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Whats On This Easter in Tameside 2024

bunny in a basket Easter Whats On Tameside
14 Mar 2024

Discover things to do and what’s on this Easter in Tameside over the school holidays. 

With two weeks to entertain the kids, it is not always an easy task. 

To give you a helping hand we have put together a guide to what is on in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Denton, Stalybridge and across Tameside.

From free and cheap days out, to Tameside Days Out ideas, there is something for all ages and tastes. 

We will be adding more events as we find them so keep checking back.

Mossley’s Big Easter Egg Hunt 

Mossley Easter Egg Hunt

Monday 18th to Monday 25th March 2024

This March you can enjoy a fun easter Egg hunt around Mossley Town Centre. 

Organised by Anthony Barton Funeral Services, there will be eggs hidden around Mossley. When you find one open it up for a note with a little surprise.

It is asked you only take one egg so that there is enough for other children. 

More information about the big Easter Egg Hunt here 

Easter at Cockfields Farm 

Dinosaurs Cockfields

Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April 2024

This Easter Cockfields Farm has three different events in store for the school holidays as follows:

  • Meet The Dinosaurs – Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2024 Dinosaurs will be taking over Cockfields Farm. There will be lots of fun dinosaur activities including the chance to meet the roaming dinosaurs and a dino egg hunt. 
  • Spring Fling – Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 11th April 2024 Meet the Cockfields Farm Spring babies from the lambs to kid goats and little chicks. There will also be some fun spring-themed activities.
  • Falcony Display Weekend – Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April 2024 Celebrate the last weekend of the Easter Holidays with a special Falcony Display event. There will be a selection of birds of prey and exquisite owls. There will be an opportunity to get up close to birds of prey and exquisite owls.  

Plus there will be all the usual fun of Cockfields Farm including animal activities and play areas. 

Read More >>> Easter At Cockfields Farm 

Easter Egg Trail, St George’s Community Centre, Dane Bank 

easter print Easter Egg Hun St Georges Community Centre

Friday 29th and Sunday 31st March 2024 

Join in the Dane Bank Easter Egg Hunt organised by St George’s Community Centre.

Collect an activity sheet, then make your way around Dane Bank looking for the hidden eggs. At each egg, there will be a letter to add to your sheet which spells out an Easter word. 

Take your sheet to the community centre between 11.30 and 13.30 during their Easter Family Day on Sunday 31st March 2024 to collect a chocolate prize.

You need to register for the trail first. 

Read More about St George’s Community Centre Easter Family Fun Day Here. 

DB Garden Nurseries Easter Egg Hunt, Hyde 

Easter Egg Hunt DB Garden Nursery Hyde

Friday 29th March 2024 

Join DB Garden Nursey in Hyde for their annual  Easter Egg Hunt, here at the nursery, in aid of Artsync Dance school 

Running 11.00 am to 1.00 pm have fun searching for eggs in the gardens.

If that is not enough Circustry will be at the event showing offer circus skills and letting you have a go in the children’s play area.

There will also be hot and cold drinks & a cake stall.

The hunt costs £4.00 and it is pay on the day.

More information here. 

Easter Friday Funday at The Joshua Bradley, Hyde 

Easter Fun Day Joshua Bradley

Friday 29th March 2024

The Joshua Bradley in Hyde is hosting an Easter Fun Day on Good Friday. 

There will be a scavenger hunt with an Easter Egg prize, garden games, bonnet making, Easter crafts and more

The event will run on Friday 29th March 2024 11.00 pm and 2.00 pm. 

Tickets cost £12.95 each plus booking fee.

Details and to book tickets to the Good Friday Funday at Joshua Bradley here.

Wonka Workshops Arcades Shopping Centre, Ashton – Free

Wonka activities at Ashton Arcades
Credit Ashton Arcades

Good Friday 29th March 2024 

Ashton Arcades Shopping Centre has some Wonka-themed fun in store this Good Friday. 

You will be able to take part in chocolate decorating workshops and meet magical characters. 

The sessions are free and will take place 11.00 am to 3.00 pm each day. 

More details about the Easter activities at Ashton Arcades Shopping Centre here. 

The Beau Geste Easter Party, Ashton Under Lyne

The Beau Geste Easter Party, Ashton Under Lyne

Saturday 30th March 2024 

The Beau Geste Easter Party Easter party will be back for 2024.

Running on Saturday 30th March from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm there will be lots of surprises and treats.

Plus you can expect a visit from the Eater Bunny with the chance to take pictures.

Tickets cost £5 per child with under 2 free. 

More information and how to book a ticket to The Beau Geste Easter Party Easter party here. 

The Gardside Kidd Community Centre Easter Egg Hunt, Ashton Under Lyne

Garside Kidd Community Easter

Easter Saturday 30th March 2024 

Join the Gardside Kidd Community Centre for a fun Easter Egg Hunt.

Taking place at the park at the top of Ridge Hill along with the Easter Egg Hunt, there will be decorated egg and Easter bonnet competitions, face painting, a bouncy castle and more. 

The event will run from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny, Together Centre, Dukinfield

Easter breakfast Together Centre Dukinfield

Saturday 30th March 2024

Join the Together Centre for breakfast with the Easter Bunny this Easter Weekend. 

There will be Easter Crafts, breakfast, an Easter Hunt. 

The event will run from 9.30 am to 11.30 am and tickets cost £7.95 for children and £4.95 for adults. 

More information about the Easter Breakfast at the Together Centre here.

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny, The Rising Moon Hyde 

Easter Breakfast Rising Moon

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March 2024 

The Rising Moon will be hosting their first-ever Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.

There will be a lovely breakfast, a meet and greet with the bunny and Easter Eggs. 

Tickets cost from £10 and £16.00 

More information about The Easter Bunny Breakfast at The RisingBreak

Crafty Saturday, The Vale, Mossley – Free 

Craft session the vale

Saturdays 30th, 6th and 13th April 2024

Head to The Vale in Mossley for a free family craft session.

They will provide all your need to make a great piece of art. 

The sessions are free and drop in. 

Discover times and information of the Crafty Saturday session at The Vale here.

Easter Sunday Funday, Stalybridge 

Stalybridge Easter Sunday Funday easter decorations

Sunday 31st March 2024

Reach Church is hosting a free Easter Sunday Funday.

There will be kids crafts, Easter Egg Hunt, storytime with the Easter Bunny, Magic Show and more. 

The event will take place on Easter Sunday from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

More details about the Easter Sunday Funday in Stalybridge here.

Free Easter Egg Hunt Waterloo Park, Ashton Under Lyne

Easter Egg Hunt Waterloo Road

Easter Monday 1st April 2024

Friends of Waterloo Park will be hosting a free Easter Egg Hunt in the park. 

Along with the hunt around Waterloo Park there will be games, crafts, the chance to meet the Easter Bunny. 

The event is designed for children under 11 years old, is free and will run from 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm

More information about the free Easter Egg Hunt in Waterloo Park here. 

Make, Do and Play – Portland Basin

Make Do and Play Portland Basin

Monday 1st to Thursday 11th April 2024

Head to Portland Basin for a fun artist-led activity this Easter Holidays. 

The sessions cost just £1.35 and are artist-led and drop-in. The sessions will take place on the following dates: 

  • Easter Monday 1st April : Spring Chicks – A delightful session crafting collage chicks.
  • Tuesday 2nd of April: Lego Printed Robots – design and customise your own mechanical marvels using recycled cardboard and Lego bricks to print.
  • Thursday 4th of April: Colourful Crafty Flowers – Create some colourful crafty flowers. Exploring patterns and textures, allow your creativity to blossom.
  • Tuesday 9th of April: Make your own Tambourine – Follow our simple steps to make a tambourine from paper plates and all things recyclable.
  • Thursday 11th of  April: Colourful Castanets – You’ll go clackers for these castanets. Design them, make them, then dance away.

The sessions will run 11.00 am to 3.00 pm each day. 

More information about the Portland Basin Easter Holiday Make, Do and Play here

Easter Holiday Activities at Waterloo Park Centre, Ashton 

craft activities school holidays

Tuesday 2nd to Wednesday 10th April 2024

Join Tea, Cakes and Tiara’s for the following activity sessions over the Easter Holidays: 

  • Paint A Point, Tuesday 2nd April 2024– 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm 
  • Arts and Crafts, Wednesday 3rd April 2024 – 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm 
  • Kids Cookery Class, Monday 8th April 2024 – 12.00 pm to 13.30 pm 
  • Paint A Point, Tuesday 9th April 2024 – 12.00 pm to 13.30 pm 
  • Diddy Disco With Poppy The Troll Wednesday 3rd April 2024 – 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm 

Sessions cost £8.50 per child with lunch served as part of the event. Discounts are available for siblings. Booking required

More information and to book places for the Easter Holiday Activities at Waterloo Park Centre here. 

Family Easter Fair at Together Center, Dukinfield

Easter Fair Together Centre Dukinfield

Wednesday 3rd April 2024

Head to the Together Centre for a fun family Easter Family.

There will be an Easter Treat Hunt, Easter crafts, games, an Easter Bonnet competition and lots more. 

Read more about the Family Easter Fair at Together Center here.

Dino Easter at Ladysmith Shopping Centre 

no Easter Activity ladysmith shopping centre

Wednesday 3rd April 2024 

Head to The Ladysmith Centre in Ashton for Dino-themed Easter Activities. 

Go on the hunt for the dino’s around the centre. Simply grab your trail sheet from the team and find the dinosaur eggs hidden in the shop windows. There’ll be a reward at the end!

Plus there will be a fun dino-themed workshop to take part in. 

The event will run from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm

More info about the Dino Easter Egg Hunt at Ladysmith Shopping Centre here 

Easter Activities at Lymefield Garden Centre, Hyde 

Easter Holidays Lymefield

Wednesday 3rd April 2024 

Join Lymefield Garden Centre for some fun Easter Craft Activities over the school holidays. 

The sessions will run on Wednesday 3rd and 10th April from 9.30 am. 

The activities are aimed at children aged 3 to 12 years and cost £6 per child and includes food along with craft.

More information and to book places see here.

Gizmobots Junkbot Workshop, Ashton Library 

Gizmobots Junkbot Workshop, Ashton Library 
Credit – Gizmobots

Wednesday 3rd April 2024 

Enjoy a fun workshop for children aged 7 where you can use waste electronic equipment to design and create one big junk-bot sculpture together!

You will be led through the process of designing the sculpture, taking apart old electrical items such as hoovers, selecting and assembling parts, and building and embellishing the final piece.

The session will run from 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm and it is recommended to take part in the full session,

Spaces are limited and no need to book in advance.

More information about the Gizmobots Junkbot Workshop at Ashton Library here. 

Down in the Woods Themed Free Activities, Tameside Libraries 

Woodland Theme Tameside Libraries

Thursday 4th to Friday 12th April 2024 

Join Tameside Libraries for a range of theme-free activity sessions taking place over the Easter school holiday.

The sessions are aimed at children aged four to 11 and their grown-ups.

You can expect crafts, games and a treasure hunt based on a woodland animal theme. 

The sessions will be taking place at :

  • Dukinfield Library,  Tuesday, 2nd April 2024, 11.00 am to 12.00 noon
  • Denton Library Thursday, 4th April, 2.30 pm  to 3.30 pm
  • Ashton Library, Friday 5th April, 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm
  • Hyde Library, Monday, 8th April, 10.00 to 11.00 am
  • Stalybridge Library, Wednesday, 10th April 2.00 pm  to 3.00 pm
  • Hattersley Library, Thursday, 11th April, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
  • Mossley Library, Friday, 12th April 10.30 am  to 11.30 am
  • Droylsden Library 12th April, 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm) 

The sessions are drop-in and no booking is required.

More information about the holiday sessions at Tameside Libraries here. 

Easter Disco, One Adventure, Droylsden 

easter Family disco one adventure

Saturday 6th April 2024 

Join One Adventure for a fun Easter Disco. 

There will be fun adventure activities, a disco, an entertainer, games and an Easter Egg Hunt. 

Tickets cost £5.00 per person and the event starts at 6.00 pm. 

More information and to book tickets to One Adventure Easter Disco here

Movies for Juniors at Cineworld Ashton Under Lyne 

cineworld movies for juniors

Head to the cinema this February Half term without breaking the bank at Cineworlds Movies for Juniors. 

The Movies for Juniors show recent kids films during the mornings and they only cost £2.50 each. 

See here for the list of films are showing and times. 

Fun Swimming Sessions at Tameside Pools –  £4.20 per person

Hyde Leisure Pool Party

Get the kids active and having fun at Active Tameside’s fun swimming sessions.

From Swim Slide and Waves sessions at Hyde Leisure to Inflatable Fun and more there are sessions running each day of the week. 

Check out the details and times of the fun swimming sessions in Tameside pools ove half term here. 

Tameside Park Family Activity Trails – Free 

Tameside Parks Family Activity Trails

For a lovely free activity, take part in the fun self-led activity trails at some of Tameside’s great parks. 

They are located right across the borough and a great way to get some fresh air and tire out the kids. 

See here details. 

Days Out In Tameside

a young girl with a helmet crawling in a tunnel at One Adventure in Tameside

If you looking for a fun day out with the kids there are lots of options around Tameside itself. 

We have put together a list of our favourite days out and things to do in Tameside.

From soft play, climbing walls, parks, trampolining farms and more fun for all the family. 

Check out the best days out in Tameside here. 

Cheap And Free Days Around Manchester and Tameside 

Cheap and free days out Manchester credit Science and Industry Museum Manchester

For days when there are no budget events on we have put together a list of the best cheap and free days out in and around Tameside and Manchester.

Check out these top free days out here. 

Easter Egg Hunts Around Manchester

Cockfields Easter baby animals

Enjoy a traditional Easter Egg Hunt or trail around Manchester. 

From Giant Easter Eggs in Salford to a fun Easter Egg trail in Bramhall, Easter Egg Hunts on the farm in Tameside to Happy Hoppy events in Bolton, you will find lots of Easter Egg Hunts and trails right across Manchester. 

Check our top pick of Easter Egg Hunts around Manchester here.

Things To In Manchester Over Easter 

Experiment Floor Science and Industry Museum

There is also lots of fun things going on over half term in and around Manchester.

From free science shows to large fun fairs and lots more.  

Discover lots of fun events going on in Manchester over the Easter Holidays here. 

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