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.
Cadbury’s Egg Hunt
Dunham Massey, Woodhouse Lane, Altrincham, WA14 4SJ
Saturday, March 30 – Monday, April 22, 10:30am-4pm
Based on Nick Butterworth’s new book ‘One Springy Day’, families will join Percy the Park Keeper and his woodland friends on a seasonal activity trail around the grounds! Receive a scrummy chocolate prize for finding all the clues. Entry to the trail costs £2.50 on top of admission.
A Tudor Easter
Speke Hall, The Walk, Speke, L24 1XD
Saturday, April 6 – Friday, April 19, 10:30am-4pm
The Tudors were rooted in nature – and Easter time was no different! Discover Easter at Speke Hall: create your own floral posy to protect you from old smells, listen to tales from the bard and solve the Apothecary’s Trail around the grounds. Admission charges apply.
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. You can also get crafty and decorate your own rubber duck to bring back and enter into the Annual Duck Race on Monday, May 6. Entry to the trail costs 50p on top of admission charges.
The Wizard of Oz
The Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St. Helens, WA10 1LQ
Saturday, April 6 – Monday, April 22
An Easter pantomime heads to The Theatre Royal in St. Helens. An enchanting performance featuring a star-studded cast, you’ll click your heels and join Dorothy and Toto in Oz! The play includes a brand new script and plenty of chart hits to sing along to. Tickets start at £13.
Family Easter Games
Winstanley Tennis Club, Hall Lane, Orrell, WN5 7XN
Friday, April 12, 7:30pm-10pm
Have a cracking good time with Easter games at Winstanley Tennis Club! Take part in a beetle drive, play Easter egg bingo, and gamble on Play Your Cards Right – there are plenty of chocolatey prizes to be won! Tickets £5 on the door including refreshments.
Easter Egg Hunt
Lady Mabel’s Wood, Hall Lane, Wigan, WN1 2SE
Monday, April 15, 1pm-2:30pm
Go au natural this Easter at Lady Mabel’s Wood! The Easter bunny has visited and dropped his eggs around the woodland, and it’s up to you to find them. You can make your own nests and bunnies from natural materials, and explore real rejected nests and eggs from various birds. Suitable for children up to the age of 7 – tickets cost £5.75 and are bookable on Eventbrite.
Tatton Park, Mereheath Drive, Knutsford, WA16 6QN
Friday, April 19 – Monday, April 22, 10am-5pm
Tatton Park comes alive with Easter activities this month! Follow egg-citing adventure trails through the gardens, mansion and parkland, meet fairytale characters, enjoy puppet shows and fill up on seasonal goodies.
Up Holland Egg Hunt
Beacon Country Park, Beacon Lane, Up Holland, WN8 7RU
Friday, April 19, 10am-3pm
Come and join the free Easter trail at Beacon Country Park! Collect your map from the Ranger Office and head out around the green space – the first 100 children to find the password win a prize! Suitable footwear and clothing recommended.
Ashton Market, Garswood Street, Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 9AF
Saturday, April 20, 10am-4pm
Ashton-in-Makerfield’s Easter event is a fun day out for all the family! Search for eggs in the Easter egg hunt, meet the Easter bunny in all his glory, and have plenty of fun on the fairground rides. There will also be stalls to browse and food available.
Holland Hall Hotel, Lafford Lane, Up Holland, WN8 0QZ
Sunday, April 21, 12pm
Enjoy eggcellent family fun in the Easter themed Garden and Terrace Suites. Feast on the 2 course Easter carvery, hunt for eggs with the Easter bunny and win plenty of prizes along the way. Entry costs £15 for adults and £10 for children.
Easter 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. Entry costs £2 per adult with children going free, then £1.50 to join in with the egg hunt.
St. Wilfrid’s Church, Rectory Lane, Standish, WN6 0XA
Monday, April 22, 11am-3pm
Join in the Easter fun any time at St. Wilfrid’s Church in Standish. Follow exciting trails through the church and grounds to win a chocolatey prize!