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

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parade, 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 those 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!  If you have missed the Easter egg hunts in your area (or they were canceled), see this page about how to easily have your own backyard or local park Easter egg hunt.

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Updates for June 2021

It looks like SOME egg hunts will be returning in 2021! It's a bit early to know for sure,  as many are waiting until the last minute to make announcements, but with the vaccine being rolled out, and most egg hunts being held outdoors, there little logic in not resuming them. ALWAYS, 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 too fluid, and it is impossible to confirm yet; most of the dates provided are speculative, based on 2019 .
Easter Sunday will be 4 April 2021. 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, COVID 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 Since many egg hunts do not publish the current year's dates until the very last minute, or simply never respond to email, we may not get their current information, which is why we have links to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!
If you need to add your egg hunt or update your existing information, click on these links.

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!
 

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: enquiries@aemr.co.uk. Event date and time: Monday, 12 April 2021 to Sunday, 25 April 2021 from 10am to 5pm. Meet our Easter Bunny and his friends and ride the train into the woods. Join in in the fun at the Audley End Miniature Railway and visit our very own Easter Bunny at his Spring Home in the woods! Hop aboard one of our trains and venture deep into the woods to visit the Easter Bunny, receive a special gift and meet his other furry friends. Throughout the train ride, you can test your I spy skills and look out for various animals and objects along the route too! Once you return from your train ride you can then wander into our magical Easter Trail to try and spot all of the Animals, Nests and Eggs in your activity booklet. Keep an eye out for our bunny family the Braybrooke Bunnies too!
  • Audley End Easter Adventure Quest - Easter Egg Hunt
    Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF. Phone: 0370 333 1181. Event date and time: Monday, 29 March 2021 to Sunday 18 April 2021 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: farmpark@barleylands.co.uk. Event date and time: We don't know if they are holding it this year; in past years, it was held on multiple dates, see their website. 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: bournemill@nationaltrust.org.uk. Event date and time: Daily, see their website, the dates are written in a confusing manner with no year stated.  Join us for an Easter adventure in nature at Bourne Mill. Discover our family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward at the end. We know how much joy our Easter egg trails bring to our visitors each year and we hope this year will be the same. However, we ask that you support your local property and tickets must be booked in advance.  Easter adventures in nature  Trail packs are £3 each.
  • Danbury Country Park - Easter Bunny Trail
    Woodhill Road, Danbury, Chelmsford, CM3 4AW. Phone: 01245 222350. Email: country.parks@essex.gov.uk. 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: enquiries@eorailway.co.uk. Event date and time: No updates yet for 2021; We don't know if they are holding it this year; in past years, it was held on multiple dates, see their website. ; 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: hanningfield@essexwt.org.uk. Event date and time: Cancelled for 2021, see their website, 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: chelmsfordcircle@hotmail.co.uk. Event date and time: UPDATE for 2021, Sadly our 2020 Easter Sunday Bunny Hunt had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; Thank you for your support to date. We intend to return next year to hold our 17th Bunny Hunt 18 years after it all started. Directions: Click here for a map and directionsa>. 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: info@marshfarm.co.uk. Event date and time: 12 April 2021 to 18 April 2021 and 24 April 2021 to 25 April 2021. 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!
    ThThis 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: naze@essexwt.org.uk. Event date and time: UPDATE for 2021: there is NOTHING about an egg hunt on their website this year, Still showing 2020 dates. 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: info@omdfarm.co.uk. Event date and time: from 12 April 2021 to 24 April 2021; see their website and look for "Late Easter Festival under events". Easter egg hunt, rabbit-themed maze, special guests, face painting and the chance to meet baby bunnies, chicks and ducks.
  • Poplar Nurseriesa> - Easter Biscuit Workshop and possibly an Easter Trail
    PoPoplar Nurseries Ltd, Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, CO6 1HR. Phone: 01206 210374. Email:
    Enquiries@Poplarnurseries.Co.Uk.. 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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