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With the prices of seemingly everything on the rise, cost-conscious families in Hull and the East Riding will be looking for cheap ways to entertain the children during the Easter holidays.
A number of organisations and venues in the area are offering fun things to do, for free, although in most cases, participation needs to be booked ahead. With a variety of activities on offer, including crafts and sports, there is something to suit a wide age range.
Hull Live has discovered a host of Easter and spring-themed events to help keep boredom at bay until youngsters return to the classroom, and these are all free to attend.
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1 Sensory sessions for tots
Where: Hull and East Riding Museum
When: Saturday, April 9
Join Tobin the sabre-toothed tiger and his friends to find out why his tooth is so sore and how to fix it! This 45-minute interactive Debutots class, from 10.15am to 11am, is a unique multisensory blend of storytelling, bubbles, movement to music, drama and play, for children aged one to four (later sessions the same day will be geared to older children).
Free event but pre-booking is essential – book for each child attending (adults do not need a ticket). Any donations on the day are welcome. © Hull Museums Debutots is running at Hull and East Riding Museum with a blend of storytelling, bubbles, movement to music, drama and play
2 Have a splashing time
Where: Ennerdale Leisure Centre, east Hull
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When: Wednesdays, April 13 and 20
Fun, Float and Splash sessions are new to Hull’s Ennerdale Leisure Centre this Easter. The fun family sessions with floats are for children aged between five and ten and held in the small pool - children under eight must be accompanied by an adult - from 4pm to 6pm.
The sessions are free for children and £1 for accompanying adults. Places are limited and booking online in advance is essential.
3 Outdoor yoga
Where: East coast locations
When: Dates from Monday, April 11
Outdoor yoga sessions run by Active Coast, East Riding Council’s popular programme for residents and visitors, will help families boost their health and wellbeing.
The free yoga classes in a range of locations include sessions suitable for families – there are 10am starts at Bridlington South Cliff Beach (in front of Park and Ride), April 11; Hornsea Beach (front of Morrow Avenue), April 12; Withernsea Beach (near the Pier), April 13; and Hessle Country Park (in the second grassy meadow where the ParkRun starts), April 22.
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All sessions are free and must be booked in advance via Eventbrite, through Active Coast on Facebook. Participants should bring mats/ towels and comfortable clothing. In the event of bad weather, the events may be subject to short notice cancellation or postponement.
4 Birdbox painting
Where: Animal Education Centre, East Park and Pickering Park Aviary
When: Tuesday, April 12 (Pickering Park) and Wednesday, April 20 (East Park)
Free bird box painting, storytime and craft sessions are being held from 11am to 1pm, with a free packed lunch available at the sessions for each child booked on.
Hull Libraries will be at the sessions from noon to 1pm, with craft activities and storytime for younger children.
Sessions must be pre-booked.
5 Community first-aid course
Where: Ennerdale Leisure Centre
When: Thursday, April 14
Learn first-aid skills at a free community first-aid awareness course for anyone aged over 12. The course will run from 10am to noon, call 01482 331136 or book online.
6 Easter storytimes with Peter Rabbit © East Riding Libraries Easter storytimes with Peter Rabbit are a feature for the Easter holidays at East Riding Libraries
Where: East Riding Libraries
Easy Easter baking recipes including bunny biscuits and Cadbury Mini Egg nests
Home baking with the kids is the perfect way to keep them occupied during the school holidays and celebrate the Easter season . Stacey Solomon certainly knows how to get into the Easter spirit. Her adorable pictures of two-year-old Rex dressed up in a bunny costume and sleeping on the grass were enough to melt even the coldest of hearts. © Instagram / Stacey Solomon Stacey posted an adorable snap of her son Rex in a bunny costume back in 2020 The singer and Loose Women presenter also demonstrated her creative side with a recipe for Easter bunny toast she prepared for partner Joe Swash.
When: From April 5 to 22
A very special little rabbit is visiting East Riding Libraries this Easter – Peter Rabbit and his friends would love you to join them in Easter Storytimes sessions for a good book, themed activities and an egg-cellent picture hunt.
The sessions are suitable for 0-4 years and 4-11 years and are free.
7 Young carers’ Easter special
Where: Andrew Marvell Youth Centre
When: Thursday, April 14
Fun and games for young people aged 10 to 16 with caring responsibilities – join in an Easter egg hunt and bake cornflake nests with mini eggs, from 5pm to 5.30pm.
Andrew Marvell Youth Centre is running a full programme of Easter events for young people aged 10 to 19 (and up to 24 for those with additional needs), from arts and crafts to developing and performing a play. Call 01482 791226 to book sessions and find Andrew Marvell Youth Centre Hull on Facebook.
8 Easter Holiday Camp
Where: Costello Stadium, Woodford Leisure Centre, Ennerdale Leisure Centre
When: April 11 to 14 and April 19 to 22
Hull City Council is providing more of its popular free holiday camps, delivered by its partners at First Step Sport. These camps are a perfect way for 8 to 13 year olds to have fun and stay active during the holidays.
Hot food is provided for free, book places on the sessions in advance - a limited number of walk-up spaces will be available on the day on a first-come-first served basis.
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9 Disco Dive
Where: Woodford Leisure Centre
When: Friday, April 22
Children aged eight to 15 years can have fun in the leisure pool with music and waves. As a treat for the Easter holidays, the session, from 6.30pm to 8pm, is free of charge. Book online in advance only.
10 Wellbeing camps
Where: Soccer Kings, Hull
When: April 19 to 22
Youth Player Development and Hull City Council have teamed up to provide free physical and mental wellbeing camps for ages five to 12 during the Easter holidays.
The sessions take place from 9am to 1pm and include a range of fun, engaging activities each day, plus a free meal. Children need to be registered in advance.
11 Magical Museums
Where: Streetlife Museum, Hull
When: April 9 to 24
Have fun exploring the Streetlife Museum, Hull & East Riding Museum, and Ferens Art Gallery, with the Magical Museums Easter Trail.
The event is free and running daily, apart from Good Friday.
12 Pottery workshops
Where: Western, Greenwood and East Park Libraries
When: April 12 (W), April 13 (G) and April 20 (EP)
Pop along and create your own pottery masterpiece with ceramic artists from Studio 11 in Hull. Free 30-minute workshops for children aged seven to 11 are being held at Western Library (10am to noon); Greenwood Library (2.30pm to 4.30pm) and East Park (2.30pm to 4.30pm). Bookings via EventBrite.
13 Crafts and activities
Where: Hull Central Library
When: Tuesdays April 12 and 19
Stories, crafts and activities on a spring theme are on offer for ages five plus, who can have fun learning about nature, spring, bees, birds and butterflies and about wildlife-friendly gardening.
The library is continuing to encourage safe Covid practices; every attendee (including babies and children), must have a (free) ticket to attend the session.
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