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EASTER HOLIDAYS: What to do and where to go in Leeds, West Yorkshire

There’s lots to do in Leeds this Easter Holidays at Abbey House Museum, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds City Museum, Leeds Industrial Museum, Thwaite Watermill, Lotherton, Temple Newsam and Kirkstall Abbey.

From Super Superheroes at Abbey House Museum, Warrior themed fun at Leeds City Museum, the first ever Armley Print Fest at Leeds Industrial Museum to Springtime Babies at Temple Newsam.

What’s on in Leeds during School Holidays

  • Abbey House Museum

Super Superheroes

30 Mar-28 Apr

Abbey House Museum is celebrating all things superhero! From silly science to flying fun and murder mysteries to mask making, come along and celebrate all your favourite caped crusaders.

Super Superhero Crafts –2, 5, 9 & 12 Apr, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm

Super Superhero Silly Science – 3 & 10 Apr, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm

Super Superhero Murder Mystery – 4 & 11 Apr, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm

Easter Weekend

19-22 Apr, 10am-12pm & 2-4pm

Come along on Good Friday to meet the Easter bunny, get involved with some colourful crafts and grab a sweet treat from the bunnies basket. That boisterous bunny has gone and hidden all his golden eggs around the shops and streets too! Help us to track them down and take part in more Easter shaped fun long the way (Saturday, Sunday & Easter Monday).

  • Leeds Art Gallery

Sculptural Thinking in Artspace

2-13 Apr, 11-4pm

Head down to Leeds Art Gallery for playful family fun themed around the latest Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. Creative activities take inspiration from a world of three dimensions and the sculptural thinking of Leonardo.

  • Leeds City Museum

Easter Warriors

30 Mar-22 Apr

Fancy yourself as a shield maiden or a fearless fighter on the battlefield? Well Leeds City Museum has a whole load of warrior themed fun in store for you! From object handling to sensory story time and shield making to live demonstrations, come along and lean all about incredible warriors from all over the world.

There’s also a free daily trail around the museum. Pick up a copy and explore our weird and wonderful links to weapons and armour.

Check out leedsinspired.co.uk for details of times and dates.

  • Leeds Industrial Museum

Armley Print Fest

30 Mar, 11am-4pm

Come along and celebrate a little bit of local Leeds heritage at the first ever Armley Print Fest. Check out our collection of printing presses, join talks with local industry experts, grab something unique at the print fair and get involved with a range of practical printing activities for the whole family to enjoy. There’s also a very special screening of Pressing On: The Letterpress Film in the cosy surroundings of the art deco inspired Palace Picture House.

Inked

2, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11 Apr, 12.30 -3.30pm

During the Easter holidays there’s a range of beginner workshops on offer for anyone who fancies learning about all things print! Explore different printing techniques through the collections and get involved with a range of practical make and create workshops with our experienced and friendly members of staff.

Mystery Matinees

Daily from 30 Mar-14 Apr, 2pm (closed on Mondays)

Watch a classic film in our atmospheric 1920s cinema. Tucked away inside the museum we have the amazing Palace Picture House, one of the UK’s smallest cinemas. Join us for intimate screenings of family favourites and vintage classics. Film screenings are included within the admission charge and running every single day in school holidays. Where else can a family of five go to the cinema for £9?

  • Thwaite Watermill

Easter Holidays

30 Mar-23 Apr, 10am-5pm

Hop to it and help the Easter bunny to hunt down his eggs hidden around the island. Grab a free art pack for the journey and take a trail through the nature reserve. For some indoor family fun check out our fashion focused Creative Tuesdays (1-3pm) and show off your scientific side at Experimental Thursdays (1-3pm).

  • Lotherton

A Mad Hatter of an Easter Holiday

30 Mar-28 Apr

Fall down the rabbit hole this Easter with four whole weeks of family fun. Get lost in the Wonderland Village, follow the white rabbit’s trail and get creative with kooky crafts. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be taking place each Wednesday during April along with flamingo fun in the Nestbox Education Centre. Also lookout for the Easter Bunny for hopping games and challenges.

Check out leedsinspired.co.uk for details of times and dates.

  • Temple Newsam

Springtime Babies

30 Mar-22 Apr

Pay a visit to Home Farm to meet the new lambs, calves, piglets and kids, many of which roam free throughout the cobbled streets of the farmyard. Get up close to the rare breeds and make memories to treasure forever!

The Easter fun continues in Temple Newsam house with activities themed around the latest Fantastical Beasts exhibition. Craft your very own beastly critter hidden inside an egg to take home (18-22 April, 1.30-3pm). Speaking of eggs, there’s loads hidden around the estate, hunt them down to be in with a chance of winning an eggcellent prize!

Techno Beasts

Various Dates

Come and meet MiRo on 4 April (11am-3pm), the robot companion pet. MiRo has been developed by scientists at the University of Sheffield using their research into animal behaviour. He responds to sound and touch and expresses his own mood through colour and movement. And he loves making Friends. Get to grips with coding and bring to life your very own Micro:Baest on 3 & 10 April (1.30-3pm), advance booking is required.

Pumpkin Sowing

3 Apr, 1-3pm

Meet at the Show House in the Walled Garden to sow your pumpkin seeds and come back to carve them in time for Halloween.

  • Kirkstall Abbey

Easter Holidays

30 Mar-22 Apr

It’s hopping mad at the abbey over Easter! The under 5’s sessions will be getting a makeover with lots of bunny themed activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Find our furry friends hidden around the abbey and earn a little sweet treat along the way.

Kirkstall Abbey Markets

30-31 Mar, 11am-3pm

With over 40 stalls in the cloisters of the abbey, the Kirkstall Abbey Market is the perfect place to find high quality Yorkshire produce, handmade crafts, collectables and freshly cooked treats for a tasty lunch. Put an extra spring in you step and take a stroll through the grounds afterwards.

  • Leeds Discovery Centre

Easter Holidays

3 & 10 April

As part of the Leeds Festival of Science, join us for some family workshops. On April 3 look at how modern gadgets have developed. On April 10 come and explore objects from around the world celebrating new life and the changing seasons. Take a store tour and get in touch with your family’s inner arty selves.

To get booked on call 0113 378 2100 or email discovery.centre@leeds.gov.uk

For opening times and admission prices, go to: leeds.gov.uk/musuemsandgalleries

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