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Holiday fun on offer in Bradford, Haworth, Thornton, Odsal, Keighley, Riddlesden and Heckmondwike
From Japanese paper craft sessions to Easter egg hunts, there’s a variety of events and activities on offer across the district this bank holiday weekend, come rain or shine.
At the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth there will be an Easter quiz for children and a trail around the grounds and Haworth Churchyard.
New exhibits at the recently refurbished museum include Emily Bronte’s art box and a poetry manuscript by her sister Charlotte.
Items from 19th century Haworth donated to the museum by residents in the village will also be on show alongside an exhibition of paintings based on Emily Bronte’s poems by artist Jo Brown.
Vouchers will be available from Thursday at shops and cafes on Haworth Main Street giving two people admission to the museum for the price of one.
Bradford Council is offering boredom-busting sports activities with courses and challenges at its sports centres and swimming pools.
Youngsters keen to keep fit and healthy can visit special junior gyms – which are adult-free zones – at the Tzone at Thornton Recreation Centre, Junior Clubactive Gym at Richard Dunn Sports Centre in Odsal and the Shokk gym at the leisure centre in Keighley.
Playschemes will also bring bouncy castles, mazes and karaoke discos to the district.
The Council’s play and activities development manager Carl Dalton said: “Professional multi-skilled coaches will be at schemes all over the district aimed at getting children physically active through fun things. We want to get them exercising and raising their heart rates to help combat obesity.”
People can ring their local pool for more details or visit playdevelopment.gov.uk for information about playschemes.
In the city centre, the National Media Museum is offering a range of activities over the Easter break including Japanese paper craft sessions to create 3D game characters and behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s collections.
There will be an egg hunt at Ponderosa Park, Heckmondwike, on Easter Sunday and more activities throughout the following week including a circus workshop, Easter bonnet making and creepy crawly day.
Easter trails will also be on offer around the house and gardens at East Riddlesden Hall near Keighley from Friday until Monday. The National Trust property has joined forces with Cadbury to provide chocolate prizes for participants.
An Easter egg hunt will also be among the fun activities at Keelham Hall Farm Shop in Thornton, Bradford, from Good Friday to Friday, April 9.
Donations will go to the British Heart Foundation, chosen because the farm shop founder Andrew Robertshaw died of a heart attack ten years ago.
His daughter Victoria Robertshaw, who runs the shop, said: “Our Easter celebrations allow customers to combine their shopping trip with something that’s both educational and fun for their children during the school holidays.”