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Ten things to do in Havering this Easter

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 April 2017

Tom Morris and Emma Simmonds, from Rainham, with their children Georgia Morris, seven, and Ronnie Morris, five, enjoying an Easter egg hunt at Rainham Hall

Tom Morris and Emma Simmonds, from Rainham, with their children Georgia Morris, seven, and Ronnie Morris, five, enjoying an Easter egg hunt at Rainham Hall

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It may feel like Christmas has only just been and gone, but with Easter soon upon us, here are some holiday highlights families can enjoy.

Youngsters making magic butterfly wands at Fairkytes Arts Centre, in celebration of EasterYoungsters making magic butterfly wands at Fairkytes Arts Centre, in celebration of Easter

Cadbury Egg Hunt

April 14-17, 11am-4pm, Rainham Hall, Broadway

Join the Rainham Hall team for an Easter egg hunt in the attraction’s grounds.

Once all the clues have been found, participants will be rewarded with a delicious Cadbury treat.

Tickets are £3 per person and available on the day. For more details, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/rainham-hall or call 01708 525579.

Easter Extravaganza

Rainham Hall volunteer Lucy Weller and visitor experience officer Ella Hewitt during the attraction's 2016 Easter egg huntRainham Hall volunteer Lucy Weller and visitor experience officer Ella Hewitt during the attraction's 2016 Easter egg hunt

April 13, 11am-4pm, Havering Museum, High Street, Romford

Crafts, games and competitions will be on offer at this family drop-in day.

The cost is £2.50 for adults, with children (up to four per adult) having free entry.

Call Ellen Owen on 01708 766571 or email hmmarketing@btconnect.com

Easter Egg Hunt

April 11, 10am-4pm, Romford Shopping Hall, Market Place, Romford

Phil and Suzy Beattie, of Upminster, with their daughter Megan Beattie, five, at Rainham Hall's Easter egg huntPhil and Suzy Beattie, of Upminster, with their daughter Megan Beattie, five, at Rainham Hall's Easter egg hunt

Residents are invited to come down to the shopping hall for an egg hunt which will be fun for the whole family.

£2 per child, including a free face paint.

Cityread London

All of April

The annual celebration of literature returns, asking Londoners to pick up the same book and explore it together.

This year’s novel is the Elizabethan crime thriller Prophecy by SJ Parris, which sees philosopher, scientist and spy Giordano Bruno attempt to piece together the mystery of a young maid of honour’s death.

Mia Harrison, seven, and Charlie Walker, eight, with the butterfly wands they made at Fairkytes Arts CentreMia Harrison, seven, and Charlie Walker, eight, with the butterfly wands they made at Fairkytes Arts Centre

Book groups, film screenings and other events will take place throughout April. Visit cityread.london.

Rainham Horticultural Society Spring Show

April 15, 2-5pm, Brenda Blakemore Hall, Davies Close, Rainham

Enjoy the society’s latest show, featuring a range of displays.

Refreshments will be on offer, and entry is free.

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs! Crafty Kids!

Amber Shocombe, six, making crafts at FairkytesAmber Shocombe, six, making crafts at Fairkytes

April 15, 10am, Foyer Stage, Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch

This edition of the theatre’s new fun-packed Saturday morning sessions will see youngsters and their parents create Easter-themed crafts.

£5 per child, no adult tickets required. Visit queens-theatre.co.uk or call 01708 443333.

Easter bonnets

April 12, 10am-midday, Fairkytes Arts Centre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch

Children aged five and over can make their own hats. Tickets £5.

Joseph Rehbein, eight, enjoying a session at FairkytesJoseph Rehbein, eight, enjoying a session at Fairkytes

Call 01708 456308.

Cupcake decorating

April 11, 10-11am, myplace youth centre, Dagnam Park Drive, Harold Hill

Three-to-five-year-olds can enjoy decorating cupcakes with Easter-themed goodies.

£8, under-fives must be accompanied by an adult. Call 01708 376004.

Theft of the Golden Goose: The Detective Project

Javier Griffiths, five, with his parents Isabel Cebrian and Craig Griffiths at Rainham Hall's egg huntJavier Griffiths, five, with his parents Isabel Cebrian and Craig Griffiths at Rainham Hall's egg hunt

April 12, 10am-noon, Fairkytes Arts Centre

This session will see young enquiring minds consider forensic techniques while investigating the ‘theft of the Golden Goose’.

Ages seven and over, children will receive goody bags to take home.

£8.50, call 01708 456308.

Mini athletics

April 10 and 11, 9.30-10.30am, Hornchurch Stadium, Bridge Avenue, Upminster

Tasha Gossett, Tasha's dad Roger Gossett, Tasha's daughter Charli Gossett, five, with friends Chamion Caballero, Richard Brown and their daughter Isla Caballero Brown, five, relaxing in the hall's groundsTasha Gossett, Tasha's dad Roger Gossett, Tasha's daughter Charli Gossett, five, with friends Chamion Caballero, Richard Brown and their daughter Isla Caballero Brown, five, relaxing in the hall's grounds

Sports for youngsters aged five and above. £3. Call 01708 433454.


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