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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.