What’s on – Easter Weekend 2019

It’s the long Easter weekend!! Knutsford is all ready for the Bunny Hop (full details below), Northwich is hosting its Great Easter Egg Hunt and there are special Easter celebrations at Tatton, The Anderton Boat Lift and elsewhere! It’s the last chance to take part in most of the holiday activities happening all over too…

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Good Friday Children’s Service

St John’s Church, Knutsord
Fri 19th April 10 am

Join us on Good Friday for a short service aimed at children to give a simple message about Good Friday. There’ll be singing, games, a quiz and Easter snack! Click to view our website

An Egg-Chanted Easter at Tatton

Tatton Park, Knutsford
Fri 19th April – Mon 22nd April

We have fabulous trails with the Fairy Godmother in the Mansion, spot Rapunzel in the Gardens and run around with the Gingerbread Man at the Farm. Visit Dairy Wood in the Parkland and help Little Red Riding Hood find her easter eggs – watch out for the Wolf!  Plus, all this Easter, we have lots of cracking good entertainment going on in the Stableyard including magic show fun, puppet shows, glitter tattoos and seasonal food and gifts (times apply on the day)! Normal admission applies. Click for more details

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Meet the Birds weekend at Glebe Farm

Glebe Farm, Congelton
Fri 19th April – Mon 22nd April 10am – 4pm

Join The Feathery Folk at Glebe Farm for Easter weekend! Meet our birds up close in our flying demos at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. We will also have lots of fun activities for the kids, making bird feeders, dissecting owl pellets, Easter owl hunt with prizes and craft activities. Only £3 per person or £10 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children, extra children only £2) under 2’s go free. Click for more details.

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Easter Eggstravaganza at the Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift
Fri 19th – Mon 22nd April

We’re going all out at our Anderton Boat Lift annual Easter Eggstravaganza! For the little ones, there’ll be arts and crafts in the marquee, meet and greet with all your favourite characters, plus a special Easter Treasure Hunt with a prize for everyone that can solve the mystery. This is a free event but for a small extra cost, you can also enjoy a river cruise or boat trip into the lift on the Edwin Clark trip boat! Click for more details.

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

The Market Café, Knutsford Market Hall
Sat 20th April 9 – 9:45am and 10 – 10:45am

*PLACES STILL AVAILABLE 9am* Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Tickets £5, include kids breakfast, soft drinks ,and a gift. Two sittings available! Pop in and see us for tickets from Saturday 30th March. Click for more details.

Knusford Bunny Hop

Knutsford town centre
Sat 20th April 10am – 4pm

Our annual Bunny Hop is back! Our bunnies will be lining the streets of Knutsford on 20th April. Find the bunnies, write down the letter and when you have all 9 unscramble the words and find a phrase associated with Easter. Pop your entry into the special post box in Knutsford Heritage Centre. Along the way enjoy the treats, & fun! Please try to remember your postcard if you have received one through school (though some will be available on the day). Please also bring a pencil/pen and a bag for all the treats! Click for more details

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The Great Northwich Easter Egg Hunt

Northwich town centre
Sat 20th April 9:30am – 4pm

Join the Great Northwich Easter Hunt and find all the chicks and bunnies hidden in Northwich businesses. Chocolate Easter Egg for all completed entries!  Click for more details

Easter Family Fun Day

Bents Garden and Home, Glazebury
Sat 20th April 11am – 3pm

Join the Bents Easter Bunny and their friends for a whole host of activities, including; face painting, Easter themed crafting activities, treasure hunt, stilt walkers, mystic ball jugglers and even a visit from a miniature farm were children can get up and close and help to feed the animals. Click here for more details and to book.

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Easter Day Family Service

St John’s Church, Knutsord
Sun 21st April 10:15 am

Everyone is welcome to come along and celebrate Easter with us at St Johns at our all age family service! This lasts between 45mins to an hour and aims to have something for all ages! It’s a great way to start your Easter Sunday by thinking about why the resurrection is worth celebrating. If you’ve not been before then do pop in! Click to view our website

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Lymm Duck Race

The Dingle, Lymm
Mon 22nd April 12:30pm

Our annual Duck Race is held each year on Easter Monday at 12:30pm. The event hosts a variety of stalls and rides in Lymm Village Centre all raising money for good causes open from 10:30am. Tickets are available online until midday, or on the day in the village 10:30am until 12:30pm. Click for more details and to book

Easter Afternoon Tea at Cottons

Cottons Hotel & Spa, Knutsford
Mon 15th April to Sun 28th April from 12:30pm 

Treat the family with our Easter afternoon tea! There’s an adult and children’s version, both including sandwiches and an amazing selection of sweet treats. Kids will also get an Easter egg to take home! £12.95 per child, £23.95 per adult. Click here to read Knutty Mums’ review. Call the Restaurant Team on 01565 650333 to book.

Bottle Feeding and Farm Walk

Riverside Organic, Davenham
Fri 5th, Weds 10th, Sun 14th, Thurs 18th & Sat 20th April 10:45am

Meet the new arrivals on the farm, help us to bottle feed the babies and then go on an escorted walk to meet and feed the other 4 legged residents. Aimed at toddlers / preschool and younger primary school children but older children and babies are welcome. £6 per participated child (1 accompanying adult free of charge). Sessions are approximately 1 hour. Please book in advance. Click for more details

Flight Academy – Airport Life

Runway Visitor Park, Altrincham
Sat 13th April – Mon 22nd April (excluding Easter Sunday)

*For ages 4-12* Learn about the different job roles at Manchester airport! Try your hand at being a pilot, cabin crew or air traffic controller in our role play session. We will go outside to see if we can see any of the job roles that we have covered in action on the runway! 2 sessions available for ages 4 to 7, or 8 to 12yrs.  £7 per child. Book in advance. Please see our What’s On page for T&C’s & guidelines for this tour before you book. Click for more details.

Meet Peter Rabbit and his animal friends

Grange Farm Country Store, Lowton
Mon 15th April – Sun 21st April

Come & join in our spectacular Easter holiday fun down on the farm and meet Peter rabbit & his friends. Enjoy a story from Peter himself. Meet and brush his rabbit and guinea pig friends and feed all his bigger animal friends. Bottle feed the lambs and take his baby alpacas for a walk. Booking times are: 10am – 1pm or 2 – 5pm. Adults £5 children £15. Discount on family tickets please enquire or book via telephone: 01925 290062 or 07585040503. Click for more details. 

Easter Holidays Get Set, Blast Off! (Under 7s)

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
Mon 8th – Mon 22nd April (not on Sundays) various times

Join us on a fun-filled rocket trip into space, exploring our Solar System and playing lots of games along the way. Sessions last around 20 minutes and are designed for children aged 7 and under. These sessions are very popular and have a limited availability. Places can’t be pre-booked and are allocated upon arrival. If you’re not able to join a session, don’t worry, there’s lots of other fun activities to get involved with throughout the day. Free with general admission. Click for more details

Science Show: It’s Elemental

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
Mon 8th – Mon 22nd April (not on Sundays) 11am, 12pm, 2:30pm

Why do some things burn, or float, or stick to magnets? The answer – It’s Elemental! This Easter, spark your curiosity by joining us at Jodrell Bank to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table. Be surprised and excited by the elements you encounter every day in our Science Show, which takes you from the Big Bang to life on Earth via an exploding star or two! Our fun and interactive, family-friendly science shows last for 30 – 40 minutes.  They are aimed at adults and children aged 7+. Warning: may include loud bangs! Please note that while science shows are free with general admission, places cannot be guaranteed. Sessions are allocated on arrival depending on availability. Click for more details.

Meet the Expert

Jodrell Bank, nr Goostrey
Mon 8th – Thurs 18th April (weekdays only) 1pm

Here’s your chance to meet one of our resident science and astronomy experts. You’ll learn all about their work, plus have the chance to ask the space questions you’ve always wanted to ask! Suitable for adults and children aged 10+ Free with general admission, places cannot be guaranteed. Sessions are allocated on arrival depending on availability. Click for more details 

Cockfields Easter Wonderland

Cockfields Farm, Ashton-under-Lyne
Sat 6th – Mon 22nd April

A fantastic indoor wonderland has been created at the farm so no matter the weather your sure to have a great day out! Easter Entertainment Shows, Easter Egg Hunts , Decorate a Chocolate Egg, Bottle Feed the Goats, Cuddle the Baby Chicks & Ducklings,
Feed the Barn Animals, Meet the Reptiles and lots lots more!! All of our Play areas will be open including: Indoor Role Play Village, The Fabulous Jumping Pillow, Pedal Tractors, Swigs & Slides in the Park Area, Climbing Frame & Slides in the Beach Area. Everything is included in your all day farm admission price!! Book online now and save ££sss off the gate price. Click for more details.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt – One Springy Day

Dunham Massey
30th March – 28th April

Join Percy the Park Keeper and his woodland friends on the first of four seasonal activity trails across the year. Based on the new book ‘One Springy Day’ by Nick Butterworth. Complete the trail around the garden to receive a Cadbury chocolate reward (while stocks last). Pick up your tickets and trails from Visitor Reception on the day. £2.50 per trail. Normal admission applies. Click for more details

Percy the Park Keeper Storytelling – Easter

Dunham Massey
1st – 28th April

Join Percy and hear about his adventures in nature’s playground with his woodland friends. Dress up and become part of the story with our interactive storytelling sessions all through the Easter holidays. Booking not needed. Free event (normal admission applies). Click for more details

Easter Bunny Trail

Blakemere Village,  Northwich
Sat 6th April – Mon 22nd April

Join in this fun adventure trail to help the Easter Bunny find his friends who are hiding around the Village, collect a prize with each completed trail map purchased. Purchase your trail maps for just £3 per child from the Visitor Information Centre 10am-4.00pm Daily. A great trail for children aged 3-11yrs. Click for more details

Fun at Redhouse Farm

Red House Farm, Dunham Massey
Sat 6th – Mon 22nd April

Easter fun at the farm returns with some brilliant new additions! There’s an Easter egg and Bunny hunt, the climbing wall, the barrel train, jumping pillow, pedal cart fun and a giant sand pit.  We also have more animals to come and visit, some of our free range hens and the 3 Kune Kune pigs! The barn with the inflatables will be running during the week if we have wet weather (we will still use these for private parties at weekends). Price per child (3+) £10; Children aged 1 – 2 yrs £5; adults free.  Click here for more details.

Easter Hunt at Great Budworth Ice Cream Farm

Great Budworth Ice Cream Farm
Sat 30th March – Mon 22nd April

It’s that time of year again the eggs have gone to hide around the garden!! Easter hunt starts on Saturday 30th March! Small charge applies, fill in the worksheet & receive a chocolate treat! Click for more details

Brereton Heath Easter Hunt

Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve
Sat 6th – Sun 28th April

Ranger Mark’s Easter Eggs have been stolen! Can you help him find the wildlife that has taken them and collect their names? Pick up a map from the visitor centre (between 9am and 4pm) and get searching around the park. Click for more details

Spring Holiday – Right to Play

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow
Sat 6th – Thurs 18th April

Join us as we launch our Rights of the Child exhibition with two weeks of activities all about the right to play. In the past children at Quarry Bank didn’t always have the right to play. This spring holiday, we’re playing in the great outdoors and finding out why play matters. Join in with nature-themed adventures in the garden and woods.  Booking not needed. Free event but normal admission applies. Click for more details

Easter Egg Hunt at Kenyon Hall Farm

Kenyon Hall Farm, Warrington
March 21st – April 21st

The Easter Bunny has visited the farm and hidden eggs with six of his animal friends. We need you to follow the series of clues to find them all! Our Easter Egg Hunt is a fun outdoor activity aimed at children aged around 2-11 years old. It takes 20 – 30 minutes and costs £2.50 per child with supervising adults and babes in arms (under 18 months) going free. The children receive a small prize at the end. Click for more details

20% off Safari

Knowsley Safari Park, Knowsley
31st March  – 21st April

Struggling with Easter holiday plans? Well get ‘egg-cited’ for 20% OFF safari tickets all Easter when you book online! Take an eggs-ilarating (we’ll stop now) trip around our safari drive and discover how much our animals love springtime too. So come on, hop over to the safari for a family adventure this Easter with 20% off online! Click for more details and to book 

Spring Trail

Biddulph Grange Garden
6th – 28th April during garden opening times

See the Garden bursting into life as you spot the hidden bunnies. £2.50 per child (including Sprout pencil prize). Admission fees apply. No need to book. Click for more details.

Big Cats made with LEGO® Bricks

Chester Zoo, Chester
13th Feb – 30th April

We’re bringing you an incredible collection of BIG CATS to the zoo, made completely out of LEGO® bricks! You’ll be able to explore the BIG CATS exhibition and discover more about these incredible species, as well as boosting your brick-building skills by having a go at creating your own animal model. Plus there will be plenty of playful cat-themed events and activities for you to get involved in! There are also be ten endangered brick animals hidden around the zoo for you to discover in our LEGO Brick Trail, with a chance for you to WIN your own in our competition! Normal admission applies.  Click for more details.

Discover The Tale of Madagascar

Chester Zoo, Chester
From 30th March

Take a trip to Madagascar this spring! Wander through our NEW lemur walkthrough habitat, opening 30 March! This Easter we’re bringing the incredible island of Madagascar to you!  Join us as we celebrate this amazing habitat, the wildlife found there and just what makes this part of the world so unique!  We’ll be celebrating with an playful programme of activities including storytelling, dance, music and art – sharing the unique characteristics and culture of Madagascar. Click for more details.

Easter at the Hideaway

The Hideaway, Partington
Mon 1st – Tues 23rd April

We’ll have lots of our regular activities happening along with some special Easter activities! We’ll be telling the Easter story everyday (child friendly PG version  ) in a fun interactive session for any children that wish to take part. We also have Easter themed messy play, our active sports session (football, tennis etc), crafts all day plus an egg hunt and of course our Hideaway chicks that will be hatching! You can book in for the Easter holidays to avoid any waiting on arrival now. Click for more details

 The Great Eggscape

The Ice Cream Farm, Tattenhall
Sat 30th March  – Sun 28th April various times

Can you Eggscape? Work together in your teams (up to 5 people) to solve the puzzles and escape the room with the golden egg. Come and show us what you’ve got! Only £5 per team. Booking is essential on the day (at The Playhouse) as spaces will fill up fast. VIP Play Pass holders receive 10% off! Click for more details

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Hare Hill

Hare Hill, Over Alderley
Sat 6th April – Mon 22nd April

Follow the nature-themed clues to solve the puzzle and win a chocolate prize. Hunt maps are available at the Visitor Centre, £2.50 each  Normal admission applies. Click for more details

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Lyme 

Lyme Park, Macclesfield
Sat 6th – Sun 28th April

Come and explore the garden at Lyme and take the whole family on a nature adventure. Complete the trail to receive a chocolate prize. £2.50 per child. Normal admission applies. Click for more details.

The Lost Words at Lyme 

Lyme Park, Macclesfield
Sat 6th – Sun 28th April

Acorn. Ivy. Heather. Explore Lyme to seek out words like these that are disappearing from children’s vocabulary. Pick up your Lyme dictionary and Investigate the garden to discover words from Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris’ spell book brought to life. £2.50 per trail. normal admission applies. Click for more details.

Tudor Roots: Easter holidays at Speke

Speke Hall, Liverpool
Sat 6th April – Thurs 18th

Enjoy Easter at Speke and discover how the Tudors were rooted in nature. Create your very own floral posy to protect you from Tudor smells, enjoy some tales told by our resident Tudor bard and solve the Apothecary’s Trail around the grounds. Booking not needed. Free event (admission applies) Click more details

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Speke

Speke Hall, Liverpool
Sat 6th April – Thurs 18th

Enjoy a great family day out at Speke this Easter. Search for clues in the grounds and gardens and receive your delicious Cadbury reward at the end.  £2.50 per child which can be paid in cash at the event start point in the Dairy Courtyard, or by card at Reception when you arrive on site. Booking not needed. Normal admission applies.Click more details

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