The first bank holiday weekend of the year is finally year and there's plenty of Easter fun to be had!

From egg hunts to special trains, theatre shows, arts and crafts, farmyard fun and more, there's fun for all the family in Huddersfield and beyond this Easter weekend.

Take a look at our guide.

Good Friday

Take the Easter Eggspress to meet the Easter Bunny

The Easter Eggspress at Kirklees Light Railway
The Easter Eggspress at Kirklees Light Railway

Catch the Easter Eggspress steam train at Kirklees Light Railway to meet the Easter Bunny in Shelley. Take part in the egg hunt in the playground, receive a chocolate egg and see if you can find a special Golden Egg and win a prize! There will also be egg and spoon races, a children's entertainer, bouncy castles, donkey rides and more. The Easter Eggspress will run Good Friday to Easter Monday, with the first train departing at 10am. To book, visit kirkleeslightrailway.com.

Easter Egg Hunt at Stirley Community Farm, Berry Brow

Hunt for eggs in the meadows this Good Friday and found out how to help birds this spring, 2pm-4pm. Booking essential - click here for details.

Ride the minature railway at Greenhead Park

The train around Greenhead Park will be running from Good Friday to Easter Monday, weather permitting.

Go on a bear hunt at the Victoria Theatre

Image from the cover of the book We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Image from the cover of the book We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Michael Rosen’s award-winning We’re Going on a Bear Hunt comes to the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, Friday-Sunday. For young children, the West End show has catchy songs, interactive scenes and hands-on adventure and has been described as a ‘celebration of play’. For ticket details visit www.victoriatheatre.co.uk or call 01422 351158.

Easter crafts at Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Brighouse

The garden centre is hosting two weeks of art and craft activities for children, including an Easter weekend of themed workshops. On Friday, Saturday and Monday, March 25, 26 and 28, from 10am until 4pm, there are special Easter activities

READ MORE: Easter holidays arts and crafts in Huddersfield and beyond

Easter Saturday

Easter Egg Hunt at Oakwell Hall

Oakwell Hall

Pick up a form from the Countryside Centre and look for the clues hidden around the play area. Correct entries win a mini egg and a 2 for 1 voucher for entry into Oakwell Hall. The Countryside Centre is closed on Good Friday, but open noon-5pm Easter Saturday-Easter Monday.

Go see Morph at The Civic, Barnsley

This is the last chance for children to see the interactive exhibition AniMotion, which features the lovable character Morph. For those who break up from school early, the theatre is hosting animation workshops for children aged 7 to 13 on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22 and 23. For £5 youngsters can learn to make their own animated film. For details visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk The theatre also has an Easter treat in store with Huddersfield-based Proper Job Theatre’s version of Grimm’s fairy tales in Grimm’s Faerie Feast on March 23 and 24. Tickets are £5 to £7.

Easter Chick Hunt at Red House Museum

Find the Easter chicks hidden around Red House to win a mini egg. Red House Museum is closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday but open Saturday and Easter Sunday noon-5pm.

Easter Fair at The Artworks, Shaw Lodge Mill, Halifax

During the Easter Fair hosted by the art school, gallery and studios, there will be free children’s art workshops, offering parents the chance to browse the art and crafts on display by local makers while youngsters make their own, 11am-3pm. There are also paid-for workshops for adults in photography and lino printing. For details visit www.theartworks.org.uk

Easter Feastival Foodie Market at Yummy Yorkshire

Yummy Yorkshire, Denby Dale
Yummy Yorkshire, Denby Dale

The Yummy Yorkshire barn at Delph House Farm will welcome the Made and Found Market on Easter Saturday-Easter Monday, 9am-5pm. There will be food and craft stalls ,with handmade chocolates, fine cheese, artisan breads, local preserves and more on offer, as well as live music and a bar. Children can also take part in free cupcake decorating and a baking competition!

Holmfirth Easter Egg Hunt

Head to Holmfirth Library on Easter Saturday, 10am-2pm then follow the trail around the village! Pop into Holmfirth shops ti find the answers — all entries receive a prize and the overall winner will win a huge Easter basket. Entries cost £1, money raised goes towards the new hall for Hade Edge School.

Gift fair at the Butchers Arms, Hepworth

Pop along to the Butchers Arms on Easter Saturday and help raise money for Kirkwood Hospice. There will be an egg hunt, prize for the best Easter bonnet, gift stalls, face painting and more, 1pm-5pm.

Easter Sunday

Easter crafts at the Tolson Museum, Huddersfield

Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle, Huddersfield.
Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle, Huddersfield.

The museum is providing craft packs for £1.50 that can either be used at the museum or taken home, as part of an Easter weekend of activities, noon-5pm.

Bagshaw Bunny's Egg Hunt

Follow clues around Bagshaw Museum and Wilton Park, solve the puzzle and win some tiny chocolate eggs, then decorate an egg box to put them in. Bagshaw Museum is closed on Good Friday but open Saturday-Easter Monday noon-5pm.

Open day at Long Ing Farm

Welcome Spring with a visit to Long Ing Farm in Long in Road, Hade Edge, Holmfirth, 12.30pm-4pm. There will be lambs, piglets, horses, chickens, a bee apiary, tractors and a treasure hunt.