Easter with little ones isn’t complete without a traditional egg hunt. The thrill of tracking down those brightly coloured treats in plant pots and under trees is almost as good as the chocolate itself. So gather the family together over the Easter break and head to one of these crackers.
Egg-cellent Egg Hunts
1. Osborne House – The Isle of White
Head down to Queen Victoria’s childhood home for an idyllic egg hunt set along the picturesque daffodil trail, followed by Victorian games fun including egg painting.
Tickets £8.30 for children and from £13.90 for adults (English Heritage members go free) – More information here
2. The Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt – The Lake District
For the chance to track down one of 50 limited edition ceramic eggs, register your interest here (along with a £2 donation to Water Aid) and you’ll be given access to a Google Map of this hunt around the Lakes, along with a series of testing clues. Easter egg hunting goes hi-tech!
Entry free £2 donation to Water Aid – More information here
3. Chatsworth House – Yorkshire
Hunt for golden eggs around the landscaped gardens or visit the Easter Bunny in the farmyard – there’s a host of activities going on at this stunning stately home over the Easter break – you’ll be sure to strike choclately gold somehow.
Tickets from £6 – More information here
4. Kew Gardens – London
London’s most famous botanical gardens have joined forced with the Roald Dahl Museum this Easter to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the much-loved children’s book, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Collect tickets from around the gardens and cash them in for an Easter egg or get creative with various Wonka-inspired activities.
Tickets from £14.50 (kids go free) – More information here
5. Burghley House – Lincolnshire
Follow a treasure hunt around Burghley’s beautiful Gardens Of Surprise and solve the riddle to claim a full-size chocolate egg from the Easter Bunny himself.
Tickets £6.50 for children and from £13.50 for adults – More information here
6. Botanical Gardens – Birmingham
With pony rides, craft activities, face panting and an Easter petting farm, you’ll be hard pushed to find more Easter fun in one place than this.
Tickets £4.75 for children (little ones under five go free) and from £6 for adults – More information here
7. National Trust & National Trust for Scotland – nationwide
The National Trust have partnered with one of our favourite confectioners, Cadbury, to host Easter egg hunts at over 300 locations across the country. From Edinburgh to Exeter and everywhere in-between, the trails promise to give little ones the chance to embrace their inner explorers on an exciting eggspedition.
Find a trail near you here
8. Tatton Park – Cheshire
Are you sitting comfortably? Tatton Park is hosting a series of enchanting story time events over the Easter break. It all starts with Phileas Fogg and his companion the Lindt Gold Bunny as they hop off on an egg hunt around the garden.
Tickets from £4 for children and £6 for adults – More information here
9. Caerphilly Castle – Caerphilly
A great opportunity to explore the largest castle in Wales (recently used as the backdrop for the BBC’s popular drama, Merlin) and get a chocolate fix at the same time. The first 300 children to take part in the castle’s Easter Egg hunt will get an egg-cellent prize.
Tickets £3.50 for children and £4.75 for adults – More information here
10. The Design Museum – London
For an alternative take on the traditional, crack riddles as you journey through The Design Museum’s new Paul Smith exhibition. Your reward? A choclately prize courtesy of luxury chocolatier, Rococo Chocolates.
Tickets £6.20 for children (little ones under 6 go free) and £12.40 for adults – More information here
Going on an Easter egg hunt over the long weekend? Comment below and let us know where you went, we’d love to hear from you.