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FREE and low cost Easter Events

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 that won't break the bank! There are plenty of FREE Easter events for kids. All activities cost no more than £3.50 per child.

29th March - 14th April

Belhus Woods, Weald Country Park, Cressing Temple Barns, Danbury Country Park, Cudmore Grove, Great Notley Country Park, Hadleigh Country Park, Thorndon Country Park

Can you help the Easter Bunny find and count the eggs that are hidden around Essex Country Parks. Pick up or download a free Easter trail. FREE

Permenant Trail Langdon, SS16 6EJ

Explore the wooden characters along the trail including all the Peter Rabbit favourites such as Jemima Puddleduck and Benjamin Rabbit. FREE

4th April

Salary Brook, Greenstead, CO4 5YR

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

1st, 5th, 6th, 9th, 11th April

£3.50 per child

12th April

Belfairs Woodland Centre, SS9 4LR

Join Kerry at Belfairs Woodland Centre for some fun woodland crafts! No booking required – just come along! A small charge per craft is requested.

29th March - 1st April, 6th - 7th April

Warley Place CM13 3HU

Warley Place with its daffodils, crocuses, snowdrops and bluebells in bloom is a spectacular sight. Suggested admission donation is £3 per person. 

31st March, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th April

Harlow Town Park, Pets Corner, CM20 2QD


3rd, 7th and 12th April

Harlow Town Park, Pets Corner, CM20 2QD

Create Easter art work to take home. Choose from two activites. £2 per child

29th - 1st April

Belfairs Woodland Centre, SS9 4LR

This Easter weekend follow the self-led trail through the green wood, answer the egg-cellent clues and claim an egg-citing prize! Maps will be provided on entry and a small prize can be claimed at the end. No Booking Required £3 per child

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, SS17 0RN

Decorating wooden eggs and making colourful decorations. Pre-booking not required, just drop in. £2

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th April

Hadleigh Park SS7 2PP

Easter Pebble Painting, Hot Cross Bunnies, jelly bead prayer bracelets, microgreens planting, family games, womble trail and junk modelling.

Flatford, CO7 6UL 

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 - 12th April

Harlow Town Park, Pets Corner, CM20 2QD

Explore the farm (FREE!) and complete the egg trail. £1.50

Priory Park, SS2 6NB 

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

10th April

Welsh Woods, CO4 3JA

Learn how to use natural materials to make everything from a fidget spinner to your own wooden deer to take home. Welsh Wood Forest School area from 10am until 11.30 am FREE

29th March - 14th April 

High Woods Country Park, CO4 5JR

Find out about the creatures that call High Woods home. Trail available from the Visitor Centre for only £1.

Don't forget to check the Park Directory for more park inspiration -


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