5th April


A pop up sensory room with bubble tube, dark tents and tactile toys.

Free Event.  Booking Required.

Leeds City Museum Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH

0113 224 3732

Book via eventbrite.

Spring At Harewood House

Re-Opens 23rd March for 2018 Season.

Visit the adventure playground, bird garden, farm, watch the daily penguin feeding and get refreshments in the Courtyard Cafe.

Design, Make, Decorate exhibition in the house with workshops, displays and demonstrations. A special Tree to Table trail showing the source and properties of the wood used by Thomas Chippendale will take place in the grounds.

Sandy Gate, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG

0113 218 1010

Springtime Live 2018

31st March, 9am – 4.30pm

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, you just need to buy a ticket to get in!

Booking Required.

The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ

01423 541000

Stockeld Park Easter Adventure

28th March -16th April

The Great Studfold Easter Egg Hunt… ‘A Springtime Adventure’

30th March – 15th April
Studfold, Lofthouse
Come along with the whole family and enjoy this popular annual event. Pick up a clue sheet and explore and discover large willow nests and brightly coloured eggs and answers! Discover the Gold Rabbits, joi in the crafty activities… and win an Easter surprise!

Treetop Easter Egg Trail

31st March – 15th April

Follow the activity challenge sheet to find the eggs hiden in the nets high above.

Treetop Nets, Lightwater Valley, HG4 3HT


Victorian Police Academy

2nd – 13th April

(Special activities on weekdays only, 11am – 4pm)

Workhouse Museum, Prison and Police Museum

Come along to Ripon Museum’s Police Academy. Take part in themed activities at the Workhouse Museum and then pop across to the Prison and Police Museum for a trip to the cells!

Workhouse Museum, Prison & Police Museum / Included with ticket