Amazing things to do this Easter | Visit Bradford

Explore 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.  The smash-hit production of Annie comes to Bradford for one week only direct from London’s West End. This ‘glorious revival’ (The Times) stars award-winning actress Anita Dobson (Eastenders, Wicked, Loose Women, Chicago, Call The Midwife) as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan! 

Our Hotpick!  Celebrate World Heritage Day on Easter Saturday at Roberts Park Saltaire.  Live music, Easter egg hunt,  Shakespeare Comedy Mashes performance and lantern parade organised by Cecil Green Arts.

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.

Join Bradford Museums for an exciting showcase of exhibitions and activities.  A new exhibition at the Cartwright Hall ‘We are West Yorkshire: Bradford People’ features a selection of artworks and social history items from the gallery and museum collections portraying people of Bradford, celebrating the district’s talents and inspiration.

Full steam ahead for a great family day out, over Easter weekend at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.  The five-mile journey is a powerful reminder of our industrial heritage, as well as being a unique way of enjoying the beautiful countryside immortalised by Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë.

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Easter half-term the Broadway Bradford, have all the ingredients for a day out that’s ‘choc’ full of fun as The Chocolate Factory arrives! Children create their very own unique chocolate bar wrapper, make the bar from a choice of ingredients and the best part… they get to eat it!

Dust off the winter cobwebs and feel the freshness of spring this Easter.  The fun begins at NT East Riddlesden Hall, hosting an Easter egg trail from 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.

The Brontë Parsonage Museum is bustling during the school holidays and visitors can enjoy a range of activities for all the family.  Have a go at the Easter trail, raid the dressing up box, or get your hands on some history!

Families are invited to find the chicks and bunnies at Shipley Glen Tramway, Prod Lane Easter Weekend noon and 4.30pm.  The Shipley Glen Cable Tramway is the oldest working cable tramway in Great Britain.  Dating from 1895.

Come to the miniature railway in Northcliffe Woods and ride the trains with the Easter Bunny.  Bring a picnic, take part in family activities and wear your Easter Bonnet for the competition.

Egg Hunt! Head for Cliffe Castle Museum and Park for an egg-citing ‘Egg Hunt’ on Easter Saturday.  Fun, themed activities will be taking place around the Park and the Museum.

Explore Bradford Cathedral with your family and see if you can spot the pelicans and learn about the history of the Cathedral along the way.

Nell Bank Outdoor Centre, Ilkley will host an Easter themed day of activities on Good Friday.  Featuring an Easter Egg Hunt and Easter egg trail with a prize for the winner and refreshments.

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