Have a Cracking Easter in North Yorkshire

Blog posted:

19 March 2024

Are you getting egg-cited about the Easter holidays, dreaming of daffodils and blue skies and planning for some time off? Well, there are plenty of events and activities happening across North Yorkshire to keep all the family entertained. Here are just a few suggestions of how you can spend the school holidays or long weekend.  

Easter in the Harrogate area

If you’re heading to the Harrogate area this Easter there are lots of egg-cellent activities to choose from. From Easter trails by the National trust in the grounds of a stately home or around a landscaped water garden and abbey,  to clues to crack on an Easter Bunny Tipi Trail at Mother Shipton’s Cave in Knaresborough to a larger-than-life egg hunt at RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

Easter on the Yorkshire Coast

Spend your Easter on the Coast and you can unleash your inner adventurer at the North Yorkshire Water Park from zip lining, archery, axe throwing to the aqua park itself there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Take on an eggs-hilarating outdoor Easter Adventure Quest at Scarborough Castle, enjoy a family-friendly Easter event at Whitby Abbey or take on an Easter treasure trail at Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

Easter Events across more of North Yorkshire

Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival

Richmond Castle

Just a short drive over to the Heritage site, Richmond Castle, you and your family can take part in the Easter adventure quest. From Saturday 23 March – Sunday 14 April hunt for clues in the grounds, track down the Easter eggs and get rewarded with a tasty chocolate treat.  

Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival

Woldies Lavender Farm

Stay by the coast and head over to Woldies Lavender Farm between Saturday 23 March – Sunday 7 April where it is all about the birds this Easter holiday. Follow the rainbow egg trail and crack the code to open the robin’s secret nest! Every child wins a prize. Tickets available now.  

Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival

Thorp Perrow

Head to Thorp Perrow Easter trail from Saturday 16 March – Monday 8 April and take a stroll in the Arboretum, the children can let off steam in the adventure playground, enjoy the wonderful bird of prey displays, or hand feed the wallabies in the Mammal Centre. Take part in the Easter wreath workshop with Faith Douglas and create a beautiful, nature inspired wreath to celebrate the joys of springtime. You can book tickets for the Easter trail and the Easter workshop on their website.

Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival

Buckets of Fun at Kiplin Hall

Discover buckets of fun activities hiding in the grounds of Kiplin this spring. From Friday 22 March until Sunday 14 April, Kiplin’s buckets of fun will be placed in the grounds and gardens for you to find. Filled with games and ideas to help you and your family enjoy your time at Kiplin. The contents have been designed to encourage children and adults to talk, play and work together. 


Wensleydale Railway

Make your Easter ‘eggstra’ special onboard the Heritage train on the Wensleydale Railway this Easter Sunday! Enjoy a scenic journey through the Yorkshire Dales whilst being served a glass of prosecco and then a selection of sandwiches, sausage rolls, scotch egg wedges, scones & cakes on delicate vintage China with unlimited tea & coffee. Grab your tickets whilst you can! 

Monk Park Farm

At Monk Park Farm, Thirsk, over the Easter weekend (Friday 29 March – Monday 1 April) you and the family can take part in The Great Yorkshire Egg Hunt. They have a jam-packed schedule to keep the little ones entertained from bottle feeding the baby lambs, hand feeding barn animals, cuddling the guinea pigs, chicks & fluffy bunnies and much more! Tickets are available now, get them whilst you can!    

Selby Scavenger Hunt

Over in Selby at Market Cross, between 11am – 2pm on Saturday 30 March, you can meet the Easter bunny and grab a photo with him before he burrows away for another year. Get involved and enjoy free face painting & an Easter Scavenger hunt with prizes to be won! Cray Bakes will be having a pop-up with freshly baked goodies for all to enjoy!

Bolton Abbey

Wind your way through Strid Wood at Bolton Abbey in Skipton while on the lookout for their larger-than-life bunnies that are tucked away among the trees. On arrival, you’ll receive a trail sheet from the Riverside car park kiosk. Find all the giant bunnies, each of which holds a clue to help you to complete the trail sheet. The Easter Trail will run every day from Saturday 23 March – Sunday 14 April. 

These are just a few suggestions of how you and your family can have a wonderful time out and about in North Yorkshire this Easter. Visit our explore pages to find more ideas on what to see and do around the area to make the most of your day trip or holiday.