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Springtime is the ideal time to explore North Yorkshire in all its glory, to enjoy some fresh air in the great outdoors, and explore the countryside, as well as the perfect chance to spend quality time with family and friends. With plenty of popular family-friendly activities on your doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice on where to spend your days in North Yorkshire before retiring to your luxury abode…
We have put together our top Easter activities for all of the family to help you make a plan this Easter holiday. We have even included our favourite lunch spots and places to pop in on the way home to make sure your Easter break is the most memorable for all of the family! For easier days, we have plenty of suggestions as to how to get the whole family involved this holiday.
A Family Day Out: Enjoy a day out for all of the family this Easter at Forbidden Corner, a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies, and surprises created within a four-acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales.
A family-friendly day out in Yorkshire, unlike anywhere that you have been before, ideal for the adventurers and those young at heart this Easter holiday!
Eat at: The Saddle Room
On your way home, drop in at: Middleham Castle
A Family Day Out: A family day out to Bolton Castle is a great way to combine fresh air, fun and learning in one brilliant package this Easter. There is a castle trail perfect to give your little ones some fun facts by taking part in a find and seek trail, ending with a chocolate reward.
Enjoy the lovely castle, gardens, maze, and views with the family this Easter holiday. The maze is available over the whole of the Easter holiday.
Eat at: The Wensleydale Heifer
On your way home, drop in at: Tennants Auction House
A Family Day Out: Take part in the Easter Hunt around the Enchanted Forest at Stockeld Park this Easter, gaze upon the GIANT Eggs and meet the Rainbow Bunnies along the way! Complete the trail to receive a chocolate treat. Enjoy the many themed playgrounds, magical maze, outdoor inflatables and pedal go-karts. Available over the course of the Easter holiday.
Eat at: Yolk Farm for the freshest golden-yolked eggs.
On your way home, drop in at: Knaresborough Market Day (Wednesday)
A Family Day Out: Crafting some choctastic Easter products at the Easter Masterclass at York’s Chocolate Story. Sample some of the finest chocolates with our chocolatier-led masterclass. Learn the secrets of chocolate making and decorating the perfect Easter egg. You’ll make chocolate truffles and learn techniques to try at home.
Eat at: Betty’s tea rooms
On your way home, drop in at: York’s Chocolate festival running from Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th April 2023.
A Family Day Out: Solve clues, sit at the Giant’s table, avoid the Troll as you head over the bridge and find the ingredients to pop into the cauldron at Newby Hall’s fairytale woodland family trail!
Celebrate Easter at Newby Hall with their fantastic family fun days! There are lots of activities for the whole family, courtesy of the wonderful characters from Enchantica. Meet magical characters from the Fairytale Woodland as you solve clues through the woodland walk…
Eat at: Swinton Park
On your way home, drop in at: Druid’s Temple to find the North’s answer to Stonehenge. Read about it whilst there to learn more.
A Family Day Out: Make a trip to Monk Park Farm this Easter for some very special fun themed activities, including the return of the Giant Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy Easter-themed craft activities, a large play park and sandpit, to giant bouncing pillows and a woodland walk, not to mention a mini train ride, electric go-karts and a barrel ride!
Eat at: Mannions, Helmsley
On your way home, drop in at: Helmsley’s Walled Garden
A Family Day Out: For non-stop Easter egg-citment, entertainment and activities for all ages, visit Piglets Adventure Farm. Enjoy their famous ‘Great Easter Egg Hunt’ with special prizes for all successful egg-splorers. Set eye’s on Springs sweetest arrivals – you can even try your hand at bottle feeding newborn lambs! Bo Peep returns with her hilarious Panto Show and The Magic Hatter will be here with some magical surprises up his sleeves. Complete your day with outdoor adventure including The Beach, Pink Barrel Train Rides and hop aboard the Tractor Trailer ride to discover even more fun in the Indoor Play Barn.
Eat at: Piglets Adventure Farm has plenty to offer to fill you up so there is no need to think of anywhere else to go
On your way home, drop in at: you and your piglets will be so tired from this day of egg-sploring that we don’t think you will be able to manage any other trips. Instead, make your way back to the comfort of your luxury holiday home to kick back and relax.
Easter eggs and chocolate have become synonymous with this special time of year. When the season changes from Winter to Spring, what better time to visit Kacao. This is our favourite local chocolaterie, based in Richmond, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. As well as lots of delicious chocolate on offer, Kacao also have many exciting chocolate making courses this Easter for kids of all ages to enjoy. Learn all about the sweet-tasting stuff, whilst chomping on marshmallows dipped in the running chocolate fountain. A great day out for all of the family!
After a long weekend of gorging ourselves on Easter chocolate, there is no better time to get out and about to explore the great outdoors. More appropriately named for an ice cream sundae than a hill, Roseberry Topping is nonetheless worth a visit. At 320 metres high it’s a challenging but achievable climb for the whole family, and once you’ve battled your way to the top you’ll enjoy sweeping views across North Yorkshire and Teesside.
Get your group together to enjoy the great Yorkshire fresh air with Adrenalin, based just outside Richmond, North Yorkshire. Enjoy archery, assault courses, zip wires, paintballing, and much more. The professional staff are on hand to provide you with fun and excitement in an experience you will want to repeat…
For more information, visit our page about what Adrenalin offers.
There are plenty of cycling routes around Yorkshire that will get you in the Easter spirit. Get out and about, soaking in the gorgeous Yorkshire surroundings before rewarding yourselves with a well-deserved rest at one of our local Yorkshire pubs. Snack away or feast at the pub before continuing on your way back to your holiday home.
For all of our Holiday at Home Easter guests, make sure to hop along to Brompton Lakes this year to enjoy a family friendly Easter Egg hunt and lots of Easter activities to entertain the kids. On the 8th and 12th April between 12pm-4pm you will find a delightful food truck serving delicious, freshly made treats!
Don’t panic if you have left things last minute this year as we still have availability at our luxury family friendly holiday homes across North Yorkshire this Easter too…
On the 8th and 12th April between 12pm-4pm you will find a delightful food truck serving delicious, freshly made treats at Brompton Lakes.
Pop in to reception at Brompton Lakes to solve the clues around site for a choc-tastic prize.
The Easter bunnies have left some fun activity packs at reception at Bromtpon Lakes so make sure you hop in!
One a penny two a penny Hot Cross Buns! Follow master baker Paul Hollywood’s recipe this Easter, made juicy with golden sultanas, fragrant with cinnamon and sticky with apricot jam.
Easter provides an excuse to eat as much chocolate as possible and if you love chocolate, then these ooey, gooey brownies with Cadburys Crème Eggs in the middle and op top are for you!
Recycling takes on a new, adorable meaning with these chicks. After making a delicious Easter brunch, save the empty egg cartons for a fun Easter craft for kids.
Cherry blossoms bloom only briefly, but these tissue paper versions will last all spring.