14 things for families to do in and around Hull during the Easter holiday -

14 things for families to do in and around Hull during the Easter holiday

The Easter holiday is almost upon us and thoughts will be turning to how to keep the kids occupied, whatever the British weather might throw at us.

It’s always fun to return to favorite haunts and pastimes but an extended break from lessons is also the perfect opportunity to discover a new activity or place, as a family. There is everything from goalkeeper coaching sessions to Easter egg hunts to keep all ages amused in and around the East Riding this Easter time.

With the pandemic having curtailed many activities in the past two years, everyone will be champing at the bit to enjoy some fun time together in the great outdoors. If the weather happens to take a turn for the worse, you can always take your pick from the many activities that indoor venues have planned across the region, too.

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1 Magical Springtime

Where: Burnby Hall and Gardens, Pocklington

When: Monday, April 18

Young Easter Monday visitors to Burnby Hall will be able to join Rusticus Arts for an exciting adventure in the gardens – find out how all the garden creatures are preparing for spring, help weave some seasonal magic of your own. This outdoor performance walk is hosted by larger-than-life characters and lasts about 45 minutes; all children must be accompanied by an adult. Walk times from 10.30am to 3pm.

Rusticus Arts will run a Magical Springtime event at Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington
Rusticus Arts will run a Magical Springtime event at Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington

To avoid overcrowding, a maximum of 50 people will be allowed per session. Free tickets available on the day from the events table in the garden. Egg rolling will also be a feature of the day for visiting children.

2 Easter Adventures

Where: Sewerby Hall and Gardens

When: From Monday, April 11 to Saturday, April 23

Back for the first time since 2019, Easter Adventures offers a great mix of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages throughout the school holidays. The two-week program of events and activities for the whole family includes the ever-popular jousting, on Easter Sunday.

Other fun things to do include Easter magic and face painting, a mini-beast detective hunt, arts and crafts and a craft fair.

3 Football fun with the Tigers Trust

Where: Various venues across Hull and East Riding

When: April 11 to 14 / April 19 to 22

Tigers Trust Football Centers are for children aged five to 12 years and are held every school holiday across venues in the county. FA qualified coaches deliver soccer sessions that are safe and enjoyable.

4 Easter trails, bonnets and crafts

Where: Burton Constable Hall

When: Monday, April 11 to Sunday, April 24

Everything from storytime and face painting sessions to an Alice in Wonderland Easter Experience is on the agenda at this East Yorkshire stately home. Indoor and outdoor trails are scheduled throughout the holiday, so there are Easter eggs to find and escaped bunnies to track down, whatever the elements.

You can have a go at archery and enter your Easter bonnet in a competition, as well as taking part in some colorful and creative crafts.

5 Easter eggs with a difference

Where: Dinostar, Hull

When: Saturday, April 9 to Sunday, April 24

Hull’s Dinostar attraction, where you can discover some truly ancient eggs this Easter, is open daily for the whole of the holiday. Among the exciting things to discover is a Therizinosaurus nest, part of a display of dinosaur eggs.

6 William’s Easter Egg-stravaganza

Where: William’s Den, North Cave

When: Saturday, April 9 to Sunday, April 24

There’s a cracking array of activities on offer, as well as the usual indoor and outdoor adventure play at William’s Den. There is everything from William’s Easter Show to egg and spoon races, chick handling and an Easter garden egg hunt, as well as an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny.

William's Easter Egg-stravaganza, at William's Den, North Cave, will include a number of activities
William’s Easter Egg-stravaganza, at William’s Den, North Cave, will include a number of activities

7 Easter trail

Where: Burton Agnes Hall

When: Saturday, April 9 to Sunday, April 24

Take part in an Easter egg hunt with a difference – with 25 oversized hand-carved and painted wooden eggs hidden in the woodland, your task is to find them all. An Easter trail will take you around the magnificent grounds of the Hall, solving clues while exploring the extensive gardens.

Once the conundrum has been solved, every child will receive an Easter treat, plus there’s the woodland adventure playground where young ones can let off steam.

8 That’s not my nest

Where: RSPB Bempton Cliffs

When: Until Sunday, April 24

Can you help Pepper Puffin find their nesting site on the reserve? Join in with the RSPB Big Wild Easter Trail at Bempton Cliffs. Pepper is returning to the reserve after a long cold winter out at sea, but there are lots of nests at Bempton, so can you help Pepper find the right nest in which to raise their new puffling, and who do all the other nests belong to ?

Complete the trail and pick up your Easter activity pack from the welcome area.

9 Fluffy Tail Trail

Where: Sledmere House

When: Saturday, April 9 to Sunday, April 24

Can you spot the fluffy tails popping up around the grounds and gardens of Sledmere House? Keep your eyes peeled for any signs of the Easter bunny and his friends as they hide during the Easter holidays and collect stamps for your activity booklet – when you’ve found them all, come back to the Visitors Center to claim your prize.

Event from 10am to 5pm, normal grounds and gardens admission applies – booking online.

10 Life in the Humber

Where: The Deep

When: Saturday, April 2 to Sunday, April 24

Visit The Deep this Easter, 9am to 6pm, and meet Hank Plankton who can’t wait to tell you all about the incredible Humber Estuary and the amazing creatures who call it home. Explore diverse habitats, native bird species, gray seals and even zooplankton.

Get crafty with the guides in Deep Blue One and make your very own magnet to take home with you. (£ 2 donation). Prebooking is essential for all visits.

11 Goalkeeper camps

Where: North Ferriby FC

When: Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 19

Youth Player Development Hull is hosting Easter goalkeeper camps, providing two full days of goalkeeper coaching, 10am to 3pm.

12 Big screen entertainment

Where: Cineworld Hull

When: From Friday, April 8

The Fantastic Beasts saga enters a dramatic new chapter as the armies of the evil wizard Grindelwald start to mass themselves globally. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is released on Friday, April 8 – how many of Dumbledore’s personal skeletons will come tumbling out of the cupboard in this third Fantastic Beasts movie?

13 Sutton Cricket Club celebration

Where: Sutton on Hull Cricket Club

When: Sunday, April 17

Marking 150 years of cricket at Sutton Cricket Club, this event includes a short walk from Sutton village to the ground, an Easter egg hunt, a barbecue, a cake stall and, naturally, cricket.

14 Pinocchio ballet

Where: Hull New Theater

When: Monday, April 18

Northern Ballet presents this ballet especially for children, with two shows at 2pm and 4pm. In a faraway land, a hard-working and lonely carpenter wishes for their puppet Pinocchio to come to life. By the magic of a wishing well, their dream comes true.

Join Pinocchio on his adventure as he discovers that where there is love and honesty, there is always magic. An original retelling of the classic children’s story, Pinocchio is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theater.

The child-friendly performances last approximately 40 minutes.


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