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Free and low cost Easter Holidays activities and events


School holidays can be an expensive time, so I've put together a guide of events, attractions and things to do that are free or low cost to help you save money and have fun!

Don't forget you've got the full Easter guide here and you can find all Easter events, by day, in the What's On Guide here.

Plus if you fancy some at-home crafts this Easter, you can find a great guide here from ArtiKids.

Please do check event/attraction details before travelling, as I can't keep this entire list updated I'm afraid!

Follow my pages on Instagram and Facebook where you'll find all the latest news on the grid and in my stories and highlights.

Hitchin, Letchworth, Stotfold and Surrounding Villages Events

Easter Family Fun with The Herts Family Centres
FREE Drop In for registered families
Tues 2nd April 2024 1-2:30pm - Easter Messy Play at Oughton Family Centre, Hitchin
Thurs 4th April 2024 1-2:30pm - Easter Activities at St Nicholas & St Martin's Wood Family Centre, Stevenage
Weds 10th April 2024 10-11:30am - Easter Messy Play (outside event) at Broadwater Family Centre, Stevenage
Thurs 11th April 2024 10-11:30am - Easter Activities at Chestnut Tree Family Centre, Letchworth
These sessions are mainly aimed at children under 8, however there are some activities to engage your older children if they would like to attend with you.

Lego Club at Hitchin Library
Sat 6th April 2024  10:30 - 11:30am
LOW COST - £3 per child
Booking for April's LEGO Club is now open! If you would like to book a space, just pop into the library and speak to our lovely staff. The session will be on Saturday 6th April at 10:30am. Tickets are £3 per child.
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Always Invited - Easter Egg Painting at Hitchin Library
Tue 2nd April 2024 10:30am - 12pm
We'd love you to join us for egg painting for our monthly Always Invited gathering on Tuesday 2nd April, from 10.30-11.30. Drop in for a chat, over tea, coffee and biscuits as we paint eggs for Easter - or bring your own craft activity! No need to pre-book.
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The Magic Violin at
Hitchin Library
Fri 12th April 2024 2pm
LOW COST - £5 per person
The Magic Violin: a joyous journey into Balkan music and stories. 
This is a sparkling collaboration between writer and performer Sally Pomme Clayton and musician and composer Gundula Stojanova Gruen and her band The Magic Violin Trio. Whirling music and songs weave through sparkling spoken word. Listen, join in with a song, tap your feet to a simple dance, and enter a fairytale world where the animals talk and wishes come true. We're very excited to be hosting a performance of The Magic Violin here at Hitchin Library during the Easter Holidays - book your tickets now to join us at 2pm on Friday 12th April for this sparkling collaboration of Balkan music and stories. Suitable for all ages, it will be a captivating afternoon!
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Hitchin Book Trail by Next Page Books
Hitchin's Children's Book Trail is back! From now until 15th April 2024. Free to complete and the possibility of winning prizes kindly donated by all the businesses on the trail. Pick up a map from us at Next Page, @visithitchin or @thelibraryhitchin, use your bookish knowledge to complete the children's book clues, then return to us with contact details to be entered in the draw to win.
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Storytime and Crafts at Next Page Books, Hitchin
Sat March 30th, April 6th and 13th 2:30pm
We run these at the shop on Saturday afternoons at 2:30pm.
No need to book, just come along. We will read one or more stories and either make a simple craft or run an activity like singing or parachute or a game.
All very relaxed and informal, all ages welcome but ideally suited to the very young - pre school - children.
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Painting Clay Easter Decorations at North Herts Museum
Thurs April 11th 2024 - 10:45-11:30 or 12:00-12:45
During their time off this Easter Holiday keep your little ones busy with some craft activities. Join us painting some clay Easter decorations that you can take home and hang up! You will have a peter rabbit, a large shape and two small shape cut outs to decorate.
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Offley Hoo Easter Market at Offley Hoo Farm
Sat 30th March 2024 10am-4pm
Easter Market Sunday 30th March 2024 10-4. Easter Bonnet competition to be judged 1230 in the main barn. Easter Trail starting at @thedreambeancafeuk incorporating @lovelullychildrenswear @sparklelights20 @josloaves @petculiar_est2021 @willowandblossomfloraldesign @hair_by_laura84 the thrift shop and finishing @lukespatisserie! @facesbycarlycarter will be joining us and we have a number of stalls inside and outside the barn!!
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Easter Discovery Trail at Wymondley Woods
Fri 29th March 2024 2pm
Join us for an afternoon of adventure on a Discovery Trail through Wymondley Woods looking at the Easter story ? Suitable for all ages with an Easter Egg for each child at the completion of the trail.
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Messy St Mark's Good Friday at St Mark's Church, Hitchin
Fri 29th March 2024 2pm
An afternoon of crafts, games, baking, painting and more all on the theme of the Easter Story at St Mark's Church, Hitchin. No need to book, just turn up and join in! Activities from 2pm to approximately 3.30pm followed by a short retelling of the story and then refreshments. 
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Easter Lego Activities at
St Peter's Church, Holwell
Fri 29th March 2024 4 - 5:30pm
Build challenges for all ages, The Easter Story, Hot cross buns and refreshments.
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Messy Easter at St Mary's Church

Fri 29th March 2024 11am - 12:30pm
Activities to explore the Easter story together
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Easter Egg Hunt hosted by St Katharine's Church, Ickleford at
Ickleford Sports and Recreation Club
Sun 7th April 2024 11am - 1pm
FREE to attend, non perishable food donations welcome in aid of Ickleford Community Larder
Easter egg hunt, plus cake stall and Easter crafts - all welcome.
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Easter Craft at Walsworth Road Baptist Church, Hitchin
Thu 4th April 2024 10am-12pm
Join us for FREE crafts and fun activities, to help us celebrate Easter!
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Easter Fun Day at The Cricketers, Weston
Sat 30th March 2024 12-5pm
This Easter we are once again having a fun day with bouncy castles, face painter, penalty shoot outs and of course...EASTER EGG HUNTS (not just for the kids this year).
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Letchworth Easter Trail in Letchworth Town Centre
Fri 22nd March 2024 - Sun 14th April 2024
The famous Letchworth Easter Trail is back! Pick up your trail sheet & find all 10 bunnies across town who have escaped! Pop your completed form back to Love Letchworth to be in with a chance of winning an amazing prize.... A FAMILY PASS TO @standalonefarm ??
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FREE Face Painting at Leys Square, Letchworth
Tue 2nd April 2024 11am -3pm
Free Face Painting is back for Easter with @facepaintermi.
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Free art Workshops with Artikids in Letchworth
Tues 9th April 2024 11am - 3pm
Our free workshops at Garden Square Shopping Centre are back for Easter. Join us on the 9th April for some fun, Easter crafting.
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April Family Arts at Broadway Gallery, Letchworth
Sat 13th April 2024 10am and 11am
LOW COST - Free or pay what you can
Join us on the second Saturday of the month for a fun filled family workshops led by local creatives. We recommend these sessions for 3-10 year olds and kindly ask for parents and guardians to supervise their children at all times. For more information on the individual sessions please call the gallery at 01462 476110. £0-12 based on what you can pay.
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Easter Kids Club at Broadway Cinema, Letchworth
Sat 30th March 2024 - Sun 14th April 2024
LOW COST - £1.75 per person
Kids Club screenings for just £1.75 per person!
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'Bee' part of it! Wildlife Family Event at Howard Park & Gardens
Sat 13th April 2024 10am-2pm
Kids making bee pollen bombs. Make sure you 'bee' part of our wildlife-loving event on Saturday 13th April at Howard Park, Letchworth. From 10am to 2pm, we'll be offering a range of fun activities to promote our Bee Corridor, including face painting, arts and crafts, and making bee/bug hotels and seed bombs to throw in a specific area at 1pm. The idea being that the seeds will grow into a patch of wildflowers for bees to enjoy! Organisations due to take part include Love Letchworth, Hitchin Lavender, Letchworth Scout Group and local bee keepers.
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ParkPlay, Jackmans Creamery, Letchworth
Sat 6th and 13th April 10am - 12pm
The great news for Hertfordshire residents is that this month sees the launch of, not one, but two new regular ParkPlay events here in our county. Every Saturday at Jackmans Creamery.
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Nearby (within 40 mins’ drive)

The Great Baldock Easter Hunt
Thu 28th March 2024 - Mon 15th April 2024
LOW COST - £3 to enter
From 28th March, look out for our Easter Jokes and their Answers displayed in shop and business windows around Baldock Town. Order your map and answer sheet online from 21st March and print at home OR purchase in person (28th March - 15th April) from Café Luna on the High Street. It's £3 to enter (which includes a Cadbury's Creme Egg).
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Kids Easter Egg Hunt at The
Pear Tree Pub, Stevenage

Sat 30th March 2024 2-4pm
KIDS EASTER EGG HUNT WITH POW WOW ENTERTAINMENT. We have the amazing easter egg bunny coming to us! To bring all your children to most amazing goodies! There will be lots to do for the children, down to party games, sweets and much more fun!
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Easter Trail at Hampson Park Community Centre, Stevenage
Sat 30th March 2024 10-11am or 11am-12pm
Register at the community centre as you must have a ticket to take part.
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Easter Egg Hunt at Shaw's Corner

Fri 29th March 2024 - Mon 1st April 2024 10am - 12.30pm
LOW COST - £3 per person including trail sheet, bunny ears and chocolate egg
Mr Bee's long winter nap is over! This Easter weekend, take delight in helping him wake up the rest of his garden friends. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. The trail takes place between 29 March and 1 April, from 10.00am to 12.30pm, with last entry at 12.00pm, so come along and explore the beautiful gardens of Shaw's Corner. Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and dairy or vegan and Free From* chocolate egg.
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Easter Cookie Decorating at The Olde Watermill Shopping Village, Barton Le Clay
Fri 29th March 2024 - Sat 30th March 2024
LOW COST - £5 per child
Come and join No.9 once again for their popular Cookie Decorating! A choice of 3 different shaped cookies to decorate for only £5! Loved by both children and adults book today to avoid disappointment! To ensure a space please drop them a message at @no9atthemill
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House and home at Royston Museum
LOW COST (£3 per child, free for Friends of Royston Museum)
Fri 29th March 2024 - Sun 14th April 2024 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
Explore what helps to make a house a home this Easter holiday at Royston Museum. With crafts, hands-on activities and our new interactive family show there's something for everyone to enjoy. See our website for full details.
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Easter Crafts at Hobbycraft in Biggleswade, Stevenage and Luton
Throughout the Easter Holidays
There are lots of Easter craft sessions going on during March and April. Choose from:
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Last year Shuttleworth announced a number of changes that meant the fantastic park, shop and café are no longer included in the admission price, so it's a great place to go to play for free!
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Easter Tea Party Trail at Jordan's Mill, Broom
Fri 29th March 2024 - Sun 14th April 2024 9.30am - 3.30pm (Closed Mondays)
LOW COST - £4 per child, with prize
Entertain the little ones with our Easter Tea Party Trail running daily from 29th March to 14th April. Grab your apron, ready your spatula, and hop on over to Jordan's Mill for an Easter celebration filled with fun. Can you help our meadow and woodland animals by answering the questions on your trail sheet? Can you work out what recipes are being created and which creatures are making each recipe? Will you spot how many eggs the poor overworked chickens have got to lay for each recipe? Collect your activity sheets from the Mill shop and don't forget to hand back at the end to collect your prize! No need to book, just turn up!
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Hunt for the Easterlopers - Easter Trail in St Albans City Centre
Fri 29th March 2024 - Sun 14th April 2024
A new free family-friendly trail for Easter. Help track down the missing Easter Bunny with the help of some Super Dinosaurs! You'll find 10 magical eggs displayed in the windows of 10 businesses in St Albans City Centre. Simply find the eggs and scan the QR code to reveal Super Dinosaurs in augmented reality (AR) to help you with your search and to take fun pictures with. Collect all 10 to find the Easter Bunny and download a FREE Puzzle Pack.
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Further Afield

Superhero Yarn Trail throughout Hertford Town 
Fri 29th March 2024 - Sun 14th April 2024
Thanks to the Secret Society of Hertford Crafters, keep the children entertained this Easter with Hertford's Superhero Trail. From Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April, follow the trail map and discover the Superhero themed knitted characters hiding in shops and shop windows across Hertford Town Centre. Plus, for a chance to win a £30 gift voucher to spend at a local retailer, get creative and design your own superhero. The trail map is also available to collect from the Hertford Town & Tourist Information Centre located on The Wash, Hertford.
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Easter Trail at Cedars Nature Centre, Waltham Cross

Fri 29th March 2024 - Sun 14th April 2024 10-5
LOW COST - £2.40 per person
This Easter at Cedars Nature Centre in addition to our action packed schedule of events we will be hosting an Easter Trail around the zoo, find the pictures of eggs and spell out a hidden word. At the end claim your prize! There will be animal presentations every 45 minutes during this time. Plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal to our animals couple your visit with a beautiful historic parkland. Why not bring a picnic to enjoy in the park, or visit our friends at the café.
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Easter Holidays at Rye Meads
Mon 1st April 2024 - Sun 14th April 2024 9am - 4.30pm
LOW COST - £3 per kit
During the Easter holidays, take part in pond dipping at RSPB Rye Meads! Discover the creatures lurking in the hidden depths of the waters - from the tiny water flea to the mighty dragonfly nymph, the ponds of Rye Meads are full of a variety of amazing animals! Available from 10am-4pm. No need to book, just turn up on the day (Sunday - Thursday)! All pond dipping equipment is provided for £3 per kit, and your pond dipping session will last approximately 25 minutes. Please do not bring your own nets as you won't be able to use them in our pond. This is a self-led activity.
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Egg Hunt Trail
Natural History Museum at Tring
Fri 29th March 2024 - Sun 14th April 2024 (closed Mondays)
We've hidden 12 eggs around our galleries. Along the way, discover what egg-laying animals we have on display and test your knowledge by answering our egg hunt trail questions. Suitable for ages 5+.
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RAF Museum London
Fri 29th March 2024 - Sun 14th April 2024 11.00am, 1.00pm & 2.30pm
LOW COST (if you don't do activities and take a packed lunch)
Entry to the museum is free, but there is a charge for additional activities and booking for these is required, plus parking is chargeable. 
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And if that wasn't enough...

The Things to Do section is packed with ideas to do at home, getting out and about locally, and a whole host of attractions nationwide if you fancy an adventure!

Like to read reviews of places to go before you try them? Then have a look through my Tried and Tested reviews.

Looking for a great club, camp, holiday workshop or play scheme for your child? Then check out the Holiday Clubs section.

If you fancy a break from cooking over the Holidays, the Food and Drink section has lots of local takeaways, pubs, restaurants and cafés.

The holidays are a great time to get everyone together and capture special memories, so have a look through the list of local photographers if you'd like a family shoot.

And finally...have a great Easter Holidays!

If you've found this guide useful, then please do share with friends and family, it would mean a lot x

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