Easter Holidays: Days Out With The Children – A Few Activities to Keep Them Occupied

Author: Kelly C

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With the Easter Holidays upon us I thought it would be a great time to search the internet and find some really great things to do to keep the kids entertained for the Easter Holidays.  I usually start the search a few weeks before the holidays and plan out what I am going to do with my daughter.  I over plan and have lots of activities for those rainy days too.  I have some great ideas here from all over the country and I have searched for activities for a range of ages. I  you have any events or ideas on what to do to keep the kids entertained in the Easter Holiday please do share them with us.



National Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshirewww.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk
The national media museum have a range of activities for children and also have a cinema playing various movies though out the two weeks.

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Top 10 Museums Around the Countrywww.funkidslive.com/take-me-out/attractions/the-fun-kids-top-ten/the-fun-kids-top-ten-museums
A fantastic Website to help you discover the best museums around the country.

Ferry Farm, Nottinghamwww.ferryfarm.co.uk
A lovely farm in the heart of Notthingham

CBeebies Live www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/cbeebies-1
For the smaller children there is a tour of Cebeebies. Over Easter it is on at Birmingham, Liverpool, Cardiff and London. I can’t recommend this enough! I took Fearne when she was a few years younger and it worth every single penny. It’s quite pricey but like I say worth every penny!

Days Out with the children


Trinity Shopping Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshirewww.trinityleeds.com/whats-on/easter-holidays-entertainer
I visited the Trinity Centre in Leeds on Saturday and there were so many activities happening which are continuing into the school holidays. A few activities include and indoor beach, face painters and an Easter Egg Hunt.

Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt, Lake Districtwww.hop-skip-jump.com/egghunt
I have never experienced the egg hunt myself but by looking at the website and reviews it sounds like a fantastic day out.

Keighley Steam Railway, Keighley, West Yorkshirewww.kwvr.co.uk
We are regular visitors to the Keighley Steam Railway. If you child likes trains this will be the perfect activity for them. You can take your own food and drinks on the train so you can have a picnic on board. If the weather is nice you can hop off at Haworth and have a look at the lovely shops on Main Street and see Bronte County.

Days Out with the children


Singalong Frozen www.singalonga.net/frozen
A great website that you can search for your area to find out where the Frozen Sing a Longs are. This film is still a top favourite and can you believe it the film is now a year and a half old?

Harewood House, Leeds, West Yorkshirewww.harewood.org
A beautiful stately home with delightful gardens and lots of walks around the area. I would recommend this for children per 8 as some of the walks can be a few miles long. Harewood House looks stunning in the spring time and you may even spot a few deer along the way.

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Things to do in London www.londonist.com/2015/03/things-to-do-in-london-in-the-easter-holidays-28-march-12-april-2015.php
When we visit London with Fearne I often use this website to see what is on in and around London for the children. There is so much information on this site that I am sure there is the perfect activity for your family.

Ben and Holly Live www.ticketmaster.co.uk/venueartist/254927/1740282/?date=2015-4-5
For the younger children in the family. Ben and Holy was always a favourite in our house when Fearne was young

LegoLand, Manchesterwww.legolanddiscoverycentre.co.uk/manchester
Booking is advisable for LegoLand over the school holidays. They do a great discount package the more children/adults you take so it might be worth while gathering other family, members, friends and making a small saving for you all.

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Billy Bob’s Parlour, Skipton, North Yorkshirewww.billybobsparlour.com/location-and-hours
I love this place just as much as my daughter. Billy Bobs is an American Ice Cream pal our with a great indoor and outdoor playground for the children. It does the best pancakes in the area and is fun for all the family.

The Dome, Doncaster, South Yorkshire www.the-dome.co.uk/dome-ice-skating-term-timetable
Fun for all the family with skating and lots of fun activities. There is also a cafe which has lots of great offers on for all families throughout the two weeks.

White Post Farm, Nottinghamshire www.whitepostfarm.co.uk/events-and-offers/
For 20 years we’ve been entertaining millions of kids and adults, giving them the chance to get up close to thousands of friendly animals, like chicks, llamas, rabbits, cows and pigs.


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Discovering Dinosaurs, Isle of Wightwww.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/family-fun/Dinosaur_Isle/171
A great day out discovering dinosaurs. What a place! I only wish this was nearer to where we lived.

A day at the Museum, Bristol www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/families
A day out at the museum. A great site for all the children museums in the Bristol Area.

The Deeep, Hull – www.thedeep.co.uk
Welcome to The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. Home to a whopping 3,500 fish including a stunning pair of Green sawfish, spectacular sharks, rays and a colony of Gentoo penguins.

The Gruffalo Experience, Sheffieldwww.unit10eventive.com/gruffalo/the-experience  
Embark on a fun and interactive journey into the deep dark wood to meet the Gruffalo and other characters from the world famous children’s picture book and film.

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As well as these days out it is worth having a look at various eating establishments around the country. Many places now do an offer of children eating free like Frankie and Benny’s who are offering any child to eat free on Easter Sunday. *For terms and Conditions you will need to check out their website*

I do hope these ideas and links have been of some use for you all.

Have a great Easter holiday!

Kelly C xx

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