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Celebrate the beginnings of warmer weather and lighter days as you spend the Easter holidays in North Wales.

Imagine Easter egg hunts in historic castles, theme parks, and zoo’s. As well as leisurely walks along the coast, vibrant blooms, new spring lambs, and breath-taking scenery. What could be better?

Continue reading to discover all you need to new about spending the Easter holidays in North Wales…

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When is Easter 2024

Nest of eggs with a striped background next to two white easter bunny ornaments.

This year Easter will take place on Sunday March 31st.

Schools in North Wales will break up for the Easter holidays on Friday 22nd March until Monday 8th April. Whilst schools in England will break up on Thursday 28th March until Monday 15th April.

How do you Say Happy Easter in Welsh?

If you would like to wish someone Happy Easter on the day in Welsh, you can say “Pasg Hapus”.

How is Easter Celebrated in North Wales

Chocolate rabbit, bunch of roses, and chocolate eggs.

Like many other countries, North Wales celebrates Easter with egg hunts, eating hot cross buns, parades, and attending church services.

Arts and crafts are also a staple part of the day, with egg painting and many schools hosting Easter bonnet making competitions.

Things to do During the Easter Holidays in North Wales 2024

1. The Great Easter EGGsperience | Abergele

Date: 23rd march – 1st April 2024

Don’t be late for a very important date at the award-winning Manorafon Farm this Easter! Tucked away near the famous Gwrych Castle, this lovely attraction is transforming into Wonderland!

The little ones can embark on an Easter Egg Hunt to find six coloured eggs. Once you’ve found the eggs, a chocolate treat awaits! We’ve heard the Easter Bunny will be handing out the treats himself!

Along the way, you can plant carrot seeds at The Potting Shed to take home with you. Or go down to the Easter Bunny’s Grotto where you can meet the Easter bunny!

After all that adventure, you can settle down to enjoy the delights of the Easter show, before meeting the sweet baby bunnies at Pet’s Corner.

2. Dragon Egg Hunt at Gwrych Castle | Abergele


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Date: 23rd March – 1st April 2024

Don your best costume and your explorer boots for the Dragon Egg Hunt at Gwrych Castle. If the castle looks familiar, you’d be right! It played host to the hit TV series I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here for two years!

Follow in the footsteps of celebrities, as you search for dragon eggs in the large nests in your quest to earn a tasty chocolate treat at the end! Along the way, you will also meet the castle’s charming medieval residents

Did we mention there are chocolate gold coins up for grabs for the best costume?

 3. The Great Penguin Eggs-Capade | Colwyn Bay

Date: Saturday 23rd March – Sunday 14th April

Prepare for a fantastic choice of Easter events at the much-loved Welsh Mountain Zoo. Home to over 100 species and with awe-inspiring views overlooking the coast and Carneddau Mountains, it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular.

Embark on a global egg-hunting adventure with the Penguins at the North Wales Zoo this Easter! From March 23rd to April 14th, families can explore various continents and enclosures, learning fascinating facts about the zoo’s diverse animals and habitats. As you search for the adventurous eggs, keep an eye out for Easter Treats awaiting little explorers who complete the trail and return their activity leaflet to the Zoovenirs Gift Shop.

For those eager to embrace Easter traditions, don’t miss the Easter Egg Colouring Workshops. Dive into the world of egg-laying species while decorating your own egg masterpiece. These workshops offer a fun and educational experience for participants of all ages, ensuring a memorable Easter celebration.

4. Medieval Eggstravaganza | Denbigh


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Date: 29th March – 1st April 2024

All aspiring knights and princesses will not want to miss out on Denbigh Castle’s Easter event fit for a royal! Little ones can explore the castle grounds in search of eggs, with the first 300 successful children receiving a chocolate prize.

Princes Retinue Medieval Living History will also be in attendance, where visitors can step back in time and try their hand at archery, a medieval camp, and combat shows to enjoy!

5. Easter Eggstravaganza | Beaumaris


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Date: 31st March – st April 2024

Perched on the stunning Isle of Anglesey is the magnificent masterpiece of Beaumaris Castle. During the Easter Holidays, you can travel back in time to watch knights preparing for battle, archery, or be entertained by the castle jester.

If you want to get involved, there are circus workshops where you can pick up some tricks of your own! There will also be two Easter egg hunts taking place over both days with prizes up for grabs!

6. Easter Egg Hunt | Conwy

Date: 1st April 2024

Perched in the bustling town of Conwy is the impressive Cadw Heritage site of Plas Mawr. It is well-known as being one of the most intact Elizabethan town houses in Britain.

This Easter, Plas Mawr needs your help as lots of eggs have gone missing! If you can find them all, there is an eggsellent prize in it for you!

7. Easter with the Ardudwy Knights | Harlech


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Date: 30th March – 1st April

Little budding historians will delight at spending the day with the Ardudwy Knights at the grand Harlech Castle.

Experience life as it was in the 13th century, as you watch combat displays and knight demonstrations of how they would use their weapons in battle.

There is also an Easter Egg Trail where you can earn yourself a sweet treat or two!

8. Easter Egg Hunt at Bodnant | Colwyn Bay

Date: 23rd March – 1st April 2024

If your Easter just wouldn’t be the same without a traditional Easter egg hunt, then where better than the world-famous Bodnant Garden.

Located on the outskirts of Colwyn Bay, this National Trust site boasts grand architecture, tea rooms, and Grade I listed gardens.

You and your little ones can explore the wonders of the gardens along the Easter trail, complete with pairs of bunny ears and a trail sheet.

You’ll find plenty to see and do throughout the trail, before claiming your scrumptious winnings at the end!

11. Bala Lake Railway | Bala

Date: 29th March – 1st April 2024

The railway’s resident White Rabbit has taken all the Easter eggs and hidden them around the railway and we need your help finding them!

Follow the line to solve puzzles and find the eggs, you may even meet the White Rabbit along the way! If you complete the challenge, you will receive a yummy surprise for your efforts!

If you fancy hopping aboard the train, you can travel for 9 miles around the vast Llyn Tegid within the incomparable Snowdonia National Park.

Places to Stay During the Easter Holidays in North Wales

The Old Lifeboat House

The Old Lifeboat House (1008898)

After enjoying a day of Easter-filled fun, you can return to your comfortable cottage in North Wales.

We have an excellent choice of accommodation in the popular destinations of Betws-y-Coed, Bangor, and Conwy Valley. So you’ll never be too far from the action.

If you’d prefer more of a coastal setting, you can book a staycation in Benllech, Abersoch, and Llandudno.

Feeling inspired to stay in North Wales for the Easter holidays? Check out our blog on the 14 must-visit towns in North Wales for places to add to your itinerary. Or if you’re looking for more events taking place, browse our guide on events in Snowdonia and North Wales.

Don’t delay, embark on your Easter adventure to North Wales with Menai Holidays today!

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