There's Easter fun abound across Huddersfield throughout the holidays.

Easter egg hunts,  an eggs-tra special train ride, craft fairs and a Tour de France project with a woolly twist will keep the whole family amused, with some of the fun kicking off this weekend.

Here's our run down of 10 egg-citing events happening near you:

1) Easter crafts and bread bake

When: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 April, 12.30pm

Where: Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar, Huddersfield

Cost: Adults £2.50, concessions £2, accompanied children free

Get crafty with Easter themed recycling activities, and learn to bake bread the traditional way in the museum's Victorian kitchen.

2) Easter at the Packhorse

When: Saturday April 12, 10am-3pm

Where: Packhorse Shopping Centre, Pack Horse Walk, Huddersfield

Cost: Free

Head to the pop-up shop in the Packhorse for free kids activities and egg-citing giveaways, plus a visit from the RSPCA's furry friends.

3) The Woolly Bike Trail

When: April 9 and 16, 10.30am-1pm and 1pm-3.30pm

Where: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Cost: Free

Play your part in commemorating Yorkshire's hosting of the Tour de France this summer with this woolly workshop. The Woolly Bike Trail is producing knitted bicycles in ten Yorkshire towns ahead of the bike race in July, and knitters and crocheters of all ages are wanted for when the project visits Huddersfield. Wool and patterns are provided - book your place at the workshop here.  

4) Easter Eggspress

When: Friday April 18 to Monday April 21, 10am-4pm

Where: Kirklees Light Railway, Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield

Cost: Adults £9, concessions £8, children aged two-16 £7, two and under free. Family tickets £30-£34.

The Easter Bunny is calling all aboard for this steam train journey from Clayton West to Shelley, with egg-citing activities en route. Passengers can enjoy an Easter egg hunt, egg and spoon races, platform rides, face painting, donkey rides and arts and crafts, with trains running every 40 minutes.        
 

There will also be a miniature railway running at Greenhead Park, weather permitting, from Good Friday to Easter Monday, 1pm-4pm. On Easter Sunday, child passengers will be given a chocolate treat. Tickets cost £1.30, family tickets for up to five people £3.50.

5) Easter Egg'citement at Queensgate Market

When: Saturday April 19, 10am-3pm

Where: Queensgate Market Demonstration Zone, Queensgate Market, Princess Alexandria Walk, Huddersfield

Cost: free

Easter treats are up for grabs as Charlie Chick makes an appearance at Queensgate Market. Charlie will be handing out free mini eggs at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm, and youngsters can enjoy free face painting and a fun Easter egg hunt.         

6) Standedge Easter Craft Market

When: Saturday April 19, 10.30am-5.30pm, Sunday April 20, 10am-5pm

Where: Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre, Waters Road, Marsden

Cost: Free

Original art work, hand crafted goodies and more can be found across around 20 stalls at this seasonal craft fair - plus "meet the makers" activities in the loft space. Boat trips to the tunnel, a soft play area, outdoor adventure centre and the canal museum will keep the whole family amused, with the chance to wind down at the Watersedge Cafe.

7) Easter Egg'citement at Huddersfield Open Market

When: Saturday April 19, 11am-4pm

Where: Huddersfield Open Market, Brook Street, Huddersfield

Cost: Free

Humpty Dumpty has managed to put himself back together again to make an appearance at Huddersfield Open Market this Easter, and will be strolling around Brook Street at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. Free face painting and balloon modelling will be on offer 11am-3pm, and music from the Moot should put a spring in your step, 11am-4pm.

8) Chocathlon

When: Saturday April 19, registration begins 11.30am, race starts 1pm.

Where: Register at Marsden Moor Estate Office (National Trust), The Old Goods Yard, Station Road, Marsden

Cost £12.50 - in aid of the Laura Crane Trust

For many of us Easter weekend will be chocolate fuelled - and the Chocathlon makes the most of the sugar rush with a simple six mile trail for charity. The run/walk, in aid of youth cancer charity the Laura Crane Trust, features feeding stations stocked with chocolate treats every two miles so you can scoff your way to the finish line. Sign up here by April 15 - but be warned, there's only 250 places up for grabs for the chocolate challenge. There will be prizes for first, second and third place, as well as for the best team name and best fancy dress.

9) Easter fun at Beaumont Park

When: Sunday April 20, 1pm-4pm

Where: Beaumont Park, Beaumont Park Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield

Cost: Free

Show off your Easter basket, wang a welly and join the hunt for sweet treats at Beaumont Park at this family fun day. With entertainment from guitarist Kevin Kitchen, welly wanging on the playing field, face painting, a raffle and Dave's BBCue (weather permitting). Decorate your Easter basket at home and bring it on the day before 2.30pm for judging. The tea room will also be open 1pm-4pm for refreshments.

10) Family fun at Broad Oak Bowling Club

When: Sunday April 20, 1pm

Where: Broad Oak Bowling Club, 73 Broad Oak, Linthwaite, Huddersfield

Cost: Variable

The fun of the fair is coming to Broad Oak Bowling Club this Easter, with rides, donkeys, stalls, games and more at this family fun day. There will also be live music from Helter Skelter.

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