Easter Activities in Essex and East London

With Easter just under a week away, and the school holiday’s about to start here are some ideas to help you fill your time;

Hop Along Ilford Town Centre Trail – 23rd March – 13th April

12 Bunnies will be hidden in the Town Centre for you and your little ones to find. Entry forms can be downloaded from http://www.inilford.com or collected at Redbridge Central Library.

Easter Trail at Valentines Mansion – 1st-2nd April  11am-4pm £2 per child

A family favourite. Come join the Easter trail and uncover the hidden eggs and bunnies around the house and gardens. Don’t forget to pick up your special treat as a reward.

Audley End Easter Bunny and friends – 30th March 


Explore the magical forest at Audley End Railway and enjoy exploring with the Easter Bunny and his friends.

Springtime –  Barleylands Farm – 30th March – 15th April


Enjoy Easter at Barleylands, with a packed programme of fun events for all the family.
From seeing the Easter Bunny to following our Giant Easter Egg Trail, you’re sure to have an egg-cellent day out! Included in your ticket price –
Meet the Easter Bunny (Appearances throughout the day), Decorate an Easter biscuit & an Easter Trail

Easter Egg Hunt Ongar Railway – 30th March – 2nd April


Epping Ongar Railway’s beloved Bertie Bunny will be leading what is probably the longest Easter egg hunt in Essex. Running the length of the railway track, from Ongar through to Coopersale, the distance covered is equivalent to 131,579 eggs placed end to end!

Giant Egg Hunt Marsh Farm –  30th March – 13th April

Giant Easter Egg Hunt

Join the Giant Easter Egg Hunt with a chocolate treat for every child! Plus acres of Easter Themed fun, shows and adorable bunnies & chicks.

Bedfords Park Egg-cellent Quiz Night 31st March 6pm-8pm


Bedfords Park Easter Trail 31st March


Wizard of Oz  Hunt, East Village E20 – 31st March 


This Easter weekend, head to East Village and join Dorothy and all her friends from Oz in a search for chocolate eggs!

On Saturday 31 March 2018, families are invited to East Village E20 from midday for a FREE ‘Wizard of Oz’ themed Easter egg hunt around the former Athletes’ Village.

Along the way, families can meet Dorothy and her friends including the tin man, lion and scarecrow…but watch out for the wicked witch!

Lea Valley Park Farm 30th March – 15th April 


The legendary Easter bunny is paying a visit to the farm this Easter holidays bringing with him egg-citing treats for boys and girls who attend the farm’s brand new Easter Bunny School which runs from Friday 30 March and until Sunday 15 April.

To access the Easter Bunny School and guarantee a personal meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, pupils aged between 2 and 17 years will need to purchase a special Easter Star Pass priced at £25 per child. As an added bonus, the Easter Star Pass will also provide pass holders with unlimited entry to Lee Valley Park Farms from date of purchase until Friday 20 July – that’s complimentary entry for up to three and a half months, for just £25!

For those seeking even more festive fun, an Easter Egg Hunt (Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April) will take place twice a day in the farm’s orchard over the festive weekend whilst the annual Easter Egg Trail (Friday 30 March – Sunday 15 April) will challenge visitors to find a prize hidden in and around the 17 acre family attraction using a series of clues.

This year’s Easter Baby Boom season (Friday 30 March – Sunday 15 April) will also be in full swing at the farms as James and his team are set to welcome more new arrivals including chicks and lambs. To enjoy either of these seasonal activities, standard entry prices apply.

Hope this helps to keep you and your little bunnies entertained and filled with chocolate.

I’d Love to hear of any other events you know of going on around the Easter break.

Mummy Em x





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