10 Best Easter Events in the Peak District 2018

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There’s plenty of fun to be had during Easter in the Peak District and lots of events happening for all the family – from Easter egg hunts in stately homes and historic houses, special Easter events for kids and all the family and of course the traditional Easter egg hunt, so, plan a fun filled Easter with our pick of 10 events not to miss.

It’ll soon be time to gorge ourselves on huge chocolate Easter Eggs too…

1. Easter Family fun at Haddon Hall

Over the Easter weekend, Haddon Hall will have music, an Easter Egg hunt, children will be able to have their faces painted and age-old archery will take place in the Chapel Fields, where visitors can learn the art with Haddon’s master bowman.

Easter in the Peak District

Photo credit: Haddon Hall

30th March – 2nd April 2018

Entry / Cost: Check website


2. Easter Adventure Quest at Bolsover Castle

Photo credit: English Heritage

Calling all valiant adventurers this Easter weekend! Join the hunt for legendary dragon eggs. Set off with an intrepid character from the past to crack the clues and claim your chocolate reward.

30th March – 2nd April 2018

Entry / Cost: Check website


2. Fleecy Easter Crafts at Kedleston Hall

Drop in for some self-led sheep themed crafts throughout the Easter Holidays and help celebrate all things fleecy!

Entry / Cost: £1.50 per child

26th March – 6th April 2018


3. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Hardwick Hall

Get outdoors this Easter and enjoy their annual Easter egg hunt! This year the hunt is being designed by families, for families and it’s all about nature. Pick up your trail for either the garden or Lady Spencer’s Walk and when you’ve finished you’ll be rewarded with a chocolate treat. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Entry / Cost: £3 per person

30th & 31st March / 1st & 2nd April 2018


4. Easter at Chatsworth

Photo credit: Chatsworth

Enjoy the Easter holidays at Chatsworth with entertainment for all the family in the garden, farmyard, playground and house. Along with their hugely popular Easter egg hunts, the Easter eggspress trailer rides and hands-on craft activities in the farmyard, the garden will be bursting with new life. Find out what’s happening throughout 2018 at Chatsworth with our run down and events not to miss on what to expect during the year.

Entry / Cost: Check website for further details

5. Easter adventures and Cadbury Easter hunt at Sudbury Hall and the National Childhood Museum

Photo credit: Sudbury Hall & The National Trust Museum of Childhood

This Easter it’s all about nature as the garden at Sudbury springs back to life. There’s the Spring trail in the gardens over the whole Easter holiday, to nature themed crafts and of the ever popular Cadbury Easter hunt over the Easter weekend.

Entry / Cost: Each egg hunt costs £2

30th March – 1st April 2018


6. WWII Home Front 1940s event at Crich Tramway

Photo credit: Crich Tramway Village

The hugely popular Crich Tramway Village WWII – Home Front Event returns during Easter Weekend for 2018, where you can step back in time to 1940s Home Front Britain. Collect your identity card on entry and experience a real taste of life during the Second World War!

Entry / Cost: General Admission prices on the door are £17 for adults, £13 for seniors (aged 60+), £10 for children (aged 4 – 15 years) and family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) £40.

1st & 2nd April 2018


7. Meet birds of prey, hunt for Easter eggs and Cromford Mill Market at Easter Weekend

Photo credit: Cromford Mills

Cromford Mills have an activity packed Easter weekend for all the family – go on an Easter egg hunt, follow the clues and win a prize. Enjoy meeting animals this, including beautiful birds of prey by Woodie’s Wings. There will also be face painting, glitter tattoos, crafts and a BBQ. Cromford Mills Market will feature a mix of traders  including gifts and food stalls. Please contact events@arkwrightsociety.org.uk if you would like to host a pitch.

31st March – 2nd April 2018

Entry / Cost:  Please check website


8. Follow the trail in search of the Easter Bunny at Lyme Hall

Photo credit: Lyme Hall

Head to Lyme throughout the Easter holidays and take part in a wonderful trail that celebrates Lyme’s great outdoors.

Follow the trail in in the garden in search of the Easter Bunny and discover the best that nature has to offer at Lyme along the way. You may even get a special chocolate treat!

The trail takes place everyday throughout the school holiday. The rangers will be doing engagement activities over the bank holiday.

Entry / Cost: £2 per trail. Vehicle and garden admission charges apply

30th March – 15th April 2018 (and various dates in between)
9. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Ilam Hall

Photo credit: YHA Ilam Hall

A fun self guided activity this Easter weekend at Ilam Park. Dogs are welcome at this event. No booking needed.

30th March – 2nd April 2018

Entry / Cost: £3 per child


10. Tree-mendous Easter holiday fun

In Squirt’s Stable and the Riding School every day of the week – discover more about the ancient trees of Calke. There’s plenty going on to keep the kids entertained too, with lots of nature-themed activities to keep the holiday boredom at bay.

26th March – 6th April 2018

Entry / Cost: FREE entry