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10 Easter Days Out in Lancashire and the Lake District

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:35 26 February 2018

Amelia and Amanda Dowson at Lambing Live, Mrs Dowson’s Farm

Amelia and Amanda Dowson at Lambing Live, Mrs Dowson’s Farm

Lancashire Life picks ten events that might keep you and the family entertained over the Easter holidays

16th March - 8th April

Easter at Brockholes

Nature lovers and future nature lovers will have lots of Easter treats at Brockholes nature reserve in Preston. Create Easter wreaths and baskets in one of number of workshops held throughout March and also take part in the Easter Xplorer Challenge or have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.


22nd March – 2nd April

Thornton Hall Country Park

Thornton Hall Country Park have an extensive list of special events for their Easter schedule including a Toddler Easter party, the Chocolate Factory cast show, a Peter Rabbit visit,  an Easter Egg Hunt and Quad Bike Trekking.


23rd March - 8th April

Blackburn Easter Fair

The Blackburn Easter Fun Fair is back at Witton Country Park for 2018 from Friday, 23rd March until Sunday, 8th April. Lancashire's biggest bank holiday fun fair


24th March - 8th April

Lambing Live at Mrs Dowson’s

Lambing Live is in full swing at Mrs Dowson’s, the visitor centre at Hawkshaw Farm, just off the A59 at Clayton-le-Dale. The new indoor visitor barns will become a maternity ward to dozens of ewes and their baby lambs. You could also treat yourself to their famous ice-cream while you’re there.


29th March - 2nd April

Railway Easter Fun

Tornado - the world’s fastest preserved steam engine and star of 2017 movie hit, Paddington 2 - is pulling in to the East Lancashire Railway in Bury along with the Flying Scotsman this Easter weekend.


23rd March – 15th April

Guided Tours of Stonyhurst College

During the school holidays the College is open to the public for pre-booked group tours, numbering 15 or more. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the various chapels and historic rooms within the building.


28th March and 1st - 2nd April

Pace Egging and Pottery at Gawsthorpe Hall

On 28th March, you can experience the Lancashire tradition of Pace Egging; bring your own boiled egg, decorate then roll. On the 1st and 2nd April, you Hunt for the famous ceramic Pendelfin bunnies around the grounds of Gawsthorpe Hall.


30th March - 2nd April

Teddies Go Free at Muncaster Castle

In one of the north’s most spectacular setting, Muncaster Castle in the western Lakes has a special offer over the Easter weekend – children who bring their teddy bear get free entry. There will be four days of teddy-based fun including teddy-trails and also exciting craft stands and activities. The weekend’s climax is the famous Muncaster Giant Easter Egg Hunt at 12.30pm on Easter Sunday and Monday which is a highlight of the weekend.


1st April - 2nd April

Mini Egg Hunt in the Peter Rabbit Garden

Visit the most famous Bunny in the world this Easter. All children’s entry ticket over the weekend will include a mini treasure hunt to complete in the small but perfectly formed Peter Rabbit Garden. There’s a small chocolate treat and sticker to be won for every child.


2nd April

Preston Egg Rolling

If you want to keep it traditional at Easter, head for Preston’s Avenham and Miller Parks. Avenham will host egg rolling on the hour on Easter Monday. There will also be an Easter bonnet workshop plus an opportunity to take part in the bonnet competition to win the accolade of 'Best Bonnet in Show'.


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