What’s on in Northampton during Easter half-term

Posted 20th March 2024

Are you searching for the perfect way to keep the little ones entertained during the Easter half-term? Look no further! We’ve got you covered with everything from Easter egg hunts, pottery classes, meeting the Easter bunny, face painting and lots more!

Delapré Abbey

Delapré Abbey will show you how to make good use of the natural materials sourced from its grounds at its Spring Wreath Making Workshop.

There are two sessions – 10am-midday and 2pm-4pm – on March 22 and March 24, so that you can learn the art of making a wreath from scratch using buff willow as the base, before decorating with natural foliage and pretty spring flowers.

The historic setting also has its Easter Eggstravaganza from March 29 – April 1, with a Walled Garden egg hunt, or a house trail including a petting zoo. Or purchase the package that entitles little folks to do both activities.

Find the eight decorated eggs hidden in the Walled Garden, follow the trail and match the patterns to your bingo card to win a chocolate prize. Dairy free options will be available. To book in visit delapreabbey.org

Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park will be holding their egg-citing Easter Extravaganza from 29th March – 14th April. Families will be able to enjoy a day of exciting attractions and rides.

Wristbands start from £20 giving you unlimited access to attractions. Plus, don’t forget their Wicky’s Play Factory is also open which is a fantastic soft play for under 8’s. They are open 10am – 5pm every day. Visit www.wicksteedpark.org to find out more.

West Lodge Farm

Head to West Lodge Farm for a fun filled family day this Easter Holiday. You will get to enjoy a whole range of activities including an egg and spoon obstacle course before meeting the Easter Bunny, completing an Easter Egg hunt, face painting, plus lots more! You can also make use of the farm with lamb feeding and tractor rides to name a few. Visit www.westlodgeruralcentre.co.uk to find out more.

Chester House

From Friday 29th March – Sunday 14th April you can enjoy Spring at the Estate at Chester House. The egg-ceptional activities includes a spring hunt, bottle feeding lambs, meeting the Easter Bunny, family crafting, and more. Spring Passports are £15 per child and adults go free, with tickets running until 4pm. Visit www.chesterhouseestate.org to book your ticket today.

Northampton Town Centre

Families in Northampton have been invited to help a team of ‘Doggie Detectives’ solve the mystery of the Easter Bunny’s missing friends in an augmented reality trail around the town centre.

The trail, organised by Northampton Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) and delivered by High Street Safari, will run from Monday 11th March until Monday 1st April – giving families free entertainment during the school holidays. Find out more here.

Easter pottery painting at Stanwick Lakes

Head over to Stanwick Lakes between 30th March – 14th April for pottery painting. You’ll be able to decorate lots of pieces such as plates and mugs which is brilliant to keep the little ones occupied. The pottery is walk-in and doesn’t require bookings. Prices range from £7 – £20 and  makes a cute little keepsake. Find out more at www.stanwicklakes.org.uk

Bella & Co

Bella & Co hold messy play and craft groups for toddlers – 7 years old. The groups include a mixture of themed messy play, themed crafts, dedicated painting area, water play, hand / foot themed crafts and lots more.

They have a selection of dates running across April in Northamptonshire. Find out more and book by visiting www.bookwhen.com/bellaandco

Evenley Wood Garden

Evenley Wood will be holding their annual Easter Hunt until 14th April. Simply collect your map and follow the arrows to find some spring friends around the garden. Once completed you’ll get your own treat from the Easter Bunny. There will also be an exclusive golden bunny to find! Get your tickets by visiting www.evenleywoodgarden.co.uk

Animals in Need

Animals in Need is holding a Spring Fayre on March 31, with all proceeds going to provide vital funds for the animals in their care while they wait to find their forever home.

Try your luck at the tombola and raffles, enjoy a BBQ, face painting, bouncy castle, hook-a-duck, bric-a-brac and cake stall – and plenty more. The seasonal bash will run from midday-4pm and admission is just £2 for the fun afternoon out. More information over at animals-in-need.org

Abington Park

The Easter Egg Trail will take participants off around Abington Park Museum with every child receiving a chocolate egg prize. The trail will run from March 29 – April 14 and costs £2.

Or how about getting creative with the Pom Pom Animals workshop? Choose from Easter chicks, bouncing bunnies or silly sheep. Alternatively, make your own weird and wonderful new creature.

The workshop costs £5 and will run on April 9. There are two sessions, choose from 1-2pm or 2.30-3.30pm. Find out more here: https://www.northamptonmuseums.com/info/4/whats/250/easter-trail