Fun on the Farm

Easter is synonymous with many things, chocolate for one, and Yorkshire has a wonderful offering in the sweet treats department. However, with Easter comes the arrival of cute new critters to the county and there are some fantastic farms that allow you to get up close and personal with these adorable little creatures.

Thornton Hall Country Park

At this traditional working farm you can experience hands on animal encounters, hitch a ride on their 4 x 4 Adventure Experience and then relax in their country tearoom while the little ones burn of whatever energy they have left. This Easter, as well as a Toddler Easter Party and East Egg Hunt they will be playing host to The Great Show Spectacular. If that wasn't enough, families can get involved in feeding and petting animals as well as egg collecting and much, much more. 

Cannon Hall Farm

Join Cannon Hall Farm for lambing season - one of the most exciting times in the farming calendar. Our shepherds will be caring for hundreds pregnant ewes who will all be having lambs this Spring - and our farmers will be keeping everyone up to date with live Facebook broadcasts. Cannon Hall want to share the action with your family - as well as provide education and entertainment for younger visitors.

Piglet's Adventure Farm 

For egg-citing Easter fun, look no further than Piglets Adventure Farm. There is an Easter egg hunt, that is bigger and better than ever before, and a ton more cracking activities including Lambing Live, lamb bottle feeding, baby chicks and the Magic Hatter returns with his comedy magic and springtime silliness. For the more adventurous in your troupe there is the Bale Play Baaarn. Just a tractor and trailer ride away, here you will find straw bale mountain, the junior tractor drivers' area, giant drop slide, rope swing and dig 'n' play.

Tropical Butterfly House

This Easter, Sheffield will not only be welcoming bunnies and chicks but at the Tropical Butterfly House's Mad About Madagascar event you'll meet some amazing, exotic animals too. There will also be Madagascar-themed crafts and activities, tractor trailer rides and an Easter Egg hunt. In Lemur Heights, visitors will also find two more animals native to Madagascar; mouse lemurs (the smallest primates in the world), and tenrecs; a unique species with a similar appearance to a miniature hedgehog which visitors may meet and even hold in the Exotic Animals Encounter taking place twice a day during the event.

Any brave visitors may also be able to hold Madagascan hissing cockroaches, and a baby Dumeril’s boa during the encounter! Meerkat, otter, and bird of prey encounters, as well as the popular bird and animal display will also be taking place.

The Deep

Join The Deep’s special agents as they take a trip to our native coastline to find out what can be uncovered at the seaside. Help the CSI division discover who is the rockpool polluter in our fun-packed 'Who Dunnit' trail, lend a hand in the interactive presentation to find out who stole the shells at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and earn a CSI badge of your own.

See daily dive shows, penguin feeds, get up close in touch pool sessions, ride in the underwater lift and take part in family crafts too.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Travel along the Yellow Brick Road to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and join us on a wild and wonderful adventure in the land of Oz! Experience amazing LIVE shows from our cast of kooky performers, children’s craft activities and lots more for your little Munchkins on 13th, 14th and 15th April.

Meet and greet Dorothy and all her friends, enjoy face-painting, fairground marquees, storytelling. Plus come face-to-face with the world’s most amazing and beautiful animals!