Easter activities for older children

What to do in East Anglia this Easter Holiday

Have your kids grown out of the Easter Bunny but still need entertaining over the Easter break? Don’t worry, we have you covered. We have put together a comprehensive guide of Easter activities for older children throughout East Anglia.

There are plenty of activities going on that can suit all budgets, our list starts at our cheapest recommendations and ends with our more expensive recommendations.


Easter activities for older children


The highlight of any holiday season has to be the food, and is there really a better way to cheaply entertain your kids than having a baking day?  Below are two delicious recipes that would be the perfect way to spend an afternoon during the Easter holidays.

Hot Cross Buns

Seriously, what is an Easter baking day without making the most quintessential easter item? Hot Cross Buns are one of those foods that is so incredibly versatile- you can make them sweet or savoury and you can eat them hot or cold.

Easter Egg Cheesecake

Perhaps not for those of us who are blessed with Lactose intolerance. But this moreish cheesecake is the foolproof way to a sweet-toothed heart. This recipe requires no baking and only seven ingredients.

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The weather is FINALLY becoming springlike, and what better way to celebrate than by being outdoors? We are very lucky in East Anglia to have an abundance of different terrains to enjoy throughout the year.

Cambridgeshire- Easter Punt and Hunt

Punting is as synonymous with Cambridge just as Egg Hunting is with Easter. You can book either a Private or Shared chauffeured punting tour and add on a scavenger hunt for just £2.50 extra per child. Our Easter-themed scavenger hunts are separated into two parts. The first half is designed to be completed whilst out on your punting tour, whilst the second half is a scavenger hunt around the city. Once the hunt has been successfully completed you will be able to claim your prize at Hardy’s Sweet Shop.

Essex- Easter at Barleylands

What is Easter without celebrating the new life of animals being born? Barleylands Farm, situated in Essex has an abundance of activities to keep your little ones entertained. From Wildlife Walks to Animals Barns to Discovery Centres and Indoor Play. During the Easter holidays, Barleylands are offering spring-themed craft times, lamb feeding and lots more.

Suffolk- Jimmy’s Springtacular Adventure

There is a clear theme with most of these recommendations being outdoor Easter activities for older children. However, there is really no better way to celebrate the coming of the new season than by being surrounded by nature. At Jimmys Farm you can learn all about the cycles of nature with Lambing Live.

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Lockhouse Escape Rooms

For those of you who want to spend a bit more time inside rather than outdoors, don’t worry we have you covered. Escape rooms provide lots of fun (hours if you get really stuck!), and they really challenge your brain. Escape Rooms are definitely Easter activities for older children. Lockhouse Escape Rooms in Cambridge currently offer four different rooms; Armageddon; The Egyptian Tomb; Secret Agent; and The Mayan Temple.

ICE Cookery School

Are you more of a cooking connoisseur than a detective? Why not try ICE cookery school in Bury St Edmunds. Over the Easter holidays, they are hosting a variety of child-friendly cooking classes, including Kids Baking on Thursday 13th of April. During this session, you will get a two-hour introduction to baking whilst also being able to take home your creations to impress the whole family.

If you are looking for more Easter activities for older children then The Tourist Trail have a comprehensive list of all the exciting things going on around Cambridge this holiday season.


Posted on April 6th, 2023, by the Traditional Punting Company Editor