Kirklees’ Easter events roundup

Easter events in Kirklees – what’s happening near you?

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People across Kirklees can look forward to a choice of fun and interesting events this Easter.

From bunny trails and story walks to keep the young ones entertained during the school holidays, to musical concerts and a chance to peek inside the iconic Victoria Tower at Castle Hill – there’s something for all tastes.

Cliffe House in Shepley has a wide range of adventurous activities during the school holidays including archery and bushcraft. There is also a fun nature trail where the whole family can hunt for clues around the grounds with prizes at the end. And for anyone feeling peckish there will be food and drinks available to buy on site.

At Kirklees Markets’ Easter EGGstravaganza events there will be free face painting, a balloon artist, an Easter Bunny trail, and free chocolate eggs! The events are taking place at Dewsbury Market and Huddersfield Queensgate Market on Saturday 16 April, 11am till 3pm.

Various libraries across Kirklees will be hosting Happiness Story Walks inspired by Eva Eland’s beautiful picture book “Where Happiness Begins”. Additionally, Cleckheaton Library is launching a Wow! Said the Owl exhibition based on the much-loved children’s book by Tim Hopgood, and Honley Library will welcome Labrador puppy Betsy to their Guide Dog event.

For those who want to get outdoors and explore, Kirklees Museums will be offering a choice of Easter trails where children can hunt for clues and search for hidden objects. There are trails at Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Bagshaw Museum and Tolson Museum running From Saturday 9 April until Sunday 24 April.

Dewsbury Town Hall will be screening Peter Rabbit on Wednesday 20 April for the whole family to enjoy with a traditional interval for a chance to enjoy popcorn and ice cream.

The Easter period will also see a host of musical performances, from The University of Huddersfield Big Band with an eclectic mix of classic swing, evocative ballads, exciting Latin, and original funk, to Chamber Music from Huddersfield Music Society as well as Shrek the Musical at Lawrence Batley Theatre.

Finally, Huddersfield’s most iconic landmark will be open to visitors as Victoria Tower at Castle Hill once again opens its doors for public viewings between Saturday 9th April until Sunday 17th April, 12 noon till 4.30pm.

Colin Parr, Strategic Director for Climate and Environment, said: “I’m delighted that Kirklees Council can once again host a variety of inclusive events, many of them free or low cost, for our residents this Easter.

“There’s lots going on across the borough so I hope that people can get back out into the community, have fun, enjoy what’s on offer and have a happy and healthy Easter break.”

For more information about these, and other events taking place in Kirklees, visit Easter events | Kirklees Council.

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