Chocolate eggs and Easter go hand in hand. Want to find an egg hunt near you? Indulge your sweet tooth with the best Easter egg hunts in Essex – including events in Chelmsford, Colchester, Brentwood, Billericay, and Saffron Walden.

Details may be subject to change. Always check with the organiser before travelling.

Essex Easter egg hunts in 2019

Easter Egg Hunt at Beth Chatto Gardens
Sat 6 April to Fri 26 April 2019, 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
Cost: Adults £6.95; children £1.50 or FREE if you book your tickets in advance online
OR GET Unlimited year-round entrance from £25.00 with an annual Friends of the Garden pass (includes entrance for up to three children)

Easter Egg Hunt at Promenade Park, Maldon
Sun 14 March 2019, 10.00-3.00pm
Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ
Join Maldon Promenade Park for this years Easter egg activity. Scattered around the toddlers park and maze are clues to an Easter riddle. Find all the clues to reveal the answer and receive an Easter treat. The Easter Egg Hunt runs from 10:00am until 3:00pm and you can start at anytime. The hunt takes on average of 15–30 minutes to complete. Each child that enters will receive an Easter Egg and a piece of fruit (donated by Tesco Extra). Children can also enter the traditional ‘egg roll’ for a small additional fee.
Cost: Entry price on the day is just £3.00 per child, each child that enters will receive an Easter Egg and a piece of fruit (donated by Tesco Extra).

Easter Bunny Hunt at Galleywood Heritage Centre
Fri 19 April 2019, 10.00am-2.30pm (last entry 1.00pm)
The Common, Galleywood, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8TR
Easter egg hunt for children. Free colouring competition, games stalls, Easter raffle, BBQ & refreshments.
Cost: £3 per child

Easter Eggstravaganza at The Mercury Mall
Fri 19 April & Sat 20 April 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm
Mercury Gardens, Romford, Essex RM1 3EE
Join us for facepainting, photographs with the Easter bunny and an egg hunt.
Cost: £2 each or £5 for three ( including a chocolatey gift from the Easter Bunny) all proceeds to St Francis Hospice and First Step

Easter Egg Hunt at Epping Ongar Railway
Fri 19 April to Mon 22 April 2019, 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. 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!
Cost: In advance – Adult £15; Child £7; Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £38. On the day – Adult £16; Child £8; Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £41. Children under 3 are free – no ticket needed.

Easter Weekend at Lee Valley Park Farms
Fri 19 April to Mon 22 April 2019, 10.00am-5.00pm
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF
Join your favourite farmyard friends for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Search the farm for special eggs and enjoy a variety of activities just for kids. Don’t forget to hop around our indoor and outdoor play areas and keep your eye out for the Easter Bunny!
Cost: £10.00 per person, Under 2s FREE

Easter Egg Hunt at Abberton Reservoir
Fri 19 April to Mon 22 April 2019, 10.00am-3.00pm
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU
Explore the reserve to discover all the hidden eggs and complete our eggcellent crafts.The Easter Bunny might even leave some delicious goodies behind…Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing. You must book in advance, but can arrive at any time throughout your booked session. Call 01206 738172.
Cost: £7.00 requested donation per child. Booking essential.

Cadbury Easter Bunny Hunt at Paycocke’s House and Gardens
Fri 19 April to Mon 22 April 2019, 11.00am-4.00pm
25 West Street, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1NS
Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts! Get ready for a long weekend of fun and discovery as you spot the first signs of spring and experience nature bursting into life at the special places the National Trust looks after. Become a nature detective to follow bunny’s clues and finish your adventure with a delicious, chocolatey treat.
Cost: £2.50 per hunt

Cadbury Easter Bunny Hunt at Bourne Mill
Sat 6 April to Mon 22 April 2019, 11.00am-3.30pm
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.
Cost: £2.50 per child. No need to book.

Easter Adventure Quest at Audley End
Fri 30 March to Mon 2 April 2019, 11.00am-5.00pm
Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF
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.
Cost: The quest costs £1 per child (member and non-member) in addition to the normal castle admission price.

Bunny Hunt at Lathcoats Farm
Sat 6 April to Sat 20 April 2019 (CLOSED Sunday 21 & Monday 22), 9.00am-5.00pm (10.00am-4.00pm Sundays)
Beehive Lane, Great Baddow, Essex CM2 8LX
Pick up your activity card from the farm shop till point for £3. Follow the trail around the farm filling in the card as you search for the easter bunny names, missing eggs and golden letters. Should you complete the bunny hunt all entrants will receive a gift at the end, picking it up at the farm shop. There will be lots of FREE fun outdoor games dotted around the farm for all ages to enjoy!
Cost: £3 to participate

Giant Easter Grotto at Marsh Farm
Sat 6 April to Mon 22 April 2019, 10.00am-5.00pm
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5WP
Join in the spring fun at the NEW Easter Grotto at Marsh Farm! Meet the Easter Bunny and join the Easter Egg Hunt.
Cost: £13.00 online or £15.50 on the door. Under 2s go FREE

Medieval Easter Egg Hunt at Mountfitchet Castle
Sat 6 April to Mon 22 April 2019, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Stansted, Essex CM24 8SP
Come and join the Easter egg trail. Follow the clues to find the eggs. Fun for all the family. Medieval perrier catapult firing.
Cost: Adults £12.00, Children (3-13yrs) £10.00, OAPs £11.50. Price also includes entry to The House on the Hill Toy Museum and the Dinosaur Encounters.

Easter Festival at Old MacDonald’s Farm
Sat 6 April to Mon 22 April 2019, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Old MacDonald’s Farm, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5AY
Fun at the farm this Easter school holidays. Includes Easter egg hunt, meet the Easter bunny, magic shows, rabbit hole maze, baby animal encounters, circus workshops, balloon modeling, and puppet shows.
Cost: Adult (over 16) £14 online, child £13 online, Senior £12.00, under 2s FREE but note that there are height restrictions on some rides

Easter Fun with the Rhyming Rabbit at RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Sat 6 April to Mon 22 April 2019, 10.00am-5.00pm daily (11.00am-3.00pm on Fri 12 & Fri 19)
Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
Hop on down for a great garden adventure this Easter at RHS Garden Hyde Hall with The Rhyming Rabbit. Keep your eyes peeled for the Rhyming Rabbit on a hop about the garden trail and enjoy craft activities based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, brought to you in association with Macmillan Children’s Books. Explore The Rhyming Rabbit poetry garden where the whole family can work together to create your own rhymes and poems inspired by the story. Saturday 6–Mon 22 April – The Rhyming Rabbit Hop About Trail. Friday 19 April (Good Friday) – Free crafts, storytelling and meet friendly live animals at the mobile petting farm. Please note: Chocolate given over Easter weekend only Friday 19–Monday 22 April.
Cost: Normal garden admission (free entry for members), plus Children’s Crafts £3

Step into Spring at Barleylands Farm Park
Sat 6 April to Mon 22 April 2019, 10.00am-5.00pm
Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD
Meet our cute new arrivals and tuck into some chocolatey treats!We have plenty of fun activities for you enjoy such as Easter Trail, Visit the Hatching Station, Crafts, Lamb Bottle Feeding, Reptile Talk and Birds of Prey Flying Display all included in your entry price.
Cost: Normal entry applies, under 2s go free. Save 10% by booking online.

Easter Special at Audley End Railway
Sat 6 April to Mon 22 April 2019, 11.00am-5.00pm
Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JB
Join in the fun at the Audley End Miniature Railway and visit our very own Easter Bunny at his Spring Home in the woods! Take one of our Trains into the woods to visit the Easter Bunny, receive a special treat and meet his other furry friends. Throughout the train ride, you can test your I spy skills and look out for various things along the route.
Cost: 6th – 18th April £12 adults and children aged 2-16. 19th – 22nd April £12-£14. Carers and under 2s FREE. Booking recommended.

Hainault Forest Easter Nature Trail
Sat 20 April 2019, from 11.00am, last entry to trail 2.30pm
Hainault Forest, Common Car Park, Lambourne Road, IG7 6EZ
Come and join us for our spring-themed Easter Trail around the beech woodland of Hainault. Search the Forest and find the signs of spring hidden amongst the trees, and take part in craft activities. Complete the trail to get a chocolatey Easter reward! Booking Essential
Cost: £3 per child aged 3+ years (free to accompanying adults and children under 3 years)

Easter Egg Hunt at Epping Forest District Museum, Waltham Abbey
Sat 20 April 2019, 11.00am-4.00pm
39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1EL
Hop in to the museum for our Easter Egg Hunt. All you have to do it follow the trail around the museum to claim your chocolate prize.
Cost: £2.00 per child (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Charity Easter Bunny Hunt at Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Sun 21 April 2019, 11.00am-1.00pm (prize collection closes at 2.00pm)
Chelmsford, CM2 8FS
For our 16th year, Chelmsford Ladies Circle annual charity Easter Bunny Hunt, is at Hylands House, Chelmsford.Join us on Easter Sunday 21st April 2019 to hunt for wooden bunnies and win a chocolatey prize. It’s a great Easter day out for the family in a lovely venue.
Cost: £4 advanced tickets. £5 buy on the day. Tickets include the Bunny Hunt sheet and a chocolatey prize. Parents go free!

Easter Fun Day at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary
Sun 21 April 2019, 11.00am-4.00pm
Sawyers Hall Farm, Sawyers Hall Ln, Brentwood CM15 9BZ
Join Hopefield Animal Sanctuary for some Easter fun, including Easter trail, meet the Easter Bunny, Elsa, and Spiderman, crafts, face painting and more.
Cost: Adults £6, Children (3-15 years) £5, Under 3 years FREE, Senior Citizens £4Concessions £4, Family Ticket £18 (2 adults & 2 children or, 1 adult & 3 children)

Easter Fun Day at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park
Mon 22 April 2019, 9.00am-5.00pm
Mucking Wharf Road, Stanford-le-Hope. SS17 0RN
A day of fun with a magic show, bouncy castles, tractor trailer rides and an Easter trail.
Cost: Easter trail £2pm per child. Other activities available for an additional fee.

Easter Egg Hunt at Copped Hall
Sun 21 April 2019, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Crown Hill, Epping, Essex CM16 5HS
Children can see the Easter bunny and join in an Easter egg hunt while adults enjoy the spring flowers.
Cost: Entry £5 per person. Egg hunt: 50p per child taking part.


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