Best Easter egg hunts in Essex  2020. This terrific county has so many wonderful Easter activities going on this year.  Remember, many of these fabulous events sell out very quickly so get booking early to avoid disappointment. So, here we have the best Easter Egg hunts in Essex 2020 (not strictly all hunts, but Easter events none the less!)

Whilst all the information given is correct at time of publishing, please ensure you check individual attraction websites for up to date information prior to your visit. 

Easter at Essex Wildlife Trust

When  – 10th April 2020

Where – Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, CM11 1WT

Price – prices and further info available here 

At the Essex Wildlife Trust, you can not only enjoy fun Easter activities, but it’s all in a good cause too! Helping the charity protect and preserve wildlife and nature.  Easter egg hunt and trail, pond dipping and Easter crafts. Allocated time slots for craft activity, other activities can be done at any time during the event.

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Easter at Audley End Miniature Railway

When – 4th – 19th April 2020

Where – Audley End Miniature Railway , Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JB

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Audley End Miniature Railway claim to have their very own Easter Bunny, welcoming visitors at his Spring Home in the woods! Take a train ride into the woods to visit the Easter Bunny, where you will receive a special treat and meet the Easter Bunny’s other furry friends. Throughout the train ride, you can test your I spy skills and look out for various things along the route.  You can also try to spot all of the Fairies, Elves, Animals, Nests and Eggs throughout our Fairy and Elf Walk and Easter Trail starting in the Picnic Area. Once you complete the trail, you’ve earned yourself an exclusive Easter gift!   And finally, hop through to the Craft Area to create your very own Easter Craft to take home with you afterwards!

Booking is required – don’t miss out on this fabulous fun filled family adventure this Easter 2020!

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Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park – Easter Egg Hunt Essex

When – 4th – 19th April 2020

Where – Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham, Ferrers,

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Visit the Great Easter Grotto at Marsh Farm this Easter, and enjoy acres of  wonderful Easter themed fun & shows, including meeting the Easter Bunny himself! Plus, a fantastic Easter Egg Hunt, exploration of the beautiful Easter Garden AND adorable bunnies & chicks to coo over! In true Easter style, each child will receive a chocolate treat !  This is all included with the rest of the family fun at Marsh Farm – indoor play, outdoor play, crazy golf and bouncy pillows.  Enjoy a full day of the greatest family fun including Easter Crafts, Amazing shows, Gem hunting, Crazy golf and Adventure play! What a CRACKING family day out ( see what I did there?!) 

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Easter at Barleylands Essex 

When – 6th – 17th April 2020

Where – Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD

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Easter at Barleylands Farm Park features  adorable, fluffy and feathery baby animals, family fun and lots a farm activities with something to suit all ages.   Barleylands promise an extra special announcement this year too –  get ready for KIDDING (baby goats) in the Barleylands Nursery during the Easter Holidays.  There will also be lamb bottle feeding, meet the chicks and ducklings, meet the new baby goats, visit the hatchery, egg trail, exotic animal talks, an outdoor adventure play area, indoor soft play, tractor rides and much more!

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Colchester Zoo – Easter Holidays Essex

When – 4th – 19th April 2020

Where – Colchester Zoo Maldon Rd, Heckfordbridge, Colchester CO3 0SL

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Enjoy a terrific  family day out at Colchester Zoo this Easter!  Throughout the holidays learn more about the animals at Colchester Zoo and see them up close by watching an array of encounters, PLUS you can also feed some of our gentle giants at FREE public feeding sessions with our elephants and giraffe!  As you walk around the zoo there are also plenty of play areas to try out, including the indoor soft play area, Jungle Tumble, so the kids can release some of their seemingly unrelenting energy, while you grab a much appreciated coffee.

During your visit you can also follow the Easter Egg Trail around the zoo – embark on a hunt for the giant Easter eggs! Each egg has a letter, locate all the letters and rearrange them into the Easter themed word to achieve your Easter Egg Trail sticker.  Throughout the Easter Holidays you can also join in with some of our Easter themed craft activities. These will be held at The Discovery Centre with a small fee per craft to take part. 

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Easter at Mountfitchet Castle

When – 4th – 13th April 2020

Where – Mountfichet Castle
12 Grove Hill, Stansted CM24 8SP

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Get down to Mountfitchet Castle this Easter for The Lost Knight’s Crusade! What an adventure!  Gallant adventurers of all ages are invited to join in the fun. You need to Follow the clues to help find the lost Knight’s of Mountfitchet Castle who mysteriously disappeared on the trail of the legend of the Golden Egg! The website states that there is no need to book and that normal admission prices apply, although this is always worth checking. How refreshing, a family Easter adventure that isn’t solely about fluffy bunnies!


Royal Gunpowder Mills Easter in Essex

When – 4th – 11th April 2020 and 12th April – 19th April 2020 ( check the website for which activities apply on which date)

Where – Royal Gunpowder Mills , Beaulieu Drive , Waltham Abbey , EN9 1JY

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Ok, so if you really have had your fill of hunting for colourful eggs and making Easter baskets, then get yourselves down to The Royal Gunpowder Mills. They have planned some fantastically inspiring and educational Easter Holiday activities.  Combine Natural Science and Trips to Space this Easter!  From Saturday 4th to Saturday 11th April  it is SPACE EXPLORER time!  You will make your own rocket to take home, create your own take-home moon dough, test which materials make the best space-suit insulation, make your own Solar System Crown and finally prepare to be amazed by Professor Nitrate’s explosive science show. 

Fr0m Sunday 12th to Sunday 19th April it is the EASTER EXPLORER take over!  Bring your bravest teddy to try out our Teddy Zip Wire, learn how colour can be brought out of flowers in your very own take-home art activity, enjoy Easter themed arts and crafts, and see the amazing science shows.  I mean wow! As a homeschooling parent I just love the sound of these activities! Inspiring and educating young minds, without said minds even realising they are learning. Top job Royal Gunpowder Mills!

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Easter at Willows Activity Farm 

When – 4th – 19th April 2020

Where – London Colney, Hertfordshire AL4 0PF

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Attention all Peter Rabbit fans! Its family fun galore at Willows Activity Farm during Easter Eggstravaganza. They have a packed programme with  egg hunt, Easter arts and crafts, a brand new Peter Rabbit and Friends shows, Tristan the Runaway Tractor and lots more.

The Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground is full of imaginative play including the Lily Bobtail Nature Discovery area, the kitchen and laundry of Mrs Tiggy-winkle and the state of the art Great Invention sensory game, created by Mr. Bouncer. Musical fans will enjoy the Jeremy Fisher Music Pond and the Peter Rabbit Secret Treehouse is the perfect place to look out for Mr McGregor and Old Brown! Peter Rabbit and his friends feature at Willows every day with a range of shows and meet and greets featuring the characters. The shows run on our outdoor stage or in our Peter Rabbit Theatre when the weather isn’t great.

It is highly recommended that you check the programme on the website prior to booking so you can plan your day and see which characters are present on the day of your visit.

For further Easter inspiration further afield why not check out the Best Easter Egg Hunts Kent 2020