Things To Do Over Easter in North Wales

Looking for things to do over Easter in North Wales? Find out all you need to know here! From days out to eating and drinking, family-friendly fun and Easter adventures!

Name three things you love about Easter: chocolate, more chocolate, and of course, the time off work and school! Whether you’re visiting North Wales on holiday or are lucky enough to be a local, there are plenty of things to do over Easter in North Wales to keep everyone in the family entertained.

Take a look at our ‘best of list’ below and get planning your Easter break today!

1. Drive for a fiver

Where: Llangollen Railway Station

When: Saturday, 16th April  – Monday, 18th April; Saturday 23rd April; Sunday 24th April; and Saturday 30th April.

How: Find out more here

What: This once-in-a-lifetime experience involves driving a 66-year-old locomotive at one of North Wales’ busiest stations! Llangollen Railway, home to the Class 08 diesel, electric Shunter, is offering an Easter special experience where tourists can drive the train themselves for just £5.

2. Pond dipping

Where: Glascoed Nature Reserve, St Asaph

When: Wednesday, April 13th

How: Find out more here

What: Free event for families and children – with chocolate included – hosted by the wonderful Groundwork North Wales organisation. Teams will explore the hidden world beneath natural ponds in the area, and find out more about the weird and wonderful creatures that lurk there.

3. Delve into history

Where: Bodnant Garden

When: 15th-18th April, 9.30am-5pm

How: Find out more here

What: Family-friendly Easter egg hunt which includes a trail map, pencil, and chocolate egg, plus plenty of fun with a bespoke trail and nature-inspired activities.

4. Tree’s company

Where: Greenwood Forest Park

When: Easter holidays

How: Visit their website here

What: Try the thrilling Green Dragon Coaster and Solar Splash (the only solar-powered ride in the UK!) as well as our special programme of holiday fun which includes face painting, craft workshops and magic shows.

5. Trebuchet firings 

Where: Caernarfon Castle

When: Saturday, 16th April and Sunday, 17th April, 11am-3pm

How: Turn up on the day!

What: Hop, skip and jump into the coolest display this Easter at the epic Caernarfon Castle! Visitors can watch as the Red Dragon Archers and Red Dragon Garrison practice archery, display falconry, and test their trebuchets (Google it!)

6. Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Lyons Robin Hood, Lyons Oakfield, Lyons Winkups, Lyons Woodlands Hall, Lyons Eryl Hall

When: Specific times per park (click on link above)

How: Click on park links for more details

What:

Easter is here, spring is in prime 🌼
and we’re thrilled to announce it’s chocolate time! 🍫
We did plan on sharing our eggs with you all,🐣
But it seems as though someone has stolen our haul! 🤨
We’ve heard that little bunnies have scattered the treats 🐰
across all of our parks and are eating our sweets! 🍬
We now need your help after the bunnies’ little stunt…
so come and join us on an Easter Egg Hunt! 🥚…

7. Meander in the mines

Where: Great Orme Mines, Llandudno, Conwy

When: Easter holidays

How: Visit their website

What: Uncover the history of our prehistoric ancestors in this educational experience at the Great Orme Mines. Learn about mining activity, the Bronze Age Cavern and see for yourself how our ancestors made metal out of rocks!

8. Fly high with falconry 

Where: Denbigh Castle

When: Saturday, 16th April and Sunday, 17th April, 10am-4pm

How: Hop along to Denbigh Castle this weekend

What: Fill your day with birds of prey at this wonderful family-friendly event at Denbigh Castle. Expect a display from the Albion Historical Falconry and learn more about the role that these historic birds played in medieval Wales, and take part in the Easter trail and medieval combat displays by the Princes’ Retinue Living History group.

9. Get clued up

Where: DangerPoint, Talacre, Holywell

When: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

How: Find out more here

What: DangerPoint is open for the Danger Detective Quest during local school holidays, where you can seek out everyday perils and collect clues to complete the Quest. Pick up an activity booklet that will guide you through the centre, with lots of different activities in it to complete your mission.

10. Celebrate Easter in style

Where: Lyons Nant Hall

When: Easter Sunday, 12-6pm

How: Book online here

What: Join us at this fabulously family-friendly venue for a two or three-course meal to celebrate Easter Sunday in style. Except a wonderful menu, offering light bites and other heartwarming snacks, as well as a children’s menu, dessert options, and of course, our famous outdoor play area which is perfect for burning off that chocolatey-energy!