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Easter Events in the North East

April 9 @ 9:00 am - April 24 @ 9:00 am

There are loads of fantastic family-friendly Easter activities across the North East. The events below donโ€™t need to be pre-booked so are perfect for those last minute plans, and most are free (or just a few pounds) so you can treat the family without breaking the bank! Thereโ€™s something for all ages, from egg hunts to the Easter Bunny, funfairs to family fun days galore, and lots more!

Here’s a quick summary in date order to help plan your time, and for full details click here.
Details are subject to change, please check directly with organisers for the latest updates.


Running Throughout April/May
๐Ÿ“† 2nd-22nd April: Dino Egg Hunt – Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
๐Ÿ“† 2nd-30th April: Easter Trail – Sunderland BID
๐Ÿ“† 9th-29th April (exc 11th April): Chick Holding – Wheelbirks Parlour, Stocksfield, Northumberland
๐Ÿ“† 9th April-2nd May: Funfair – Chester Le Street Riverside Park, Co Durham
๐Ÿ“† 9th April-20th May: Little Dog Trump Trail – Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
๐Ÿ“† 11th-20th April: Easter Maze – Dalton Park, Murton, Co Durham
๐Ÿ“† 11th-22nd April: Baby & Toddler Play Times Gateshead Childrenโ€™s Centres

๐Ÿ“† 18th-24th April: Crafts & Trail – Durham Cathedral

๐Ÿ“† 9th – 24th April 2022
Easter Egg Trail – Land Oak & Iron, Blaydon, Gateshead
Toy Trail – Discovery Museum, Newcastle
Pop-up Soft Play, Ping Pong & Arts & Crafts – Sunderland Bridges
Easter Trail – Wharton Park, Durham City
Easter Egg Hunt – Broom House Farm, Co Durham

Hop-a-long Bunny Trail – Hardwick Park, Sedgefield, Co Durham
Easter Egg Trail – High Force Waterfall, Barnard Castle, Co Durham
Easter Events – Locomotion, Shildon, Co Durham


๐Ÿ“† Sat 9th April
Family Spring Fest – Springwell Village Community Venue, Gateshead
Spring Fair – Felling Volunteer Library, Gateshead

Circus Skills – Pop Recs, Sunderland
Easter Trail and meet Alice & The Mad Hatter – Royal Quays, North Tyneside


๐Ÿ“† Sun 10th April
Cheeki Monkeys Gateshead – Baby & Childrenโ€™s Market, Springwell, Gateshead
Kids Crafts Club – Land of Oak & Iron, Blaydon, Gateshead
Sunday Funday – Coach & Horses Pub, Birtley, Gateshead

Easter Trail and meet Alice & The Mad Hatter – Royal Quays, North Tyneside
Kids Club (meet Toy Story) – Secret Garden, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland


Week 1

๐Ÿ“† Mon 11th April
Souter Sports – Souter Lighthouse, South Shields, South Tyneside
Baby Bounce – Cleadon Park Library, South Tyneside


๐Ÿ“† Tues 12th April
Letโ€™s Play! – Gateshead Central Library
Easter Crafts – Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Easter Bug Hunt – Tyne Riverside Country Park, Newcastle
Tremendous Tuesday Crafts – South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
Baby Bounce – Jarrow Focus Library & The Word, South Tyneside
Free Face Painting, Juggling & Crafts – Betsy Jenny, Sunderland


๐Ÿ“† Wed 13th April
Street Scientists – Discovery Museum, Newcastle
Family Fun Day – Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle
Crafty Romans – Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields
Souter Sports & Health Walk – Souter Lighthouse, South Shields
Baby Bounce – Hebburn Central Library, South Tyneside
Planting Sunflower Seeds – Cleadon Park & Jarrow Focus Libraries, South Tyneside
Kids Club & Meet the Easter Bunny – Sunderland Bridges
Easter Trail – St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Peter Rabbit Movie – Secret Garden, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland
Animals About Town – Head of Steam Railway Museum, Darlington


๐Ÿ“† Thurs 14th April
Paint and Play – The Nest Cafe, Low Fell, Gateshead
Easter Pottery Painting – Watergate Cafe, Gateshead
Easter Crafts – Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Easter Bug Hunt – Leazes Park, Newcastle
Easter Family Fun Day – Herrington Country Park, Sunderland
Easter Bunny, Crafts & Storytime – Geek Retreat, Sunderland
Make & Take Thursdays – Stephenson Steam Railway,ย North Shields
Easter Trail – St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside

Crafts – Head of Steam Railway Museum, Darlington, Co Durham


๐Ÿ“† Fri 15th April (GOOD FRIDAY)
Easter Extravaganza – Trinity Square, Gateshead
Easter Bug Hunt – Walker Park, Newcastle
Easter Trail – Souter Lighthouse, South Shields, South Tyneside
Spanish City Funfair – Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Easter Trail – St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Easter Funday – Blyth Beach, Northumberland
Fun Day – The Keel Row Pub, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland
Easter Egg Trail – Northumberlandia, Cramlington, Northumberland
Meet Alice, the Red Queen and the Mad Hatter – Dalton Park, Co Durham

Station Scamps – Head of Steam Railway Museum, Darlington, Co Durham


๐Ÿ“† Sat 16th April
Easter Fair – Riverside Delight,ย Dunston Community Centre, Gateshead
Easter Egg Hunt & Bouncy Castle – Coach & Horses Pub, Birtley, Gateshead

Easter Trail – Souter Lighthouse, South Shields, South Tyneside
Spanish City Funfair – Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Easter Trail – St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside

Ridley Park Tea Party – Blyth, Northumberland
Easter Egg Trail – Northumberlandia, Cramlington, Northumberland
The Canny Crammy Food Festival – The Burton House Pub, Cramlington
Easter Egg Hunt – Chester Le Street Riverside Park, Co Durham
Meet Alice, the Red Queen and the Mad Hatter – Dalton Park, Co Durham


๐Ÿ“† Sun 17th April (EASTER SUNDAY)
Kids Crafts Club – Land of Oak & Iron, Blaydon, Gateshead
Easter Sunday Tap Social – Tyne Bank Brewery Tap, Newcastle
NERD Fest – The Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Easter Trail – Souter Lighthouse, South Shields, South Tyneside
Spanish City Funfair & Easter Entertainment – Whitley Bay
Easter Trail – St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Easter Egg Trail – Northumberlandia, Cramlington, Northumberland
The Canny Crammy Food Festival – The Burton House Pub, Cramlington
Easter Funday – Hirst Park, Ashington, Northumberland
Kids Club (meet Peter Rabbit) & Egg Hunt – Secret Garden, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland
Easter Fun Day – Head of Steam Railway Museum, Darlington, Co Durham
Family Funday – Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool, Co Durham


Week 2

๐Ÿ“† Mon 18th April (EASTER MONDAY)
Metrognomes Show – Metrocentre, Gateshead
Easter Party – Coach & Horses Pub, Birtley, Gateshead

Easter Trail – Souter Lighthouse, South Shields, South Tyneside
Spanish City Funfair – Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Easter Trail – St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Fun Day – The Keel Row Pub, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland
Easter Egg Trail – Northumberlandia, Cramlington, Northumberland

World Heritage Open Day – Durham Castle
World Heritage Open Day – Durham Cathedral


๐Ÿ“† Tues 19th April
Metrognomes Show – Metrocentre, Gateshead
Easter Crafts – Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Drawing Workshop – Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle
Easter Bug Hunt – Gosforth Central Park, Newcastle
Seashore Safari & Souter Sports – Souter Lighthouse, South Shields, South Tyneside
Tremendous Tuesday Crafts – South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
Baby Bounce – Jarrow Focus Library & The Word, South Tyneside
Easter Bunny, Crafts & Storytime – Geek Retreat, Sunderland
Spanish City Funfair – Whitley Bay, North Tyneside


๐Ÿ“† Wed 20th April
Do Touch – BALTIC, Gateshead
Metrognomes Show – Metrocentre, Gateshead
Easter Funday – Shiremoor Adventure Playground, Newcastle

Street Scientists – Discovery Museum, Newcastle
Astro Adventures – Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle
Crafty Romans – Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields
Souter Sports & Health Walk – Souter Lighthouse, South Shields, South Tyneside
Baby Bounce – Hebburn Central Library, South Tyneside
Planting Sunflower Seeds – The Word, South Tyneside
Kids Club Crafts & Games – Sunderland Bridges
Spanish City Funfair – Whitley Bay, North Tyneside
Crafts – Head of Steam Railway Museum, Darlington, Co Durham


๐Ÿ“† Thurs 21st April
Do Touch – BALTIC, Gateshead
Metrognomes Show – Metrocentre, Gateshead
Easter Crafts – Discovery Museum, Newcastle
Easter Bug Hunt – Heaton Park, Newcastle
Seashore Safari – Souter Lighthouse, South Shields, South Tyneside
Make & Take Thursdays – Stephenson Steam Railway,ย North Shields
Spanish City Funfair – Whitley Bay
Free Face Painting, Juggling & Crafts – Betsy Jenny, Sunderland


๐Ÿ“† Fri 22nd April
Do Touch – BALTIC, Gateshead
Metrognomes Show – Metrocentre, Gateshead
Toddle Club – The Nest Cafe, Low Fell, Gateshead
Easter Bug Hunt – Nuns Moor Park, Newcastle
Baby Bounce – The Word, South Tyneside
Planting Sunflower Seeds – Hebburn Central Library, South Tyneside
Station Scamps – Head of Steam Railway Museum, Darlington, Co Durham


๐Ÿ“† Sat 23rd April
Circus Skills – Pop Recs, Sunderland


๐Ÿ“† Sun 24th April
Kids Crafts Club – Land of Oak & Iron, Blaydon, Gateshead
Kids Club (meet Superheroes) – Secret Garden, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland

Details

Start:
April 9 @ 9:00 am
End:
April 24 @ 9:00 am
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