Easter fun at Gladstone's Library!

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Sunshine-yellow daffodils are in full bloom which means that the milder weather is on its way! It also signifies the coming of Easter and as such, our annual Easter Craft Fair which takes place in our beautiful Grade-I listed building 10.30am – 4pm on Saturday, 15th April and is completely free to attend. 

This year’s Easter Craft Fair comprises over 20 stalls offering a range of beautiful handmade crafts and gifts from the local area and beyond. Stalls include Scribbelicious, Christi’s Stitches, My Moroccan Folly, Snowdon Angoras, Redberry Designs, The House of Marley and many more! 

There will also be a pop-up bookstall stocking reads for adults and young people as well as a selection of tasty homecooked meals and treats in our Food for Thought café. 

For families, we will be running a Children’s Easter Quiz for older children and a colouring competition for the little ones. Both include tasty prizes just for taking part, and there will be an end-of-day prize draw in which an overall winner will be picked from all completed entries. 

If you’re looking for something fun and free to do this is a great day out for all the family!

Then, on Easter Sunday, 16th April between 12pm and 2pm, why not join us for Easter Sunday Lunch?

Choose from: 

Beef Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella Salad

Tomato and Basil Soup

Smoked Salmon


Roast Topside of Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

Saddle of Turkey

Confit of Lamb

Salmon Fillet Florentine

Roast Butternut Squash with Goats' Cheese

The above served with yummy roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Raspberry Cheesecake

Chocolate Sponge Pudding

Fresh Fruit Salad

The above served with ice cream or custard

Easter Sunday Lunch starts at just £14 for two courses and tea / coffee or £17 for three courses and tea / coffee.

Easter Afternoon Tea will be served 3pm - 4pm on Sunday, 16th April and must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Please specify any dietary restrictions or requirements at the time of booking as your Afternoon Tea is made up fresh and specially for you! Choose between savoury or sweet.

Easter Sunday Lunch and Afternoon Tea bookings must be made in advance - to book, please call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.

And remember, Gladstone’s Library is open on Bank Holidays and as such will remain open throughout the four-day Easter weekend. If you have never been to the Library before, please use this as an excuse to visit us! If you'd like to see our historic Reading Rooms, why not join one of our Glimpses which take place at 12noon, 2pm and 4pm and are completely free of charge. Food for Thought is open 10am – 5pm daily.

Happy Easter!