Chocolate eggs and Easter go hand in hand. Indulge your sweet tooth with the best Easter egg hunts in Essex.

Easter egg hunts in Essex running throughout the holidays

Easter Eggtravaganza at Marsh Farm
Sat 1 April – Sun 16 April 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5WP
Hop along to a fun packed itinerary of Easter activities Saturday 1st to Sunday 16th April at Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park which includes Essex’s biggest Easter Egg Hunt! Join in the spring madness in our Alice in Wonderland themed Easter Eggstravaganza! Come and help the Mad Hatter collect tens of thousands of eggs in over 4 acres of Easter themed garden. Meet the new spring babies.
www.marshfarm.co.uk
Cost: £10.99 online or £13.50 on the door. Under 2s go FREE

Easter Egg Hunt at Beth Chatto Gardens
Sat 1 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Elmstead Market, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7DB
Come and join the great annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Beth Chatto Gardens! Explore the garden and see signs of spring as you find the hidden eggs. Complete the hunt and collect your Easter treat! A self-guided trail running every day throughout the Easter holidays.
www.bethchatto.co.uk
Cost: Adults £6.95; children £1.50 or FREE if you book your tickets in advance online
OR GET Unlimited year-round entrance from £22.50 with an annual Friends of the Garden pass (includes entrance for up to three children)

Easter Fun at Old MacDonald’s Farm
Sat 1 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Old MacDonald’s Farm, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5AY
Join the Easter egg hunt, with a rabbit character to meet. Come and see our themed Rabbit Maze, with special guest character experiences, and animal encounters with chicks, ducklings, and baby rabbits. There will also be face painting, and Mary from ArtBound will be doing craft activities over the Bank Holiday weekend.
www.omdfarm.co.uk
Adult (over 16) £15, child £14, under 2s FREE if they will not be going on the rides

Medieval Easter Egg Hunt at Mountfitchet Castle
Sat 1 April – Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
Stansted, Essex CM24 8SP
Come and join the Easter egg trail. Follow the clues to find the eggs. No set time, just turn up and enjoy the fun.
www.mountfitchetcastle.com
Cost: Adults £10.50, Children (3-13yrs) £8.50, OAPs £10.00. Price also includes entry to The House on the Hill Toy Museum and the Dinosaur Encounters.

Easter Fun and Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Sat 1 April – Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am-6.00pm
Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
Hop along to Hyde Hall where you’ll find plenty of magic this Easter, from craft fun and blooms galore to the delicious Lindt Bunny Trail. Easter-themed arts and crafts sessions run every weekday (excl Good Friday and Easter Monday) and are bookable on arrival for an extra £2 per child.
www.rhs.org.uk/hydehall
Cost: Normal garden admission

Easter Trail at Poplar Nurseries
Sat 1 April – Tues 18 April 2017, during normal opening hours
Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex CO6 1HR
Pop in and complete our Easter Trail to receive a free gift with our compliments.
www.poplarnurseries.co.uk
Cost: FREE

Step into Spring at Barleylands Farm Park
Mon 3 April – Fri 14 April 2017 (weekdays only), 10.00am-5.00pm
Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD
Celebrate the start of spring at Barleylands this Easter. As well as all the spring babies, Barleylands will also have ‘egg-stra’ activities around the Farm Park. Come and meet the Easter bunny; Take part in our Giant Easter Egg hunt; Meet all our new baby animals from lambs to sheep and more; New for 2017 – explore our huge hen house; Take part in lambing live and bottle feed our lambs. Plus there are lots of indoor activities too, so it’s a great day out whatever the weather. (Note: Easter activities do not run on the 8th, 9th or 15th April.
www.barleylands.co.uk
Cost: Normal entry applies, under 2s go free

Easter Egg Hunt at Romford Shopping Hall
Tues 11 April 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
43 Market Place, Romford, RM1 3AB
Come to the Romford Shopping Hall for our very own Easter egg hunt! Fun for the whole family and all ages welcome!
www.facebook.com/events
Cost: £2 per child and includes a FREE face paint

Easter Egg Hunt at Parlour Café, Burnham-on-Crouch
Thurs 13 April 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Creeksea Place Farm, Ferry Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8PJ
The popular Easter event returns to the farm with a storyteller, bouncy castle, sweet and ice cream stalls and craft activity as well as the egg hunt through the farm and a chance to meet the animals at Muddy Boots Farm. Lunchbox for every child. This event always sells out so book early!
www.parlour-cafe.com
Cost: £7

Easter Bunny Trail at Danbury Country Park
Thurs 13 April 2017, 11.00am-2.00pm
Woodhill Road, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4AW
Follow a wooden egg trail, paint your own hen’s egg, receive a chocolate egg and get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny! Older brothers and sisters are welcome to accompany younger children but please can we ask all visitors to keep the magic alive and be a bunny believer for this event! Collect your ticket on arrival and then exchange your ticket for your hen’s egg. Please meet at the Lakes car park and dress for a walk in the park. Ideal for children ages 2 to 8.
www.visitparks.co.uk
Book by calling 0333 013 2738

Easter Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt – Drop In at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Fri 14 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
The Easter Bunny has been to Hanningfield Reserve and has left some chocolatey treats behind. Can you find them? Make an Easter themed craft to take away with you and have a go at pond dipping.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £7 per child

Easter Hunt at The Naze Education and Visitor Centre
Fri 14 April 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8LE
Can you find all of the eggs hidden on the Naze? If you do there will be a treat for you! Craft activities also available today. Drop-in anytime between 11.00 and 15.00. Children must be accompanied.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/naze
Cost: Donation £5 per child.

Easter Eggstravaganza at The Mercury Mall
Fri 14 April & Sat 15 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Mercury Gardens, Romford, Essex RM1 3EE
Our Easter Eggstravanza is our yearly two day event, Good Friday 14th April and Saturday 15th April, both days will be between 10am – 4pm.  There will be Face Paining, Easter Card with Photo of you and the Easter Bunny, Hunt in the Easter Garden to find the Easter chicks to exchange for an Easter Egg.
www.facebook.com/events/988156711318646
Cost: Each event cost £2, sign up for our new Loyalty App and get all three for £5 per person. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT ON BOTH DAYS GO TO ST FRANCIS HOSPICE.

Eggcellent Easter Eggstravaganza at Promenade Park, Maldon
Fri 14 April & Sat 15 April 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ
Come along and join the Easter Eggstravaganza! There is so much to do including, meet the Easter Bunny, take part in the egg-rolling competition, biscuit decorating, bouncy castles, games and the Easter Egg Hunt. Relax at the story-telling corner with Aunty Easter. Meet the cute little Pygmy hedgehogs and take part in the fancy dress competition.
www.visitmaldondistrict.co.uk
Cost: Entry to the park is free to the park, with a small fee for each activity (proceeds go to RMHC).

Easter Egg Hunt at Epping Ongar Railway
Fri 14 April to Mon 17 April 2017, from 9.30am
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9BN
Epping Ongar Railway’s beloved Bertie Bunny will be leading what is probably the longest Easter egg hunt in Essex. 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 journeys. At the end of your visit, return the sheet to one of our shops and receive a special Easter treat. The Bunny Hop Children’s Disco also returns at times throughout the day at North Weald Station.
www.eorailway.co.uk
Cost: Adults £13 (on the day £15), Children £7 (on the day £8), Family £34 (on the day £39)

Easter Egg Hunt at Blake Craft Centre
Fri 14 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Blake End, Braintree, Essex, CM77 6RA
Egg Hunt, Bouncy Castle & lots of activities for the kids every day. All of our exclusive shops will be open all weekend, full of Easter gifts and inspiration as well as Timbers Restaurant. So for all round family fun this coming Easter Holiday, make sure you visit Blake House Craft Centre. Tel: 01376 551023.
www.blakehousecraftcentre.co.uk

Easter Egg Hunt at Abberton Reservoir
Fri 14 April – Mon 17 April 2017, 10.30m-3.00pm
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU
Explore the nature reserve on an egg-citing Easter egg hunt, has the Easter bunny left any goodies for you to find? Make some Easter craft to take home. Drop in anytime but please book in advance. All ages welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/abberton-reservoir
Cost: £7.00 donation per child. Booking essential.

Cadbury Easter Bunny Hunt at Grange Barn
Fri 14 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1RE
To make sure you have loads of fun along the way, take a map and follow the clues to point you in the right direction, a delicious treat will be waiting for you at the end. What will you discover along the way?
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/grange-barn
Cost: £2.50 per child

Cadbury Easter Bunny Hunt at Paycocke’s House and Gardens
Fri 14 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
25 West Street, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1NS
To make sure you have loads of fun along the way, take a map and follow the clues to point you in the right direction, a delicious treat will be waiting for you at the end.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/paycockes-house-and-garden
Cost: £2.50 per hunt

Cadbury Easter Bunny Hunt at Bourne Mill
Fri 14 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT
Have fun following the Cadbury Easter Trail around the mill and garden. On the way, you’ll need to answer the clues the Easter Bunny has dropped in order to claim a yummy Cadbury chocolate bunny as a prize.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bourne-mill
Cost: £2.50 per child

Easter Adventure Quest at Audley End
Fri 14 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm
Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF
Be a challenge champion this Easter weekend! You’ll be greeted by a character from the past – perhaps a king, a butler or a Roman centurion – who’ll be able to help you crack the clues as you explore Audley End House and Gardens. There’s a chocolate reward for successful adventurers, so be sure to join in the fun.
www.english-heritage.org.uk
Cost: £17.50 adult, £11.50 child 5-15 years, £15.80 cons, £45.50 family ticket, English Heritage Members FREE

Easter Special at Audley End Railway
Fri 14 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm
Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JB
Enjoy a day out with your Family this Easter and join in the fun at the Audley End Miniature Railway! Start by taking an enchanting trip on one of our Trains deep into the woods. You will then stop and meet our very own Easter Bunny and all of his friends at their woodland house. Included in the ticket price is a Train Ride, Meeting the Easter Bunny and his friends, Easter Trail, Craft Making, and a gift from the Easter Bunny for every child.
www.audley-end-railway.co.uk
Cost: £11 adults and children aged 2-16, carers and under 2s FREE. Booking recommended.

Easter Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt – Drop In at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Fri 14 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
Follow the eggsplorer trail round the reserve, crack the clues and earn your eggy reward.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £7 per child

Easter Egg Hunt at Herts and Essex Community Farm
Sat 15 April 2017, 12.00pm-2.00pm
Fold Croft, Harlow, CM20 1SB
Herts and Essex Community Farm will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt. Fancy dress prizes, craft, tea, coffee, cake and light refreshments will be available. The farm has full wheelchair and pram access and all local residents are invited.
www.harlow.gov.uk/harlow-70
Cost: TBC

Hainault Forest Easter Nature Trail
Sat 15 April 2017, 12.00pm–3.00pm
Hainault Forest, Common Car Park, Lambourne Road, IG7 6EZ
Follow the trail through Hainault Forest, find the clues and solve the woodland puzzle. Can you get the correct answer to gain your chocolatey prize? Booking Essential
www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/events
Cost: £2 per child under 16 (free to accompanying adults)

Easter Egg Hunt at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park
Sat 15 April 2017, 1.00pm-3.30pm
Mucking Wharf Road, Stanford-le-Hope. SS17 0RN
Join us at the park for our Easter Egg Hunt! Where has the easter bunny hidden the eggs? Only you can find out!
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/thurrock-thameside
Cost: £6 per child

Self Led Egg Trail at Belfairs Woodland Centre
Sat 15 April & Sun 16 April 2017, 10.00am-3.00pm
Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 3SH
A Self-led trail through the Beautiful Belfairs Woodland.  Pop in to the Centre to pick up a map and a question sheet. Find all the eggs, answer the questions and return to the Centre to claim your prize!   This is a drop-in event so turn up anytime between 10:00 & 15:00.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £2 per trail

Easter Egg Hunt at Langdon Visitor Centre
Sat 15 April & Sun 16 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Lower Dunton Road, Basildon SS16 6EB
Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt – follow the trail and answer the wildlife questions to win a chocolate prize. Plus Easter crafts in the Visitor Centre. £7.00 per child, suitable for all ages, must be accompanied by an adult. Booking Essential – choice of three time slots, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2-4pm.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £7 per child

Easter Fun Weekend at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Sat 15 April & Sun 16 April 2017, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Hornchurch Country Park, Hornchurch, Squadrons Approach, Essex, RM12 6DF
Come along and join in the Easter Egg Trail around the park, create an Easter themed craft and receive your very own Chocolate Easter Egg from the Easter Bunny. There are four session slots on both days 10.30 -11.30, 11.30 – 12.30, 12.30 – 1.30pm, and 1.30 – 2.30pm.
www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/ingrebourne
Cost: £6 donation in advance per child.

Easter Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt – Drop In at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Sun 16 April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
The Easter Bunny has been to Hanningfield Reserve and has left some chocolatey treats behind. Can you find them? Make an Easter themed craft to take away with you and have a go at pond dipping.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £7 per child

Charity Easter Bunny Hunt at Central Park, Chelmsford
Sun 16 April 2017, 11.00am-2.00pm
Chelmsford, CM1 1JJ
Join the fun in Central Park 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 central venue. Organised every year by the members of Chelmsford Ladies Circle, in aid of local charities, this year’s Bunny Hunt will raise funds for The Ark Centre, a therapy centre in Springfield for children with Autism and social and communication difficulties.
chelmsfordladiescircle.co.uk
Cost: £3.50 if you buy online in advance or £4.50 if you buy on the day. Tickets include the Bunny Hunt sheet and a chocolatey prize. Parents go free!

Fun Day and Easter Egg Hunt at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Sun 16 April 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Sawyers Hall Farm, Sawyers Hall Ln, Brentwood CM15 9BZ
Come and join in the family fun at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary this Easter! We have an ‘egg-citing’ Easter egg hunt, stalls, inflatables, LIVE music, animal handling and the fantastic Crazy Legs providing the children with fantastic entertainment! Easter Egg Hunt starts at 1pm
www.hopefield.org.uk
Cost: Adults £5, Children £4, Under 3’s – FREE. Easter Egg Hunt £2 per child.

Easter Weekend at Layer Marney
Sun 16 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Nr Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US
Easter at Layer Marney Tower is a lovely old fashioned event.  Bring the family to bottle feed the lambs, there will be an Easter Egg hunt for toddlers, an Easter Quiz/Trail for older children and also egg and spoon races.
www.layermarneytower.co.uk
Cost: £9 adults, £5 children, £25 family

Hedgehog Club – Easter Eggsplorer at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
Come and be an eggsplorer! Search for the Easter Bunny, explore the woods and make some Easter crafts. This is for 4 to 8 year olds who must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.
www.essexwt.org.uk
Cost: £6 per child

 

If you would like to add to our list Easter egg hunts in Essex, please send details to emma@essexbaby.co.uk or comment in the box below.