Things to do in the Easter Holidays around Saffron Walden and Dunmow

PUBLISHED: 11:45 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:27 19 March 2018

Peter Rabbit is being shown at Saffron Screen

Peter Rabbit is being shown at Saffron Screen

Courtesy of Sony Pictures


Saffron Screen:

Sunday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 10 at 3pm, Wind in the Willows, musical from The London Palladium.

Saturday, April 7, 3pm, Sunday, April 8, 2pm, Wednesday, April 11 3pm, Monster Family (U).

Friday, April 13, 3pm, Saturday, April 14, 2pm, Peter Rabbit (PG). Tickets,

Haverhill Arts Centre:

Saturday, April 7, Coco (U), tickets £5 01440 714140 or

Chelmsford Civic Theatre:

Sunday, April 8, Giselle from The Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, 4pm.

Rhodes Arts Complex

Kids for a Quid screenings. April 3, April 11, Friday 13, at 11am Coco (PG). April 4, April 12 at 11am, Early Man. Tickets £3 adult £1. 01279 710200 or

Haverhill Arts Centre: Friday, April 13, 3pm and 6pm, The Wind in the Willows, £11.50, £9.50, family £38. 01440 714140 or


Haverhill Arts Centre:

Thursday, April 5, 2.30pm Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Furry Tails. £6.50, £5.50, family £22.

Chelmsford Civic Theatre:

Monday, April 9 2pm and 7.30pm, Morgan and West, More Magic for Kids (matinee £9) Time Travelling Magicians (evening £14). Special concessions, £7.

Friday, March 30, Saturday, March 31, 2pm and 6pm, Wind in the Willows, £16, £14, family £54.

Thursday, April 12-Saturday, April 14. Thursday, 2pm and 4.30pm, Friday and Saturday 11am and 2pm, Dinosaur World Live, interactive show (ages three plus), £14, groups £8.50.

01245 606505 or

Strethall Church:

Roger Harcourt reads from Charles Dicken’s Bleak House. Refreshments, free entry. Donations. 7.30pm. CB11 4XJ.


Saffron Walden: Sunday, April 8, The Mayor’s Sponsored Walk 2pm-5pm, circular walk from The Eight Bells to Lord Butler Leisure Centre.

Dunmow: Sunday, April 8, Great Dunmow Model Railway Show. 10am to 4.30pm, Foakes Hall, Stortford Rd, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1DG.

Audley End Minature Railway: Easter Weekend Special. Meet the Easter Bunny. Easter Trail, Craft Making, Gift for every child.

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Audley End House. March 30 to April 2. Join the hunt for legendary dragon eggs. Set off with an intrepid character from the past to crack the clues and claim your chocolate reward. Book on


Thaxted United Reformed Church (Bolford Street): Treasure Hunt and coffee morning on Saturday, March 24, 10am to 12pm.

All Saints Church, Rayne: Palm Sunday, March 25, follow Harry the Donkey from Rayne Station at 9am, to All Saints Church and walk through the village.

Followed by Messy Church play session.

High Easter Village Hall: Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Monday, April 2. £3, 2.30pm. Book on 01279 871181.

Flitch Green: Easter Egg Hunt and Easter bonnet competition, March 31, 3pm-4pm community centre just turn up. £2.

Great Dunmow: Easter Egg Hunt with prize draw for the egg, Free. Collect a form from Minnie’s Tea Rooms, 64 High Street. 11-3pm, Great Dunmow.


Saffron Walden Museum:

Tuesday, April 3, Brilliant Books, Create a concertina book and write your own story. (£1.50). Animal stories in the natural history gallery (free).

Thursday, April 12, Create your own yarn sheep (£1.50) Animal trail (free). Timed events, book on 01799 510333.

Braintree Museum

Easter craft workshops, free with admission. April 3-6 Into the Spring Forest. April 10-13 Under the Sea. 10.30am-noon. Booking essential on 01376 328868.

Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford

Easter Bunny Workshop , April 3-5, drop in between 11am and 3pm for ages five plus. No need to book, £3 per activity. 01279 710200 or

Duxford Imperial War Museum: Admission £19 adults, £9.50 children, £15.20 concessions. Family £32.50, £48.45, £56.50.

Mountfitchet Castle and Toy Museum: Stansted Mountfitchet. From 10am, last entry 4pm. £11 adult, ages three to 13, £9, concessions £10.50. 01279 813237.


Chelmsford: Holiday courses at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Dovedale Sports Centre, South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre and Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre. From April 3-13 for ages four to 12. Discount if booked before March 20, £25 for whole day (full price £30) and £12.50 for half-day (full price £15).

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