School Holidays 2022 Wakefield

Easter Holiday Events 2022

Many places are operating pre-bookable ticketed entry only and we advise you to check with the venue / attraction before travelling.

Things to do, places to go, days out with the kids in Easter 2022 school holidays in Wakefield including Easter egg hunts, Easter activities and Easter events


Sunday 17th April 2022

Session times: 10:30am – 12pm, 12:30pm – 2pm, 2:30pm – 4pm & 4:30pm – 6pm

 

5% off all tickets using code “MumblerEaster5” 

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Event is aimed at children and adults 3 years-99 years of age.

Tickets are £15 for a child + adult then additional children’s tickets are £10/each (please note booking fees apply)

Younger children may attend but not all inflatables will be suitable for under 3s.

Disco Lights and Games, party music and mini-games.

Multiple bouncy castles and inflatable games/activities.

Special visits by the Easter Bunny will take place in all 4 sessions, photos will be completely free to take with the Easter Bunny, an Easter Egg add-on is available for those that wish to receive an Easter Egg from the Easter Bunny aswell.

Face painting is available at £3 in the venue along with a variety of soft drinks, slush and light snacks.

Card and Cash payments accepted on the day for all items on the food/drinks menu.

Limited parking available on site.

Unlimited free tea/coffee for the adults.

Outwood Memorial Hall, WF1 2NE

 

Additional Notes:

Child only tickets are to be bought in addition to a standard Child + Adult ticket, 1 adult may attend per child attending, no adult tickets are available separate to the children’s tickets.

1 Adult can bring multiple children.

AS STATED IN THE TICKETS ADULTS CANNOT ATTEND WITHOUT A CHILD


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Easter Holidays 2022

The Web Adventure Park hosts Easter Holidays! From Wednesday 6th April until Sunday 24th April, come along to the Easter EGGStravaganza. All-day tickets can be purchased on the website, meaning you’re free to play for as long as you please. There’s plenty to do, with unlimited fairground rides, huge indoor and outdoor play areas for all ages, an animal petting zone, a giant sandpit, water play, plus 2 brand-new bouncing pillows!

The Web will be welcoming some very special guests, the Bunny Brothers, who will be hosting a meet and greet each day. They’re both very excited to see everyone! Dazzling Darren will also be performing his spectacular magic and entertainment shows on dates from Saturday 9th April. Amongst all of this, the Eggy Lympics will be commencing – lots of Easter-themed fun with some crazy competitions and races. Whilst your little ones are enjoying all of the Easter activities, sit back, relax, and enjoy some delicious freshly cooked dishes, cakes, and coffees.


01904 692221
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Diggerland Yorkshire, Willowbridge Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW


01634 711711
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Have a ROARRRRSOME holiday with the Love Exploring app!

 

Using Augmented Reality and GEO-Location, The Love Exploring app has brought dinosaurs to parks across the district, ready for families to discover this school holiday!

 

 

Find dinosaurs at:

 

  • Southern Washlands, Eastmoor, WF1 5SY
  • Carr Lodge Park, Horbury, WF4 5HE 
  • Illingworth Park, Ossett, WF5 0LH
  • Betty Eastwood Park, Crigglestone, WF4 3PF
  • Walton Nature Reserve, WF2 6NB
  • Green Park, Ossett, WF5 0AT
  • Lofthouse Nature Reserve, WF3 3TE
  • Haw Hill Park, Normanton, WF6 2HB
  • Purston Park, Featherstone, WF7 5LR
  • Fitzwilliam Country Park, WF9 5BZ
  • South Kirkby Green, WF9 3BE
  • Valley Gardens, Pontefract, WF8 2RR
  • Smawthorne Park, Castleford, WF10 4ES
  • Wakefield City Centre
  • Newmillerdam
  • Pugneys Country Park
  • Anglers

 

DOWNLOAD THE LOVE EXPLORING APP HERE

Press “Wakefield” and then select “Games”

Tip – make sure you’ve got a full phone battery!

 

This experience is similar to Pugrassic Park at Pugneys – read our review from Nov 2019


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2nd – 23rd April 2022

Have an egg-citing day out at Temple Newsam hunting for decorated eggs hidden around the house and farm! Don’t forget to visit our new arrivals at Home Farm during your day out. Our spring time babies are sure to make your heart sing!

There’s plenty of other Easter themed activities to keep you busy during the school holidays too!


0113 336 7461
temple.newsam.house@leeds.gov.uk
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Easter Bank Holiday Weekend Activities, Community Egg Hunts and Local Easter Trails in Wakefield & Pontefract. 

Find out what’s going on here

 

We’ve got some brilliant child-friendly bike rides around Wakefield with playgrounds, cafes and duck ponds along the way!

Read our recommendations here

 


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Hop along to Grass Hoppers indoor and outdoor play area at Tong Garden Centre for a proper playtime!

You’ll find a huge outdoor adventure playground with sand pits and bouncing pillows and a large indoor play area, with sports court, big play frame and a baby and toddler zone, where your young ones can enjoy playtime – whatever the weather!

There’s also great grub including pizzas, toasties and award winning ice cream in Woody’s Kitchen!

For more information and to book your playtime session, CLICK HERE

Booking required.  Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY


0113 285 3506
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We’re a family-run studio that’s passionate about making pottery available for everyone. Why? Because we believe the therapeutic and uplifting qualities of clay making and painting should be accessible to all ages, abilities and budgets. So our goal is to make it as easy as possible to get hands-on with a lovely lump of clay, whether that’s in our studio, your home or at your corporate HQ.

 

In our Wakefield studio we’ve got all the tools and equipment you need to get stuck in, including our very own kiln to bring your clay creations to life. Want to get all crafty at home? We’ve got that covered too thanks to our wide range of Clay at Home Kits. And over the coming months we’re planning to open a bunch of pop-up pottery and painting workshops for kids, amateurs and team-building events.

Visit our new website to find out what’s on in the studio, book your place onto a class and pick up a “Clay at Home” kit.

 

Kid’s Clay Workshops

16th April – Easter Pottery Painting

 

Kids Pottery Painting

Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays

 

1 Almshouse Lane, Wakefield, WF1 1DS


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Saturday 16th  & Sunday 17th April 2022, 11am – 8pm
Join Sharlston Together in our Giant Easter Egg Hunt around the village on Easter Saturday & Sunday
Pick up a Map (£1) from Polly’s Mixtures (WF4 1DB) or the Post Office and track down our themed giant eggs. Polly’s Mixtures have maps available already.
Hunt the letters and solve the Easter Bunny’s message, watch out for the sneaky red herrings though.
Take-a-way refreshments available at both Polly’s Mixtures.
FREE PARKING SAT NAV WF4 1DB (Polly’s)


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2 – 22 April, Booking recommended – standard estate entry

Go Wild at Lotherton this Spring! Our new event trail takes you around the House, Wildlife World, the gardens and the woods, with activity stations where you can explore your senses, help wildlife, make dens and embrace your wild side. Bookable bushcraft, environmental art and bug hunting workshops will be available on certain dates.

St George’s Weekend

23 – 24 April, Booking recommended – standard estate entry

The dragons have escaped in the house and grounds at Lotherton! Come and spot them all this St George’s weekend and take part in dragon themed crafts in the Servant’s Hall and the Nestbox. If you’re feeling brave, don’t forget to sneak a look in the stables you might get a fire-y surprise! Brass band performances in the afternoons in the gardens from Old Silkstone Brass Band on Saturday and Garforth Brass on Sunday.

Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB.


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2nd – 24th April 2022

 

The egg-straordinary Easter Adventure is back at Stockeld Park from the 2nd – 24th April!

This Easter the most egg-citing things are happening all around the park, including a new Rainbow Bunny Hunt! Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Giant Easter Eggs around the park, which characters can you spot?

The Enchanted Forest is as magical as ever, with 5 Adventure Playgrounds and lots of interactive place, there’s something to see at every corner! Swings, slides, zip lines and ropes there’s endless fun to be had! As you wander around the Enchanted Forest make sure to complete your Easter trail card, you might even be in with a chance of winning a special Stockeld prize!

New for the Easter Adventure this year is the Golden Ticket Panto! The Stockolate Factory is opening its gates for the first time in 25 years! Could you be the lucky winner of a golden ticket? Join us this Easter for our interactive, family fun, chocolatetastic panto! The panto will have three showings a day and will be on daily from Friday to Tuesday.

 

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£2.50 off Easter Adventure Day Passes, for visits between 2nd and 8th April inclusive!

Code: MUMBLERBUNNY

 

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.


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Our Mumbler favourite places to go for a walk and visit a lovely cafe for a takeout!

 

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Anglers Country Park

Open Daily 11am -4pm

Enjoy walking, picnicking, wildlife and bird watching as well as the Room on the Broom adventure trail.

Free to visit but car parking charges apply when staying more than 2 hours.

Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Wakefield, WF4 2EB

Another World Adventure Centre

Family days out with fun activities at our outdoor activity centre

Activities from 4 years to adults

Ogden, North Halifax, HX2 8YB

ARTventurers Wakefield East Easter

Monday 11th April 2022, 1pm – 2pm & 2:45pm – 3:45pm

A range of Easter themed art and creative play activities to explore and your little one will create lots of masterpieces to take home and treasure

4 – 10 years

Booking required

 

Wednesday 13th April 2022, 1:30pm – 2:45pm – ARTventuremums

ARTventuremums session – creative, sensory play and keepsake. Includes cake and hot drink.

 

 

ARTspace, 6 High Street, Normanton

Barnsley Museums at Easter

9th – 24th April 2022

 

 

Castle Howard Skelf Island Adventure Playground

A day out with the kids at Castle Howard just became even more adventurous and intriguing. Now they can join into the treetops of Yorkshire’s newest adventure playground, Skelf Island.

Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to take young visitors on an adventure like no other.

Skelf Island is included in a gardens ticket.

Pre-booking required.

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Tel: 01653 648333

Castleford Museum Easter

11th, 12th, 14th & 16th April 2022, 10am – 3pm – Springtime Birds

We’re taking flight at Castleford Museum this spring.
Can you spot all the birds around the museum and join in their spring chorus?
Get inspired by what you see to craft your own bird objects to take home.

Free, drop-in family activity

 

19th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd April 2022, 10am – 3pm – Naturally Colourful

Nature is full of beautiful colours and so is our museum!
Discover how artists and industry have used natural materials to make stunning colours, follow a colour trail around the museum, and create your own colourful crafts to take home

Free, drop-in family activity

 

Carlton Street, Castleford, WF10 1BB

Contact 01977 722 084

Child Friendly Walks in Wakefield

We’ve picked some of our favourite family friendly walks in Wakefield – featuring woods, ponds, ducks, nature reserves and places it’s easy to push a buggy!!

 

Read our recommendations here 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Adventure at Brodsworth Hall

2nd – 24th April 2022

Explore the outdoor trail through the gardens to crack the clues and search for the dragon eggs

Trail costs £1.50 (plus normal admission charges) and you’ll be rewarded with a chocolate treat and certificate

Brodsworth, Doncaster, DN5 7XJ. Tel: 01302 722598

Easter Adventure at Wentworth Castle Gardens

15th – 19th April 2022

Adventure around the gardens and complete the Easter trail to receive your chocolate reward

Trail maps cost £3 per person plus normal admission charges

Pre-bookable

Park Drive, Barnsley S75 3EN

Easter at Mother Shipton’s Cave

2nd – 24th April 2022

Join Humpty Dumpty and his storybook friends for a Wonderland Easter Trail along the River Nidd

Booking is essential

Knaresborough, HG5 8DD

Easter at Newby Hall

9th – 24th April 2022

Celebrate Easter at Newby Hall with their Enchanted Wood Family Trail.

Trail is included free of charge with a Gardens Admission ticket or Season Ticket.

The trail will be further brought to life with characters on the Easter weekends 9th/10th, 15th/16th/17th/18th, 23rd & 24th April 2022. Outside these dates the trail will be self lead, collect your trail sheet from the Entrance Pavilion.

Pre-booking required

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, HG4 5AJ

Easter at Wakefield Libraries

Easter holidays programme from Wakefield District Libraries.

Some events are pre-bookable so please do phone your local library

 

Airedale Library

Monday 11th April, 2pm – 3pm – Lego Building

Wednesday 13th April, 2pm – 3pm – Family Crafts

Wednesday 20th April, 2pm – 3pm – Family Crafts

 

Castleford Library

Tuesday 12th April, 10:30am – 11:30am – Easter Bunny Craft

Thursday 14th April, 10:30am – 11:30am – Lion Learners

Tuesday 19th April, 10:30am – 11:30am – Decorate Easter Eggs

Thursday 21st April, 10:30am – 11:30am – Make a Bird Feeder

 

Featherstone Library

Thursday 14th April, 10am – 10:30am – Easter Stories & Crafts

 

Hemsworth Library

Friday 8th April, 10am – 11am – Easter Stories & Rhymes

Saturday 9th April, 10am – 11am – Easter Crafts

Monday 11th April, 10am – 11am – Easter Stories & Rhymes

Thursday 14th April, 11am – midday – Easter Egg Decorating Competition

 

Horbury Library

Tuesday 12th April, 2pm – 4pm – Easter Crafts

 

Normanton Library

 

 

Ossett Library

Saturday 16th April, 10am – midday – Easter Crafts

 

Pontefract Library 

Monday 11th April, 10am – Easter Storytime

Monday 11th April, 2pm – 3pm – Easter Crafts

Tuesday 12th April, 10am – midday – Board Games

Wednesday 13th April, 10am – Easter Storytime

Tuesday 19th April, 10am – midday – Board Games

Wednesday 20th April, 10am –  Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, suitable 4 – 11 years (fully booked)

Saturday 16th April, 10:30am – Spiderman No Way Home at Cinema in the Library, tickets £4

 

Sandal Library

Wednesday 13th April, 10am – 10:30am – Easter Stories & Crafts

 

South Elmsall Library

Saturday 9th April, 10am – midday – Easter Crafts

Monday 11th April, 2pm – 3pm – Easter Crafts

Saturday 16th April, 10am – midday – Easter Crafts

 

Stanley Library

Tuesday 12th April, 2pm – 3pm – Easter Crafts & Easter Egg Competition

 

Wakefield Library

Monday 11th April, 10:30am – 11:30am – Easter Crafts

Thursday 14th April, 2pm – 3pm – Springtime Lego Activity

Thursday 21st April, 10:30am – 11:30am – Yorkshire Owl Experience

 

 

 

Easter on the Farm – Cannon Hall Farm

2nd – 24th April 2022

Join us at Cannon Hall Farm for Easter on the Farm!

As well as the usual farm fun – a packed agenda of sheep and ferret racing, daily talks – you can also explore our amazing adventure playgrounds (including soft play) for the full day.

Spring is our busiest time for lambing so the chances are high that you will see a live lamb birth from our roundhouse.

 

Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT

Contact: 01226 790427

Easter Egg Hunt at Haw Hill Park

Tuesday 12th April 2022, 11am – 1pm

 

Easter Egg hunt & Easter activities

£1 entry inc raffle ticket

Free Easter Egg for under 16s whilst stocks last

Haw Hill View, Castleford Rd, Normanton WF6 2HB

Easter Egg-stavaganza at Piglets

2nd – 24th April 2022

There’s so much to Easter family fun to discover….
🏃‍♀️ NEW Indoor Play
🐥Great Easter Egg Hunt
🍼 Lamb Bottle Feeding
🐑Lambing Live
✨Magic Hatter Shows
🐰 Baby Animals
🧚‍♀️ Fairy Tale Trail
🍕 Yummy Food & Drink
Plus lots more Easter fun!
Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST

Easter Eggspress at Whistlestop Valley

15th – 18th April 2022

 

Hop aboard Whistlestop Valley’s Easter Eggspress for a cracking time with Funcast Character Company’s wonderful Wonderland characters! Everything is included in your ticket price except food, drinks, items from the shop & the miniature funfair rides (payable to the owner operators).

 

Note – Whistlestop Valley is open between 9th – 24th April 2022 for Big & Little Adventures excluding dates for Easter Eggspress which is a special event

 

Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ

Contact: 01484 865727

Easter holidays at Wakefield Theatre Royal

9th & 16th April 2022, 11am – 12pm – Wakey! Wakey!

Saturday morning storytime fun for pre-school children and their families

This is a drop-in session, no pre-booking is required. The storytime and activities will be aimed at three and four year olds and families (younger and older siblings welcome)

Sessions are free and are in our accessible studio space.

 

11th April 2022, 1:30pm & 4pm – Milkshake Live!

Milkshake! Monkey is back and can’t wait to put on a spectacular NEW Show for you all, joined by some of his favourite Milkshake! friends plus two Milkshake Presenters creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

 

21st April 2022, 6pm – The Wind in the Willows

Multi-award nominated Immersion Theatre proudly bring their trademark style and energy to the riverbank with heaps of audience interaction, stunning costumes, toe-tapping music, and larger-than-life characters.

 

Drury Lane, Wakefield WF1 2TE

Easter Trail at Thorp Perrow Arbetorum Wildlife Park

9th – 23rd April 2022

Step into the pages of Beatrix Potter’s tales this Easter holidays with this family friendly trail which will take you around the Arboretum in search of clues – come along and see if you can spot Miss Tiggy Winkle, Peter Rabbit, Jeremy Fisher and other well know characters surrounded by fun and imaginative scenes.

£2.50 per child for the trail and a chocolate treat, standard entry prices apply. Must be pre-booked via their website

Thorp Perrow, Bedale, North Yorkshire

Easter Good Friday Egg-cellent Egg’stra Special Day

Friday 15th April 2022, 3pm – 6pm
Hemsworth Town Council Easter Eggtravaganza at Hemsworth Waterpark!
Children of Hemworth, Kinsley & Fitzwilliam are invited to attend & collect their free Easter Egg
Hoyle Mill Rd, Kinsley, Pontecraft WF9 5JB

 

Egg-splore Tropical World this Easter

2nd – 22nd April 2022

Egg-splore Tropical World this Easter, and take part in the Easter trail

Plus, meet the keepers who care for all the different species whilst they give them some Easter treats of their own with our schedule of daily feeding times.

Under 5’s free.

Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 2ER

Easter at Thornton Hall Country Park

17th & 18th April 2021

Join the Bouncing Bunny at Thornton Hall Country Park on Easter Sunday for Easter eggs hunts and family fun as well as all the usual farm activities.

Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS. Tel: 01282 841148

Fairburn Ings Easter

2nd – 24th April 2022, 10am – 5pm

 

Join us over the school holidays to take part in our egg-citing Easter activity trail – what will you find on our Discovery Trail? A small charge applies for the trail but no booking is needed – drop into our Visitor Centre to get started! .

 

Pond dipping season runs April to October and is a fantastic way for families to get hands on with nature. Hire your kit from the centre and head to the ponds to explore the underwater world and the creatures who live there. £3 per kit.

 

RSPB Fairburn Ings Visitor Centre, Newton Lane, Castleford WF10 2BH

Contact: 01977 628191

Fountains Abbey: Easter Holidays

2nd – 17th April 2021

 

Easter adventure in nature trails will be coming to Fountains Abbey this Easter. Complete the trail and earn a chocolate reward at the end (£3 per trail map, normal admission costs apply)

Soak up the spring light on a stroll from Fountains Abbey to Studley Royal Water Garden. The dramatic abbey ruins at Fountains are the largest monastic ruins in the country.

Spring is a colourful time of year in Studley Royal water garden. Follow the gentle banks of the River Skell down from the abbey to the garden, which has been channelled into canals, cascades and tranquil moon ponds. There is a real sense of peace on this walk.

 

Fountains, Ripon HG4 3DY

Free Face Painting at The Ridings

We have free face painting delivered by ARTIFACES Face painting & Body art on the following dates:
Thursday 14th April – 11am to 3pm
Friday 15th April – 11am to 3pm
Saturday 16th April – 11am to 3pm
Monday 18th April – 11am to 3pm
The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield

Friends of Betty Eastwood Easter Egg Hunt

Monday 18th April 2022, 11am – 1pm

 

Children under 10 years old, everyone taking part wins a prize

Children to be accompanied by an adult

 

Haveroid Lane, Crigglestone, WF4 3PF

 

Fryston Country Trails Easter Activities

Thursday 14th April 2022, 12:30pm – 2:30pm

 

Join the rangers to make a kite, drop in activity

Charge £1 per child for materials

 

Fryston Community Building, Fryston, WF10 2SJ

 

 

Go Ape at Temple Newsam

The perfect family day out in the forest!

Go Ape’s first high-ropes experience in West Yorkshire, set within 1500 acres of parkland, the aerial adventures at Temple Newsam can be found in the heart of Menagerie Wood featuring challenging obstacles as increasing heights, a free-fall Tarzan Swing, four tree-to-tree zips and a 46ft sheer drop called The Plummet. It is a vertical drop experience that will leave you feeling seriously exposed. It’s a true leap of faith!

Phone: 01603 895500

 

Illingworth Park Easter Egg Hunt!

Saturday 16th April 2022, 10am – 12pm

 

Free surprise for all children aged 13 years and under on completion of the treasure hunt (whilst stocks last)

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Bun sale, raffle, meet the Easter Bunny

Manor Road, Ossett, WF5 0LW

 

National Coal Mining Museum Easter @ Pit

9th – 24th April 2022

This Easter, explore how we have powered this nation through exhibitions, activities, talks, tours, and performances. Follow the rise and fall of coal as we delve into the Nation’s evolving energy story and understand why it has been the go-to source of energy for so long.

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

POWERING A NATION
9 April – 2 October 2022
Special Exhibition Space, Old Stables, Power House and Pit Wood
Track the story of coal from zero, to hero, to net zero and understand why it has been so popular for so long, how it fuelled the Industrial Revolution and what might replace it in the future.

 

ACTIVITIES, TOURS AND PERFORMANCES

SPARK’S STAMP TRAIL
FREE – Collect from Reception
Work with Spark to collect different energy sources around the museums four zones. Then use the trail to make your own windmill.

PADDY TRAIN (Weather Dependent) £2.50
11:00am – 3:30pm
Travel in a train that used to carry the miners at work. All Day Ticket £2.50 per person, available from Reception.

UPS AND DOWNS OF COAL £2
11:00am, 12:00pm, 13:30pm & 14:30pm
@ A Light in the Darkness, Technology Gallery, Caphouse
£2.00 per person
Delve into the ups and downs of coal through this multi-sensory performance that explores the formation of coal and reveals how we came to discover and use the king of all rocks.
Pre-book at Reception

DISCOVERY SPOTS
From 11:00am
Look out for our friendly volunteers across the site who will be running interactive activities throughout the day.

CAPHOUSE CREATORS SPECIAL: MAKE SOLAR PANELLED WINDMILL
(7-12 YRS) £5
Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 April & Wednesday 20 – Friday 22 April, 11:00am – 12:00pm
@ Learning Space, The Hub
Create and learn about renewable energy whilst wiring and personalising your own solar-panelled windmill.

BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATIONS
11:30am – 2:00pm
@ Blacksmith’s Workshop, Hope Pit
See the Museum’s resident Blacksmiths demonstrating their skills.

MAKERS’ SHED
12:00pm – 4:00pm
@ Learning Space, The Hub
Craft your very own windmill as you experiment with different materials and sizes to discover what works best to build your sails.

HORSEKEEPER TALK
12:00pm & 2:30pm
@ Pony Discovery Centre, Pit Wood
Discover more about the power of our four-legged friends in the 12.00pm talk and see them being fed at 2:30pm.

SURFACE INNOVATIONS EXPLORE
Thursday 14 April, 12:00pm & 2:30pm
Discover how problems in mining were solved by some brilliant innovations over more than three centuries and how these advances were used here in the museum.

Caphouse Colliery, Overton, WF4 4RH

Contact: 01924 848806

Nostell NT Easter

19th – 24th April 2022

 

Easter adventure in nature trails will be coming to Nostell this Easter. Complete the trail and earn a chocolate reward at the end.

£3 per trail map, normal admission prices apply

 

Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wragby, Wakefield WF4 1QE

 

 

 

Places to feed ducks

Whenever we go on a walk where there are ducks, they are always being fed by people of all ages! It is such a good activity to get some fresh air and run off some energy with the kids (as well as being FREE!!)

 

Read our recommendations here

 

 

Places to learn to ride a bike around Wakefield

Whether you’ve got a little legs on a balance bike or a bike with stabilisers, there’s lots of places around Wakefield that will help beginner cyclists build up their confidence with learning to ride a bike!

Read our recommendations here

 

Pontefract Castle Easter

Easter 2022

 

Wednesday 13th April, 10am – 11am, 11:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 2:30pm – SEND Dragon Egg Activities Day!

We are holding three bookable sessions for SEND families to celebrate our Dragon Egg event.
Each session will last an hour with hands-on sensory activities.
Keep any eye out for our resident Dragon Ilbert who may be around site too!

Free, booking essential, 5 years +

 

Wednesday 13th April, 11:15am – 11:45am & 1pm – 1:30pm – SEND Ilbert’s Missing Eggs feat. Story Trails!

Discover the mystery behind Ilbert the Dragon’s missing eggs.
An interactive performance hosted by Story Trails.

Free, booking essential, SEND children, 5 years +

 

Wednesday 13th April, 12:15am – 12:45am & 2:15pm – 2:45pm – Ilbert’s Missing Eggs feat. Story Trails!

Discover the mystery behind Ilbert the Dragon’s missing eggs.
An interactive performance hosted by Story Trails.

Free, booking essential, 5 years +

 

Thursday 14th April 2022, 11am – 3pm – Dragon Egg Day!

Meet Victorian dragon hunters and a medieval knight as they share their knowledge and stories of tracking dragons against the atmospheric backdrop of Pontefract Castle.
Plus take part in exciting dragon-themed crafts and activities across the castle grounds throughout the day
Free, drop in activity, no booking required

Castle Garth, Pontefract, WF8 1QH (SAT NAV WF8 2JF)

Contact: 01977 722 740

Pontefract Museum Easter

Wednesday 13th & 20th April 2022, 10am – 3pm – Create a Community Rainbow

 

Be inspired by the works of Rachel List as we explore how Rachel’s work captured the essence of community, then work together to create some community artwork of our own, a Pontefract rainbow!
You can also take on our Rainbow trail around Pontefract Museum, what colours will you find?

Booking is not required. Free, drop in activity

Pontefract Museum, 5 Salter Row, Pontefract WF8 1BA

Rainbow Playrooms Easter Party

12th & 14th April 2022, 11:30am – 1pm

 

Join us for our Easter Party with lots of Easter crafts and games including an appearance from the Easter Bunny!

Tickets to be pre-booked

 

The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield

Reel Cinemas

Reel Cinemas brings you amazing films at bargain prices!!!!

Tickets are priced £3.50 for an adult or child before 1pm and after 1pm £4.00 for a child (aged 12 years & below), £4.50 for an adult

What a bargain! Oh and you get free parking at The Ridings Centre too!!

 

The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield, WF1 1DS

RHS Harlow Carr Easter Egg Hunt

9th – 24th April 2022

Go hunting for the larger-than-life hand-painted eggs hidden around the garden on ‘The giant Easter egg hunt’, and from Good Friday to Easter Monday (15 – 18 April), meet the Garden Detectives for more family fun!

Normal garden admission.

 

Crag Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB. Tel:  01423 565418

Sneaky Experience at Kirkstall Abbey

15th April 2022, sessions 10am – 4pm

Join all your favourite characters as they guide you through a magical Easter egg experience.

Follow the story through the Abbey ruins; along the way you’ll join in with singing, dancing and fun games led by your favourite characters from this iconic children’s story.

Booking required.

Abbey Road, Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3E

Springtime Live, Great Yorkshire Showground

Saturday 2nd April 2022

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

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.

Due to the popularity of Springtime Live, entry is by advance ticket only.

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

This Green Moon – Easter

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th April 2022

The Sorcerers Apprentice
The brilliant and energetic IKP theatre are landing in the forest this Easter.
A magical adventure into the fantastical world of ‘The Sorcerers Apprentice’. Filled with music, fun and laughter for the whole family.
Under the tipi canvas in the ancient woodland, a truly magical experience. Table service throughout, gorgeous street food and a fully stocked bar. Price £20 per seat, includes complimentary drink.

Swillington Organic Farm, Coach Road, Leeds LS26 8QA

Wakefield City Centre Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 16th April 2022, 12pm – 4pm

 

Free Easter egg to all children who complete the challenge*.

Collect your stamp card from the our main promo space opposite M&S Foodhall on the Middle Mall, The Ridings Shopping Centre.
Go on your Easter egg hunt around Wakefield finding all 5 of our eight-foot tall eggs.
Get someone to take a picture of you with the egg as we may ask you to show us.
Ask the Easter character at each egg to stamp your card to prove you have found the egg.
When you have all 5 stamps take the card back to the main promo space opposite M&S on the middle mall in The Ridings to collect your own Easter egg donated by Wakefield BID.
Cards will stop being exchanged at 4:15 PM.
*whilst stocks last.

Wakefield Museum Easter

A World of Good – Until October 2022

 

A World of Good is a new multi-sensory, immersive exhibition at Wakefield Museum. It highlights the biggest threat to humanity we face: the climate crisis.

The exhibition centres on the letters of 19th-century environmentalist Charles Waterton, brought to life by paper sculpture, animation, sound, and the knowledge of renowned experts such as Sir David Attenborough, Michael Palin, Chris Packham and Liz Bonnin.
Be inspired to take action on the climate crisis, sign up to our manifesto, and make a public pledge to act now.

 

Wednesday 13th April 2022, 10:30am – 11:30am, 1pm – 2pm & 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Clay Creation: Amazing Animal Models

Children aged 2 to 5 are invited to take part in this fun activity session inspired by the animal art in our ‘A World of Good’ exhibition.
We will explore what different animals look like, how they move and what sounds they make.
Then we we will roll up our sleeves to create some super animal models out of lovely, sticky clay!
Free, bookable activity, 01924 302700
Friday 22nd April 2022, 10:30pm – 12pm & 1:30pm – 3pm – Paper Craft – Amazing Animal Masks
Discover some fun scientific facts about animals then get creative, making your own amazing animal mask out of paper, inspired by the stunning animal sculptures by artist Andy Singleton in our ‘A World of Good’ exhibition.
Free, bookable activity, 01924 302700
Wakefield Museum, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EB

Wakefield Recycles

Monday 11th April 2022, 10am – 12pm

Join us for an Easter themed event at our education centre in South Kirkby. There will be an Easter egg hunt for the children, seed bomb making and Easter recycling crafts. This event will be indoor and outdoor based.

Free, pre-booking required

 

Friday 22nd April 2022, 10am – 1pm – World Earth Day

Join us at our South Kirkby education centre, on world earth day. We will be running this even outdoors, with lots of different activity’s such as,

– Making the earth a birthday cake

– Leaf Printing

– Jewellery making

– pine cone animals

– scavenger hunt

Bring along a waste free picnic for you and your children to enjoy, whilst we appreciate nature and the earth!

 

Tickets via Eventbrite – click here

 

Brigantian Way, South Kirkby, Pontefract WF9 3TH

 

 

Wonderland Trail at Cannon Hall Museum

9th – 24th April 2022
Get whisked away to Wonderland this Easter in our forbidden forest. Discover the Cheshire Cat, have a Mad Hatters tea party and come and play croquet.
Free drop in, start the trail behind the deer shelter.
Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT
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