Easter Fun for the Whole Family

With the school holidays well under way, we’re here to help.

No, sorry we’re not looking after the kids and the pets.

But we do have some ideas on how you can entertain everyone over the next fortnight:

Potteries Museum

Head up to the Potteries Museum and Gallery in Hanley to find a unique Easter trail and their Carboniferous Monsters Exhibit. There are live performances on Tuesday 26th March with “How to Train your Dinosaur.” Make sure to check opening hours before you travel as these are changing for the Easter holidays.

Middleport Pottery

Middleport offer free play with clay sessions daily in their upstairs studio. This is led by you, so make sure you remember your creative side! The studios also have daily Heritage Tours and are welcoming an Artisan Market on the 30th and 31st of March. Again, we would recommend checking opening times before travelling.


You can join in with Parkrun every Saturday for free. If you’re feeling particularly community minded, Parkrun are always looking for volunteer marshals.  (note: I will check all of the parks pages just before posting to add anything else going on).

Leisure Centres

Dimensions slide and lazy river are open throughout the holidays (check times here). Meanwhile, at Fenton Manor and New Horizons this Easter, children can sign up for 4-day Intensive Learn-to-swim classes.

City Centre

Hanley’s BID Team are putting on the annual Artisan Market on 30 March. Elsewhere in Hanley, you’ll find Easter Crafts at Smithfield here  and Easter Crafts, dancing and much more at The Potteries Centre (full details here).


At Longton Victorian Market, there’s a FREE family event on Saturday 30 March, so you can play as well as shopping.

Mitchel Arts Centre

The MIC is going ALL-OUT for the school holidays with a full calendar of events, including a family film daily, Royal Opera performances and workshops. Check out the full roster here.


In a huge juxtaposition, the Trentham Estate has dinosaurs and lambs this Easter. Confused? Don’t be. Take a look at all their activities here:

Churnet Valley Railway

Blythe Bridge’s Churnet Valley Railway has a wonder-filled train journey with a Mad Hatters’ Tea Party for the whole family this Easter. Book here.

Still in Staffordshire

If you’re up for travelling a little further, there are some fantastic days out to be had in Staffordshire, with Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, Peak Wildlife Park and so much more on our doorstop. We’d love to know what you’re up to this Easter and promise to share any ideas you have that we haven’t mentioned.

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