Easter fun at Leicester’s libraries and museums

Posted on Friday April 8th, 2022

There’s a lot going on in Leicester over the Easter holidays, with plenty of activities in the city’s museums and libraries to keep everyone entertained.

The Newarke Houses Museum is starting to have fun with its Easter egg-stravaganza Monday (April 11). The bunny-themed activity day will include storytelling and crafts, as well as an Easter trail in the gardens. Admission is £3 per child and the entertainment runs from 11am to 3pm.

Tuesday, April 12, at the abbey’s pumping station, you can make rabbit ears and pine cones in a Easter Clay and Crafts daytime. The youngest can also follow the trail of the Easter bunny and learn more about the animals and their babies. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is £3 per child.

The following Tuesday (April 19), the pumping station welcomes its Easter Railway Day. Enjoy a ride on the narrow gauge railway for 50p (cash only) between 12pm and 4pm.

Belgrave Hall opens on Wednesday 13 April for the Belgrave Bunny Hop. Enter between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Bring a picnic, wear your bunny ears or an Easter bonnet and enjoy the crafts and coloring activities. Book your tickets online or pay cash – £3 – at the door.

On Thursday (April 14), the Guildhall in Leicester hosts a Magical Spring Fun Day. Young visitors can make their own unicorn hat, glitter wand or scratch off magic picture. Meet between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is £3 per child.

Also at the Guildhall, a special event will mark Earth Day 2022. Enjoy planet-friendly craft activities on Friday 22nd April and learn about our plastic-free past. Meet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to Our Fantastic Planet is £3 per child.

There’s also a lot going on in Leicester’s libraries at Easter.

Beaumont Leys Library is hosting an Easter Scavenger Hunt starting tomorrow (Saturday April 9) through Saturday April 23, with a special Easter Craft event on Wednesday April 20. The walk-in event runs from 2-3:30 p.m.

Also at the Beaumont Leys library on Thursday April 21 is Moo went cow. Children aged 2 to 4 can participate in the free walk-in event from 1 to 3 p.m.

Older children – aged 7 to 11 – can also learn about dogs during a free workshop at Beaumont Leys Library on Wednesday 13 April.

Run by Dogs’ Trust, the workshop will help children understand how to behave around dogs. The session takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and places must be reserved in advance. Call the library on 0116 299 5460 to reserve your place.

‘More About Dogs’ will also be shown at Eyres Monsell Community Center (0116 278 7294) on Wednesday 13 April from 10.30am-12pm and at the Central Library (0116 299 5401) on Tuesday 19 April from 11am-12.30pm. . Call the sites to reserve your free space. Please note that no dogs will be at the sessions.

Highfields Library is hosting a children’s craft event on Wednesday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., while Moo went cow – aimed at ages 2-4 – will take place at the Knighton Library on Tuesday, April 19 from 1-3 p.m.

Also on Tuesday April 19, people aged 8 and over have the opportunity to create their own mini-book at the Westcotes Library. The free family workshop runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., but advance booking is essential as places are limited. Call the library on 0116 299 5510.

Libraries in Leicester will also mark St. George’s Day. As part of a fun event on Saturday April 23, the Book Bus will be in Orton Square from 12pm to 5pm, with a fantastic range of children’s books and storytelling sessions.

For more information on entertainment in Leicester at Easter, go to visitleicester.info

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