Easter fun in the North West

The Easter holidays are almost upon us (though some of your lucky children have already finished!) so I’ve put together a little round up of what we have planned to maybe give you a little Easter inspiration!

It’s not all about the eggs – this Easter there is SO much fun to be had around the North West. I couldn’t possibly list everything in a blog post though so this is what Easter fun we’ve got in store…

2nd – 6th April: Cirque Surreal

We’ll be going along to see the fabulous Cirque Surreal at The Lowry Theatre as soon as we finish school on Thursday – why not get stuck straight into the fun of the holidays?!

In the words of The Lowry Theatre, Cirque Surreal is ‘A dynamic fusion of circus, dance, drama and comedy will highlight the outstanding talents of world class artistes, in this spectacular show for all the family this Easter at The Lowry.’

Want to take a sneak peek? Your wish is my command!

Tickets start from £13.00 and there are afternoon and evening performances available.

2nd – 12th April: Beauty and the Beast

Another show we’ll be going to during the Easter holidays is LHK Productions Easter panto, Beauty and The Beast at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool. You really can’t beat a good pantomime and although they’re traditionally associated with Christmas, I see no reason to have to wait twelve months between shows full of laugh-out-loud, slapstick comedy suitable for every member of the family! It’s a brilliant way to spend an afternoon or evening with the family. (Oh no it isn’t!) Oh yes it is!

Beauty Beast

Tickets for Beauty and the Beast start from £54 for a family of four – or if you’re quick, all tickets for opening night are just £12.50!

7th – 17th April: The Craft Mine

Once we’re all theatred out, we’ll be sticking with Liverpool and going along to The Craft Mine at St George’s Hall Heritage Centre to get crafty! Their ‘incredible maze of workshops and games’ is sure to entertain children whatever their interests. There’s a Frozen cave (princesses – not the chilly kind), a ‘game-off’ on the X-box for older kids, an optical illusions cave, a dance off, an exploding volcano (awesome!) and a fair bit more to see too!

craft mine

Tickets are just £10.00 per child and that includes a free adult too!

There will be refreshments and children will receive a free Craft Mine rucksack to fill with all their wonderful creations from their visit to the mine. It’s set to be a really brilliant event, whatever the weather!

10th – 12th April: The Great British Food Festival


I posted about local festivals recently, and this is one we’ll certainly be attending. I noticed a great deal on tickets to The Great British Food Festival via the Visit Lancashire website today actually – 20% off the already very reasonably priced tickets if you use the code ML20 on the GBFF website.

We’re particularly looking forward to going on the foraging walk which you can book at an extra cost of £3.50 per person. For the children, you can also book them onto a special kids cookery class for three pounds. It’s never too early for children to learn basic kitchen skills so this is a great opportunity for children aged between 3 and 12 years old.

7th – 12th April: Room on the Broom


This will be our second visit to The Lowry in as many weeks, but this time it’ll just be me and my mini sidekick, Rowan. We’re really looking forward to this sold out show – the fact that it’s fully booked almost a month before it starts tells me that many other people are looking forward to it, too!

I have a competition running on the blog at the moment to win two tickets to the Saturday morning showing of Room on the Broom, so you might just be lucky if you enter! Hurry though – it ends on 4th April!

Open Every Day: Crocky Trail, Chester

Lastly, but by no means least – I’m hoping with all hope that the weather will be kind enough to us so that we can visit The Crocky Trail near Chester. We tried to go a few weeks ago but it was just toooooo cold!


The Crocky Trail is good, wholesome, outdoor fun for everyone. Nobody describes it better than the Crocky team themselves, when they say:

Get the whole family outdoors and enjoy a mile long adventure of pure adrenaline drenched fun as you run along the famous Crocky Trail scrambling through trees, climbing over crooked bridges and swinging over the fast flowing Crocky stream.

It sounds just like our kind of adventurous day out so keep your fingers crossed that it isn’t too wet!

It’s set to be a fairly busy couple of weeks for us, and it’s the Manchester Derby during the holidays too which means a day of football, high hopes (for all) and shattered dreams (hopefully for City!). I wouldn’t want these two little reds to be disappointed so I really hope we’re in for a successful day on the pitch!



    • It really would! My mum is a blue and we’ve watched the derby together once or twice. Ted usually gets told off by my mum for shouting at the telly!

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