6 egg-cellent things to do in Derby over the Easter Holidays from seeing lambs to chocolate workshops

Consider this your guide to the best things to do in Derby over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend (and school holiday!)

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One of the activities at Bluebell Dairy & Farm is feeding cute lambs | Image Bluebell Dairy & FarmOne of the activities at Bluebell Dairy & Farm is feeding cute lambs | Image Bluebell Dairy & Farm
One of the activities at Bluebell Dairy & Farm is feeding cute lambs | Image Bluebell Dairy & Farm

Easter is a time for reflecting, spending time with family and friends, and just taking a well deserved time-out.

This year Easter Sunday falls on March 31. The all-important bank holiday starts on Good Friday, proceeding all the way to Easter Monday, for an amazing four-day break.

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You don’t have to have anything planned in Derby, but if you have family round, or want to entertain the kids, then you may be looking for things to do. 

Here is our round-up of fun activities for people of all ages, so everyone can have fun this Easter.

6 things to do this Easter in Derby

Easter Sunday pub lunch

Nothing says Easter quite like a Sunday pub lunch.

How about tucking into a roast in a quaint village pub? The Malt at Aston-on-Trent serves epic Sunday roast mains such as marmalade glazed gammon, crispy pork loin, pies, burgers, and more.

Address: The Malt at Aston-on-Trent, 14 The Green, Aston-on-Trent, Derby DE72 2AA

For more information visit their social page by clicking here.

Spring walk At Markeaton Park

Spring has very nearly sprung, which means stretching those legs and enjoying the milder temperatures outdoors.

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For quiet and relaxation visit one of the many gardens at Markeaton Park.

There’s the intimate Rose Garden or the 18th-century Pleasure Gardens which are perfect places for gentle strolls. 

The Walled Garden is one for historians, it was once part of the original kitchen gardens for the main hall.

Address: Markeaton Park, Markeaton Lane, Derby DE22 4AA

For more information visit their website by clicking here.

Decorate your own Easter egg 

Chocolate is closely associated with Easter, and as chocolate fans, we’re not ones to complain!

An East Midlands’ chocolatier, 50 minutes’ away from Derby city centre is hosting a chocolate workshop with a difference.

At Cocoa Amore, you can spend the afternoon decorating your own Easter egg, with sprinkles, slivered nuts, or a wide range of scrumptious toppings - we imagine this is what it must feel like to be Willy Wonka! 

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You will decorate and fill the egg, putting it together with a hot plate.

As the melted chocolate sets, you can head downstairs for a refreshment break and then back upstairs for finishing touches, to gift-package and take your bespoke egg home.

Price is £25.00 per person and sessions run on Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information visit their website by clicking here.

Address: Cocoa Amore, 34 Silver Street, Leicester LE1 5ET

Choccy Woccy Factory Easter Special at Bluebell Dairy & Farm

You can make a day of it, at one of Derby’s popular tourist attractions that has fun on the cards for the whole family. 

You can enjoy chocolate eggs, get into the joyful Easter spirit by seeing chicks and lambs, there are live shows galore and more.

There is a very special guest who will be greeting children on the day, so be on your best behaviour if the giant Easter Bunny stops by to say ‘Hi!’.

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This is a ticketed event, adults pay £13.50, children pay £10.

Address: Bluebell Dairy & Farm, Locko Road, Derby DE21 7AR

For more information visit their website by clicking here.

Lego Lake District at The Museum Of Making

If your little ones are Lego fans then you will make their day by treating them to a Lego exhibition with a twist.

It is a recreation of Lake District landmarks made up of over a whopping 200,000 Lego pieces.

Created by artist Jon Tordoff, the jaw-dropping display could well be a source of inspiration for budding builders who can also enjoy the interactive Lego-themed activities in the room.

Address: The Museum of Making, Silk Mill Lane, Derby DE1 3AF

For more information visit their website by clicking here.

Chocolate Egg & Spoon Race at Oxygen Trampoline Park

The city’s activity park that boasts over 80 trampolines, foam pits and more, is going all out for Easter.

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Families can treat their little ones to a whole host of activities for all ages. 

See how high you can bounce with the Bunny Bounce Challenge, take part in an old school Chocolate Egg & Spoon Race, go on an Easter Egg Hunt and more.

If you book onto the Friday April 5, event, you can expect an evening of Easter games, a DJ, special guests and bunny vibes for £14.95 per person.

Address: Oxygen Derby, Soccerdome, Derwent Parade, Derby DE24 8BW

For more information visit their social page by clicking here.