Easter Holiday Activities in the Ribble Valley

Days Out in Lancashire

It’s the Easter Holidays which is a great time to get out and about with the children. This Easter, there are loads of activities and events happening in and around the Ribble Valley. Here’s my pick of the best Easter Holiday Activities in the Ribble Valley.

Brockholes Nature Reserve

Easter Holiday Activities in the Ribble Valley

This is one of my favourite places around the Ribble Valley. We invested in an annual parking pass last year, and have definitely made it worth the money. Every holiday, Brockholes puts on special activities for children, and this Easter is no exception. They have a Wild Families Gruffalo Adventure on Friday 7th April, and a Survival themed day on Tuesday 11th – you will need to book for these, and they do get booked up quickly as they are so good.

For older children, there are mad science workshops and Jupiter Watch. 

There are several events over Easter weekend too, including breakfast with the Easter bunny. 

Find out more information and book tickets here: Brockholes Easter Holidays.

The Grand, Clitheroe

On Friday, 7th April, The Grand are screening Rogue One, the latest Star Wars film. You can come in our own Star Wars costume! For more details, click here: The Grand.

Clitheroe Castle

Easter Holiday Activities in the Ribble Valley

Clitheroe Castle is becoming over-run with dragons throughout April. There are dragon crafts and activities throughout the Easter Holidays, and on 22nd and 23rd April, they have a celebration of St George and the Dragon where you can handle swords and shields and try to slay the dragon. 

King George’s Hall, Blackburn

King George’s Hall are showing a production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar on Tuesday 11th April. This is a puppet show featuring lots of different Eric Carle’s stories, including the classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Find out more here: King George’s Hall

Gisburn Forest

The Gruffalo Spotters Trail is open at Gisburn Forest. This is definitely on our to-do list after hearing about other families having a great time there. Find out more information here: Gisburn Forest.

Mrs Dowsons Farm (and other farms)

Spring is a busy time on the farm, and if you’d like to bottle feed a lamb or see baby animals, there are plenty to choose from. Mrs Dowson’s farm is perfect for those with smaller children as it’s not too big and there’s a lovely play area. Find out more about their Lambing Live here: Mrs Dowson’s Farm.

Waddow Hall

Waddow Hall are running an Easter Eggstravaganza and Egg Hunt on Monday 17th April. There aren’t any details on the website but you can find out more from their Facebook Page.

If there are any Easter Holiday Activities in the Ribble Valley that you’d like me to add to this post, or to promote across social media, please get in touch: Contact Me.

By Naomi


  1. Reply

    I used to live about an hour away from here! I saw Rob Brydon and Blur at the King George’s Hall. I never made it to Gisburn Forest, we might have to try and visit next time we are over.

  2. Reply

    Sounds wonderful – thanks for the round up. Thinking about a break in that area soon and will definitely keep all of this in mind!

  3. Reply

    Lovely ideas. The farm visit sounds right up our street! X

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: