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Looking for spring fun, Easter egg hunts, arts and crafts or anything related to cute Easter bunnies and new baby chicks? Then check out our Easter Holidays events for the whole family across Essex.  Click on each one for more details, or look at the Things to Do section for full half-term listings by area.

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BARKING AND DAGENHAM

Barking Learning Centre

  • Arts and Crafts:Join us for a fun and creative arts and crafts session in Barking Library
  • Bingo: Join us for a fun bingo session in Barking library
  • Dance fit session with Mel: Feel good dance session for the whole family to enjoy
  • Movie – Paddington 2: Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
  • Movie – Toy Story 3The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.

 

The Broadway Theatre

  • The Jungle Book: Immersion Theatre are thrilled to bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand new musical adaptation of family favourite, THE JUNGLE BOOK!
  • There was and old lady who swallowed a flyThere Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly… But The People’s Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams’ bestselling book!

Eastbury Manor House

  • Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt: Join us for the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, and arts and crafts activities for all the family.

 

Fit for Sport

  • Easter Camp: Fit For Sport have been delivering OFSTED registered Activity Camps for children aged between 3 – 12 years old, for over 20 years. Camps are a great way for your child to keep active, have fun, make new friends and take part in a wide range of activities and sports! We pride ourselves on our 20 year reputation for ENGAGINGand EDUCATING children through activity! Your child’s experience at camp will be one they will always remember!

 

Happy Little Foodies

  • Easter Baking: Join us during the Easter holidays for an Easter baking workshop.
  • Pizza Party: Join us for one of our popular Pizza Parties! Children will be turned into chefs for the day, designing and baking fresh pizzas. Children will be able to knead and shape freshly made bread dough and load it with their favourite toppings.

 

Premier Sport Holiday Courses

 

Thames View Library

  • Arts and CraftsJoin us for a fun and creative arts and crafts session
  • Dance Club: Come and join our feel good dance session in Thames View Library
    There will be prize giveaways for best dance performances!
  • Lego Club: Come and get creative in our Lego club at Thames View Library
  • Movie – Paddington 2Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
  • Movie – Toy Story 3: The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care centre instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.

 

Valence House

  • Archaeology Explorer AdventureBecome an archaeologist and discover some ancient treasures as you go behind the scenes in the museum store with this interactive exploration. Suitable for children aged 7-11.
  • Close Encounters: Sports: Get up-close and personal with the archive collections as the Search Room Assistant looks at some of the sporting history of the borough.
  • Easter Explorer BackpacksExplore Valence House Museum with our Easter themed backpacks, filled with different fun activities. Suitable for children under 8.
  • Eggcellent Easter CraftsSpring into Easter and get creative with these Easter themed arts and craft activities.
  • Past Playtimes: Have fun like a Roman and experience playtime for Victorian children. Find out what people used to do for fun and try out different games from the past.
    Free. Drop in. No booking required.
  • Valence House Easter EventFarm animals from Gemma’s Farm join us for a day of Easter fun and frolics. Take part in craft activities and an Easter egg hunt.

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BASILDON

360 Play

  • Easter Sunday: Join us on Easter Sunday for lots of fun activities at no extra charge – messy play, sack races, egg and spoon races and a disco and take part in Twizzle and Twirl’s Easter Dash where each child who submits an entry will be given the chance to win a 3 month Play Pass.

 

Abacus Primary School

 

Barleylands 

  • Step into Spring: Easter is just around the corner and we’ll be ‘Stepping into Spring’ at Barleylands with a host of fun activities lined up. It’s going to be EGG-CELLENT! From meeting the Easter Bunny to taking part in our self-guided giant Easter egg hunt, there’s something for everyone. Plus you can feed our lambs and visit our adorable baby animals.

 

Basildon Library

  • Harry Potter EventCalling all witches and wizards! Come to our Harry Potter event!
    Attend the sorting hat ceremony, potions class, and invent your own fantastic beast!
    Ticket based so please book your space!

 

Bromfords Sports Centre

 

Camp Epic

  • Easter Camp: Camp Epic is just that. The biggest and best holiday camp ever! Bouncy Castles, Bubble Football, Lego Days, Nerf Wars over 30 sports, arts and other activities. If you are looking for a new kind of holiday club/childcare provision then this is your place. Full days of action packed Epic events!

 

Chelsea Soccer Schools

 

David Lloyd Club

  • DL Kids: Alongside Holiday Active, we also offer our DL Kids programme throughout the year. There’s a wide range of activities to keep our younger members active
  • Holiday Active: Our school holiday club, is packed with sports, arts and crafts, energetic games and most of all, lots and lots of fun. Let your child’s imagination soar with the range of sports and activities on offer, all organised by the DL Kids team.

 

Eastgate Shopping Centre

  • Springtime Fun: Youngsters can visit a pop-up farm, a craft workshop and meet lots of great characters at Eastgate’s Springtime Fun.

 

Elite Sport Coaching Activity Clubs

 

Essex Horse and Pony Protection Society

  • Fun Open Day: Come and meet our horses and ponies, pigs, goats, ducks, hens, cockerels and turkey, there will be an assortment of craft stalls, music, face-painting, children’s rides, play fun bus (weather permitting), food and drink, tombolas, raffle. Our cafe and charity shop will be open and the Easter Bunny will also be there!

 

Festival Leisure Park

  • Meet Peter Rabbit and Farm Animals: On Saturday 7th April come down to Festival Leisure Park to meet the Spring animals including shetland ponies, donkeys, goats, lambs, rabbits, guinea-pigs, chickens, ducks and some micro pigs!
  • Superheroes and Villains: This Easter Sunday fantastic films will be coming to life once again offering free fun for all the family. Visitors of all ages can get up close and personal to cars from Ghostbusters, Batman and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from 11am till 4pm. Many of your favourite heroes and villains will be attending including The Joker, Harlequin, Batman and a regime of Storm Troopers, fancy dress is welcome on the day so don’t forget your cameras!

 

First Kicks Football Training

  • Easter Camp: A fun and exciting football development programme aimed at introducing sport into children’s lives.

 

Fit for Sport

  • Easter Camp: Fit For Sport have been delivering OFSTED registered Activity Camps for children aged between 3 – 12 years old, for over 20 years. Camps are a great way for your child to keep active, have fun, make new friends and take part in a wide range of activities and sports! We pride ourselves on our 20 year reputation for ENGAGINGand EDUCATING children through activity! Your child’s experience at camp will be one they will always remember!

 

Go Bonkers

 

Grange Primary School

 

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre

  • Dragon Discovery: Track down the hidden dragons and collect the dragon eggs. Defeat the beast of the mountains and earn your Viking helmet. This event is for 4-8 year-olds who must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Easter Egg Hunt: 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.
  • Easter Eggstravaganza: Follow the eggsplorer trail around the reserve, crack the clues and earn your eggy reward.
  • Hedgehog Club – Bonkers about Badgers: Does your child love nature and the great outdoors? Then bring them along to Hedgehog Club, a regular holiday club for 4-8 year-olds who must be accompanied by an adult. Become a badger for the day: forage for food in the woods, play games and make a badger mask to take home.
  • Hedgehog Club – Easter Eggsplorer: Does your child love nature and the great outdoors? Then bring them along to Hedgehog Club, a regular holiday club for 4-8 year-olds who must be accompanied by an adult. Come and be an Eggsplorer! Search for the Easter Bunny and his friends, explore the woods and make some Easter crafts.
  • Minibeast Madness: Come to Hanningfield for a mini-beast safari! Look for bugs in the woods, in the grass, in the trees and in our pond. See what wonders you can find!
  • Pixies and Fairies: Come and search the woods for signs of pixies and fairies and make your own fairy home to take home for your garden. This event is for 4-8 year-olds who must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Wind In The Willows Family Scavenger Hunt: Mr Toad is off on his Spring vacation but he has managed to lose the things he needs in the woods. Can you help him find them? £2 per child. No need to book.

 

Happy’s Circus

  • Happy’s Circus: Happy’s Circus is owned and run by the Randelle Family who bring the enchanting world of Circus to fundraisers & businesses across the UK. There are two professional all human shows, providing traditional family entertainment in a contemporary style.

 

JW Tennis Academy

 

Kidbusterz

 

King Edward Community Centre

 

Langdon Visitor Centre

  • Clay Egg Craft Drop in: Drop in throughout the afternoon to create your own fabulous clay egg, decorated with beads, buttons and jewels. Suitable for all ages, accompanied by an adult. Drop in event, no need to book in advance but space may be limited at busy times.
  • Dinosaurs! Do you have a dinosaur expert in the family? Test their knowledge with our self-led trail (aimed at 5-8 year olds) then join us inside for a dino craft to take home. Suitable for all ages, accompanied by an adult. Drop in event, no need to book in advance but space may be limited at busy times.
  • Easter Egg Hunt: Join us for our popular annual Easter Egg Hunt – follow the self guided trail, answering wildlife questions along the way to win a chocolate prize. Then join us for some Easter Crafts in the community room. Suitable for all ages accompanied by an adult.
  • Fish Kites: Make a fabulous fish kite from tissue paper. Suitable for all ages, accompanied by an adult (younger children may require more help). Drop in event, no need to book in advance but space may be limited at busy times.
  • Make a Birds Nest: Make a birds nest and then of course – add eggs!
  • Make a house for Mrs Tiggiwinkle: Enjoy making a house for Mrs Tiggiwinkle using a mixture of craft and natural materials. Drop in event, no need to book but places may be limited at busy times.
  • Pond Dipping: Drop in throughout the afternoon to discover the wonderful watery wildlife in the pond. Suitable for all ages, accompanied by an adult. Drop in event, no need to book in advance but space may be limited at busy times.
  • Radishes for Peter Rabbit: Peter Rabbit just loves radishes! Come and make a pot of colourful paper radishes and then sow a pot of radishes to take home so that you can grow your own. Drop in event, no need to book but places may be limited at busy times.
  • Secret Spies Trail: Follow the trail and find the clues. Where will the trail take you? What will you have to do when you get there? Drop in event, no need to book but places may be limited at busy times.

 

Mad Science

 

Magical Meetings

  • The Easter Character Ball: This easter sunday come enjoy a buffet with your family in our decorated ball room whilst meeting 30+ characters , princesses & superhero’s from your favorite tv & films! Also face painting, easter egg hunt and magical unicorns to meet & ride!
  • Magical Meetings: Come enjoy a family meal whilst characters, princesses and superhero’s from all your favorite tv & films come and meet all your family at the tables! Places and food must be pre-ordered for this event!

Mega Camps

 

North Crescent Primary

 

The Partyhouse at Little Legs Nursery

  • Easter Holidays: What do we have in store for your little ones ? Well we have lots and lots of activities this Easter , including a trip to Epping Forest with a fabulous treasure Hunt , An Alice in Wonderland Afternoon tea party , where you can help the white rabbit find his carrots ! Plus lots more!

 

P.A.S.S. Soccer

 

PE 4 Primary School

 

Pitsea Library

  • Easter Activities: Easter trail, Easter bonnet competition, Colouring activities and puzzles. For children of all ages.

 

The Place

  • Roller Disco: A 1 hour skating session ((45 minute skate time plus 15 minutes to get your skates and moves ready!)

 

Pony Pals Club

 

Princess Gatherings Events

  • Easter Fairy Tea Party with Tink and Rosetta: Our next magical tea party will have a little surprise for all… Join Our favourite Fairies TInkerbell and Rosetta for Singing, Dancing, arts and crafts and of course Afternoon Tea.. Open for all to come and join don’t miss out of this fabulous event. All you need is faith trust and pixie dust.

 

Runwell Sports Club

 

Shotgate Church Hall

 

South Essex Gymnastics Club

 

Talents Dance Studio

 

Towngate Theatre

  • The Jungle Book: Immersion Theatre bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand new musical adaptation of family favourite, THE JUNGLE BOOK!
  • Singalong-a-Beauty and the Beast: Disney’s brand new adaptation of the iconic fairy tale, with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! Singalonga Productions invite you to Be Our Guest at Sing-a-Long-a Beauty And The Beast! Join us as we celebrate with a screening of Disney’s brand new adaptation of the iconic fairy tale, with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in!

 

The Treehouse Holiday Club

  • Easter Holiday Camp: Hop on over for great outdoor adventures to keep your little ones busy during half term. We offer a fun action-packed programme of forestry days, scavenger/egg hunts, creative games, messy fun, music workshop and plenty of outdoor activities. We’ll be searching for the Easter Bunny and his friends, eggsploring the woods and make some fantastic Easter crafts.
  • Foam Party: Treehouse Club has plenty of outdoor energy-filled activities for kids to enjoy this half term. Including a foam party, forestry skills, arts’n’crafts, team building, creative games and plenty of fresh air.
  • Inflatable Fun Day: Special ‘Inflatable’ Fun Day. Holiday camp outdoor activities and the coolest outer space-themed rocket building.
  • Outdoor Holiday Camp at Treehouse Club : Does your child love nature and the great outdoors? Bring them to the Treehouse Club for some spring madness holiday club for 2-11 year-olds. Different energy-filled activities every day of the holidays including; foam party, bouncy castle, earthy science day, forestry skills, den building, upcycling crafts, arts workshop, kite making and plenty more. Perfect for future intrepid explorers!

 

Wat Tyler Country Park

Wickford CLC

 

Wickford Lawn Tennis Club

 

Wickford Library

  • Easter Family FunJoin our free fun filled afternoon featuring games, crafts and activities for all the family. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by a parent or carer.
    This is a free event, but booking is essential.

 

Wickford Trampoline Centre

 

Winger Sports Academy

 

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BRAINTREE

All Starz Academy

  • Easter Holiday Club: All Starz Academy will be hosting an action packed Easter Club. We will be doing street dance, singing, drama, games, an Easter egg hunt, glitter tattoos and arts & crafts. Children will need a packed lunch and wear something they can dance in.

 

Barnard’s Miniature Railway

 

Braintree Arts Theatre

  • LDN Wrestling: LDN Wrestling is returning to Braintree with a brand new 2018 show!

 

Braintree Library

  • Fantastical Creatures! An afternoon filled with magical and mystical creatures. Make dragon and unicorn crafts and more… Find all of our creatures hidden around the library to win a prize!
    Come dressed up as anything fantastical! Free event suitable for primary school aged children.

 

Braintree Museum

 

Clever Crafters Holiday Club

 

CodingSchool.uk

  • Easter School: CodingSchool.Uk gives your child an opportunity to spend a whole week on exciting coding activities. Two qualified professional educators run a structured week that will teach many different aspects of coding as well as developing skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, resilience and determination.

 

Colne Valley Railway

 

Cressing Temple

  • Easter Butterfly Trail: Join us over Easter to find the names of 10 British Butterflies and win an Easter prize! Pick up your trail leaflet in the Visitor’s Centre for £2 and when you’re done, head back to collect your prize!
  • International Living History Festival: Visit the International Living History Festival featuring historical market, Living History displays, lectures, seminars, and immersive have-a-go hands-on history activities.

Hedingham Castle

  • Easter Monday Falconry: Falconry will be presenting two flying displays, with a chance to meet the birds in between. The Castle will be open, with tours available.

 

Olivers Lodge Holiday Scheme

  • Easter Holidays: We offer a professional expert childcare service for children aged 2 years upwards. We provide full days of planned fun and activities, in house workshops and occasional trips out. Internal workshops include days such as African drumming, street dance, science workshops, mega inflatable days, go karts and many other fun activities. Please click on the link for the setting of your choice to see the planned activities. Snacks are served around 5pm and drinks are available all day.

 

P.A.S.S. Soccer

 

Rocky’s Fun House

  • Easter Activities: Easter egg hunt, character appearances, Easter colouring and activities, animal meet and greet with our gorgeous chicks, ducklings, bunnies, sheep and goats.

 

Spencer’s Farm Shop Events

 

TT Gymnastics Club

  • Holiday Club: Structured session with a mixture of tramp & gym. Suitable for all abilities & sexes

 

Witham Library

  • Easter Eggstravaganza: Come and join us for lots of Easter fun! We have lots of eggciting Easter crafts, including making your very own cress flower. Take home your creation and wait for the cress to grow! You can also follow the bunny trail! Follow to bunny feet around the library to find the rabbit hole…. what will you find inside?

 

Wyevale Garden Centres

 

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BRENTWOOD

Barracudas Activity Camps

  • Activity Camp: Exciting activity day camps for children aged 4.5-14yrs during the school summer holidays. Children will take part in a wide variety of activities including; Sports, Arts & Crafts, Mad Science and much much more! Ofsted registered, Experienced CRB checked staff, Piece of mind for parents, Excellent Fun for kids!

 

Chelsea Soccer Schools

 

Chicken and Frog

  • Bookmark Making Workshop: This is a drop-in session, with no need to book your place. Parents are asked to stay – it should take approximately 20-30 minutes to create your bookmark. No age limit.
  • Lego ChallengeDo you love Lego? Come along and build to your heart’s content! Age 5+ (Under 6s must have an adult with them). Spaces limited, so book and pay early, to avoid disappointment.
  • Paper Kites: This is a drop-in session, with no need to book your place. Parents are asked to stay – it should take approximately 30 minutes to create your kite. No age limit – although grown ups may need to help little hands!

 

Happy Child

 

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

 

Ingrave Playgroup

  • Easter Craft MorningsJoin us for a fun-filled Morning of Easter Crafts, perfect for Preschoolers and toddlers!

 

Mega Camps

 

Old MacDonalds Farm

  • Easter Fun: Join our Easter Egg Hunt and take part in creative activities during the Easter school holidays.
  • Spring Babies: Come to the farm Feb to April & meet our new spring baby animals…Ahhh bless!

 

Remus Horse Sanctuary

  • Pony Days: Remus Pony Days are a fun and educational day for a child, they will learn how to care for a pony and the responsibilities that come with it.

 

Rocky’s Fun House

  • Easter Activities: Easter egg hunt, character appearances, Easter colouring and activities, animal meet and greet with our gorgeous chicks, ducklings, bunnies, sheep and goats.

 

Thriftwood Scout Centre

 

UK Football Camps

  • Easter Camp: Once again the ‘unique’ UK Football Camps will offer a mix of professional FA qualified coaching with many fun filled team-building football and non-football activities, all with prizes. The camps continue to be the number one half-term and school holiday camp choice for boys and girls 5-12 years of age. So whether your child is the next Beckham, or has never even kicked a ball before, our camps are perfect for every ability.

 

United Reformed Church Hall High Street Ingatestone

 

Weald Country Park

  • Percy the Peacock’s Feather Trail: Oh dear! Percy the Peacock has left his feathers all around Weald Country Park! Can you find them all and unlock the secret word – there’s a special prize if you can! Trails £3 from the Visitor’s Centre. No need to book just turn up!

 

Wild Forest

  • Rookie Race Taster: Would your kids love this #energyburner in the Easter school holidays? 4-14 yrs – morning sessions – 6 minutes ~lovemud
  • Scavenger Hunt: 90 minutes of obstacle and mud fun with a twist. 6+ years

 

Winger Sports Academy

 

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CASTLE POINT

Camp Epic

  • Easter Camp: Camp Epic is just that. The biggest and best holiday camp ever! Bouncy Castles, Bubble Football, Lego Days, Nerf Wars over 30 sports, arts and other activities. If you are looking for a new kind of holiday club/childcare provision then this is your place. Full days of action packed Epic events!

 

Great Tarpots Library

  • Easter Trail and CraftsTake part in an Easter trail around a library and crafts such as decorating an Easter egg. Suitable for all ages. No needed to book just drop in.

 

Hadleigh Farm

  • Celebrate the Easter Story with us: Celebrate Easter with the Salvation Army with craft activities and a live re-telling of the Easter story as we take you and your little ones on a led walk through Hadleigh Park. Find clues along the way to exchange for Easter Eggs at the end of the session, but before then we’ll teach you how to make Easter greetings cards and edible chocolate nests that you can take home as a souvenir of your day.

 

Hadleigh Park

  • Family Activity Pirate Day : We know you can’t wait to get back in our Kayaks so this Easter we launching our water activities with a Pirate activity day for the whole family! For one fixed price you and your family can take part in a selection activities with a Pirate theme
  • Family archeryWhether it is the first time you have picked up a bow or not, everyone can enjoy our fun Family Archery sessions. Our qualified instructors make the session fun and informative, tailoring to individual requirements. Everyone will practice loading arrows and shooting at the target, then moving on to some fun games to try…warning it can get competitive!!
  • Family Survival DaySpend the day in Hadleigh country Park, learning key skills to help you survive in the wilderness. Make a fire to cook your lunch over, build a shelter and learn how to secure it from the stormy British weather.

 

The Kids Klub

 

Oak Dental Practice

 

RSPB West Canvey Marsh

  • Wild Things at EasterCome find the Wild Things at your local RSPB nature reserve this Easter! The reserve is alive with many creatures, hiding in the ditches, lurking in the grass or maybe sneaking through the hedges. Why not bring the family down to West Canvey Marsh for some Wild Challenge activities and help us find out just who calls our nature reserve home?

 

South Benfleet Library

  • Easter Holiday Fun: Easter fun with ‘cracking’ stories, games and fun craft activities. Suitable for children 8 years and under? Activities are in partnership with Little Handprints Children’s Centre. This is a free event but places are limited. Please book your place at South Benfleet Library.

 

Wayne’s Football Coaching

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CHELMSFORD

Across Chelmsford

  • Play in the Park: Play in the Park is a series of free two-hour multi-activity sessions for children aged 6-11 at various community and parish venues during the Easter & Summer Holidays. Join the Play Workers for sports, arts, crafts, games and free-play.

 

Barracudas Activity Camps

  • Activity Camp: Exciting activity day camps for children aged 4.5-14yrs during the school summer holidays. Children will take part in a wide variety of activities including; Sports, Arts & Crafts, Mad Science and much much more! Ofsted registered, Experienced CRB checked staff, Piece of mind for parents, Excellent Fun for kids!

 

Broomfield Library

  • Fun on the Farm: Easter fun activities – let’s make a farmyard! Crafts, songs, stories. Suitable for children up to 7 years old.

 

Chelmsford Library

  • Easter Bonnet and Trilby Party: An Easter Bonnet and Trilby Party to celebrate our new Children’s Library. Two author readings! Jan Williams reading ‘An amazing storytelling Cat’, 10.30am. John Jewell reading ‘The Coastal Guardians and the Dolphins’, 1.30pm. There will be a range of activities happening throughout the day such as: Egg-citing crafts, Easter hat trail, Block builders club, Ozobots & Raspberry Pi.

 

Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre

  • Get In! City CampsOur fantastic Get In! City Camps offer your child the opportunity to Get Active! and Get Creative! in a safe environment for a fun packed morning or whole day during school holidays .

 

Chelmsford City Theatres

  • Comedy Club 4 KidsIt’s a comedy club, right, but for kids. Also any adults who enjoy a swear-free hour with the international circuit’s best stand-ups and sketch acts. Non-patronising. Pure awesome.
  • Dear Zoo and Friends: Author Rod Campbell’s best-selling classic lift-the- flap book, Dear Zoo, is being brought to life for the very first time in 2018 as a brilliant new stage production.
  • There and Back Again: An Odyssey: Follow CBeebies Patrick Lynch as he uses a pioneering mix of live cinema and theatre to take you on a thrilling ride across the magical world of ancient Greece. With miniature sets he directs the lights, camera and action in front of your eyes to show the famous battles, floating islands, one-eyed giants and angry Gods that make up Ulysses’ 20 year struggle to get back home.
  • Dinosaur World Live: A brand new dino-mite adventure! Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family.
  • Morgan and West: More Magic for KidsTime-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West!

 

Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre

  • ArcheryThis course will teach the basic techniques of shooting safely while helping to build confidence and improve co-ordination skills.
  • Athletics Performance Training CampsProfessional performance coaching delivered by our highly experienced team. An opportunity to progress in sprints/block starts, long jump, high jump, hurdles, endurance running and some physical conditioning. Please bring a snack.
  • Cheerleading Camp: This dynamic, fun-filled programme combines dance, cheers and chants to develop confidence, skills and teamwork. Work together as a group to create your own cheer routine!
  • Disney Dance: Come dressed up as your favourite Disney character and dance to all the classics!
    Parents must accompany their children during this session.
  • Easter Party: Bring your tots to our Easter-themed party full of fun and games! Little ones can enjoy a bouncy castle and soft play or take part in some arts & crafts activities – including the Easter basket egg toss, rabbit ears ring toss game, Egg and Spoon races and an Easter egg hunt. A fun morning that is not to be missed!
  • Junior Athletics Performance Training Camps: Professional performance coaching delivered by our highly experienced team. An opportunity to progress in sprints/block starts, long jump, high jump, hurdles, endurance running and some physical conditioning. Please bring a snack.
  • Little Mix Workshop: If you love Little Mix, then this workshop is for you! Dress to impress and learn some new dance moves.
  • Multi Skills Athletics: This fun course teaches children the basic concepts of agility, balance and co-ordination, developing into the disciplines of running, jumping and throwing.
  • Olympic Superstars: Are you the next future Olympic Superstar? Come and take part in 5 different Olympic Sports: Hockey, Tennis, Basketball, Football and Athletics. Please bring a snack.
  • Pop PartyLove to dance? Great opportunity to have lots of fun while you learn some exciting dance routines to your favourite pop tracks.
  • Spy SchoolYour mission, if you choose to accept it: gather clues, solves mysteries, create disguises, take part in hands-on combat training (fencing & archery) and successfully complete our Mission Impossible laser maze. Each participant will even have the chance to create their own ID spy badge. Do you think you can handle it? Please bring a packed lunch.

 

Chelsea Soccer Schools

 

Creepy Crawlies

  • Creepy Crawlies coming to Creepy Crawlies! Delighted to announce that we are being joined byCreature Features at Creepy Crawlies on the easter Friday for our Easter Parties ! Includes two hours of soft play with 30 minutes of animal handling and interacting with a variety of creatures including Sonic the Hedgehog 🦔!

Danbury Country Park

  • Easter Bunny Fun: Enjoy an Easter themed adventure in the park! Follow an Easter themed trail through the park, then paint your own hens egg with the design of your choice before heading off to meet the Easter Bunny! Lucky girls and boys will receive a Cadburys Crème egg each from the bunny and then have the chance to take a photo with him. This year we also have some very special fluffy friends from Bab’s Barnyard. Booking essential via visitparks.co.uk £6 per child with Under 1’s and adults free.

 

Dovedale Leisure Centre

 

Ellis Leisure

  • Inflatable Fun DaysEllis Leisure is hosting inflatable fun days for children of all ages to come and enjoy. You can expect mega assault courses, bouncy castles, slides, bungee runs and more. There will also be an area dedicated for smaller, less confident and disabled children, so everyone can enjoy the day.

 

Essex Kids Camp

  • Easter Camp: Essex Kids Camp ‘s aim is to provide all day childcare to children aged 4-11. There were numerous clubs around at the time, yet we felt there was a need for a club that was for EVERYONE, not just for the sporty, the musical or the arty.

 

Essex Outdoors

 

Galleywood Heritage Centre

  • Easter Bunny HuntThe Galleywood Heritage Centre’s very popular Easter Bunny hunt.

 

Galleywood Library

 

Great Baddow Library

  • Easter Holiday Fun: Join us this Easter for some fun activities. Make your own Easter Bunny or chick and take home an Easter treat. Discover what will hatch from our Egg by solving the Easter Trail. Take home some fun books to enjoy during the holidays.

 

Happy’s Circus

  • Happy’s Circus: Happy’s Circus is owned and run by the Randelle Family who bring the enchanting world of Circus to fundraisers & businesses across the UK. There are two professional all human shows, providing traditional family entertainment in a contemporary style.

 

Heathcote School

  • 11+ Easter revision classess: Are you looking for extra coaching for the 11+ test in September 2018? Heathcote’s Easter revision course specialises in English and Maths exam techniques and verbal reasoning skills for children currently in Year 5. These two intensive revision days taught by English and Maths specialist teachers will help your child to revise the skills needed for the test and give them invaluable past paper practice.

 

High Chelmer Shopping Centre

  • Bunny TakeoverJoin us for a day of Easter arts & crafts, plus meet & greet our life-size bunnies who will be handing out chocolate treats and spreading Easter cheer throughout the day! Send us your #BunnyTakeover selfies on twitter, for your chance to win £50 to spend in a store of your choice! Remember to tag @HighChelmer so we can find your entries!

 

HM Chelmsford Prison

  • Essex Jailbreak 2018: Bored of organised challenges? The Essex Jailbreak is different. A race against time to get as far as possible from HM Prison Chelmsford in just 15 hours, without spending any money or breaking any laws, the annual Essex Jailbreak is a unique fundraising challenge.. because it is up to you and your team to come up with your escape plan

 

Hylands House & Estate

  • Hylands House Open Day: Hylands House opens its doors FREE OF CHARGE to reveal the secrets of it’s history, exclusively for We Are Chelmsford. Enjoy free guided tours of Hylands House led by our knowledgeable team or walk around at your leisure.
  • Scrapbook Safari: Is your little one ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Then our Scrapbook Safari is the perfect day out! After the children immerse themselves on an expedition around Hylands Estate, learning about the plants wildlife that surround them, the fun moves inside where they assemble their own scrapbook.

 

Jester’s Kids Club

  • Easter Kids’ Club:  At Jesters, we believe kids should be kids. We’ve created and provided a safe environment for children aged 4-12, from all backgrounds, who can come together and enjoy a stimulating and secure place of fun and learning, which allows parents/ carers to work or study with the peace of mind that their children are being cared for.

 

Little Stars Theatre Workshops

 

Mad Science

 

Marsh Farm

 

Meadows Shopping Centre

 

Mega Camps

 

Mega Inflatables Fun Day

 

North Melbourne Library

 

P.A.S.S. Soccer

 

RHS Garden Hyde Hall

 

Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre

  • Cinderella on Ice: Cinderella wants to skate her way to the Royal Ball. Will her fairy godmother make her dreams come true, or will her wicked stepmother and two jealous stepsisters keep her enslaved and in rags? Find out at Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre for a spectacular family evening out.
  • Get In! City CampsOur fantastic Get In! City Camps offer your child the opportunity to Get Active! and Get Creative! in a safe environment for a fun packed morning or whole day during school holidays .

 

South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre

 

South Woodham Ferrers Library

  • Easter Surprise Afternoon: Peter Rabbit stories and fun activities. Help us fill Mr McGregor’s garden by making vegetables for our display
  • Easter Surprise Morning: Peter Rabbit stories and fun activities Help us fill Mr McGregor’s garden by making vegetables for our display

 

Super Camps

 

Writtle Library

  • Eggtastic CraftsEaster craft event along with an Easter Egg Hunt!
    Refreshment from Mencap.

 

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Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Artypants 

  • Easter Workshop: This Easter Holidays… Come decorate a range of ceramic and wooden items, including money boxes, ornaments and wooden boxes Booking is required for this session

Beth Chatto Gardens

 

CoCoCare 

  • Plastic Seas Performance And Workshops: As part of Action for Children’s roadshow this Easter, CoCoCare are offering a FREE performance and workshops for young people with additional needs (under 25yrs) and their family. ‘Plastic Seas’ is fun, interactive and visual performance made up of dance, music, props, spoken word and puppets. CoCoCare’s performance group take the audience on a journey to illustrate the environmental problems, particularly plastic and the effects they are having on our oceans and its inhabitants.

 

Coggeshall Library

  • Eggtastic Crafts: Enjoy an eggtastic art & craft morning with stories and activities.
    Suitable for primary school aged children, everyone welcome.

 

Colchester Arts Centre

  • Half a String – A Heart at Sea: Be enthralled by this epic musical folktale told on a miniature scale. Haunting live music tells the story of a boy who bottles up his heart and throws it into the sea. Original songwriting is set to stunning visuals that centre around a beautifully carved chest holding the secrets to the story.
  • Easter Holidays Special Illumin Party Tribal Glow: Find your tribe ….in the dark! A Majestic workshop exploring African, Aztec and Mayan art with glow paints then catch the vibe at the after party! If you are 8-13 years then come and Get that Majestic Glow …..that painting with passion!
  • Little Red Riding Hood: A merry mix up in the forest when Little Red Riding Hood cannot be found. Luckily Robin Hood agrees to go on a quest to take some cakes and flowers to Grandma. Will he stay on the path or will he discover the big bad wolf who looks a bit like the Sheriff of Nottingham?
  • Mime Workshop for Beginners: Learn how to look as if you are in a glass box, leaning on a wall and pulling a rope that’s not there. Be carried away by an imaginary balloon in this fun workshop, and learn the tricks of a mime artist.
  • The Walrus and Carpenter: “The time has come” to join the WALRUS and CARPENTER, with some eager Oysters, on their hunt for a gourmet picnic spot! These comical characters, along with a capricious Maid with Mop, make entertaining company for all ages.
  • The Walrus and Carpenter – Get Making Workshop! The Walrus and Carpenter go for a stroll along the sea shore on the lookout for oysters and the like – but as they stare beyond the frothy waves to the blue horizon – what other sea creatures catch their eye?

 

Colchester Castle Museum

  • Roman Storyteller: Come and listen to our Roman storyteller and find out what it was like to be a Roman soldier.
  • Up In Arms! Meet a Medieval knight and find out how he prepares for battle.

 

Colchester Gymnastics Club

 

Colchester Kids’ Camps

  • Easter Camp: Colchester Kids Camps provide a fun-filled, action-packed Day Camps for 6-12 year olds during the school holidays.

 

Colchester Leisure World

  • Base CampA full day of action packed supervised activities for children in school years 7-11
    Swimming in the Leisure Pool everyday with supervised trips to Rollerworld & X-Treme Gaming and lunch is provided.
  • Easter Holiday – Just for Fun Trampoline Sessions: Children aged 3-11 years can get jumping and learn a range of skills and tricks. Trampoline sessions are led by qualified coaches and can be booked on a pay-as-you-go basis
  • Kid’s Camp: A full day of action packed supervised activities for children in school years 1 to 6. A range of activities including swimming as a core part of the day’s activities as well as themed arts and crafts sessions, trampoline coaching, dodgeball, badminton, short tennis, football games, indoor rounders and cricket, plus team building games and treasure hunts.

 

Colchester Library

  • Easter Holiday Fun: Make Easter crafts, play games and write your favourite book to read under a tree on our library tree.

 

Colchester Natural History Museum

  • Animal Arms Race! Come to the Natural History Museum to discover how animals attack and defend. See interesting objects from the stores and get crafty by making your own paper woodlouse.
  • Fantastic Fossils! What to expect: Events, Handling objects, History, Science and Nature, Special, Talks and Tours. Meet the fossil experts from GeoSuffolk and discover more about the amazing fossils found in this area. Bring along your own fossils to find out more about them.

 

Colchester Zoo

  • Easter Holidays: As you walk around the zoo you will see many species from around the world and can learn more about them at eggcellent daily encounters including the chance to hand feed the elephants and giraffe yourself at daily public feeds and walk through a 24m underwater tunnel as sealions swim overhead!

 

Cudmore Grove Country Park

  • Easter Bunny Trail: The Easter Bunny has been bouncing all around Cudmore Grove Country Park and he’s left his Easter Eggs behind. Can you help him find them all and unlock the secret word? Trails £3 from Lily’s Cafe. No need to book just turn up!

 

Diddi Dance

  • Easter Bunny Hop! This eggstraordinarily hopping, action packed 45-minute dance class is suitable for girls and boys aged from 18 months to 4 ½ years. Using action songs, dancing games, fun exercises, hoops, ribbons and much more all to our own, original, funky music, your little one will improve their rhythm and co-ordination as well as their social and gross motor skills whilst having tons of fun!

 

East Anglian Railway Museum

  • Easter Day out with Thomas: Bust my buffers! Enjoy an Easter treat as Thomas the Tank Engine pulls into Chappel station…. Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a day of family fun. The Fat Controller will also be on hand to make sure that Thomas is being a really useful engine whilst Rusty and Dusty, Sodor’s Station Sweepers, will be causing mischief.
  • Escape Room: Gather a group of friends, family or work colleagues to help the intelligence agency retrieve a secret file and ‘Escape the Room’. You have one hour… will you locate the “Chappel Dossier” in time?

 

Essex Outdoors

 

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre

  • Egg Marbling: Join us to learn how to marble paper using water and ink, and then apply the technique to a decorative Easter Egg to take away.
  • Family Forest Fun: Join us in our lovely woodland area to build a den, learn to whittle a stick and toast a marshmallow over the campfire.
  • Family Orienteering: Explore the reserve using a compass. Drop-in event, no need to book. £5 per family
  • Minibeast HuntLets see what minibeasts we can find in the woods! Then we will collect some natural materials for you to make your own minibeast with.

firstsite

  • The Britishness Project: Eight professional artists undertook residencies for one term at seven schools and education organisations in Colchester, Harlow and Harwich. During this time, the artists and students aged from 7 to 16 investigated notions of Britishness through art-making.
  • Bronze Age c. 3500 BC – AD 2018Hauser & Wirth gallery’s satirical museological presentation first made for Frieze London 2017. The exhibition recreates a fictional Bronze Age presentation from a forgotten museum. Conceived and originated by Dr. Neil Wenman in collaboration with Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, the exhibition focuses solely on works made of bronze or from the Bronze Age period.
  • Chip NightFirstsite, in partnership with the Koestler Trust, is delighted to present Chip Night, an exhibition of artwork, writing and music from prisons, secure hospitals and people on community sentences in the East of England.

 

Headgate Theatre

  • Madagascar WorkshopHeadgate Workshops run in association with Polka Dot Workshop for 8 to 16 year olds: Based on the stage show from the movie, the workshop will be packed with fun and new skills to learn. There will be a free performance for an invited audience on the last day.

 

Holly’s Forest Sessions

  • Wild Bushcraft Kids’ Holiday Club: Woodland adventures for children aged 6 to 11, get creative, practice bushcraft skills, climb trees, bug hunting and much more! In the Sudbury and South Suffolk/North Essex area: bushcraft, woodland crafts, campfire cooking, foraging, rope walks, flora/fauna identification, and shelter building!

 

Hollytrees Museum

  • Matchbox Miniatures: Inspired by our exhibition “The Art of Small Things” come along and make your own marvellous miniatures from matchboxes.
  • Armour Upcycle: Make like a Medieval knight and create your own breastplate decorated with a coat of arms.
  • Tick Tock Clocks: Create a fully functioning clock inspired by the decorations of clocks from Colchester’s past.

 

Jungle Adventure

 

Kidz Camp

 

Layer Marney Tower

  • Bottle Feeding the Lambs and Easter Events: Come and enjoy everyone’s favourite event at Layer Marney Tower, Bottle Feeding the Lambs. Starts on Easter Sunday and then for the school holidays (Closed Fridays and Saturdays). Toddler Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Quiz, Egg and Spoon Races etc for Easter Weekend

 

Little Stars Theatre Workshops

 

Mad Science

 

Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

  • Easter Holidays Children’s Trail: Here at Marks Hall, we are thinking about Easter Eggs! Spring is the time when birds are starting to build nests in preparation for when they lay their eggs. Marks Hall is home to many species of bird, some resident and others who migrate here as the seasons change.

 

Mega Inflatables Fun Day

 

Mercury Theatre

  • Morgan and West: More Magic for Kids: Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan & West!
  • The Amazing Bubble Man: Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last ten years.
  • Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday: Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. Told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure.
  • Tiddler and other Terrific Tales: Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed!

 

Olivers Lodge Holiday Scheme

  • Easter Holidays: We offer a professional expert childcare service for children aged 2 years upwards. We provide full days of planned fun and activities, in house workshops and occasional trips out. Internal workshops include days such as African drumming, street dance, science workshops, mega inflatable days, go karts and many other fun activities. Please click on the link for the setting of your choice to see the planned activities. Snacks are served around 5pm and drinks are available all day.

 

The Pimlott Foundation

  • Der Kleine Chor ( a choir from Bielefeld, Germany), in concert with Daniela Bechly. Music by Felix, Fanny and Arnold Mendelssohn, Lechner and Isaac, and other songs
    selected by Daniela.

 

Poplar Nurseries

  • Easter Bunny Hunt£1 per child – all profits go to charity. No booking required. Lots of bunnies are playing hide and seek. Can you find them all? Collect your prize from the main tills.
  • Easter Chocolate Biscuit WorkshopLots of melted chocolate and toppings to decorate your three Easter biscuits, but can you resist from eating as you create your Easter treats? Price includes a drink. (Helps wash all that melted chocolate down!)

 

Premier Sport Holiday Courses

 

Rollerworld

 

Schools Out Activities

  • Holiday Camps: Year-round school holiday camps for children 4 – 16yrs

 

Signals Media Arts Centre

  • Film in a DayFrom script to screen, all in a day. Experiment with lights, cameras and sound equipment to make your very own short film. Working in teams, you’ll work against the clock to plan, act and shoot your film. All under the expert guidance of our filmmaking tutors.
  • Game in a Day: Make awesome 2D games using Construct 3 and learn the basics of game design theory. Design, prototype and play test your very own 2D game all in a day, under the expert guidance of our game design tutors. Construct3 is a powerful game design engine that allows you to make games for phones, tablets, computers and more.
  • Stop Motion AnimationMake miniature sets and characters, and animate your own short film. If you can imagine it, we’ll help you animate it! Using a range of artist materials such as card, paint and modelling clay, you will create a short animated film with animation software and miniature cameras.
  • Video Game MakingMake your own 2D video game using Scratch – the easy to learn game design software. Scratch is the perfect way to learn the basics of coding, and is used in schools all over the world. During the workshop you’ll make simple 2D arcade games and at the end you’ll share them online

 

Tiptree Library

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Barracudas Activity Camps

  • Activity Camp: Exciting activity day camps for children aged 4.5-14yrs during the school summer holidays. Children will take part in a wide variety of activities including; Sports, Arts & Crafts, Mad Science and much much more! Ofsted registered, Experienced CRB checked staff, Piece of mind for parents, Excellent Fun for kids!

 

Chipping Ongar Library

  • Easter Family Fun: An easter themed play session for all the family including: Easter egg games, giant floor games and board games, building blocks, toys for babies and toddlers.

 

David Lloyd Club

  • DL Kids: Alongside Holiday Active, we also offer our DL Kids programme throughout the year. There’s a wide range of activities to keep our younger members active
  • Holiday Active: Our school holiday club, is packed with sports, arts and crafts, energetic games and most of all, lots and lots of fun. Let your child’s imagination soar with the range of sports and activities on offer, all organised by the DL Kids team.

 

Epping Forest District Museum

  • Be an Artist – Casting workshop: This artist led workshop will take you through the artistic process of casting. Learn how to recreate objects from life, using a variety of materials and simple techniques. Fun, effective and messy; be ready to get your hands dirty. Please wear old clothes.
  • Beauty and the BeachFrom itsy, bitsy bikinis to one-piece bathing suits. This exhibition highlights the changing shape and coverage of women’s swimwear; exploring the style, design and inspirations the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s.
  • Easter Egg Hunt: Follow the trail around the museum to claim your chocolate prize.
  • Illustrated Tapestry:Join illustrator Jef Winter in his final event of the Paths Unseen festival as he creates an illustrated tapestry. Drop in at any time during the afternoon to add your own artwork to the piece. No need to book, just drop in. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Paper Flower Display
  • Spring Lamb Puppets
  • Poet-tree for Epping Forest: Join poet Keely Mills as she prepares for her final poem as part of the Paths Unseen festival. Help make a tree of poetry and stories about the area; tell us what it means to you by writing your own literary leaf. Your leaf will be part of Keely’s poem that will be a dedication to the district.

 

Epping Ongar Railway

  • Easter Egg Hunt: Join Bertie Bunny for the longest Easter Egg hunt in Essex. Further details here.

 

Fab Science

  • Easter Holiday Camps:  In April we will have our Easter Egg-stravaganza, a whole heap of Easter-themed Fab Science fun. Find out about ‘magic’ seagull eggs, see the weight of air make them plop into a bottle, make eggs fly but try not to break them! There will be challenges and lots of interesting egg-sperimenting!

 

Gillwell Park

  • Easter Extravaganza: Hunt around our beautiful grounds following the clues to find the prize. Also enjoy Bushcraft activities – both which MUST be booked in advance. Browse the craft stalls, enjoy the kiddie and donkey rides, face and glitter painting and sample food and drink

 

Lambourne End 

 

Laser Mayhem Paintball & Laser Tag

  • Star Wars Laser Tag Day: reat your Padawans to 3 hours of action-packed Laser-tag. We encourage Fancy dress, and don’t panic, we have floodlights on our fields for when the darkness of space starts to creep in! So dust off your robes, grab your Lightsaber and jump in your Starfighter, because the force is strong at Laser Mayhem this Half Term!

 

Loughton Library

 

Mad Science

 

Ongar Kids Club

Premier Sport Holiday Courses

 

Roughtalley’s Wood

    • Easter Scavenger Hunt: Come try your hand at our wildlife riddles and quiz questions hidden in the wood and win some Easter treats! Reserve entrance is found at the end of Pike Way. Please park respectfully of residents.

 

Royal Gunpowder Mills

 

Tottenham Hotspur Soccer School

 

The View

  • Easter Fun: Come along and join the Easter fun with egg decorating, Easter crafts and a woodland trail. Decorate a hardboiled egg (£2) and have a go at our egg rolling race outside the Hunting Lodge at 2pm. Winners will get a chocolate treat!

 

Zinc Arts Centre

  • Craft and Film Club: Drop the children off to enjoy some craft for a couple of hours while they watch a film in one of our lovely airy and bright art rooms.
  • Games and Activity Day: Let’s get active. A fun filled day packed with exciting and challenging activities for all ages and abilities. Led by our experienced team, including our very own fitness coach and arts specialists.
  • Holiday Cinema Club: Get a couple of hours to yourself during the Easter holidays while they enjoy a cinema experience. Your mini film buffs will love watching a film in our lovely theatre.
  • Pottery Workshop: Come to Zinc and go potty! Following our highly successful pottery summer workshop, pottery is back at Zinc for the Easter holidays. All those budding potters out there can come along and get their hands dirty here at Zinc. Guided by a specialist pottery teacher children will make and decorate their own pots or models to bring home to demonstrate their new found pottery skills.

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Barracudas Activity Camps

  • Activity Camp: Exciting activity day camps for children aged 4.5-14yrs during the school summer holidays. Children will take part in a wide variety of activities including; Sports, Arts & Crafts, Mad Science and much much more! Ofsted registered, Experienced CRB checked staff, Piece of mind for parents, Excellent Fun for kids!

 

Bishops Stortford Museum

  • Hop into Easter: This Easter the Bishop’s Stortford Museum has craft activities and trails to keep your little bunnies inspired and entertained.

 

Essex Outdoors

 

The Gibberd Garden 

  • Gibberd Garden Easter Trail: An opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the Gibberd Garden in springtime. Children will have great fun following the Easter Trail, and there is a small prize available for those who complete it!

 

Harlow Leisurezone

 

Harlow Library

  • Easter FunAn afternoon of Easter-themed fun including an ‘egg-cellent’ scavenger hunt and ‘egg-citing’ crafts.

 

Harlow Playhouse

  • Cinderella – Presented by Harlow Ballet Association: Cinderella’s life with her cruel Stepmother and Stepsisters is filled with hardship, but the Fairy Godmother transforms Cinderella’s rags into a shimmering dress with sparkling shoes and she is able to go to the Ball at the Palace.
  • Glastonbabies: Gardner Jack & The Green BeanstalkBring the freewheeling vibe of a great festival to your kids, combining top-class music, brilliant song and dance routines, and wonderful storytelling. It’s an education of sensations, and a festival of fun on your doorstep. It’s Glastonbabies – the outstanding immersive experience.

 

The Harvey Centre

 

Jolly Pods

 

Lee Valley Park Farms

  • Easter Bunny School: The Easter Bunny School will host three 45 minute classes every day during the Easter fortnight, each of which will feature a special workstation allowing attendees to design, create and take home their very own personalised teddy bear. Pupils will also be able to participate in seasonal art and craft activities such as egg decorating to entertain and keep them busy before meeting the famous Easter Bunny.

 

Parndon Woods

  • Big Frog Hunt: Early Spring sees the emergence of the amphibians! Come along to Parndon wood and see if you can find some of our many frogs, toads or newts that live in the woodlands waterways and leaf litter. There will be pond dipping sessions, information around the trail, pond wildlife guides available, and lots of amphibian themed fun in the conservation centre.
  • Parndon Wood Easter Egg Hunt: Bring the kids along and have a go at our fun filled easter egg hunt around the nature trail. If you find all the hidden eggs you win a prize and even if you don’t, there will be a little treat waiting for you all in the conservation centre. There will also be lots of easter animal fun in the conservation centre.

 

Pet’s Corner

 

Phoenix Live

 

SK Sports Academy 

  • Sports Camp: This Easter sports camp includes: football, rugby, martial arts, table tennis, basketball, dance

 

Tye Green Library

 

The Water Gardens 
  • Easter at the Water Gardens: Meet the Easter Bunny. Join in with our FREE arts and crafts team to make your own Easter bunny frames. Get a FREE Easter egg when you register to the Water Garden’s newsletter (while stocks last). FREE Face painting in the ASDA Foyer

 

Wild n Wacky

  • Easter Saturday Fun! FREE arts & crafts with a spring theme and special Hop Along with Alannah dance & fun in the football pitch.

 

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HAVERING

Barracudas Activity Camps

  • Activity Camp: Exciting activity day camps for children aged 4.5-14yrs during the school summer holidays. Children will take part in a wide variety of activities including; Sports, Arts & Crafts, Mad Science and much much more! Ofsted registered, Experienced CRB checked staff, Piece of mind for parents, Excellent Fun for kids!

 

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

  • Bears Adventure: Follow bears adventure through the woods at your own pace, back to the centre for craft activities
  • Easter Crafts: Come along to the centre to create an Easter Bonnet and Easter themed crafts. Children must be accompanied
  • Easter Egg Head Quiz: Teams of 4-6 people. Ages 10+ (children must have adults in team). Raffle also. Booking Essential.
  • Easter Eggsplorer: Take a wild walk through the woodland, come along to Bedfords Park to ‘eggsplore’ the woodland and match the eggs to the animals they belong to. Collect your prize and create a craft back at the centre.
  • Easter Trail: The Easter Bunny has been to Bedfords Park and left some chocolaty treats behind, can you find them? Self-led trail, back to the centre to collect a small prize.
  • Half Term Nature Trail: Take part in a self-led trail around Bedfords Park. Themed on wildlife and nature just £3 per child, includes a prize! No need to book – just turn up!
  • Mighty Minibeasts: Hunt for the minibeasts living at Bedfords Park, look under logs, in the trees, amongst the grass and see what you will find.
  • Pond Dipping: Join us as we uncover our watery wildlife, visit our Dragonfly Pond as we use pond dipping nets to catch underwater creatures – what might we find? All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Wild West: Come join us for our WILD WEST day, make a hobby horse, panning for gold, lasso your catch and have a go at archery. Dress up in your best cowboy outfit! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Woodland Fairies and Elves: Hunt in the woods for elves and fairies. Games, activities and crafts for all ages.
  • Dinosaur Trail (self-led): Come and follow our dinosaur trail around the park – how many dinosaur clues can you find? Learn facts about dinosaurs and win a small prize!

 

Chelsea Soccer Schools

 

David Lloyd Club

  • DL Kids: Alongside Holiday Active, we also offer our DL Kids programme throughout the year. There’s a wide range of activities to keep our younger members active
  • Holiday Active: Our school holiday club, is packed with sports, arts and crafts, energetic games and most of all, lots and lots of fun. Let your child’s imagination soar with the range of sports and activities on offer, all organised by the DL Kids team.

 

Ellis Leisure

  • Inflatable Fun DaysEllis Leisure is hosting inflatable fun days for children of all ages to come and enjoy. You can expect mega assault courses, bouncy castles, slides, bungee runs and more. There will also be an area dedicated for smaller, less confident and disabled children, so everyone can enjoy the day.

 

Fairkytes Arts Centre/myplace

 

Fir.ST Camps

 

Fit for Sport

  • Easter Camp: Fit For Sport have been delivering OFSTED registered Activity Camps for children aged between 3 – 12 years old, for over 20 years. Camps are a great way for your child to keep active, have fun, make new friends and take part in a wide range of activities and sports! We pride ourselves on our 20 year reputation for ENGAGINGand EDUCATING children through activity! Your child’s experience at camp will be one they will always remember!

 

Happy’s Circus

  • Happy’s Circus: Happy’s Circus is owned and run by the Randelle Family who bring the enchanting world of Circus to fundraisers & businesses across the UK. There are two professional all human shows, providing traditional family entertainment in a contemporary style.

 

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre

 

The Liberty Shopping Centre

  • Easter Fun at The Liberty: This Easter, join us here at The Liberty with the whole family for a selection of FREE arts and crafts workshops. Plus, bring the kids along dressed as a superhero and they will be entered into a prize draw to win a some superhero goodies!

 

Little Fingers Baking

 

Mad Science

 

Mega Camps

 

The Mercury Shopping Centre

  • Easter Egg-stravaganza: 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.

 

Premier Sport Holiday Courses

 

Queen’s Theatre

  • Birds and Butterflies – Crafty Kids! Get crafty! Build, make and decorate in this hands-on fun packed creative craft workshop for children and their parents led by professional crafter Gemma Compton. ‘Compton can make it’ – and so can you! Join us and create an item to take home inspired by this week’s theme.
  • Egg-cellent Adventures – Create and Play Mornings: Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities. The session includes a ‘make to take home’.
  • First Feat 2018: Now in its 20th year, our annual dance showcase celebrates the creativity and diversity of young dancers in East London & Essex.
  • Milkshake LiveAn all singing, all dancing show taking audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales. Starring Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters.
  • QYouth One Act Play Festival 2018 ‘Twisted Tales’: A celebratory evening featuring four one-act plays performed by over 100 members of our own youth theatre groups.
  • Teddy Bears’ Picnic: If you go down to the woods today, especially if it’s your birthday, you’re sure of a big surprise! Children (and mums and dads) can bring along their favourite teddies and meet the BIGGEST teddy bear in the whole world in this delightful show. Enjoy a mixture of games with plenty of prizes and giveaways, storytelling and sing-along songs in this enchanting fun and laughter-filled show.
  • Treasure Trails – Create and Play Morning: Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities. The session includes a ‘make to take home’.
  • Up, up and Away! Create and Play Mornings: Leave the kids with us for two jam-packed hours of creative fun involving drama games, storytelling and craft activities. The session includes a ‘make to take home’.
  • Wizard Stonering: Meet the amazing Wizard Stonering with his colourful and exciting show with lots of comedy, participation and surprising magic.

 

The Retailery

  • Star Wars and Lego Day: Our popular Star Wars and Lego day is back! For just £3 per child, they get to meet storm troopers and characters from Star Wars, have their photo taken, take part in our Lego build competition, get their faces painted and use our colouring table!

 

Rocky’s Fun House

  • Easter Activities: Easter egg hunt, character appearances, Easter colouring and activities, animal meet and greet with our gorgeous chicks, ducklings, bunnies, sheep and goats.

 

Romford Shopping Hall

 

Star Sports & Soccer Sports Activities

 

Stubbers Adventure Centre

 

The Swim School

  • Easter Crash Course: A holiday crash course can be a great boost for children already swimming or a great introduction to swimming for beginners. With children swimming for an hour a day Monday to Friday we get to cover a whole 10 week course in 5 days.

 

Thames Chase

 

Tole Haven

  • Star Wars Legion Full Demo Day:  Join us here at Tole Haven, where we have dedicated Easter Saturday to running anyone visiting the store a Full Demo of Star Wars Legion. Demo’s will be run throughout the day, and jumping in on a demo either starting or already in full play is both available, demo’s are to last approximately one hour, and we will provide everything you need to play through our demo

 

Wellgate Community Farm

  • Bottle Feeding Lambs: The Farm has recently welcomed two new lambs whose mums had too many babies to cope with! To give these lambs the best chance they need to be hand reared and we need your help! A wonderful opportunity for an up close and personal experience; meeting, petting and bottle feeding the lambs. Staff will be there to help if needed, talk about the lambs and answer any questions.
  • Easter Babies Weekend
  • Farmer For A Day: Join the farm team for good days work and lots of fun. Experience all aspects of daily farm life such as feeding and watering, mucking out and re-bedding animal pens, grooming and health checks.

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Beeleigh Abbey Gardens

  • Open Day: The grounds of Beeleigh Abbey include three acres of spacious and peaceful gardens in an historic rural setting, beautifully extended and revived in the last few years

 

Burnham Library

  • Eggtastic Crafts: Come along to our drop in event of Easter themed crafts and an Easter egg hunt! Suitable for children aged 4-11.

 

Burnham-On-Crouch & District Museum

 

Cold Norton Village Hall

  • Easter Party: Come and join the Easter Bunny for an afternoon of Easter Fun. J&C Party Pets will be bringing some of their animals. Pet the Pony, build a Lego structure, do the egg hunt to win a prize, gaming, face painting, easter crafts and fun! Price includes drink and biscuit – in aid of Cold Norton Pre-School.


Creeksea Place Farm

  • Fun on the Farm: Tickets include a farmyard treasure hunt with prizes, our fantastic storyteller Mike Dodsworth – Storyteller, craft activities in our big barn, Rainbow Inflatables bouncy castles, a chance to meet our friendly farm animals at Muddy Boots Farm and a Parlour Cafe Kid’s Lunchbox!  Animal feed from Muddy Boots Farm, ice creams and face paints will be available on the day for an additional charge.

 

Essex Kids Camp

  • Easter Camp: Essex Kids Camp ‘s aim is to provide all day childcare to children aged 4-11. There were numerous clubs around at the time, yet we felt there was a need for a club that was for EVERYONE, not just for the sporty, the musical or the arty.

 

Essex Outdoors

 

Lottie and Jakes Cakes

 

Maldon Library

  • Easter Fun: Join us for a morning of Easter-themed fun activities, including crafts, stories, Easter bonnet competition and egg hunt. Suitable for children aged 3 to 11-years-old.

 

Maldon Stadium

  • Special Easter Holiday event: Come down to Maldon stadium for our Special Easter Holiday event, this is a great event to keep the kids entertained! This high energy show will have the kids up and dancing all afternoon. Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one of the UK’s finest girl bands.

 

Mega Inflatables Fun Day

 

Museum of Power

 

The Naze

 

P.A.S.S. Soccer

 

Promenade Park

  • Bubble RushTake part in Farleigh Hospice’s exciting event, back for a second year following last years success. A fun filled family 5km Fun Run with 5 different coloured bubble stations along the route! Registration fee covers admin costs and includes a special bubble rush t-shirt, medal and running number.
  • Bubbles of Fun: Water sphere’s are a water walking device. A cool transparent device that allows the rider inside the bubble ball to finally walk on the water, and even better you don’t get wet while doing it. Walk, run, dog paddle, roll around on the water and interact with it like never before. Dates and times are weather dependent.
  • Carnival Easter Egg Hunt: Scattered around the small park and maze are clues to an Easter riddle. Find all the clues to reveal the answer and receive an Easter treat. The Easter Hunt runs from 10:00am until 3:00pm and you can start at anytime. The hunt takes on average 15 – 30 minutes to complete.
  • Carz of FunUFO Style bumper cars in an inflatable arena. Dates and times are weather dependent.
  • Easter Egg Roll: New to 2018, the Easter egg roll is a fun activity from America. How fast can you roll an Easter Egg with a spoon? Children line up to race their eggs across the glass in small park. The person who egg crosses the finish line first, wins. This activity suitable for children under 8s and it great fun
  • Fun Time PoniesRide on Pony Cycles which can be used by all. Children from around 3years up to adults (18st weight restriction) can ride. Not only do you enjoy riding like a real jockey it provides a fun way to exercise. The Pony Cycle moves forward by the “jockey” action of the rider based on mechanical principle, no need for any battery or power. Dates and times are weather dependent.
  • Mimi’s Face PaintingMimi’s face painting will be situated on the sea wall near the splash park. Dates and times are weather dependent.

 

Wickham Bishops Library

 

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Bach to Baby

  • Bach to Baby Family ConcertBach to Baby is the acclaimed concert series for the whole family to enjoy together. Featuring outstanding musicians and exhilarating performances in inspiring venues right on your doorstep. Programme for this concert date will be announced shortly.

 

Barracudas Activity Camps

  • Activity Camp: Exciting activity day camps for children aged 4.5-14yrs during the school summer holidays. Children will take part in a wide variety of activities including; Sports, Arts & Crafts, Mad Science and much much more! Ofsted registered, Experienced CRB checked staff, Piece of mind for parents, Excellent Fun for kids!

 

Brainbox

  • Easter Holiday Revision Courses: We are holding workshops over the Easter Holidays to provide that extra boost for those needing support with SATs and GCSEs! If your child is in year 6 and sitting their SATs please get in touch – we would love to chat about what we have to offer.

 

East London Goalkeeping Academy

  • Easter Camp: ELGK’s goalkeeping camps are a one and only in the London area, providing an excellent way to introduce children to goalkeeping with fun and creative activities! Our activities allow children to burn off all of their energy while they’re on school holidays! Goalkeepers get to learn all the fundamentals of goalkeeping whilst socialising with peers and children from other schools in the local area.

 

The Exchange

  • Easter Fun: Follow the Easter Bunny – he has chocolate! Spot the Easter Bunny in Centre on Good Friday and Saturday to receive your Easter surprise.

 

Hainault Forest 

  • Hainault Forest Easter Trail: Come and join us for a Spring-Themed Easter trail around the ancient forest of Hainault, and help the Woodland Trust to Save Spring!! The Wicked Winter Pixie has hidden the signs of Spring in the Forest because he wants it to stay Winter forever! Search the Forest and find the signs of Spring hidden among the trees, take part in craft activities and face painting. Complete the trail to get a chocolatey Easter reward!

 

Kenneth More Theatre

  • The Three Little Pigs: From the award-winning writers of Mary Poppins and Honk!, Stiles and Drewe, comes a brand new adaptation of this classic fairy tale. The Three Little Pigs set off into the big wide world to seek their fortune but news soon spreads of a Big Bad Wolf on the loose!
  • The Wizard of Oz: Come and meet Dorothy as she goes on a magical adventure to the Land Of Oz and tries to find her way home. Along the way she makes new friends; with the Scarecrow who longs for a brain, the Tin Man who really wants a heart and the very cowardly Lion who is desperate to be brave and have some courage. 
  • Wind in the Willows: Here are Badger, Rat, Mole and Toad of Toad Hall in the familiar tale with a contemporary slant. Starring KMT pantomime favourite Marc Seymour as Mr Toad and introducing Matthew Burcombe as Mole. This production is the perfect treat for the Easter holidays.

 

Kids in Charge

  • Holiday ClubsKids In Charge provides excellent flexible Childcare!!! We provide Breakfast Club, Afterschool Club as well as Holiday Club. Emergency childcare too!

 

Premier Sport Holiday Courses

 

Redbridge Cycling Centre

 

Valentines Mansion & Gardens

  • Easter Trail Family Favourite: Spend Easter weekend at Valentines Mansion exciting Easter trail! Find the hidden eggs and bunnies in the house and gardens and pick up your special treat when you find them.
  • Mad Hatters Tea Party: It’s back!! Step into the world of Alice in Wonderland at Valentines Mansion. With interactive outdoor theatre performances, craft activities, children’s rides (small charge applies), activity trails, movie & story time, and much much more. There will be a costume parade and prizes for children in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ fancy dress. Children in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ fancy dress with a wristband will be able to ride free at the funfair in Melbourne field after the event closes at 4pm.

 

Valentines Park

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Belchamps Scout Centre Events

 

Bricks 4 Kids Essex

  • Super Hero Academy: Join Bricks 4 Kidz building Super Heroes with LEGO® Bricks. Students will recognise a family of incredible heroes, hero guardians in space, teen heroes, and of course their favourite classic heroes. Explore all the caped crusaders and discover their super powers. Build a fantasy world and protect it from enemies with custom contraptions made from LEGO® Bricks.
  • Transformation Creations: Get ready to build and discover how your model transforms! Students will love the mash-up of combination models that can be rebuilt into something different. These awesome 2-in-1 models will include exciting characters, robots, vehicles and more!

 

Elite Sport Coaching Activity Clubs

 

Emma’s Swim School

 

Happy’s Circus

  • Happy’s Circus: Happy’s Circus is owned and run by the Randelle Family who bring the enchanting world of Circus to fundraisers & businesses across the UK. There are two professional all human shows, providing traditional family entertainment in a contemporary style.

 

Hildale Academy of Performing Arts

  • Easter Party: Join us for a morning/ afternoon of fun, games , and Easter treats! Give yourself a break during the Easter Holidays and let us entertain them with Easter egg hunts , Easter games, and of course DANCING!!

 

Kidz Camp

 

Rayleigh Library

  • Craft Club: Detective theme Crafts. Suitable for ages 8-11 years. Places are limited so booking is essential.

 

Rochford Library

  • Easter Fun: Get into Easter with our crafts! Join in the carrot clues trail, make bunny ears, Easter boxes and more! Suitable for children under 12 years. Just drop in, no need to book!

 

Saracens Rugby Camp

 

Star Sports & Soccer Sports Activities

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Belfairs Park and Woodland Centre

 

Blenheim Children’s Centre

 

Bricks 4 Kids Essex

  • Mining and Crafting: Steve is jumping for joy as he introduces members of his Minecraft® world. Whether or not your child has attended this theme before, reward them with the creativity and excitement this workshop has to offer.
  • Super Hero Academy: Join Bricks 4 Kidz building Super Heroes with LEGO® Bricks. Students will recognise a family of incredible heroes, hero guardians in space, teen heroes, and of course their favourite classic heroes. Explore all the caped crusaders and discover their super powers. Build a fantasy world and protect it from enemies with custom contraptions made from LEGO® Bricks.
  • Transformation Creations: Get ready to build and discover how your model transforms! Students will love the mash-up of combination models that can be rebuilt into something different. These awesome 2-in-1 models will include exciting characters, robots, vehicles and more!
  • World of Amusements: “Worlds of Amusement” takes you on a thrilling adventure building amusement park themed models. Spend time visiting the Wizard World by building your favorite wizard and his magical owl! Build and give your despicable yellow movie characters a thrilling roller coaster ride!

 

Cambridge Road

 

Centre Place

 

Cook Stars Southend and Rochford

 

Cycle Southend

 

David Lloyd Club

  • DL Kids: Alongside Holiday Active, we also offer our DL Kids programme throughout the year. There’s a wide range of activities to keep our younger members active
  • Holiday Active: Our school holiday club, is packed with sports, arts and crafts, energetic games and most of all, lots and lots of fun. Let your child’s imagination soar with the range of sports and activities on offer, all organised by the DL Kids team.

 

Eastwood Children’s Centre

 

Educoach Soccer School

  • Easter Camp: Educoach organise soccer schools during all school holiday breaks to give children the chance to learn and enjoy from a fantastic football experience. Check out our holiday times, dates and venues but please book early to avoid any disappointment.

 

Ellis Leisure

  • Inflatable Fun DaysEllis Leisure is hosting inflatable fun days for children of all ages to come and enjoy. You can expect mega assault courses, bouncy castles, slides, bungee runs and more. There will also be an area dedicated for smaller, less confident and disabled children, so everyone can enjoy the day.

 

Energize Essex

 

Energy Kidz Holiday Clubs

 

Essex Stars Cheerleading 

 

Focal Point Gallery

 

Friars Children’s Centre

 

Hamstel Children’s Centre

 

Intrepid Adventures

  • Holiday Camp: Our camps offer a variety of activities across a range of programs including bushcraft, arts & crafts, traditional and modern sports. They are a hub of activity and draw on skills that are not always a priority for development in school. Our activities are thought provoking, enjoyable and educational.

 

Kidz Camp

 

The Kursaal

  • Easter Weekend Craft Fair: A weekend of Entertainment & Shopping under one roof. We have bowling, soft play, lazar extreme, pool sports bar & more downstairs and then K’s Craft Fairs have the first floor function suites full with With crafters selling their talented creations.

 

Leigh Community Centre

Little Musketeers

  • Battle Ages Adventures: Battle through the ages with Little Musketeers’ Battle Ages Adventure and experience the excitement of being a Medieval Knight, a Swashbuckling Pirate, a King’s Musketeer, a Roman Gladiator and and a Jedi Knight

 

Mad Hatter’s Tea Room

  • Alice’s Tea Parties with Special Guests: After the success of our Princess Tea Parties, we’ve teamed up with The Princess Emporium again to host two very special tea parties during the Easter Holidays featuring Alice and some very special guests.

 

Mega Camps

 

Mega Inflatables Fun Day

 

Metal Art School

  • SPARK Motionstars Animation Masterclass10y+: Two days of mind-stretching, inspirational and creative stop motion animation adventures with artist Sophie Burrows from Animating Education. Young people will have the choice of making their own puppet from armature wire and plasticine or using 2D animation techniques to produce a cut out style animation. Working with stop motion software, tablets and a DSLR camera we will work together to produce a short animated film.

 

Palace Theatre

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine: It’s the half term holiday and George Kranky is looking forward to a break from school when a letter from Grandma arrives announcing that she is coming to visit – that very day! Soon she has taken over George’s bedroom and is making his life miserable.
  • Guess How Much I Love You: Join Little & Big Nutbrown Hare, from the bestselling ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ and ‘I Love You All Year Round’ collection, as they leap off the page and onto the stage in this magical journey through the seasons.

 

Prince Avenue Children’s Centre

 

Princess Gatherings Events

  • Belle’s and Rapunzel’s Easter Egg Hunt: For just £10 per Child come and join princess Belle and Princess Rapunzel on our Easter egg hunt event there will be Glitter, Arts and Crafts, and plenty of singing and dancing
  • Shimmer and shine Easter funKeep Celebrating Easter with Shimmer and Shine these cheeky little genies will take you all on an magical adventure this with arts and crafts, dancing, and plenty of games along the way…..
    There will be a raffle as well as food and drink for sale so come along for the great genie adventure…

 

Ricks Multi-Sports

 

The Royals Shopping Centre

  • Free Easter Fun Day: It’s time to get egg-cited for this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza at The Royals Shopping Centre in Southend. We’ve got a date for your diaries so you can hatch a plan to keep your little bunnies busy during the Easter Holidays. The Little Royalty events team will be joined by Eggucation for a cracking Easter surprise! The team at Eggucation will be bringing newly hatched rare breed chicks to the centre.

 

Sealife Adventure 

  • Easter Egg-Stravaganza: The first of our themed weekends of 2018! Come join us and make Easter Special
  • Fairytale Weekend: Dress up as your favorite characters from the land of mystery and make-believe, and join us for Fairy Tale Fun!
  • Cartoon Weekend: The return of our wackiest weekend – the Cartoon weekend!
  • Superhero Weekend: Calling all Superheros! Sealife Adventure is Celebrating the courage of all our Superhero visitors.
  • Halloween: Our Halloween Spooktacular returns for 2018! With lots of creepy fun and scary challenges, there’s something for everyone!

 

The Soccer Hub Holiday Camps

  • Easter Soccer Camp 2018: We will be running two three day soccer camps in the Easter Holidays. Wed 4th, 5th, 6th and 11th,12th and 13th April.The day runs from 10-3pm each day and the cost is £15 per day or £35 for all three!

 

Southend Parks Tennis

 

Summercourt Children’s Centre

 

THEATRETRAIN Dance-Act-Sing

  • Lion King West End Workshop: We are delighted to be welcoming West End Actor Eddie Elliot to host our Easter Workshop! Dance, Act & Sing to the West End sensation the Lion King.Eddie has performed in many shows including “South Pacific”, “Motown”, “We Will Rock You” and “The Lion King”. Available to Students and Non Students age 6 & over.

 

Therapy Life Centre

 

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ABC Chigwell Performing Arts Workshops

  • Easter Dance Camp: This Easter we are running a very fun and exciting Easter school at the Limes Centre. Students will be split into groups depending on age and ability. We have Miss Rachel (Royal Academy of Dance Ballet, Tap, Jazz Teacher) joining us for this fun and creative dance camp. Please see her full bio on the ‘About Us’ page. Students will learn Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Street, Musical Theatre, Dance Body Conditioning, Stretching, Confidence Building, Stage Performance.

 

Artypants 

  • Easter Workshop: This Easter Holidays… Come decorate a range of ceramic and wooden items, including money boxes, ornaments and wooden boxes Booking is required for this session

 

Brightlingsea Library

  • Eggtastic Crafts: Take part in Easter crafts such as making Easter bunny ears, eggs and chicks. Go on an Easter egg hunt around the library. Listen to Easter stories. A prize will be awarded for the best Easter bonnet.
  • Meet the Author: Jan Williams: Local Author Jan Williams will read children a story from her new book, Essex Folk Tales for Children, followed by the chance for children to design their own monster and write their own story.

 

Clacton Factory Outlet

  • Clacton Chocolate Factory: Roll up, roll up, as Clacton Factory Outlet transports you to a world of pure imagination this Easter! We’re transforming our site into Clacton Chocolate Factory over Easter weekend, and we’d love to invite you to join in the magic over the two days…

 

Clacton Leisure Centre

 

Clacton Pier

  • Circus Fantasia: Come and relax in our theatre style Jolly Roger and watch a live 1 hour show suitable for all the family. It does not matter if you are 2 or 92 you are sure to have a excellent time inside the Circus Fantasia at the Jolly Roger.
  • Free Fireworks Display: Enjoy our FREE fireworks display! Please note we never release an exact set off time. Usually the fireworks are set off between 8pm – 9pm but this is weather and safety checks permitting. Please come and enjoy some of the activities we have on offer at Clacton Pier and grab the best view in town of our fireworks!!

 

Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles

 

Essex Cares Limited

  • Easter Bunny Hunt: Fun event for young and old. Come and find the hidden bunnies around our gardens and work out the clues to win a prize!

 

Frinton Library

  • Easter Crafts and Stories: A morning of Easter-themed fun including an egg trail and ‘egg-citing’ crafts. Suitable for children aged 4-9 years.
  • Easter trail and craftsEaster-themed fun including an egg trail and ‘egg-citing’ crafts. Suitable for children aged 4-10 years.
  • Meet the Author: Jan Williams: Local Author Jan Williams will read children a story from her new book, Essex Folk Tales for Children, followed by the chance for children to design their own monster and write their own story.

 

Harwich Library

  • Eggtastic Crafts: Come and have fun making Easter crafts and follow our Spring trail around the library! Suitable for children aged 5-10.

 

Holland Library

  • Easter Fun: Join us for a morning of Easter-themed fun activities, including crafts, stories, an Easter trail. There will be a prize draw for those entering the fancy dress competition.

 

Jaywick Martello Tower

  • Bof! Music, Dance and SoupWhat better way to finish this years Essex Book Festival than to dance the night away at Jaywick Martello Tower with the fabulous Essex-based traditional French and Breton four-piece band Bof!
  • Fantasy Beach Hut: Build and decorate your very own beach hut! Using cardboard create a building and add, chairs, tables, pictures on the wall, rugs, lights, cups, plates to build your ideal fantasy beach hut with artist Nicola Burrell.
  • Festival Peace WallBoth children and adults have been sharing what peace means to them, writing and drawing messages of peace to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. We’ve invited children in Tendring and across Essex to exchange messages with new friends from Jaywick’s twin towns: Valance in France, Biberach in Germany and Świdnica in Poland, in this exciting postcard exchange project.
  • It’s A Wrap: Festival Finale: Join us for our Festival Finale at Jaywick Martello Tower, an interactive exhibition and fun day of activities for all ages. With Origami Crane folding, community murals, bunting making, storytelling and beach themed writing workshops, there’s something for everyone!
  • Make an origami Peace CraneHelp Essex Book Festival and friends in their pledge to make 1000 Peace Cranes, in memory of Sadako Sasaki, a victim of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. All cranes made so far this March will be exhibited at the Tower.
  • Message in a BottleFree family drop in workshop! Join artist Alison Stockmarr to create your own aged treasure map or rescue letter from a desert island and seal it up in ye oldie bottle…pirate eye patch optional.
  • Our Natural World Storytelling hour: From Ants, Bees and Cranes to Whales, Yellow butterflies and Zebras, this storytelling hour involves not only listening to stories, but also making up stories about creatures great and small in our natural world. Led by award-winning shoildren’s author Wendy Constance.
  • Peace Bunting Print Workshop: Come along for a sun printing workshop on fabric, to make bunting with a message of peace using plant material, letters and acetates, with artist Angenita Hardy-Teekens You’ll learn all about the cyanotype method, an early Victorian way of making shadows with objects using the suns UV light.
  • Spring Bunting and Flag Workshop: Spring is here and it’s time to put the flags out and hang up the bunting. Celebrate by making your own string of paper bunting or flag led by Essex based artist Alison Stockmarr.
  • The Storyteller and the MonstersLocal Storyteller Jan Williams will be here reading a story from her new children’s book ‘Essex Folk tales for Children’. The local storyteller’s researches have taken her into the furthest corners of Essex to discover the most remarkable monsters. With dragons, Vikings, pirates, smugglers, ghostly ladies, and highway men these tales will be sure to entertain all who listen and read.
  • Sumi Ink Club: Everyone is invited to come along and create a community mural that will evole and grow throughout the afternoon on the theme of Pease, Place and Community. Bring yourselves, bring your friends, bring your grandparents – come and draw with us! Sumi Ink Club is run by Liz Spalding, Robert Lock and Andy Gibbs.
  • Tower Tales: Climb the tower to join the JMT’s Writer-in-Residence Ruth Raymer. Listen to some Tower Tales or join in the Pop-Up Peace Tower by doing some writing of your own.
    Suitable for all ages. Free, drop-in.
  • Wild Writing Workshop: Beachcombing for WordsA workshop inspired by the beach, involving some beachcombing, with a return to the Tower for some writing exercises and work on creative writing with Essex-based writers Judith Wolton and Wendy Constance. Participants should leave with at least ideas and the start for a poem or a piece of prose responding to the beach experience.
  • Cold War 1945 – 1989Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this exhibition by Epping Forest District Museum explores one of the most important ideological and political conflicts of the twentieth century. From the Korean War to the Space Race, this exhibition tells the story of the tense struggle between communism and democracy and its effect on the world around it.

Manningtree Library

 

Prince’s Theatre

  • Alice in WonderlandAlice is enjoying her picnic when she sees the most curious of sights: a white rabbit talking to himself. Following the rabbit down a rabbit hole, Alice finds herself in the fantastical Wonderland.
  • Easter Bunny’s Eggs Factor: Marty MacDonald, Henrietta the Hen and Professor Pinky are all going to enter, but can’t choose which song to sing…can you help them practice and see if YOU have The Eggs Factor too?

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Belhus Country Park Trail

  • Easter Trail and Crafts: The Easter Bunny has been bouncing all around Belhus Country Park and he’s left his Easter Eggs behind. Can you help him find them all and unlock the secret word? Trails £3 from the Visitors Centre. No need to book just turn up!

 

Camp Epic

  • Easter Camp: Camp Epic is just that. The biggest and best holiday camp ever! Bouncy Castles, Bubble Football, Lego Days, Nerf Wars over 30 sports, arts and other activities. If you are looking for a new kind of holiday club/childcare provision then this is your place. Full days of action packed Epic events!

 

Chelsea Soccer Schools

 

Circus Petite

  • Circus Petite: Circus Petite, the family-focused touring circus from Ipswich, is touring 5 towns in north Essex and Suffolk this Easter. With shows at Martlesham, Felixstowe, Brightlingsea, Elm stead Market and Ipswich a between 14th March and 22nd April, people of all ages will be delighted by acts including the amazing Justo the Clown, jugglers, rope walking, hula-hooping, magic and fire displays.

 

Coalhouse Fort

  • Bright Sparks ElectriciansMeet our resident professional electrician who will show you how to wire a plug. Create your own electrical circuit!
  • Easter Crafts & Trail: Take part in Easter craft activities in the fort then follow an Easter trail with activities along the way around the park for an Easter treat! Suitable for all the family.
    You can turn up any time during these sessions although there will be less time to do the activities towards the end of the sessions. Come dressed for the outdoors children must be supervised by an adult at all times
  • Egg Rolling Competition: Roll up & decorate an egg! Enter the egg rolling competition for a chance to win in our prize-giving ceremony.

 

Grangewaters Outdoor Education Centre

  • Easter holiday activities 2018: We are offering a range of water and land-based activities this Easter holiday. These include our ever-popular ‘Woodland Warrior’ sessions – Forest School-style activities will increase your child’s knowledge of the outdoor environment.

 

Grays High Street

  • Easter Egg Hunt 2018: Hop on down to the high street this Easter weekend for a one of a kind Easter egg hunt with prizes to be won – sponsored by Hidden Gems Thurrock, a brand new creative and cultural project for the residents of Thurrock.

Grays Shopping Centre

 

Happy Little Foodies

  • Easter Baking: Join us during the Easter holidays for an Easter baking workshop.
  • Pizza Party: Join us for one of our popular Pizza Parties! Children will be turned into chefs for the day, designing and baking fresh pizzas. Children will be able to knead and shape freshly made bread dough and load it with their favourite toppings.

 

Mega Camps

 

Small Monsters Soft Play and Party Venue

 

Thameside Nature Park

  • Bird Making with ‘Bee Creative’: Drop-in sessions 11am-1pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm. Work with Sue from ‘Bee Creative’ to make your very own 3D bird. Great fun for children aged 6+ and adults alike!
  • Bushcraft: Join us at TTNP to have a go at putting up a simple shelter, making a fire and toasting marshmallows.
  • Dinosaurs: Come to the park for a dinosaur adventure. Enjoy hunting for dinosaurs and making dinosaur crafts. Please come dressed for doing outdoor activities.
  • Easter Trail and Craft: Come to TTNP and follow our Easter trail – find all the clues to get your Easter treat! Easter crafts also available. Donation £5 per child. You can complete the trail and craft anytime between 11am and 3pm but we do ask that you book.
  • Going to Space: An event especially for Under 5’s. Make your very own telescope to take round our starry trail. Then time for more crafts and a story!
  • Mini-beast Hunt: Come and discover some of the minibeasts that live at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park and make a craft to take home with you.
  • Nature Tots Taster: Drop-in. Come along to have a go at some activities and get more information about our new toddler group which will start on 17th April.
  • Pirate Crafts: Oohh arrrhh me hearties! Why not come to Thameside Nature Park and have a go at some pirate crafts?! Crafts to include mini treasure boxes, pirate ships and masks (subject to availability).
  • Thameside Explorers:  Come for a drop-in day in our education area. Stay for as long or as little as you would like! Activities that will be going on include den building, bird watching, mini-beast hunting and natural crafts.
  • Under 5’s dinosaurs: An event especially for the under 5’s. Follow our dinosaur trail – can you find them all? There will also be a craft activity and story.
  • Young Rangers: A new session for young people wanting to learn more about wildlife and conservation. This is a practical session for like-minded youngsters aged 11-15. Bring a packed lunch.

 

Thameside Theatre

  • Creative Blast Workshop – Roald Dahl: Page to Stage: Creative Blast School’s Out! workshops are led by industry professionals and give young people aged 6-10 the opportunity to create, make, explore, sing, dance, and act on the Thameside Theatre Stage
  • Dogs Don’t Do Ballet: The funny tale of a little dog with a very big dream! Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. No, Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes. You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog. He thinks he’s a ballerina!
  • Roald Dahl Page to Stage: Come along and re-create Roald Dahl’s best loved characters as you act, sing and dance your way from page to stage! Are you brave enough to try Snozzcumbers and will they be delumptious or filthsome? Whatever happens we know you are going to have a phizzwhizzing day!
  • Treasure Island: Riverbank Productions proudly presents its musical version of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic novel. With pirates, hidden treasure, swashbuckling action, treasure maps and mutiny on the high seas.
  • The Wizard of OzJoin Dorothy on her magical adventure over the rainbow to the Land Of Oz. Will The Wicked Witch Of The West get her hands on those red shoes? Will Dorothy’s new friends, the Scarecrow who longs for a brain, the Tin Man who really wants a heart and the very cowardly Lion who is desperate to have some courage be able to protect her.

 

Thurrock Garden Centre

  • Afternoon Tea with a Mermaid: Have Afternoon Tea with a Mermaid. The ticket includes a meet & greet with the mermaid, opportunities to take your own photos, a story & marine talk. Adults may purchase a cream tea online.
  • Easter Craft Eggstravaganza: Get egg-cited with some Easter craft activities.
  • Easter Holidays Activities:  Are you brave enough to come face to face with some of the most exotic animals on the Earth? Choose one of our sessions to see, learn about and handle up to six of these amazing animals!
  • Family Bubble Show: The Family Bubble Show (50minutes) holds many wonders including small bubbles, big bubbles, bubble chains, snake bubbles and giant bubbles amongst others. All of these amazing bubbles lead up to a finale you will never forget!
  • ​Lindt Gold Bunny HuntHelp your child develop essential early learning skills through fun, educational creative activities. Lots of fab fun to share with your child. Designed to inspire children aged 15 months to 4 years.
  • Spiderman Superhero Party: Meet Spiderman himself and take part in a number of activities which are sure to make you a superhero by the end of the afternoon! After, enjoy a delicious Munchbox- the perfect fuel for any Superhero in the making!

 

Tilbury Community Hub

 

Walton Hall Farm

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Audley End House and Gardens

  • Easter Adventure QuestCalling all valiant adventurers this Easter weekend! Join us on the hunt for legendary dragon eggs. Set off with an intrepid character from the past to crack the clues and claim your chocolate reward.

 

Bridge End Garden

 

Fab Science

  • Easter Holiday Camps:  In April we will have our Easter Egg-stravaganza, a whole heap of Easter-themed Fab Science fun. Find out about ‘magic’ seagull eggs, see the weight of air make them plop into a bottle, make eggs fly but try not to break them! There will be challenges and lots of interesting egg-sperimenting!

 

Felsted School

  • Multi Sports– for ages 5+: 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.

 

Fit for Sport

  • Easter Camp: Fit For Sport have been delivering OFSTED registered Activity Camps for children aged between 3 – 12 years old, for over 20 years. Camps are a great way for your child to keep active, have fun, make new friends and take part in a wide range of activities and sports! We pride ourselves on our 20 year reputation for ENGAGINGand EDUCATING children through activity! Your child’s experience at camp will be one they will always remember!

 

Mountfitchet Castle

  • Easter Egg Trail and fun day: Easter Egg Trail and lots of fun for all the family.
    Come and join in with the interactive firing of the Medieval Perrier Catapult.
    No extra cost and no need to book.

 

Olivers Lodge Holiday Scheme

  • Easter Holidays: We offer a professional expert childcare service for children aged 2 years upwards. We provide full days of planned fun and activities, in house workshops and occasional trips out. Internal workshops include days such as African drumming, street dance, science workshops, mega inflatable days, go karts and many other fun activities. Please click on the link for the setting of your choice to see the planned activities. Snacks are served around 5pm and drinks are available all day.

 

Saffron Walden County High School

  • ASU Easter Open Day:  The Agricultural Science Unit would like to welcome you all to our Easter event on the 25th March. Lots to see and do with activities running throughout the day, meet and greet the animals including our newborn lambs

 

Saffron Walden Museum

  • Brilliant BooksCreate a concertina book and write your own story, for Children’s Book Day!
  • Spring DayCelebrate the arrival of spring by creating your own yarn sheep and taking a sheep selfie with our special backdrop!

 

Stagecoach

 

Winger Sports Academy

We are still gathering events for this year. If you have one to submit, please do so using the button at the top of this page. Thank you

 

 

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