Easter is synonymous with indulging in sweet treats and Yorkshire is home to some of the most amazing offerings of sweet treats in the whole of the UK.
The county was once one of the greatest exporters of chocolate thanks to families like Tuke, Rowntree and Terry and there are a wealth of fine producers carrying on their fine traditions today.
York’s Chocolate Story, located in the heart of York, offers an entertaining and informative tour through the history of these chocolate making families and their finest creations. Budding chocolatiers have the opportunity to create their own hand-made chocolates for themselves after a fully guided tour of interactive exploration.
Travel to the south of the county to Cocoa Wonderland and experience a wonderful emporium that is packed to the brim with delightful treats. This magical shop and café will amaze little boys and girls and transport adults back to their childhoods. If retro is exactly what you are after, then a trip to the stunning Yorkshire Dales and The Oldest Sweet Shop in England offers a truly magical and memorable experience. This Guinness World recognised sweet shop has traded since 1827 and allows visitors the feeling of time travel as you step into the old building dating back to the 1600s with its original features.
Joseph Dobson and Sons, the home of the famous Yorkshire Mixture, is a fascinating story of family business. This year they are releasing some special Easter sweets that are sure to go down a treat.
If you’re feeling pretty stuffed after indulging in some of the county’s sweetest experiences, then Yorkshire also plays proud host to some amazing family attractions that will allow you to get outdoors, stretch your legs and enjoy the warmer weather and stunning views that this time of year brings.
One such place is Boston Park Farm in Doncaster, this traditional working farm is still operational and lets children get up close, pet and feed a wide range of animals. With outdoor play equipment and a Maize Maze, families will have hours of fun at this fantastic farm.
For a special ‘Springtime Adventure’, take on The Great Studfold Easter Egg Hunt near Lofthouse. This annual event lets families collect a clue sheet and explore the grounds, between 8th and 23rd April, looking for large willow nests and brightly coloured eggs.
Head east of the county for an East-er egg hunt that will leave the kids egg-static at Burton Agnes near Driffield. From the 8th to 23rd April, children are invited to the magnificent grounds of this beautiful Elizabethan hall to solve clues and explore the extensive gardens. Can you find the giant golden egg that’s been hidden by the Easter bunny in these stunning grounds?
This was taken from our 2017 Spring Guide.