THERE are plenty of cracking things to do this Easter.

Yorkshire has some fantastic attractions. From stately homes and gardens to farm and theme parks or just simply strolling around the region’s stunning scenery, there is something for everyone.

Check out a Cadbury’s Easter treasure trail or spark younger ones’ imaginations by seeking out fairies and wizards in the woods.

There are activities galore and here we’ve checked out just a few of the egg-citing pursuits to give you some inspiration....

Families are invited to meet Peter Rabbit at The Broadway shopping centre, Bradford. Beatrix Potter’s famous character will be appearing during storytime sessions at 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm on Friday, March 30. For more information, visit broadway

Bingley Arts Centre is hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31.

Hosted by Bingley Chamber of Trade, the event features live cooking demonstrations as well as The Bingley Bake Off on Good Friday with Great British Bake Off contestant Sandy Doherty, from Bradford.

There will plenty more family fun with donkey rides and an Easter egg hunt. For more information, visit

The historic Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, a popular destination for families, is hosting a ‘Hunt the Bunny’ competition from Saturday, March 31, until Monday, April 2.

For more information, visit

Newby Hall & Gardens is located in the beautiful setting of Ripon, North Yorkshire. Here you can stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens or climb aboard the the Newby Hall Miniature Railway and take a relaxing ride alongside the River Ure.

Young visitors can let off steam in the adventure playground and, during the Easter weekend on Sunday and Monday, there will be plenty of opportunity to meet characters along a magical Easter egg trail in a woodland walk.

While there, it’s also worth popping into the stately home to see the popular teddy bear and dolls house exhibitions.

For more information, visit, email or call 01423 322583.

Join the fairies and wizards from Rusticus Theatre to seek out clues in Skipton Castle Woods.

Take a trail sheet and seek out items in the wood. Those who complete the trail sheet can look forward to a tasty reward - a homemade chocolate treat.

The walk stars in the woodland - a 10 minute walk from Skipton High Street. For more information, call 0330 333 3300; visit or email

If you fancy some thrilling fun then head over to the Royal Armouries in Leeds for the Easter Tournament.

Running from Friday, March 30, until Monday, April 2, the tournament gives visitors the opportunity to experience ‘the thrills and spills of authentic medieval jousting.

This live-action event features internationally renowned knights from England, France, Poland and Australia battling for trophies.

There will be tales of the tournament, arming the knight demonstrations, and sword combat, along with jolly jesters and wandering minstrels.

DigiPlaySpace, based in the Spark Gallery at Eureka! children’s museum offers young visitors the opportunity to learn through robots.

This interactive play space at the museum in Discovery Road, Halifax, features digital art, gaming and technology. Children can build their own robot and make it move and test their co-ordination skills controlling a beam of light.

For more information, call 01422 330069; email, or visit

Join the Cadbury Easter egg hunt at East Riddlesden Hall, Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley, from 9.30am until 4.30pm on Friday March 30.

Clue-seekers can hunt round the gardens and find a tasty treat. There will also be the opportunity to learn more about Easter traditions such as decorating the apple trees with messages of good luck to encourage a good harvest and enjoy nature inspired crafts and activities.

For more information, visit or call 01535 607075.