School Holidays Harrogate

Easter Holidays

**Our 2020 Easter School Holidays page is currently under construction!  If you’d like to submit an event the please use the link below.  Thanks**


What’s on in Harrogate & Knaresborough this Easter School Holidays.

Are you looking for things to do with your family this Easter in Harrogate? We’ve got days out for toddlers & kids, rainy day activities and plenty of Easter activities to help keep the children busy through the Easter holidays.  New listings are added daily so check back!

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Easter fun on the farm 🐣

Join us from the 1st April here at Birchfield Farm for lots of exciting Easter activity’s 🐥

Visit the hatchery to see all the eggs waiting to hatch in the incubators 🥚

You will get chance to hold a chick and learn how the process from egg to hatching happens 🐥

Join us at 11am and 2pm to feed the cheeky pet lambs and baby goats 🐏

Calf feeding will take place at 10:30am and 3pm each day .

🥕🥕Easter bunny will be visiting the farm on Friday 10th , Saturday 11th , Sunday 12th and Monday 13th April ready to meet you all 🐰
Grab an Easter quiz and set off round the farm on the Easter trail . Once you have finished take your completed quiz sheet to the Easter bunny him self and be rewarded with a chocolate prize !
(Please note the quiz is an extra £2.50 per person who wishes to take part .Usual farm admission applies )

Woodland walk and den building area 🌿

Open 10am-4pm
No booking necessary for the egg hunt . First come first serve basis 🐰🐰

In response to ongoing advice and activity related to Covid-19 (also known as coronavirus) we are doing everything we can to provide a quality experience, ensure your safety and provide maximum flexibility. We will therefore be taking a different approach to our Easter Adventure this year, with a few changes to our original event listing to minimise risk to any of our visitors.
We are taking precautionary measures to ensure that there is continual movement of people through the park and no areas where a large group would be in a confined space. For visitor safety, there will no longer be a viewing area for hatching chicks, and our actors won’t be interacting for this event which will reduce large gatherings of crowds and physical contact.

All activities are outdoor, so families can enjoy our Easter experience without the stress of navigating confined public spaces. Spending time in green space can benefit both your mental and physical wellbeing. It can improve your mood, reduce feelings of stress or anger, and make you feel more relaxed.

We recommend all visitors, especially schools and groups, follow guidance on prevention methods, which includes ensuring the washing hands regularly and covering your mouth or nose with tissues when coughing or sneezing.

In consideration of this change to our Easter event, we will be charging off-peak prices of this event instead of peak. For those of our visitors who have already pre-booked their tickets at peak price, we will refund the difference upon attending. We are committed to providing the best customer experience. We acknowledge that travel plans will change at short notice. Online bookings can be amended to a later date at no extra charge, to do so email
Bookings will be transferrable only for sessions of equivalent value, but no refunds will be given in accordance to our Terms & Conditions.

Easter Events

Hoppity Hop to Mother Shipton’s for a cracking Easter with all the family! There’s a bunch of bunnies bouncing through the woodland park for you to find. Our outdoor adventure trail guides you through the magical woodland with plenty of photo opportunities along the way. Little gardeners can decorate a pot, then plant a Sunflower seed to take home and grow. There are also eggs to decorate so you can create your own colourful keepsake. All activities are included in the admission price.


There’s something for everyone with the cave, petrifying well, gift shop, museum and adventure playground. Dogs are welcome in the park for a picturesque mile-long walk along the River Nidd. Hoppity Hop to Mother Shipton’s during the Easter Holidays: 4th to 19th April, 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).

4th -19th April 2020 (*Farm open Monday in holidays) 

Temple Newsam returns this year with amazing events for Easter!

Anything Could Happen:  8t April, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

The Anything Could Happen team return to Temple Newsam and put the children in charge for ‘giggles in the gallery’.  An improvised children’s show suitable for anyone over the age of 5.

Majestic Eggs Trail: 4th-19th April, 10:30am – 4pm

Find all of our majestical eggs hidden around the house and farm to be in with a chance of winning an eggcellent prize!

Farmyard Babies: 4th April – 19th April,  10am – 4pm

Come and meet the baby chicks, lambs, piglets and calves at Home Farm with special Meet the Farm weekends. Look out for further details posted on our social media pages.

Pumpkin Sowing: 8th April,  1-3pm

Meet at the Show House in the Walled Garden to sow your pumpkin seeds and come back in October to carve them just in time for Halloween.


Check out the new works from artist Catherine Bertola, in celebration of 500 years of Temple Newsam. Come to Temple Newsam to see how millions of grains of salt transformed the great hall!

Normal admission applies.

Drop-in event, no booking required. Suitable for toddlers.

Temple Newsam Road

0113 336 7461


Spring is well underway with daffodils and wildflowers blooming and the birds are busy singing loudly.

Enjoy a full day out as you explore with a Signs of Spring family trail to discover large flower sculptures dotted through the landscape.

Get stuck into Easter activities, get close to wildlife on a deer walk and see which birds are singing in the bird hide.

Join the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt to help Henry the honeybee find his friends.

Spend hours running through the large play area and build a big den together.

Saturday 4 – Sunday 19 April: Easter Family Fun – The Secret Garden

Head to RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate this Easter to celebrate the launch of the new STUDIOCANAL film The Secret Garden starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters, in cinemas this Easter. This much-loved family favourite will be brought to life on site with an exciting garden trail in search of six hidden keys (until 3 May). Visitors of all ages can explore a new ‘Secret Garden’ featuring exotic and large foliage plants surrounded by sheltering yews, decorative arches and climbing plants.


Throughout Easter, there will be a host of activities for all ages, from animal mask making and forest school workshops to birds-of-prey demonstrations and stories with the Garden Detectives. During the three weekends of the Easter holidays, visitors can join in a range of wellbeing activities, including family yoga sessions and wellbeing walks. Activities vary daily so please check the website for details

Normal garden admission.

Come to our farm this Easter have a really special experience with our lambs! Unlike larger farm experiences, we limit our group sizes and offer you the opportunity to sit with our lambs for as long as you like, to feed them, stroke them, learn about where their mothers are and what makes them special. Children and adults will love this experience, which allows true interaction and real time with the lambs, and the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like!

You can also try our new amazing Farm Kitchen – Yolk Farm – the world’s first egg restaurant on a free range hen farm, with lots for little people to do!
4th – 19th April 2020
10:15am and 3:30pm daily

We are excited to announce that we will be offering the unique opportunity to spend one-on-one time with our little baby lambs this Easter holidays!

You will be able to:
Spend time with the lambs inside their pen
Bottle feed them
Skip and jump with them
Feel their super soft wool
Learn about where their mothers are and what a pet lamb is
Take as many pictures as you want
Make memories for a lifetime
Book your place HERE – the cost is 5 pounds per person and places are strictly limited.

Our lambs can’t wait to meet you and your little ones…

Minskip Road, Boroughbridge, YO519HY


 01423 329063

Join us at Northwood and enjoy the beautiful fairy trail in spring sunshine, the perfect combination of imagination and fresh air. Our fairy museum  will also be showing an exhibition of spring fairies and have an additional scavenger trail of spring hares.

Northwood Trail is nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe close to York and this delightful woodland fairy sanctuary is the first of its kind in the world. The eco-aware sanctuary is off grid and, quite uniquely, designed to appeal to adults as much as children. As well as a beautiful woodland trail, it also includes an intriguing Fairy Museum, to display what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of fairy artefacts, collected over many years by owners Carolyn and Christian.

Northwood is about fostering a connection to nature, at its most beautiful and magical. The woodland trail winds through 1.5km of old fairy paths, peppered with fairy tree houses, stump houses, a willow walled maze and Elven thrones. There is also a natural play area for smaller children and den building for older kids.

In keeping with the sustainable ethos, a stylish woodland kitchen will be serving organic teas and coffees as well as healthy and delicious local food.

Please note, as car parking is limited tickets are only available online, with pre allocated slots making for a calmer experience.

Buttercrambe Wood YO41 1AP


Spring into fun this Easter holiday at Stockeld Park as they open their gates for the Easter break with a jam-packed schedule of activities that the whole family can enjoy!

As it’s Spring, the days are getting longer and the sun is (hopefully) beginning to shine, so the ice rink will transform into a Roller Skating Rink, the Buccaneer Boats are back on the beautiful lake in the heart of the Enchanted Forest and the Pedal Go Karts are back for you to enjoy!

Some special and exclusive events this Easter at Stockeld Park include the brand new Wonka’s Easter Panto show, Stockeld’s Easter Farm, Lambs in the Paddock, Hatching Chicks and not to forget the famous giant Easter Egg Hunt that will have the whole family searching the beautiful parkland for!

Along with these exciting events, Stockeld Park will also have outdoor inflatables, indoor inflatables and crafts, the Laser Adventure and you can’t forget about the magical Enchanted Forest, the Maze and the 5 large Adventure Playgrounds! There’s endless fun to be had for all the family this Easter holiday at Stockeld Park!

Join us at Stump Cross Caverns for an eggcellent fun packed Easter! Our wonderful Caves, Cinema and Café are open as usual for all the family to enjoy. To find out what films we’ll be showing drop us and email to and we’ll add you to our mail list! We’re expecting to be very busy over Easter so if possible book in advance!

Our MMTT Mini Toddler groups will be running as normal too! Mondays and Tuesdays 10am – 11am (But you can stay and play as long as you like).

As well as all the usual goings on we also have some special Easter events for all the family!

Easter Grotto – Wed 8th April

Join Enchantica and Mr and Mrs Bunny at the Stump Cross Easter Grotto for a magical Easter adventure!

This eggciting event includes a 20 minute sing a long show. Followed by family visits to the Easter Bunny – including photo opportunities and Easter treats for the children, £6 per ticket.

Shows at 10am, 11.30am, 2.30pm and 4pm. Booking advised: Please book online

Cave Pirates – Thurs 9th April and Thurs 16th April

Join the Pirates from Make a Wish Entertainment on this amazing immersive theatrical adventure in search of treasures! Learning lots of very interesting things about our caves along the way!

£10 per child, includes Pirate show, cave entry and Fairy or Fossil Trail. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Booking advised:  or  or book online.

01756 752780