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Easter’s only a few weeks away now, and we all know what that means (and, no, it’s more than just tons of chocolate) – a fabulous four-day weekend!

Here are some top ideas for things you can get up to across the First Hull Trains network this Easter.

And remember – when you travel by train, you can easily take the whole family along without ever having to worry about the bank holiday traffic slowing you down.

Doncaster

Easter Trail – Yorkshire Wildlife Park (Friday 18th April – Monday 21st April)

This brilliant all-year-round attraction (which is just a few miles outside Doncaster) gets even better this Easter weekend. You can follow the children’s quiz around the park and, if you get all the answers right, you could win a prize. Just don’t try feeding any of your chocolate to the residents!

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Giant Antique & Collectors Fair – Doncaster Racecourse (Sunday 20th April and Monday 21st April)

They’ll be none of the usual horse racing in sight at the racecourse this Easter, but you can try tracking down a bargain or two amongst the 400 stalls at this massive market instead.

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Hull

Easter Egg Hunt – Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens (Sun 20th April and Mon 21st April)

Search the scenic grounds and the woodland walk at Burton Agnes Hall for tasty chocolate treats. And, if you’re lucky, you might even get to meet the Easter Bunny too…

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Edwardian Easter – Museum Quarter, High Street and Scale Lane (Sat 19th April)

Be transported back to a simpler time at this Edwardian-style fete. A whole section of the town centre will be transformed with an array of traditional stall and entertainment, including a classic helter skelter that’s sure to have you in a spin.

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London

Feast of St George – Trafalgar Square (Mon 21st April)

Although it’s not actually St George’s Day until the Wednesday, why not celebrate early at this traditionally-themed festival? At last year’s event, there were jugglers, jesters, shadow puppets, craft stalls, Morris dancers and live music, as well as plenty of tempting food stalls.

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Easter at London Wetland Centre (Saturday 5th April – Mon 21st April)

Visit the Wetland Centre over the Easter period and you can meet the super-cute farmyard ducklings and join the Discovery Trolley to find out more about how they develop for eggs into fully-grown ducks. You can also try your hand at pond dipping and creating some duckling-themed crafts.

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Kensington Place Easter Egg Hunt (Fri 18th April – Mon 21st April)

We can’t imagine a more picturesque setting for a fun egg hunt that the wonderful grounds of Kensington Palace. Follow the clues to crack the code – along the way, you’ll be able to meet characters from the Georgian royal court and have a go at making your own Easter bonnet.

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Easter Weekend at Discover (Friday 18th April – Sun 20th April)

Kids will love exploring the garden and giant pirate ship, playing hide and seek with Bunny and then sitting down for story time at London’s only children’s museum.

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If you’re interested in going along to any of these events then you’re in luck, as we’re making it cheep-cheep to get to London this Easter – you can now get up to 20% off advance purchase tickets.