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 none other Peter Rabbit. 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

Sitting in the rolling Pennine foothills, Cannon Hall Farm is home to hundreds of animals and is just waiting to welcome you to a world filled with animal magic. This year sees a brand new Easter Adventure where the pupils of Ms McCluckhen's School for Young Chicks and Bunnies have run amok and have stolen all of the cogs from the Easter Bunny's egg-cellent egg making machine. Can you fix the machine and save Easter? 

This interactive adventure is sure to delight your little ones and this magical journey ends with a chocolate egg and a meeting with the Easter Bunny himself. 

Piglet's Adventure Farm 

For egg-citing Easter fun, look no further than Piglets Adventure Farm. There is an Easter egg hunt 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

It's the age old question. What came first - the shark or the egg? Spring has sprung and it's time to hear all about new life in the oceans this Easter at The Deep. This is no yolk, it's a wonderful family day out. On March 24th, head down to Fraisthorpe Beach for the first Egg Case Hunt of the year. These free events have been developed in a bid to involve local people in shark conservation. 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

At the Yorkshire Wildlife Park you'll find Alice in Wilderland. Here, you'll take a WILD adventure through the looking glass and come face to face with all your favourite characters from Lewis Carroll's timeless tale.