A NEW play area and series of events is coming to a venue for families to enjoy during the school holidays.

This April, the Markshall Estate in Coggeshall will welcome families to the launch of a brand-new Percy’s Adventures 'edutainment' event and adventure play.

The launch will see some of Markshall’s 1,000 years of history brought to life with a fun talk which will also highlight the importance of different types of flowers for buzzing pollinators.

Families can plant their own pollinator-loving seeds before taking them home to watch them grow and there will be a special appearance from the Markshall Easter Bunny during the Easter weekend.

Those booked on to Percy’s Springtime Explorers will be able to get creative and paint their own wooden egg to take home.

Visitors can also feed the "greedy monster fish" in the lakes and take on the Easter Trail challenge, which is all included within the Percy’s Adventures entry fee.

A new adventure play area - Percy’s Play and Picnic Paddock - will be opening too.

Markshall CEO Dave Finkle said: “We are very excited to launch a suite of improvements at Markshall. We have listened to visitors and responded.

"Markshall is now truly a family destination where memories can be made.”