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Whats On This Easter in Tameside

20 Apr 2023

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.

If your looking for a day out check out our list of the best places to go in Tameside here.

Check out some a huge list of what’s on across Manchester at Easter here. 

Movies for Juniors at Cineworld Ashton Under Lyne – £2.50 per person

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 Eggstravaganza At Cockfields Park Farm 

Easter at Cockfields Farm eggs

3rd to 9th April 2023 

Cockfields Easter Event is back and is bigger than ever. 

There will be a big Easter Egg Hunt, an Easter Show, a chance to meet the baby animals and Easter planting.

Plus there will be lots of animal activities such as grooming donkeys, stroke the lizards, snakes and tortoises and more.

All the usual activities will be on offer including tractor rides, an indoor role-play centre, a free carousel and many more.

All the details of the Cockfields Farm Easter event here. 

The Pigeon and the Watch Show at Portland Basin – Free 

The Pigeon And The Watch Show At Portland Basin

1st April 2023

Join Peoplescape Theatre at this promenade theatre performance at Portland Basin.

Go back to 1923 and Auntie Stella and Bertie are having some tricky pigeon trouble following as the drama unfolds.

As you watch the show you will move along with the action along the museum’s old street. 

The show is suitable for all ages and the performances last for around 45 minutes. 

The shows will take place on Saturday 1st April 2023 at 10.30 am and 12.30 pm

No need to book, but please note that viewing space may be limited.

For more information about the The Pigeon and the Watch Show at Portland Basin see here.

Crafty Saturday, The Vale, Mossley – Free 

Craft session the vale

Saturdays 1st, 8th and 15th April 2023

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 Tea Party, Lymefield Garden Centre, Hyde 

Easter Tea Party Lymefield Garden Centre

The Dancing Elephant Show, Astley Cheetham Gallery – £3.50 per child and adult

The Dancing Elephant Show Astley Cheetham poster

4th April 2023 

Join Mahi who’s transported into a video game by magical Moon, Chand. Discover if he will be able to escape or be locked in the game forever. 

Tickets only cost £3.50 for an adult and a child. 

The tickets must be booked in advance and tickets are limited. 

More details and how to book tickets to The Dancing Elephant Show at Astley Cheetham Gallery here.

Make, Do and Play – Portland Basin – £1.25 per child

Make Do and Play Portland Basin

4th, 6th, 11th and 13th April 2023

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

The sessions cost just £1.25 and are drop-in. 

Times and more details of the Make, Do and Play sessions at Portland Basin see here. 

Spring Is In The Air Family Activity at Portland Basin – Free

childs hands inn soil at Easter Event Portland Basin

5th April 2023

Join Portland Basin Museum for an afternoon of Easter-inspired fun!

There will be ‘Julie’s Nursery’ where we can work together to help plant up our planters on the wharf, and also take a plant home for you to enjoy.

There will also be the opportunity to make wildflower seed bombs!

Plus you can get creative with eggs, stunning designs and natural plant dyes in a celebration of Spring.

The session is free and drop-in.

The event is running at Portland Basin on Wednesday 5th April 12.00 noon to 3.00 pm. 

More information about the family Easter activity at Portland Basin see here. 

Easter Fun At Arcades Shopping Centre, Ashton – Free

Easter Activities Ashton Arcade Shopping with unicorn and a rainbow

7th and 8th April 2023 

Ashton Arcades Shopping Centre has lots of fun planned this Easter. 

On Good Friday 7th April 2023, there will be chance to meet the Easter Bunny and maybe get a sweet treat. 

On Easter Saturday 8th April 2023, you can meet the magical mini real-life unicorns and take part in a craft workshop to make an Easter unicorn egg. 

The activities will be running 11.00 am to 3.00 pm each day. 

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

Easter Boat Trips, Portland Basin, Ashton Under Lyne 

Ashton Canal Portland Boat Trip Easter barge

Set days between 7th to 16th April 2023

This Easter enjoy a fun boat trip along the Ashton Canal with Tameside Canal Boat Trust 

This family and dog-friendly event will take 40 minutes and will cost £5 for children and £3.00 for adults.

No booking is required to turn up and pay on the day and they will accept cash or card. 

The boat trips will be running on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Monday 10th, Wednesday 12th, Saturday 15th and 16th of April 2023.

The trips will run at 12.00 pm, 1.00pm. 2.00pm and 3.00pm. 

More information about the Easter Boat Trips from Portland Basin in Ashton Under Lyne here. 

Easter Eggstravaganza, Ashton Cricket Club

8th April 2023

Organised by Finding Rainbows the whole family will be able to enjoy a tombola, a small egg hunt, games and nibbles.

There will be a visit from the Easter Bunny who will have a small treat for the children. Plus there will also be a photographer, with images available to purchase before the event. 

Tickets should be booked in advance £3.00 for children, £2.00 for adults and family tickets are available.

More details and to book Easter Eggstravaganza at Ashton Cricket Club see here.

Easter Sunday Funday, Stalybridge 

Stalybridge Easter Sunday Funday easter decorations

9th April 2023 

Reach Church is hosting a free Easter Sunday Funday.

There will be kids crafts, face painting, chocolate challenges, games BBQ and lots more. 

The event will take place on Sunday 9th April 2023 from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

More details about the Easter Sunday Funday in Stalybridge here.

Breathe Theatre Show, Astley Cheetham Art Gallery – £3.50 for a child and adult

Breath Easter Show Astley Cheetham Gallery

11th April 2023

Join three storytellers as they lead you through an enchanting experience like no other. 

Breathe is an interactive session that explores the inner workings of trees, all beautifully realised through a combination of puppetry, detailed sets, and live camera work

Find the epic in the tiny from the perspective of an acorn as you go on an extraordinary journey through a busy forest.

The storytelling is underscored through a truly unique blend of thumping Drum & Bass and live ethereal folk songs. 

The show is aimed at children over 5 years and over. 

The show will take place on 11th April 2023 at 12 noon and 2.30pm

Tickets cost £3.50 for a child and an adult. The ticket also includes Puppets making workshop after the show.

Full details about the Breath show and puppet workshop at Astley Cheetham Gallery here.

Armchair Adventures Music and Theatre Workshop, Stalybridge Civic Hall – Free 

Armchair Adventures Music and Theatre Workshop poster

11th April 2023

Enjoy a super fun music theatre workshop for all the family this Easter. 

This free event is an immersive, interactive experience based on the award-winning children’s podcast, Armchair Adventures created here in Tameside.

The ‘Get Moving’ workshop is based on Podcast latest episode – ‘The Biggest Obstacle Course On Earth Adventure’. 

During the episode, the adventurers use their imaginations to transform the obstacles and themselves into fun and wacky things, from giant frogs to super-heroes in a video game!

The session is aimed at children from 6 to 10 year olds. 

The sessions are free but booking required and places are limited. 

The Armchair Adventures Music and Theatre Workshop will take place on Tuesday 11th April at 

  • 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
  • 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm 

Tickets to the Armchair Adventures Music and Theatre Workshop are available here. 

Manchester Regiment 1914 to 1918 Event, Portland Basin – Free 

15th April 2023

Head to Portland Basin for a fun family event.

Discover the lives of soldiers in the trenches of the First World War, handle the kit and equipment they would have used and chat to members of the group in this fascinating and interactive event day.

The living history group ‘Manchester Regiment 1914-18’ will be on parade at Portland Basin Museum. 

The event will run from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm on Saturday 15th April and is drop in – no booking required.

For more details about the Manchester Regiment 1914 to 1918 Event at Portland Basin see 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 Half Term 

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 February Half Term here. 

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