10 Easter Days Out in and around Cheshire

Lamb at Tatton Park

Lamb at Tatton Park - Credit: Archant

Stuck for ideas of what to do during the Easter break? Here’s some of the best family activities in and around Cheshire

6th April – 25th April

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Throughout the Easter holidays, Lyme will be hosting a trail that celebrates the historic park’s great outdoors. Follow the garden trail in search of the Easter bunny and discover the best that nature has to offer along the way. The rangers will also be doing engagement activities over the bank holiday.

Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, SK12 2NX  Tel: 01663762023, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme


8th April - 22nd April

Science Show: It's Elemental

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This Easter, spark your curiosity by visiting Jodrell Bank to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table. Be surprised and excited by the elements you encounter every day in the Science Show, which takes you from the Big Bang to life on Earth via an exploding star or two!

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DW www.jodrellbank.net/events/easter-science-show-its-elemental


9th April

Congleton Easter Treat Day 

Celebrating Easter, the town centre will host lots of related treats, activities and family fun to be had.   High Street, Congleton www.congleton-tc.gov.uk/event/easter-treats-day-2019-2/


19th April

Delamere Easter Bunny Dash

You’ll have to put down the chocolates and Easter eggs for this one! If you’re after something more active over the bank holiday weekend, then this 5km dash in Delamere Forest is ideal. If an Easter without chocolate sounds dull, then don’t despair as you will be presented with an Easter egg and running medal once you cross the finishing line.

Whitefield car park, Delamere Forest, CW8 2HZ  www.run-dash.co.uk 


19th April – 22nd April

Easter Boat Gathering 2019

The annual boat gathering returns to Ellesmere Port bringing with it a variety of celebrations and also marking the official start of the boating season. The weekend launches with a flotilla of boats from Chester and continues with an exciting line up of live music, family and boat activity. As always, there will be a fine folk programme inspirational workshops and museum activities for all ages.  

National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4FW 

Tel: 0151 355 5017, canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/events/2019-04-19-annual-easter-boat-gathering


19th April – 22nd April

Egg-chanted Easter Fun

Tatton Park have organised a whole host of family friendly activities this Easter. There is magic show fun, puppet shows, glitter tattoos and seasonal food and gifts, take a selfie with our magical fairy tale characters and enjoy Easter treats and gifts in the shops.

Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN  Tel: 01625 374400, www.tattonpark.org.uk 


20th April – 22nd April

Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival

The annual festival returns with a programme packed full of foodie delights. Chefs included at this year’s event include Sunday Brunch Star, Simon Rimmer, Great British Menu’s Andi Oliver and Saturday Kitchen presenter, Matt Tebbutt. For the kids there will be three children’s workshops each day hosted by The Academy of Culinary Arts, and as always there will be over 150 artisan food and drink exhibitors. 

Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY www.chesterfoodanddrink.co.uk


20th April

Knutsford Bunny Hop 

Gather the family at this fun event where you will scour across Knutsford to find eight bunnies hidden in among the town centre’s streets. Once found, write the bunny’s name on a postcard and post it into the Heritage Centre’s post box. A number of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops will also be joining in the fun by handing out Easter treats, balloons and dressing up. 

Knutsford town centre, www.facebook.com/knutsfordbunnyhop/


20th April

Northwich Easter Extravaganza

Northwich will continue to host its hugely popular town-based Easter Trail, family activity and Easter Egg Hunt competition but this year will also feature an Easter petting zoo, Arts and Crafts, face painting and Birds of Prey.

Northwich www.visitnorthwich.co.uk/event/easter-extravaganza/


21st April 

Family Easter Egg Hunt

Cholmondeley Castle is an ideal destination if you want to spend Easter Sunday with family. Along with their extensive grounds, children’s play areas, lakeside walk, adventure den and tea room, they will also be hosting an Easter egg hunt. Let the children run free in the gardens hunting for the hidden bunnies, where if they find them they can collect an Easter treat.   

Cholmondeley Castle and Gardens, Malpas, SY14 8AH  www.cholmondeleycastle.com 


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