Easter activities in Tameside below:
Sky High Adventure
Droylsden's enormous indoor climbing centre offers all kinds of high-flying activities, including the Skyscraper, a death-defying climb up the side of a building; the Leap of Faith, a jump from a series of platforms suspended in mid-air; and the Iron Chimney, a vertical climb up the inside of a narrow tower. There is also an indoor caving feature, high ropes and a soft play area.
Sky High Adventure, Gardenfold Way, Droylsden. Prices and times vary per activity, see skyhighadventure.com for details
Meet characters from Doctor Who, Star Wars, Terminator and Planet Of The Apes at this out-of-this-world sci fi experience. Davros, the Dalek creator, will be making an appearance along with the Daleks to meet visitors and there will also be an exhibition of vintage Thunderbirds memorabilia, the chance to buy sci fi merchandise and a children's craft area. Outside the Civic Hall there will be a display of classic cars, while around Armentieres Square will be a special Easter craft and food market, Easter egg trail and themed crafts.
Stalybridge Civic Hall, Trinity Street, Stalybridge. Saturday March 26, 10.30am to 3.30pm. Adults £2.50, children £2.50
Hyde Park Easter Egg Hunt
Hyde Park is hosting an Easter eggstravaganza for younger children, with an egg hunt and competitions for the best-dressed Easter eggs and most splendid bonnets.
Hyde Road, Park Road, Hyde. Easter Sunday March 27, 10.30am to noon
Clickety Click at Portland Basin Museum
Lights, camera, action! The museum is bringing out all the shots to wow visitors with its collection of old cameras. Kids born into the smartphone era won't be able to believe their eyes at some of the contraptions on show in this fascinating exhibition.
Portland Basin Museum, Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Closed Monday except bank holidays. Free admission
Want to keep your kids active and entertained during the holidays? Tameside's Active Holiday Camps offer a fantastic range of activities - from multi-sports and basketball to arts and crafts and cycling – as well as the chance to have fun and make friends. Sessions, held at venues across the borough, are aimed at six to 13-year-olds, and there are also Little Camps for younger children aged three to six.
Visit activetameside.com/schoolholidays for full details and prices
Once Upon A Time at Astley Cheetham Art Gallery
The Stalybridge gallery explores the magical world of fairy tales in its latest exhibition. Kids can have plenty of fun playing make believe about what might be happening in the artworks on display.
Astley Cheetham Art Gallery, Trinity Street, Stalybridge. April 2 and 16, 10am to 3pm. Free
Go Wild Stalybridge
Explore the great outdoors and discover the wildlife that lives there with this fun day of den-building, pond-dipping and bug-hunting.
Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Road, Carrbrook, Stalybridge. April 14, 1pm
Signs of Spring at Haughton Dale
Work off the Easter excesses with this six-mile ramble around the Tame Valley in Hyde and Denton. Keep your eyes peeled for signs of spring, from the first bluebell or an early migrant bird to ponds coming back to life after the winter frost and ice.
Haughton Dale Nature Reserve (meet in the car park at the bottom of Meadow Lane, Haughton Green). April 17, 10am to 3.30pm
The Dinosaurs Are Back at Hyde Civic Square
Prepare for a dinosaur invasion as Hyde Civic Square goes jurassic. Come and meet the fearsome prehistoric creatures and have your picture taken with them at this fun, family-friendly event.
Hyde Civic Square. Saturday March 26, 11am to 3pm. Free
Gee Cross Easter Egg Hunt
Don your best bonnet and join in this fun Easter egg hunt, where there are special prizes to be won. Why not make a day of it and enjoy a family stroll around Werneth Low Country Park too? Spread across 200 acres with panoramic views across Manchester and beyond to Liverpool and the Welsh mountains, this tranquil beauty spot is a haven for wildlife, so challenge your kids to see what birds, bugs and beasties they can spot as you explore.
Lower Higham visitor centre, Higham Lane, Gee Cross. Easter Sunday March 27, 1.30pm to 3pm
Stalybridge Artisan Market
With dozens of stalls to browse selling everything from locally-produced food and drink to handmade arts and crafts, you're sure to find plenty to take home with you. There's also live entertainment every month for all the family.
Stalybridge Civic Hall and Armentieres Square, Stalybridge. Sunday April 10 (and the second Sunday of every month), 9am to 2pm. Free
Hyde Leisure Pool
With a wave machine, slide and lazy river style area plus water cannons, geysers and a bubble pool to splash around in, Hyde Leisure Pool offers a fun family day out.
Walker Lane, Hyde. For session times and prices see activetameside.com
Time For A Rhyme at Tameside Libraries
Little ones can learn rhymes and songs together at these fun and free musical literacy sessions at libraries across Tameside. Suitable for children aged four and under.
For details of your nearest session visit tameside.gov.uk/libraries
Ashton Bird Walk
Discover the birdlife of the Medlock valley on this gentle guided stroll around Park Bridge Heritage Centre. The former ironworks site is now a haven for all kinds of flora and fauna and this is the perfect way to discover it this Easter.
Park Bridge Heritage Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne. Sunday April 3, 10am to noon
Encourage your child's building skills by bringing them along to this new Lego club aimed at ages seven to 11. Each month will have a different theme based on books to inspire their creativity. All materials are provided and there's no need to book - just turn up.
Tameside Central Library, Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne. Tuesday March 29, 4pm. Free
Meet Obama the llama and his pals, feed the pigs, goats, sheep and donkeys, handle guinea pigs and rabbits and make friends with bearded dragons and tortoises at this friendly open farm in Ashton-under-Lyne. There’s also a fabulous farm shop and butchery where you can buy fresh, quality produce for your Easter Sunday roast - or enjoy a bite to eat in the cafe instead.
Cockfields Farm, Lees Road, Ashton-under-Lyne. Open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 4.30pm Sundays and Bank Holidays. Entry £5.50, under-ones free