Monday, 24 February 2020

Easter 2020 things to do in Northamptonshire

Easter will soon be here hurrah! Easter Sunday is 12th April 2020 and Northampton schools break up Friday 3rd April and return Monday 20th April (make sure you check teacher training days as these differ). 

Due to the current coranavirus outbreak some events maybe cancelled or postponed.

If you are looking for things to do with kids in Northamptonshire this Easter, I've got lots of Easter events to inspire you.





With spring finally emerging and the weather hopefully warming up there's loads to do to get outside in the fresh air and hopefully get some sunshine. Below is lots of things to do in Northamptonshire during the Easter half term.  There's a mixture of indoor and outdoor to suit all eventualities because you know British weather!

Delapre Abbey, Northampton

Delapre Abbey

Saturday 4th April to Sunday 19th April 11am to 4pm.  Delapre's Chocolate Factory.  Solve the chocolate factory puzzle and earn your golden ticket.  £5 per child and £2.50 per adult chaperone. 5+ and chaperone receives an end of trail refreshment.

Abington Park Museum, Northampton
Easter Egg Trail Tuesday 7th to Monday 13th 1pm to 5pm.  A chocolate egg as a prize for every child. £1.50 per child Drop in – no booking required
Also 3d Model making Tuesday 7th April 1.30 to 2.30 and 2.45 to 3.45 £4 per child booking essential.  Playful puppet Wednesday 8th April same time and price.

Easter Egg Hunt, Wootton Community Centre

Friday 10th April 10.30 to 1.30 £3 per child which includes an Easter egg.  Will also be bouncy castle, face painting and raffle.

Easter Egg Hunt at Harlestone Firs
Sunday 5th April 11am £1 per child hosted by Ashbourne Day Nursery you must confirm attendance with them by 20th March

Easter Egg Hunt at Millennium Green Desborough
Monday 13th April 2 to 4pm  Free event near to St Giles Church

Easter Family Fun day Spinney Hill Pub
Sunday 12th April 12 to 5pm Stalls, face painting, bouncy castle, petting zoo & more.

Easter Craft Fayre Northampton Working Men's Club
Sunday 5th April 12 to 3pm Children receive a free Easter chocolate bar on entry. Entrance is free.

Vintage Easter at Holdenby
How about something a bit different a Victorian Easter! Visit Holdenby House 10 to 4pm. Sunday 12th April & Monday 13th April.  Falconry display, Magic shows, Egg rolling, Easter egg hunt and lots more.  Child admission £4.50 and adult £8 or £9.50 depending on the day.  Under 3's FREE.




Easter fun day and chocolate run 2020, The Obelisk Centre


Sunday 5th April 2020 - The run is back for the 3rd year.  Full details not yet announced. The more you run the more chocolate you get 20 laps max. 



Easter Family Fun Daventry Leisure Centre

Sunday 29th March 11am to 4pm.  Free entry.  Local stalls, bouncy castle, Easter scavenger hunt, raffle, craft station and more.

Easter Egg Hunt The Centre, Mawsley
Sunday 12th April 1 to 3pm  £3.50 per child help Flopsy find her bunnies and get an egg as a reward.


Easter Egg Decorating, Swanage Shopping Centre, Wellingborough
Wednesday 1st April 10am to 12.  In the community lounge decorate an egg with edible decorations.

Easter Trail Rutland Water
Friday 3rd April to Monday 20th April 11am to 3pm £3 per person.  Go to the Rutland Waterside CafĂ© LE15 8HD

Easter Sunday Funday, East Carlton Country Park, Corby, Northamptonshire
Sunday 12th April 11am to 3pm.  Easter Bonnet Parade, an Easter Egg Hunt and orienterring trail.  £4 per activity or £10 for all.

Great Doddington Easter Egg Hunt
Friday 10th April 11am to 1pm  £2.30 per entry, go to the hall for hot drinks, snacks, cakes and games.  Complete the trail and receive a prize.

National Trust, Multiple locations nationwide


The National Trust are teamed up with Cadbury's for Easter Egg hunts for the final year!  Our nearest locations are Canons Ashby, Stowe, Lyveden and Waddesdon Manor.  Check website for all locations and dates.  Canons Ashby is on 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th 10am to 4pm. £3 per trail (normal admission applies).

Easter Egg Trail & House Opening, Deene Park, NN17 3EG
12th and 13th April 12 to 5pm House & Gardens £12 adult and £6 child and 0-4 Free.  Child admission includes a family fun easter hunt with a prize.  



West Lodge Rural Centre, Desborough, Northamptonshire

West Lodge

10th, 11th, 12th and 13th April Easter Eggstravaganza!
Easter Quiz, follow clues around the farm which will lead you to the Easter Bunny and receive an Easter egg, paint an egg, take part in the egg and spoon race and egg painting competition.
West Lodge also has lambs, the very popular barrel ride and pig racing plus an indoor play barn.

Mini Meadows Farm, Naseby, Northamptonshire

Mini Meadows
10th, 11th, 12th and 12th April Easter Extravaganza! Feed the gorgeous lambs £1 per bottle. Egg and spoon race, make a sock bunny, have your face painted (charge applies) and watch 'Hop' in the special film zone (charge applies adults and under 1's free) Mini Meadows also has a brilliant indoor sand pit and new indoor play barn.  Normal entry charge is £5 per person.

Northampton & Lamport Easter Railway
11th, 12th and 13th Easter special at £5.20 adult and £4.20 children. Train journey & creme egg. Take a ride the Easter Egg Special trains on a 4-mile round trip. Afterwards, enjoy a walk along the Brampton Valley Way a 14-mile “linear park” along the historic Northampton to Market Harborough line, or take another ride on the train with a All Day Rover ticket. Timetable: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 & 16:00   




Evenley Wood Garden, Northamptonshire, NN13 5SH

6th to 13th April – Easter Eggstravaganza
Easter hunts, crafts and activities galore!

Old Dairy Farm Craft Centre, nr Weedon, Northamptonshire


Not quite Easter but a lovely springtime event.  The lambing sheds will be open Saturdays and Sundays, between the 14 of March and 5th April between 10.00am & 4.30pm.  £2 charge per person.


Castle Ashby, Northampton





11th and 12th April. Amazing Easter Egg hunt which gets very busy.  To combat this it is now ticket ONLY so make sure you book from 1st March. 10am to 12.30pm.  Tickets have been postponed due to coranavirus.


Manor House Museum, Kettering

Play day 8th and 15th April 10am to 3pm lots to do in the Manor House Museum, Alfred East Art Gallery and Gallery Gardens.

Free worksheets and trails all year round!

During the school holidays free craft table with supplies
More to be announced...

Easter Egg Hunt & Disco, Roade Football Club

Friday 10th April 2020 - The trail will be open from 1.30pm until approx. 3, following this is the Brite lites Disco.  Trail sheets cost £2 and can be purchased on the day. No need to book , just turn up and enjoy. Limited to 180 children.



Lings Forum Cinema, Northampton

Lots out to entertain the kids.  Onward (PG) My Spy (12A) more to be announced £5.20 per person cheaper with a leisure card

**Remember VUE in Northampton is currently £4.99 per person per film any time any date with a booking fee if online**

The Wizard of Oz Easter Panto 2020, The Deco, Northampton


6th and 7th April 3.30pm, 7pm and 2pm and 6pm.

All singing all dancing family panto. **Please double check all details before arriving**



















































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