Cracking Easter Egg Hunts For The Whole Family
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Cracking Easter Egg Hunts For The Whole Family

The Easter bunny has hidden some treats in these spots…

Young or old, nothing says Easter like a classic egg hunt. From stately homes to city trails, here are 10 Easter Egg Hunts to get stuck into this year.

Best Easter Egg Hunts 2024

The Little Egg Hunt

The Little Egg Hunt, Chelsea

Elephant Family and Clarence Court are reuniting to present their annual Little Egg Hunt, a scattering of artist-designed eggs across Chelsea in celebration of art, philanthropy and Easter merriment. Each striking egg has been creatively imagined and handcrafted by a leading figure from art, design, architecture and beyond, including the likes of Anya Hindmarch, Philip Colbert, Charlotte Colbert and more.

Details: 20 March–14 April 2024 across Chelsea.

London Zoo’s Zoonormous Egg Hunt, Camden

Eggs are everywhere at Easter, but nowhere more than a zoo. London Zoo will be celebrating all of its egg-laying creatures this Easter – including reptiles, birds, fish and butterflies – with its Zoonormous Egg Hunt. The free family trail guides visitors around the Zoo, where eggs of all sizes and colours are waiting to be discovered, while learning about egg-ceptional species along the way. Solve the clues at each checkpoint to crack the code, revealing the Golden Egg in a special, hidden location. Successful egg-splorers will be rewarded with a tasty treat at the end.

Details: 29 March–14 April at London Zoo (Regent’s Park, NW1 4RY). The Egg Hunt is free with your admission ticket, which can be booked at londonzoo.org

Easter Quest at Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle’s Easter Quest, Kent

Follow Lady Baillie’s playful Great Danes’ across the grounds of Leeds Castle: they’ve misplaced their treasure, and they need your help to find it. Set amid buckets of nature, intrepid explorers will traverse winding trails, encountering interactive installations, real animals and vibrant Easter displays that will put your wits to the test as you solve the treasure hunt.

Details: 29 March–14 April 2024 at Leeds Castle (Broomfield, Maidstone ME17 1PL). Tickets are £2.50 per child (including a trail card and chocolate prize), on top of admission to the grounds (£22.50 for children, £30 for adults). leeds-castle.com

The exterior of The Bradley Hare at dusk

Easter Egg Treasure Hunt At The Bradley Hare, Wiltshire

Make the most of The Bradley Hare’s stunning setting in the most Easter-tastic way possible: on an egg hint. Collect a map from the bar on Easter Sunday and enjoy a one-mile treasure hunt around the historic village of Maiden Bradley, passing through the grounds of the pub, along the tree lined avenues and past fields of daffodils in the local village. Once all of the stickers are collected, little ones can return to The Bradley Hare to collect a well-deserved Easter egg. Refuel afterwards with a delicious Easter Sunday lunch.

Details: Click here to book the Easter Egg Hunt at The Bradley Hare (Church St, Maiden Bradley, Warminster BA12 7HW). thebradleyhare.co.uk

Easter Egg Hunt At Attingham Park, Shropshire

An Easter themed trail is ripe and ready for the exploring at Attingham Park this Easter, featuring 10 spring-themed stations to complete before your chocolatey egg prize at the end.

Details: 16 March–7 April 2024, from 8am–5pm (last entry 4pm).  Prices are £3 per trail, including an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and chocolate egg (vegan and Free From variations are available). nationaltrust.org.uk

Elevated Easter Egg Hunt, Marylebone

Elevated Easter Egg Hunt, Marylebone

If you have a penchant for the more luxurious side of Easter, you won’t want to miss this: The Marylebone Hotel’s 108 Brasserie has arranged an uber luxurious egg hunt around pretty Marylebone Village, with 108 eggs boasting top prizes spanning a private Pilates class at Exhale, a £75 shopping spree at Caroline Gardener and an overnight stay in the Terrace Suite at The Marylebone Hotel. Of course, it’s not all about the adults – there will be plenty of delicious chocolate treats for the kids to get their hands on as well.

Details: Easter Sunday (30 March) from 11am. It’s free to enter, with 108 eggs available to find across Marylebone Village, beginning at 108 Brasserie (108 Marylebone Ln, London W1U 2QE). 108brasserie.com

Easter Adventures At Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Designed for children of all ages, Dunham Massey’s Easter Adventures trail features 10 activity stations highlighting the joy of spring’s longer and warmer days, from bright and beautiful daffodils to birdsong. Traverse the beautiful route, which takes in the medieval deer park, 400-year-old mill and extensive gardens, before enjoying a picnic on the lawn or going fallow deer spotting across the 300 acre parkland. Once you’ve completed the trail, tuck into your chocolate egg (vegan ‘Free-From’ chocolate eggs available).

Details: 20 March–20 April at Dunham Massey Hall (Altrincham WA14 4SJ). Admission costs £3. nationaltrust.org.uk

Heckfield Place

Tree & Egg Hunt At Heckfield Place, Hampshire

Get into the true Easter spirit, with a special Tree and Egg hunt across parts of Heckfield Place’s gorgeous 438 acre estate. After, tuck into a delicious Sunday lunch at Green Michelin-starred Marle with a menu inspired by estate-grown fresh produce, before tuning into an Easter classic movie in the Cinema Room, accompanied by tea and cake.

Details: 31 March at Heckfield Place (Heckfield, Hook RG27 0LD). Rates start from £550 per night, based on two sharing and inclusive of breakfast. heckfieldplace.com

Easter Egg Hunt At Croft Castle, Leominster

Budding naturalists should head to Croft Castle, where a pollination themed Easter trail is ready and waiting. The whole family can enjoy nature-inspired activities along the trail, spanning the walled gardens and grounds of Croft Castle, learning all about fascinating insects like butterflies and bees and completing challenges.

Details: 23 March–7 April, 9am–4pm at Croft Castle (B4362, Yarpole, Leominster HR6 9PW). Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and chocolate egg (vegan and Free From are available). nationaltrust.org.uk

The Grove

Easter Egg Hunt At The Grove, Hertfordshire

Little ones thrive at The Grove, where thrilling activities are dotted across 300 acres of rolling countryside. Think mini 4x4s for off-roading jaunts, a swimming pool to splash around in, outdoor sports courts, a secret garden cinema, archery and, of course, a special egg hunt for easter. Families can join in the ultimate egg hunt around the pretty grounds, awash with bluebells as spring arrives.

Details: Guests booking for Easter holidays can stay for two nights or more, and enjoy 20 percent off each night, or book a three-night stay and enjoy the third night complimentary. thegrove.co.uk

Toasting smores at The Woolley Grange

Easter Egg-stravaganza At The Woolley Grange, Wiltshire

This cosy Jacobean manor tucked in the Wiltshire countryside sits within 14 acres of idyllic grounds, beneath the canopies of ancient trees. Perfect for families year-round, the Walled Garden features play houses, resident chickens and bunnies alongside vegetables and herbs grown for the restaurant kitchen. The Woolley Grange is about to get even more festive with its Easter Egg-stravaganza programme, featuring egg hunts, face painting, visits to the fairy garden, family obstacle courses, toasting s’mores, arts and crafts, cooking classes and spring wreath making.

Details: Rooms start from £130 per night at the Woolley Grange (Woolley Green, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1TX). luxuryfamilyhotels.co.uk