Easter breaks in Harrogate
Posted on 7th April 2023
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What adventures have you got planned for your Easter break this year? A short stay for all the family in Harrogate over Easter could be just what you need to put the spring back in your step!
If you choose to book a stay in our spacious luxury 4 star serviced apartments in Harrogate, you can enjoy all the comforts of home here in the heart of a historically rich spa town that is full of character and charm. From our doorstep you can really dive into the culture and lifestyle Harrogate has to offer, whilst having a clean, safe, comfortable and relaxing place to stay a few nights while making lasting memories together.
Harrogate is an architecturally beautiful large town, with lovely surrounding villages, market towns and breathtaking countryside nearby that you can visit easily via public transport or by car. A real instagram worthy location! There are enchanting Castles, historic Abbeys and grand Stately homes you can visit nearby too. All these beautiful locations for egg hunts! To enjoy a fabulous Easter break, we prepared a list of a few things you can do to make the most of it. Check it out!
Things to do over Easter
Why not start your Easter break with a lovely hot cross bun from one of our superb cafes nearby! Bettys cafe and tea rooms have a selection of fantastic hot cross buns, Easter cakes and chocolate eggs that will wow all the family. To avoid disappointment, please don't forget to book. The tea rooms are very popular, especially during the holiday periods.
We are spoilt for choice here in Harrogate with so many amazing options for where to go for both dinner and an evening meal. My personal recommendation would be to book a table for The Tannin Level and experience one of the best Easter Sunday dinners around. This restaurant is a local independent business that works closely with local farmers and merchants to deliver responsibly sourced, fresh and welfare protected meats. You can be sure whatever delightful dish you choose, it didn't come far!
If you are looking for something entertaining for all the family during the day there are many local Easter events and activities around the town and surrounding areas. Here are my top picks for some family fun.
Stockeld Park is continuing the Easter adventure this year. Spot the giant Easter eggs all while exploring outside together and enjoy tiring the kids out through five adventure playgrounds with zip lines, ropes and swings! Even on rainy days a trip to Stockeld Park is still a great choice as the new indoor play center The Playhive is open and is one of the largest in Europe! It makes for a fantastic day filled with adventure and imagination with a great choice of places to go for refreshments. You can have pizza in the Playhive at the pizzeria, stop at the Woodland Cafe for a sandwich or lighter bite, even grab an ice cream or a snack from one of the outdoor cabins along the way!
It's lambing season!
Birchfield Farm are open seven days a week over the school holidays and if your very lucky, the sheep will be lambing at this time so you may get to experience watching a baby lamb being born! There are times you can see the lambs being fed or even get a chance to have a go yourself. It is a wonderful hands on experience for children to see how the animals are cared for. Unfortunately, feeding the lambs is not suitable for pregnant women. Please see the NHS guidance on sheep and the risks to pregnancy in close proximity. Head on the tractor ride and meet the other animals around the farm. You will be able to see the baby chicks and ducklings have hatched! There are plenty of outdoor play areas, go karts and a giant sandpit for the children to play in and a family run cafe to grab a bite to eat. Why not finish the day with a homemade ice cream straight from the Birchfield dairies. With so many flavours available, which will you choose?
Looking for something different?
The Swinton Estate has a very different range of activities available which makes for some really fresh ideas for lasting memories. If yet another Easter trail just isn't something your going to look forward to, an activity that has been a little over done in previous years and you would like to try something new, this is the place to go. How does a relaxed walk around the beautiful grounds here, followed by Easter Sunday lunch and a chocolate egg making class sound? The Swinton Estate offers a peaceful day out without all the grazed knees of adventure playgrounds that even Grandparents and older children can appreciate. The estate will be running an Easter Trail if you decide Easter would not be complete without one. The trail runs through Druid's Temple woodland which is rich with history but the real feel good factor is all proceeds from this event with be given to the friends of Grewelthorpe school.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal are both national trust heritage sites and are open seven days a week for all your exploring needs. They are also running an exciting Easter egg trail full of family friendly activities to fill your day. You will even get an egg at the end of the trail! The outdoor play area has a zip line, climbing nets, a wooden Abbey and a huge rope bridge for the children to enjoy. There are fully accessible toilets and a restaurant open for visitors just a few minutes away. If the trail isn't really your thing why not make your own day out in beautiful surroundings? Try out the 50 things to do before your 11 & 3/4 on the National Trust website and have a family picnic on the grass near the water.
Our team from Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments is looking forward to having you with us and doing everything we can to make your Easter holidays the one to remember this year!
Treat yourself to a break in historical Harrogate
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