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20 great Easter holiday activities in Cambridge and the East of England

Children paint easter eggs

From Norwich to St Albans, Chelmsford to Cambridge, there are endless Easter activities to keep children entertained in the East of England this spring. We've rounded up the best of family-friendly theatre, Easter egg hunts, holiday camps and much more – all of it local to you.

Kings Holiday Camps – Cambridge

This sports camp will develop your child's skills and confidence. It's proven so popular that many come back year after year. Bring on the games!

Odysseus the Pirate – Cambridge

If you're looking to wean your three- to five-year-old off Where the Wild Things Are and onto Homer, then join storyteller Marion Leeper in this fabulous, child-friendly retelling of the Odyssey.

Animal Antics – Cambridge

Bring children along to the Museum of Classical Archaeology to have a crack at some animal crafts and hunt for animals among the exhibits – perhaps they'll even take some inspiration from the statues.

Linton Zoo – Linton

18 acres of stunning gardens, more exotic beasts than you can shake a stick at, and free parking – what more could you possibly want from a day out?

Wicken Fen Easter Activities – Ely

Enjoy arts and crafts galore at this gorgeous nature reserve.

Easter Egg Word Hunt – Welwyn Garden City

This Easter egg hunt takes place on a challenging ropes course – great for thrillseekers and super sleuths alike, as participants hunt for word clues that will lead them to a scrummy chocolate egg.

Theatre Makers – Borehamwood

Wannabe thespians will love this free event – games, music, dance and drama. No experience necessary.

Mad Science Camp -St Neots

This brill science camp brings the elements to life with explosions galore. Totally safe, and totally fun – you'll be collecting a brood of budding scientists at the end of the day.

Verulanium Museum – St Albans

What did Saxons do for laughs? What did Beowulf get up to in his spare time? Get the answers to the questions on every inquisitive child's lips at the Verulamium Musem.

Easter Coding Camps – Berkhamsted

Does your little one have the potential to become the next Steve Jobbs? Send them to this fun and educational coding camp – you'll be dazzled by what they learn.

Felixstowe Museum Easter Egg Hunt – Felixstowe

Pre-booking is advised for this Easter egg hunt in Felixstowe Museum. Children will get the opportunity to make their very own rabbit ears, before hopping about the museum hunting for eggs.

All About Dogs – Ipswich

If you're dog-mad then be sure not to miss one of the UK's largest dog shows. Fun for all the family – human and canine.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show – Bury St. Edmunds

A glorious puppet adaptation of this much-loved children's favourite. Great fun.

Easter Eggsplorer Family Trail – Norwich

An Easter egg hunt in the gorgeous greenery of Strumpshaw Fen's Discovery Zone. Get back to nature, and scoff some chocolate.

Five-day swimming courses – Norwich

An intensive five-day swimming course for all ages and abilities in venues all over Norwich.

Easter Monday Duck Race – Wymondham

Don't miss this quacking family friendly day out (sorry!) with races, tombola, stalls, entertainment and plenty of treats to round off your long weekend.

An Eggcellent Treat – Bedford

Your little ones will love decorating an Easter egg and taking home their own sweet treat.

Spring into Hamleys – Basildon

Hamleys is laying on a spread sugary enough to satisfy the sweetest tooth – popcorn, candy floss, chocolate and sweet treats – while kids can also get creative in an arts and crafts workshop, before hopping along at an Easter party. (They'll be knackered afterwards!)

Annual Charity Bunny Hunt – Chelmsford

Raise money for local causes and wolf down chocolatey prizes at this family event.

Grimm Tales – Westcliff-on-Sea

If the Easter bunnies and lambs are all getting a bit sacharine, come and enjoy this spooky production of Grimm Tales.

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