Things to do at Easter in York – looking for some Easter inspiration? Have a look at our round up of Easter events in York City Centre and on the outskirts of York!
Events at Easter in York City Centre
York’s Chocolate Story
From the 6th – 13th April 2020
Tour Times each day: 11am & 2pm
The Easter Bunny and their friend are visiting York’s Chocolate Story for an incredible Easter egg hunt experience. Children will join in with amazing games and meet colourful costumed characters as they work to find the missing chocolate eggs.
Start outside the attraction in King’s Square, before being led to the beautiful surroundings of the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, this is the perfect way for families to get into the Easter Spirit.
Be aware; the Easter Bunny loves fresh air! As the event will be outside in Yorkshire weather, it’s best to come prepared!
Please note that the Easter Egg Hunt taking place on the afternoon of Saturday 11th will be slightly different. There will be one taking place at 2pm and another at 3:30pm, at the attraction itself. These two will be indoors, in contrast to the others taking place outdoors at the Merchant Adventures’ Hall.
Piglets Adventure Farm Park
Piglets Adventure Farm Park is fabulous for under tens. They have seasonal shows like the Magic Hatter, as well as all their outdoor play equipment like bouncy pillows, a large sandpit, pedal go-karts, crazy golf and an assault course. Inside they have soft play, drop slides, rope swings and ride on tractors.
4th – 13th April 2020
The Easter Bunny has been busy at Treasurer’s House. For little ones; hop around to follow clues and discover the natural influences throughout the house.
10th-13th of April 2020
Follow the Easter trail at Goddards, the former home of the Terry family. Find out more about the great British chocolate families: Cadbury’s, Terry’s, Fry’s and Rowntree’s, make your own chocolate box and enjoy chocolatey treats in the dining room.
Normal admission charges apply plus £1.50 per trail sheet.
Beetle Bank Open Farm
Let off steam in the fields at Beetle Bank Farm, go wild in the adventure playground, have fun in the sand pit or ride on the tractors and play with the inflatables. We predict two things: you won’t be bored and you’ll sleep well tonight! From pygmy hedgehogs to rheas, turkeys to goats, we have lots of wonderful animals for you to get to know. Our friendly staff are on hand to answer your questions and help you look after these beautiful creatures.
National Railway Museum
Explore over 300 years of railway history at the National Railway Museum, find out what it takes to be an engineer, and experience the thrill of steam first hand. Spark your little ones’ imaginations with our family-friendly science shows and storytelling, or let off steam in our indoor play area.
Delve even deeper with our Treasure Hunters app—explore the museum and investigate the amazing objects in our collection as you compete with your family and score points by taking photos. FREE entry.
They don’t seem to have anything specifically Easter related, but it’s worth a visit if you haven’t been before. DIG is a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history!
Easter events near York
Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA.
Sat 4th April 2020 to Sun 19th April 2020
Join us at Castle Howard for an outdoor Easter adventure like no other from 4th – 19th April.
More information coming soon!
Beningbrough Hall always run Easter events – I’ll update as soon as I know anything!