It’s that time of the year when the Easter Bunny makes his appearance – much to the delight of children and adults alike. Undoubtedly it’s an Easter tradition for many families to go searching for hidden chocolate eggs and so we’ve rounded up some of the best Easter egg hunts in the UK.
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Cadbury Easter egg hunts at the National Trust
There are over 250 Easter egg hunts at National Trust locations across the UK to choose from. The diversity of National Trust locations range from spring woodlands and craggy coastlines to historic houses and enchanting castles, so you’re sure to find an inspiring place that suits your family interests.
What’s more, everyone who completes the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt will be rewarded with a delicious chocolate treat.
Easter egg hunts in gardens
Some of Britain’s most fabulous gardens play host to the Easter Bunny this year. So not only can you search for hidden eggs but also enjoy the riot of floral displays and spring colour at the same time.
RHS - Easter Egg Hunts
March 19-April 10
You can hop around one of four RHS Gardens on the trail of the Lindt gold bunny. Simply follow the clues around the gardens to lead you to a delicious Easter treat at RHS Garden Wisley, RHS Garden Hyde Hall, RHS Garden Rosemoor and RHS Garden Harlow Carr.
There are also plenty of other family fun activities at these locations during the Easter weekend, from making bunny ears to becoming a garden detective for the day.
Kew Gardens – Lindt Gold Bunny Flavour Trail
March 19-April 10
Collect the clues around the garden trail at Kew Gardens and also learn about the story of chocolate itself.
From the cacao plant to the chocolate we enjoy today, Chocolution tells us more about how our favourite treat came into existence.
Alnwick Garden – Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt
March 19-April 10
Alnwick Garden describes itself as the world’s most extraordinary contemporary garden. The Alnwick Garden was designed for every season, and so there’s plenty to see and do here besides searching for the Lindt Gold Bunny.
From the wobbly rope bridges and treetop walkways of one of the world’s largest tree houses and the 3,000 David Austin Roses at the Rose Garden to the spectacular Grand Cascade, Alnwick Garden is full of garden delights as well as Easter bunnies and eggs.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Easter egg hunt
With this Easter egg hunt, there’s a chance to meet the Easter Bunny himself at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
There are four stunning glasshouses to explore too, ranging from an exotic tropical house to subtropical, Mediterranean and arid houses, and 15 acres of landscaped greenery to wander around.
Stately Home Easter egg hunts
If you’re looking for grand surroundings for your Easter egg hunt, then look no further then with our pick below.
Blenheim Palace – Giant Easter Egg Hunt
At one of Britain’s finest stately homes, Blenheim Palace hosts a Giant Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny also making an appearance. There are plenty of treats to be won at this egg hunt as well as a packed programme of activities to enjoy throughout the Easter weekend.
The entertainment includes a vintage fun fair with a helter-skelter and chair o’planes, Punch and Judy shows, face painting and children’s favourites The Gruffalo and Tree Fu Tom.
Chatsworth House – Easter egg trail
March 19-April 10
You can hunt for Easter eggs in the farmyard of Derbyshire’s magnificent Chatsworth House over the Easter weekend, while during the school holidays you take the Easter egg trail in the stately home itself.
In the farmyard you can see newly hatched chicks and meet lambs born this spring, and take a ride on the Easter Eggspress trailer through Chatsworth’s lovely park.
Palace of Holyroodhouse – Faberge Family Fun
Arguably the most famous Easter eggs in existence are the jewelled eggs created by Fabergé. At the Palace of Holyroodhouse you can learn about all things Faberge this Easter.
Find out more about the history of the eggs, get your hands on some replica Fabergé eggs and have the chance to make your very own Faberge egg to. And follow the treasure trail to find eggs hidden around the Palace (sadly not Fabergé eggs themselves).
Museum Easter egg hunts
Beamish – Living Museum of the North
Hunt for Easter eggs around this world-famous open air museum that tells the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.
You can discover how Easter was celebrated in those eras and join in the Easter fun that includes baking, crafts and games.
On the beach Easter egg hunts
Mumbles Pier – Easter Egg Hunt on the beach
At 12.30pm at Lighthouse Bay, make sure you’re ready with the spade as you search and dig for hidden eggs under the sand.
Each coloured egg found represents one chocolate Easter egg. So begin practising those digging skills now.
Easter egg hunts in London
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo
Spot the brightly coloured Easter eggs in the zoo’s animal enclosures and fill in a quiz sheet to win a prize.
Children can watch the animals up close and see a whole range of animals including monkeys, meerkats and ring tailed lemurs being fed by the zoo’s staff.
Alternative Easter hunts
Strictly speaking, these aren’t Easter egg hunts but there will still be plenty of Easter entertainment and fun at these hunts.
Giant Easter Duck Hunt – WWT London Wetland Centre
March 25-April 24
Instead of finding hidden eggs, you’re searching for lost ducklings (or rather 25 big ducklings of the toy variety) in this Easter hunt. Spot all the ducklings and prizes will be awarded to everyone who takes part in the hunt.
This London centre is an urban oasis and you can take a stroll along the lakes, ponds and gardens after your hunt for the missing ducks.
Doggy Easter Treat Hunt
OK – this isn’t an Easter hunt for children but it is for dogs! Pet Pavilion hosts arguably the world’s first Easter treat hunt just for our four-legged friends.
Your dog can hunt and sniff out treats such as lamb and chicken chipolatas, and dog-friendly Easter eggs. This unique hunt takes place at 11am at Pet Pavilion, Chelsea Farmers Market, 125 Sydney Street, London.
Happy egg hunting!