If you’re looking for Easter activities for the kids , then Easter egg hunts can be a quick and easy win.
They’re often budget-friendly, an easy way to let the kids get rid of heaps of energy, and there’s a chocolate prize at the end.
While you can create your own at home, this can be quite time consuming and involves a fair bit of planning – so sometimes it’s easier to find a pre-organised one, and make a fun day out of it.
Luckily there are heaps of brilliant egg hunts across the UK, and they often come with extra activities from arts and crafts or even meetings with the Easter Bunny.
To give you a helping hand, we’ve picked out some of the best Easter egg hunts across the UK you won’t want to miss…
1. National Trust Cadbury Egg hunts
With over 260 hunts taking place across the UK until the 28th April, National Trust and Cadbury’s are giving families heaps of opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day out.
Not only can you search for chocolates, but you’ll also get to discover the breathtaking estate homes and gardens across National Trust’s impressive portfolio. Plus, there’ll be some properties hosting fun games and arts and crafts as part of the experience.
You can search for your nearest Cadbury’s Egg hunt with their handy tool here .
Prices vary depending on the property but usually this isn’t more than £5. Usual admission fees also apply.
2. English Heritage
English Heritage has hidden eggs across its properties – but these are not your standard chocolate eggs.
Instead, they’re DRAGON eggs and you’re going to need to undertake one of the Easter Adventure Quests to find them. Basically, it’s ideal for little explorers who love to let their imagination run wild.
As well as all of the adventure, Easter crafts and games will also be on offer.
Search for the nearest English Heritage Egg hunt near you and let the fun begin!
3. Studford Adventure Trail
Head into the woodlands in North Yorkshire on this enchanting trail where fairies and pixies are hiding as you search for the the 17 nature related clues.
Studfold Adventure Trail has created a series of new miniature fairy doors in logs along the one mile route that families follow during the Great Studfold Easter Egg Hunt, also looking out for gold rabbits and springtime fairies.
Oh, and look out for the magical village Two Stone Wishes where fairies reside and children can plant wildflowers or take home seeds to plant in the garden.
The Studfold Great Easter Egg Hunt runs until Sunday 28 April. Adult tickets cost £6.50, child tickets cost £5.50. Children under three go free. (There’s an extra 50p per child to receive an Easter surprise).
4. Hampton Court Palace
If you’re planning a day trip to explore this historic landmark, make sure to pick up one of the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt trail maps when you arrive.
Follow a series of clues to find the golden bunny statues hidden around the palace and gardens, and solve challenges to win your delicious Lindt Gold Bunny chocolate reward!
Aimed at children 3-12 years old, the trail takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt is included in the general admission price. Adult tickets from £21.30pp, child tickets from £10.70pp. You can find out more here .
5. World of Beatrix Potter
If your children can’t get enough of Peter Rabbit, then you may want to consider a visit to the World of Beatrix Potter over the Easter weekend.
On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday every child’s entry ticket will include a mini treasure hunt to complete in the garden, with a mini chocolate egg and sticker to be won for every child!
Oh, and if you visit on Good Friday, children can enjoy FREE entry into the attraction when wearing Easter bonnets!
You can find out more here . Adult tickets from £7.95pp, child tickets from £3.95pp. Under 3s go free.
6. Drayton Manor
Easter-themed fun will be taking place at Drayton Manor in Staffordshire until the 28th April, with egg trails, hunts and even the chance to meet the Easter bunny.
Then of course there are all the fun rides to discover, as well as live shows starring Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends.
You can find out more on the Drayton Manor website .
On a budget? Check out our guide for finding cheap Drayton Manor tickets .
7. Bertram Bunny’s Easter Adventure
Hetty the Hen has laid ten golden eggs in the Borde Hill Gardens, which Bertram Bunny has hidden from Felix the Fox in case the latter eats them!
Find the golden eggs, solve the puzzles along the way and you’ll be rewarded with a chocolate treat.
The trail also includes challenges from a game of crazy golf to an egg and spoon race, while daily crafts sessions means little ones can create Easter-themed masterpieces to take home.
You can find out more on the official website . Tickets cost £2 per trail, plus admission to include a prize.