What’s not to like about an Easter Egg hunt, the spring is on its way and the Essex air is fresh and clean and the kids are giddy with eggsitement! It can be great to set up your own Easter egg hunt around the house and garden on Easter morning but to help contain the egguberance of the younger members of the family a trip out to an organised Easter Egg hunt can be just the thing. Essex is spoilt for choice with Easter eggstaviganzas running through the school holidays across the county in all kinds of settings and styles.
If you like your history and think the children would appreciate the other activities on offer, what about the Medieval Easter Egg Hunt at Mountfitchet Castle not far from Stansted? They will be running an egg trail with clues throughout the days from Sat 1 April – Mon 17 April 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm www.mountfitchetcastle.com
At Audley End in Saffron Walden there’s an Easter Adventure Quest running from Fri 14 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm. A character from the past, perhaps a king, a butler or a Roman centurion, who’ll be able to help you crack the clues as you explore Audley End House and Gardens,’ll greet you. www.english-heritage.org.uk
Audley End Railway is also hosing an Easter Special from Fri 14 April to Mon 17 April 2017, 11.00am-5.00pm. You start by taking a trip on one of their Miniature Railway Trains deep into the woods to stop and meet Easter Bunny and all of his friends at their woodland house. www.audley-end-railway.co.uk
For a slightly more conventional eggsperience Herts and Essex Community Farm Easter Egg Hunt in Harlow are holding an Easter Egg Hunt. Fancy dress prizes, craft, tea, coffee, cake and light refreshments will be available. Sat 15 April 2017, 12.00pm-2.00pm. www.harlow.gov.uk/harlow-70