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What's On in Essex - Easter 2024 Guide

Read on to find out what's on in Essex this Easter! Here you can find the best family friendly events in Essex this Easter Holiday!

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

if you are looking for FREE and low cost activities specifically, check out our separate Easter Guide!

29th March - 1st April - Eggscellent Easter - Complete the eggcellent Easter trail and receive a chocolately prize. Then join in pond dipping and have a cracking time! £7

2nd - Spring Explorers - Collect Spring treasures to make some lovely creations and try to identify the trees from their sprouting leaves! £7

3rd 10th - Drop Off Day £30

4th - Treasure Hunt - complete tasks and following trails for treasure prize at the end £7

8th - Nature Tots Easter Special £7

9th - Natural Journals £7

11th - Bug Adventure £9

12th - Dinosaur Adventure £7

3rd - Easter Eggs-plorers - Follow the trail to find the Easter Bunny's lost eggs, make a craft on your way, and then have a go at lake dipping before you claim your chocolatey prize. £8

4th - Nature Tots Easter Special £7

9th - Family Forest Fun £7

11th - Spring Explorers - guided Spring walk, feed the red deer, and finish around the warming campfire £7

29th - 31st - Self Led Egg Trail - Complete the trail through the woods, answer the clues and collect your prize. Drop in, maps £3 from the visitor centre.

3rd - Easter in the Woods - Easter Egg Hunt, Easter themed natural crafts, nature hat parade £8

4th - Family Wildlife Walk £7

8th - Drop in Marvellous Minibeasts £5

10th - Wildlife Workshop £7

29th March - 14th April - Treasure Island Show £5 and Woodland Pirate Trail £5.75 children, £2.25 Adults

4th April - Drop in Crafts - Nature and Egg-citing Easter Themed Craft and Workshop. Crafts start at £5.00, cash or card on the day.

29th, 30th, 1st - Easter Egg Hunt - Receive an Easter Passport on arrival, decode the easter egg hunt, take part in some fun Easter games, bounce on the castles and decorate some plant pots for your very own take home treat. £9.50

3rd and 10th - Holiday Activities - Minibeast hunting, pond dipping with a picnic and marshmallows by the fire at Lunchtime. £8 per child

29th March - 1st April - Meet Thomas! Take a real train ride with a life-sized Thomas The Tank Engine, Percy and Daisy. Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway. Adults £18, Children £14

29th March - 1st April - Eggsciting Easter - Complete the Easter trail to claim your chocolatey prize. Then use natural materials to create an Easter animal to take home £7

3rd - Pond Dipping £5

3rd - Poo and Other Clues £7

4th - Woodland Craft £8

4th - Nature Tots Easter Special £7

5th - Drop Off Day £30

8th - Science Spectacular £8

10th - Family Outdoor Explorers £7

From 16th March (weekends) - 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.

31st 1st - Easter in the Garden -Explore the gardens. Easter Monday Easter Trail and Fun Filled Games! Adults £5, Children £1, Under 5s Free, Easter Trail additional £2

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th April - Family Activities - Easter Pebble Painting, Hot Cross Bunnies, jelly bead prayer bracelets, microgreens planting, family games, womble trail and junk modelling. FREE

14th - Family Bushcraft, Family of two £5, Family of 4 £10

2nd - Drop Off Day £30

3rd 8th - Pond Dipping £5

4th Family Forest Fun £7

5th - Nature Tots Easter Special £7

Did you know it is FREE to enter Pets' Corner at Harlow Town Park! Read our post all about it HERE!

Easter Egg Hunt - Drop in

Keeper Talks

Meet the Lambs - In small groups listen to the keepers talk all about lambs, whilst getting to meet the little bundles of joy, with plenty of opportunity for close contact and a photo. Drop in.

31st - 3rd - Easter Trails - Dragon Egg Trail adn Fairy Door Trail, £1 plus admission

10th 11th - Knight School - £2.50 plus admsision

Adults £11, Children £9, Under 4s Free

29th March - 14th April - ‘Signs of Spring Easter Trail’ find out about the creatures that call High Woods home. Drop in £1.

5th - Pond Dipping - Discover what creatures hide under the surface and become a pond dipping expert. Pre-booking essential, £5.50 per child.

12th - Woodland Crafts - Learn how to use natural materials to make everything from a fidget spinner to your own wooden deer to take home. Pre- booking essential, £5.50 per child.

4th - Spring to The Hive - Wander the nature paths at your own pace taking part in activities that take your fancy. Adults £4.50, Children £2.50

30th March - Easter Family Fun Day Hosted by The Essex Badger Protection Group. Over 30 stallholders attending Selling handmade and bespoke crafts, Easter themed decorations, face painting, tombolas, raffle and games. Meet and greet Easter Bunny (Goodie bags included). Activity Hive for kids crafts.

30th - 31st March - Easter Weekend - Easter trail, meet and greet with the Easter bunny, inflatables. Adults £9, Children £11

29th March - 14th April - 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 £15.85, Children £7.95, Under 5s Free

2nd, 9th - Storytelling - Admission fees

10th - Outdoor Bubble Show - Admission fees

4th, 5th, 8th - Face Painting - Admisson + £5

4th, 5th, 8th - Easter craft workshops - Admission + £2.50

10th - Outdoor Bubble Show - Admission fees

3rd - Signs of Spring £7

4th - Drop Off Day £30

5th - Family Wild Evening Out £5

8th - Nature Tots Easter Special £8

2nd - 11th April - Easter Event - Lamb visits are back during the Easter School holidays! Thanks to Wilkins Jam and their lovely big trailer, you can enjoy a ride down to the farm to see the newborn lambs. On Easter Sunday or Monday and enjoy an egg and spoon race and toddler Easter egg hunt. Adults £11, Children £6

29th March - 28th April - Head out into the Arboretum and eggsplore beautiful blossom, trees from every temperate zone and natural play areas as you discover the giant nests. Entry Adults £9, Child over 3 £5.30, Under 3 free entry.

29th March - 1st April - Easter Egg Hunt - Drop in £7

2nd 3rd - Seashore Explorers £7

2nd 3rd- Fossil Discovery £3

4th - Drop Off Day £30

30th 31st 1st - Easter Obstacle Race - Take on the 2K woodland obstacle run, age 6+. Each child receives an Easter treat. £24 per person

28th - 29th - Easter Weekend - - Golden Egg Hunt. Easter themed interactive nature trail. Easter themed games station by Fun Filled Games. Easter crafts run by Twinkle & Snug (Friday 29th March only, small additional cost).Delicious Easter egg for all children bookings £6

30th March - 14th April - Teddy Bear Picnic - Teddy trail and activity sheets can be picked up and paid for on the day throughout the Easter holidays at the Priory Visitor Centre £2.50

9th - Easter Special Nature Tots - £7

4th - Pond Dipping - Discover what creatures hide under the surface. Meet at the pond near the Buffett Way play area. Drop in 11am until 1pm. FREE

2nd - Easter Campfire £7

5th - DIY Nature Journals £8

6th 13th - Neurodivergent Easter Fun £7

10th - Bug Buddies Drop In £5

1st - Easter Egg Decoration Drop in £2

2nd - Bug Party £7

3rd - Easter in the Woods £8

3rd - Art Attack £7

5th - Pond Dipping £5

8th - Seed Bomb, prices vary

9th - Super Scientists £7

9th Campfire Cooking £7

10th - Woodland Crafts - Learn how to use natural materials to make everything from a fidget spinner to your own wooden deer to take home. FREE

29th March - 14th April - Go on a quest to solve riddles and follow clues to help find the missing dragon egg. Child from £17.49, Adult from £16.49. Save 25% with code EASTER

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