Easter in Yorkshire
There's plenty going on in Yorkshire over the Easter break. From Easter eggs and Easter cakes, to steam trains, star gazing, feeding the new born lambs and duck racing here are just a few of the activities and events you can enjoy this bank holiday.
Join Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society for a tour of the night sky.
2 – 18 April
Join us for a big day out as we celebrate the thrill of travel to the continent. Take an authentic steam ride on a Harwich Hook locomotive* and experience a little bit of Holland as you go. The kids can make their very own dutch-style windmill and discover how to make a train move with wind! Engage in fun storytelling sessions, new interactive science show, Energy! See the turntable transformed in to an amazing roll-on roll-off ferry, enjoy a ride at the funfair and relax in our restaurant with some internationally-inspired tasty treats!
2 - 5 April
Four days of spring fun for all the family at Harewood. Plus demonstrations in the House and traditional Easter cake baking on Easter Sunday. Included in normal admission price.
2 - 5 April
Yorkshire's friendly line welcomes back its favourite visitor to host 'Day out with Thomas' Bank Holiday weekend events. Thomas with Sir Topham Hatt, the Fat Controller, will be hosting the event that always proves so popular. Thomas and his fellow saddle tank engine Percy are looking forward to their visit to the railway, which runs between the new award winning Bolton Abbey station and Embsay station.
4 - 5 April
Pop along to Burton Agnes Hall over the Easter weekend and enjoy searching the grounds and woodland walk for chocolate Easter eggs. Fun for all the family! Adults: £4.00
4 - 5 April
Feed the lambs - feeding time every half-hour. Displays and information; craft activities. Easter Trail - follow a trail of clues and questions around Malham Cove, starting at Town Head Barn. Suitable for all ages. £1.50 per Easter trail.
2 - 4pm 4 April
Join David Wellock on his farm for a short walk to meet new born lambs, prize winning Aberdeen Angus and Rhea. The walk starts promptly at 2pm - this is not an Open Farm visit. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult: £3, Concessions: £3, Child: £3
2 - 4 April
Celebrate Easter at the museum with re-enactors from the East Yorkshire Regiment Living History Group. Meet characters from the 1940s, military, civilian and the Land Army girls!
See the museum brought to life as a 1940s village hosting a range of activities including music, ration cooking, military demonstrations and much more.
2 - 5 April
Join in the Easter Egg trail and discover hidden clues in the Castle and gardens also have a go at some Easter crafts in the Nursery. Trails, crafts £1 each.
2 - 16 April
Rievaulx’s old schoolroom will be transformed into a chocolate studio, with chocolatière Lindsay Robson teaching visitors young and old how to make lollies – shaped like medieval monks - from premium quality Belgian chocolate.
When pilgrims travelled to Rievaulx Abbey in its heyday, they would usually leave with a small token or badge to mark their visit, but visitors will go home with an altogether more tasty treat as the site hosts a Belgian chocolate workshop!
2 - 10 April
Explore the gardens and see the magnificent display of daffodils.
Race Easter ducks on the Beck at Hutton-Le-Hole village green, Race starts at 3pm with yummy Easter treats on sale in the morning.
Buy a ticket for a duck and see if yours floats down the beck first.
4 - 5 April
Join in the fun with Easter trails, chocolate 'eggheads', face painters, story-telling, and a Cadbury play area.
Demonstration courses include two hours of demonstration, with refreshments and a two-course lunch (with wine) served at the Cookery School demonstration table. Last minute special offer – £40 per person (normally £60)
At the Races
If you fancy a flutter on the horses over Easter choose from Yorkshire's dual-purpose racecourses, Catterick and Doncaster which show their versatility by reverting from racing over Jumps to action on the Flat. Races at Catterick take place during Easter week - Wednesday, 7th, followed a fortnight later with a programme on Wednesday, 21st. For Jumping fans, there's racing at Wetherby on Tuesday 6th and something for all the family at Beverley on 3rd April.
For a family day out with a difference, the hugely popular Middleham Stables Open Day takes place on Good Friday, 2nd April when many stables in the North Yorkshire town are open to the public. It's a great opportunity to get acquainted with the equine stars of the Yorkshire racing scene meet trainers and jockeys.
A Whale of a Tale at The Deep!
This Easter holiday, The Deep celebrates the Jules Verne’s classic adventure, ‘20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” in partnership with Hull Truck Theatre. The theatre is producing a new play of the same name, written by award-winning playwright John Godber. The aquarium is running a series of events for the public to enjoy, including storytelling, presentations and a special quiz trail competition with Hull Truck Theatre tickets as prizes. The event runs in the Easter holidays, May half term and throughout the Summer holidays. Events include a quiz trail based on the animals in the book as well as storytelling by costumed characters (including The Deep’s very own Captain Nemo!).
The three Duck-ateers move in at Whitby Abbey
Visit Whitby Abbey this Easter to welcome three lovely Aylesbury ducks as they move in. The three duck-ateers have moved all the way from Wakefield and to make them feel right at home, a special duck platform is being installed into the pond next to the abbey.
The Easter weekend is a great opportunity to take the family for a refreshing walk up to the abbey and get acquainted with the new residents. There are also some tasty treats up for grabs in the Easter Family Fun Trail if you can crack all the clues and complete the ‘egg-citing’ trail!
Lots on offer...
This Easter there are plenty of special offers in Yorkshire Including many 241 accommodation deals in the regions cities, click here to view the latest offers in the region. Stay in luxury for even longer in countryside retreats and chic city hotels and take the time out to visit the array of attractions on offer, including free child places into The Deep and The Yorkshire Wildlife Park and 25% off at Magna.