easter basket

Find yourself in a panic looking for things to do to with the kids during the school holidays?

Well, look no further, with the Easter Holidays fast approaching, and two whole weeks of entertaining to pull out of your sleeve – we’ve complied a list of events and activities going on around Sunderland and the North East.

All you have to do is click on the event title and you’ll see all the details in a new page!

Jurassic Gardens: Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Chris and Pui Show: Forum Theatre, Billingham.

Chris and Pui Show: Customs House, South Shields 

Christopher Nibble: Hartlepool Town Hall

Mini Pony Workshop: Whitley Bay Playhouse

Family Makes – Sew a Circuit: Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead 

Newbiggin Kite Festival: Newbiggin Maritime, Northumberland 

Crowning Glory: Palace Green Library, Durham 

Dinosaur World: Gala Theatre, Durham 

Mr Blooms Nursery – LIVE: Forum Theatre, Billingham 

Easter Family Fun Day: Sunderland College

Elves and the Shoemaker: Northern Stage, Newcastle

Star Wars Reads: Seven Stories, Newcastle 

Earth Day: Palace Green Library, Durham 

Peppa Pig – First Cinema Experience: Customs House, South Shields 

Buttons, Sequins and Feathers: The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle 

Felting Easter Eggs: The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle 

The Owl and the Pussycat: Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham 

The Owl and the Pussycat: Hartlepool Town Hall

The Owl and the Pussycat: Arts Centre Washington

Easter Crafts: The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle 

Get Crafty – North East in a Box: Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead 

Chocolate Workshops: Life Science Centre, Newcastle 

Roman Spring Festival: Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, South Shields 

Polish Storytime: Kittiwake Trust Multilingual Library, Newcastle 

Naomi’s Wild and Scary Show: Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle 

Theatre Action: The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle 

Aliens Love Ben Cort: Seven Stories, Newcastle 

Get Crafty – Illustration Station: Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead 

Seaside Fun: The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle 

Wild Adventures in the Woods: The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle 

The Scarecrows Wedding: Gala Theatre, Durham 

The Creative Brain: Arts Centre Washington

Easter Sunday Lunch: National Glass Centre, Sunderland 

Craft and Food Fayre: Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Lego Brick Animal Trail: WWT Washington

Family Activities for Easter: National Glass Centre, Sunderland 

Craft Fair: National Glass Centre, Sunderland 

Penshaw Bowl: Herrington Country Park, Sunderland

Easter Steaming Weekend: Ryhope Engines Museum, Sunderland 

Walk for Autism: Herrington Country Park, Sunderland 

Easter Workshops: Intu Metrocentre, Gateshead

If you fancied a few days indoors too, check out here for some ideas for indoor activities!