Easter Events - North East England

The Easter festivities are fast approaching and I just how hard it is trying to keep the family entertained during school holidays.

I've compiled a list of some events happening in the north east area this Easter.
Life Science Centre:
Enjoy chocolate workshops, crafts, theatre show and the Dino Jaws exhibition between 30th March - 15th April - 10am - 6pm. Everything inside the centre is included in the admission price. A family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children is £34. Under 4's go free.

Caledonian Hotel Jesmond:
Friday 30th March - 13:30-16:00. Afternoon tea. 2 adults (prosecco included) and 2 children - £55. Price includes children's entertainer, disco, magic show and candyfloss. Sunday 1st April 12:30 - Sunday carvery followed by Easter crafts, activities and an egg hunt. All children receive a chocolate egg. £12.95 per adults and £9.95 per child with under 2's going free.

Spanish City Fun Fair:
30th March - 5th April - 11am - 6pm. Enjoy classics rides such as dodgems, waltzers, roller coasters, hook a duck, trampolines, bungee jumps and much more. Visit on Sunday 1st April and all children will receive a free Easter egg, face painting and various entertainment throughout.

Manor Walks Cramlington:
Visit Peter Rabit on 4th April between 11am and 4pm. Children can enjoy story time and photo opportunities outside Boots in the centre mall.

Easter Bunny at Woodhorn Museum:
30th March - 2nd April between 1am and 3pm. Come and visit the Easter bunny and receive a small sweet treat. Also check out pirate school and the sea critters craft sessions.

Easter Eggspress - Stephenson Railway Museum:
Sunday 1st April between 11am and 3pm. Children can enjoy a ride on the heritage steam train, explore the collection of engines at the museum and take part in the Easter egg trail. Solve the clues and win a mini chocolate egg price, Don't forget to try the Easter themed treats in the Waggonway tea room. Free entry to the museum however a small charge is required for the train ride.

Beamish Museum:
Egg trail, Easter themed baking including hot cross buns and carrot lollies, card, bonnet, finger puppet workshop and paper flower making, egg decorating and rolling and much more for the full family to enjoy. Beamish is an amazing place to visit throughout the year, they always cater for school holidays and their events are always so unique and fun filled.

Alnwick Castle:
Various events including music, crafts and street theatre shows. Something for all ages and regular events throughout the year.

Karting Newcastle Upon Tyne:
One of the North Easts few indoor karting tracks for the full family to enjoy. Various packages available depending on the group size.

Whitehouse Farm Easter Eggstravaganza:
Between 30th March and 15th April - Enjoy bunny cuddles, real life Easter chicks and even bottle feed some cute little lambs. Visitors can enjoy a day of choc-a-bloc fun, magic, games and crafts alongside seeing all of the animals at the farm.

Eggtastical Easter Event - Gateshead Leisure Centre:
8th April - 10:30-11:30. Sensory play, egg decorating competition, card making, music, dancing and more.

Disclosure: I have received free entry to some of these events for the purpose of this guide.


  1. The Whitehouse Farm Easter Eggstavaganza sounds really fun. I have always wanted to bottle feed lambs, what a great oportunity.

  2. Ahh I'm gutted none of these are local to me. We are in the north east, you have SO much going on! I love easter activities!

  3. I too am in the North East. NYC to be exact. All of these events look amazing and would definitely consider attending if I was near. Not sure why, but now I have the thoughts of chocolate bunnies in my head. Happy Easter!

  4. Sadly I am not in the North East but I know plenty of people who are based in the North East and are obsessed with Easter, I am pretty sure some of them wouldn't bat an eye if the Easter Bunny actually knocked at their door LOL. I like the sound of a street theatre show at Alnwick Castle.

  5. Oh how I wish I could have made it to these location. Such colorful eggs. Love Easter activities!

  6. This Easter surely seems packed for you there in England with these awesome activities. Too bad I have no plans yet! Anyway, I'd love to experience the Easter Eggpress and to see the Easter Bunny! Aaaw!

  7. These sound like such fun events for the Easter period! I'm in the process of starting a family and can't wait to take my (future) children to events like this. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I`ve always wanted to go to Alnwick Castle and hopefully this spring I can take the plunge and just go. All the activities sound so fun, I love how they played with the names as well. The name EGGSTRAVAGANSA makes me laugh.


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