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Easter at Beamish

I’ve planned to spend the Easter bank holiday weekend in my hometown of Rochdale to have some much needed quality time with my friends and family but if I was staying in Geordieland I would definitely by spending it at Beamish! You can read about the fun I had on my last visit HERE.

family day out north east england beamish museums

I spotted some jaw dropping vehicles on my last visit!

After hearing about the Easter activities planned at Beamish I thought I would share in case you’re looking for some last minute ideas for a family day out… it sounds like so much fun!

Visitors can join in the Easter egg trail to try and find the eggs the cheeky Easter Bunny has hidden around the museum, with a chance to claim a certificate from the print shop in The Town (my favourite part of Beamish!)

See (and taste!) traditional Easter baking and call in at Herron’s Bakery in The Town to buy some delicious hot cross buns or a piece of simnel cake.

hot cross buns beamish

Yummy!

beamish bakery

Easter = treats! Yay!

One of the great things about visiting Beamish during a time of national celebration is that you can learn how events were celebrated by our ancestors during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.

On Easter Sunday and Monday, Georgian folk will be decorating eggs to jarp at Pockerley Old Hall, visitors can help them with Easter preparations, as well as making a paper flower to take home.

Easter Egg Decorating at Beamish Museum

The 1940s Farm will be making carrot lollies (I’m assured they taste nicer than they sound!) and getting all crafty with Easter cards and rabbit finger puppet making from 15th to 17th April.

There’ll be a chance to make an Easter card in The Pit Village school on Saturday and bonnet making on Easter Sunday and Monday.

On Easter Sunday visitors can head to the dentist’s waiting room in The Town to decorate an egg, and on Easter Monday there’ll be egg rolling in The Town park at 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Whose will go the furthest?

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There’s plenty to see and do so plan your visit at www.beamish.org.uk and have a very happy Easter!

Thanks to Beamish for some of the images used in this post

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Rachel Kershaw

I'm a proud ambassador for all that's great about Geordieland and love sharing the best of what NewcastleGateshead has to offer. I may not be a Geordie born and bred but I've lived here for a over a decade and am proud to call this fabulous region my home!

2 Comments

  1. Oh that sounds great. We might pop down now, I hadn’t even thought of it before. Thanks.

  2. I have’t been over to Beamish in years. It’s a place I really should get back to see again soon.

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