As the Easter school holidays approach, families in the Bradford district can look forward to a plethora of free and egg-citing activities organised by Bradford Council at various venues.

Libraries throughout the district are gearing up to host a range of family-friendly activities, including storytelling sessions, craft workshops, and interactive musical mysteries. Children aged 8-12 are invited to join detectives in a thrilling quest to uncover the elusive ‘Book of Eternity’ at select libraries until Thursday 28 March. Performance venues include City, Wibsey, Manningham, Shipley, and Eccleshill libraries. Booking is essential, and interested participants are encouraged to contact the respective library directly or visit www.northernoperagroup.co.uk/eternity.

For those seeking Easter-themed crafts and entertainment, Keighley Market will host a family-friendly Easter egg mosaic craft workshop on 30 March, featuring natural materials and face painting. Similarly, Bradford’s Oastler Market invites visitors to become Easter detectives, crack the case of the missing carrots, and enjoy face painting on the same day. Additionally, both markets will feature Eid activities on Saturday 13 April from 11 am to 3 pm.

Nature enthusiasts can partake in Easter trails at Bradford Council’s parks across the district. Cliffe Castle in Keighley promises an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 30 March, along with various indoor activities. Meanwhile, Northcliffe Park in Shipley will host an Easter Bunny Event the same day, complete with train rides, crafts, and face painting. Harold Park in Low Moor will hold an Easter Hunt and Bonnet competition on Easter Monday, while Prince of Wales Park in Bingley offers a self-guided Easter Egg Trail until 14 April.

Bradford Council’s Museums and Galleries service is also joining in the holiday fun. Visitors can explore a Scouting exhibition at Bradford Industrial Museum on Wednesday 26 March and engage in a Breakin’ workshop to earn the “Museum’s Physical Recreation Badge.” On Tuesday 2 April, participants can “Wreck some Tech” and earn the Museum Scout – Recycling Badge. Bolling Hall Museum and Library will host a dual Easter and Eid celebration on Thursday 28 March, featuring crafts and festive activities.

Cartwright Hall encourages visitors to delve into Shy Burhan’s Women in Uniform Exhibition and participate in Easter-themed activities on Tuesday 26 March. Cliffe Castle Museum invites families to an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 30 March, followed by hedgehog talks and collaborative art projects, weather permitting.

With such a diverse array of events and activities on offer, families in the Bradford district are sure to have an egg-ceptional Easter holiday.