Easter Egg Hunt, coloured eggs in a basket

Spend an enjoyable Easter Holiday in Essex, with a range of things to do for all the family across the country. With bunnies, egg hunts and a variety of events, everyone can get involved.

1.       If you enjoy the great outdoors of Essex, Hanningfield Reservoir plays host to lavish displays of flora and fauna in its woodlands. It also has a population of native British owls living among the trees. On the 30th March, Nigel King of the Imperial Bird of Prey Academy will be sharing his knowledge and expertise for Owl Evening, sparking interest and enthusiasm for the local wildlife of the Reservoir and allowing visitors to get close and personal with the birds.

Booking is essential for this event, call 01268 711 001.

2.       At Holly Trees Museum, located in Castle Park, Colchester, an unusual event will be happening during the holiday, as visitors can handle some of the earliest cameras and learn how they work. Dating back to the Victorian era, there will also be a display of photographers by Colchester’s 19th century photographers. There is also a chance to dress up and have your photo taken in a Victorian style.

Sessions will run at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm. Book via 01206 282 941.

3.       The historic Belfairs Woods in Southend is a hive of activity and will be buzzing on Good Friday (March 25) with adventures to be had. This is a great opportunity for kids to go wild in the country, and have fun in the award-winning woodland area. Forest Friday is an event open to children eight and under too.

Book in advance to avoid disappointment on 01702 477 467.

4.       For an Easter Egg Hunt on Friday March 25, Dedham Vale Vineyard in Constable Country will be hosting the event that will keep all the children happily entertained, and there is something tasty for the adults to find too.

For more details, click on www.dedhamvalevineyard.com

5.       To enjoy all of the activities on offer around Essex over the Easter Holidays, why not make a weekend of it at any of our UK holiday parks that we have available. This will also give you the chance to explore some of Essex’s beautiful countryside.

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Things do at Saddlebrook Chase

Photo by Cyndy Sims Parr