Easter in Essex

Easter is from Friday 3rd April to Monday 6th April this year, so hopefully the weather should be good and we’ll have the chance to be outdoors in the sunshine. There are a whole host of events happening over the bank holidays and during the school Easter holidays in Essex. Here’s just a selection of them, you can find all the details for these and many more events on our April Events in Essexpage.

Operating Days Colne Valley Railway. Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th April. Diesel or steam trains will be running on this rural heritage line

Copped Hall Open Gardens/Easter Egg Hunt Easter Sunday 5th April. An opportunity to wander round the gardens at leisure in the afternoon and talk to the gardeners. Children can see the Easter bunny and join in an Easter egg hunt while adults enjoy the spring flowers.

Eastertide Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Good Friday 3rd April to Easter Monday 6th April. “See 100 Tudors about the manor, under cover and in the grounds, celebrating Easter Tudor-style with music, dancing, hot cross bun making and more.

Farmers and Craft Market Hylands House, Sunday 5th April. Many specialist foods including : freshly baked breads, homemade cakes, pies, Indian foods, specialist wines, coffee, and fine sausages

Medieval Siege and Fair, Hedingham Castle, Easter Sunday 5th April and Easter Monday 6th April. The Medieval Siege Society returns to give battle before the ancient castle of the Earls of Oxford!

Egg-cellent Easter at Valentines Mansion, Sunday 5th April – Wednesday 8th April. Follow the special Easter trail and pick up your special treat when you complete it!

Feasts and fairs – High days and holidays through the ages, Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge/The View, Wednesday 8th April. Find out how people celebrated their holidays in Epping Forest and join in our holiday making activities!

Magnificent Mosaics, Saffron Walden Museum, Saffron Walden. Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th April. What have the Romans ever done for us?

St. George and the Dragon, Cressing Temple. Cressing, Nr. Briantree. Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th April. Attend Knight School, and improve your dragon fighting skills

And why not sign up for our regular newsletter to keep up to date on events across the county.