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Easter half term events in and near Leeds 2019

The Easter half term holiday is almost upon us! I always hope for great weather so I can get out and about during the holidays with my family when I'm not in the studio but mostly the Easter half term is spent not daring to go out without a brolly (last year it was freezing and I think it even snowed!). I worry that J will get bored and I don't want him to spend the entire holiday sat in front of the TV or playing Fortnite on the Playstation so I put together a list of places that are open in and around Leeds so I thought I'd share it. There are some great little gems of places, some are even free and there are indoor and outdoor activities just in case the weather is shocking.


Please feel free to share this article, let parents all over Leeds know what's going on for children of all ages this Easter half term holiday. I've listed the events by date to make it easier to see what's on.
Daily Explore & Draw at The Hepworth Wakefield is a free event on daily at the museum, also every Saturday plus Mondays and Fridays during the Wakefield school holidays free for children ages 2-12
Daily check out your local library for free reading and most of Leeds' libraries hold events in the school holidays
Daily Weds-Sat throughout the year Scrap Centre of Creative Reuse Farsley a wonderful lottery funded project where you can take your children to be creative with items original destined for landfill. A fabulous creative venture for children that's cheap and fun all the year round
Daily: Billy Bob's Ice Cream Parlour near Bolton Abbey has a great play area and the best ice cream sundaes in the land, make sure you book during the holidays when it's super busy!
Daily: Wonderlab at The Science and Media Museum, Bradford book your FREE tickets online to be guaranteed entry at busy times during the holidays for live shows, fun scientific exhibitions and live experiments
Last Thursday of every month 'Little Explorers' for under 5s, this is year round so not just an Easter holiday event
30th March Seasonal Family Sculpture Walk: Spring at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park suitable for children aged 6+
30th March to 14th April Medieval event at Royal Armouries Leeds knights, jousting and tournaments for the Easter half term holidays!
30th March to 28th April Eggs-plore at Tropical World in Roundhay, Leeds with a tropical twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt
30th March to 28th April CSI Seashore at The Deep, Hull Interactive trail and talks throughout the Easter half term holidays. Don't forget that once you've bought your ticket you can get it stamped and return as many times as you like for an entire year!!
30th March to 28th April Easter Adventure at Stockeld Park go on a giant easter egg hunt in the forest in this daily event
30th March for 4 weeks A Mad Hatter of an Easter Holiday at Lotherton Hall with Alice in Wonderland inspired Easter egg trails daily and Mad Hatter tea parties on the Wednesdays throughout April too
1st-26th April Junior CSI at Thackray Medical Museum discover forensic investigative techniques with hand on workshops throughout the holidays. Save 10% on admission by booking online
4th, 5th, 15th & 16th April Toy Rescue at The Rainbow Factory for children 3+ to make slime, go on a messy play treasure hunt and complete the toy soldier rescue training
6th - 28th April Easter @ Pit National Coal Mining Museum join in with the Easter egg hunt (with a mining twist)
7th-23rd April Family Studio Space family craft sessions no appointment needed just turn up between 11am and 3pm
9th & 17th April The Mad Hatter's Tea Party at The Rainbow Factory to play flamingo croquet with the Queen of Hearts and storytelling with Alice as well as making silly hats at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party
11th, 12th, 23rd & 26th April Willy Wonka's Chocolate Challenge at The Rainbow Factory for children aged 3+ to make chocolate lollipops and take part in a messy relay race
19th April Goldilocks' Teddy Bear's Picnic at The Rainbow Factory for children 18months to 4years for an interactive storytelling of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and a picnic with Goldilocks
21st - 22nd April Peter Pan's Easter Eggstravaganza at The Rainbow Factory for children 18months to 4years for making Easter eggs and craft activities
21st April - Eggs & Tales A Family Easter Experience at Kirkstall Abbey a magical fairytale Easter egg trail with Rapunzel, Peter Rabbit, Peter Pan and Alice around the ground, lots of different activities, a chocolate egg for every child and under 2's go free!
22nd April Easter photography drop-in session at Secret Smile Photography Morley Leeds no appointment needed, drop in with your children to be photographed in the Easter themed set between 10am and 1pm, 6"x4" prints available to take away for £10 per print
27th April Beach Clean Up at Hessle Foreshore in Hull free event to attend and helps the environment too
newborn boy as easter bunny with easter eggs at specialist newborn photography studio in leeds

Have the best time with your children over the Easter holidays, I'd love to know if you went to any of the places on the list and what you thought of it! Drop me a message on any of my social media profiles or email


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Love Lisa x







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