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2019 Easter Holidays

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Acklam Farm Stays Lambing Experience

Our pregnant mother sheep will be giving birth to their baby lambs, it’s a special time of year and an experience not to be missed!

Our 1 hour sessions involve:

  • Feeding the lambs
  • Possible sighting of birth
  • And a cup of hot chocolate!

Sessions will be running at 3pm on the following dates in April:
Saturday 13th April
Monday 15th    April
Wednesday 17th April
Friday 19th April
Saturday 20th April
Sunday 21st April

Prices are £10 for an adult (16+) and £6 for children (3+). Children under 3 years of age go free. Full payment is required at the point of booking.

Places are limited to 10 people per session, so book in advance on:
Tel: 01653 658281 / 07846 269 128
Email: alice@acklamfarmstays.com
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Manor Farm, Thrussendale Road, Acklam, Nr Malton. YO17 9RR


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Birds Nest Billy at Helmsley Arts Centre

Thursday 18 April 2019, 2.30pm

I wish for an adventure!  Billy is a little boy with a big brother called Bo. Billy and Bo both have big hair. Big, curly bird nest hair. They play together: building, racing, dancing pretending. They’re the very best of brothers.

Then one day Bo gets a haircut and starts going to school. Billy plays on his own, but it isn’t the same. Billy misses his big brother all day long. But then out of Billy’s bird nest hair chirps a little bird. The little bird grants Billy three magical wishes…

Bird’s Nest Billy is an imaginative, fantastical adventure story for children aged 3-7 and their families.

Adult £9
Under 18 £7

Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley YO62 5DW
Tickets: 01439 771700
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Burton Agnes at Easter

Throughout the Easter holidays, Burton Agnes Hall will be hosting a jolly feast of activities for families to enjoy.

From 6th – 22nd April, children are invited to take part in an Easter trail around the wonderful gardens and grounds of the Hall, solving clues while exploring the extensive gardens. Once the trail puzzle has been solved, every child will receive an Easter treat.

On Easter Sunday and Monday, children can hunt for little chocolate Easter eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny in the Hall’s woodland, and even meet the bunny himself!

The gardens and grounds also offer a large yew tree maze (perfect for letting off steam), giant board games including chess, draughts, quoits, snakes and ladders and hop scotch, while the nature garden is a charming place to relax, perhaps with a coffee, and spot butterflies and bees emerging to enjoy the spring flowers.

The courtyard café will be open for visitors to enjoy homemade meals, light bites and indulgent treats. Meanwhile, the Gift Shop and Home & Garden Shop will be stocked with the new season’s gifts.

Simon Cunliffe-Lister, who lives at Burton Agnes, says: “Our five young children hugely look forward to the Easter egg hunt each year – they just love searching for chocolate Easter eggs through the woodland and chatting with the Easter bunny. We join so many others who make a family tradition of visting our home at Eastertime, enjoying the celebrations as much as we do.”

Burton Agnes Hall,
Burton Agnes,
Driffield,
East Yorkshire,
YO25 4NB
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Castle Howard at Easter

Saturday 13th April 2019 to Sunday 28th April 2019

Egg-splore the Castle Howard grounds this Easter on an egg hunt like no other! The Castle Howard bunnies have lost their eggs around the grounds and we need your help to find them. Collect a price from the Boathouse once you have reunited the eggs with the bunnies!

This trail, along with Castle Howard’s high-energy adventure playground, boat trips on the Great Lake (weather permitting), rides on the land train and delicious ice cream make for a great Easter day out!

Included in standard admission, book your admission ticket here.

Don’t miss our Easter Weekend Fairground Rides!

Castle Howard is celebrating Easter with good old-fashioned fun for all the family, from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April, a traditional children’s fun fair including a train ride and swing boats.

Castle Howard
The Estate Office
Castle Howard
York YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333
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Castle Howard Fun Fair

Castle Howard is celebrating Easter with good old-fashioned fun for all the family, from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April.

We will be hosting a traditional children’s fun fair including a train ride and swing boats and join our giant Easter egg hunt to win prizes.

These activities, along with Castle Howard’s high-energy adventure playground, boat trips on the Great Lake (weather permitting), rides on the land train and delicious ice cream make for a great Easter day out!

Castle Howard
The Estate Office
Castle Howard
York YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333
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Cedarbarn Farm Shop – Easter

Farm shop, café and miniature railway situated between Pickering and Thornton le Dale.

The miniature railway is OPEN 11th – 28th April 11am – 4pm

The Easter Egg Hunt is £3.00 per person, to include a Train Ride, Treasure Hunt & a Chocolate Egg.

Cedarbarn
Pickering
YO18 7JX
T: 01751 475 614
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Easter Activity Trail – Yorkshire Arboretum

Saturday 13th April – Sunday 28th April 2019
During opening hours

Follow our fun Easter trail, collect the clues and earn your sticker! Or ask for a collecting strip and set off on your own adventure.

Free

The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, YO60 7BY
01653 648598
For bookings: www.yorkshirearbreotum.org
Email: education@yorkshirearboretum.org


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Easter Adventure Quest at Scarborough Castle

Saturday 6th – Sunday 28th April 2019 11am – 5pm

Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you and your family follow the trail through the castle. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a certificate and a sticker to prove it, and there’ll be a chocolate treat too!

You can get questing at Scarborough Castle every day of the school holidays. There’s no need to book.

The quest costs £1 per child (Members and Non-Members) in addition to the normal admission price.

Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY
01723 372451

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Easter Adventure Quest at Whitby Abbey

Saturday 6th – Sunday 28th April 2019  11am – 5pm

Join the hunt for ammonites on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you and your family follow the trail through the abbey grounds. Intrepid adventurers who track down the ammonites will get a certificate and a sticker to prove it. And there will be a chocolate treat too!

The quest costs £1 per child (member and non-member) in addition to the normal admission price. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets will be available to purchase at the site on the day.

Whitby Abbey, Whitby, YO22 4JT
01947 603568
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Easter Egg-stravanganza Fun at Piglets Adventure Farm

With new egg-citing activities, cute baby animals and lots of family fun, there’s plenty to see and do this Easter at Piglets Adventure Farm.

From 30th March – 28th April 2019, little egg hunters can take part in the new Easter Egg Hunt. Bigger & better than ever before, collect eggs from hidden chicks around the farm to earn a special treat.

There’s also new Live Animal Shows from 30th March – 22nd April packed full of fluffy, fleecy & furry fun. From 18th – 28th April The Magic Hatter returns with comedy magic and Springtime silliness too!

The fun doesn’t stop there, take a tractor & trailer ride to the Bale Play Baaarn  with 3 incredible new slides, straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area and dig’n’play. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s even a heated seating area with delicious food from the Piggy Pizza Parlour or try a tasty treat in Truffle’s Trough.

Other egg-citing activities include lambing live, lamb bottle feeding, baby chicks, bouncing pillows, animal barn and piglet maternity ward, giant sand pit and so much more.

You can also enjoy a refreshing drink and delicious snacks in the Piglets Coffee House with small soft play area.

It’s eggs-hilarating fun for all the family!

To book discounted tickets online, go to pigletsadventurefarm.com

Piglets Adventure Farm is located 15 minutes from the centre of York, on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York. For full information please go to pigletsadventurefarm.com or call 01904 499183


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Eggstraordinary Easter Weekend

Fri 19th April to Mon 22nd April  (10.00 am – 5.00 pm)

Located in and around the Walled Garden, and Grounds, Stables and Spotty Pig Play Farm, children can explore and take part in our Easter Trail, have a go in our crafting area, and play games, whilst the grown-ups can enjoy some of the spring flowers which are just beginning to come through.
Normal admissions apply.

FREE entry for ‘Sledmere Friends’.

Sledmere, Driffield, Yorkshire YO25 3XG.
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Minskip Farm Shop – Unique Lambing Experience

6th – 28th April
10:00am and 3:30pm daily

Join us for an incredible Lambing Experience this Easter.

We are excited to announce that we will be offering the unique opportunity to spend one-on-one time with our little baby lambs this Easter holidays!

You will be able to:

Spend time with the lambs inside their pen
Bottle feed them
Skip and jump with them
Feel their super soft wool
Learn about where their mothers are and what a pet lamb is
Take as many pictures as you want
Make memories for a lifetime

Book your place HERE – the cost is 5 pounds per person and places are strictly limited.

Our lambs can’t wait to meet you and your little ones…

Minskip Farm Shop, Minskip Road, Boroughbridge, YO519HY

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Primrose Ramble

Sunday 21st April & Sunday 28th April 10am – 5pm 2019

A one off opportunity (two?!) to go on a ramble around unseen parts of the ancient woodland and estate to enjoy the first signs of spring with the arrival of the Primroses.

Join us for a 3 mile ramble and go off the beaten track to explore areas of the estate that are usually not accessible to the general public.

Normal admission applies
Contact Name: Lindsey Karavics
Contact Number: (01377) 236637
Sledmere, Driffield, Yorkshire YO25 3XG.


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Sandburn Hall Easter Fun Day

Monday 22nd April 2019

11am – 3pm

Join us for a day of fun for all the family to include:

Face Painting, Easter Egg Hunt, Fun Crafts, Hog Roast, Bouncy Castle, Lamb Petting, Tombola and Easter Treats.

In association with Candlelighters

 

T: 01904 469911

E: Tykes@sandburnhall.co.uk

Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, York YO60 7RB


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Sheriff Alpaca Walking Experience

Wednesday 10th and 17th April 2019

Come and take one of our lovely Alpacas for a walk through our Organic farm. The walk will take you through fields and woodland and will give you a unique opportunity to get to know and love these wonderful creature. We’re taking booking for the Easter holidays – £20 per adult and £5 per child, for more information visit the website, for group booking discounts please contact us.

Alternatively if you would just like to meet the alpacas and learn a little about them (no walking, cuddling instead!) then why not book to go at 3pm on either Wednesday. (30minutes) £5 per person.

Sheriff Alpacas run walks all year around so if you would like to book a spot please contact Sheriff Alpacas.

They are also organising children and adult parties and bespoke experiences!

Gift vouchers also available

Goodness Farm. Sheriff Hutton Road. Strensall. YO32 5TP

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Springtime Live 2019

From mini tractor rides to live entertainment, once inside all activities and workshops are FREE. This fun family day out celebrates farming, food and the countryside. Children can also get close to farm animals from chicks to lambs, piglets to calves, goats, sheep and alpacas.

There will be stage show entertainment throughout the day including Mr Bloom from CBeebies and his band. Ripon Farm Services have donated mini tractors which youngsters can ride around an indoor circuit, there will also be an outdoor bike track, climbing wall, Tractor Ted Bouncy Castle and Digger Den.Youngsters can also hold and learn about chicks thanks to Eggucation, there will be reptiles and bug encounters, forest crafts and a Poppets Theatre Workshop with PQA (Pauline Quirke Academy).

Due to the popularity of Springtime Live, entry is by advance ticket only and can be purchased either online here or in Fodder, the Showground’s farm shop and café.

Charles Mills, Show Director, said: “This will be our sixth Springtime Live and it gets more and more popular every year. This is a real family event which showcases farming and rural life through hands on activities and entertainment. Make sure you book your tickets now to ensure entry and once inside, everything is free! We look forward to seeing you!”

Springtime Live will be at the Great Yorkshire Showground, in Harrogate, on Saturday April 13, from 9am to 4:30pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children or a family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) for £27.


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Stockeld Park Easter Adventure

30th March -28th April 2019, 10am -6pm

**See below for Mumbler offer on pre-booked tickets**

Come and join us at Stockeld Park this Easter for some Eggstra Special Events!

Daily Giant Easter Hunt in the Enchanted Forest with free chocolate treat for all! Other activities running during the Easter Adventure include:

  • 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
  • Easter arts and crafts – 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!

Mumbler Offer: For an extra 10% off online prices quote: MUMRYEDALE 

Book tickets here stockeldpark.digitickets.co.uk/tickets    

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Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333


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The Deep, CSI Seashore

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

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). Runs 30th March – 28th April 2019.

The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.

 


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The Hare and The Tortoise

‘Tortoise small… Hare tall…
Tortoise slow… Hare fast…
Tortoise sleeeping… and Hare wants to race!’

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…

Join us on a journey through the seasons and witness the most exciting race between two competitors who couldn’t be more unevenly matched. A lively, fun and interactive version of the Aesop’s Fable about an impossible race. Who will win? Speedy Hare or slow Tortoise? Your guess is as good as ours!

Brought to you by the same team as previous hit shows The Night the Moonchild Smiled, Stig of the Dump and Thumbelina.

Ready, steady, go!

Age guide: 3+

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1JW

Website Booking here
01723 370541
tickets@sjt.uk.com


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Yorkshire Arboretum Junior Rangers

Mini Beast HuntWednesday 24th April 2019 
10 am – 3 pm
£7.50 per child

A fun-packed Spring day for children aged 4-11, with seasonal indoor and outdoor nature-inspired activities, including frog life cycle and pond dipping. Please note that an accompanying adult must stay for the session. Booking via Howardian Hills AONB website (howardianhills.org.uk). This session will be based at the arboretum.

Booking essential.
Please bring a packed lunch.

The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, YO60 7BY
01653 648598
For bookings: www.yorkshirearbreotum.org
Email: visit@yorkshireaboretum.org


Beck Isle Museum

Beck Isle Easter  Trail – daily from 13th to 28th April 2019 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Find the clues around the museum for a chance to win a chocolate treat!

Normal Museum admission price applies.

Beck Isle Museum, Pickering YO18 8DU · 01751 473653


Easter at Burnby Hall Gardens

Easter Monday 22nd April 11am – 3.30pm

Easter Art and Crafts and meet our real lambs, chicks, ducklings and bunnies, along with an Easter themed trail around the Gardens.

Burnby Hall Gardens
The Balk
Pocklington YO42 2QF
01759 307125


Easter Excitement at Nunnington Hall

13th April – 28th April 2019

Opens 10.30am

Join Captain Compost and Lieutenant Leafmould on their crusade to save the Nunnington soil.  Through a series of trails and puzzles discover if they and their earthworm warriors have the knowledge to defeat Colonel Chemicals from contaminating the earth, and celebrate victory with a Cadbury chocolate treat.  £2.50

Captain Compost and the compost club – 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd April 

Can you help Captain Compost in his final battle to defeat Colonel Chemicals?  Solve the puzzles, complete the garden obstacle course and jump in deep, feet or hands first. Compost Club runs 12 – 3pm

Nunnington Hall – 01439 748283


Eden Camp – Easter

20th – 21st April  2019 at 10 AM to 5 PM

World War II Living History Weekend

Several small groups of re-enactors including WW2 Days Gone By and Armed Forces Movement Control, will be on site over the bank holiday weekend. The groups will be portraying both military and civilians, helping to enhance the 1940s theme and allowing visitors to get up close to uniforms, clothing and kit of the period.

All visitors to the museum are invited to join in with the fun and get dressed up in either civilian or military period clothing. All weapons (including but not limited to deactivated rifles, blank firing weapons, knives, bayonets) are NOT permitted on site. Costume must be respectful and SS/Gestapo uniform (or similar) is strictly prohibited. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Please note: The museum will be open as normal on these days. Outdoor events or activities may be affected by the weather.

Eden Camp, Malton YO17 6RT
01653 697777


Flamingo Land Easter

Flamingo Land Theme Park, Zoo and Resort opens again fully from Saturday 6th April, and is open daily from 10am.

Flamingo Land Resort has an award winning zoo with 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds. Over the Christmas and New Year period, Flamingo Land welcomed 3 Rothschild’s giraffe calves, alongside some new Lorikeet chicks. So, what are you waiting for? Come and visit us today!

Kirby Misperton, Malton YO17 6UX. 0800 408 8840

Call 0800 40 888 40 for info.


Playdale Farm

Situated near Scarborough on the outskirts of the village of Cayton, the farm is packed with things to do to entertain your children whatever the weather. The huge indoor play area includes soft play area, tractor zone, adventure trail and much more!

The Animal Barn and Interactive Paddocks are designed so the children can see animals in a natural farm environment. Come and get to know all our animals up close and join in with feeding.

Carr Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3AT
Tel 01723 586351


Ryedale Folk Museum

Get out with the dog, get in with the dog.

Come join in with the new walking event.

Sunday 14th April, starts 10am and 12pm

4 mile circular walk to Lastingham and back

£10 per adult, £2 per dog, under 16s free. Includes day entry to the museum and tea / coffee.

Book in advance for a doggy goody bag 01751 417367

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA
Phone: 01751 417367


Scarborough SEA LIFE

23rd March – 6th May
Jawsome Sharks – Help Professor Finn find the missing sharks’ teeth to become a Jawsome Shark Ranger.

New for 2019 – Visit the rescue centre and learn all about how to save incredible turtles!

Read our review here

Pay once and visit throughout 2019

Open daily from 10am
Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP. 0871 4232110


Sutton Bank National Park Centre – Easter 2019

19th – 22nd April – Easter Egg Hunt. Search the grounds  with your map, work out the code to claim your tasty treat!

13th – 28th April – Tremendous trees! Tree themed crafts and games including ‘make a journey stick’. Native trees for sale too!

17th April (10:30 -12:00) – ‘Natural Windows’. Collect materials around the grounds and make your own natural window. (Booking essential at 01439 772738.)

17th April (13:30 – 15:00) – ‘Treemendous’ – Get up close and personal to trees in the grounds! Sculpt faces from to stick to your favourite tree! (Booking essential at 01439 772738)

Booking essential for all the above.
Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH