Best Easter Events North East 2024

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Last Updated on March 1, 2024 by Suzy

Welcome to our what’s on guide this Easter in the North East in 2024. This includes events and attractions that are open in County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. Please check with the attractions that they are open and their events are running before you leave home. Please note that any entrance fees/trail costs are not listed below. Please visit their websites for further information and pricing.

Adventure Valley – County Durham

When? 29th March – 14th April
Address: Union Hall Farm, Durham DH1 5SG
Event – Easter Eggstravaganza About – Don’t miss all the extra fun at Adventure Valley this Easter Holidays. Visit the spectacular undercover Easter Garden, follow the ‘Egg-cellent’ Bunny Adventure to earn a chocolate treat and meet the Easter Bunny! Plus, meet our Adorable Baby Animals and enjoy Daily Shows in our Showtime Theatre.
Find Out More – Adventure Valley

Bamburgh Castle – Northumberland

When? 2nd – 10th April
Address: Bamburgh NE69 7DF
Event – Dino Discovery Adventure About – Imagine being transported back over 140 years ago to the golden age of dinosaur discoveries during the American Wild West and Victorian Britain. See up close and personal some of the most fearsome prehistoric animals of all time! T. Rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus and Allosaurus and be invited to handle fossils and hear stories from the American West…plus much more.
Find Out More – Bamburgh Castle

Beamish – County Durham

When? 29th March – 1st April
Address: Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG
Event – Easter Celebrations About – Be a good egg and hop along to Beamish for a cracking day out, with plenty of Easter-themed events to take part in around the museum.
Find Out More – Beamish the Living museum of the North

Belsay Hall – Northumberland

When? 23rd March – 14th April
Address: Belsay, Morpeth NE20 0DX
Event – Easter Adventure Quest About – Join us for a cracking adventure quest at Belsay Hall this Easter holiday. Hunt for clues in the gardens, track down the Easter eggs and get rewarded with a tasty chocolate treat. You can take on the quest every day of the school holidays, and it costs just £2 to take part. This is on top of the ticket price.
Find Out More – Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens

Cragside – Northumberland

When? 29th March – 1st April
Address: Rothbury, Morpeth NE65 7PX
Event – Easter Trail About – Hop to Cragside for a cracking time along the Easter trail. There are ten activity stations to find. The kids can test out their balancing skills on the egg and spoon obstacle course, play a giant game of noughts and crosses, fill the tree in the Stables with paper blossoms and take a springtime selfie. Once the trail is complete, the children can collect their chocolate egg from the team. Pick up your trail packs from the visitor centre.
Find Out More – Cragside House and Gardens

Gibside – Tyne and Wear

When? 23rd March – 2nd April
Address: near, Rowlands Gill, Newcastle upon Tyne NE16 6BG
Event – Easter Egg Hunt About – Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. Come along and explore the beautiful landscape of Gibside. Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and Free From* chocolate egg.
Find Out More – Gibside National Trust

High Force – County Durham

When? 29th March – 14th April
Address:  Alston Rd, Forest-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle DL12 0XH
Event – Easter Trail About – Easter has arrived at the magnificent High Force Waterfall, take part in this egg-citing Easter trail! Our Easter Egg Trail at High Force has become a popular event for families to come and enjoy the hidden treasures nestled within the extraordinary landscape of our woodland trail.
Find Out More – High Force Waterfall

Paxton House – Northumberland

When? 29th March – 30h October
Address: Paxton, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1SZ
Event – Spring Trail About – Test your problem-solving skills and navigation on an adventure around our ground and gardens with Ruby the Rabbit this Spring! The Paxton House Spring Trail is back for the school holidays. Pick up a trail map in the Gift Shop before you start. Pre-booking is not required, £4 per child and adults need a grounds pass. Dog and pram friendly.
Find Out More – Paxton House

Raby Castle – County Durham

When? 29th March – 14th April
Address:  Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH
Event – Eggcellent eggs in the Plotter’s Forest About – Families are invited to find the colourful eggs hidden in the forest, with puzzles to play along the way. The Plotters’ Pantry is the perfect pit stop before heading off to explore the Estate further, with delicious treats to fuel further adventures. Look out for the eggs along your way but don’t forget to look for the mysterious clues of rabbit food… each carrot will spell out the Easter Bunny’s name! In the neighbouring Deer Park, with a trail sheet in hand enjoy the farmyard family fun trail – discovering the farmyard animals along the way.
Find Out More – Raby Castle

Wallington Hall – Northumberland

When? 29th March – 1st April
Address: B6342, Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 4AR
Event – Easter Egg Hunt About – Explore the Easter trail around the Courtyard and West Wood with lots of fun activities to do along the way. Have a go at target practice, get creative with wild art, make some nature-inspired music, have a game of hopscotch and take part in a spotters challenge. Come along and explore the beautiful woodlands of Wallington. Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and Free From* chocolate egg. *Suitable for people with milk, egg, gluten, peanut and tree nut allergies.
Find Out More – Wallington Hall National Trust

Washington Old Hall – Tyne and Wear

When? 29th – 30th March
Address: The Avenue, Washington NE38 7LE
Event – Easter Egg Hunt About – Make your way along the trail and find spring-inspired activities for the whole family. Come along and explore the gardens. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map and dairy or vegan and Free From* chocolate egg. *Suitable for people with milk, egg, gluten, peanut and tree nut allergies.
Find Out More – Washington Old Hall

Whitehouse Farm Centre – Northumberland

When? 29th March – 14th April
Address: Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth NE61 6AW
Event – Easter Eggstravaganza About – Itinerary for Easter Half Term (EXCLUDING Bank Holiday Weekend) – please see their website for the Bank Holiday weekend itinerary and more listings below.
Find Out More – Whitehouse Farm Centre
10 am-4 pm – Small animal handling (rabbits, guinea pigs, skinny pigs, rats, mice)
10.45 am – Magic show 
11 am – Critter encounter
11.15am – Bottle feeding lambs
11.30am – Bird of Prey meet and greet
12pm – Magic show  

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