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100+ Events & Family Days Out in the North East | Easter Holidays 2017


Our School Easter Holidays run from Friday 7th April - Sunday 23rd April and that seems to be when most Easter events are happening around the North East so apologies if your holidays are different to this. Today's post is a bumper guide! I'll pin it to the top of my Facebook Page until the holidays are over so you'll always know where to find it if needed.

Our guide to what's on in the North East over Easter | 100+ Events & Family Days Out | Easter Holidays 2017


North East Easter Holidays | Daily Events throughout the Holidays


Don't forget to check out our guide to National Trust Egg Hunts 2017 for everything you need to know about this year's events and our 'North East Days Out' page here on North East Family Fun where we've reviewed over 100 North East attractions.

Giant Lego Brick Animals | WWT Washington

  • 8th April - 1st May
  • There will be giant LEGO structures sitting alongside real life cousins in this special LEGO exhibition. Trail is included with regular admission. 

Easter Egg Trail | Discovery Museum

  • 8th - 20th April
  • Follow the museum trail and spot the eggs. All completed trails will be entered into a prize draw to win a chocolate hamper
  • £1 per trail
Easter Eggstravaganza & Lambing | Whitehouse Farm

  • 8th - 23rd April
  • Join Whitehouse farm for an extra special Easter with added activities throughout the fortnight

Broomhouse Lambing Shed

  • Various dates throughout April
  • This is your chance to take a tractor ride and watch lambing live in action
  • From £5
  • Prebook in advance
Easter Activities | Seaton Delaval Hall
  • 8th - 23rd April
  • See the return of the Delaval sheep, follow the trail and spot lots of animals en-route. 
  • Included with admission

Easter Activities | Washington Old Hall
  • 10th - 23rd April
  • Take part in a range of Easter holiday activities
  • Included with admission - just turn up
Easter Activities | Gibside 
  • 8th - 23rd April
  • 11am - 3pm
  • Join the team at Gibside for lots of Easter fun and activities
  • Included with admission/small extra charge
Spring into Cherryburn
  • 7th - 24th April
  • See the lambs up close, identify moths, watch chicks hatch and bird ringing. 
  • 11am - 3:30pm
  • Included with regular admission
Easter Egg Hunt | Manor Walks
  • 10th - 15th April
  • Collect your Easter Egg checklist and spot Easter Eggs in various shop windows to collect a treat. 
  • FREE event
  • Children should be accompanied. 


Crafts from the Company of Artisans | Alnwick Castle
  • 8th April - 13th April
  • Your chance to get hands-on with some of the best artisans in the country
  • Included with regular Castle admission
Easter Chicks Trail | Northumberland Park Glass House Tea Room
  • April 10th - April 21st
  • Collect your trail map from the tearoom and spot the Easter chicks around the park. Claim a creme egg when you've completed the trail. £1 per map. 
Tree Top Easter Egg Hunt
  • Richardson Dees Park, Wallsend
  • April 10th - April 17th
  • Collect your answer card from the Verandah cafe (£1) and spot the giant eggs amongst the nests. Spot them all and you'll be rewarded with a chocolate treat. 
Easter Family Fun | Kirkley Hall Zoo
  • There will be an Easter Egg hunt running alongside regular activities. Included with regular admission. 
  • Dates | 8th - 23rd April

Our guide to what's on in the North East over Easter | 100+ Events & Family Days Out | Easter Holidays 2017


Saturday 8th April



Farmyard Friends | Preston Park
  • Meet a selection of farmyard animals including a goat, turkey, alpaca, rabbits, hens, ducks guinea pigs and more
  • 10am - 4pm
  • Included with regular admission

Toddler Tales & Trails : Superworm | Hardwick Hall
  • Family storytelling and craft sessions. 
  • £4 per child (book in advance)

Crafts at the Castle | Newcastle Castle
  • Create swords, shields, helmets with the materials provided
  • Drop-in activity, included with regular Castle admission

Peterkin the Jester | Alnwick Castle
  • Meet the traditional English fool as he entertains the crowds with his tricks and jokes
  • Included with regular Castle admission
Archery Weekend | Gibside
  • Your chance to try your hand at archery
  • £1 for 3 arrows
  • Just turn up
  • 11am - 3pm

Sunday 9th April



Farmyard Friends | Preston Park
Meet a selection of farmyard animals including a goat, turkey, alpaca, rabbits, hens, ducks guinea pigs and more
  • 10am - 4pm
  • Included with regular admission

Peterkin the Jester | Alnwick Castle
  • Meet the traditional English fool as he entertains the crowds with his tricks and jokes
  • Included with regular Castle admission
Souter Seashore Safari
  • Discover salty sea creatures galore. Learn how to tell your winkles from your whelks. 
  • 9:30 - 11:30am - £1 per person (no need to pre-book
  • Meet on Foghorn Field wearing sensible shoes

Archery Weekend | Gibside
  • Your chance to try your hand at archery
  • £1 for 3 arrows
  • Just turn up
  • 11am - 3pm
Easter bonnet making | Ormesby Hall
  • Design your very own Easter bonnet
  • £1 per child
  • 1pm - 3pm

Monday 10th April


Blooming Marvellous | Preston Park
  • Create a flower from funky foam and plant in Preston Park's garden installation
  • 10am - 3:30pm
  • Included with regular admission
Grow Monday | Cragside
  • Join the team for plant related activities
  • 11am - 3pm
  • Included with regular admission
Get Creative with Blaze & the Monster Machines | intu Metrocentre

  • Paint with the wheels of a monster machine and play with Blaze Mega blocs
  • 10:30am - 6pm
  • FREE drop-in event

Shimmer & Shine Beauty Parlour | intu Metrocentre

  • Transform yourself into a genie like Shimmer & Shine with glitter tattoos and face paints
  • 10:30am - 6pm
  • FREE drop-in event

Design your own Easter Egg | Gateshead Central Library
  • Drop into Gateshead Library and design your own Easter Egg using materials provided
  • FREE drop in event 10am - 12:30pm 

Crafts at the Castle | Newcastle Castle
  • Create swords, shields, helmets with the materials provided
  • Drop-in activity, included with regular Castle admission

Discovering Animal Bones | Great North Museum (Hancock)
  • Join Natural History experts in the learning zone and explore the world of bones
  • FREE drop in event 10:30am - 12:30pm 

Laser fun for children | The Word South Shields
  • Use state of the art lasers to design something you are proud of. Suitable for ages 10+ (ages 10-12 years should be accompanied by an adult)
  • 1pm-3pm tickets cost £10.50 each and should be pre-booked

Coding with Star Wars | The Word South Shields
  • Use coding to control a droid in a Star Wars game
  • Ages 9-11 years from 11am-12noon
  • FREE event, pre-booking required 

As Seen On TV | The Word South Shields
  • Join a TV crew and help create a TV show in the brand new TV studio in The Word
  • Ages 8-12 years. Sessions are 10am - 12noon, 12:30pm - 2:30pm & 3pm - 5pm
  • Tickets should be pre-booked and cost £12 each

Lego EV3 Robot Explorer | The Word South Shields
  • Learn how to programme and control a Lego EV3 robot
  • Suitable for ages 11-14 years
  • FREE event, pre-booking required. 2pm-3:30pm 

Peterkin the Jester | Alnwick Castle
  • Meet the traditional English fool as he entertains the crowds with his tricks and jokes
  • Included with regular Castle admission

Junior Conservation Day | Souter Lighthouse
  • Take a look at the historic objects within Souter Lighthouse and lend a hand caring for them
  • Suitable for children aged 7+
  • Free event (included with regular admission)
  • Booking essential - call 0191 529 0909

Decorate a plant pot | Ormesby Hall
  • Decorate a plant pot and plant a seed
  • 1pm - 3pm
  • £1 per child

Tuesday 11th April



Blooming Marvellous | Preston Park
  • Create a flower from funky foam and plant in Preston Park's garden installation
  • 10am - 3:30pm
  • Included with regular admission
Shimmer & Shine's Genie Bottle Sand Art | intu Metrocentre
  • Create your own magical genie bottle
  • 10:30am - 6pm
  • FREE drop in event

Half Shell Heroes Slime Station | intu Metrocentre
  • Make your own slime! 
  • 10:30am - 6pm
  • FREE drop-in event

Cracking Easter Crafts | Discovery Museum
  • Drop-in Easter craft workshops. Make your own pop-up Easter card, create an Easter mug or decorate your own egg cup

Babbling Vagabonds | Great North Museum (Hancock)
  • Join Babbling Vagabonds and help create a magical, theatrical adventure as inspired by the Bones exhibition. Expect props, dress up and lots of audience interaction.
  • 12:30-2pm and 2:30-4pm. Aimed at children aged 5-11 years and their families.
  • Tickets are £4.50 per person and should be pre-booked. Children should be accompanied by a paying adult.

Easter Park Pursuit | Northumberland Park, Visitor Centre Education Room
  • Park wardens will create exciting and unusual ways for you to explore the park. 
  • £1.50 per child, pay on the day/drop-in

Easter Bonnet Competition | Richardson Dees Park Pavillion, Wallsend
  • Create your very own Easter bonnet! Bonnets will be uploaded to Facebook and the one with the most votes will win.
  • 1pm-3pm
  • £4 per child 

Laser fun for children | The Word South Shields
  • Use state of the art lasers to design something you are proud of. Suitable for ages 10+ (ages 10-12 years should be accompanied by an adult)
  • 10am-12noon tickets cost £10.50 each and should be pre-booked

Lego EV3 Robot Explorer | The Word South Shields
  • Learn how to programme and control a Lego EV3 robot
  • Suitable for ages 11-14 years
  • FREE event, pre-booking required. 2pm-3:30pm 

As Seen On TV | The Word South Shields
  • Join a TV crew and help create a TV show in the brand new TV studio in The Word
  • Ages 13-18 years. Sessions are 10am - 12noon, 12:30pm - 2:30pm & 3pm - 5pm
  • Tickets should be pre-booked and cost £12 each


Minecraft Hour of Code | The Word South Shields
  • Step inside Minecraft and learn how coding can control a character in the game
  • Suitable for ages 8-10 years from 11am - 12noon
  • FREE event, tickets should be pre-booked. 


Potter-inspired Characters | Alnwick Castle
  • Meet characters inspired by the wonderful world of Harry Potter
  • Included with regular Castle admission

Easter Fun Day | Souter Lighthouse
  • There will be egg and spoon races, egg rolling, sack races, hook a duck, Easter crafts and more. 
  • 11am - 4pm
  • £2 per child

Wednesday 12th April

Jean & Morag Do Spring Cleaning
  • This comedy duo need a helping hand with their Spring cleaning. Join in with washboards, dolly tubs and possers.
  • 10am - 3:30pm
  • Included with regular admission

Meet Paw Patrol | Intu Metrocentre

  • Join the Nick Jnr Allstars as they take over kids club for a few hours
  • FREE event but you must book a ticket

Norman Night Outdoor Tours | Newcastle Castle
  • Meet Clovis, a Normal Knight who will take you on a guided tour of the Castle grounds and bring history to life. Recommend for ages 10+. Tour begins at 11am
  • Tickets include Castle admission and cost £5 per child and £8 per adult

Babbling Vagabonds | Great North Museum (Hancock)
  • Join Babbling Vagabonds and help create a magical, theatrical adventure as inspired by the Bones exhibition. Expect props, dress up and lots of audience interaction.
  • 10:30am-12noon, 12:30-2pm and 2:30-4pm. Aimed at children aged 5-11 years and their families.
  • Tickets are £4.50 per person and should be pre-booked. Children should be accompanied by a paying adult.

Laser fun for children | The Word South Shields
  • Use state of the art lasers to design something you are proud of. Suitable for ages 10+ (ages 10-12 years should be accompanied by an adult)
  • 1pm-3pm tickets cost £10.50 each and should be pre-booked

Coding with Star Wars | The Word South Shields
  • Use coding to control a droid in a Star Wars game
  • Ages 9-11 years from 2pm - 3pm
  • FREE event, pre-booking required 

Minecraft Hour of Code | The Word South Shields
  • Step inside Minecraft and learn how coding can control a character in the game
  • Suitable for ages 8-10 years from 11am - 12noon
  • FREE event, tickets should be pre-booked. 

Easter Egg Decorating | Richardson Dees Park, Wallsend
  • Have fun decorating eggs with craft materials and paint provided.
  • 1pm-3pm. £2 per child.

Potter-inspired Characters | Alnwick Castle
  • Meet characters inspired by the wonderful world of Harry Potter
  • Included with regular Castle admission

Easter Fun Day | Souter Lighthouse
  • There will be egg and spoon races, egg rolling, sack races, hook a duck, Easter crafts and more. 
  • 11am - 4pm
  • £2 per child

Thursday 13th April


Get Set Grow | Preston Park
  • Join the gardening team as they prepare their beds for the new season. You can also make your own plant pot to take home
  • 10am - 3:30pm
  • Included with regular admission

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them | Great North Museum (Hancock)
  • The ERIC North East team will be giving talks about the various wildlife in our region and how/where to spot them. 
  • Bones Learning Zone 11am, 12noon and 2:30pm 
  • FREE drop-in event


Get Crafty : North East in a Box | Shipley Art Gallery
  • Use odds and ends to create your own North East story in a box
  • 10am - 2pm, drop in activity
  • £2.50 per child

Potter-inspired Characters | Alnwick Castle
  • Meet characters inspired by the wonderful world of Harry Potter
  • Included with regular Castle admission

Souter Seashore Safari | Souter Lighthouse
  • Discover salty sea creatures galore. Learn how to tell your winkles from your whelks. 
  • 9:30 - 11:30am - £1 per person (no need to pre-book
  • Meet on Foghorn Field wearing sensible shoes

Cracking Easter Crafts | Discovery Museum
  • Drop-in Easter craft workshops. Make your own pop-up Easter card, create an Easter mug or decorate your own egg cup
  • Small charge for some crafts

Our guide to what's on in the North East over Easter | 100+ Events & Family Days Out | Easter Holidays 2017


 Friday 14th April (Good Friday)


Easter Adventure Quest | Tynemouth Priory, Belsay Hall & Warkworth Castle
  • Join a character from the past and explore the priory and castle. Complete the trail for a chocolate treat.
  • Included with regular admission

Plant Pot Fun | Preston Park
  • Join the gardening team as they prepare their beds for the new season. You can also make your own plant pot to take home
  • 10am - 3:30pm
  • Included with regular admission

Meet the Easter Bunny | Woodhorn Museum
  • Meet the Easter Bunny at Woodhorn and receive a small treat
  • 11am - 3pm drop-in, FREE activity

Jesting with Zooted | Alnwick Castle
  • Fire-eating, sword juggling & hilarious jesters will be entertaining the crowds at Alnwick Castle this weekend
  • Included with regular admission
Chocolate workshops | Life Science Centre
  • Take part in a 20 minute workshop, test your taste buds and discover why we love chocolate so much
  • Ages 5+, included with admission, book on arrival (first come first service)

Egg rolling competition | Gibside
  • Bring your hard boiled egg along to Gibside and join in with their competition. 
  • 12noon
  • Event is included with admission

Blyth Annual Easter Egg Hunt | Blyth Beach
  • Take part in a FREE Easter Egg hunt with games and prizes
  • 11am - 4pm
  • Drop-in event

Saturday 15th April


Hop film screening | Preston Park
  • Join Preston Park in their Easter movie special
  • Doors open 1:30pm 
  • Tickets are priced at £2 per person

The Wizard of Oz Easter Panto with Ashleigh & Pudsey | Tyne Theatre & Opera House
  • Ashleigh & Pudsey and Bobby Davro star in this special Easter panto version of this much-loved tale.
  • 3pm and 7pm
  • Tickets from £17

Easter Adventure Quest | Tynemouth Priory, Belsay Hall and Warkworth Castle 
  • Join a character from the past and explore the priory and castle. Complete the trail for a chocolate treat.
  • Included with regular admission

Easter Kite Festival | Birdoswald Roman Fort
  • Get to grips with the art of kite flying. There will be demonstrations to music and a chance to make and fly your own kite
  • 11am - 5pm
  • Included with admission

Roman Spring Festival | Arbeia Roman Fort
  • A Time & Tide event with street food, Roman storytelling, weapon displays, music, demonstrations, egg rolling & more
  • FREE event 11am - 4pm

Crafts at the Castle | Newcastle Castle
  • Create swords, shields, helmets with the materials provided
  • Drop-in activity, included with regular Castle admission


Easter Crafts | Creation Station at The Word South Shields
  • Make an Easter bunny handprint, an Easter bunny bag and an Easter crown
  • Suitable for ages 2-11 years from 11am - 12noon
  • Tickets should be pre-booked and cost £6 per child and £4 for siblings


Easter Treasure Trail & Crafts | Rising Sun Country Park, Exhibition Room
  • Crack the code to open the box of Easter eggs. Explore the country park searching for clues and enjoy Easter related crafts
  • 10am or 11am, £5 per child (includes Easter Egg)

Meet the Easter Bunny | Woodhorn Museum
  • Meet the Easter Bunny at Woodhorn and receive a small treat
  • 11am - 3pm drop-in, FREE activity

North East Bikers Easter Egg Run | Woodhorn Museum
  • Watch at 100s of bikers leave Woodhorn in spectacular style as they collect Easter Eggs to deliver to children's wards across the region
  • Takes place between 11am - 11:30am
  • FREE event (car parking charge may apply)

Jesting with Zooted | Alnwick Castle
  • Fire-eating, sword juggling & hilarious jesters will be entertaining the crowds at Alnwick Castle this weekend
  • Included with regular admission
Chocolate workshops | Life Science Centre
  • Take part in a 20 minute workshop, test your taste buds and discover why we love chocolate so much
  • Ages 5+, included with admission, book on arrival (first come first service)
Egg rolling competition | Gibside
  • Bring your hard boiled egg along to Gibside and join in with their competition. 
  • 12noon
  • Event is included with admission
Stargazing for families | Housesteads Roman Fort
  • Join astronomers as they share fun ways to learn about the moon, stars, planets and cosmos. Suitable for all ages
  • Tickets are £5 each and should be booked in advance
  • 7pm - 9pm
Newbiggin's 7th Annual Kite Festival | Newbiggin Maritime Centre
  • Children's Kite workshops, kite flying, children's rides and entertainment
  • 10am - 4pm

Sunday 16th April (Easter Sunday)


We're Going on an Egg Hunt | Preston Park
  • Find the Easter Eggs hidden around the museum and grounds
  • 10am - 3:30pm
  • £5 per participant
  • Drop in event

The Wizard of Oz Easter Panto with Ashleigh & Pudsey | Tyne Theatre & Opera House
  • Ashleigh & Pudsey and Bobby Davro star in this special Easter panto version of this much-loved tale.
  • 1pm and 5pm
  • Tickets from £17

Easter Kite Festival | Birdoswald Roman Fort
  • Get to grips with the art of kite flying. There will be demonstrations to music and a chance to make and fly your own kite
  • 11am - 5pm
  • Included with admission

Roman Spring Festival | Arbeia Roman Fort
  • A Time & Tide event with street food, Roman storytelling, weapon displays, music, demonstrations, egg rolling & more
  • FREE event 11am - 4pm


Choco-motion | Stephenson Railway Museum
  • Ride on the Easter Eggspress & take part in a special Easter trail
  • 11am - 3pm
  • FREE entry to museum, small charge for heritage train ride
Meet the Easter Bunny | Woodhorn Museum
  • Meet the Easter Bunny at Woodhorn and receive a small treat
  • 11am - 3pm drop-in, FREE activity

Jesting with Zooted | Alnwick Castle
  • Fire-eating, sword juggling & hilarious jesters will be entertaining the crowds at Alnwick Castle this weekend
  • Included with regular admission
Beastly Egg Hunt & Create Your Own Faberge Egg | Bamburgh Castle
  • Create a beautifully decorated egg to take home and spot the golden eggs around the castle
  • Included with regular admission

Medieval Archer | Bamburgh Castle
  • Join Rusty the archer as he explains the life of a medieval archer. There's a small charge to have a try yourself

Chocolate workshops | Life Science Centre
  • Take part in a 20 minute workshop, test your taste buds and discover why we love chocolate so much
  • Ages 5+, included with admission, book on arrival (first come first service)

Egg rolling competition | Gibside
  • Bring your hard boiled egg along to Gibside and join in with their competition. 
  • 12noon
  • Event is included with admission

Easter Adventure Quest | Tynemouth Priory, Belsay Hall & Warkworth Castle
  • Join a character from the past and explore the priory and castle. Complete the trail for a chocolate treat.
  • Included with regular admission

Newbiggin's 7th Annual Kite Festival | Newbiggin Maritime Centre
  • Children's Kite workshops, kite flying, children's rides and entertainment
  • 10am - 4pm

Monday 17th April (Easter Monday)



Naomi's Wild & Scary Show | Tyne Theatre & Opera House
  • Join TV Presenter Naomi Wilkinson as she talks about and shows you some scary creatures on stage
  • 2pm
  • Tickets priced from £15.50
Roman Spring Festival | Arbeia Roman Fort
  • A Time & Tide event with street food, Roman story telling, weapon displays, music, demonstrations, egg rolling & more
  • FREE drop-in event 11am - 4pm
Easter Kite Festival | Birdoswald Roman Fort
  • Get to grips with the art of kite flying. There will be demonstrations to music and a chance to make and fly your own kite
  • 11am - 5pm
  • Included with admission
Crafts at the Castle | Newcastle Castle
  • Create swords, shields, helmets with the materials provided
  • Drop-in activity, included with regular Castle admission
Meet the Easter Bunny | Woodhorn Museum
  • Meet the Easter Bunny at Woodhorn and receive a small treat
  • 11am - 3pm drop-in, FREE activity
Jesting with Zooted | Alnwick Castle
  • Fire-eating, sword juggling & hilarious jesters will be entertaining the crowds at Alnwick Castle this weekend
  • Included with regular admission

We're Going on an Egg Hunt | Preston Park
  • Find the Easter Eggs hidden around the museum and grounds
  • 10am - 3:30pm
  • £5 per participant
  • Drop in event

Medieval Archer | Bamburgh Castle
  • Join Rusty the archer as he explains the life of a medieval archer. There's a small charge to have a try yourself

Chocolate workshops | Life Science Centre
  • Take part in a 20 minute workshop, test your taste buds and discover why we love chocolate so much
  • Ages 5+, included with admission, book on arrival (first come first service)
Junior Conservation Day | Souter Lighthouse
  • Take a look at the historic objects within Souter Lighthouse and lend a hand caring for them
  • Suitable for children aged 7+
  • Free event (included with regular admission)
Easter Adventure Quest | Tynemouth Priory, Belsay Hall & Warkworth Castle 
  • Join a character from the past and explore the priory and castle. Complete the trail for a chocolate treat.
  • Included with regular admission

Egg rolling competition | Gibside
  • Bring your hard boiled egg along to Gibside and join in with their competition. 
  • 12noon
  • Event is included with admission
Petting Zoo | Manor Walks
  • A mix of reptiles, amphibians and furry friends will be visiting Manor Walks today. This interactive family event is suitable for all ages and FREE. Just turn up.

Our guide to what's on in the North East over Easter | 100+ Events & Family Days Out | Easter Holidays 2017

Tuesday 18th April


Kirkley Kritters | Kirkley Hall Zoo
  • Get up close and personal with tarantulas, frogs, geckos, spiders, beetles and stick insects
  • Included with regular admission
  • Drop-in activity
Nick Jr All Stars / Shimmer & Shine | intu Eldon Square
  • Grab some Nick Jr props and pose in front of the giant green screen and step inside the Shimmer & Shine beauty parlour where there'll be hair braiding, glitter tattoos and friendship bracelets
  • FREE drop in event

Chocolini's | Preston Park
  • Join the talented Chocolini's team as they demonstrate their chocolate making skills throughout the day
  • 11am - 3pm
  • Included in admission
Easter Park Pursuit | Northumberland Park, Visitor Centre Education Room
  • Park wardens will create exciting and unusual ways for you to explore the park. 
  • £1.50 per child, pay on the day/drop-in
Den building | Rising Sun Country Park
  • Suitable for ages 5+, explore the woods and create your very own den using natural materials
  • 10:30am - tickets are £3 per child 
Campfire fun | Rising Sun Country Park
  • Suitable for ages 6+, join the wardens to build a campfire and then cook and enjoy some tasty snacks around the fire. 
  • 1:30pm - 3pm - £3 per child including snacks
Peterkin the Jester | Alnwick Castle
  • Meet the traditional English fool as he entertains the crowds with his tricks and jokes
  • Included with regular Castle admission
Medieval Falconry | Alnwick Castle
  • Expert falconry, history and theatre are combined in these stunning displays not to be missed
  • Included with regular Castle admission
Medieval Archer | Bamburgh Castle
  • Join Rusty the archer as he explains the life of a medieval archer. There's a small charge to have a try yourself
Easter Fun Day | Souter Lighthouse
  • There will be egg and spoon races, egg rolling, sack races, hook a duck, Easter crafts and more. 
  • 11am - 4pm
  • £2 per child
Coil Mobiles and Seed Planting | Discovery Museum
  • Create a coil mobile, paint your own plant pots and plant your own seeds
  • 11am - 3pm
  • Drop-in activity
  • Small charge for some activities

Wednesday 19th April


Norman Night Outdoor Tours | Newcastle Castle
  • Meet Clovis, a Normal Knight who will take you on a guided tour of the Castle grounds and bring history to life. Recommend for ages 10+. Tour begins at 11am
  • Tickets include Castle admission and cost £5 per child and £8 per adult
Sprinkles Chocolate Workshop | Preston Park
  • Create your own chocolate masterpiece in a workshop. Sessions will take part throughout the day. Limited places - book on arrival
  • £3 per participant
Nick Jr All Stars / Half Shell Heroes | intu Eldon Square
  • Grab some Nick Jr props and pose in front of the giant green screen then join the half shell Ninja academy where you'll learn skills and craft your own pizza
  • FREE drop-in event

Live Animal Handling | Great North Museum (Hancock)
  • This is your chance to meet & hold real life frogs, snakes, geckos, owls, scorpions, hedgehogs and more
  • 11am - 3pm
  • FREE drop in event
Games on the Green | Richardson Dees Park, Wallsend
  • Test your skills against your friends and family with archery, mini golf and mini tennis
  • 11am - 2pm - £1 per child, pay on the day.
Peterkin the Jester | Alnwick Castle
  • Meet the traditional English fool as he entertains the crowds with his tricks and jokes
  • Included with regular Castle admission
Medieval Falconry | Alnwick Castle
  • Expert falconry, history and theatre are combined in these stunning displays not to be missed
  • Included with regular Castle admission
Easter Fun Day | Souter Lighthouse
  • There will be egg and spoon races, egg rolling, sack races, hook a duck, Easter crafts and more. 
  • 11am - 4pm
  • £2 per child

Thursday 20th April


Just what the doctor ordered | Arbeia Roman Fort
  • Find out what the Roman's actually ate (and try some yourself), discuss what impact the Roman's had on our modern diet and meet a Greek surgeon who worked on Hadrian's Wall. 
  • FREE drop-in event 11am - 3pm
Blaze & the Monster Trucks | intu Eldon Square
  • Join Blaze & the Monster Trucks driving school and test yourself as you avoid the cones. Then create your very own personalised number plate with instant photo printing
  • FREE drop in event

Sprinkles Chocolate Workshop | Preston Park
  • Create your own chocolate masterpiece in a workshop. Sessions will take part throughout the day. Limited places - book on arrival
  • £3 per participant
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them | Great North Museum (Hancock)
  • The ERIC North East team will be giving talks about the various wildlife in our region and how/where to spot them. 
  • Bones Learning Zone 11am, 12noon and 2:30pm 
  • FREE drop-in event

Springtime Stories at The Word | The Word South Shields
  • Storyworld will be transformed into a Springtime Wonderland as Wordy tells the tale of lovable animals and friends. This immersive experience will take children on a real adventure. 
  • Performance Times | 10am - 10:40am, 11:15am - 11:55am & 2pm - 2:40pm
  • Tickets cost from £1 - £3.50 and should be pre-booked
The Elves & the Shoemaker | Northern Stage
  • A topsy-turvey retelling of this classic tale with original live music, puppetry & laugh out loud characters
  • 2 daily performances 
  • Tickets are priced from £9.50

Peterkin the Jester | Alnwick Castle
  • Meet the traditional English fool as he entertains the crowds with his tricks and jokes
  • Included with regular Castle admission

Medieval Falconry | Alnwick Castle
  • Expert falconry, history and theatre are combined in these stunning displays not to be missed
  • Included with regular Castle admission

Aliens Love Ben Cort | Seven Stories
  • Meet the illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants and join this interactive family event full of drawing tips.
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Booking essential (£3 per person + regular admission)
Coil Mobiles and Seed Planting | Discovery Museum
  • Create a coil mobile, paint your own plant pots and plant your own seeds
  • 11am - 3pm
  • Drop-in activity
  • Small charge for some activities

Friday 21st April 


Bunny Take Over | Preston Park
  • Meet cute bunnies and give them a little cuddle
  • 10am - 3:30pm
  • Included with admission
Paw Patrol Visit | intu Eldon Square
  • Meet and Greet Marshall or Chase - FREE event but tickets must be pre-booked


Springtime Stories at The Word | The Word South Shields
  • Storyworld will be transformed into a Springtime Wonderland as Wordy tells the tale of lovable animals and friends. This immersive experience will take children on a real adventure. 
  • Performance Times | 10am - 10:40am, 11:15am - 11:55am & 2pm - 2:40pm
  • Tickets cost from £1 - £3.50 and should be pre-booked

The Elves & the Shoemaker | Northern Stage
  • A topsy-turvey retelling of this classic tale with original live music, puppetry & laugh out loud characters
  • 2 daily performances 
  • Tickets are priced from £9.50

Saturday 22nd April



Gladiator Swords & Shields | Arbeia Roman Fort
  • Prepare for battle and design your own sword and shield
  • FREE drop-in event 11am - 2pm
Family Foraging Walks | Preston Park
  • Discover how to find edible plants and herbs
  • 2 hour workshop at 10am and 1pm
  • £5 per adult and £2.50 per child
  • Event should be booked in advance
 Bunny Fun | Preston Park
  • Join a fun range of workshops to help perfect your essential bunny skills. Included with admission/small additional charge
  • 10am - 3:30pm
St George's Day Pageant | Warkworth Castle 
  • Join Medieval townsfolk, musicians and nobles as they celebrate with combat displays and music
  • 11am - 5pm
  • Included with admission
The Elves & the Shoemaker | Northern Stage

  • A topsy-turvey retelling of this classic tale with original live music, puppetry & laugh out loud characters
  • 2 daily performances 
  • Tickets are priced from £9.50
Craft and Food Fayre | Sunderland Winter Gardens
  • Seasonal crafts and food for sale with children's activities and events
  • FREE event
Trolls (Branch and Poppy) Mascot Visit | Ocean Beach South Shields
  • Branch and Poppy will be dropping by Ocean Beach to say hi between 2:30pm and 3:15pm
  • Take photos for FREE
  • Just turn up

Sunday 23rd April


St George's Day Celebration | Gibside
  • Make your own flag, play cricket and enjoy traditional English scones
  • 11am - 3pm
  • Included with admission
St George's Day Pageant | Warkworth Castle 
  • Join Medieval townsfolk, musicians and nobles as they celebrate with combat displays and music
  • 11am - 5pm
  • Included with admission
Bunny Fun | Preston Park
  • Join a fun range of workshops to help perfect your essential bunny skills. Included with admission/small additional charge
  • 10am - 3:30pm

DISCLAIMER TIME | THESE EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE - PLEASE CHECK DETAILS BEFORE ATTENDING

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  1. I can see why this took you a while to write. This is EPIC! Sharing on Friday and pinning. I'll be coming back to this again and again as I plan our Easter. Thank you

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  2. Wow! Thank you! What a fantastic list. I will be saving this and coming back to it closer to the Easter holidays :D x

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  3. Brill list Sam! I fancy the arbaeia roman fort activities and Preston Park. I went to both as a kid but haven't taken the girls yet.

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