Easter weekend is nearly here; and that means two bank holidays to spend time with the family. Whether you’re after a chilled weekend - or something a bit more exciting, we have pulled together 5 top ways to spend Easter Weekend here in the lovely North West.
Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt
Perfect for all the family, Cadbury’s are hosting a number of Easter Eggs hunts across National Trust Properties including Speke Hall, The Hardman’s House, Formby, Rufford Old Hall, Quarry Bank and Dunham Massey which are all running across the Easter Weekend - with most of them beginning on Good Friday. Each hunt has its own theme and will be a great day that all can enjoy!
For times and location information, please visit here.
Beauty and the Beast panto
One of the most amazing films of the year is being brought to life this Easter at St Helen’s Theatre Royal. Enjoy this family friendly production, and watch the beautiful Belle fall in love. There will be performances from stars including Nikki Grahame from Big Brother and Channel 5’s Amy Thompson.
Tickets are from £13.50 for children, £14.50 for adults and £54 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) which you can buy here.
If you’re a fan of amazing food and drink, then don’t miss Chester’s very own food and drink festival, CamperFest which runs from 13th - 17th April. The event is now in its eighth year and has beautiful views over Chester Racecourse. Sample some freshly made food, watch demonstrations from leading chefs and get involved in cooking classes!
Prices start from £30 and you can book your place here.
Manchester Duck Race
One of Manchester’s annual Easter Event is its Duck Race which is taking part on Good Friday. Hundreds of plastic ducks will be released onto the River Irwell into one of the biggest races of the year! Anyone can enter a duck for £1 with all proceeds going to Brainwave, a Children’s Charity. The first race begins at 2pm and is free for those who are there to cheer them on - and there’s plenty of themed ducks which are all unique - so you might be able to spot yours floating down the River!
Bents Garden and Home, Glazebury
8 very special eggs have arrived at Bents Garden and Home! They are currently being cared for by a team of professionals, but they are little chicks waiting to hatch - hopefully before Easter weekend! They are currently on display at the Children’s Boutique and once they are hatched they’ll be moved to a facility where guests and visitors can hold the baby birds. In the run up to the hatching, a dedicated webcam has been set up so that chick lovers can monitor the progress - every step of the way. This is complimented by further activity such as face painting and a chance for kids to decorate their own easter baskets which will then be filled with goodies.
Let us know how you’ll be spending your Easter Weekend! #gbloves #Easter