What to do this Easter in England’s Historic Cities

If you are planning a short break to one of England’s historic cities this Easter, don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend one of these egg-citing events including a chocolate festival, Easter egg hunts, circus workshops, nature trails and much more.




Durham World Heritage Day – Easter Monday 10th April

Join the World Heritage Day celebrations on Easter Monday at Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage, as you see history come alive like never before!

From 12 – 4pm enjoy an exciting line up of FREE events and activities including, live music, Medieval re-enactments, arts & crafts, street food and more!

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Old fashioned Easter fun at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North – 15th – 18th April

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, will be staging cracking Easter-themed activities around the museum from 15 to 18 April.

Whilst this will appeal to families, people of all ages will enjoy the nostalgic fun in store.

In the 1900s pit village, visitors can see traditional Easter dishes being made, including fish pie, hot cross buns and simnel cake, as well as making their own Easter wreath at the school.

Other highlights include egg and spoon racing in the 1950s welfare hall, egg painting in the 1820s Pockerley Old Hall and card making in the Masonic Hall in the 1950s town.

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York Chocolate Festival – 5th – 9th April

Learn more about York’s rich chocolate history and sample some of the city’s finest cocoa at York Chocolate Festival. There’ll be workshops, free chocolate lollipop or egg making, chocolate tastings and a festival market.

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Circus in the City – 6th APril

This brand new event for 2023 will bring all the fun of the circus to Lancaster city centre on April 6th. Taking over Lancaster’s Market Square, the event will showcase a variety of circus skills including aerial performances, juggling, street performers and more.

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BID Easter Bunny Trail – 1st – 16th April

The Easter Bunnies are back in Lancaster, as you take a walk around the historic of city of Lancaster will you find the 9 enormous paper Mache Easter Bunnies hidden in the shop windows?

This fantastic fun filled event is family friendly and one lucky winner will win £100 voucher to spend in the business of your choice in St Nic’s Arcades.

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Easter Lates at the Roman Baths – 7th -10th april

Stay after hours at the beautiful Roman Baths this Easter weekend. Enjoy the soothing atmosphere of the majestic Great Bath by torchlight while relaxing, sipping champagne, sparkling wine, soft drinks or hot chocolate.

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Easter Chocolate Afternoon Tea at Bailbrook House Hotel – 1st – 16th april

If you’re looking for an indulgent Easter food treat, venture out of the city centre to the peaceful and beautiful grounds of one of Bath’s only country house hotels, Bailbrook House.

Savour a limited edition chocolate afternoon tea, including a warm chocolate hot cross bun, chocolate and salted caramel dome, and plenty more decadent delights.

If you visit on Easter Sunday, don’t miss the venue’s special three course lunch menu, tailor-made for the season, with plenty of choice for all taste buds.

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Easter Nature Trail at Belton House – 3rd- 16th april

 Follow the nature trail through the gardens at Belton House and discover exactly why this place is so special in spring.

Located in the gardens at Belton House, this nature based Easter trail will encourage all family members to feel inspired by nature, while exploring the signs of spring.

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Enhancted! Magical Quest at Lincoln Castle – 1st – 16th april

 Enjoy an enchanted experience at Lincoln Castle this Easter. Discover the mythical creatures that have been hidden within the enchanted grounds of Lincoln Castle. Follow the clues and solve the puzzles whilst you explore the historical grounds of Lincoln Castle. Even better, you might be lucky enough to claim a reward.

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