Ten things for families and children to do around Northampton this Easter

With the Easter holidays nearly upon us, it's time to get activity planning. Cue the Chronicle and Echo's handy guide.

Saturday, 30th March 2019, 8:39 am
Updated Saturday, 30th March 2019, 8:41 am
If you are struggling for ideas for the Easter break, look no further.

Schools in Northamptonshire break up for the holidays on Friday, April 5 and return on Tuesday, April 23. With all that time to fill, finding things for the little ones to do over the fortnight break can be tough. Thankfully there are plenty of activities taking place in and around the town from egg hunts to vintage clothes. For our top ten picks, have a scroll through our gallery below.

APRIL 7: Join the Northampton Blood Axe Vikings and the Armee du Nord at the historic Hunsbury Hill Iron Age Fort for an action-packed day of crafts, living history and reenactment fighting. Entry: free.
APRIL 8 - 10: Adventure Ways is offering youngsters between seven and 14 a range of activities such as archery and fire making. Email [email protected]

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APRIL 6: Grab a clear shopping bag on entry and shop through six tonnes of mens and ladies preloved, vintage and retro clothes, shoes and accessories, between 10am and 5pm. Search for Northampton preloved vintage kilo online.
APRIL 19 -22. Take the family for an exclusive day out solving chocolate factory puzzles and earning golden tickets. Exchange your tickets for chocolate experiences including chocolate lollipop decorating and a chocolate fountain. COST: 20 for a family ticket.
ANY DAY: The Riverside Hub has 20 zones packed with interactive games, puzzles, mazes, sensory spaces and fun activities. Prices range from 2.50 for under ones to 10.50 for those aged between 13 and 17.
APRIL: Among the Awesome April events is an Easter craft party between 11am and 3pm on April 17. Youngsters can design, create and decorate their very own Easter bonnet and well as following a trail around the centre. Cost: Free.
APRIL 20: Explore the shopping centre, find the clues, solve the mystery and win a guaranteed Easter prize at the end between 11am and 3pm. Also, there will be a tombola, colouring and face painting. Cost: Free.
ANY DAY: Featuring all manner of trampolines, foam pits and rope bridges, Boost Trampoline Park at Riverside Retail offers a range of fun for the family throughout the holidays. Book via: www.boosttrampolineparks.co.uk
APRIL 20-22: Take a ride on the Easter Egg Special trains on a four-mile round trip. Afterwards, enjoy a walk along the Brampton Valley Way a 14-mile walk along the historic Northampton to Market Harborough line.
April 8-18: Try a range of new sports clubs and activities at Magdalen College School in Brackley and Towcester Centre for Leisure between Monday, 8 and Thursday, 18 April. Book via: www.southnorthants.gov.uk/holiday-activities.