Easter is fast approaching – this year, Easter Sunday is the 21st of April, and a great opportunity to escape the 9-5 for a long weekend of family fun. Hosting your own egg hunt sound too tiring? Not to worry – there’s plenty to do across Lancashire this Easter.

Easter Bingo

Coppull British Legion, Springfield Road North, Coppull, PR7 5EG

Sunday, March 31, 12:30pm

01257 791242

Enjoy fun family bingo and stand-up bingo to raise money for local charities or have a gamble in the raffle, with plenty of chocolatey prizes! Hot dogs and sandwiches will also be on offer to satisfy your tastebuds. Entry costs £1 per adult or 50p per child, then £1 per book.

Easter Orienteering

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG

Saturday, April 6 – Monday, April 15, 10am-4pm


Take part in the Easter Xplorer Challenge at Brockholes Nature Reserve! Two courses are available to traverse and win a chocolatey Easter treat – route 1 is pram-friendly with easy-to-spot Easter orienteering markers, while route 2 offers a bit more of a challenge. Use your navigation skills to beat the course and claim your prize. Entry costs £3, suitable footwear recommended.

Giant Duck Trail

Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough, L40 0TA

Saturday, April 6 – Monday, April 22, 9:30am-6pm


Go quackers for Martin Mere Wetland Centre’s giant Easter duck trail! 25 giant ducks are hidden around the wetland centre – collect your trail card and search for them all to receive a tasty treat. Entry to the trail costs 50p on top of admission charges.

Crafternoon Tea

Noah’s Ark Kitchen & Deli, Chorley Road, Adlington, PR6 9LG

Wednesday, April 10, 2:30pm-4:30pm

01257 474647

Families won’t want to miss this egg-citing Crafternoon Tea! Kids can try their hands at cutting, sticking, sewing, printing and much more – make Easter cards, Crème Egg bunnies, Easter bonnets and baskets fit for the season. The session costs £12 per child for the crafts and afternoon tea – just call in-store to book.

Easter Adventure Trail

Cuerden Valley Park, Berkeley Drive, Clayton-le-Woods, PR5 6BY

Wednesday, April 17, 11am-2pm

01772 324436

Head along the bird-themed adventure trail at Cuerden Valley Park, completing activities and spotting wildlife! Suitable for children aged 5-11, entry costs £5 and is bookable at www.buytickets.at/CuerdenValley

Easter Crafting

Euxton Library, St. Mary’s Gate, Euxton, PR7 6AH

Wednesday, April 17, 2:30pm-4:30pm

0300 123 6703

A fun afternoon of Easter crafts, suitable for children aged 4+. A charge of £1 per child applies to cover materials.

Good Friday Open Day

Rivington Terraced Gardens, Rivington, BL6 7SA

Friday, April 19, 9am

Rivington Terraced Gardens host their traditional Good Friday walk up to Rivington Pike. Find out some of the history of the gardens on the hike to the summit, with food and drink available for purchase. For more information, visit www.rivingtonterracedgardens.org.uk

Easter Egg Hunt

Rufford Old Hall, Liverpool Road, Rufford, L40 1SG

Friday, April 19 – Monday, April 22, 11am-5pm


Rufford Old Hall hosts a Cadbury Easter egg hunt this spring. Explore the nooks and crannies of the Hall and grounds, search in the woods and follow the beautiful garden paths to claim a delicious prize. Admission charges apply.

Family Fun Day

The Hinds Head, Preston Road, Charnock Richard, PR7 5HL

Saturday, April 20, 12pm – 5pm


Great fun for all the family! Enjoy a children’s petting zoo, bouncy castle and outdoor barbecue (weather permitting).

Bunny Breakfasts

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG

Saturday, April 20 – Monday, April 22, 9am-10:30am

www.brockholes.org / events@brockholes.org

Feast on a delicious cooked breakfast and meet the Easter bunny! You’ll be able to snap a selfie and receive an Easter egg treat from the bunny himself. Vegetarian options available, tickets start at £8.95, bookable on Skiddle.

Bunny Hunt

Bank Hall, Liverpool Road, Bretherton, PR26 9AT

Sunday, April 21, 12pm-4pm


Head over to Bank Hall in Bretherton to join in with their Easter bunny hunt! Explore the grounds of the Hall and receive an egg at the end, with plenty of stalls to browse and refreshments to enjoy. A showing of George and the Dragon by Dark Nights Drama Group also takes place on the day, along with a birds of prey display and face painting for the kids – plus, enjoy free history and restoration tours throughout the day to catch up on Bank Hall’s renovation. Entry costs £2 per adult with children going free, then £1.50 to join in with the egg hunt.

Easter Farmers’ Market

Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH

Monday, April 22, 10am-2pm


Hoghton Tower’s Easter Monday farmers’ market blooms with freshly grown local produce for finding the perfect Easter treat or discovering local hidden gems. The special Easter event will see children’s craft activities head to the Tower’s Smoking Room, and a wonderful egg hunt around the venue! Delicious refreshments are available from the Vaio Tea Room throughout the day.

Entry costs £2 per car or £1 for pedestrians, plus an additional small charge for Easter activities.

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