Or, being slightly less curmudgeonly, enjoy a South Yorkshire bank holiday weekend and two weeks of school holidays with the family! Here are just four of the many events and locations that might add that extra bit of fun (or, in one case, fear) to your break...
We’d better start off on Easter Sunday itself, between 11am and 4pm with an Easter Egg Trail, so head to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, where there will be textile eggs, knitted eggs, print eggs, biscuit – you’ve guessed it – eggs and more. Solve the clues to find them, all kids taking part get in for free and will receive an Easter treat.
At Sheffield’s Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, there’s a chance, right across the school break to discover the unique wildlife wonders of Madagascar (the fourth largest island on the planet). There will be daily animal encounters, with chances to meet lemurs, lizards, snakes and creepy crawlies. Add to this the daily bird of prey and parrot shows, plus crafts and games for all ages.
Not just at Easter, although it’s a good time to try one, but right throughout the year, on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, you can enjoy (if that’s the word) one of the terrific Steel City Ghost Tours, starting on the Town Hall steps, where a Mr P Dreadful will tell dark tales and make myths live.
Finally, at Hardwick Hall, the National Trust property just a short drive away at Doe Lea, Chesterfield, you can discover hidden artefacts in the stunning hall, and amazing gardens and grounds, and win a Cadbury Chocolate Egghead. These trails happen from 11am – 4pm from 3rd to 6th April and meet in the Stableyard.
So, there you have them, our four ways to pass some happy Easter holiday time! Of course, here at Belgrave Motors, with our terrific selection of pre-owned prestige cars, we often enjoy a random drive out into the glorious Yorkshire countryside to see what we find. Worth a try?