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Easter Events in the Peak District

It's not just chocolate eggs, Easter bunnies and hot cross buns being essential to Easter celebrations, the Easter holidays are also an ideal time to visit the Peak District, when the daffodils are in full bloom and the scenery is spectacular.  

The days are getting a little longer, making more time to enjoy the many outdoor activities and attractions the Peak District has to offer, which is ideal for a family Easter getaway. 

Every year there are an variety of Easter trails at some of the most popular tourist attractions where you can make your way along the trail with nature inspired activities to do too.  A great activity for the kids, to keep them busy and entertained and they also get a trail map, pencil and chocolate egg at the end.

We have listed some Easter events and trails ​​​below so you don't have to: 

Carsington Water and Tittesworth Reservoir

Visit Carsington Water and Tittesworth Reservoir between 1st April – 16th April where there will be Easter trails around Stone’s Island at Carsington Water and Foster’s trail at Tittesworth Water.  

Follow the routes to find the eggs and answer the questions as you go along.  When you have completed head back to the café and visitors centres at both locations and get your prize!  

No need to pre-book, just go to the visitor centre to buy your activity sheet.  £3 per trail sheet

Blaze Farm

If you want to get up close and personal and see an ewe giving birth to her lambs then a day out at Blaze Farm experiencing this incredible moment is worth a visit and takes place over Easter every year.  You can observe and learn how she cares and feeds for her family thereafter, and if you're lucky, even handle a newly born lamb.  There's also nature trails, tea rooms and their famous Hilly Billy Ice cream to enjoy. 

Saturday 1st April to Sunday 16th April (closed Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th and Tuesday 11th April).  

Full 1 hour slots at 10-11am, 11.15am-12.15pm, 1-2pm, 2.15-3.15pm or 3.30-4.30pm.

£5 per adult and children from 2 years old, £1 for children under 2 years old.

Heights of Abraham

Head for the sky this Easter to Heights of Abraham from 8th - 10th April  for some Easter weekend family fun, where you can follow the trails and spot some mischievous bunnies holding letters to make a magic word.  Figure out the word and then find the Easter bunny who will be hopping about the summit, whisper the magic word in his ear and receive a tasty treat!  They also have a fab adventure playground to enjoy as well as some music performances on stage. 

Fletcher Farm

He may have run a farm in the fictional village of Emmerdale for many years but Kelvin Fletcher is actually a novice in the farming industry in real life.  After wanting a drastic lifestyle change he moved with his family from the city to the countryside and now has his very own farm on the outskirts of the Peak District, and is opening it up to the public for a one-off Fletchers On The Farm Easter Wonderland  from 1st April to 16th April. 

You can enjoy a spring Easter trail with your family on the Fletcher Farm. Follow your map to find the animals, seeing the first lambs of the season, the cheeky pygmy goats and you can even cheer on at a game of pig football! Learn about nature as you navigate through the land and of course, collect the hidden eggs.  

Alice and the Easter Bunny await you in their magical wonderland with spectacular interactive entertainment to wow the children before they exchange their eggs for real chocolate. You'll be able to enjoy a hot drink or a delicious treat as you take in the stunning views of the Peak District. 

This is a pre-book event and all proceeds from the event will go to the Peak District Foundation.

Mayfield Animal Park

Just over in Sheffield there’s Mayfield Animal Park where they will be holding another Easter egg-stravaganza this year.  A chance to get to meet the many animals housed here, as well as handling sessions taking place throughout the day and hand-feeding.  

Daily Easter egg hunts will also be organised with a guaranteed prizes.        

Crich Tramway Museum

Crich Tramway Museum is holding a Memories of the 1940’s event, Sunday 9th April - Monday 10th April.  You can take a step back in time with events and live entertainment, including  a children’s boot camp/drill for those brave enough to face Sergeant Major Marmite!  Their ‘Winston Churchill’ will make rallying speeches at Town End and walk about meeting visitors.  You can also ride the old trams too and explore the village scenes, great for all the family.  

Vintage stalls, Spitfire, civilian and military displays and join in dances with Swing Cats at 12pm, 1pm and 3pm. ​​

Chatsworth Estate

There's also many events taking place at Chatsworth House.  As well as walking the magnificent grounds and touring the estate, there are several workshops taking place from April, including a Children's paper posies workshop, creating bright spring flowers using paper and card.  

Easter in the farmyard 1st April –16th April 2023 is a great day out for the kids with many activities, animal handling and feeding, tractor and trailer rides as well as Easter egg hunts.  Tickets are included in the price of admission to the farmyard and playground for visits from 6th - 10th April.  Tickets for the egg hunt are available on a first-come, first-served basis and given out when you arrive at the entrance to the farmyard and playground.  (Don't forget your wellies!)

Witch's garden: folklore and potions workshop, great workshop exploring the Kitchen and Cutting Garden, discovering which plants have been used through the ages for spells and magic.  Children will be able to pick some ingredients to create their very own potion, before casting a 'magic spell' by the wishing tree.  (Unfortunately this event has sold out already, but be sure to book for 2024!)

You could also book a Seasons in Stand Wood walking tour and join an expert from the Chatsworth landscape team on a 2 hour walking tour of Stand Wood, taking in the beautiful colours of the seasons.   

Thornbridge Hall

Thornbridge Hall have an Easter Weekend event this Easter from Friday 7th April  - Monday 10th April 2023  – further details can be found on the website Thornbridge Hall 

There's also the beautiful English Gardens to explore and quirky areas to see.  House tours and the Quackers Cafe for that all important hot cross bun! 

Mermaid's Pool

An Easter Mermaid event,  Sunday 9th Apil 2023 at 10.30am Bowden Bridge Car Park.  Discover the magical Mermaid’s Pool on the western flanks of Kinder Scout and hear about the Easter legend that gives it its name. 

Enjoy a 6 mile walk with amazing views of the Kinder Plateau; descends through some atmospheric woodland; and tells the story of the controversial construction of Kinder Reservoir. 

As well as the many ‘Egg-cellentEaster events happening across the Peak District this year, there are also many other outdoor activities you can do, including visiting the famous Blue John Caves in Castleton, climbing, walking, fishing, gliding, swimming and many more..... 

See our Explore The Peak District page for more inspiration for things to do in the Peak District. 


Published on February 27, 2023 in