SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

March 29, 2013 14:54 ET

Hotel Near Stratford Gets Into the Easter Spirit With Weekend Activities for Kids

Enjoy a Family Vacation at Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel, Where Kids Eat Free

WALTHAM ABBEY, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Mar 29, 2013) - Easter is a time to gather friends and family, and whether visiting Essex from abroad or looking for a local venue to celebrate, the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel is the perfect place to spend the weekend.

Throughout Easter weekend, this hotel near Stratford, London has a fun-filled agenda for little ones ages 12 and under. On Good Friday, 29 March, kids can create Easter egg baskets and headbands with bunny ears in the hotel's Magnolia Room from 5 to 7pm. Hot cross buns are a Good Friday tradition, and the hotel will have these available in the bar.

On Saturday 30 March, the festivities at this Essex, England hotel continue with face-painting, Easter-card decorating and Easter-egg design, held in the Magnolia Room from 5 to 7pm. Wrap up the weekend on Easter Sunday, when the hotel will host an egg hunt in the lobby from 10am to 1pm, and the Magnolia Room will be open for face-painting and card-making.

With offers including free meals for kids, this Essex, UK hotel is a popular choice for families during school holidays. The area offers a number of kid-friendly attractions that are fun for grownups, too. At Royal Gunpowder Mills Secret Island, discover more than 300 years of history surrounding the production of explosives and rocket propellers. Kids love the Mad Lab, where the quirky Professor Nitrate tests out new experiments with the help of volunteers, and the Rocket Vault, where visitors can get a closer look at tank busters, rocket motors and more. In Lee Valley, the entire family can get in on the fun, from ice skating and rafting to horse riding and hiking. For train enthusiasts big and small, the Epping Ongar Railway is the longest heritage railway in Essex and offers rides in vintage buses, a sneak peek at restorations and much more. To see everything the area has to offer, visit

About the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel
Steeped in history and surrounded by the ancient woodlands of Epping Forest, Waltham Abbey offers visitors a special setting just 30 minutes from central London. After a £4.5-million renovation, the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel offers guests a special setting, too. This four-star luxury hotel features stylish guest rooms, a convenient location and top-notch facilities, making it a smart choice for both business and leisure travel. Just 20 minutes from Stansted Airport, this Essex property pampers guests with a large indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, children's splash pool and full-service spa offering massage, facial and nail treatments. Waltham Abbey Marriott hotel rooms offer contemporary design touches and home-like comforts including luxury bedding, 24-hour room service, a large desk with ergonomic chair, cable/satellite TV, high-speed Internet access and coffee/tea service. Just 100 yards from the M25, the hotel is a convenient base for exploring the area including Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre, Lee Valley White Water Centre, Cambridge University, Paradise Wildlife Park and Bluewater Shopping Centre. Enjoy all-day dining at Thyme Restaurant, featuring seasonal menus and live cooking stations. Take part in the English tradition of afternoon tea at Tempo Bar. For meetings, weddings, receptions and celebrations, the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel offers more than 15,650 square feet of event space.

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