The Epping Ongar Railway is an extremely popular day out for families in Essex. More people than ever visited the Railway in 2016 and with a great programme of events planned for 2017 it is expected that this season will be best ever. The fun starts with probably the longest Easter Egg Hunt in Essex – end to end it is 131,579 eggs long. On the heels of the Easter Bunny, Peppa Pig will be looking for muddy puddles at the end of April. There will also be visits from Postman Pat and Jess the Cat, Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol and The Gruffalo in 2017.