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Easter EggsActivities for kids this Easter

The following are a selection of activities, mostly for kids and young people, over the upcoming Easter holidays, enjoy!

Easter fun at High Woods

This Easter you can also join in an Egg-travaganser, search for fairies, build a bird box, learn how to survive in the forest and much more.

Easter fun at Colchester Leisure World

Leisure World will be running a full programme of holiday activities including our popular Kids Camp and Base Camp during the Easter holidays.   There are extended opening hours for our Leisure Pool and extra Aquafun and Aquasplat sessions in the Fitness and Teaching pools.  With fun in the pools, sports, dance and arts and crafts Leisure World can help you keep boredom at bay. More information online.

Eggs-ilerating fun at Sky Ropes this Easter

Great Notley Country Park’s Sky Ropes will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt over the upcoming Easter holidays between 25 March until 10 April.

Fenwick TreasureFenwick Treasure coming to Colchester Castle!

The Fenwick Treasure is set to be unveiled to the public at Colchester Castle with an open event on Thursday 24th March 2016. Found underneath the Williams and Griffin store on High Street Colchester the hoard has been dubbed the Fenwick hoard.

The hoard includes: 2 pairs of gold earrings, 1 gold bracelet, 2 gold armlets, 5 gold finger-rings, 1 silver chain and loop, 1 copper-alloy bulla, 1 silver armlet, 2 silver cuff bracelets, 1 glass intaglio, a collection of Roman republican coins, and the remains of a silver pyxis (jewellery box).It is presumed that the hoard was buried during Boudica’s sacking of Colchester in AD 60. Further details on the hoard can be found to the right.

Visitors to the Castle will be able to view first hand a fascinating display of these captivating archaeological finds, which are of international significance. The objects and their stories really bring the vivid tale of the Boudican uprising to life. Find out more here:

Museum of PowerTransport Fest

27th March at the  Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford nr Maldon CM9 6QA

Our special theme this year is ‘Retro Cars’ featuring all forms of 1950’s – 1990’s transport and classic vehicles. With live music, craft stalls 1950s -1990s transport displays, retro and vintage stalls, nostalgic live music, steam train rides, Steam Pump Tea Room and traditional Ice Cream Parlour.

Adult £6:00; Concessions £5:00; Children five to fifteen: £2:00; Children under five: Free.

  • Miniature steam train open for rides (extra charge applies)
  • Entry to Museum and ‘Astaria’ Model Village included.
  • Children’s Activities including Easter Egg Hunt
  • “Marshall” the Lilleshall pumping engine will be run by STEAM and other oil / diesel engines will be running.

More details at Museum of Power website.

British Science Week & Easter at the Museums

Join us for British Science Week at Hollytrees Museum as we celebrate all things clocks! Come along Saturday for activities from how to make electricity from fruit and veg to creating your own crafty clock face! Events are all FREE.

Looking for fun, engaging activities to inspire your family over Easter? Look no further than Colchester Museums. There’s so much to do, from an Eggstravaganza to animal activities, archery, dream catcher workshops and more!

girl-with-lindt-bunniesRHS Hyde Hall Easter Fun

Chicks, bunnies and ducklings, interactive story trails,  art and craft workshops and the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt are all part of the daily Easter activities happening on various dates between Sat 19 March and Sun 10 April at RHS Hyde Hall, Chelmsford CM3 8ET.

Get the kids outdoors this Easter for less

Essex Outdoors is running a ‘five days for the price of four’ promotion over the Easter Holidays. The award-winning Activity Days offer children aged 8 to 16 years old a great way to keep active during the holidays.  The activity days cost £30 per child but as a special offer this Easter, Essex Outdoors is offering a fifth day free if four School Holiday Activity Days are booked.