Love Exploring at Pugneys Country Park – Pic Wakefield Mumbler
I know lots of us are walked-out after lockdown, but now the stay local advice has lifted, you could venture further afield to stretch your legs.
Take a walk in Hardcastle Crags, stroll through the grounds and gardens of Lotherton Hall (book in advance), or visit Stockeld Park (must book ahead) to take part in the Easter Adventure with magical Easter egg trail. Bolton Abbey is open too (pre-booked tickets only).
Parks and playgrounds are open (there are some recommended by local parents here), and the Love Exploring App makes them even more fun. We’re trying the Dinosaur Safari trail at Oakwell Hall this weekend, and Wakefield Mumbler loved the one at Pugneys Country Park.
You download the app onto your phone – but make sure you have a decent amount of battery when you set off – and wander around looking for dinosaurs!
Some venues have different themes, games and some include a quiz. As well as Oakwell Hall, the app lists Harold Park, Horton Park, Lister Park, Beaumont Park, and many more.
We’ve got some suggestions here and last year we had lots of fun rolling little plastic eggs down a little hill. I love the sound of the glow in the dark egg hunt, and the Easter Egg piñata is a great way to use up all the Easter treats!
Take Part in an Egg Hunt
In Halifax, BID has organised an egg hunt with markers in shop windows. You can find out more here. If we come across any more, we will add them ASAP.
Do Your Own Egg Hunt at Home!
STAG Mumbler made up these lovely egg hunt clues to share with you here. My oldest loved it so much she designed her own egg hunt for us all last year – a great way to get the bigger ones involved!
Start Some New Easter Traditions!
One of our favourites is serving breakfast in half an Easter Egg, but this year I would like to start doing an annual bunny ear photo and to plant a jelly bean garden. There’s a whole list of ideas here.
Do Some Easter Crafts
If you’re feeling brave enough to get the paints out (I’m still a bit scarred from homeschooling!) we have some great ideas here – fork painting an Easter chick is our tried-and-tested favourite, and some others include stained glass eggs, seed birds and loo roll animals!
Decorate some Eggs
Boil some eggs, let the cool and make them fab and funky. Here are some of our favourite designs!
Check Out Our Easter Boredom Buster
Need some new ideas to fill the time? We’ve got you covered here.
Easy Ways to Use Up Easter Chocolate
If you’re sick of Easter Eggs calling out your name, try some of these super simple recipes to get them used up in one go There’s Easter Bark, kebabs, Easter Egg Milkshakes and more…..
HAPPY EASTER! We hope you have a wonderful and relaxing long weekend!