Top 10 things to do this Easter

The sun is shining; the flowers in the park are starting to bloom, which can only mean one thing… Spring is here!
With Easter just around the corner, we have been working hard to bring together lots of egg-citing fun filled events for all the family to enjoy.

Take a look at our top ten things to do for an unforgettable Easter…

1. We’re going on an Egg Hunt 

We know that children (and adults alike) love chocolate and adventures, so we are sure they are going to LOVE helping the Easter Bunny find his lost eggs around the museum and Orchard.
Along the way, take part in fun challenges and meet colourful characters before collecting your chocolate egg prize.

Sunday 16 – Monday 17 April, 10am-3.30pm. £5 (chocolate prize included).

2. Farmyard Friends 

Meet our Farmyard Friends, Harry the goat, Terence the Turkey, Ben and Jerry the Alpacas plus rabbits, hens, ducks, guinea pigs and chinchillas.

Amongst the animal action, there will be crafts and face painting!

Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 April, 10am-4pm (last admission 3.30pm). Free entry with museum admission. 

3. Bunny Take Over

A cute fluffy bunny has to be one of our favourite things about spring! So we are excited that we have a whole herd of them coming to visit and they want some love!

Friday 21 April, 10am-4pm (last admission 3.30pm). Free entry with museum admission. 

4. Hop To It

If you like bunnies, this is something you don’t want to miss! We have a weekend full of fun-filled activities to help perfect your essential bunny skills, including Eat like a bunny, Build a burrow and Bunny Forage.

Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 April, 10am – 3.30pm. Some activities must be booked in advance due to limited places and there will be a small charge for some workshops. 

5. Hop Film Screening

Feeling tired from all the Easter action? Come along for a matinee screening of Hop.

This comedy follows the life of the Easter Bunny’s son E.B., who leaves home to follow his lifelong dream of becoming a drummer. Join E.B. on his adventure this Easter in our beautiful Music Room.

Saturday 15 April, doors open from 1.30pm. Tickets £2, bookable in advance by telephoning 01642 527375.

6. Chocolate Workshops

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate… Why? Because it is Easter of course!

We have got some very tasty chocolate workshops and demonstrations for the family to sink their teeth into this Easter.

The extremely talented chocolatiers from Chocolini’s in Saltburn are coming to visit and they have some treats in store. Watch the experts work their magic and make wonderful chocolate creations.

Plus, Sprinkles will help you create your very own chocolate masterpiece to take home.

Chocolini’s, Tuesday 18 April, 11am-3pm. Free with museum entry.

Sprinkles Chocolate Workshop, Wednesday 19 – Thursday 20 April, 10am-3.30pm. £3

7. Blooming Marvellous

At Preston Park, we love anything pretty and colourful, and we need help growing our spring garden.
Make bright and colourful flowers out of funky foam, to plant in our garden installation, can you make the biggest and brightest flower?

Monday 10 – Tuesday 11 April, 10am-3.30pm. Free with museum entry.

8. Get Set Grow!

Speaking of gardening, we also need all you Mini Diggers out there! Our gardeners need YOUR help to prepare the beds in the Walled Kitchen Garden for a new season of growing tasty crops. While you’re at it, you can make a DIY plant pot to take home.

Thursday 13 – Friday 14 April, 10am – 3.30pm. Free with museum entry. 

9. Hands on History

Our collections team have lined up some Spring and Easter themed activities.
Take a sneak peak at some precious objects which are not usually on display to members of the public.

Wednesday 12 and Friday 21 April, 10am-3.30pm. Free with museum entry.

10. Jean & Morag do Spring Cleaning

Come and see hilarious comedy duo Jean and Morag do their Spring Cleaning the traditional way.
Take a trip back in time and give them a helping hand washing their smalls with washboards, possers and dolly tubs.

Wednesday 12 April, 10am-3.30pm. Free with museum entry. 

Some of these activities require advanced booking, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. 
Most are free with museum admission however some require a small additional charge, you will find all of this information in our What’s On Guide or on the Easter section of our website.