5 cracking family days out North East wide these Easter holidays
If you’re looking for fun Easter activities for families, fuzzy chicks and, of course, some chocolate egg hunts, you’ve come to the right place.
SPANISH CITY EASTER FAMILY FUNFAIR
7th – 13th April
The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG
Featuring all your favourite family rides, the Spanish City funfair is back to uphold a decades-long Easter tradition on the Newcastle coastline.
From dodgems and waltzers to rollercoasters, a ghost train and a twister slide, this funfair has everything you need for a cracking family day out.MORE INFO
Until 16th April
Washington Wetland Centre, Washington NE38 8LE
Can you quack the clues this Easter?
Head to Washington Wetland Centre for a family day out of exploration and discovery that will put all your senses to the test. After all, to succeed as a Duck Detective and complete their Easter trail, you’ll need to get closer than ever to nature…
Use all your super sleuthing skills to investigate the mystery of the missing duck – if you’re up to the challenge, that is.MORE INFO
Easter activities until 16th April
Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland NE69 7DF
Whatever age your family is at right now, they’re guaranteed to be entertained from beginning to end on their visit to Bamburgh Castle these Easter holidays.
For little ones, pick up an activity book from the ticket office and follow the clues around the castle on Hope the Dragon’s Easter Trail – if you manage to work out the hidden word, you may just claim a special prize…
Meanwhile, older ones can follow in the footsteps of the great Uhtred of Bebbanburg: taking part in his School of Warriors, seeing behind the scenes of the epic Last Kingdom series (filmed here), and battling to become Queen or King of the North.MORE INFO
WEETSLADE EASTER WAGTASTIC EGG HUNT
Weetslade Country Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE23 7LZ
It’s not often you get the chance to plan a wholesome Easter activity centred around your four-legged friend, which is why our hearts leapt when we saw what Weetslade Country Park have organised this Good Friday.
Get your best boys and girls primed and ready to stroll through the park and sniff out some special hidden eggs along the way – which, handily enough, make for ideal pup treats. Easter bonnets optional.MORE INFO
CHILDREN’S BAKERY CLASSES (AND ADULT’S SPARKLING CREAM TEA)
12th – 14th April
Mason + Rye, Fenwick, 39 Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7AS
These Easter holidays, let your kids get creative in the kitchen while you sit back and enjoy a Sparkling Cream Tea in these special afternoon sessions at Fenwick’s Mason + Rye.
Budding bakers can put their artistic skills to the test as they perfect their Easter nests or cupcakes to take home, while snacking on ham or cheese finger sandwiches, a fresh fruit pot, a mini cupcake and a glass of juice. Adults, meanwhile, are treated to a glass of sparkling wine, two homemade fruit scones with clotted cream and jam, and a cup of tea or coffee.MORE INFO