Livewell Easter holiday activities

Basildon Borough, Braintree District, Brentwood Borough, Castlepoint Borough, Chelmsford City, Colchester Borough, Epping Forest District, Harlow District, Maldon District, Rochford District, Tendring District, Uttlesford District

Find activities and events to keep the kids entertained (and active) this Easter half term in Essex. From Easter egg hunts to outdoor adventures and sports camps, there’s something for everyone! 
Details may be subject to change. Always check with the organiser before attending. 

Easter egg hunts

See a list of Easter egg hunts across Essex including at the Maldon Prom, Epping Hongar Railway, Abberton Reservoir, Audley End and many more places!

Easter fun compilation across Essex from Essex Mums if you are looking for spring fun, Easter egg hunts, arts and crafts or anything related to cute Easter bunnies and new baby chicks.

Kids activity camps
  • Essex Outdoors holiday activity days: an ideal way for young people aged 8-16 to try exciting new experiences in the outdoors! Book now for activities in Bradwell, Danbury, Harlow and Mersea.
  • Mega Camps offer a variety of activities to suit all different interests, with an option for a sporting or arts and crafts activity.
  • Fit for sport Easter activity camps  Activity Camps are a great way for your child: To keep active; Have fun; Make new friends; Try something new; Take part in a whole range of activities and sports!
  • Barracudas multi-activity Easter day camps
  • Essex Wildlife Trust events including forest school, wild holiday club in the woods and pond dippers
Basildon Borough

Spring into Easter at Barleylands: from 6th to 22nd April. Meet their cute new arrivals and tuck into some chocolatey treats!

Basildon at 70 – Winifred Road Open Space Event 11th April. Free community event for the whole family Come along and join in with the fun packed quiz, winners get a prize!! Also, find out the benefits of how to use the new outdoor gym facilities from a qualified physical trainer.

Braintree District

Sky Ropes at Great Notley Country Park –  Feel the thrill and reach unforgettable heights with family and friends.

Cressing Temple– Junior astronomy club 9th April: Discover the delights of the night sky with the North Essex Astronomical Society! Young budding astronomists can learn how to use telescopes, discover planets, stars and constellations and other great activities.

Marks Hall Arboretum Easter trail 6th April– They have a huge display of Spring colours found in an array of shrubs and trees.

Essex Young People’s Orchestra are performing a FREE concert on 11th April at Braintree Arts Theatre. If you like Schubert then this is egg-actly the right event for you!

Come rain or shine, Fusion has a range of indoor activities to stem the boredom in a fun, safe and social environment. Check out the timetables for each leisure centre:

Cressing Temple chocolate festival– 19th April -The Cressing Chocolate Festival promises to have something for all chocolate lovers with a great range of stalls. For the serious chocolate enthusiast there will be Artisan stalls, workshops and talks on the history of chocolate. Whilst children will have the chance to sign-up for workshops as well as complete a chocolate trail

Brentwood Borough

Friday Night Takeover at Brentwood Leisure Centre: Every Friday night 12- 16 years olds are inviting to come to the Brentwood Centre and enjoy a whole host of activities including mixed martial arts, team yoga, street dance, swimming and more.

Easter themed trail at Wat Tyler Country Park from 8th April 11am to 1pm.

Try the high ropes and adventure Rope runners at the secret nuclear bunker in Kelvedon Hatch: they are adrenaline- filled activities on new courses for anyone over 6 years old.

Colchester Borough

Relaxed opening at Colchester Castle on Sunday 7th April– Enjoy a little calm at the Castle and join us on the first Sunday of the month for a Relaxed Opening. These sessions are suitable for visitors with ASD, providing an opportunity for them to explore the museum at a quieter time.

Easter Egg Hunt at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve-Drop in to take part in an  Easter eggstravaganza from 8-22 April.

Thomas The Tank Engine at the East Anglian Railway Museum– Bust my buffers! Enjoy an Easter treat as Thomas the Tank Engine pulls into Chappel Station for an Easter of family fun from the 9-11 April.

Bottle Feeding Lambs at Layer Marney Tower Explore this magnificent building and take part in the ultimate Spring family event, bottle feeding the newborn lambs. Climb the famous Tower, take part in a free Easter Quiz and finish up in the tearoom!

High Woods Country park family fun:

  • Easter Egg Rolling on 17th April from 10am-12pm- Suitable for ages 5+, children can enjoy Easter-themed games, creating their own Easter egg and obstacle course, and racing their egg downhill. The activity costs £4.40 per child.
  • Self-guided Easter Trail from 20th to 22nd April everyone can enjoy. Simply drop-in to the Visitor Centre anytime between 11am and 3pm and pick up a map for £1 and follow the fun Easter trail around the park – there may even be a sweet treat at the end!
  • Fishing for Beginners event on 28th April –  This practical course will teach beginners the basics of water safety, equipment, bait types and fish species, and is suitable for adults and children ages 7+. Booking for this event is essential and costs £6 per person. Equipment can be borrowed, if requested in advance.

Leisure World kids’ camps- Monday 8 April – Friday 19 April, 9am-3pm or 8am-5.30pm

Kids’ base camps -A full day of action-packed supervised activities for children in school years 7-11.  Ideal for working parents. Activities include fun in the Leisure Pool, trips to Escape Room and Tenpin, multi sports, trampolining and our inflatable obstacle course in the Fitness Pool.

Kids’ camps– A full day of action-packed supervised activities for children in school years 1-6, which includes swimming as a core part of the day’s activities. Ideal for working parents.

Chelmsford City

Half day and full day city camps throughout the school holidays for children between aged between 4 and 12 at Riverside Leisure Centre, South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre and Dovedale Sports Centre.

Active Fun sessions during the school holidays, giving children the chance to learn new skills and get active in a fun environment.

Premiership Football camps and Camp Wild kids camp at KEGS School Chelmsford. Two weeks from Tuesday 8 April – Thursday 18th April. 8:30am to 17:30pm.

School of Golf preschool classes this April aimed at parents and juniors– pre-school classes aimed at children (aged 3-5) and parents who would like to learn a new activity together, in a friendly welcoming environment.

Bam Bam Boogies’ parent and child dance classes– 8th to 11th April 10 to 10.45am
Where? Hamptons Sports and Leisure Centre

Epping Forest District

Epping Forest Multi Sports Day, craft camps, play in the forest for children aged 5-14
When? 8th to 21st April 2018
Where? Loughton Cricket Club

Eggceptional edible Easter creations workshop for children aged 5-14
When? 16th April
Where? Communities Training Room, Epping Forest DC, 25 Hemnall Street, Epping, CM16 4LU

Grassroots FA have an Easter Camp – With two weeks available throughout Easter, make new friends, learn new skills and have fun!
When? Monday 8th to Thursday 18th April
Where? Davenant School

Lambourne End adventure academy– 15th to 18th April- A jam-packed programme of farm and adventurous activities throughout the school holidays.

Adventure and farm open day 7th April 11am to 4pm at Lambourne End– a great opportunity for families to spend time together on the farm, try their hands at a range of different activities and have a great day in the countryside raising money for their charity at the same time.

Harlow District

Easter holiday activities at Harlow Leisurezone: lots of great fun activities for kids to enjoy during the Easter holiday, from multi activity days, craft sessions, aqua jets, trampolining, go karting and bouncy castle.

The Hare and the Tortoise show at the Victoria Hall Theatre in Old Harlow, Essex – Easter holiday family entertainment live on stage. Book your tickets now and come and join the fun!

Rochford District

Clements Hall Leisure Centre activities over the Easter break.

Southend Borough

Leisure centres activities at:

Tendring District

See all the school holiday activities at all the leisure centres and pools.

Easter futsal taster sessions at Clacton Leisure Centre Friday 12th April for 6 to 15 year olds at 1pm to 2pm and 2.15pm to 3.15pm- Book a place by calling 01255 686688.

Uttlesford District

Fit for Sport activity camps
From multi-sports to messy arts & crafts, from outdoor adventures to ‘eggciting’ Easter themed activities, join Fit For Sport for lots of active fun at your local Activity Camp this holiday! For ages 5-12 years.

Felsted School multi-sports camp
Keep fit and make friends on this fun multi-sports camp which includes a full range of different sports including football, tennis, rounders and volleyball. The camp has a keen focus on football skills and team work designed to challenge both bodies and minds, whilst having a great deal of fun in the process.


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