Welcome to our what’s on guide for Easter in West Yorkshire, 2021. Please check with the attractions that they are open and their events are running before you leave home. As there are not many events for 2021 this post also includes the main attractions which will be open.
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 West Yorkshire has two weeks off school although dates do vary between areas. Please check your local council website. Below you will find ideas on where to visit/where will be open.
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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
p.s. sorry there aren’t 20+ things this year. Hopefully 2022 will see events back to normal.
Easter Events West Yorkshire 2021
When open? Reopening outdoor rides 12th April
Address: Willowbridge Ln, Castleford WF10 5NW
A Bit About – Some of the rides do have height restrictions of around 80 to 100 cms. Rides include Dig-a-round where you ride in a digger claw, mini Landrovers for kids to drive around a course and mini tractors for the family. Plus Go-karts indoors and outdoors. The outdoor 80cm+ Go-karts are included in the price. For those not afraid of heights you can sit in a digger arm and reach the dizzying heights of 50 metres. Robots is a really fun ride where kids 110cm and over can drive their very own digger around a track! Safari is an off-road experience in a 4×4 (you are driven around).
When open? Currently, open on selected days
Address: Bradford Rd, Riddlesden, Keighley BD20 5EL
A Bit About – The play area is full of exciting equipment for you to burn off some energy on, including a slide, swings and a wooden climbing frame. Wild play garden, bird hide and get hands on in the house (please note indoor areas will not be open).
When open? Currently, open
Address: Sandy Gate, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LE
A Bit About – Open every day Harewood’s Gardens, Grounds and Adventure Playground. The Kiosk and Bothy Teahouse will be serving hot drinks and snacks on a takeaway basis and Click and Collect is available for purchases made through our online gift shop. Other areas will open when restrictions allow.
When open? Hoping to reopen on the 12th April
Address: Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ
A Bit About – if one train ride isn’t enough a standard day ticket allows unlimited travel on the day you visit (subject to availability and not available on special event days). There are excellent outdoor play areas at both of the stations. The larger play area opened in 2018 at Clayton West and features a wooden train, plus swings, climbing frames and slides. Also at Clayton West station, there is the Clayton Flyer. This is a 71/4 inch miniature ride-on railway that takes on a trip around the duck pond. You can enjoy two loops for just £1 per person. The second play area at Shelley was given a major revamp in 2019 and is based around a train. It includes a sandpit for kids to play in and overlooks the platform so it makes a great viewing area. You can also enjoy walks in the surrounding countryside and villages. Walking routes are accessible from Clayton West, Skelmanthorpe and Shelley.
When open? Currently, open
Address: Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB.
A bit about – Outdoors there is plenty to do at Lotherton. There is a playground for under 8’s and also an adventure playground for older children with twin zip wires and more. This is located near to the house, a little further on from here you will find their wildlife park. It’s got a relatively new visitor centre with a lovely shop. Please note indoor opens will not yet be open and the wildlife park has not yet confirmed if they are reopening on the 12th of April.
Things to do Easter West Yorkshire 2021
When open? Currently, open. Toilets, gardens, play area and takeaway drinks are open
Address: Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wragby, Wakefield WF4 1QE
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.
When open? Currently, open
Address: Temple Newsam Rd, Leeds LS15 0AE
A Bit About – The grounds, play area and toilets are currently open. There is no news at present as to when they will reopen the farm. If you want to park for free I can recommend the car park next to GoApe (charged for activity). This car park can get busy though so make sure you arrive early. Next to here, you will find Temple Newsam’s free to use adventure playground. The parkland at Temple Newsam is huge and popular in the warmer months with families having picnics, riding bikes and zooming down the hill on scooters or skateboards. Also for free you can walk around the beautiful parkland with a lake, stream, woodland and an 18th Century walled garden which is quite possibly the biggest walled garden we’ve ever seen.
When open? Currently open
Address: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG
A Bit About – 500 acres of parkland with lots of sculptures to be found plus follies, a lake and more. Takeaway coffee and snacks are available to purchase from the outdoor kiosk at YSP Centre. Toilets are accessible at YSP Centre and the Bothy Garden, and portaloos remain in place near the car park.
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