Egg-stra special events in Kirklees this Easter

Selection of images. Image 1: Child running with parent. Image 2: balloon art. Image 3: Child watering plants. Image 4: 3 children blowing bubbles. Image 5: Girl picking up Easter egg.

From egg hunts to pond dipping there is plenty to keep your little bunnies hopping this Easter in Kirklees. Find out what’s happening near you- you are sure to have an ‘eggstremely’ good time!

Most of these activities are of little to no cost, where there are charges the information is displayed below.

Easter activities at Cliffe House

Archery

Monday 11, Thursday 14, Thursday 21 & Friday 22 April

10 – 11am, 11.15am – 12.15pm, 12.30 – 1.30pm, 1.45 – 2.45pm & 3 – 4pm

£5 for 60 minutes

Learn the basics of archery in our one hour instructor led sessions, with 12 spaces per session.

Open to children age 6+ and adults.

All equipment provided.

Online booking recommended. Book your archery lesson. 

Easter Egg HuntLittle girl holding a Easter egg

Monday 11 – Thursday 14 & Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 April

10am-4pm

£4

Wind your way through our wonderful woodland uncovering clues that lead to a magical word and an Easter treat. Prize includes an Easter egg.

Online booking recommended. Book your Easter egg hunt. 

Pond dipping

Tuesday 12 & 19 April

10 – 11am, 11.15am – 12.15pm, 12.30 – 1.30pm, 1.45 – 2.45pm & 3 – 4pm

£3 for 60 minutes

Enjoy exploring the ponds in the grounds of Cliffe House, looking out for mini beasts, bugs and all kinds of pond life, all while learning about the environment.

Online booking reccomened. Book a pond dipping session.

Bushcraft

Wednesday 13 & Wednesday 20 April

10 – 11.30am, 12 – 1.30pm & 2 – 3.30pm

£7.50 per person

Enjoy the great outdoors whilst roasting marshmallows and making garlic bread twists over an open fire. All washed down with hot chocolate (please advise us of any special dietary requirements).

Open to children age 6+ and adults. 90 minute instructor led session, all equipment provided.

Online booking recommended. Book a bushcraft session. 

Adventure playground

Monday 11 – Thursday 14 April & Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 April

10am-4pm

Free to enter

Let your young ones explore our woodland adventure playground with ropes, swings, slides and a tree house!

No booking required.

Family fun nature trail

Monday 11 – Thursday 14 April & Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 April

10am-4pm

£2 per person

Get outdoors and enjoy our fun family trail around the grounds of Cliffe House. The trail 

is family and buggy friendly, something the whole family can enjoy. When you have collected all the clues don’t forget to return to the food kiosk to collect your prize! (1 prize per paid trail sheet).

No booking required

Easter EGGstravaganza at the markets! 

Dewsbury Market 

Saturday 16 April

11am-3pm

Free face painting, free balloon artist, Easter bunny trail with prizes, fancy dress welcome.

Free mini chocolate eggs for every child.

Huddersfield Queensgate Market 

Saturday 16 April

11am-3pm

Free face painting, free balloon artist, Easter bunny trail with prizes, fancy dress welcome.

Free Cadbury’s Cream Egg and refreshments for every child.

Easter Adventure at Oakwell Hall and Country Park

Saturday 9 – Sunday 24 April

12pm-4pm

£2 per trail

No booking required

Collect your trail from the Visitor Centre to begin your adventure. Keep your eyes peeled for clues as you explore the Walled Garden, learning more about springtime at Oakwell as you go.

More information about Oakwell Hall.

Easter Egg trail at Crow nest Park 

Sunday 17 April

11 am- 3 pm

Register at the adventure playground gates follow the clues to find the eggs, and complete the different challenges as you follow the trail.. all you need is a pen to make the trail sheet.

Crow nest park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury wf13 2sg

Easter Explorer’s trail at Bagshaw Museum Group of children holding Easter baskets and wearing bunny ears

Tuesday 12- Thursday 21 April

12pm-4pm

Free

Explore Bagshaw and search for the hidden objects from all around the world.

More information about Bagshaw Museum. 

Tolson Easter trail

Tuesday 12- Thursday 21 April

12pm-4pm

Free

Solve mystery clues and discover more about Huddersfield’s history in our Easter themed family trail.

More information about Tolson Museum.

Easter Family Film screening – Peter Rabbit

Wednesday 20 April

10am

£10 for a family ticket. Under 2’s go free. Single tickets are £3 per person.

Dewsbury Town Hall

Why not join us to watch Peter Rabbit during the Easter holidays? There won’t be any adverts or trailers before the film starts. We’re going to take you back in time to when you could watch a film with an interval half way through so you can treat yourselves to some popcorn or ice cream and some refreshments!

Book your tickets to watch Peter Rabbit.

Happiness storywalks

Tuesday 12 April Holmfirth Library 10.30am

Thursday 14 April Meltham Library 2.30pm

Wednesday 20 April Birstall Library 2pm

Thursday 21 April Almondbury Library 2pm

Join us this Easter for a storywalk inspired by Eva Eland’s beautiful picture book “Where Happiness Begins”. 

More information about happiness storywalks can be found on Kirklees Libraries website. 

Book your place on a happiness storywalk. 

Special Event – For Guide Dogs!

Honley Library 

Friday 22 April 2022 from 10.30 to 11.30am

Suggested ages – 5 to 10 years

Free

Join Carrie and Bridget (volunteers) welcoming Puppy Trainer, Margaret, and Labrador puppy, Betsy, who is being trained to become a working guide dog.

We shall learn about Betsy’s training and how she will and, how we maybe, can help people who are visually impaired. Lots of fun and games too!

This is a free session with all donations given to the ‘Guide Dogs’ Charity.

Booking essential – To book a place please text Bridget on 07563 733957

Sensory story time: That’s Not My Puppy!

Honley Library 

Thursday 14 April from 10:30-11:30am

Suggested ages 0-2 years

Join Helen for a special sensory story time engaging all of our senses and all about our furriest friends! Bring along pictures of your pets or soft toys if you wish, we’d love to see them!

Booking essential – To book a place please text Helen on 07469 939426.

All children are to be accompanied by an adult please.

Wow! Said the Owl exhibition

Cleckheaton Library 

The exhibition is launching on 9 April

No booking needed 

A family friendly exhibition is being launched at Cleckheaton Library on Saturday 9 of April. The exhibition is based on the much-loved children’s book, Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood. The exhibition has been specially designed by Tim Hopgood and The Young Art Explorers team to appeal to families and especially under five-year olds, with lots of sensory and interactive elements. 

In the book, a little owl stays awake during the day for the first time and is amazed by all the colours she sees, ‘Wow! Said the Owl as white fluffy clouds floated across a bright blue sky’. The exhibition seeks to give children the same sense of wonder and amazement by introducing them to colours and inviting them to be creative by playing with shapes, puppets, costumes, and drawing.

Find out more about Wow! Said the Owl exhibition.

Victoria Tower is Open for the Easter!

Victoria Tower

9 April- 17 April from 12:00pm- 4:30pm

£2.20 for adults, 60p for children and £4.40 for families (2 adults and 2 children).

Free for Kirklees Passport holders

Victoria Tower on Castle Hill will once again be open every day in the Easter holidays.

Castle Hill is now welcoming visitors from all over the country and has been a place for reflection and enjoyment with the nation coming out of the pandemic. 

Following some successful openings last year of the Victoria Tower to the sad news of Santa being unable to visit due to the concern of rising Covid infections, Kirklees Parks and Greenspaces are determined to make 2022 a bit more of a year to remember and to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee too.

If you think you have Coronavirus symptoms or you have the virus then please do not visit Victoria Tower. There will be more public openings for the Victoria Tower throughout the year for everyone to enjoy.

Need more ideas?

Visit our Easter events page to view a whole host of events.