What to do with your Children during the Easter Holidays

Taking children out for the day can be expensive, especially during the Easter Holidays. That is why finding FREE locations such as Rivington Park, Bolton Museum, Bolton Market and Manchester Science and Industry Museum are great!

Explore some ‘Egg-cellent’ activities in Bolton and Manchester this Easter:

Free Events:

Bolton Market are getting into the Easter spirit and hosting their very own Egg hunt on Tuesday 11th April from 11am to 3pm. Bring the little ones and try and find as many chocolate eggs as you can.

For children aged between 3-8 years old, take advantage of Little Rascals Club at Market Place Bolton Shopping Centre. Children can take part in a range of activities to get their creativity flowing. All activities run between 11am to 4pm. You don’t need to book, simply go along and join the fun!

Rivington Pike, Bolton

Join in the Egg-citing tradition of egg rolling at Rivington pike on Good Friday. This has become a family tradition for many families in Bolton to congregate on the slopes for egg rolling and other fun activities. Explore the beautiful views, indulge in a family picnic and see who can get their Egg to the bottom the quickest.

Not from Bolton? There are other areas in the North West which offer egg rolling activities.

Holcombe Hill, Ramsbottom

Avenham & Miller Park, Preston



Bolton Museum & Library

With activities almost every day during the Easter holidays at Bolton Libraries and Museums, there is bound to be something that your children would like to do. From getting creative decorating cards and t-shirts to going on Easter Eggs hunts at the halls, your children will not be bored this Easter. Looking for something a bit more relaxing?

Bolton Central Library are showing fantastic family films from the BFG to Trolls. Check out all the fantastic, free activities on offer here.


Manchester Science & Industry Museum

Take the children this Easter to explore the amazing insights and facts of the Science and Industry museum. Discover what gives machines that get up and go with interactive shows, engaging demonstrations and hands on workshops. Perfect for the little ones who like to explore.




ParkLives have returned with free outdoor sessions for families. This Easter’s offering includes family fishing, buggy bootcamp, dancing, skating and much more.

You do need to book online to guarantee your place in the activity. Each activity is led by a trained activity leader from the local area. Find your local park using the following link.


The Manchester Duck Race

Spinngfields are hosting a Manchester duck race. Watch the River Irwell turn yellow when hundreds of brightly covered ducks are released into the water at spinngfields. It is only £1 to buy a duck and release and all proceeds are being donated to the Charity Brainwave. Spinngfields will host fairground rides during Good Friday so join in the family fun.


Working on a budget?

Smithills Open Farm at Easter is always a magical time of year, with lots of new chicks and baby bunnies ready to greet visitors. Children can see the animals whilst joining in an egg hunt or two! The Easter Egg hunts are taking place all week at various times. Find out more by clicking here.

Introducing Splash Mermaid Academy – got an Aerial wannabe in the family? Manchester’s first mermaid academy has opened in Ashton-under-Lynne. If your little one has dreamed of being a mermaid, make their dream a reality this Easter.


Jump into Easter at Jump Xtreme. The chance for children to hop around for an hour on a trampoline park. A fun and exciting time for children and even adults. Prices run from £7 onwards.


Wacky World

A giant inflatable obstacle course will be taking over Manchester’s Old Granada Studio this Easter. From inflatable slides, bouncy castles to total wipe out machines, the perfect run around for any child. Each session lasts 90 minutes giving children a free run on all activities.

Tickets cost £20 for adults and £10 for children, which includes one supervising adult.


Don’t just sit around this Easter, join in the exciting fun activities!