Find a local Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Brunch, etc.

Did you miss Easter egg hunts this year? PLAN B: hold your own, see this page!

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parade, Easter brunch or breakfast or other Easter events in Southern East Anglia (Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire), England?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of those in Southern East Anglia (Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire), England, sorted by county. ALWAYS either see their website or call before you go to confirm the info, there are often last minute changes which they do not report to us!  If you have missed the Easter egg hunts in your area (or they were canceled), see this page about how to easily have your own backyard or local park Easter egg hunt.

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Updates for April 2024

Easter egg hunts are back!

We've started updating the info for this year. Unfortunately MOST wait until the last minute (often just a week before) to publish their dates, times and details. We're updating their information daily as it comes in. We expect pages to be up to date by mid-March.

  1. When we CONFIRM an event for 2024, the date will be highlighted in pink, like this passage to make them easy to find as you scroll down the page.
  2. Hunts that were held in the past year or 2 but not yet confirmed for this year are in orange.
  3. The ones NOT in either orange or pink are more dubious - held in the past but not confirmed in the past few years, so just our best guess! These you must call or email to confirm before you go.
ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute cancellations, postponements or changes to locations due to weather, COVID or logistical problems, just click on the link to the event's website and (in most cases), you want to click on the "events" link or "calendar" link on their website. Or use their site search for "Easter". Do let them know you found them here, so they will update us next year. Besides egg hunts, there are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch!
If you need to add your egg hunt or update your existing information, click on these links.

RELATED: You may also want to go to a local farm to Pick Your Own fruit and vegetables; strawberries start very soon in most areas! Farms will be open, and it's quite safe out in a field, where people are not close to each other!

Easter Egg Hunt, Parade and Event Listings

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  • Audley End Railway - Meet Easter Bunny
    Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JB. Phone: 01799 510726. Email: Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website. rom 10am to 5pm. Hop on our miniature train this Easter with your family and ride deep into the enchanted Audley End woods to visit our very own Easter bunny in his woodland home. Along the route through the magical woods, you can use our I Spy sheet to spot little bunnies burrowing in the undergrowth, heavily laden nests with an abundance of colourful eggs - perhaps you’ll spot some spring chicks too. The train stops at the Easter bunny’s burrow where children will meet our full-sized rabbit and his furry friends who will give each child a special gift. The Easter Trail where families can wander through pathways to spot springtime animals, nests and eggs - all to be ticked off from the activity booklet. The Easter entertainment continues in the picnic field, where children can let off steam in the adventure play area, and also visit our Easter story telling session on the stage area. (UPDATED: 5 March 2024 JBS)
  • Barleylands Farm Park Step into Spring - Easter Egg Hunt
    Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD. Phone: 01268 290229. Email: Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website.  typically several weeks leading up to Easter Monday, see their website. Self-guided egg hunt, meet the Easter Bunny, feed the lambs and baby animals. (UPDATED: 5 March 2024 JBS)
  • Bourne Mill Easter Bunny Hunt - Easter Egg Hunt
    Bourne Road, Colchester, CO2 8RT. Phone: 01206549799. Email: Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website.  11am - 3.30pm. TMake your way along the trail to find fun and adventurous activities for the whole family. Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April, 11:00-4:00 (last entries 3:30). So come along and explore Bourne Mill and its beautiful grounds for free. The 2024 egg hunt is £3 each and includes a trail guide, bunny ears, and a chocolate egg. There will also be story telling or children's crafts, second-hand bookshop, and refreshments. Please feel free to bring a picnic. (UPDATED: 5 March 2024 JBS)
  • Danbury Country Park - Easter Bunny Trail
    Woodhill Road, Danbury, Chelmsford, CM3 4AW. Phone: 01245 222350. Email: Event date and time: No update yet for 2024, if they DO hold it, based on past years, it should be on Friday, date TBD. The cost in 2018 was previous year's price £6 per child.
  • Epping Ongar Railway - Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bunny, The Bunny Hop - Children's Disco, Facepainters
    Station Approach, Chipping Ongar, Ongar, UK CM5 9BN. Phone: 01277 365200. Email: Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website. 29, 30, 31 March and 1 April 2024. Join us on board the Easter Express for the longest Easter Egg Hunt in Essex!  Find all the eggs, Easter Bunny visits, Facepainters. Find all the eggs that the Easter Bunny has hidden all along our line. Running the length of the railway track, from Ongar through to Coopersale, the distance covered is equivalent to 131,579 eggs placed end to end! You'll need to hop on and off our steam and diesel trains to find them all! There is no parking available at our stations, except for blue badge holders. We recommend travelling to us via the Central Line (journey time to Epping is just 30 minutes from Stratford) or parking at Epping Underground station (parking charges payable) or in public car parks in Ongar and using our free connecting heritage bus service. You can find the bus timetable here. Upon arrival, children will receive a sheet with clues, before being asked to find as many numbered eggs as they can, which Bertie has sneakily hidden around the Railway - be sure to keep watch out of the windows during your journey. At the end of your visit, return the sheet to one of our gift shops at either Ongar or North Weald and receive a special Easter treat. (UPDATED: 5 March 2024 JBS)
  • Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre - Easter Egg Hunt
    Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre, Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex CM11 1WT. Phone: 44 1268 711001. Email: Event date and time: No update yet for 2024, if they DO hold it, based on past years, it should be, see their website, 10am to 4pm. The Easter Bunny has been to Hanningfield Reserve and left some chocolaty treats behind. Can you find them? Make an Easter-themed craft to take away with you and have a go at some pond dipping. previous year's price £8 per child. No need to book.
  • Hylands Park Charity Easter Bunny Hunt - Easter egg hunt, The Easter bunny will make an appearance
    Hylands House, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ. Email: Event date and time: Easter Sunday, 31 March 2024  slots from 9 am to 12 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Join us on Easter Sunday to hunt for wooden bunnies and win a chocolatey prize. It's a great Easter day out for the family in a lovely venue. Entry opens at 11am, last entries will be at 1pm and the prize collection closes at 2pm. Advance tickets are available below for previous year's price £4.00 per child. We will have a limited number of tickets available after 12:30pm on the day at previous year's price £5.00 per child. Parents go free! Organised every year by the members of Chelmsford Ladies Circle in aid of local charities, this year's Bunny Hunt will raise vital funds for Dementia Adventure. Click here for our Facebook page. Tickets are on sale at and the answers to common frequently asked questions can be found there also. Time slots are available from 11.00am to 12.45pm. On the day entry is only available from 12.30pm and this will be limited and so we do advise booking in advance. Entry closes at 1pm and the prize collection closes at 2pm. (UPDATED: March 12, 2019)
  • Marsh Farm Giant Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Egg Hunt
    Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5WP. Phone: 01245 321552. Email: Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website. This is one of the biggest Easter egg hunts in the county. Come to Marsh Farm for our Great Easter Grotto for a full day of super Easter Family Fun! Visit our Great Easter Grotto this Easter and enjoy acres of ‘egg’tastic themed fun & shows including Meeting the Easter Bunny, our fantastic Easter Egg Hunt, explore the beautiful Easter Garden AND adorable bunnies & chicks! Plus a treat for every child. This is all included with the rest of the family fun at Marsh Farm - indoor play, outdoor play, crazy golf and bouncy pillows. Enjoy a full day of the greatest family fun including: Great Easter Grotto, Meet the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg Hunt, Bunnies & Chicks, Easter Crafts, Amazing shows, Gem hunting, Crazy golf, Adventure play, All the rest of your Marsh Farm favourites! This event is FREE for members. *Under 2’s admission is free or previous year's price £2.00 upgrade to do the egg hunt (UPDATED: 5 March 2024 JBS)
  • Naze Centre Essex Wildlife Trust - Easter egg hunt
    The Naze Centre, The Naze Centre, Old Hall Lane,, Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8LE. Phone: 01255 679379. Email: Event date and time: Good Friday, 29 March 2024  from 11 am to 3 pm. Their website is still showing old dates. Hunt for the giant Easter eggs on the Naze, find them all and win a chocolate Easter egg prize to take home, there is a selection of delicious treats to choose from.This event is a drop-in activity and doesn't require booking. For more information please call the Naze centre.
  • Old MacDonald’s Farm Easter Festival - festival
    Old MacDonald’s Farm, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5AY. Phone: 44 1277 375177. Email: Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website. ook for "Late Easter Festival under events". Easter egg hunt, rabbit-themed maze, special guests, face painting and the chance to meet baby bunnies, chicks and ducks.
  • Poplar Nurseries - Easter Biscuit Workshop and possibly an Easter Trail
    PoPoplar Nurseries Ltd, Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, CO6 1HR. Phone: 01206 210374. Email: Enquiries@Poplarnurseries.Co.Uk.. Event date and time: Monday (Date TBD). Easter Biscuit Workshop fee per child, booking essential Decorate a couple of biscuits with lots of scrummy toppings.
  • Romford Shopping Hall - Easter Egg Hunt
    43 Market Place, Romford, Essex, RM1 3AB. Phone: 01708 740492. Email: Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website. from 10 am to 4 pm. Help save Easter - find his lost eggs and fluffy friends! The Easter Bunny has lost his chocolate eggs, baby bunny treats and chick friends in Romford Shopping Hall. You can help to save Easter by finding them all! You will have a map to follow around the shops this will lead to to the hidden eggs and baby bunnies. Upon completion you will be rewarded with a fluffy soft chick toy, medal and Easter will be saved! Phew - what you waiting for Easter Needs You!! (ADDED: March 16, 2022, JBS)


  • Celtic Harmony Easter Dragon Quest - Easter egg hunt, Walk thru Easter egg hunt, Online preregistration is required, Childrens crafts, Children's music and storytelling, There is a fee for this event, restrooms, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), Hand sanitizer and/or hand washing stations are provided, Reservations are required, Make reservations online
    Celtic Harmony Camp, Bourne Wood, Brickendon Lane, Brickendon, Hertford, SG13 8NY. Phone: 014387 18543. Email: Event date and time: Multiple dates: see our website or Facebook page, from 10am to 4pm. Monday, 8 April 2024 to Friday, 12 April 2024. Click here for online registration Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Debit cards, Visa or MasterCard. The Easter Dragon Quest! Find Dragon eggs hidden around the magical woodland of Celtic Harmony Camp outdoor Prehistory centre near Hertford for a fun family adventure this Easter! Relax and enjoy family friendly activities: make your own clay Dragon Easter Egg, weave a Brighid's Eye and listen to Celtic stories around the fire, plus much more! Enjoy a hot meal from the Catuvellauni cafe and browse the gift shop in the NEW Prehistory centre. Our Easter Dragon day out was amazing! All of the activities were brilliant, particularly the storytelling and friction fire demonstration! Everything was really exciting and entertaining, top marks!  Emily Egan, 2023. The Easter Dragon Quest is the perfect way to re-wild the family this Easter break, with everything you need for a fun and memorable day out. Guide Dogs only, no picnicking permitted on site. In 2024, £12.50 per person and under 3s go free! Click here for our Facebook page.
    (UPDATED: March 06, 2024) . (ADDED: March 22, 2022)

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