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Easter Event & Activities in Essex

Easter is on Sunday 12th April this year and it isn’t just about over indulging on chocolate eggs (though this is our favourite part) - it’s also a chance to make the most of Spring and get involved some of the many fun activities that are being run all over Essex in 2020.

Many will offer a good opportunity to walk off all those chocolate eggs and hot cross buns too, so get hatching a plan on how best to spend the bank holiday with some Easter family fun!


Easter Eggstravaganza –Egg Hunt and Activities at Hanningfield Reservoir

Saturday 11th April

Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT

Price: £5 per child

Become a family of Eggsplorers by joining in this great egg hunt at Hanningfield Reservoir - booking is essential and at just £5 per child, everyone can crack the clues and claim eggy rewards!

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Essex Wildlife Trust Easter event – Pygmy Goats & Chicks!

Sunday 12th April

The Naze Centre, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8LE

Price: £3 per child

Join in this annual event with the cutest little guests – come and see some sweet little chicks and baby goats for Easter Sunday!

It's a chance for children and adults to see and hold the animals and find out more about them as well as an opportunity for photographs with the animals to remember the day!

No booking is required as this is a drop in event, but be aware that there is a limit on the amount of people who will able to see the chicks and goats and there will be a short break at 12:30 so that the animals can rest.

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Paycocke’s House and Garden – Cadbury’s Egg Hunt

10th-14th April

Paycocke’s House and Garden, 25 West Street, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1NS

Price: £2.50 per child (Hunt Cost only)

Explore and discover Paycocke’s House and Garden – as well as the Cadbury’s Egg Hunt (£2.50 entry cost) you can take part in traditional garden games like croquet or quoits in this beautiful setting, perfect for families with children or groups of all ages. Fingers crossed that the sun comes out!

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Easter Crafts – Belfairs Woodland Centre

Sunday 12th of April

Belfairs Woodland Centre, Eastwood Road North, Leigh on Sea, SS9 4LR

Price: £3.00 per child

Join in on this drop-in craft morning for Easter Sunday! Crafts to suit a range of ages and the chance to make a range of keepsakes that you can make part of your own Easter traditions in years to come! Small charges are incurred per craft.

No booking required - just come along!

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This one is ideal to do before you go out on one of the great activities we’ve already mentioned so they can set and be ready to eat by the time you get home!


Easter Cornflake cakes – the perfect (and cheap!) Easter tradition

A crowd favourite and easy to make, these chocolate cornflake cakes are one you can make yourself or with little hands for an afternoon activity.

How to make:

  • 1. Line a 12-hole fairy cake tin with paper cases.
  • 2. Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water, (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water). Stir the mixture until smooth.
  • 3. Remove the bowl from the heat and gently stir in the cornflakes until all of the cereal is coated in the chocolate.
  • 4. Divide the mixture between the paper cases and press 3 chocolate eggs into the centre of each nest. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or until completely set.

Essex Holidays

Essex is a popular destination, with lots to see and do for a visiting holiday guest. It is a land of wonderful contrasts, the bright lights of resorts like Clacton, to the tranquil coastline around Maldon.

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