Spring is upon us and lent is nearly over, which means it’s almost time to start stocking up on chocolate for the annual Easter egg hunt! OR, you could just save yourself the hassle and take a trip to one of these fantastic venues around London, and treat your children to both a fun and cultural day out. See below, for a selection of the top egg hunt trails across London, this April 2014!
1. Easter Egg Hunt at Battersea Park Zoo
The mission is to discover which animal is hiding the chocolate eggs by exploring the zoo and all it’s exotic animals! The children can pick up a quiz sheet upon entry and get involved in a fun interactive day of egg hunting, animal spotting and clue collecting! Your miniature chocolate detectives need to solve all the clues to claim their prize.
This years egg hunt will run from the 31st March - 8th April, 10am-5.30pm.
£1.50 plus general admission: £8.75 (Adults), £6.50 (Children 2-15), £28 (Family)
2. Easter Egg Hunt at Kew
On Sunday the 20th April 2014, Kew Gardens will be hosting a traditional Easter Egg hunt, where your little ones can run around the gardens collecting hidden tokens, which they can give to the Easter Bunny in exchange for a chocolate treat. Worry not, if you’re unable to make the egg hunt, as Kew will also be hosting a Roald Dahl themed fortnight, where the children can get involved in all sorts of chocolate-y activities. There will be chocolate workshops with arts and crafts, songs and music in the inventing rooms, as well as the chance to create their very own Willy-Wonka inspired chocolate bar in the chocolate room.
The chocolate mayhem will commence from the 5th - 21st April.
FREE with general admission: £16 (Adults), £14 (Concs). FREE (Children 16 and Under)
3. Easter Egg Hunt at the Cutty Sark
This is the perfect Easter day out for families who love a bit of history as well as getting involved in the Easter fun! All ages are welcome aboard the world’s last surviving tea clipper, to follow the Easter themed treasure trail, in a quest to spot hidden eggs and one special golden egg. In order to win a prize, all you need to do is count up all the hidden eggs and tell the organizers how many you’ve spotted, as well as telling them the location of the golden egg. There’s no need to book, just drop in whenever you feel like it (however, book general tickets in advance to jump the queue!)
From the 18th - 21st April 2014, starting at 10am-5pm.
FREE with entry: £13.50 (Adults), £11.50 (Concs), £7 (Children), £24/£35 (Family)
4. Easter Egg Hunt at Ham House
Ham House is the perfect getaway for those looking to escape the confines of central London. It’s a stunning backdrop for Easter fun and games on the banks of the Thames, where little ones can scamper around the maze-like grounds, hunting for chocolate eggs whilst parents relax in the lavender Parterres and Cherry gardens. If the weather turns bad, you can always venture inside the house and explore the nooks and crannies of the beautiful 17th Century Stuart Mansion.
Visit anytime from 18th - 21st April 2014, starting at 10am-4.30pm
£3 (per trail), plus admission £4.50 (Adults), £2.25 (Children over 5), £11.25 (Family)
The egg hunt is being organised by Cadbury’s, so for more information just visit:
5. Easter Egg Hunt at Fenton House
Another Cadbury’s-organised egg hunt, at another beautiful location! Set in the streets of Hampstead Village, this National Trust-owned property is a perfect Easter day out for all. Children can run around the gardens, gathering clues to claim their prize, whilst parents can look around the house and admire the outstanding porcelain collection, needlework pictures and Georgian furniture. Children can even get their faces painted!
The hunt will begin from 18th - 21st April, at 11am-4.30pm.
£3 (Trail) plus general admission price £6.50 (Adults), £3 (Children over 5), £16 (Family)
Visit the Cadbury’s egg trail site for more information: