The Easter Holidays are in full swing and while for many parents it’s a time to enjoy spending additional time with their children, it’s always a challenge to keep them entertained for the two weeks they are away from school.
With the cost living crisis continuing to bite hard many families face the additional challenge of finding fun activities to keep their children entertained without costing them a fortune.
Fortunately the Echo has been doing your research for you to find some of the best value activities on offer across the city this Easter.
Check out the following 12 fun filled family Easter activities which are either free of charge or no more than a fiver and so won’t break the bank.
1. Easter AR Trail
Event - Easter AR trail
Location - Sunderland city centre
Date - Saturday April 1 to Sunday April 16
Activity - Use your mobile phone to join the AR hunt for six giant decorated eggs hidden in businesses across the city. To find the location map, download the Sunderland Experience app or pick up a hard copy from The Bridges Customer Service Desk or Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.
Cost - Free Photo: Marisa Cashill
2. Egg rolling competition
Event - Egg rolling competition
Location - Herrington Country Park
Date - Thursday April 6
Activity - Decorate your own hard boiled egg and take part in the egg rolling competition at Herrington Country Park to the backdrop of Penshaw Monument. There will be two rolling time slots; one at midday and one at 2pm and slots can be booked via the My Sunderland website.
Cost - Free Photo: Will Walker / NNP
3. Easter Egg Hunt
Event - Easter Egg Hunt
Location - Souter Lighthouse
Date - Friday April 7 to Monday April 10.
Activity - Use the map provided to follow the Easter egg trail through the grounds of Souter Lighthouse and The Leas where there will be a range of Spring activities and tasks to complete before enjoying your prize of a chocolate egg at the end.
Cost - £3 per child Photo: Stu Norton
4. Active Sunderland Family Fun Day
Event - Active Sunderland Family Fun Day
Location - Herrington Park
Date - Thursday April 6, 11am to 4pm.
Activity - Children and parents can take part in a range of activities including games, led walks and cycling and running challenges.
Cost - Free Photo: Kevin Brady