There are plenty of activities for the whole family to get involved in this Easter in Essex. As the weather gets warmer, the great outdoors boasts plenty of exciting days out. Here are some of the best places to see over the Easter break.


 

Easter Events in Essex

Please Note:

Given the current climate, many Easter events may not being going ahead.

Please check with the organisers of each event for up to date information.

Starts

21

Jan

Expires

21

Jan

Burns’ Night at The Grove | Cromer

Our traditional Burns’ Night supper is an evening of piping and poetry. Featuring Peter Macfarlane, former Pipe Major of the Royal Scotts Guard. Dress: Although Black Tie is traditional, we...

Per Person: £35.00

The Grove Cromer
The Grove, 95 Overstrand Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 0DJ

Starts

17

Oct

Expires

17

Oct

THE Wedding Fayre…! Layer Marney Tower

Bridal Inspiration at This Stunning Tudor Venue Get inspired for your Wedding Day, enjoy the gorgeous Corsellis Room where you can exchange your vows, followed by a wonderful wedding reception...

Adult Ticket: £1.50 Children: Free

Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, Nr. Colchester, Essex, C05 9US

Starts

18

Aug

Expires

27

Oct

Regency Ball

I’m sure a lot of us have grown up dreaming of attending a ball in a gown like our favourite princes and princesses. This dream has now been reignited due to popular period dramas like...

Estimated dates and ticket price: £50.00

Ballroom, London, Greater London, W8 4QG

Starts

29

May

Expires

28

May

Photography Courses for Novices

A series of six week courses. These will be on a once a week basis of a 1hr to 2hr session. The courses are: 'Get to Know your Camera', 'Landscape Photography', 'Portrait Photography' and 'Guided...

Course Price: £120.00

Shieldbank Farm, North Road, Saline, Fife, KY12 9LN

Starts

24

Oct

Expires

24

Oct

Market Drayton Winter Fair

An exceptional annual event, now in its fifth year! We we have a fabulous range of stall holders, all ready to showcase their amazing products. Such a great variety will be on offer, most are...

festival drayton centre, frogmore road, market drayton, shropshire, tf9 3ax

Starts

16

May

Expires

28

Nov

Gaywood Community Centre Car Boot (Kings Lynn)

Our car boot sale runs 8am - 12pm, every Sunday throughout the year, from March through to the end of November. We are based on the Gaywood Park field which is located outside the Gaywood...

Gaywood Community Centre, Cemetery Drive, Gaywood Park,, Gaywood, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4EL

Starts

23

Oct

Expires

23

Oct

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight

Celebrate the end of the week with The Piccadilly Sinfonietta, an exciting new orchestra featuring some of the UK’s most outstanding young professional musicians, led by the sensational...

Advance Ticket £22: £22.00 Advance Ticket £28: £28.00 + 1 more

St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, West Central London, Greater London, W1J 9LL

Starts

06

Nov

Expires

06

Nov

Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

On Saturday 6th November 2021, in the heart of London, the walls of St James’s Church Piccadilly, will once again resound with the music of Beethoven and Chopin when popular concert pianist...

Advance Ticket £22: £22.00 Advance Ticket £28: £28.00 + 1 more

St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, West Central London, Greater London, W1J 9LL

Starts

01

Dec

Expires

24

Dec

Lapland Village

A mini theme park set in a magical forest, Spend a minimum of four hours in the park taking in a Festive Stage Show, The Elf Academy, Decorate Gingerbread Men with Mrs Claus, Story telling with...

Tickets from: £30.00

Witton Country Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2TP

Starts

12

Nov

Expires

12

Nov

The Only Fools & Horses Comedy Dinner Show

Come and enjoy an evening at Del Boy’s very own restaurant where the characters serve their guests. A glass of Prosecco on arrival with some homemade canapes & 3 course dinner including...

Hintlesham Hall Hotel
George Street, Hintlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3NS


 

Easter Things to Do in Essex

Clacton-on-Sea

Essex is home to the longest shoreline of any county in England. With 350 miles of coastline, there are plenty of great spots to explore. One of these is Clacton-on-Sea, the largest town on the Essex Sunshine Coast. As well as all the traditional seaside pleasures, the town boasts a pleasure pier, arcades, a golf course, seafront walks and water sports. This is a great place to bring the family for a long weekend break. While you’re here, check out the Princes and the West Cliff Theatres, known for their tribute nights, variety shows, comedy, musicals and dance acts.

 

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle is a fantastic day out. This Norman castle dates back to the 11th century, and today it’s one of England’s most important heritage sites. There is plenty to do at the castle, from building a Norman archway to steering a Roman chariot. Tour guides lead you down into the Roman vaults and up to the castle roof for some panoramic views. You can also come face to face with some of the most historical finds in Britain, from Celtic coins, to Roman mosaics, to war armour.

 

East Anglian Railway Museum

A great day out for all ages, the East Anglian Railway Museum celebrates the life of railways in the Eastern Counties. If you’ve ever wanted to see steam trains, diesel locomotives and vintage carriages up close, then this is your chance. If you visit on a Living History day, you’ll get the chance to see trains running and re-enactors showing you what life was like back in the 19th and early 20th centuries. While you’re here, have a go at the Escape Room and see if you can solve puzzles and clues to salvage a top secret file.

 

Mersea Island

If you’re looking for a proper getaway, head to Mersea Island. This island off the coast of Essex may only be eight miles square, but it isn’t short of things to see and do. The calm, shallow waters make it an ideal location for watersports, and many visitors come here to try their hand at windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing. If you love seafood, then Mersea Island is the place to be. You’ll find restaurants and pubs dotted along the beachfront that serve fresh catch from local waters, with oysters being the main feature. There are also country walks, a museum, a vineyard and a brewery that you can visit.

 

Lee Valley White Water Centre

From kayaking to stand up paddling, there’s something for everyone at Lee Valley. The centre was used as a venue for the London 2012 Olympics, and boasts a wide range of water sports for the whole family. Compete against your mates at the Water Wipeout obstacle course, or tackle white water rafting on the Olympic Course. For something more exhilarating, try hydrospeeding and rodeo rafting. If you’re not a fan of the water, then have a go at Disc Golf or visit the Lee Valley Park Farms.

 


More Things To Do in Essex

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL

Rope Runners Ltd

The Secret Nuclear Bunker, Ongar Road, Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0LA

East Anglian Railway Museum

Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

Maldon Escape Rooms

22 White Horse Ln, Maldon, CM9 5QP

Audley End House & Gardens

Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF

Bishop’s Stortford Escape Rooms

Woodside, Bishop's Stortford, Essex, CM23 5RG

Stoke by Nayland Golf

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex, CO6