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10 Easter Days Out in and around Cheshire

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:38 28 March 2018

Enjoy sheep racing as part of Stockley Farm’s Easter events

Enjoy sheep racing as part of Stockley Farm’s Easter events

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Stuck for ideas of what to do during the Easter break? Here’s some of the best family activities in and around Cheshire

March 30th

Delamere Easter Bunny Dash

You’ll have to put down the chocolates and Easter eggs for this one! If you’re after something more active over the bank holiday weekend, then this 5km dash in Delamere Forest is ideal. If an Easter without chocolate sounds dull, then don’t despair as you will be presented with an Easter egg and running medal once you cross the finishing line.

Whitefield car park, Delamere Forest, CW8 2HZ  www.run-dash.co.uk 

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March 30th – April 2nd

Easter Boat Gathering 2018

The annual boat gathering returns to Ellesmere Port bringing with it a variety of celebrations and also marking the official start of the boating season. The weekend launches with a flotilla of boats from Chester and continues with an exciting line up of live music, family and boat activity. As always, there will be a fine folk programme inspirational workshops and museum activities for all ages.  

National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4FW 

Tel: 0151 355 5017, www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/national-waterways-museum 

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March 30th – April 2nd

Egg-citing Easter Fun

Tatton Park have organised a whole host of family friendly activities this Easter. Help chef Albert Joubert find the missing ingredients for a dazzling dessert at the Tatton Ball and search for the chicks hiding out in the mansion. For those feeling competitive, why not take up the challenge of the egg and spoon race and egg rolling competitions in the gardens. There is also a trail in the parkland and a free pack of Smarties chocolate eggs for all children visiting the Farm, Mansion or Gardens.

Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN  Tel: 01625 374400, www.tattonpark.org.uk 

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March 30th – April 15: 

Easter Eggstravaganza

Stockley Farm is celebrating all things spring. Expect to see lambs, bunnies and goats alongside an exciting calendar of activities including the popular Stockley Stakes Sheep Racing season. Over the Easter weekend there will be a range of things to get involved in, including Easter egg hunts, a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and chocolates for all.

Stockley Farm Park, Stockley Farm, Arley, Northwich, CW9 6LZ www.stockleyfarm.co.uk 

Read more about the programme of events during Easter at Stockley Farm Park

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March 30th - April 15th

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Throughout the Easter holidays, Lyme will be hosting a trail that celebrates the historic park’s great outdoors. Follow the garden trail in search of the Easter bunny and discover the best that nature has to offer along the way. The rangers will also be doing engagement activities over the bank holiday.

Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, SK12 2NX  Tel: 01663762023, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme

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March 31st

Fabergé Eggs

Weaver Hall Museum will be hosting this drop-in event where children can make their own Easter egg masterpiece based on Fabergé eggs. While you are there, whyn not take time to explore the museum and workhouse which tell the tales of the history and industry of West Cheshire.

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse, 162 London Road, Northwich, CW9 8AB  Tel: 01606 271640, www.weaverhall.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk 

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March 31st - April 2nd

Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival

The annual festival returns with a programme packed full of foodie delights. Chefs included at this year’s event include BBC’s Chris Bavin, Paul Rankin and Jun Tanaka, who will each host cookery demonstrations. For the kids there will be three children’s workshops each day hosted by The Academy of Culinary Arts, and as always there will be over 150 artisan food and drink exhibitors. 

Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY www.chesterfoodanddrink.co.uk

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March 31st

Bunny Hop 

Gather the family at this fun event where you will scour across Knutsford to find eight bunnies hidden in among the town centre’s streets. Once found, write the bunny’s name on a postcard and post it into the Heritage Centre’s post box. A number of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops will also be joining in the fun by handing out Easter treats, balloons and dressing up. Knutsford town centre

www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

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March 31st 

Northwich Easter Extravaganza

Northwich will continue to host its hugely popular town-based Easter Trail, family activity and Easter Egg Hunt competition but this year will also feature an Easter petting zoo, Arts and Crafts, face painting and Birds of Prey.

Northwich www.visitnorthwich.co.uk/event/northwich-easter-extravaganza-2018

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April 1st

Family Easter Egg Hunt

Cholmondeley Castle is an ideal destination if you want to spend Easter Sunday with family. Along with their extensive grounds, children’s play areas, lakeside walk, adventure den and tea room, they will also be hosting an Easter egg hunt. Let the children run free in the gardens hunting for the hidden bunnies, where if they find them they can collect an Easter treat.   

Cholmondeley Castle and Gardens, Malpas, SY14 8AH  www.cholmondeleycastle.com 

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