Days Out This Easter
Whether it be for a fun filled Easter school trip or a day out with the kids, there’s lots of action going on this Easter weekend around some of the country’s best Museums and attractions.
Eggs Marks the Spot at the Bank of England Museum this Easter (8th – 18th April). Follow the trail to find the brightly decorated eggs hidden around the museum. Make note of where they are and complete the trail to claim your prize. Enjoy an Easter crafts, wearing a rabbit, sheep or chicken mask and colour in finger puppets and explore what else the museum has to offer this Easter.
Take part in the Beamish Easter Trail from 19th - 22nd April where visitors can try and find all the Easter eggs the tricky little Easter Bunny has hidden around the museum. See and taste traditional Easter baking across the museum. You can visit their Herron’s bakery in the Old Town to purchase a delicious hot cross bun or a piece of simnel cake. With other Easter activities as well be sure to check out this great family day out.
See the sights, sounds and smells of motoring history this Easter at Beaulieu’s Bonnets Galore (6th – 22nd April). Dress up in costumes in Palace House where you can try on traditional Easter bonnets and Victorian costumes, making for the perfect selfie! Visit the Victorian kitchen and help Lord Montagu’s cook roll out Easter biscuits. With a range of craft activities available it’s a great opportunity to get creative.
There’s Egg-citing Easter celebrations to be had at Black Country Living Museum (6th – 21st April). There’s a fun filled programme on offer designed to keep you and your family occupied during the Easter holidays. Gather clues along the Easter egg trail with a sweet surprise waiting at the end.
Learn about lost Easter traditions with our lively historic characters, test your skills with the cracking traditional street games, and get creative with some hands-on Easter crafts.
Join the British Motor Museum for some 'Mini Madness' this Easter holidays (6th – 28th April). You can follow the Mini Trail, join the costumed Mini Mad Mechanic characters, Madge or Martin on a family tour, as well as design your own Mini in the air-drying clay workshops. Find six different coloured eggs to claim your Mini Eggs prize!
This Easter, The Canterbury Tales (6th – 21st April) visitor attraction will reopen the gates to its Medieval Story Garden where families will join in the Knights Tournament!
Children and grown-ups alike can practice their battle skills through a series of activities including sword skills, mock jousting, medieval remedies and more!
There’s a tiny golden egg waiting to be found at Fountains Abbey over Easter weekend (19th – 22nd April). Try and find all the giant eggs, nests and feathers on the bird detective family trail to win a chocolate prize.
There’s an early birds special event at the National Media Museum, for families with children who have an Autism Spectrum Condition, an anxiety disorder, or a Special Educational Need that means they would benefit from a quieter, more relaxed museum opening.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway are offering each child visiting this Easter (13th – 28th April) a free activity sheet with a chance to win a Family Voucher. Once completed each child will receive a Cadbury Creme Egg over the Easter Weekend.
Get egg-sperimental this Easter (8th – 14th April) at Oxford Castle & Prison with a mixture of fun egg-themed science experiments this Easter! There will be a variety of activities on offer including the egg dying experiment, the ultimate egg dropping experiment and the bouncy egg challenge. Along with lost more Easter fun to be had, this will make for a great family Easter day out!
A special Easter trail at Spinnaker Tower, running from 6 to 22 April, will encourage youngsters to explore the building in search of egg-shaped puzzle pieces to complete their trail! Watch out for any red herrings!
Bing and Flop from hit CBeebies show Bing are coming to Emirates Spinnaker Tower! Meet your favourite characters at intervals on Saturday 13th and 20th April.
A crime has been committed at Thackray Medical Museum and they are seeking help to solve the mystery this Easter (1st – 26th April, weekdays only). Use your finest detective skills to gather evidence from around the museum galleries to take back to the “lab” for analysis. Get your white coat on and discover how fingerprints, hair, DNA and insects help scientists get to the truth. There will also be the chance to learn about the history of forensics in Yorkshire.
Easter was a special religious celebration in Tudor times. Find out all about it this Easter at Tudor World between 7th and 22nd April. Children can partake in the Easter Quiz and get the chance to win a chocolate egg. William Shakespeare will be giving a tour on Saturdays at 2pm and the Easter spirit continues each evening at 6pm for ghost tours of the building!
The White Rabbits Trail at Yorkshire Air Museum offers a uniquely French twist this Easter
( 21st & 22nd April) Follow the white rabbit trail around the museum, answer the questions as you explore, then collect your own yummy white chocolate rabbit!