April 1 – 20
Head down to Nostell Priory and take part in Cadburys Easter Egg Hunt! Cadburys have partnered with the National Trust to create a series of action-packed family days out.
To claim your Cadbury chocolate prize, you will need to wind your way through the wild woodlands and alongside lakes to find the clues and puzzles left behind!
Nostell Priory and Park is an 18th century architectural masterpiece with landscaped park and gardens. Take a walk around the kitchen garden and follow the winding paths through the pleasure grounds.
The Easter Egg hunt is open 10:00am – 4:00pm and admission only costs £2!
Every Thursday afternoon in the school holidays, Thwaite Mills will be running fun science and experiment sessions suitable for all the family. This week they are exploring eggs in the Eggstrordinary Science Show.
Admission is free to the museum and no booking is required. The show starts at 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
April 8 – 24
There are all sort of fun events happening at Stockeld Park this Easter, from giant egg hunts through the Enchanted Forest, to meet and greets with the Easter Bunny and Little Bo Beep. Visitors can also design their own chocolate bar, get lost in a giant maze, have a go on some Bumper Boats, visit the Stockeld Park Ponies, and catch the Doris the Dragon Easter Show.
Day pass from £12.50
Hunt for eggs (of the chocolate variety) at Stirley Community Farm in Huddersfield, and enjoy lots of Easter themed fun. The farm, leased from Kirklees Council since 2011, is an exciting rural adventure into the world of food and farming covering 240 acres. Expect to get up close and personal with shorthorn cattle and find out more about food-growing, apples and beehives.
Admission fee £3 to £4.
April 14 – 17
The city of York has had a long and distinguished history with the confectionery and chocolate industry. Even back in 1781 the city boasted 8 confectioners for its 17,000 inhabitants. The annual York Chocolate Festival celebrates the industry, chocolate lovers, artisan chocolatiers, museums and attraction and shares a piece of York’s chocolate history. To complete the chocolate experience, local chefs and chocolatiers will be demonstrating how to make chocolate and how to use chocolate in sweet and savoury dishes. Admission is free!