10 things to do in Lancashire during Easter

Amelia and Amanda feeding the bottle fed lambs at Mrs Dowsons Farm

Meet the new arrivals at Mrs Dowsons Farm this Spring - Credit: Archant/Kirsty Thompson

After two years of lockdown, Easter events are back with a spring in their step for 2022.

Throughout April
Easter at Brockholes
Nature lovers and future nature lovers will have lots of Easter treats at Brockholes nature reserve in Preston. Create Easter wreaths and baskets, take part in the Easter Xplorer Challenge or have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.

1st-23rd April
The Big Easter Hunt
Find the golden eggs and the hidden clues around Ribby Hall Village in this fun-filled springtime family adventure with Dizzy the Duck and the Easter Bunny. There are also arts and crafts, outdoor activities and animal experiences taking place throughout the month.
Ribby Hall Village, Ribby Road, Wrea Green, PR4 2PR

Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall - Credit: National Trust

2nd-18th April
Easter egg hunts at Rufford Old Hall
Explore the beautiful garden and woodland of Rufford Old Hall, make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. 
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 1SG

2nd-18th April
Big Easter Egg Hunt at Mrs Dowsons Farm Park
The farm park have created an Easter Egg Hunt trail to explore the farm this spring, with a team of actors, story telling as well as a chance to meet the farm animals, and the new arrivals from lambing season in particular. Don't forget to pick up a ice-cream while you are there.
Hawkshaw Farm, Longsight Road, Clayton-le-Dale, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 7JA

10th-19th April
Alice in Easterland
The Easter Bunny’s Magical Adventure, featuring Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, the Easter Bunny combines omedy, music, dancing and laughter and is suitable for 2-10 year olds.
Viva Blackpool, 3 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HJ

13th April and 17th - 18th April
Pace Egging and Easter Bunny Trail at Gawsthorpe Hall
On 13th April, you can experience the Lancashire tradition of Pace Egging; bring your own boiled egg, decorate then roll. On the 17th and 18th April, you can hunt for the famous ceramic Pendelfin bunnies around the grounds of Gawsthorpe Hall.
Gawsthorpe Hall, Burnley Road, Padiham, near Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8UA

15th-16th April
Wizard of Oz
Join Dorothy Gale in this Easter time panto, as she befriends a brainless Scarecrow, a loveable Tin Man and the cowardly Lion on their quest to thwart the evil powers of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Bolton Albert Halls Theatre, Bolton The Albert Halls, Victoria Square, Bolton, BL1 1RU

16th April
Milkshake! Live
Join Paddington Bear, Daisy and Ollie, Milo, Noddy, Pip & Posy, Blues Clues & You and of course Milkshake Monkey for an unforgettable family time at Milkshake Monkey’s Musical!
Lancaster Grand Theatre, St Leonardgate, Lancaster, LA1 1NL

17th April
Hoghton Tower Farmers’ Market
Hoghton Tower Farmers’ Market is held on the third Sunday of every month and this year it falls on Easter Sunday. Expect to find a good range of delicious food and expertly made gifts.
Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, PR5 0SH

18th April
Preston Egg Rolling
If you want to keep it traditional at Easter, head for Preston’s Avenham and Miller Parks. Avenham Park will host egg rolling on Easter Monday. There will also be the Magical Bewonderment Machinem, Dizzy O'Dare Falconry Diisplay, Theatre Illumiere Flower People
and The Fabularium Astronomers.

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