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Easter Egg Hunts for 2018

Elizabeth Yu / 20 February 2018

The Easter Bunny has hidden his stash of eggs all around the UK. So we round up some of the best Easter Egg Hunts taking place in 2018.

National Trust & Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
There are over 250 Easter Egg hunts at National Trust locations across the UK ©National-Trust-Images-Megan-Taylor

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.

How to organise your own Easter egg hunt

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Cadbury Easter egg hunts at the National Trust

March 30 - April 2

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' Wakehurst  – Easter egg Trail

March 30 - April 15

Follow the carrot-themed trail around the woods at Kew's wild botanic garden on the HIgh Weald of West Sussex.  Collect symbols along the way and decode them back at the Millennium Seed Bank to reveal a complete carrot muffin recipe. Once you're finished, you'll get a Divine chocolate egg.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Easter egg hunt

April 1

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

March 30 - April 2

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 traditional Victorian fairground with vintage rides, an Easter puppet show, a circus skills workshop, fairy stilt walkers and more.

Chatsworth House – Easter egg trail

March 24 - April 8

You can hunt for Easter eggs in the farmyard of Derbyshire’s magnificent Chatsworth House over the Easter weekend.

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

April 1

Make and decorate your own basket and follow a trail to find eggs hidden around the palace. In the Great Gallery, listen to a storyteller telling family-friendly tales.

Museum Easter egg hunts

Beamish – Living Museum of the North

March 30 - April 2

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

March 30

At 12.00pm 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

March 30 - April 2

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.


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