What’s On around Harrogate over the Easter Holidays for Kids

The season when eating chocolate for breakfast is sort of acceptable, is almost upon us! Hurrah!

It also means the Smalls are at home for two or three weeks depending on your school, so if you’re looking for things to do around Harrogate with them there’s here’s the low down of whats on when!

Sporting Influence

If you’re looking for childcare options then Sporting Influence are holding their well established kids Easter camp again. They’re based at Harrogate Ladies College and the best thing is that it’s run by professional qualified teachers, which means your Smalls are getting really high levels of expertise and experienced care!

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Highlights include; the chance to swim EVERYDAY, a choice of four different activities EVERY HOUR, sports including tennis, martial arts, dance, trampolining, football AND they’re really big on the social benefits of sport too, PLUS there’re arts and crafts and board game options too in case they need a bit of downtime from all the action!
You can find out more by visiting their website at www.sportinginfluence.com
or book your space online or by calling 01423 522999.
Their Easter camp runs from 26th of March to 13th April (except bank holidays) sessions run from 9am to 3.30pm at £27 and they also have wrap around options with an 8am start and a 5.30pm finish.

A Spoonful of Sherman at Harrogate Theatre

This looks like a great show for the Big Girls at Harrogate Theatre on the Tuesday 10th at 7.30pm and Wednesday 11th April at 2.30pm.


Telling the incredible life story of Disney song writers, the Sherman brothers; this fabulous musical includes all your favourite songs from Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Jungle Book.

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Full Price £21.00
Under 16 £15.00
Boxes seat 4* £84.00

*Boxes may offer a restricted view and the running time is approx. 2 hours including the interval. Suitable for ages 7+

Painting Pots Easter Bunny Hunt with prizes

Painting Pots in Knaresborough are hosting a big Easter bunny hunt around Knaresborough.

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From the 30th March to the 15th April, we will need your help to find thirteen Ceramic bunnies that have gone exploring in local businesses around Knaresborough Town Centre!!

With an instant mini treat for each Bunny Hunter completing the challenge, and the chance to win a huge treasure trove from all the businesses involved, worth over £150!

You’ll need to pick up your special map (created and painted by the incredible artist The Relentless Crafter) from Painting Pots or The Olde Chemist Shop, in the market place for £1.50!  It even includes a Painting Pots Discount voucher!!

Simply fill in your form, and hand back to Painting Pots for your treat! The winner who will be ‘pulled out of a hat’ of the grand prize will be announced on the 16th of April!

All proceeds going to two amazing charities -Henshaws arts and crafts (toward the Urban beach project) and •Our community•Our children•Mental Health Matters project.

Easter fun at Newby Hall

Celebrate Easter at Newby Hall with their fantastic family fun days on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday! There are lots of activities for the whole family, courtesy of the wonderful characters from Make a Wish Events. Meet the Easter Bunny and his friends as you solve clues through the woodland walk…there may even be chocolate at the end of it! Activities are included for free with a gardens or season ticket.

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Easter Fun at Newby Hall

Date(s) – 01/04/2018 – 02/04/2018
11:00 am – 5:00 pm


Live Jousting Tournament at Royal Armouries in Leeds

This Easter the Royal Armouries’ arena will resound to the clash of a live-action tournament, as internationally renowned knights from England, France, Poland and Australia battle for our prestigious trophies. It’s spectacular entertainment for all the family.


  • Starts at: 10:00am Friday 30 March 2018
  • Finishes at: 5:00pm Monday 2 April 2018
  • Location: Leeds
  • Suitable for: Everyone
  • Adult tickets are £10.50, children’s £6.50 and Family tickets (2+2 or 1+3) £26


Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Jousting competitions at 12noon and 3pm

Enjoy the thrills and spills of authentic medieval jousting in the heart of Leeds.

A sell-out in 2016 and 2017 

Stay for the day
Your ticket includes two not-to-be-missed dangerously entertaining tournament shows at 12noon & 3pm, an action-packed museum programme including tales of the tournament, arming the knight demonstrations, sword combat plus jolly jesters and wandering minstrels.

Royal Armouries reserves the right to amend the programme without prior notification.

 Harrogate Gymnastics Open Gym


Open Gym will be running on the following days and times through the Easter break:

Monday 9th April: 12:30pm aged 5-8 and 1:30pm aged 9+

Fridays: 12:30am – 1:30pm  aged 5-8

OneWellness Family Workout classes

Work out as a whole family over the Easter break at OneWelless at Mowbray Square in Harrogate. Classes are suitable for ages 6-14 and parents or carers. £9 for a parent and three children, £7 for a parent and two children and £5 for a parent and one child.

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You don’t need to be a member to attend. Simply email [email protected] to save your space.

Easter Children’s Sewing Club

Join Needlepoint Sewing Cafe over the Easter holidays – Tuesday 3rd April till Friday 13th April for their daily sewing workshops.


Tuesday 3rd April Wednesday 4th April Thursday 5th April Friday 6th April
10.30am – 12pm 10.30am – 12pm 10.30am – 12pm 10.30am – 12pm
Easter hunt bag Fabric wall hanging Bunny cushion Apron
2pm – 3.30pm 2pm – 3.30pm 2pm – 3.30pm 2pm – 3.30pm
Animal purses Easter wreath Easter bunting Notebook cover
Tuesday 10th April Wednesday 11th April Thursday 12th April Friday 13th April
10.30am – 12pm 10.30am – 12pm 10.30am – 12pm 10.30am – 12pm
Easter wreath Easter bunting Notebook cover Animal purses
2pm – 3.30pm 2pm – 3.30pm 2pm – 3.30pm 2pm – 3.30pm
Apron Bunny cushion Easter hunt bag Fabric wall hanging

Each session is 1 hour 30 minutes – £12.50 per child – Suitable for children 7+ – Booking essential – All materials, drink and snack included.
Telephone: 01423 522229



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