Easter Holidays in the North East – Things to do with the Kids

The Easter holidays are almost upon us, but don’t panic, we’ve got you covered! From great family days out to Easter fun across the North East; you can keep the kids entertained with our guide of things to do throughout the Easter holidays.

Family Days Out

Keep the little ones entertained all day with these fantastic family days out.

Barnard Castle 

Barnard Castle, Durham, DL12 8PR

Set on a high rock looking out over the River Tees, Barnard castle offers lovely views over the Tees Gorge. Explore the sensory garden filled with scented plants or visit the nearby market town of Barney.

Great North Museum: Hancock

Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT

Fancy a great family day out without spending a small fortune? The Great North Museum: Hancock admission is free! From an interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall to a life-size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton, the museum displays a huge range of interesting exhibits for the whole family to enjoy.

Roker and Seaburn Beaches

Marine Walk, Sunderland. Tyne and Wear, SR6 9LX

Nothing beats a brisk family walk along the beach to blow the cobwebs away! Sunderland’s twin beaches offer plenty of space for the kids to run around and play. Take a picnic and relax surrounded by miles of stunning coastline.

If you want to get out and about this spring, check out our guide to spring walks across the North East.

Woodhorn Museum

Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF

Take a step back in time and experience 800 years of history at Woodhorn Museum. Explore the once thriving coal mine and surrounding buildings and enjoy a walk or bike ride in the surrounding country park. There is plenty to do for families on a day out.

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens 

Burdon Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 1PP

Combining a museum, exhibition space, art gallery and Winter Gardens, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens is a fantastic visitor attraction in the heart of the city centre. Discover Sunderland’s history in the museum, see Victorian masterpieces in the art gallery and stimulate your senses with over 2,000 flowers and plants in the stunning winter gardens.  

Alnwick Castle and Gardens

Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NG / Greenwell Road, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU

If your little ones are Harry Potter fans then Alnwick Castle is a must see. Spend a magical day broomstick training, completing a dragon quest and exploring the historical backdrop of this magnificent castle.

If the sun is shining, make the most at Alnwick Garden. Home to one of the largest treehouses in the world, beautiful water features and stunning gardens.

Whitehouse Farm Centre

Stannington, Morpeth, NE61 6AW

If your little ones are animal lovers then a trip to Whitehouse Farm is guaranteed to be an exciting and fun day. There is wide range of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy, from animal petting to tractor rides.

Easter Events across the North East

Make the most of the Easter holidays with these egg-cellent activities taking place across our region.

National Trust Easter Egg Hunts

Cadburys Egg Hunt trails are taking place at Seaton Delaval Hall, Wallington Hall, Gibside and other National Trust properties across the North East. Enjoy fresh air, chocolate rewards and the chance to explore our regions history.

Easter at the Farm 

Ouseburn Road, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PA

Head to Ouseburn Farm for lots of Easter fun, with bunny bonnet making, egg games and an Easter Treasure Trail.

Easter Eggspress

Stephenson Railway Museum, Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 8DX

Take a trip with the kids to Stephenson Railway Museum. Ride the Easter Eggspress, follow the Easter egg trail and discover the collection of vintage engines.

We hope you have a very Hoppy Easter! Let us know what you and your family get up to this Easter, Tweet us @NewcastleBSoc.