THERE is so much going on in Conwy and Denbighshire this Easter that it is hard to know where to start.

Take advantage of that extra hour of daylight and start planning your activities. Take your pick from Easter hunts - including a 'dragon egg' hunt! - enjoy entertainment from stilt walking bunnies, take a ride on a miniature train or enjoy the 'taste of the deep' at the SeaQuarium in Rhyl.

Between Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, Gwrych Castle, which overlooks Abergele, is hosting a Easter Dragon Egg Hunt.

'Lord Thomas', aged six, has lost his pet dragon who has escaped and laid eggs around the castle. Little ones can help the 'lord' find the treasured eggs and explored muddy woodlands and nature trails.

Dr Mark Baker, chairman/founder of Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust, said: "Beware! The dragon and its mischievous keeper are on the loose.

"Everyone will be rewarded with a delicious treat at the end of the Dragon Egg Hunt.

"You will have an hour to complete your quest to claim you reward before the dragon returns."

For further information, visit Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust on Facebook.

Families can venture to the SeaQuarium in Rhyl where a host of weird and wonderful sea creatures can be found.

Until Sunday, April 15, the attraction is hosting a variety of Easter activities for the whole family.

Families can meet Nelly, the SeaQuarium's newest fur seal, along with other seals at the centre during special Easter-themed shows running at 1pm and 3pm everyday.

There will also be a ‘Eggsplorers’ trail, where guests can follow clues and unscramble a secret Easter password to win a chocolate treat, as well as a competition to win a VIP Seal encounter.

The SeaQuarium is open from 10am daily. For further information on any of the above events, telephone 01745 344660 or visit

Rhyl Miniature Railway first opened on May 1 1911 and has been delighting visitors for more than a 100 years.

Offering a nostalgic experience, visitors can enjoy a journey around Green Coast award winner Marine Lake.

This year's Easter egg hunt takes place on Sunday, April 1 and Monday, April 2. Meet the Easter bunny and solve the clues to win an eggy prize.

Rhyl Miniature Railway have enjoyed lots of success in the last few years. Since opening their new station back in 2007, the attraction have doubled the number of passengers and opened for extra days.

The facility is looking for more people to come and help keep the railway running and recently held an open day.

Telephone 01352 759109 for full details or email for further information.

Shoppers and holidaymakers will be treated to an egg-stravaganza in Rhyl this Easter.

Rhyl Town Council has joined forces with the White Rose Shopping Centre to put on activities in the town.

The town council is putting on two stilt walking bunnies on Easter Monday when free chocolate lollipops will be handed out to visitors. The goodies have been donated by the White Rose which is also hosting its own crafty activities over the bank holiday weekend.

Cllr Alan James, mayor of Rhyl, said: "Our Easter stilt walkers will be an unusual and welcome presence to the high street and surrounding areas on Bank Holiday Monday, greeting shoppers and visitors alike."

Alongside the stilt walkers, the White Rose has lined up a weekend of fun with card making, magic shows, puppet workshop and a treasure hunt all running over the weekend.

The card workshops will be held on Good Friday from 10am until 3pm. The treasure hunt will run on Good Friday, Easter Saturday (March 31) and Monday (April 2) and the puppet workshops will be held on Bank Holiday Monday (April 2) from 10am until 3pm.

The stilt walkers will be out on Monday, April 2 between 11am and 3pm.

Head to Bodelwyddan Castle and Park for some more Easter treats.

Trench tours are running each day this week - £3 per person.

Craft sessions are being with Julie on Thursday afternoon and next Tuesday (April 3) - £2 per child. There will be Easter themed craft activities including make a card, easter chicks etc.

The castle is also promoting responsible rabbit care with their 'Meet the Bunny' event on Friday and Saturday.

A spokesperson for Bodelwyddan Castle and Park said: "Rabbits make amazing house pets, but are a long term commitment and not cheap and sadly many are abandoned especially at this time of year.

"It is a bit like a dog is for life, not just Christmas. Same with bunnies.

"William T Rabbit will be in residence here at the Castle, with eggs and craft sheets for his visitors and I will be talking to them about his care."

Each visitor is being asked to donate £1 to see William. This will go towards supporting conservation and education work.

The site's annual complimentary bunny trail (for younger visitors) and Sir Kyffin Williams' Staircase Hall will be opening. Bodelwyddan Castle's new 2018 exhibition 'From Civilian to Combatant' is also due to open shortly.

For further details on events, telephone 01745 584060 or visit Bodelwyddan Castle & Park on Facebook.

In Prestatyn, an Easter bonnet and cap competition will be held on March 29.

Register between 10am and 10.40am - make your way to Parish Church Hall.

Cllr Gerry Frobisher, mayor of Prestatyn, will be carrying out the judging between 10.45am and 11.00am

Prize given for best cap and bonnet.