Amie Mulderrig rounds up some great treats over the Bank Holiday weekend

First published in Highlights East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Features Writer

Struggling to find something to do over the Easter holidays? Here's our pick of some of the best activities available.

Cake Pop Party at The Craft Cabin There is a host of activities on offer to mark The Craft Cabin’s first birthday.

Learn how to make Easter cake pops from start to finish and take them home in an Easter basket or pot. Visitors will also be able to play games at the party and enjoy some party food.

The Craft Cabin, Station Road, Chingford, on Sunday, March 31, from 11am until 1pm. Details: 020 8524 4600 www.thecraftcabine4.com Princess Pamper Every little girl wants to feel like a princess and now that dream can become a reality at Hobbycraft. Have your face painted with make up, nails polished and hair styled at the Easter event.

Hobbycraft, Unit 4 Corktree Retail Park, Cork Tree Way, Hall Lane, Chingford, on Tuesday, April 2. Pre booking essential, limited availability. Details: www.facebook.com/events Easter Bounce A giant inflatable bouncy castle, rodeo bulll, gladiator duel, sumos and bungee run are just some of the activities which will be on offer at Chingford Rugby Club, for Easter Bounce. There will also be a treasure island fun run, face painting, glitter tattoos and bouncy slides at the Easter event, and organisers are asking visitors to keep their eyes peeled for a visit from the Easter bunny.

Chingford Rugby Club, Waltham Way, Chingford on Wednesday, April 3, with morning sessions at 10.30am until 12.30, and afternoon sessions, 2pm until 4pm.

Details: jsentertainments.fatsoma.com Play in the Forest Explore Epping Forest and create some arts and crafts this Easter.

The Pillow Mounds, High Beach, Epping Forest, on Friday, April 5, from 10am until midday. Details: 020 7332 1911 The Lost Dragon Set off on a musical adventure this Easter with The Lost Dragon. Packed with a number of great tunes and amazing special effects, starring Laura Main (Call the Midwife) and Ricky Groves (EastEnders).

Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, from Tuesday, April 2 until Sunday, April 7. Details: 01279 431945 or www.playhouseharlow.com Easter Event To mark Easter a fashion parade, Easter bonnet competition and live music will be on offer at Wood Street indoor market, there will also be a selection of vintage fashion, Easter cakes and cocktails.

Wood Street Market, Wood Street, Walthamstow, on March 30, from 10am until 5.30pm.

Crafts The Mill is hosting a drop-in-craft session for children.

The Mill, Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, on Thursday, April 4, from 3.30pm until 5pm. Details: 020 85213211 Easter Egg Hunt Families are invited to join in the fun with an Easter egg hunt.

Epping Forest District Museum, Sun Street, Waltham Abbey on March 30, from noon until 3pm. Details: 01992 716882 or www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/museum Explosive Easter Expect an exciting array of Easter fun at The Royal Gunpowder Mills. Professor Nitrate is up to his usual crazy antics in the MadLab as he promises all manner of explosions. Over Easter Bank Holiday weekend there is a bevy of children’s activities – a traditional Easter egg hunt, crafts and face-painting and the chance to meet the Easter bunny. On Easter Sunday and Monday get set for an exciting pyrotechnics show as Professor Nitrate sets up in the outdoor arena to test out gunpowder and blowing things up with even louder explosions. The Test Range opens for the Easter holidays, participate in some fun games and try your hand at launching, catapulting, shooting and firing a variety of air and water rockets, rail rockets, cannons, and air soft rifles.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, from March 29 until April 14. Details: 01992 707370 or www.royalgunpowdermills.com

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