Play Hard

Looking for Easter-themed activities and events for the kids that don’t involve leaving the house?

Well, look no further. HLN’s Becca Watts has found a selection of games, activities and online interactive parties that will ensure the kids don’t miss out despite staying indoors.

Written by High Life North
Published 07.04.2020

Dantastic Productions

Dantastic Productions are a London based group of children’s entertainers who, due to the current rules and regulations, have moved online, offering weekly parties for both babies and toddlers and children aged 3-8 on both their Facebook and YouTube pages. Join them on 10 April for a special Easter-themed party, one at 10.00am for ages 4 and under, and one at 3.00pm for ages 3-7. Expect loads of singing, dancing and puppets!


Adventure Babies – Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Adventure Babies Newcastle upon Tyne will be hosting an Easter-themed online sensory storytelling event on 11 April to keep your littlest ones entertained. Tickets are £3.50 but parents are encouraged to invite other family members along who won’t get to physically see the smallest members of the family over the holidays. This is a lovely way of bringing the family together whilst taking part in a child-centric event at the same time. Adventure Babies are also continuing to take block bookings for their online sensory classes throughout this time. 

Tiny Tasters

If you’re looking for something to keep your kids occupied over the next couple of weeks and help them develop some new skills along the way, why not join in with Tiny Tasters’ live cook along events, which include a delicious recipe for rainbow fishcakes to make on Good Friday. It’s free to participate, the events are hosted by teams from across the North East and all the information, as well as ingredient lists for the upcoming week, are all available on their Facebook page.

Animal Fun Farm

Easter is usually the time where a lot of families would normally be heading to one of the brilliant farms around the North East to snuggle up with the cutest baby animals. Animal Fun Farm in Durham has continued to provide regular videos, photos and updates on how all their gorgeous furry residents are getting on. 

Sadler’s Wells

Not strictly Easter related, but for kids who are constantly on the move, Sadler’s Wells, the world-famous dance company, has begun a series of dance workshops aimed at 2-6-year olds and run at only about 15 minutes each – perfect for kids with shorter attention spans. If you need a short filler activity just so you can grab a cup of tea, pop a workshop on and let the kids explore balance, shapes and animals with a top dance artist.

Crazy Little Projects

If you want a quick reference point for some Easter themed crafting suitable for even tiny tots, head to Crazy Little Projects, where Amber has pulled together 25 super easy and quick ideas that will keep kids of all ages entertained. Don’t worry, you won’t need a fine art degree to get great results with these ideas, just plenty of card, glue and various bits and pieces you most likely already have around the house.

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