Easter Events in Essex


Here are our picks for events in Essex this Bank Holiday weekend!

Easter Adventure Quest
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Saturday 23rd March 2024 to Sunday 14th April 2024
“Join us for a cracking adventure quest at Audley End this Easter holiday. Hunt for clues in the castle grounds, track down the Easter eggs and get rewarded with a tasty chocolate treat.”
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Good Friday Family Funday
Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1QP
Good Friday 29th March 2024, 11am-8pm
“Bring the whole family for a day filled with laughter, games, and delightful Easter vibes! Best part? Under 18’s come FREE!”
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Days Out with Thomas
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester CO6 2DS
Good Friday 29th March 2024 to Easter Monday 1st April 2024
“Take a real train ride with a life-sized Thomas The Tank Engine, Percy and Daisy. Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, Toby and Henrietta, and much more!”
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Tudor Eastertide
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford CO10 9BA
Good Friday 29th March 2024 to Easter Monday 1st April 2024
“Around the Manor you may encounter some 50 to our ‘Tudors’ busy in the Great Kitchen, Dairy , Bakehouse (producing Tudor Hot Cross Buns) – and elsewhere inside and out.”
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Easter Egg Hunt
Cromwell Manor, Pitsea
Good Friday 29th March 2024 to Easter Monday 1st April
“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.”
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Woodland Pirate Trail/Treasure Island
Cammas Hall Farm, Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak CM22 7JT
Friday 29th March 2024 to Sunday 14th April 2024
“Can you navigate your way, find the clues, solve the riddles and crack the mystery word in order to reach the treasure on the Pirate Trail? And for the young ones sea-shanties, puppetry and a barrel-full of silliness on Treasure Island.”
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Easter at Barleylands
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Good Friday 29th March 2024 to Sunday 14th April 2024
“Step in to Spring throughout the Easter Holidays at Barleylands Farm Park with baby animals galore! Join us for cute animal cuddles, springtime crafts, lamb bottle feeding, and lots more! PLUS new for 2024, Skittleman the Entertainer is joining us!”
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Easter Egg Hunt
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Easter Sunday 31st March 2024
“Children will meet the Easter Bunny and join in the fun of the Egg Hunt by finding and answering the hidden clues and collecting the plastic eggs to win a little chocolate egg. Adults can also enjoy the Spring flowers.”
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Canvey Island Transport Museum Easter Event
Canvey Island Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey SS8 7TD
Easter Sunday 31st March 2024, 10.30am to 4.30pm
“Lots of stalls, amazing historic vehicles, displays and a great Easter Egg Hunt! Circular bus between the museum and the Monico.”
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Dragon Egg Hunt and Fairy Door Trail
Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Essex CO9 3DJ
Sunday 31st March 2024 to Wednesday 3rd April 2024
Twelve Dragon Eggs and Ten Fairy Doors to be found. Spot them all and claim your treat.
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Easter Bank Holiday Monday Wonderland at Blake House
Blake House Craft Centre, Blake End, Nr Braintree CM77 6SH
Monday 1st April 2024, 10am until 4pm
“There’ll be a whole host of food, drink, stalls and makers, as well as all your usual Blake House Craft Centre favourites. Alice in Wonderland-themed fun, fancy dress, free entrance and parking.”
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Easter Monday Trail
Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow CM17 0NA
Easter Monday 1st April 2024, 2pm to 6pm
“Hidden treasures, thrilling clues and a whole lot of fun for the whole family, including facepainting.”
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Easter Egg Hunt
Haven House Children’s Hospice, IG8 9LB
Thursday 4th April 2024, 10am – 1pm
“Hop into Spring with our woodland Easter egg hunt. After the Easter Egg Hunt, in our beautiful grounds in Woodford Green, you can treat yourself to a hot cross bun and hot drink while your little ones get stuck into some Easter crafts, enjoy our accessible playground, and explore all our grounds have to offer.”
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