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Easter in Yorkshire…

Don’t miss out this Easter…

Springtime is the ideal time to explore North Yorkshire in all its glory…

Enjoy some fresh air in the great outdoors, and explore the countryside and fields of snowdrops, 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.

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The Station, Richmond

A Family Day Out: The Station in Richmond, is a vibrant creative space; a cinema, a café, a gallery, and a place to shop… This Easter the Grand Queen Bunny was traveling through The Station with her precious collection of special Easter eggs when a naughty gang of little chicks staged a great egg robbery! Can you help find where they stashed their treasure so we can return the Queen’s eggs to her? Follow the clues to locate the the eggs, and when you’ve found them all the Queen’s friends in The Station Shop will give you a small prize to show her thanks for your help. Trail sheets are £1 per child and are available from The Station Shop from Saturday 23rd March – Sunday 14th April 2024 between 10am and 4pm.

Eat at: The Little Drummer Boy

Properties Nearby: Brompton Lakes,Darcy Mews,The Old Tack Room, 30 Frenchgate, Porte House 

The Station
The Forbidden Corner

Family Fun at Forbidden Corner

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

Properties Nearby: Hollins Farmhouse, Sun Hill Farm, West Grange.

Forbidden Corner
brymor Dairy

Brymor Dairy

A Family Day Out: Experience Yorkshire’s finest Real Dairy Ice Cream at Brymor Dairy, a parlour and cafe situated just outside Masham in stunning countryside just a stone’s throw away from the ancient ruin of Jervaulx Abbey. The children can run around and entertain themselves on our huge wooden climbing frame with its tyre swings, rope bridge, climbing wall, and slide – it’s a big hit with all the kids! Meet the animals at Pets Corner including a Shetland Pony, young heifers, rabbits, guinea pigs and goats.

Properties Nearby: Unbridled, Fletcher House, Highmoor

Brymor Dairy
Newby hall and gardens

Easter Trail & Live Children’s Theatre Performances at Newby Hall

A Family Day Out: Join our fairytale folk for a family woodland adventure this Easter Sunday and Monday at Newby Hall. Fairy Enchantica, Mr Fox and their fairy folk friends are excited to welcome families for a theatrical woodland adventure bringing the woodland Olympics to life. Live Children’s Theatre Performances of ‘The Case of the Missing Bunny’ by Story Craft Theatre, an award winning children’s theatre company that love a good twist, throughout the day. This show brings together puppetry, problem-solving and game playing like no other with the aim to get everyone working together to solve the missing bunny dilemma.

Properties Nearby: Unbridled, Fletcher House, Highmoor

Newby Hall
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Easter at Monk Park Farm

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! Feed the baby lambs and cuddle up to the fully grown ones in the petting barn where visitors can meet some of our smaller animals including guinea pigs, rabbits, goats and chickens. Open every day from 10am to 5pm, 22nd March – 8th April.

Eat at: Mannions, Helmsley

Properties Nearby: Unbridled, Fletcher House, Highmoor, Paddock View

Monk Park Farm

Piglets Adventure Farm

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!

From watching gravity-defying stunts at the Lunar Circus, with a new timetable of Animal Encounters and splash into action at The Beach as you explore exciting and interactive water features, whizz down our Cliffside Slide and build the tallest sandcastles. 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. 



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Hot Cross Buns

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.

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Easter Brownies

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!

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Simnel Cake

Whip up this fool proof traditional fruit cake recipe, topped with golden marzipan for your Easter holiday at home baking treat for the whole family.

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An Egg-cellent Cocktail

Why have Easter eggs when you can indulge in a boozy chocolate cocktail this Easter in North Yorkshire? The grown-up way to add a splash of creamy decadence to your Easter escape with Holiday at Home… Create a chic smooth cocktail crafted with creamy British potato vodka, Nine Tines from our friends on the farm at Greenbank Barns 

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Egg Carton Spring Chicks

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.

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Paper Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms bloom only briefly, but these tissue paper versions will last all spring.

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Embroidery Hoop Bunny

Make some Easter wall decor with two embroidery hoops and colourful fabric. Don't forgot a cotton ball for a fluffy tail.

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