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Eggsplore this Easter with the 5/5A

10 April 17

Looking for things to do with the kids this Easter? Hop on board the Sapphire 5/5A bus and 'eggsplore' a range of  'eggciting' Easter activities with the discounted family ticket!

All you need to do to claim this offer is visit the Middlesbrough Bus Station Travel Centre on the 11th of April, take a picture with the Arriva Easter bunny, follow Arriva North East on Facebook or Twitter and collect your free Easter egg! 

The £10 family ticket is valid from the 11th of April to the 2nd of May and can take you from Easington to Middlesbrough via Skelton and Guisborough and vice versa. These state-of-the-art buses offer a great package of benefits for all passengers, including luxury eleather seats with head rests, free on-board Wi-Fi, audio visual stop announcements and plug sockets*.


10 eggciting Easter activities to eggsplore with the 5/5A 


Easter Animal Petting and Crafts Fun Day - FREE 

  • Dundas Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough 
  • Saturday 8th April 
  • 10am - 4pm
  • 8 minute walk from Middlesbrough Bus Station


Hop down to Dundas Market this Easter and enjoy a fun day with furry friends!

Easter Animal Farm – An assortment of Easter animals will be at Dundas on the day.  From baby chicks and ducks to white faced prairie dogs and tortoises.  There will also be an opportunity for children to hold and stroke some of the animals.

Easter crafts – Celebrate Easter with an 'eggstra-special' craft day.  Join in the activities with a day of making Easter baskets with chicks, chocolate eggs and scratch magnets.



Easter Activities at Waterstone’s

  • Waterstone's, Newport Crescent
  • Saturday 8th -  22nd Apr
  • 11am-3pm
  • 2 minute walk from Middlesbrough Bus Station Stand


Storytimes, lots of creative craft activities like making Easter cards and decorating Easter eggs as well as visits from everyone's favourite Easter bunny - Peter Rabbit!



Thomas & Friends Inflatable Play Station - FREE

  • Toys R Us, Teesside Retail Park
  • Saturday 8th April
  • 10am - 6pm
  • 8 minutes on S2 from Middlesbrough Bus Station


Little engine drivers travel with friends through Sodor, and join in on an exciting adventure with the Thomas & Friends inflatable Play Station! Thomas fans will be able to set friendship in motion at this fun and free Thomas & Friends experience. Little ones can work together to complete nine different activities, as they make their way through the Play Station to the finish line where they will receive a free gift to celebrate friendship with Thomas!



Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

  • Ormesby Hall
  • Sunday 9th -  Wednesday 12th April
  • Sunday 16th - Wednesday 19th April 
  • Sunday  23rd April 
  • 11am - 4pm
  • 10 minute walk from Ormesby Pied Piper




Easter Themed Xplorer- Only £1

  • Albert Park, Middlesbrough
  • Friday 14th April
  • 10am - 3pm 
  • 8 minute bus ride from Middlesbrough Bus Station on Service 63  


Try an easy peasy Easter themed Xplorer Trail, collect a map from the Visitors Centre



Egg blowing and decoration 

  • Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough
  • Wednesday 12th April
  • 1pm - 3pm
  • 7 minute walk from Teesside University


It may be yukky and messy but blowing eggs is great fun! Once you blow your egg you can then decorate it to last forever.




Hop to it! Easter Family Fun - FREE

  • St Aidan's Centre, Clifton Street
  • Saturday 15th April
  • 10am - 12pm
  • 4 minute walk from Teesside University Middlesbrough


Crafts, games and real chicks and bunnies to pet, as well as plenty of refreshments, cakes and chocolate eggs.




Robin Hood 

  • Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue
  • Sunday 16th April
  • 3pm & 7pm
  • 10 minute bus ride from Middlesbrough Bus Station on Service 29A


Anton Benson Productions are proud to bring the fun and frolics of panto to Sherwood Forest as Robin Hood and his Merry Men battle to outwit the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham. Will Robin seize the day and win the hand of his fair Maid Marion?

All will be revealed in a another laugh-a-minute, all-singing, all-dancing rollercoaster ride through panto land.





Jack and the Beanstalk - only £1.50

  • Albert Park, Middlesbrough
  • Thursday 20th April
  • 10am - 10:45am and 11am - 11:45am
  • 8 minute bus ride from Middlesbrough Bus Station on Service 63  


Join park rangers for Jack and the Beanstalk followed by an arts and crafts sessions linked to the story.





Famous Five themed tea parties with ‘The Great Chocoplot’ author Chris Callaghan

  • Central Library, Middlesbrough 
  • Friday 21st April
  • 2pm - 3:30pm 
  • 2 minute walk from Middlesbrough Albert Road - Centre Square


Chris will host a fun session about his adventure story and then you'll enjoy some of the picnic foods as featured in the Famous Five books. 



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