There’s ‘egg-citement’ for all ages at Weald Country Park from 10am on Sunday 1 until Saturday 14 April, with Easter Chick Trail, a self-guided trail through the woods as visitors search for the hidden chicks, with a reward waiting for them at the visitor centre.
For the more adventurous, why not join Thorndon's fossil hunters on their secret expedition to find the lost location of the last unknown dinosaur fossil in The Lost Dinosaur at Thorndon Country Park at 11am on Wednesday 4 April – be sure to come in costume!
Look out for the Easter Bunny at Danbury Country Park from 10:30am on Thursday 5 April, as visitors lead themselves through the woods to complete the Easter Quiz. Budding Easter Egg hunters will also be able to paint a hen’s egg and join in the egg and spoon race to find the Easter Bunny hiding in the willow bower.
The Easter fun continues at Thorndon Country Park on Friday 6 April with Easter Hopalong, an opportunity for visitors to learn more about Easter and springtime from 10:30am. Pre-booking is essential for this event.
Take a trip back in time to the Tudors from 10am on Sunday 8 and Monday 9 April with Tudors: Live, an interactive family experience at Cressing Temple, where visitors will meet with family characters from the late 1500s and learn of their Easter pastimes. Pre-booking is essential for this event.
If the Tudors aren’t your thing, then why not back step 2,000 years in time with the Iron Age Roundhouse, where visitors will come together and meet the Chieftain’s family around a fire and learn how Ancestors lived many years ago. Try your hand as a potter and make a clay coil pot to take home (additional charges apply).
Explore the British wildlife in the picturesque Danbury Country Park at 9:30am on Saturday 7 April with Young Rangers, a club for 10–16-year-olds with a keen interest in conservation.
Whatever your age, there’s something for all the family this Easter at your local Country Park. For full listings of events, please visit www.visitparks.co.uk.
County Councillor Jeremy Lucas, Cabinet Member for Environment and Culture said: “Our events promise families an egg-citing day out this Easter. They give youngsters the chance to have fun in our picturesque open spaces, whilst learning about the wildlife of Essex. I encourage Essex residents to take advantage of the many activities on offer in beautiful countryside locations throughout the county.”