Easter can be a busy, and expensive, time of the year for many of us.

With all of the children off of school for Easter half term, it can be a challenge to keep them entertained for the full two weeks, especially at a low cost.

Fortunately there are several places across Cambridgeshire that are offering free activities, including many local libraries.

Check out the list down below of a handful of free things to do across the county this Easter.

The Library Presents

This free event is eligible for anyone on the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) scheme this Easter.

The Library Presents is hosting two magic and performance workshops in Huntingdon and Wisbech.

Children will be able to watch illusions, learn tricks, and hear stories from a professional magic duo, as well as have a free lunch.

The Huntingdon workshop will be held at Huntingdon Library on April 2, from 11am-2pm.

The Wisbech workshop will be held at Wisbech Library on April 5, from 11am-2pm.

To book a spot, email: thelibrarypresents@cambridgeshire.gov.uk and give the 16-digit voucher code on your HAF e-voucher.

Easter Treasure Hunt at Sawston Library

From Saturday, March 30 to Friday, April 12, an Easter Treasure Hunt will take place at Sawston Library for free.

The hunt will take place during the library's regular opening hours, and one participant will win an Easter egg.

All children who take part will receive a certificate too.

No booking is required for the event.

The Cromwell Museum Easter Activities at Huntingdon Town Hall

The Cromwell Museum will be hosting three free activity sessions at Huntingdon Town Hall over the Easter holidays.

On Tuesday, April 2, children can drop in and make a campaign medal from 12pm-3:30pm.

On Thursday, April 4, there will be a war horse session for children to design and craft their very own war horse.

Finally, on Thursday, April 11, there will be Civil War soldiers at Huntingdon Town Hall for children to meet.

They'll get to ask the soldiers what it was like to fight in the 1640s.

All of the events are drop-ins and no booking is required.

Geo-caching at March Library

There will be several hidden Easter eggs in March Library on Saturday, March 30.

Children must find the eggs, and solve the mystery words inside them to win themselves a prize.

The event is entirely free and will run from 9:30am until 3:30pm.

There will also be refreshments at the event too.

Easter colouring at Chatteris Library

On Wednesday, April 3, there will be a free Easter colouring session running at Chatteris Library.

Pens, pencils and pictures will all be supplied by the library, so children don't have to worry about bringing anything with them.

The colouring session will take place from 10:30am-4:30pm.

Eco Wild Play at Itter Park 

There will be two Eco Wild Play sessions at Itter Park in Peterborough on Tuesday, April 2.

The sessions are both free, and will have activities like wild play, natural arts and crafts, wildlife spotting and eco-focused fun.

The morning session will take place between 10am-12pm, while the afternoon session will run from 1pm-3pm. 

Egg Decorating Competition at Ely Library

There's still time to enter the Egg Decorating Competition at Ely Library.

Children are asked to bring their decorated hard boiled eggs along to the library for them to be judged in the competition.

The competition closes on Easter Saturday at 3pm, when the winner will be announced.

The winner and runner up will receive a tasty prize for all of their hard work.