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Into Easter Activities for the family

Written by: Jess Walker

It feels like the kids have only just gone back to school but the Easter holidays are on their way!

If you’re looking for ways to keep everyone entertained, creative, and active look no further. We have compiled a range of activities for everyone to enjoy safely this spring.

In Colchester Easter trail

29th March - 19th April

If you’re local to the town centre and looking for a way to make your daily walk a bit more exciting we’ve organised an easter trail

around the town centre that the whole family can take part in. Simply visit the shop windows of the businesses shown on the activity sheet to find their special easter keywords. Complete the sheet as quickly as you want and send us a picture for chances to win prizes.

There are also prizes! For the first 50 families to complete the trail there’s a Lush bath bomb and everyone who sends in a photo of their completed worksheet to hello@ourcolchester.co.uk has a chance of winning gift card prizes from Taco Bell and Caffe Sala or a sewing basket from franklins!

For more details click here!

Lion Walk activity books

Lion Walk has produced two great activity booklets to keep the whole family entertained over the break. A colouring book of the iconic sights of Colchester, and an activity pack with questions for you to research and answer. There’s also a competition in place for 6 lucky winners to receive a competition prize worth £50! To enter all you have to do is send your work to discovercolchester@lionwalk.co.uk by the 9th of April.

You can download your free colouring and activity packs here.


Firstsite Easter holiday activity events

Firstsite are running outdoor sports and activity sessions during the Easter holidays for children aged 4 -11. There's also free takeaway hot meals for families. Both activities and take away meals are available for families currently in receipt of free school meals or who are facing financial difficulties following the Covid-19 pandemic.

For more information on this event and times of activities CLICK HERE.


Firstsite Activity Pack

Keep the whole family inspired with activities from artists including Grayson Perry, Antony Gormley, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Cornelia Parker, Jeremy Deller, Vanley Burke, and many more.

The activity pack from Firstsite is free to download and doesn’t require any special materials.

To find out more and download your pack visit here.


A Bollywood musical extravaganza with Mercury Theatre

26th March - 5th April

Transport yourselves to the colourful world of Bollywood with Mercury theatre and Bring on the Bollywood. Following the story of Dr. Katrina Pawar, who returns to her family home for her younger brothers wedding, this show is full of dance, music, and romance.

And better yet it's free to watch! You can find out how you can stream this musical here.

We hope you have a great Easter holiday, if you're out and about in town remember to follow the guidelines and stay safe! And if you take any pictures of your easter trail adventure don't forget to tag us on Instagram, we love seeing them.

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