Ideas for Days Out over the Easter Holidays about an hours drive from Wharfedale & Craven
If you fancy a day out over the Easter Holiday we have listed our Top Picks which are about an hours drive of Wharfedale & Craven. Hopefully, we will see signs of Spring during the Easter break but if the weather doesn’t play ball we have also included indoor activities.
Lotherton is planning a whole month of fairy tale themed family fun. Fall down the rabbit hole, follow the white rabbit’s trail and get creative with kooky crafts. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be taking place each Wednesday during April along with Flamingo Fun in the Nestbox Education Centre. There’s also plenty of feathered flamingo friends in Wildlife World if you want to take inspiration from the real thing!
So much to keep the kids entertained this Easter at Stockeld Adventure Park.
Daily Giant Easter Hunt in the Enchanted Forest Hatching chicks – help the ‘Hatch-it Team’ with their fluffy new arrivals: 1st – 4th & 8th – 11th April The Easter Circus – roll up, roll up for the Greatest Show! 13th – 22nd April The Songbugs Easter Show – 30th & 31st March, 5th, 6th, 7th & 12th April Lambs in the paddock – daily
Don’t forget the wonderful Enchanted Forest, Adventure Playgrounds, Interactive Play, Roller Skating Rink, Electric Scooters through the forest, a huge Yew-Tree Maze and Woodland Laser Tag arena. Indoor jumping pillow, plus Peddle go-karts, large inflatable slide, outdoor jumping pillow, and our Buccaneer Boats on the lake, and MORE!
Open 30th March – 28th April.
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.
Hop on down for a great garden adventure with The Rhyming Rabbit at RHS Garden Harlow Carr this Easter.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Rhyming Rabbit on a hop about the garden trail and enjoy craft activities based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks and brought to you in association with Macmillan Children’s Books.
Children can get their creative juices flowing and create rhymes for our Rhyming Tree, enjoy storytelling and rhymes with the Garden Detectives, make rabbit hand puppets and watch birds-of-prey demonstrations.
EASTER WEEKEND SPECIAL GUESTS: Over the Easter weekend, there’s a chance to meet the Easter Bunny himself as well as real-life versions of some of the book’s best-loved animals.
Visit Newby Hall this Easter for a Woodland Trail inspired by Lewis Carroll’s story Alice in Wonderland. Solve the clues to find the Cheshire Cat, have a game of Flamingo Croquet & discover a giant Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! The trail is included free with the cost of admission, Under 4s are free.
The Easter Adventure is back for 2019! Children get to go on a magical adventure and help fix the Easter Bunny’s egg-cellent egg making machine finding the lost cogs and making the Easter magic work again! Once the machine is fixed you will get a golden ticket to visit the Easter Bunny & receive your very own chocolate egg! (one egg per paying child)
There will also be the usual farm fun such as tractor trailer rides plus sheep and ferret racing, milking demos, shire horse talks and meerkat feeding sessions. If the weather isn’t great you can always shelter in the soft play centre.
Easter Adventure 13th – 24th April 2019.
Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley
Hop along to Mother Shipton’s during the Easter Holidays for a hoppingly fun time. Follow the trail and on your way, help Little Bo Peep find her sheep! You can also meet bunnies Betty and Clover and solve puzzles and clues for a chocolatey treat.
The park will be transformed with props and actors, creating an engaging and interactive Easter event suitable for all the family. Every day from Monday 1st April to Sunday 28th April, open 10 am to 5.30 pm (last admission 4.30 pm).
You will also see the famous Petrifying Well and Mother Shipton’s Cave. The park has several scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground and gift shop and museum.
This Easter 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 team solve the crimes as they go and you might even earn a CSI badge of your own! Lend a hand in our interactive presentation at 11.30am and 3.30pm, follow Inspector Sharky’s trail (available all day) and make your very own sand art (charge applies for our craft activity).
Meet the Steampunk Scientists, who will blow your mind with their theatrical science demonstrations going on throughout the museum daily. There will also be special events and demonstrations happening (check website for more details)
Meet the Steampunk Easter Bunny for some egg-citing science experiments. (Fri 30th March – Mon 2nd April.)
Hop through Strid Wood and keep your eyes peeled for the larger than life bunnies hiding in the trees. They shouldn’t be too hard to find with their brightly coloured coats on. Complete the tasks along the trail to crack the Easter Bunny’s code.
EASTER BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND SPECIAL GUEST: The Easter Bunny will be in situ from the 19th – 22nd April 2019.
Admission is £10 per vehicle, payable on arrival at the car park kiosk (Riverside car park), where trail sheets will be distributed.
Head down to the farm at Easter and see the lovely Birchfield animals, there will be plenty of baby lambs to bottle feed, piglets, calves and the New Egg – citing Hatchery. You can see the eggs in the incubators and even hold a baby chick.
EASTER BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND SPECIAL GUEST: Follow the Easter trail (19th – 22nd April, £2.50) around the farm and complete it to win a chocolate treat from the Easter bunny!