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WITH more holiday days than ever before, this Easter could present a challenge when it comes to keeping the family entertained - especially when juggling with the great British weather and your budget!

Help is at hand from the National Coal Mining Museum for England, where there's a whole host of activities, events and family fun - for free - both indoors and outdoors, which are guaranteed to keep everyone busy.

The highlight of a trip to the Museum is the chance to get kitted out with your miner's helmet and battery lamp then step into the cage and descend140m underground to discover the amazing story of mining through the ages.

Led by ex-miners, these hugely popular tours will give you a vivid insight into the dangers and hardships faced by the men, women and children who toiled underground.

Back on the surface, if the sun is shining, make the most of a walk around the half mile long nature trail, where the trees and flowers are 'springing' into life and there's lots of birds and wildlife to look out for.

Then, call into one of our free 'Spring is Sprung' art and craft sessions where children can make their own animal finger puppets and animal masks, inspired by the wildlife that inhabits the nature trail.

Animal lovers won't want to miss a visit to the stables, to meet the ponies - Finn, Patch, Eric and Ernie, the Museum's very special 'celebrities'.

On Easter Monday the Museum will be hosting one of its regular craft fairs, with over 35 stalls selling handmade crafts and gifts.

For information about the Museum and all the Easter activities, visit www.ncm.org.uk or call 01924 848806.

All this, and much more, just waiting to be enjoyed this Easter!
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Apr 15, 2011
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