With Easter a little over a week away, you might be wondering how you can keep yourself and your family busy in Newcastle this April.

It can be difficult to know what to get up to so if you’re lacking inspiration for the Easter holidays, look no further.

The National Trust has lots of spring activities for all ages and they’re ideal if you’re looking to spend some time as a family in Newcastle this Easter.

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National Trust Easter activities in Newcastle for 2022

Here’s a selection of the National Trust’s Easter activities in Newcastle.

Easter egg hunts

This Easter you can take your family to National Trust sites to search for Easter eggs.

There is one near Newcastle, which is taking place at Gibside and will run until Tuesday, April 19.

Gibside has its Easter egg hunt trail open from 10am until latest entry at 4pm, with the trail taking approximately between 90 and 120 minutes.

Booking is not needed, but an admission charge of £3 for the trail pack will be required, and you can find out more info on the Gibside Eater egg trail here.

If you wanted to try something a bit further out then Cragside, near the town of Rothbury in Northumberland, also has one.

Their Easter egg trail will take place from 10.30am to 3.30pm up until Saturday, April 24.

The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg.

All the other information on the Cragside trail can be found here.

Alongside that, Souter Ligthouse in South Shields also has one, which like the others has a £3 entry and no booking requirement.

This has a more limited run from 11am to 4pm from Friday April, 15 to Monday, April 18.

National Trust Easter Walks

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If the idea of a family walk sounds like the best way to celebrate Easter, look no further.

National Trust sites such as Wallington, near the village of Cambo, offer a variety of trails where you can view locations of either natural or historical significance.

Easter craft ideas

If you opt for a day indoors, there’s still fun to be had with the National Trust’s craft tutorials.

Videos on the website show you how to make Easter crafts including Easter baskets and a Bean-bag Easter chick.

You can watch the videos here and find out more about the National Trust’s Easter activities and things to do via its website here. 

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How to buy a National Trust membership

Members of the National Trust can enjoy benefits such as free entry to more than 50 places, free parking at most of its sites and receive the National Trust magazine three times a year plus more.

There’s a variety of memberships available such as Joint, Family, Individual, Senior, Junior and Life membership.

Prices can be found when you choose the membership you’d like, here.

To buy a membership or to find out more about them, you can visit the National Trust website here.