Easter is a time for friends and family to gather and have fun, and many of us will be spending the holiday in Huntingdonshire.

There will be plenty of activities taking place across the area to celebrate Easter, including a day at Huntingdon Racecourse and an egg hunt at Hamerton Zoo.

Take a look at our list down below of some of the Easter events that will be happening across Huntingdonshire over the next few days.

Easter Monday Raceday at Huntingdon Racecourse

Huntingdon Racecourse will be hosting an Easter Monday Raceday, which will be a family friendly day of horse racing.

There will be seven races throughout the day, with Shetland Pony racing at 12:20pm, the first race at 1:05pm, and the last at 4:30pm.

Gates will open on Monday, April 1 at 11:05am and there will be free entertainment all day.

Tickets are available at the Huntingdon Racecourse website.

Easter Scavenger Hunt at Hamerton Zoo

Hamerton Zoo will be hosting its annual Easter Scavenger Hunt from Friday, March 29 to Monday, April 1.

Participants can grab a clue sheet from the zoo entrance and follow clues to find Easter letters around the park.

They'll have to rearrange the letters to give them this year's "animal answer". They can fill in the clue sheet and post it in the Easter box, for the winner to be unveiled at 3pm.

The Cromwell Museum Easter Holiday Activities at Huntingdon Town Hall

The Cromwell Museum will be hosting a series of Easter holiday activities at Huntingdon Town Hall, all free of charge.

On Tuesday, April 2 they'll be hosting a "Make a Medal" session from 12pm-3:30pm.

Thursday, April 4 will see a "War Horses" session held from 12pm-3:30pm, where you can design and craft your very own war horse.

The following week on Thursday, April 11 will see Civil War soldiers at Huntingdon Town Hall, who will be on hand to answer questions about what it was like to fight in the 1640s.

Adventures with Earthworms at Paxton Pits

The team at Paxton Pits Environmental Education Centre will be hosting an Easter half term session all about earthworms. 

Children will be able to create an edible earthworm dessert, as well as learn about the different types of earthworm.

This is definitely something different to do this Easter, and the event will run on April 8, 10 and 12.

Great Fen Spring Crafts at the Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre 

This is another different activity to try this Easter, and one that promises to be lots of fun.

Families can drop into the Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, at Ramsey Heights Nature Reserve, on April 3 from 10:30am-2:30pm.

There, they'll be able to make eco-friendly decorations using natural and recycled materials.

Once craft making is done, children can explore the centre, look at the den building area, and minibeast hunting.