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Easter Events in Essex!


2023

Read on to find out what's on in Essex this Easter! These activities are a great way for children to learn, gain new skills and engage with nature this Easter!


23 Parks

37 Events


Friday 7th to Sunday 9th - Eggsplorer Trail & Pond Dipping - Become an eggsplorer as you complete the trail round the nature reserve. When you have finished return to the centre and collect your chocolate prize! You can also see if Spring has Sprung and have a go at pond dipping. Pre booking required £7


Friday 7th - Easter Trail - Follow the trail to find the Easter Bunny's lost eggs and meet members of the team along the way. Discover who lives in the park and create an Easter craft before heading back to the Nature Discovery Centre to claim your chocolatey prize. Prebook a time slot £7


Sunday 9th - Easter Trail - Follow the self-led trail through the beautiful Spring woods of Belfairs Park, discover all the egg-citing clues and claim an egg-cellent prize! No booking required. Small prize on completion. £3 per child.

Wednesday 12th - Easter Workshop - We're inviting you to our crafty workshop; take a short walk in the woodland and back in the centre to create Easter themed crafts and natural decorations. Prebook £7


Saturday 1st - Sunday 16th - Woodland Animal Trail - The cheeky woodland animals have hidden eggs in Belhus Woods Country Park, follow the trail and see if you can find them. There are seven to discover, you will find Boris Badger, Ollie Owl, Freddie Frog, Sammie Squirrel, Heidi Hedgehog, Dilly Deer and Rachel Rabbit. Head to the cafe and pick up a trail guide, activity sheet, and a woodland animal's fact sheet, along with a cheeky chocolate treat (whilst stocks last). Free


Saturday 1st - Sunday 16th - Easter Birds Egg Trail - Pop along this Easter holiday to search out our giant wooden birds eggs: answer the questions on the eggs to find out about the birds they belong to!


Saturday 1st - Sunday 16th - Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, pencil, bunny ears and chocolate treat.


9th April - Easter in the Garden - With an Easter egg trail, crafts and activities for kids all run

by Fun Filled Games and a chance to explore the beautiful gardens, there's something for everyone at this event. Adults £5, Children £1, Under 5s Free, Easter Trail additional £2


Saturday 1st - Sunday 16th - Woodland Animal Trail - The cheeky woodland animals have hidden eggs in Great Notley Country Park, follow the trail and see if you can find them. There are seven to discover, you will find Boris Badger, Ollie Owl, Freddie Frog, Sammie Squirrel, Heidi Hedgehog, Dilly Deer and Rachel Rabbit. Download trail guide, activity sheet, and a woodland animal's fact sheet, along with a cheeky chocolate treat (whilst stocks last). Free


Free family activities at the Hub, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Tuesday 4th - Plant Seeds of Hope

Wednesday 5th - Decorate an Easter Cross

Thursday 6th - Mosaic Coaster

Tuesday 11th - Family Games

Wednesday 12th - Look at the Birds

Thursday 13th - Chick Trail and Teat


Saturday 8th - Hoppy Easter Day! -Take part in your choice of activities throughout the session. Follow the map to find the activity stations; make an Easter basket and hunt for hidden eggs, head out into the reserve in the springtime sun for pond dipping, bug hunting & more! Prebook a time slot £12


Saturday 1st - Sunday 16th - Hop on down to RHS Garden Hyde Hall this Easter holiday and search for giant eggs hidden around the garden to win a chocolate prize. Activities included in admsission. Entrance to the gardens Adults £12.95, Children £6.55, Under 5s Free

Wednesday - Thursday 6th - Easter craft workshops - Head to the Hilltop Lodge and get stuck in with some cracking Easter craft activities. £2 per child; suitable for ages 5 to 10. Prebook tickets


Friday 7th - Woodland Storytime: Five Little Easter Bunnies - Read Five Little Easter Bunnies, go on an Easter egg hunt and complete some Easter based crafts as well as having fun with the mud kitchen, bug hunting and more. £7


Don't forget the Peter Rabbit Trail which is a permanent feature at Langdon Nature Discovery Centre.
















24th March - 16th April - Head out into the Arboretum for an Easter egg trail. There are 20 wooden Easter eggs to find or for mini legs and those looking for a shorter adventure there is the mini legs Easter egg trail with 8 to find. Entry Adults £9, Child over 3 £4.75, Under 3 free entry. Trail leaflet included within the admissions ticket.


Friday 7th - Monday 10th - Follow the trail around the Naze and find all of the giant birds eggs to claim your chocolatey prize! Then join us back at the centre for some natural craft. This is a drop in activity, once you have purchased a ticket you can come any time between 11am and 3pm. £7

Friday 7th - Saturday 8th - Easter Weekend - Complete the main trail to receive a delicious easter egg, win a extra prize if you find the hidden golden eggs. Easter games station run by fun filled games. Arts & Crafts room run by Twinkle & Snug. £6


Monday 10th - Victorian Easter - A fun and engaging look back into our Victorian past, focused on Easter practices and how they influenced the way we celebrate today. Find out why we have Easter eggs and bunnies, then join us for some craft activities and a delicious hot cross bun. £7


Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve, IG7 6DP Monday 3rd - Easter Special Nature Tots - Enjoy swinging in the hammock, Easter themed crafts, digging in the mud kitchen, looking for minibeasts, and so much more! £7


Thursday 11th April - Easter Workshop: Willow Weaving and Easter Egg Hunt - During this 90 minute hands-on workshop you will learn how to create a bird feeder using simple willow weaving techniques. All materials will be provided. An exciting Easter egg hunt is also included in the price of the ticket. Tickets include a ride on a minature railway. Suitable for ages 4 - 11. £8


Monday 2nd - Spring Wreath Making - Join Clare from Bliss Flowers and make a beautiful spring wreath during this workshop. All materials will be provided and the wreath will last the season. Suitable for over 11s only. £40

Tuesday 4th - Interactive telling of a story “The Little Lost Duckling” - Help our little Duckling as he sets off on his journey to find his Mother. He will need lots of friends along the way including Dragon Fly, Kingfisher, Hedgehog, Rabbit, Fox and many more. You will be able to make a mask of one of the Duckling’s friends and colour in a lovely duckling picture. £3.50

Wednesday 5th - Easter Cards - Design and colour your very own Easter cards for your family and friends. Why not make an Easter basket read for lots of easter eggs !

Have a go at creating a Chick or Duckling using the technique of Quilling. £3

Tuesday 11th - Easter Cakes - Get creative and join Archana from Cake Wish to decorate your very own cupcakes and also create an Easter themed cake push! £15

Thursday 13th - Easter Painting - Join the Pink Parachute team at Thames Chase for a wonderful Easter themed storytime and then paint your very own Easter rabbit. £12

Not Easter related by check out the new Zog Trail - everything you need to know HERE


Wednesday 5th - Woodland Easter Crafts - Join us for a session of making your own Easter themed decorations and crafts to take home. £7

Thursday 6th - Easter Campfire Cooking - Join us in the woods for a wild afternoon of den building and campfire cooking. Learn how to light a fire and cook your favourite snack on the open flames. £7


Thursday 6th - Easter Drop in Crafts and Trail - Drop into the Nature Discovery Centre anytime from 10am - 2pm to take part in some Easter arts and crafts. Ticket also includes an Easter trail map and prize! £5

Friday 7th - Woodland Easter Crafts - Come and celebrate spring in our outdoor workshop where we will be taking inspiration and materials from nature to create some natural Easter crafts, such as wooden bunnies, flower bunting and willow nests. £7

Tuesday 11th - Easter Campfire Cooking - Join us in the woods for a wild afternoon of den building and campfire cooking. Learn how to light a fire and cook your favourite snack on the open flames. £7


Monday 3rd - Thursday 6th and Tuesday 11th - Friday 14th - Easter Trail - Self-led trail with clues and answers to complete before returning to collect your egg. Prebooking required 01268 205267. £7


Saturday 1st - Sunday 16th - Woodland Animal Trail - The cheeky woodland animals have hidden eggs in Weald Country Park, follow the trail and see if you can find them. There are seven to discover, you will find Boris Badger, Ollie Owl, Freddie Frog, Sammie Squirrel, Heidi Hedgehog, Dilly Deer and Rachel Rabbit. Head to the cafe and pick up a trail guide, activity sheet, and a woodland animal's fact sheet, along with a cheeky chocolate treat (whilst stocks last). Free



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