Have an egg-stra special Easter holiday

Luke Mackay with sisters, Caitlin and Olivia Sherwood rolling their eggs down Penshaw hill.
Luke Mackay with sisters, Caitlin and Olivia Sherwood rolling their eggs down Penshaw hill.
0
Have your say

STUCK for something to do over the Easter holidays?

Can’t think of ways to entertain the children?

Brothers, Nathan and Thomas Robinson take part in the Easter Bunny Treasure Hunt at Fulwell Windmill.

Brothers, Nathan and Thomas Robinson take part in the Easter Bunny Treasure Hunt at Fulwell Windmill.

Well fear not, as the Echo has compiled a list of some of the best events and family activities on offer in Sunderland and County Durham.

The traditional Penshaw Bowl is a must for holiday calendars.

Decorate your eggs and roll them down the hill at Penshaw Monument, for the chance to win some great prizes.

It is hosted by the Major of Sunderland, and this year is due to take place on Thursday, 2pm.

sunderland greyhound stadium hosts its first ever good friday meeting this year

sunderland greyhound stadium hosts its first ever good friday meeting this year

At Ashbrooke Sports Club, former Premier League footballer Dean Gordon is holding coaching sessions from Monday, to Thursday, April 28, at £14 per day or £45 for four days. Call 0759 0571591.

Fulwell Windmill is hosting Easter crafts next Wednesday and April 27, between 1pm and 3pm. Children can enjoy a fun-packed day of activities and decorating, with no pre-booking needed.

Climb aboard the Jolly Dalton for some swashbuckling fun at Pirates in the Park, tomorrow at Dalton Park between 11am and 3pm.

There will be face painting and treasure hunting with plenty of prizes to be won.

On Monday, it hosts Fun on the Mall, with giant bunny stiltwalkers, face painting and egg decorating for kids to enjoy.

A Bird Bonanza is promised on Wednesday at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, between 11am and 3pm.

Find out amazing facts from the experts about birds and join in with loads of exciting activities, including making a feeder to take away.

Get on your feet and join in the fun at an Easter Ceilidh on Thursday, from 7.30pm, at Washington Arts Centre.

Tickets cost £6. Providing music will be the fun-loving Monster Ceilidh Band.

Sunderland Greyhound Stadium is holding its first Good Friday meeting this year, between noon and 4pm.

Families can visit Durham University Botanic Gardens for an Easter Chick Hunt on Sunday, April 24, organised by our Friends of the Garden.

Also on Easter Sunday, a Duck Hunt takes place at Washington Wetland Centre, between 11am to 3pm. Call 416 5454 for details.

On the same day, the Stadium of Light is offering a three-course Sunday lunch with an Easter egg for all the children.

Pre-booking is essential. The cost is £18.95 per person.

Washington Old Hall has a variety of Easter-themed crafts and activities between April 23 and 25.

From, April 25, youngsters are invited to build bird boxes at craft sessions and planting activities at Chester-le-Street Youth Club, which has a soft play area for the babies.

For more information, contact Bullion Lane Children’s Centre on 387 5907.

Durham’s Clayport Library has story time on April 28, from 2pm to 3pm.

Visitors can enjoy an afternoon of stories and craft sessions with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Between April 30 and May 1, an Easter bunny hunt will be held in the library during normal opening hours – a fun way to end the holidays.