Cracking Easter Events in NE1
Egg-cited for Easter? Why not hop along for a family-filled adventure this holiday in the Toon, where there will be plenty of activities for your little bunnies to enjoy!
Take a journey through Roman Newcastle to modern Tyneside this Easter at the Discovery Museum. Complete a toy trail by following clues through the Story Gallery to collect your treasure. A fun activity for all the family, simply purchase your toy trail for just 50p from the shop, and complete the adventure for your chance to win a chocolate hamper!
Lego to the Common Rooms this Easter and build your very own models. Construct some of the very best engineering feats in the North East including The Swing Bridge, Stephenson’s Rocket and The Turbina, the fastest ship of its day! The mini model workshops are a great activity for you and your family, so register today to reserve your place!
Join the Fabulous Folklore and learn about all things Easter with Author Icy. Find out where the association with eggs, rabbits and hot cross buns came from, as well as receiving lot of fun treats. Located in Newcastle Castle, Icy will explore the origins and folklore behind Easter traditions.
Have a budding Picasso in the family? Create colourful masterpieces this holiday with Newcastle Transport. Collect a colouring-in sheet or download Billy the Bus, Frank the Ferry or Lisa the Light Rail online. For your chance to win one of the 12 cracking prizes, be sure to enter your art at various locations across the city. Take a look at where you can get involved -
EASTER EGG TRUFFLE
Join Blackfriars for their eggs-tra special lunch club where Bev Stephenson will use her eggs-pertise to show you how to make Easter Egg Truffle with an edible bird’s nest and feathers. Not only will you gain tips, but you will be wined and dined with a three-course lunch. Treat the family to a Blackfriars banquet this Easter.
Weave away this Easter with live shows, adventures and hands-on activities for you and the gang. Take an egg-citing tour through the stars and be wowed by the Animal Earth show at the Life Science Centre. If you thought it couldn’t get better, think again because you will also be able to weave your own basket in time for the bunny to bring your eggs.
Enjoy a cracking day of family entertainment at Nerd Fest. Geek out on the very best retro games and arcade machines which are free to play! There will also be competitions to win so don’t miss out!
WIZARD OF OZ
We're off to see the Wizard, are you? Join Dorothy and the gang on a magical adventure along the yellow brick road and be immersed in an evening filled full of family fun! Whether you love a good family trip or it's a first visit for your little munchkins, you can bet it'll be a BOBBY dazzler of a show this spring. Oh, yes it will!
Our friends over at John Lewis are helping us get crafty this spring! Join their creative crafting sessions and get hands on in making a Easter garland, and decorate your home with handmade gifts. Not only will the Easter bunny be hopping along to admire your work, but you can also compete in a treasure hunt around the store! Now hop to it!
BEELINES BUG HUNT
We’re buzzing that Urban Green are holding a series of special Beelines North East bug hunts. You and your family are invited to join a guided mini-beast hunt in some of Newcastle’s favourite parks. As well as taking a close look at the animals, there will be a crafting station and face painter to bring their bugs to life. Bee egg-cited for a bug-themed adventure.
EASTER HUNT PHOTO COMPETITION
An egg-citing activity for the family as the competition asks you and your Easter bunnies to complete a list of photo challenges and submit them to the panel. The best pictures in each category win! After submitting, you will recieve an Easter Worksheet for egg-stra fun. The winners will receive a free cuddly bunny so get posing!
Whisk the kids off to Newcastle climbing centre this Easter and help them burn off all their excess energy … and chocolate eggs!
Learn from the very best instructors in the North East and burn off that excess energy now school's out. Climb in time for the Easter bunny to arrive.
Let us know how you’re celebrating Easter! Tweet us at: @NewcastleNE1, tag us in your snaps on Insta at: @NewcastleNE1 and get in touch via Facebook: @GetIntoNewcastle. We can't wait to see what you get up to in the Toon!