Things to do during Easter in County Durham

Posted on 20th March 2018

Easter in County Durham


After what feels like an endless Winter, it seems that Spring might finally be on its way (fingers crossed)! With Spring comes the Easter holidays, and as usual there is a wealth of events, activities and attractions across County Durham.

Looking for inspiration? Here’s a few of our favourites…

Easter Fun at Beamish (30th March – 2nd April)

Beamish is not only a fun day out, but educational too! Explore Easter celebrations from days gone by, including the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.

With a number of activities over the Easter weekend, children can enjoy an Easter egg hunt, making Easter cards and bonnets, egg decorating and an egg rolling competition. For more details see the Beamish website: 

Durham University Botanic Garden: 14th Annual Easter Chick Hunt (1st-2nd April)

Join one of the biggest Easter hunts in the region, the Easter Chick Hunt at Durham University Botanic Gardens.

Now in its 14th year, the event sees Easter chicks hidden throughout the gardens, so the whole family can have fun exploring the grounds and seeing how many they can find!

Lumley Castle: Mad Hatter's Easter Eggstravaganza (2nd April)

Fall down the rabbit hole this Easter at Lumley Castle, with the Mad Hatter Easter Eggstravaganza!

Based on Lewis Carroll’s famous book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, visitors can enjoy afternoon tea with the Mad Hatter and family entertainment.

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Hamsterley Forest: Easter Horse and Pony Parade (7th April)

Organised by the Hamsterley Riding Association and in its second year, the Easter Horse & Pony Parade is run in aid of horse and donkey charity, Brooke.

Riders of all ages are encouraged to take part in a (fancy dress optional) community ride through Hamsterley Forest.

We hope we’ve inspired you to get involved this Easter! Know of any more great activities going on in County Durham? Tweet us @ventureprop to let us know.

Happy Easter everyone, from the team at Venture Properties.