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Easter Holiday Top Five and more

Swathes of flowers, afternoon teas, newborn lambs and chocolate egg hunts are all awaiting when you visit the Harrogate District this Easter. 

Here are our top five must do's to celebrate the holiday in our District. 


1. Take part in an Easter egg hunt
This has got to be top of the list of what to do at Easter whether you have children or are just a big kid at heart. 

Take an Easter trail and find hidden golden eggs and bunnies that can be exchanged for chocolate versions. You might even meet the Easter Bunny (or at least a close relative) and capture a family photo! 

2. Easter Sunday lunch
A traditional Sunday roast is the perfect way to get everyone together and take time to slow down. Relaxed pub lunches are perfect after a bracing walk in the country air, surround yourself with open fires, stone flagged floors and centuries of history. 

To make Easter Sunday lunch an extra special occassion, visit one of the award winning restaurants in Harrogate District. We have several AA rosette restaurants and a Michellin star restaurant that marry superb food with wonderful surroundings.


3. Spring time walks
Blossom on trees, newborn lambs bouncing around the fields and the emergence of life after a long winter, makes walking in the Yorkshire Dales and the countryside, towns and villages of Harrogate District a wonderful experience. 

There are many organised walks that allow you to enjoy the scenery without worrying about trail finding and are suitable for children or set out with a map and compass to pioneer your own route. 

4. Afternoon tea
Easter is a time to indulge, so take part in one of the most British indulgences of all time- Afternoon Tea. Splash out with a glass of Champagne or look something different with Gluten free cakes and fruit teas. 

Many places also offer children's afternoon teas with an exciting array of fruit juices and cakes, perfect for a holiday treat!

5. Easter bonnets and crafts
Take part in time old traditions of decorating an Easter bonnet, painting eggs, willow weaving and even creating your own wooly lamb. 

Get the children involved to make keepsakes and memories of your Easter holidays in Harrogate District.  

With so much to do and a four day weekend for many, why not make the most of your visit and have a look at our wonderful choice of accommodation in the area. Spend a night under canvas in a tent or yurt or if crisp bed linen and central heating is more your idea of a holiday then we have everything from cosy cottages in the Yorkshire Dales to four star hotels in Harrogate Town Centre and Country Estate Hotels. 

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  1. Celebrate the wonders of Harrogate, Double Exhibition at the Mercer Gallery

    Add Celebrate the wonders of Harrogate, Double Exhibition at the Mercer Gallery to your Itinerary

    Type

    Cultural

    Harrogate

    Come and enjoy our new exhibitions that showcase Harrogate and its residents, this double exhibition celebrates town and country with two displays of local artworks.

    A Portrait of Harrogate is a chance to see rarely seen pictures of the area as well as all-time favourites including LNER...

    Venue

    Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2019 To 1 Jun 2019
  2. Hoppy Easter Adventure Trail

    Add Hoppy Easter Adventure Trail to your Itinerary

    Type

    Family Event

    Knaresborough

    Hop along to Mother Shipton's during the Easter Holidays for a hoppingly fun time. Follow the trail and on your way, help Little Bo Peep find her sheep! You can also meet bunnies Betty and Clover and solve puzzles and clues for a chocolatey treat.
    The park will be transformed creating an engaging...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2019 To 28 Apr 2019
  3. Discovering the Fountains Abbey Settlers Society

    Add Discovering the Fountains Abbey Settlers Society to your Itinerary

    Type

    Walk

    Ripon

    Pop into Fountains Hall and discover the Settler's Society. Help bring the stories of the settler boys to life.

    Dates

    From:
    9 Apr 2019 To 31 Dec 2019
  4. Easter holidays at Beningbrough

    Add Easter holidays at Beningbrough to your Itinerary

    Type

    Easter

    Boroughbridge

    It’s the Easter holidays and there is plenty to do at Beningbrough to enjoy the gardens with all the family as the springtime buzz begins. Over the bank holiday weekend join in the ever popular Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt to get a chocolate prize. Look out for that cheeky Easter bunny as you go....

    Dates

    From:
    13 Apr 2019 To 28 Apr 2019
  5. Alice in Wonderland Easter Trail

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    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    Alice in Wonderland Easter Family Fun Days

    Join us at Newby Hall for our ever popular Easter Family Fun Days. This year there will be an Alice in Wonderland theme around the Gardens and 'Golden Eggs' for you to find, Flamingo Croquet to play and a magical trail throughout the Woodland...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Apr 2019 To 28 Apr 2019
  6. The Great Studfold Easter Egg Hunt: Springtime Fairies and their Friends

    Add The Great Studfold Easter Egg Hunt: Springtime Fairies and their Friends to your Itinerary

    Type

    Family Event

    Pateley Bridge

    Come along with the whole family and enjoy this popular annual event. Pick up a Studfold Easter clue sheet and explore and discover large willow nests and brightly coloured eggs and answers!... Discover the Studfold Spring Fairies and their countryside friends. Count the Gold Rabbits...! 

    ...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Apr 2019 To 28 Apr 2019
  7. Victorian Easter Family Fun

    Add Victorian Easter Family Fun to your Itinerary

    Type

    Family Event

    Ripon

    Victorian Easter at the Workhouse 11am - 4pm
    Mon 15th April - Fri 19th April
    Mon 22nd April - Fri 26th April
    Marble your Easter Eggs and trim your bonnets! We're celebrating Easter Victorian style at the Workhouse. Make marbled eggs and weave a willow nest to put them in and find out about how...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Apr 2019 To 26 Apr 2019
  8. Harrogate Flower Shows

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    Type

    Show / Display

    Harrogate

    Harrogate Spring Flower Show is the first big event in the gardening calendar, welcoming the new growing season with a spectacular celebration of the very best in horticulture.

    Rated Britain’s top gardening event by Which?, this prestigious event will run from 25 – 28 April 2019, featuring...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Apr 2019 To 28 Apr 2019
  9. The Northern Magic Circle Proudly Presents "The Childrens Showtime"

    Add The Northern Magic Circle Proudly Presents "The Childrens Showtime" to your Itinerary

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Magical fun for all the family! A great family day out.
    10:30am Saturday 27th April at the Crown Hotel Harrogate.
    Tickets just £1 available on the door.
    Free balloon animal for every child!

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2019 To 27 Apr 2019
  10. A group of walkers on a sunny winters day

    Add Brimham Rocks through the ages to your Itinerary

    Type

    Active event

    Join this guided walk to discover Brimham's history, from the last ice age that helped form these weird and wonderful rock formations, to the stories of the people who lived here and called Brimham home

    Let our guide walk and talk you through the last 320 milion years in a 90 minute journey...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    29 Apr 2019 To 29 Apr 2019
  11. Modern Calligraphy with Sophie Roberts £50pp

    Add Modern Calligraphy with Sophie Roberts £50pp to your Itinerary

    Type

    Gardens

    Ripon

    Learn how to write beautifully using ink and nib on this modern calligraphy course with Sophie Roberts. Suitable for complete beginners this class will teach you everything you need to know starting right at the basics.

    After a brief introduction to the tools, you will start by practicing shapes...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Apr 2019 To 30 Apr 2019

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