12 + Best Easter Events North Yorkshire 2021

Welcome to our what’s on guide for Easter in North Yorkshire, 2021. Please check with the attractions that they are open and their events are running before you leave home.

To avoid disappointment please pre-book as many places will still have limited tickets available. One thing we are certainly permitted to do is to go for a walk. For ideas on where to go for a family-friendly walk in Yorkshire please check out this post – 70+ Family Friendly Walks in Yorkshire

This post will be different this year! The government’s road map currently permits gardens to be open. However, attractions with animals and theme parks (outdoor rides) aren’t permitted to open until the 12th of April (all going well, this is subject to change). From the 29th of March, the Stay at Home order ends. This means people will be free to go outdoors for non-essential reasons with the recommendation to stay local. Most of North Yorkshire has two weeks off school for Easter from the 29th March to the 9th April 2021. Below you will find ideas on where to visit/where will be open.

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Things to do Easter North Yorkshire 2021

Beetle Bank Open Farm – Will be reopening on the 12th April, this is after the Easter Holidays.

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, National Trust

When open? Currently, open
Address: Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York YO30 1DD
Event – Easter Egg Hunt – This will be taking place from 29 March 2021 and over the Easter bank holiday weekend. There’s lots of fun to be had with your family. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward at the end! £3 per trail. FIND OUT MORE

Bolton Abbey

When open? Currently Open
Address: Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6AL.
A Bit About – Bolton Abbey is the perfect place to do as much or as little as you like. Bolton Abbey is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe. With just under 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside, over 80 miles of footpaths and ample space to run around and enjoy the fresh air, there is something for all ages. Explore the ruins of the Priory and discover a landscape full of history and legend, wander along the riverside, woodland and moorland paths. Not all facilities will be open. FIND OUT MORE

Castle Howard

When open? The Gardens will reopen to the public on Saturday 20th March. Pre-booking is essential.
Address: Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA.
A Bit About – One, well two, of the best things for families about Castle Howard is their adventure playgrounds. They already had one excellent play area with lots to play on including climbing frames, slides, swings and more. Then recently they added Skelf Island. This is an adventure play area which you get to by crossing a bridge to an island (there’s even a rope bridge if you dare). Skelf island has zip wires, lots to climb on, rope bridges and slides. You can also explore the grounds, the house will remain closed. FIND OUT MORE

Filey Bird Garden – Hopes to reopen on the 12th April, this is after the Easter Holidays.

Flamingo Land – Hopes to reopen on the 12th April, this is after the Easter Holidays.

Forbidden Corner – Hopes to reopen on the 12th April, this is after the Easter Holidays.

Fountains Abbey

When open? Currently, open
Address: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Ripon HG4 3DY.
Event – Easter Egg Hunt – This will be taking place from 29 March 2021 and over the Easter bank holiday weekend. There’s lots of fun to be had with your family. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward at the end! £3 per trail. FIND OUT MORE

Helmsley Castle

When open? They plan to reopen outdoor areas on the 29th March
Address: Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB
A Bit About – Helmsley Castle has a 900-year history and you can discover how it has evolved over the centuries. It started life as a medieval fortress, then a luxurious mansion, to a Civil war stronghold and then a romantic Victoria ruin. Although a lot of the castle does still remain intact today. FIND OUT MORE

Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park

When open? Reopening on the 2nd April
Address: Hutts Lane, Ripon HG4 3DA
A Bit About – The park is enhanced by three lakes and a number of features for visitors to enjoy. Their sculptures are all open-air and there are plenty to find. Sculptures include a bronze leopard stalking a roe deer, giant floating magnolia, mini stone henge, Japanese pagoda and more. Other larger features include a summerhouse, Himalayan shelter, Contemplation circle and a Norse hut. In the woodland, there are over 300 different trees covering 12 acres. Kids will love the wooden adventure play area and looking for the fairy doors dotted around the gardens. FIND OUT MORE

Kiplin Hall and Gardens

When open? Reopening on 29th March
Address: Richmond DL10 6AT
A Bit About – The tea room will offer a take away only service and the hall will remain closed until restrictions on museums lift. There are some beautiful walks around the grounds and a wonderful walled garden. Kids will love to play and explore. There is a play ship, zip wire, wooden obstacles, a bog garden and pond dipping. Plus giant garden games, trails and a family activity room. They also host annual events some of which are aimed at families. FIND OUT MORE

Lightwater Valley – Hopes to reopen on the 17th April, this is after the Easter Holiday

Monk Park Farm – Plans to reopen in the spring, although this will be after the Easter Holiday

Mother Shipton’s Cave

When open? 27th March – 18th April
Address: Prophecy House, Harrogate Rd, High Bridge, Knaresborough HG5 8DD.
Event – Easter Adventure. About – Open this Easter for exercise in a beautiful, historical heritage park. Plenty of room for social distancing and an Easter trail to see along the way!
You’re invited to a very important date this Easter at Mother Shipton’s! Humpty Dumpty and his storybook friends are all here for an EGGCITING event sure to put a SPRING in your step. FIND OUT MORE

Murton Park – Reopening on the 12th April, this is after the Easter Holidays

Newby Hall and Gardens

When open? Reopening on the 1st April
Address: Newby Hall, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE.
A Bit About – To start the season off we have an Enchanted Wood Trail through the magical Woodland Walk at Newby. There will be mysteries to solve, trees to hug, rhymes to learn, Fairies to meet, Troll Bridges to cross and magic to make! There is an excellent adventure playground. FIND OUT MORE

Newham Grange Farm – Reopening on the 12th April, this is after the Easter holidays

Northwood Fairy Trail – Reopening on the 17th April, this is after the Easter holidays

Piglets Adventure Farm – Reopening on the 12th April, this is after the Easter holidays

Playdale Farm Park – Reopening on the 12th April, this is after the Easter holidays

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

When open? Currently, open
Address: Crag Ln, Harrogate HG3 1QB.
A Bit About There are a few different areas such as a woodland, kitchen garden, alpine house, lakeside garden and arboretum. There are a few main paths with lots of smaller paths you can take and explore. They have three play areas. FIND OUT MORE

Scampston Hall

When open for Easter Event? 31st March to 11th April
Address: Scampston, Malton YO17 8NG
Event – Scampston’s Easter Bunny Trail offers an interactive and fun activity for all the family this Easter. Leading you on a quest with a trail map and clue sheet, you are tasked to solve each clue and find our 16 missing bunny friends who are hiding around the walled garden and in the parkland. A letter can be found by each rabbit, which will make up a phrase – find all our rabbits and complete the phrase to claim your prize! FIND OUT MORE

Stockeld Park

When open? 27th March to 18th April
Address: Wetherby Rd, Wetherby LS22 4AN.
Event – Giant Easter Egg Trail. About The famous giant Easter Egg Trail that will have the whole family searching the beautiful parkland. Discover our giant Easter Eggs hidden around Stockeld Park. Each larger-than-life egg is painted as a colourful character making this Easter egg hunt even more fun! FIND OUT MORE

Studfold Adventure Trail – Reopening on the 17th April, this is after the Easter Holidays

Thornton Hall Country Park

When? 29th March to 11th April
Address: Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton BD23 3TS.
Event – Egg Venture. About This Easter, walk into a land of mystery, mayhem, and madness on the hunt for magical easter eggs as you enter EggVenture in Wonderland. Grab your map of wonderland and voyage forward into the land of wonders as you visit 6 bonkers areas on the hunt for Easter eggs but be warned, all is to what it seems. FIND OUT MORE

Thorp Perrow

When? Currently, open. The bird of prey and mammal centre will remain closed and will re-open on the 12th April 2021.
Address: Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale DL8 2PS
A Bit About – The Arboretum is a maze of pathways, no two walks around the grounds will be the same. We chose to randomly wander around. They have a handy map with all the different points of interest. we managed to find most of them. Points of interest include islands, the Bothy, monuments and oak trees. There is also an adventure playground with an intriguing climbing frame and a mini assault course. FIND OUT MORE

For other things to do this Easter in Yorkshire why not check out our other posts for South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and the East Riding Yorkshire.

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