Lisa Rivera

For most children in the UK, Easter is usually about two things: school holidays and consuming their body weight in Easter eggs. If you didn’t manage to get away this year, don’t despair. There’s many activities at home that’ll entertain children — of all ages!

A good old fashioned Easter egg hunt is a great way of getting the kids active and finding a chocolaty treat at the same time.

If you’re UK bound this Easter, these egg-xtraordinary suggestions are perfect for exploring your local surroundings while entertaining the kids.

Cadbury’s Easter Egg hunt – nationwide

Chocolate giants Cadbury’s are joining forces with the National Trust, and National Trust for Scotland, to combine chocolate eating with historical fun.

Cadbury-eggs

Enter your postcode at the website, and Cadbury’s will find the Easter egg hunt nearest to you. It’s that simple.

Easter Eggstravaganza, Scotland

The biggest egg hunt in Scotland takes place at Traquair House on 16 April. Known as Scotland’s oldest inhabited house, the Easter Sunday event has over 5,500 mini eggs hidden in the ground’s maze.

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There are different egg hunts according to children’s ages starting from 1.30pm. An adult ticket costs £6, and it’s £5 for children/concessions. Under 5s hunt for free!

Palace Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt – Hampton Court Palace

Everyone’s favourite Lindt gold Easter bunny is the prize this Easter at Hampton Court Palace. Taking place from 1 to 17 April, the hunt takes place in the home and garden of Henry VIII.

Lindt-bunny

Once the children have found the prize, the Lindt chocolate is theirs to devour. The price for the hunt is included in the palace admission ticket. Adult tickets cost £23, and £11.50 for children under 16.

Gwrych Castle Dragon Easter Egg Hunt – Abergele, Wales

Get ready for an Easter egg hunt with dragons at Gwrych Castle. From 14 to 17 April, dragon nests will be hidden throughout the gardens for the children to uncover.

The best bit is that each nest contains life-sized eggs inside! Tickets cost £5 per child but spaces are limited, so be quick and book here.

Easter Egg Hunt - Hays Galleria and More London – London

A great event for families that takes place on 15 April, and it’s also free. The London Bridge City Easter Egg Trail is not only about following the clues to finding some chocolate eggs.

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There’s also the chance to take part in some family-friendly games while admiring the sights of a historical part of London. Hay's Galleria is the meeting point for the trail. There are limited spaces, so avoid disappointment and register here.