Easter Fun at Beamish

Fri 19th - Mon 22nd Apr

Spring into action at Beamish this Easter and enjoy a cracking day out with lots of egg-citing activities to get involved with.

From Easter crafts and egg rolling to carrot lolly making and egg jarping, there’ll be plenty to see and do during the Easter Fun at Beamish event, which runs from Friday, 19th to Monday, 22nd April.

Visitors can join in with a fun children’s Easter trail – can you help the Beamish Bunny find all the eggs he has hidden around the museum? There are even certificates up for grabs! Trail runs throughout school holidays (Saturday, 6th to Monday, 22nd April).

Hop along to the museum to find out how Easter was celebrated in the 1820s, early 1900s and 1940s, with activities including:

On all four days

  • See (and taste!) traditional Easter baking and call in at Herron’s Bakery in The 1900s Town to buy some delicious hot cross buns and other Easter-themed treats.

Good Friday

  • Visit 1820s Pockerley Old Hall where they’ll be making pickled salmon “the Newcastle way”, herrings cooked in beer and simnel cake with bitter tansy icing.
  • In Joe the Quilter’s cottage there’ll be fried trout, freshly-caught by Joe from the nearby stream.
  • See fish pie and hot cross buns being made in No. 3 Francis Street in The 1900s Pit Village.
  • In No. 2 Ravensworth Terrace in The 1900s Town, they’ll be making salmon fishcakes.
  • Visitors can grab a fish dinner in the Tea Rooms.

Friday, 19th to Sunday, 21st 

  • There’ll be a chance to make an Easter wreath in The Pit Village school.

Saturday, 20th to Monday, 22nd 

  • taste delicious carrot lollies at The 1940s Farm (a real treat!) and get all crafty with Easter cards and finger puppet making.
  • Hop along to Pockerley Old Hall, where Georgian folk will be egg jarping (like the game conkers, but with hard-boiled eggs).
  • See simnel cake being made in No. 2 Ravensworth Terrace in The 1900s Town.

Easter Sunday and Monday

  • Visitors can head to the dentist’s waiting room in The 1900s Town to decorate an egg, plus there’ll be egg rolling in The Town park at 11am, 1pm, 3pm. Whose will go the furthest?
  • Follow your nose to Pockerley Old Hall where there’ll be a leg of lamb roasting in front of the fire, and see the parlour set up for tea.
  • Lamb is also on the menu for the family at The 1940s Farm.

As with all daytime events, you can use your Unlimited Pass or Friends of Beamish membership to enjoy this special event.

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Beamish reserves the right to alter or change this programme at any point.