Find a local Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Brunch, etc.

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parage, Easter brunch or breakfast or other Easter events in Southern East Anglia (Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire), England?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of thoses in Southern East Anglia (Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire), England, sorted by county. ALWAYS either see their website or call before you go to confirm the info, there are often last minute changes which they do not report to us!

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Updates for July 2020

Due to concerns about Coronavirus, many Easter egg hunts are being cancelled for 2020. As we get updates, we are revising them here. ALWAYS confirm directly with the sponsor (we provide links to their websites, email and phone numbers) to ensure they are still holding the event, as the situation is changing rapidly. A few are having drive-in Egg Hunts, most are simply canceling in 2020 to return in 2021, and holding an online service this year.
Easter Sunday will be April 12, 2020. Most Easter egg hunts are being held on the Saturday a week before Easter, or the day before Easter Sunday. ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute cancellations, postponements or changes to locations due to weather (like heavy rains in the northeast) or logistical problems, just click on the link to the event's website and (in most cases), you want to click on the "events" link or "calendar" link on their website. Or use their site search for "Easter". Do let them know you found them here, so they will update us next year.  Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, or simply never respond to email, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to their websites, facebook pages and calendars. Besides egg hunts, there are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch!
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RELATED:You may also want to go to a local farm to Pick Your Own fruit and vegetables; strawberries start very soon in most areas! Farms will be open, and it's quite safe out in a field, where people are not close to each othger!
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Easter Egg Hunt, Parade and Event Listings

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Bedfordshire

Essex

  • Audley End Railway - Meet Easter Bunny
    Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JB. Phone: 01799 510726. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: from the 6th to 22nd April 2019 from 10am to 5pm. Meet our Easter Bunny and his friends and ride the train into the woods. The cost in 2018 was £11 per person, under 2s free.
  • Audley End Easter Adventure Quest - Easter Egg Hunt
    Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF. Phone: 0370 333 1181. Event date and time: Saturday 6 April 2019 to  Monday 22 April 2019  from 11am to 5pm.  Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you and your family follow the trail through the gardens. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a certificate and a sticker to prove it, and there’ll be a chocolate treat too! You can get questing at Audley End every day of the school holidays. It costs just £1 per child, and there’s no need to book.. You must also pay to enter Audley End which is adults £18.10, children £11.90, family £47.10.
  • Barleylands Farm Park Step into Spring - Easter Egg Hunt
    Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD. Phone: 01268 290229. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 15, 2018. 10am to 5pm. Self-guided egg hunt, meet the Easter Bunny, feed the lambs and baby animals. The cost in 2018 was Adults £12, children £11, under 2s free, family £42.
  • Bourne Mill Cadbury Easter Bunny Hunt - Easter Egg Hunt
    Bourne Road, Colchester, CO2 8RT. Phone: 01206549799. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: 30, 31 March, 1, 2 April 11-4pm. £2.50 each (plus entrance fee for non-members). No need to book.. Cadbury chocolate bunny.
  • Danbury Country Park - Easter Bunny Trail
    Woodhill Road, Danbury, Chelmsford, CM3 4AW. Phone: 01245 222350. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: Friday, date TBD. The cost in 2018 was £6 per child.
  • Epping Ongar Railway - Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny, The Bunny Hop - Children's Disco, Facepainters
    Station Approach, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9BN. Phone:  01277 365200. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: 4 days, 10, 11, 12, 13 April 2020; see their website for times. Tickets now on sale! 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! You'll need to use our steam and diesel trains to find them all! Upon arrival, children will receive a sheet with clues, before being asked to find as many numbered eggs as they can, which Bertie has sneakily hidden around the Railway - be sure to keep watch out the windows during your journey. At the end of your visit, return the sheet to one of our shops and receive a special Easter treat. Stay alert for Bertie the Easter Bunny, who will be out and about the stations and maybe even aboard some of the trains throughout each day! Steam and diesel trains will be in operation, and our heritage buses will pick you up from right outside Epping Underground or Shenfield stations.   Look out for the activity train where you can enjoy magic shows, balloon modelling and more during the journey!  Also at North Weald, children young and old can enjoy having their faces painted by Cre8tive Faces (additional charge applies) between 10.30 and 15.00.
  • Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre - Easter Egg Hunt
    Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex CM11 1WT. Phone: 44 1268 711001. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: Friday, 19 April  2019 and Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019; 10am to 4pm. The Easter Bunny has been to Hanningfield Reserve and left some chocolaty treats behind. Can you find them? Make an Easter-themed craft to take away with you and have a go at some pond dipping. £8 per child. No need to book.
  • Hylands Park Charity Easter Bunny Hunt - Easter egg hunt, The Easter bunny will make an appearance
    Hylands House, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Join us on Easter Sunday to hunt for wooden bunnies and win a chocolatey prize. It's a great Easter day out for the family in a lovely venue. Entry opens at 11am, last entries will be at 1pm and the prize collection closes at 2pm. Advance tickets are available below for £4.00 per child.  We will have a limited number of tickets available after 12:30pm on the day at £5.00 per child. Parents go free! Organised every year by the members of Chelmsford Ladies Circle in aid of local charities, this year's Bunny Hunt will raise vital funds for Dementia Adventure. Click here for our Facebook page. Tickets are on sale at www.chelmsfordladiescircle.co.uk and the answers to common frequently asked questions can be found there also. Time slots are available from 11.00am to 12.45pm. On the day entry is only available from 12.30pm and this will be limited and so we do advise booking in advance. Entry closes at 1pm and the prize collection closes at 2pm.  (UPDATED: March 12, 2019)
  • Marsh Farm Giant Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Egg Hunt
    Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5WP. Phone: 01245 321552. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: 4 April 2020 to 19 April 2020. This is one of the biggest Easter egg hunts in the county. Come to Marsh Farm for our Great Easter Grotto 4th to the 19th April for a full day of super Easter Family Fun! Visit our Great Easter Grotto this Easter and enjoy acres of ‘egg’tastic themed fun & shows including Meeting the Easter Bunny, our fantastic Easter Egg Hunt, explore the beautiful Easter Garden AND adorable bunnies & chicks! Plus a treat for every child. This is all included with the rest of the family fun at Marsh Farm – indoor play, outdoor play, crazy golf and bouncy pillows.Enjoy a full day of the greatest family fun including:Great Easter Grotto, Meet the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg Hunt, Bunnies & Chicks, Easter Crafts,Amazing shows, Gem hunting, Crazy golf, Adventure play, All the rest of your Marsh Farm favourites!
    This event is FREE for members. *Under 2’s admission is free or £2.00 upgrade to do the egg hunt
  • Naze Centre Essex Wildlife Trust - Easter egg hunt
    The Naze Centre, The Naze Centre, Old Hall Lane,, Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8LE. Phone: 01255 679379. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: Saturday, 4 April 2020 through Friday, 17 April, 2020, with multiple sessions available: Price £5.00. No need to book, just drop in. Hunt for the giant Easter eggs on the Naze, find them all and win a chocolate Easter egg prize to take home, there is a selection of delicious treats to choose from.This event is a drop-in activity and doesn't require booking. For more information please call the Naze centre.
  • Old MacDonald’s Farm Easter Festival - festival
    Old MacDonald’s Farm, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5AY. Phone: 44 1277 375177. Email: [email protected]. Event date and time: 4 April 2020 to 19 April 2020. Easter egg hunt, rabbit-themed maze, special guests, face painting and the chance to meet baby bunnies, chicks and ducks.
  • Poplar Nurseries - Easter Biscuit Workshop and possibly an Easter Trail
    Poplar Nurseries Ltd, Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, CO6 1HR. Phone: 01206 210374. Email: [email protected].. Event date and time: Monday 8th April, 2019. Easter Biscuit Workshop £3.99 per child to booking essential Decorate a couple of biscuits with lots of scrummy toppings.

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