Amazing things to do this Easter | Visit Bradford

easter timeExplore Bradford & the district this Easter, we’ve plenty of events to keep you and your family entertained over the Easter holidays.

Make the Easter holidays more exciting with a trip to the Alhambra Theatre to see Awful Auntie.  The world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!

Our Hotpick!  Families are invited to meet the mischievous Peter Rabbit™ who will be hopping over to The Broadway, Bradford on Good Friday 30 March, for story time sessions.

Easter is an ideal time to take a walk with family and friends.  Embrace the outdoors breathe in all that fresh spring air and explore the Bradford district.  We are renowned for rolling hills and rugged moorland.

Make the most of the longer warmer days with some outdoor fun this Easter.  Head into the woods for more fun and adventure with ‘Get Out More’ Saltaire, Bingley & Ilkley forest schools.  Enjoy a range of woodland activities such as den building, tree climbing, wild games, natural craft and campfire cooking.

Skate and dance on the ice through foam and lasers to the latest music and submerge yourself in wet, bubbly madness (30 March) at the Bradford Ice Arena.

Join Bradford Museums for an exciting showcase of exhibitions and activities.  Roll up, roll up! Cartwright Hall exhibition celebrates Decades of Delight: 250 years of Circus, featuring items such as a ringmaster outfit from Billy Smart’s Circus, authentic clown shoes and a series of circus posters spanning several decades, produced by local company WE Berry.

Visit Bolling Hall on Sunday April 1 for a historical Civil War re-enactment day.  With the Lord Montagu’s Regiment of Foote being part of the English Civil War Society.

The rabbits and guinea pigs will be returning to Cliffe Castle Park and moving into their brand new homes on 31 March 2018.  To celebrate there will be ferret racing and a reptile reception in the park between 12 and 4pm, and if you hop along inside the museum we will be making rabbit masks between 1 and 3pm.

It’s Wonderlab’s first birthday! Join the National Science + Media Museum over the Easter holidays for a special celebration, packed with family shows, creative workshops and lots of exciting things to explore.

Hop on over to one of these Easter activities………

The fun begins at NT East Riddlesden Hall, which will be hosting an Easter egg trail from today, Good Friday, until Easter Monday, where children can work their way around the grounds of the stately home looking for treats from 9.30am to 4pm each day.

Train rides, Easter Egg Hunt and two award winning museums – the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (30 March – 2 April) has everything you need for a great day out for the family this Easter.

New EGGsperience join the ‘eggcellent’ Easter Fair at Sunbridge Wells tunnels, Bradford.  (31 March – 1 April) Lots of ‘eggciting’ activities for the whole family to enjoy! Find the Easter bunny’s hidden eggs on the ‘The Sweetie People’ Easter egg hunt.

Northcliffe Woods Easter event – Families can meet the Easter Bunny at the miniature railway.  Pack a picnic lunch and head to Northcliffe Woods, Shipley, from 12:30pm until 3pm on Saturday 31 March.

Join The Broadway from the April 5 – 7 as The Chocolate Factory arrives! A chock full day of fun – whizzing, popping, gurgling and booming and this is your golden ticket.

Children can enjoy lots of Easter themed fun at Harold Park, Low Moor, join the Easter egg hunt and a Easter themed bonnet making competition on Easter Monday 2 April.

Visitors to the Shipley Glen Tramway can take part in a ‘Hunt the Bunny’ competition by spotting rabbits cunningly concealed amongst the trees beside the track.

For more ideas on things to do in Bradford & district this Easter, check our What’s On page.