Easter Holiday: Kids Camps & Classes

This is our third instalment of Easter holiday fun in the heart of Essex! After guiding you through the myriad of Easter Events and the best spots for Easter Egg Hunts, we now bring you a selection of great kids camps and classes to keep your little ones busy and entertained this Easter holiday. We’ve covered activity-packed day camps to nature-themed fun sessions, there is something for every young explorer, artist, or adventurer.

Bunny costume jumping having fun easter kids camps

1. Little Big Foots Activity Camp

Venue: Highwoods Community Primary School, Tynedale Square, Highwoods, Colchester

Town: Colchester

Organiser: Little Big Foots

Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM, Easter Holiday Week 1- April 2-5; Easter Holiday Week 2- April 8-12

Price: Full Week- £130; Single Day- £30; Half Day- £22;

Description: An affordable kids camp to help you with childcare during the school holidays and lots of activities.

Website: Little Big Foots Activity Camp

2. Thorndon Neurodivergent Easter Fun

Venue: Thorndon Nature Discovery Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RZ

Town: Brentwood

Organiser: Essex Wildlife Trust

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM, April 6

Price: £7 per child

Description: We will be having a campfire, doing some natural crafts, and going for a Spring walk. We will be outside for the entirety of this session.

Website: Thorndon Neurodivergent Easter Fun

3. Thorndon Easter Campfire

Venue: Thorndon Nature Discovery Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RZ

Town: Brentwood

Organiser: Essex Wildlife Trust

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM, April 2

Price: £7 per child

Description: Join us in the woods for a wild morning of campfire cooking. Learn how to light a fire and cook your favourite snack on the open flames. We will provide some Easter themed snacks but please bring any food you would like to toast! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Website: Thorndon Easter Campfire

4. Harlow Easter Activity Camp

Venue: Saint Nicholas School, Hobbs Rd, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NJ

Town: Harlow

Organiser: Barracudas Activity Day Camps

Time: 8:00AM-6:00PM, April 2-5

Price: Full Week- £161

Description: Children make new friends, try new activities but most of all have lots of FUN at Barracudas holiday clubs! Our children’s camp offers a safe and well organised programme for local kids to enjoy. With great facilities and organised activities, you’ll see why we’re the UK’s favourite activity camps.

Website: Harlow Easter Activity Camp

5. Chelmsford Easter Activity Camp

Venue: Chelmsford Country High School, Broomfield Rd, Chelmsford Essex, CM1 1RW

Town: Chelmsford

Organiser: Barracudas Activity Day Camps

Time: 8:00AM-6:00PM, April 3-5

Price: April 3 & 4, 2024- £52; April 5, 2024 – £48

Website: Chelmsford Easter Activity Camp

6. Hutton Easter Activity Camp

Venue: Hutton Manor, Rayleigh Rd, Hutton Essex, CM1 1SD

Town: Brentwood

Organiser: Barracudas Activity Day Camps

Time: 8:00AM-6:00PM, April 8-12

Price: Full Week- £191; For daily rates check website

Description: Children make new friends, try new activities but most of all have lots of FUN at Barracudas holiday clubs! Our children’s camp offers a safe and well organised programme for local kids to enjoy. With great facilities and organised activities, you’ll see why we’re the UK’s favourite activity camps.

Website: Hutton Easter Activity Camp

7. Abberton Nature Tots Easter Special

Venue: Abberton Reservoir Nature Discovery Park Church Rd, Layer-de-la-Haye, Colchester, Essex

Town: Colchester

Organiser: Essex Wildlife Trust

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM, April 4

Price: £7 per child

Description: Come along to Bedfords Park for an adventure full of fun in our wonderful woodland setting! Enjoy swinging in the hammock, Easter themed crafts, digging in the mud kitchen, looking for minibeasts, and so much more!

Website: Abberton Nature Tots Easter Special

8. Langdon Family Forest Fun Easter Special

Venue: Langdon Nature Discovery Park Lower Dunton Rd, Basildon, SS16 6EJ

Town: Basildon

Organiser: Essex Wildlife Trust

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM, April 1

Price: £8 per child

Description: All of our usual fun in the woods – with den building, minibeast hunting, campfire, swings and more. But with some exciting Easter activities included as well such as an easter egg hunt and Easter crafts using natural materials. Each booked place includes a small chocolate prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Website: Langdon Family Forest Fun Easter Special

9. Grange Farm Nature Tots Easter Fun

Venue: Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve, Grange Farm Centre, Grange Farm Lane, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6DP

Town: Epping Forest

Organiser: Essex Wildlife Trust

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM, April 9

Price: £7 per child

Description: Come along to Chigwell Meadows for an adventure full of fun in our wonderful woodland setting! Enjoy swinging in the hammock, Easter themed crafts, digging in the mud kitchen, looking for minibeasts, and so much more! We will finish the session around the campfire (weather permitting – we will send an email of food suggestions for toasting after booking). Suitable for children aged 18 months – 5 years. Please come dressed for the weather as we will be outside for the whole session. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Website: Grange Farm Nature Tots Easter Fun

So there you have it, mums! A comprehensive list of fantastic kids’ camps and classes to keep your little ones entertained this Easter in Essex. Remember to check the websites for updated dates, times and availability. I hope you find this guide helpful as you plan your Easter break. Here’s to an egg-citing Easter holiday full of adventure and laughter! If you’re looking for more Easter event ideas take a look at our What’s on In the School Holidays page.

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