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Eggcellent Easter Days Out

It's very nearly Easter, and with Easter comes the pleasure of longer, warmer days, not one but two bank holidays, children to be kept amused and the opportunity to overdose on chocolate. To help you to make the most of the holiday family time together, we've pulled together some ideas of events across the North East that you can get to on an Arriva bus.


X93 Sightseeing TourX93 Sightseeing Tour

Whitby and Scarborough

This spectacular tour runs every day between Whitby and Scarborough with commentary provided on the dramatic cliffs, castle headland, award winning beaches and historic harbour. Selected services only.

Adventure ValleyAdventure Valley 62


Catch the 62 service to Adventure Valley this Easter.   Don’t miss out on meeting the Easter Bunny and visiting the Spectacular Easter Garden. Plus, take part in the Egg-cellent Bunny Adventure, feed baby goats, see adorable little chicks, watch daily shows, and more!

X18 SightseeingTourX18 Sightseeing Tour

Amble, Alnwick and Berwick

This scenic tour runs every day between Amble, Alnwick and Berwick with commentary provided throughout this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Selected services only.

Morpeth Beer FestivalMorpeth Beer Festival


Launches Sunday 14th April 2019

The 7th Annual Beer Festival held at Morpeth Rugby Club, Mitford Road Friday 18:00 - 23:30 Saturday 14:00 - 23:30 Tickets £10 for both days including glass, two beer vouchers and programme.

Good Friday Race DayGood Friday Race Day

Newcastle Racecourse

Good Friday 19th April

A Greatest Showman themed event day with kids’ entertainment, a number of stage circus shows and meet & greets with the circus cast, funfair attractions (chargeable) will also be available throughout the event.

Cadbury's Easter Egg HuntCadbury's Easter Egg Hunt

Old Coastguard Station Visitor Centre, The Dock, Robin Hoods Bay

Good Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April

A series of clues leads you on a walk from the visitor centre, then work your way back to claim a deliciously chocolatey Cadbury prize.

Cornmill Shopping CentreEaster fun at the Cornmill

Cornmill Shopping Centre, Darlington, Middlesbrough

Good Friday 19th to Easter Monday 22nd April

The Cornmill Shopping Centre in Darlington will be putting on an egg-stravagant array of events for kids from Friday 19th April until Monday 22nd April.

Easter Bunny at Woodhorn MuseumEaster Bunny

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

Good Friday 19th to Easter Monday 22nd April

The Easter Bunny will be visiting Woodhorn Museum over the long Easter weekend. Find him on site to receive a small treat! The Easter Bunny is due to visit between 11am and 3pm every day from Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April. 

Mad Hatter's Tea PartyMad Hatters Tea Party & Easter Egg Hunt


Saturday 20th April

Free family event including a decorating egg competition as well as other arts and crafts.

North Tyneside 10k Road RaceNorth Tyneside 10k Road Race

Tynemouth and Whitley Bay

Easter Sunday 21st April

One of the most scenic running events in the UK, the route takes in a working Fish Quay, the River Tyne, Tynemouth Priory and Castle, and a long stretch of coastline before finishing at St. Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay.

Sirena the MermaidSirena the Mermaid at Blue Reef Aquarium


Easter Monday 22nd April

As well as some eggcellent fun Blue Reef have an amazing undersea visitor – Sirena the Mermaid… She will be swimming down to Tynemouth on the 13th, 14th and 22nd April to meet you and tell her tales of the sea. As if all of that fun wasn’t enough, you can save £2 per person off admission when traveling by bus, just show your ticket at reception.

Morpeth GatheringMorpeth Gathering


Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April 2019

The 52nd annual Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - a festival of traditional Northumbrian culture.

Botanist Bottomless BrunchBotanist Bottomless Brunch


Saturday 27th April

Select one dish from the botanical brunch menu below and sip bottomless drinks from the drink menu.

Middlesbrough Orange PipMiddlesbrough Orange Pip


Saturday 27th April

Orange Pip Market is an artisan food and beverage market based on Baker and Bedford Street and Albert Road in the heart of Middlesbrough.

Spring Festival at Hexham AbbeySpring Festival

Hexham Abbey

Sunday 28th April

An annual family-friendly outdoor event in the Abbey Grounds featuring music, food and craft stalls, organised by Hexham Community Partnership.