Easter attractions for all the family

Cheer on your favourite knight in shining armour at the Royal Armouries this Easter.
Cheer on your favourite knight in shining armour at the Royal Armouries this Easter.
  • Medieval jousting at the Royal Armouries
  • Easter egg hunts at Oakwell Hall
  • Storytelling at Eureka! Halifax
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Events and attractions for families in West Yorkshire this Easter range from jousting to snow sports, as well as good old fashioned Easter egg hunts.

The Royal Armouries, in Leeds, will host a medieval jousting tournament from April 3-April 6, which will conclude with an Easter Monday Melee and grand final.

Snozone this Easter.

Snozone this Easter.

With winter now behind us, families can head to the 1,700 tonnes of snow at Xscape’s Snozone, in Castleford, for a range of frosty sports.

Red House Museum and Oakwell Country Park are hosting Easter egg hunts from Tuesday March 31.

Clues for the Oakwell hunt, which is free, will be hidden in throughout the park with entry forms available from the Countryside Centre play area.

If the weather is poor then the indoor hunt at Red House, in Gomersal, might be the place to go.

Eureka in Halifax.

Eureka in Halifax.

Entry to the museum is £2.50 per adult and £1 per child.

The Eureka! museum, in Halifax, is holding a Once Upon a Time event in which children can meet storytellers and characters from books from now until April 19.

There will also be holiday clubs for disabled children and their families from 10am-noon on Thursday during the holidays.

And there will be arts and crafts workshops aplenty at the Hepworth, Wakefield, with sculpture classes for children of all ages, creative toddler Tuesdays and a musical sculpture event, where children can make music inspired by the colours and shapes they find in the galleries.

The clubs, which are suitable for children aged three-11, are free but must be booked in advance.

And an Easter egg family trail will begin at the Greenwood Centre in Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, on April 7 at 2pm, before returning to the centre for stories.