Things To Do On Easter Monday Near Me

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We’re coming to the end of the Easter bank holiday weekend, but it doesn’t mean the fun stops! We’re still in the midst of the school holidays AND it’s technically still Easter until the 11th of April… So, let’s keep the family entertained until then and plan some things to do on Easter Monday!

From visiting English gardens, engaging in Easter activities and watching a medieval joust to meeting your favourite bunny – Peter Rabbit! We’ve rounded up some of the best Easter Monday activities.

Easter Events Things To Do On Easter Monday

Don’t take those bunny ears off just yet, nor put the chocolate eggs away, we’ve got one more day to celebrate! What can you do? We’ve got some cracking events for you and the family to enjoy.

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Peter Rabbit™ Family Fun Day, East Lancashire Railway

This mischievous bunny hasn’t had all his Easter fun yet… Choo-choose to visit East Lancashire Railway for a family day full of fun and laughter!

With fab theme park rides, colourful face painters and artsy craft activities – you can get stuck into some real creative fun!

Plus, you’ll get to meet Peter Rabbit at intervals throughout the day and ride along their heritage steam or diesel trains!

It’ll be a light-hearted Easter Monday!

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The East Lancashire Railway,
Bolton Street Station,
Bury,
Lancashire,
BL9 0EY.

Opening Times

9th – 10th April 2023

Pricing

Adult £16.00
Child £15.00

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Tiger Who Came To Tea Garden Trail, Tatton Park Farm

Looking for an activity that’ll get you and the family out and about this Easter? Well, Easter Monday is the perfect time for some garden trails!

With this interactive event and adventure trail in the beautiful, blossoming spring gardens, your little explorers will have so much fun. As they engage with nature, the great outdoors and alongside the story of the ‘big, furry, stripy tiger’ 

Get hands-on in Sophie’s Kitchen, gather teatime favourites with your trail pack and snap a selfie with the tiger itself!

Don’t forget to explore the rest of the parkland at Tatton Park! With over 1,000 acres of deer park, woodlands and more. You’ll find plenty of nature-inspired activities and have a fab family-friendly day out!

Read our blog if you’re on the hunt for an Easter egg trail! 

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Tatton Park
Knutsford
Cheshire
WA16 6QN

Opening Times

1st April to 3rd September 2023
10:00 – 18:00

Pricing

Trail pack costs £2.00 each alongside entry
Adult from £8.00
Child from £6.00

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Hebden Bridge Duck Race, Yorkshire

Are you looking for a quackers day out? Travel up north to Yorkshire for a hilariously fun day out that everyone will enjoy!

Gather around Hebden Bridge and along its river as you watch the race of a lifetime – themed rubber duckies! You might catch rubber ducks of all colours and in all sorts of outfits, but the question is – which duck will win?

Are you on Team Blue? Team Green? Team Yellow or Team Red? Maybe you don’t want to be on a team but support them all!

Catch the race on Easter Monday!

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Heden Bridge,
Upper Calder Valley,
West Yorkshire

Opening Times

Monday 10th April

Pricing

£1.00 per person

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, The Lowry

This event may not be on Easter Monday, but it’s the day after and too good to not include!

Come along to watch a delightful show and enjoy a colourful caterpillar-themed fun day!

With 4 unique stories brought to life in front of your eyes, you’re in for a treat! Deep dive into the bright and colourful world of Eric Carle, with 75 lovable puppets and charming music.

From The Very Hungry Caterpillar, 10 Little Rubber Ducks and The Very Lonely Firefly, to Brown Bear, Brown Bear and more!

It’s imaginative, creative, heartwarming and engaging! Fun for everyone and a must-see for kiddies!

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Pier 8,
The Quays,
Salford,
M50 3AZ

Opening Times

Tuesday 11th to Sunday 16th April 2023

Pricing

Tickets from £18.00

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International Jousting Tournament Royal Armouries Museum

Turn back time to the medical period and witness a sporting event like no other – jousting!

If you love brave knights in shining armour on their noble steed, then this is an Easter bank holiday treat for you!

At the jousting event, you’ll find three teams of world-class jousters all ready to battle it out. Teams from USA, and Poland will challenge themselves over 4 days!

As well as watching, you can get right into the action with a ‘have a go’ kids battle, with swords or a pool noodle jousting activity! Not forgetting learning about the fascinating history of the medieval armour knights wore and enjoying the museum!

There’s a wide range of activities you can get stuck into!

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Armouries Dr,
Leeds,
LS10 1LT

Opening Times

Friday 7th – Monday 10th April 2023

Pricing

Free entry to the events, but donations are appreciated

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Easter Eggstravanganza at Blenheim Palace, Oxford

Even on Easter Monday, there are still chocolate eggs to find and Easter trails to egg-lore.

So, hop along to Blenheim Palace for an Easter eggstravaganza trail! Embark on a hunt to find a chocolate treat! Alongside egg-citing circus skills, balloon modelling, bubble performances, bungee trampolines and a travelling vintage variety show!

Not to mention the beautiful English gardens to explore and meet the Easter bunny too! From an Easter trail, and Easter-themed activities to enjoy, it’ll be a fab outdoor adventure for the family!

Don’t forget to enjoy the carousel and zooming rollercoaster!

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Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
OX20 1PP

Opening Times

Friday 7th - Monday 10th April 2023
10.00 - 17.00

Pricing

Adult from £22.50
Child from £11.50

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Treetop Trek at Heaton Park, Manchester

Fancy an Easter egg hunt in the treesGet your inner Tarzan on and head on an aerial adventure in the treetops.

Burn off energy on the giant aerial trampoline and hunt for 20 wooden Easter bunnies hidden amongst the trees! Your treat will be a ‘tree bomb’ of hundreds of Alder and Maple tree seeds because we will have all had plenty of chocolate eggs at this point!

So, if you’re feeling brave enough, head out on this treetop trek, zoom down zip lines, bounce high on the trampolines and keep your eyes peeled for the hidden bunnies!

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St Margaret's Road,
Manchester,
M25 2SW

Opening Times

1st - 16th April 2023 (dates may differ)

Pricing

From £22.00 per person

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Nature Inspired Family Activities to do on Easter Monday

To us, Easter means Spring… Warmer weather, brighter days and nature blossoming around us. So, why not explore the best nature has to offer? And there’s no better time to do it than Easter Monday after an indulgent weekend.

We’ve rounded up some of the best natural ways to enjoy the Easter bank holiday.

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Visit Bluebell Woods

Looking for nature-inspired activities? Exploring an ethereal woodland filled with everlasting bluebells will certainly blow you away.

Springtime is the perfect time to find little sprouts of purple. Did you know half of the world’s bluebell population is found right here in the UK? That makes them extra special! Wander through a carpet of deep violet bluebells surrounded by utter peace.

It’s the most relaxing way to end the bank holiday weekend.

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Enjoy A Two-Wheeled Adventure

It’s time to put your cycling helmets on and head out somewhere picturesque for a biking adventure! Whether you travel to a National Trust, Forestry England site or a National Park.

Or head to a park near you and enjoy a few hours of cycling away. Bring a perfect picnic to enjoy on a break and take in quality time together as a family.

It’s a family-friendly way to burn off all that sugary energy from the chocolate eggs and enjoy the brighter days!

If you’re an avid biker, why not try out some mountain biking?

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Become Explorers And Go Geo-caching

A simple, easy and cheap thing to do on Easter Monday! All you need is a handheld GPS, a sense of adventure, good walking shoes and time.

Head out and start exploring as a family and find a whole host of hidden geocaches spread around! It’ll get you exercising, exploring the British countryside and enjoying the best of what nature has to offer.

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Enjoy the Night Sky with Stargazing

Enjoy the beauty of shining stars and the incredible sky views of the world above us? Maybe you can’t catch glimpse of a star where you are…too much light pollution.

We have the solution. Head to one of the UK’s Dark Sky Parks lay back and enjoy the spectacle above you. From twinkling stars and the giant moon to maybe even catching a glimpse of a planet!

It’ll be an activity to remember and if your family loves the outdoors – why not try camping too?

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So, we hope we’ve sprinkled some Easter inspiration for you! Whether you choose to head to an Easter Monday event, enjoy some fun activities or do your own thing. The bank holiday weekend is the perfect time to enjoy some family fun and make some magical memories!

Looking for more Easter activities? How about Easter egg hunts, or themed riddles and clues for a homemade Easter egg hunt? Encourage your kids to get creative with colouring pages or head out on a steam train egg-venture!

Crack open an Easter egg and toast your hot cross buns. End your Easter on a high!

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