What's On This Easter

Written by: Elmtree Press


There is lots of fun to be had over the county this Easter!

If it’s family fun you’re after this Easter, then look no further than York. There’ll be free activities galore at the York Easter Family Festival! Embark on a trail around the city as The Great York Bunny Search returns. Discover the 26 hidden bunny sculptures each individually designed so Insta-lovers get snapping! Look high, look low, these mischievous bunnies love to hide. Appar-ently, their favourite place to hide is in a window (hint, hint).  You would be hopping mad to miss out, so dust off those detective skills and find them all! 

Download the Great York Bunny Search map to help you locate all 26 bunnies or pick one up from the Visitor Information Centre during the York Easter Festival. If you're having some difficulty finding all of the bunnies, you can download this cheat sheet to help locate them.

York’s Chocolate Story have kindly sponsored this year’s trail. Be sure to visit them on Kings’ Square to check out their Bunny and explore York’s rich chocolate heritage. A must see for chocolate lovers!  This year You can decorate your own Easter Egg by joining a masterclass run by York Chocolate Story’s very own  very own  Chocolatiers using some of the finest chocolate in the world.  Including a themes guided tour you will discover why chocolate and Easter have become so closely connected and where the first Easter eggs were made and the secrets behind some of Easter’s most well-loved confectionary,  

All 26 bunnies will have their own unique quirky design – Insta-lovers get snapping away and take the perfect selfie during the trail. 
York Chocolate Festival will be returning for the full four days as part of York’s Easter celebrations with a chocolate market, demonstrations and workshops.

Visit The York Chocolate Festival on Parliament Street from 18 to 22 April 2019 and you’ll be able to sample some of the tastiest treats at the chocolate market and learn some handy chocolate tips at the demonstration tent. There will be more sweet treats available at the Shambles Food Court, a short stroll from Parliament Street – be sure to explore.

There will also be opportunities to meet some real-life furry friends at the petting farm and for those who fancy a spin of nostalgia there will be a carousel in Kings Square

There are lots of other Easter Activities throughout Yorkshire.  Here are a few ideas to fire your imagination !

Golden Egg Hunt
Fountains Abbey

Sshhhhh...there's a tiny golden egg hidden somewhere on the estate and it's your job to track it down! Search high and low but you must keep its location a secret once you've found it. Team up with your family and friends for this challenging treasure hunt.

Easter Golden Carrot HuntRHS Harlow Carr

Hop on down for a great garden adventure with The Rhyming Rabbit 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. Activities vary daily. Normal garden admission applies.  Over the Easter weekend, the Easter Bunny will be hopping in for a visit and they’ll also be joined by some special Easter babies

Golden Carrot Competition

A golden carrot has been hidden in the garden. Use clues to guess its whereabouts and post your entries in the competition post box for the chance to win a giant Centenary Imperial Easter Egg from Bettys worth almost £500 – that’s 5.8kg of Grand Cru Swiss Chocolate.

Easter Egg Trail and Hunt – Burton Agnes Hall

Children are invited to take part in an Easter trail (6-22nd April) around the magnificent grounds of the Hall, solving clues while exploring the extensive gardens. Once the conundrum has been solved, every child will receive an Easter treat.

There are puzzles to solve and games to play, while in the craft tent children can get creative with colouring. Excitingly, there is a giant golden egg to find, which the Easter Bunny has been hidden somewhere in the grounds!

On Easter Sunday and Monday, children are invited to join the Easter Bunny and search for some of the many thousands of chocolate Easter eggs that are hidden in the Hall’s woodland.  The stunning gardens and grounds also offer a magnificent yew tree maze (perfect for letting off steam), giant board games including chess, draughts, quoits, snakes and ladders and hop scotch, while the Children’s Corner is the perfect place to relax and spot butterflies and bees emerging to enjoy the spring flowers.

Egg PaintingScampston Walled Gardens

Get your children creative with this traditional Easter activity - painting eggs! Then after-wards join in the fun of rolling your eggs down the Mount - whose egg will win the race?

Easter Eggspress North Bay Railway 

The railway is having an Easter Eggspress Treasure hunt for the kids with prizes on the 20th and 21st April.

Don’t forget to tell us about your favourite sculptures and discoveries tagging @Go_Yorkshire or visit facebook.com/GoYorkshire and from all of us here at Go Yorkshire have a very happy Easter!