From egg hunts to pond dipping there is plenty to keep your little bunnies hopping this Easter in Kirklees.

Find out what’s happening near you – most of the activities listed below are of little to no cost. Where there are charges, the information is displayed.

Easter activities at Cliffe House


Monday 11, Thursday 14, Thursday 21 & Friday 22 April.

10 – 11am, 11.15am – 12.15pm, 12.30 – 1.30pm, 1.45 – 2.45pm & 3 – 4pm

Learn the basics of archery in one hour instructor led sessions – 12 spaces per session.

£5 for 60 minutes. Open to children age 6+ and adults.

All equipment provided. Online booking recommended. Book your archery lesson. 

Easter Egg Hunt

Monday 11 – Thursday 14 & Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 April, 10am-4p.m

Wind your way through the wonderful woodland uncovering clues that lead to a magical word and an Easter treat. Prize includes an Easter egg.

£4. Online booking recommended. Book your Easter egg hunt. 

Pond dipping

Tuesday 12 & 19 April. 10 – 11am, 11.15am – 12.15pm, 12.30 – 1.30pm, 1.45 – 2.45pm & 3 – 4pm

Enjoy exploring the ponds in the grounds of Cliffe House, looking out for mini beasts, bugs and all kinds of pond life, all while learning about the environment.

£3 for 60 minutes. Online booking recommended. Book a pond dipping session.


Wednesday 13 & Wednesday 20 April. 10 – 11.30am, 12 – 1.30pm & 2 – 3.30pm

Enjoy the great outdoors whilst roasting marshmallows and making garlic bread twists over an open fire. All washed down with hot chocolate (please advise Kirklees of any special dietary requirements).

Open to children age 6+ and adults. 90 minute instructor led session, all equipment provided.

£7.50 per person. Online booking recommended. Book a bushcraft session. 

Adventure playground

Monday 11 – Thursday 14 April & Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 April. 10am-4pm

Let your young ones explore the woodland adventure playground with ropes, swings, slides and a tree house!

No booking required, free to enter.

Family fun nature trail

Monday 11 – Thursday 14 April & Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 April, 10am-4pm

Get outdoors and enjoy the fun family trail around the grounds of Cliffe House. The trail is family and buggy friendly, something the whole family can enjoy. When you have collected all the clues don’t forget to return to the food kiosk to collect your prize! (1 prize per paid trail sheet).

£2 per person. No booking required

Dewsbury Market

Saturday 16 April, 11am-3pm

Free face painting, free balloon artist, Easter bunny trail with prizes, fancy dress welcome.

Free mini chocolate eggs for every child.

Huddersfield Queensgate Market 

Saturday 16 April, 11am-3pm

Free face painting, free balloon artist, Easter bunny trail with prizes, fancy dress welcome.

Free Cadbury’s Cream Egg and refreshments for every child.

Easter Adventure at Oakwell Hall and Country Park in Birstall

Saturday 9 – Sunday 24 April, 12pm-4pm

Collect your trail from the Visitor Centre to begin your adventure. Keep your eyes peeled for clues as you explore the Walled Garden, learning more about springtime at Oakwell as you go.

£2 per trail, no booking required. More information about Oakwell Hall.

Easter Explorer’s trail at Bagshaw Museum in Batley

Tuesday 12 – Thursday 21 April, 12pm-4pm

Explore Bagshaw and search for the hidden objects from all around the world.

Free. More information about Bagshaw Museum. 

Tolson Museum Easter trail

Tuesday 12- Thursday 21 April, 12pm-4pm

Solve mystery clues and discover more about Huddersfield’s history in our Easter themed family trail.

Free. More information about Tolson Museum.

Easter Family Film screening – Peter Rabbit

Wednesday 20 April, 10am

Dewsbury Town Hall

Why not join Kirklees to watch Peter Rabbit during the Easter holidays? There won’t be any adverts or trailers before the film starts. We’re going to take you back in time to when you could watch a film with an interval half way through so you can treat yourselves to some popcorn or ice cream and some refreshments!

£10 for a family ticket. Under 2’s go free. Single tickets are £3 per person. Book your tickets to watch Peter Rabbit.

Happiness storywalks

Tuesday 12 April Holmfirth Library 10.30am

Thursday 14 April Meltham Library 2.30pm

Wednesday 20 April Birstall Library 2pm

Thursday 21 April Almondbury Library 2pm

Join us this Easter for a storywalk inspired by Eva Eland’s beautiful picture book “Where Happiness Begins”. 

More information about happiness storywalks can be found on Kirklees Libraries website. 

Book your place on a happiness storywalk. 

Special Event – For Guide Dogs!

Honley Library 

Friday 22 April 2022 from 10.30 to 11.30am

Suggested ages – 5 to 10 years


Join Carrie and Bridget (volunteers) welcoming Puppy Trainer, Margaret, and Labrador puppy, Betsy, who is being trained to become a working guide dog.

You will learn about Betsy’s training and how she will help people who are visually impaired. Lots of fun and games too!

This is a free session with all donations given to the ‘Guide Dogs’ Charity.

Booking essential – To book a place please text Bridget on 07563 733957.

Sensory story time: That’s Not My Puppy!

Honley Library 

Thursday 14 April from 10:30-11:30am

Suggested ages 0-2 years

Join Helen for a special sensory story time engaging all of our senses and all about our furriest friends! Bring along pictures of your pets or soft toys if you wish.

Booking essential – To book a place please text Helen on 07469 939426.

All children are to be accompanied by an adult please.

Wow! Said the Owl exhibition

Cleckheaton Library 

The exhibition is launching on 9 April. No booking needed 

A family friendly exhibition is being launched at Cleckheaton Library on Saturday April 9. The exhibition is based on the much-loved children’s book, Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood. The exhibition has been specially designed by Tim Hopgood and The Young Art Explorers team to appeal to families and especially under five-year olds, with lots of sensory and interactive elements. 

In the book, a little owl stays awake during the day for the first time and is amazed by all the colours she sees, ‘Wow! Said the Owl as white fluffy clouds floated across a bright blue sky’. The exhibition seeks to give children the same sense of wonder and amazement by introducing them to colours and inviting them to be creative by playing with shapes, puppets, costumes, and drawing.

Find out more about Wow! Said the Owl exhibition.