The Easter holidays are right around the corner and we have a line up of events and activities for the whole family. Get inspired creating fun Easter crafts and bakes at home or enjoy the lighter morning and evenings by visiting local events and creating lifelong memories together.
Easter Activities at Home
Easter holidays are the perfect time to get creative and there are plenty of crafts to try this Easter, from painting eggs to decorating Easter bonnets. One of the easiest and keepsake crafts to do with your younger children is Easter bunny hand prints, all you need is white and pink paint, coloured paper and a black felt tip pen. First create a hand print, without the thumb, on the coloured paper and leave to dry. Once dried, draw on the bunny’s face and paint the inside of the ears and nose pink.
Another fun Easter craft is a toilet paper roll bunny. All you need is toilet rolls, white paint, googly eyes, paper and a felt tip pen. However, you can add more supplies to give your bunnies more character. Once all the supplies are acquired, it’s time to get creative and make your Easter bunnies. You can even start a friendly competition to see who can create the best Easter Bunny!
One of our favourite things to bake during Easter are chocolate cornflake cakes, all you need is paper cake cases, chocolate and cornflakes. Either melt your chocolate over the hob or in the microwave and then stir in the cornflakes. Once all the cornflakes are covered in chocolate, pour them into your paper cake cases and if you want to you can add chocolate mini eggs and little chicks for extra decoration. Finally, place them into the fridge to set for 60 minutes.
Local Easter Events
Easter Adventure in Nature at Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough
From 9th April until 24th April, make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family in the beautiful garden of Ormesby Hall. The trail includes an activity sheet, pencil and chocolate egg.
Easter Family Fun Day at Hallgarth the Manor House, Durham
In aid of Tiny Lives Trust, New College Durham are hosting an Easter Fun Day at The Hallgarth Manor on Wednesday 13th April from 11:30 until 15:00. The event has a range of activities for the family to enjoy together, including a petting zoo, bouncy castle, egg hunt, face painting, BBQ, Easter crafts and a tombola. Tickets are £7 for children and adults’ entry is free.
Easter Eggstravaganza at Trinity Square, Gateshead
On Friday 15th April between 11:00 and 15:00, Trinity Square are hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza for free! The event includes the Easter bunny and his friends, a petting zoo with chicks and rabbits, arts and crafts, chocolate eggs and games.
Easter Beer Festival at Eaglescliffe Community Centre
From 15th April until 17th April enjoy a range of cask and keg beers, ciders, lager, artisan spirits, wines and soft drinks at Eaglescliffe Community Centre. There will also be local musicians, street food traders and a charity quiz on the Sunday.