THERE are lots of free events and activities planned for Bradford families during the Easter school holidays.

From a musical mystery to spring arts and crafts, there’ll be plenty to do at Bradford Council-run venues.

Bradford Council’s parks across the district are hosting Easter trails. 

Cliffe Castle in Keighley will have an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, with other fun activities inside the museum. 

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cliffe Castle in KeighleyCliffe Castle in Keighley (Image: T&A)

There will also be a Tails and Trails event in the park on Thursday, April 4. You can join the National Literacy Trust and partners for storytelling, campfire cooking, Forest School adventures, poetry writing, tree trails, craft activities and free books from the Bradford Stories Bus. 

Northcliffe Park in Shipley will host an Easter Bunny Event on Saturday, March 30, with rides on the miniature train, an Easter bonnet parade, face painting, egg and spoon crafts, a picnic, and the chance to see the Easter Bunny. 

There will be an Easter hunt and Easter bonnet competition at Harold Park in Low Moor on Easter Monday.

Families can also get involved in a self-guided Easter Egg Trail at The Prince of Wales Park, Bingley, until April 14. 

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Oastler MarketOastler Market (Image: File)

At Bradford’s Oastler Market, children can become detectives and follow egg-citing clues to crack the chilling case of carrot thieves. 

Taking place on March 30, there will be a reward for those who can hunt down the right suspects.

There will also be face painting at both the Oastler and Kirkgate Markets in the city centre.

Meanwhile at Keighley Market on March 30, you can try face painting and an Easter-themed mosaic craft workshop using natural materials.

Libraries across the district will be hosting a number of different activities such as reading stories and singing rhymes, craft activities including making fluffy bunnies, designing Easter eggs, decorating birdhouses, building Easter baskets, and creating Easter plant pots.

At Keighley Market on March 30 take part in a family Easter egg mosaic craft workshop using natural materials to make a mosaic. There will also be face painting.

An interactive musical mystery - aimed at children aged eight to 12 - is being run by Clare Povey and Northern Opera Group. 

Until Thursday, March 28, join detectives to track down clues within the library to find the rare and mysterious ‘Book of Eternity’. 

There will be performances at City, Wibsey, Manningham, Shipley and Eccleshill libraries. Booking is essential. To book tickets, people should contact the library directly.

More information about Easter activities in Bradford Libraries can be found on their website at