YOUR GUIDE: Top 10 best things to do this Easter in the Scunthorpe area
From egg hunts to animal encounters there are all sorts of exciting activities happening in and around Scunthorpe this Easter.
Whether you are looking for outdoor adventures or indoor arts and crafts there is something for people of all ages and tastes to enjoy.
Some of the highlights of the holidays include a chance to watch a brand new star-studded production of The Wizard of Oz at Baths Hall and the opportunity to hunt for eggs or listen to open-air Peter Rabbit storytelling at Normanby Hall.
One of the most popular places to visit this Easter is the Pink Pig Farm.
The visitor attraction and farm shop is offering everything from egg hunts to a guided walk to see newborn lands in the fields.
Owner Sally Jackson said: "Spring is always such an exciting time of the year with all the newborn animals and we have tried to make sure there will be lots of new arrivals at the farm this Easter. It isn't an exact science but many of our lambs should be born during the fortnight and there will also be a chance to hold newborn chicks and ducklings."
In addition to the animals the farm is also hosting an Easter egg hunt around the farm.
For more information on the events at Pink Pig Farm and our pick of the other top places to visit this Easter see our list below:
1. Enjoy some animal magic at Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park...
Where: Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park, Elsham, Brigg, DN20 0QZ, 01652 688698
Easter events: Lambing Sundays (March 24 and March 31), Easter Bunny Week and entertainment from Nutty Norman (April 1-7).
Open: 11am-5pm daily from March 23 to April 15, except March 29.
Price: Adults £5.50, children £4.50, concessions £5, children under 2 free, family ticket £19.
It's all about animals at Elsham Hall this Easter. On March 24 and 31 visitors are invited to the lambing shed hundreds of lambs are due to be born this spring. Shepherd Warwick May will be on hand to answer all your questions and give you an insight into a working sheep farm at its busiest. And from April 1-7 the focus shifts to rabbits with a range of themed events taking place. These include an Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt a Name the Bunny Competition and entertainment from Nutty Norman and his side-kick Warren the fluffy Bunny.
2. Catch the brilliant new Easter pantomime production of The Wizard of Oz...
Where: Baths Hall, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7RG, 0844 854 2776.
Easter events: The Wizard of Oz (April 9 and 10), High School Rocks (April 11, 3pm)
When: The Wizard of Oz –3pm and 7pm on April 9 and 1pm and 4.30pm on April 10.
Price: The Wizard of Oz- adult £18, concession £16, family ticket £65 (2 adults and 2 children). High School Rocks £12.50, family tickets £40.For a fun-filled holiday outing the whole family will enjoy don't miss this brand new production of The Wizard of Oz. Starring Tracey Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Dani Harmer alongside TV funnyman Bobby Davro, the new production is packed with great songs, brilliant dance routines and laughter aplenty.
Also on over the holidays is a one-off performance of High School Rocks, an energetic, interactive production featuring all the very best hits from High School Musical 1, 2, & 3, Hannah Montana, Camp Rock and Glee!
3. Become spellbound by open air storytelling session or hunt for Easter eggs...
Where: Normanby Hall Country Park, Normanby, Scunthorpe, DN15 9HU, 01724 720588.
Easter events: Egg Hunt (March 31 and April 1, 1pm-4pm), Peter Rabbit event (April 10 from 10.30am).
Open: Park 9am-dusk, hall and museum 1pm-5pm (from March 29).
Price: Adult £5.60, Over 60s £5.10, children over 5 £2.80, children under 5 free.
Normanby Hall Country Park is the stunning setting for two very special events over the holidays. On March 31 and April 1 eagle-eyed visitors can use their observation skills on an Easter egg hunt. And on April 10 youngsters will be kept entertained by Beatrix Potter's classic tales of Peter Rabbit. The outdoor storytelling event takes place at the Walled Garden at 10,30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm and children must be accompanied by an adult.
4. Support Scunthorpe United's fight for League One survival...
Where: Glanford Park, Jack Brownsword Way, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TD, 0113 292 0011.
Easter events: Scunthorpe United v Leyton Orient (March 29, 3pm)
Price: Adults £14- £29, seniors/students/under 21s £9-£23, under 18s £6-£18, under 16s £2-£13, under 7s free.
A win for the Iron against Leyton Orient in this year's Good Friday fixture could be the perfect start to the Easter holidays. And Brian Laws side will be desperate for all three points as they look to fight off relegation to League 2. Visitors Leyton Orient are currently mid-table and their squad includes veteran striker Kevin Lisbie who played in the Premier League for Charlton and former QPR due Lee Cook and Martin Rowlands.
5. Encourage your kids to get creative at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre...
Where: 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Church Square, Scunthorpe, DN15 6TA
Easter events: Easter Activity Table (March 29-April 13).
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm.
20-21 Visual Arts Centre is offering children a wide range of ways to get crafty this Easter. Throughout the holidays they will have a table set-up with an ever-changing programme of themed art activities. From March 28-30 kids can create their own floppy bunny ears while on April 2, 3 and 4 they can make their an Easter Egg Basket for all of their chocolatey presents. On April 5 and 6 they can indulge their inventive side using everyday rubbish to create their own unique contraption. And on April 9 and 10 they can strut their stuff in an Easter Hat Parade wearing their very own design. The holiday fun comes to an end on April 11 and 12 with a workshop encouraging them to make their own weird and wonderful animals.
6. Strike the right note at the Isle of Axholme Orchestra's children's concert...
Where: New Life Church, Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe, 01724 297077.
Easter events: Children's Concert, (March 30, 2pm).
Price: Family tickets £10.
Featuring the music from children's classics Harry Potter and The Gruffalo the Isle of Axholme Orchestra has created a set perfectly in tune with young tastes. They will be performing a very special concert at New Life Church from 2pm on March 30. Other kids' classics in their repertoire include Tubby The Tuba and the Toy Symphony. And there will also be a chance for children to get up close to the orchestral instruments.
7. Take a walk, take on the adventure playground or sign up for a craft workshop...
Where: Waters' Edge Country Park, Waterfront, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5JR, 01652 631500.
Easter events: Easter Craft Fair (March 30-April 1, 10am-5pm). Various craft events including; Pottery Easter Rabbits Children's Workshop (April 8 and 12, 10.30am or 1.30pm) and Felt Pebble Pets Children's Workshop (April 9, 10.30am)
Open: Daily 10am-5pm from Easter.
Price: Free to £5.50 depending on event.
Nestled on Barton upon Humber's waterfront in the shadow of the spectacular Humber Bridge, Waters' Edge Country Park and Visitor Centre offers something for everyone. From adventure playgrounds to nature walks and the its popular Honey Pot Cafe, there is plenty to ensure visitors of all ages are kept occupied. Over the Easter weekend the visitor centre is holding a craft fair followed by succession of workshops throughout the holidays.
These offer children the chance to make everything from ceramic Easter bunnies through to felt pebble pets. Other events include an adult pottery planter workshop on April 6, a children's paper-making event on April 3 and a handbag and scarf sale on April 13 and 14.
8. Explore the magical world of anime, manga and gaming...
Where:Baths Hall, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7RG, 0844 854 2776.
Easter events: S-Con (April 7, from 11am)
Price: Entry £8, workshops £5-£10.
Organised by North Lincolnshire Libraries S-Con is Scunthorpe's very own anime, manga and gaming convention. The event on April 7 starts at 11am and offers a wide range of event of activities, from Taiko drumming workshops to retro gaming and Pokemon tournaments. Voice over anime artist Lawrence MasakoX Simpson will be presenting a free one hour panel on his work as a voice over actor. There will also be a choice of two artist workshops with professional manga artist Morag Lewis and a whole host of other guests and specialist retailers will be present.
9. Come face to face with newborn lambs and chicks at the Pink Pig Farm...
Where: Pink Pig Farm, Holme Hall, Holme, Scunthorpe, DN16 3RE, 01724 844 466.
Easter events: Egg hunt, lamb walk and chick and duck holding (daily during the holidays).
Open: 9.30am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays and bank holidays.
Price: Easter events free with farm trail entry - £4.50.
Pink Pig Farm is offering a wonderful range of special animal-themed events this Easter. There is a chance to hold a newly-hatched chick or duckling and you can also get a close-up view of lambs gambolling around the fields. It is hoped that there will be many new arrivals at the farm during the holidays and you can join the farmer for a guided walk through the sheep field for an unrivalled glimpse of the latest additions. There is also an egg hunt around the farm where you will be rewarded for following the clues with a chocolatey prize.
10. Treat yourself to a night of top notch stand-up comedy...
Where: Ropery Hall, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5JT, 01652 660380.
What: Henning Wehn – Henning Knows Bestest
The self-styled German Ambassador of Comedy - Henning Wehn is a man at the top of his game. Making light of his home country's stereotypes and finding plenty of fun in those of his adopted one, he has become an increasingly regular fixture on TV panel shows. Recent TV and radio appearances include Matt Lucas Awards, QI 8 Out of 10 Cats, Fighting Talk and his own six part BBC Radio2 series Henning Knows Best.