As the kids gear up for a visit from the Easter bunny and a bucket load of chocolate, us grown ups start to consider how to entertain the little ones over the long weekend. Whilst planning an Egg Hunt at home can be fun, why not let someone else do all the hard work and take part in one of the many organised egg hunts around the country open to the public. Here’s our pick of the top Easter Hunts in the UK and they don’t all have to include chocolate!
Blenheim Palace – Giant Easter Egg Hunt
25th-28th March 2016
Offering a wealth of activities for kids over the weekend this beautiful historic house is once again putting on a fantastic celebration. They have visits from the Easter Bunny, the Gruffulo and Tree Fu Tom will be showing off his magic skills.
The vintage fun fair in the Pleasure Gardens has a Helter Skelter, chair o’planes, mini swinging chairs and game stalls. There are even Punch & Judy shows, face painting and balloon artists across the whole Easter weekend. But the main attraction is the Giant Easter Egg Hunt with treats to be won! Make a day of it and encourage the kids to run off some of that chocolate!
National Trust and Cadburys Easter Egg hunts
Easter weekend 2016
With over 250 egg hunts to choose from around the UK you are sure to find one nearby. With a delicious Cadburys treat at the end of each hunt and some beautiful properties and gardens to explore this could be your kids ultimate Easter day out. Each venue is putting on different activities such as face painting and craft activities so be sure to check their website for what’s on in your area
Chatsworth House Easter Egg Hunt19 March
10 April 2016
With plenty of egg hunts to choose from, a visit to Chatsworth House is sure to put smiles on little faces. They have a Decorated Egg trail in the main house where you may even learn a thing or two whilst you’re hunting out your treasure. Discover what’s growing in the gardens and hunt out the golden eggs hidden among the greenery. Kids can even take part in the Easter crafts in the Farmyard where you can also meet some chicks and lambs born this spring.
Over the Easter weekend there will be Easter Egg hunts in the farmyard field and more!
The Shard – Where’s Wally? The World’s Highest Search
19th March–10 April 2016
One of the worlds most recognisable characters and his friends Wenda, Woof, Wizard Whitebeard and Oldlaw will be making an appearance in some of Londons best loved spots along the Thames, see if you can spot them from the Shard hiding somewhere in the London skyline. A family ticket is pretty pricey at £75.95 but the views are simply spectacular!
Kings Cross Easter Treasure Hunt
24th March – 2nd April 2016
Whilst not a traditional egg hunt, for those still looking to have fun without the calories this is a great option. Instead of eggs, the team at Kings Cross have hidden 11 poems around the Estate. Fill in the missing words to find the next clue and when you’re finished collect your Easter treat at the Visitor Centre.
Have you tried one of these Easter hunts in the UK or any others? Make sure you tell me in the comments.