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

07

Nov

Expires

07

Nov

Halton and Warrington Business Fair 2019

Halton & Warrington Business Fair returns to Halton Stadium for a 12th year on Thursday 7th November 2019. This friendly and lively annual B2B event regularly attracts around 40 exhibitors and...

Event Visitor Ticket: Free Exhibit from: £240.00

Halton Stadium, Lower House Lane, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7DZ

Starts

16

Nov

Expires

17

Nov

The East Anglian Winter Fair

The Show that has something for everybody. Family Days out with amazing attractions such as the Jonathan Marshall horse stuntman from Poldark and Game of Thrones, Heavy Horse Displays, Motorbike...

Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1QP

Starts

15

Jun

Expires

15

Jun

Drinkstone Open Gardens

Drinkstone's Open Gardens is now in its fourth year. With thatched cottages with roses, through to landscaped parkland, plus chickens, sheep, alpacas and peacocks, we have a varied selection of...

Adult: £5.00 Accompanied children: Free

Drinkstone Village Hall, Gedding Road, Drinkstone, Suffolk, IP30 9SZ

Starts

22

Dec

Expires

22

Dec

Bridgemary Car Boot Sale

The Bridgemary Car Boot Sale maintains space for 250+ outdoor sellers as well as an addition 60+ inside. The sale is held every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday except for Christmas and New Year...

Bridgemary School,, Wych Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0JN

Starts

12

Dec

Expires

13

Dec

Otley Hall Christmas Tours

Experience a Tudor-style Christmas with a guided tour of this stunning 16th century building rich in English history, followed by homemade mulled wine and delicious festive nibbles in the Great...

Otley Hall
Hall Lane, Otley, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9PA

Starts

26

Dec

Expires

26

Dec

Morris Dancing on Boxing Day at South Wootton

The King's Morris - MORRIS DANCING ON BOXING DAY at The Swan Inn, Nursery Lane, South Wootton PE30 3NG

Tickets: Free

South Wootton, Wootton, Norfolk, PE30 3NG

Starts

26

Oct

Expires

27

Oct

The Real Halloween

Celebrate Autumn and nature with our Real Halloween event. There will be entertainment, characters, games, and children's workshops, all in the setting of the natural woodland. Saturday 26th...

Fairy Land Trust, Bradmoor Woods, West Acre, Norfolk, PE32 1HU

Starts

01

Nov

Expires

01

Nov

Medieval Halloween Party

Set in our 400 year old Knights Barn, we will be hosting a two course Halloween meal in our Medieval setting, followed by a spooky themed disco until midnight. Just £25 per person.

Knights Hill Hotel & Spa, South Wooten, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 3HQ

Starts

25

Dec

Expires

25

Dec

Christmas Day Dinner at Six Bells

Just a stones throw from the historic village of Lavenham, The Six Bells is a charming, Grade II listed pub in the most peaceful of surroundings. Only three miles North of Lavenham, in the...

Christmas Day Meal Per Person: £85.00

Six Bells
The Six Bells, The Street, Preston St Mary, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9NG

Starts

24

Dec

Expires

24

Dec

Festive Afternoon Tea Buffet

EnJoy a buffet-style afternoon tea with a glass of mulled wine. booking essential before Monday 16th December

Per Person: £19.00

Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa
Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa, Yarmouth Road, Melton, Ufford, Suffolk, IP12 1QW


 

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