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Easter fun activities taking place across Leeds

Egg Lab at Leeds Museum, Steve Hutcheon,  Science Learning and  Access Officer Leeds Museums and galleries shows an experiment with an egg to Jack  Jeffreys, aged six of Crossgales. Picture by Steve Riding.

Egg Lab at Leeds Museum, Steve Hutcheon, Science Learning and Access Officer Leeds Museums and galleries shows an experiment with an egg to Jack Jeffreys, aged six of Crossgales. Picture by Steve Riding.

EGG RELATED experimental fun was held at Leeds City Museum yesterday and was among a whole host of fun activities happening across the city.

Youngsters found out more about eggs and how amazing they are at the museum’s Egg Lab event, also taking place today.

Steve Hutcheon, science learning and access officer for Leeds Museums, showed an egg experiment to Jack Jeffreys, six, from Cross Gates, who enjoyed the Easter activity fun yesterday.

Elsewhere events include falconry displays at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, taking place today at 1pm and 3pm. On Friday at 12 noon and 3pm a horse stunt riding show is planned.

Jousting takes place at the Armouries over Easter weekend from April 19-21.

The Thackray Medical Museum holds an Easter tea party on Friday at 12 noon with Easter craft activities. There is a charge and places must be booked with the museum.

There is an Easter egg hunt at Bramley Baths on Friday from 10am. And on Easter Monday April 21, the baths hosts it’s own Wacky Races event which will include egg and spoon races in the pool for those brave enough to take the challenge.

Over at SnoZone, at Castleford’s Xscape venue, there will be Easter fun on the slopes, with activities including face painting, Easter themed arts and crafts and cupcake decoration plus an animal petting zoo, including bunnies and chicks on April 17. There will also be free soft play to keep under 5’s entertained. There will also be some funky designed giant eggs out on the slopes, created by local artists.

The Aireborough Rotary Club is organising a Grand Easter Hunt at Rodley Nature Reserve on Easter Sunday April 20, from 11am-3pm. The Rotarians have bought 180 Easter eggs which will be hidden before the event. Every child completing the egg hunt circuit will receive a gift.

There will be other opportunities to come away with prizes from the Hook-a-Duck and tombola. Refreshments will be available in the visitor centre.

All donations received on the day will go to Martin House Hospice and Children’s Air Ambulance.

From April 10, family boat rides are offered at Thwaite Mills Museum and watermill, in Stourton, Leeds 10, hosted by Canal Connections. Youngsters are invited to take a trip down the canal, help find the eggs hidden around the island. There is a charge of £5 per child but accompanying adults are free.

A gardening workshop for adults is taking place at Cross Gates library, on Friday at 10am. You can find out how to plant up a tub and take cuttings.

 

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