Things To Do On Easter Weekend 2019
With so many things to do over the Easter weekend you don’t have to sit around eating as much chocolate as you can handle (although that is always a great thing to do). No matter which city you have chosen to spend your Easter holidays in, we have rounded up the best events and things to do over Easter 2019.
Easter in Manchester
The Annual Duck Race – 19th April
Whether you are in Manchester or not, the annual duck race is worth entering. On Good Friday families staying or living in Manchester will fill the banks of the River Irwell to watch thousands of rubber ducks pour into the water. People can buy the ducks online here and the first three to cross the finish line will win a prize! Money raised from the event is donated to the Brainwave charity, a charity that helps disabled children reach their full potential. Plus, watching thousands of rubber ducks float down a river and win races is one of the best things to do over Easter weekend we think. A great day out for the whole family.
When in Manchester Festival – 20th April
The When in Manchester Festival showcases 19 artists over 3 venues in 1 day. This festival was created in 2015 and now takes place annually in the Northern Quarter. you have to be over 18 to purchase a ticket but tickets cost just £13.45 and are well worth the cost. Enjoy drinks and watch the UK’s most exciting and up and coming artists of 2019. The festival takes place between 2.30 pm and 11.00 pm.
The Easter Funfair – 13th – 22nd April
Taking place in the Central Hall at Manchester Central, this massive funfair can be enjoyed whether it is raining or bright sunshine. Tickets include unlimited rides on the attractions and drinks and food will also be available at the stalls. A single ticket is £15 with a family ticket costing £54 and they can be purchased here. This Easter Funfair is the perfect way to spend your Easter Weekend in Manchester.
Sun City Easter Cracker – 19th April
If you fancy dancing the night away then Club VIVA in Manchester is the place to be. Tickets are from £11 and although the line-up is yet to be released we are sure that there will be some great headliners this year. For those celebrating a birthday in April you can get in free (id required). The genre of music is bassline, funky house, R&B, and UK Garage, so if this sounds like your perfect night book your tickets here.
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Easter in London
The Easter Extravaganza – 22nd April
The annual event is back. Explore the Royal Mews, with arts and crafts workshops and find the hidden horses to win chocolate goodies. This Easter egg hunt with a difference is the perfect place for the whole family on Easter weekend 2019. Find out more about the event here.
The Passion of Jesus Christ – 19th April
This spectacular performance is annual and is well renowned as one not to miss if you are in London over Easter Weekend 2019. Attracting thousands of spectators each year there are two live performances one at 12 pm and the other at 15.15 pm. Both shows can be watched on big screens so no matter where you are sat in Trafalgar square, you will be able to see the action. Parental guidance is advised during the performance. Find more details here.
London Zoo Mini Zoo Keepers – 6th – 21st April
Especially for Easter, kids will be kitted out in the zookeeper uniforms and take on the role of a zookeeper at ZSL London Zoo. Kids will be able to prepare lunch for the animals, entertain meerkats with activities, and muck out the enclosures as well. Find tickets for the event here. If that wasn’t enough, whilst discovering the zoo over the Easter season families will also discover a range of beasts and mammals made from Lego!
Horniman Easter Fair – 20th – 21st April
Join the Walrus at the Horniman Museum and discover the arts and crafts, Ugly Duckling performances, and meet Zebedee the 7ft Boa Constrictor in the Animal Corner. Perfect for families, this fair is sure to keep the little ones entertained. Find more about the event here.
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Easter in Bristol
Easter Crafts Eggstravaganza – 17th April
Whether you fancy painting some Easter themed gifts, create a mini-egg basket, or make a bunny bookmark, this craft fair starts at 11.00 on the Wednesday before Easter Weekend, making it the best pre-Easter prep. you’ll need to purchase your tickets beforehand which can be found here.
Calmer llama Trail – 6th – 22nd April
Move over Easter bunny, it’s time for the llamas to have a turn. There are 52 wonderfully decorated Llamas hiding around the shops throughout Broadmead, Cabot Circus, The Arcade, and The Galleries. No matter what your age is this is guaranteed to be entertaining for everyone, whilst you do your shopping make sure you keep an eye out for the calmer llamas. For more information click here.
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Easter in Birmingham
Easter Egg Hunt – 21st April 12.00
Fun for the whole family at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, find all the eggs and you will win a prize as well as the opportunity to win a year’s free membership! you can even meet the Easter bunny himself and the award-winning clown Bibbledy Bob. The egg hunt is only £1 to take part. Find out more here.
Easter at Becketts Farm – 13th – 28th April
With the arrival of baby lambs and chicks comes Easter at Becketts Farm. Visit the covered marquee and welcome the newborns into the world as well as taking part in craft activities too. Have a look here.
GLAS Easter Daytime Rave – 21st April 14.00 – 00.00
Back with another legendary rave in LAB11 this is sure to boost that Easter spirit, even more, dance into the night with this as your kick start. Book your tickets here now.
Chocolate Run – 21st April
The chocolate has been stolen by an evil gang! Your team will be given a map and a set of objectives so you can collect the clues and complete the race to the finishing point where you will find the Easter bunny waiting for you. Children can participate for free, and whether you are competitive or in it for the fun all participants will receive a medal and a beer / soft drink at the finish line. The Chocolate Run is the best way to see Birmingham over Easter.
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Easter in Edinburgh
Easter on The Royal Yacht Britannia – 8th – 21st April
In service from 1954 to 1997, you can now explore the five decks and enjoy Easter Weekend at the same time on board the Royal Yacht Britannia. Hiding along the tour route, Clarence the cuddly corgi and friends can be found. All ages will enjoy dressing up and learning more about the ship, and after heading to the tea room to dine on soups and sandwiches.
Gandeys Circus – 13th – 22nd April
Direct from Hong Kong, Gandeys Circus is performing in Edinburgh for half term and Easter Weekend 2019. This year they are bringing to Edinburgh, The Greatest Show Tour and it is an absolute must-see for those staying in this beautiful city over the Easter period.
The Easter Trail – 6th – 21st April
The Easter Trail is just £2 per trail as you join a journey to explore Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Complete the trail and you will win a yummy Easter treat. This trail is perfect for those with younger children and is fun for the whole family. Find out more about the event here.
Easter at The Palace of Holyroodhouse -8th – 21st April
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is hosting an Easter trail, where visitors can explore the Palace to try and find all of the hats, wigs, and crowns. There will also be an Easter bonnet competition and an Easter Hamper to be won, so don’t miss out. Find out more here.
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