Welcome to our what’s on guide this Easter in the East Midlands in 2020. This includes events in Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Please check with the attractions that they are open and their events are running before you leave home. This is our ultimate guide to the best events for kids, make sure you bookmark this page so that you can keep checking back.
It feels like only the other week that I was writing my what’s on over Christmas round up. That saying I had to go back 5 pages on my website to find the post! I’m not even sure it feels like Spring right now let alone Easter.
Most of these activities are included in your admission price. Please see website links for further details. All events are subject to opening hours and weather cancellations, please ring or check their website before visiting.
Keep checking back – more to add soon!
Things to do Easter in the East Midlands 2020
Belvoir Castle – Leicestershire
When? Fri 10th – Mon 13th April. Event – Eggcellent Easter Weekend. About – Join us over the Easter Weekend for a magical trail through the woodlands of Belvoir Castle.
Grantham NG32 1PE.
Bolsover Castle – Derbyshire
When? Sat 4 – Sun 19 April. Event – Easter Adventure Quest. About – Crack the clues as you and your family follow the trail through the gardens. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a certificate and delicious treats from Hotel Chocolat!
Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR.
Burghley House – Lincolnshire
When? Sun 12th April. Event – Easter Egg Hunt. About – Follow the treasure hunt around the Gardens of Surprise and solve the riddle to claim your full size chocolate egg from the Easter Bunny
Peterborough, Stamford PE9 3JY.
Chatsworth House – Derbyshire
When? Sat 28 March Sun 19 April. Event – Easter at Chatsworth. About – Enjoy the school holidays at Chatsworth for a family fun day out in the garden, farmyard and playground. In addition to our daily activities in the garden and farmyard, we have lots on offer throughout the school holidays.
Bakewell DE45 1PP.
Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway – Lincolnshire
When? Fri 10th to Mon 13th April Event – Easter Eggspress. About – Meet the Easter Bunny, take part in the Bunny trail and win a prize and try your hand at our Easter craft activities.
Lakeside Station, Kings Road, Cleethorpes DN35 0AG.
Crich Tramway Village – Derbyshire
When? Sun 12th – Mon 13th April Event – World War II Home Front. About – Take a trip back to the early 1940’s Britain on the Home Front, with re-enactors, live music and vehicles from pre-1946 mingling with vintage trams and taking you back to the World War II era.
Crich, Matlock DE4 5DP.
Easton Walled Garden – Lincolnshire
When? Fri 10th, Sun 12th & Mon 13th April. Event – Easter Weekend. About –Bring the whole family along, follow the Easter Trail and feel free to bring along a picnic, if the weather is kind!
Easton Ln, Grantham NG33 5AP.
Great Central Railway – Leicestershire
When? Fri 10th – Mon 13th April. Event – Easter Vintage Festival. About – All aboard for Great Central Railway’s Easter Vintage Festival! Get ready to step back in time to a country fayre at Quorn & Woodhouse station. There’s gallopers and a big wheel, traction engines, craft stalls, vintage cars, commercials and tractors.
Great Central Rd, Loughborough LE11 1RW.
Gulliver’s Kingdom – Derbyshire
When? Easter Weekend. Event – Easter Family Fun Day. About – Easter Weekend will feature – Games and Competitions, Entertainment on the main stage, The Easter Bonnet Parade and The Big Bunny Bounce.
Temple Walk, Matlock Bath DE4 3PG.
Gunby Estate – Lincolnshire
When? Fri 10th – Mon 13th April. Event – Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. About – Visit throughout the Easter weekend for the annual Cadbury Egg Hunt. See if you can spot all the clues, solve the puzzle and collect your chocolate reward.
Gunby, Spilsby PE23 5SS.
Lincoln Castle – Lincolnshire
When? Sat 4th – Sun 19th April. Event – Easter Quest Dragon Explorers. About – Come and learn how to find a dragon, track it, get close to it, and, if you’re lucky … gain its trust. Follow the clues, solve the puzzle, find the dragons and the Victorian Explorer’s will give you a special reward!
Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA.
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway – Lincolnshire
When? Fri 10th – Mon 13th April. Event – Easter Rock & Roll Weekend. About – Come in fancy dress! Entertainment on the train on Saturday and Sunday. Join in the Easter Egg Hunt. Treats for children on Sunday
Station Rd, Ludborough, Grimsby DN36 5SQ.
Manor Farm Park & Woodland – Leicestershire
When? Fri 4th – Sun 19th April. Event – Easter Eggstravaganza. About – Meet the chicks, Easter hunt and more.
Castle Hill, East Leake, Loughborough LE12 6LU.
Matlock Farm Park – Derbyshire
When? Fri 27th March – Sun 19th April. Event – Easter Time. About – Such a special time of year at the farm park, with the start of lamb bottle feeding – YAY! – as well as Easter egg hunts, treasure trails and of course appearances from the Easter Bunny himself.
Jaggers Ln, Matlock DE4 5LH
Midland Railway Butterley – Derbyshire
When? Sat 5th – Sun 19th April, excludes 6th, 7th and 14th. Event – Easter Holidays. About – Visit us during Easter for a very special day out. There will be an Easter themed treasure hunt for all children, with a prize for each completed entry form on your return to Butterley Station.
Butterley Station, Ripley DE5 3QZ.
National Space Centre – Leicestershire
When? Fri 4th – Sun 19th April. Event – Houston we have a problem. About – During the Easter school holiday period we invite you to discover the truth behind the problem, how the third spacecraft intended to land on the moon never made it and how Teflon really is linked to the Apollo space programme.
Exploration Dr, Leicester LE4 5NS.
Rand Farm – Lincolnshire
When? Tue 3rd – Sun 19th April. Event – Easter Extravaganza. About – More info coming soon…..
Rand, Market Rasen LN8 5NJ.
Twin Lakes – Leicestershire
When? Fri 4th – Sun 19th April. Event – Eggstreme Easter. About – Twinlakes Easter Bunny’s Grotto is the first of its kind where children will experience an eggstra special eggcounter with the one and only Easter Bunny… The fun-loving Chairman of Chocolate….and more.
Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE14 4FF.
Village Church Farm – Lincolnshire
When? Fri 10th – Sun 12th April. Event – Turkey Creek. About – Not easter themed but this sounds fun – Come see the cowboys and the pioneers of the Wild West. Experience the authentic camps, learn about life in the wild west, take part in western games and witness a gunfight. Lots for the whole family to see and do!
Church Rd S, Skegness PE25 2HF.
White Post Farm – Nottinghamshire
When? Mon 6th – Fri 17th April. Event – Spring Festival. About – Usual Spring fun (including meeting newborn lambs, holding chicks and watching the first sheep races of the year), PLUS you can help us with a very important Easter quest. Compost, our farm bunny, has lost the Easter Bunny’s chocolate eggs!!! His friends have left clues around the farm to help you find them, if you manage to complete the tasks you will get a special reward.
Mansfield Rd, Farnsfield, Newark NG22 8HL..
For other things to do this Easter why not check out our Events List for the West Midlands.
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