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Where to find the Easter egg hunts and events in England and Wales 20243

Where to find the Easter egg hunts and events in England and Wales 20243

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If you’re asking yourself ‘where can I find the best Easter egg hunts in England and Wales in 2024?’ then look no further. This post is a round up of the best bunny trails and Easter events happening to help you celebrate the start of Spring. Be aware that some may need booking in advance, so get your planning hats on now!

Please note that this guide is under construction as events are yet to be finalised. Read on for what happened last year.

Find more days out in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in my big round up of 101 UK attractions for families.

Whether you’re seeking a traditional Easter egg hunt or an Easter trail, have a scroll through this post to find events, activities, and Easter egg hunts happening near you.

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National Trust Easter trails near you

Girl crouched down in garden pencilling information onto a National Trust Easter Trail sheet

National Trust properties in England and Wales are holding Easter egg trails in 2023. This year the trails have a nature theme with a chocolate treat at the end.

Trails sheets cost are £3 and come with a pencil and prize.

Please note that start date and the duration of Easter trails varies from property to property. Some trails begin as early as 24 March this year.

More details for when and where the trails are happening are available on the National Trust website.

English Heritage Easter egg hunts near you in 2024

Set your mini explorers an Easter adventure quest at more than 60 English Heritage sites around the country.

There’s also plenty of school holiday activities happening at English Heritage sites including traditional games, activities and races, along with storytelling sessions.

Check the English Heritage website for more details about where you can find Easter trails near you.

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Easter trails and egg hunts in England and Wales 2024

Now, here are some of the Easter egg hunts in England and Wales, hopefully with some happening near you!

If you think this post looks a bit light bookmark it and come back later. I’m adding new events all the time.

Easter events in Birmingham

Have a egg-citing Easter at these events:

Mr Cadbury’s Parrot stage show at Cadbury’s World

Mr Cadbury's Parrot and actor on stage
Image credit: Cadbury World

Mr Cadbury’s Parrot is going on a swashbuckling adventure to find the golden egg in his brand new live show. 

As we join him on his quest, expect plenty of jokes that ‘arrrr’ sure to make you laugh, sea shanties aplenty and bucket loads of family fun. 

Find out more about what’s on at Cadbury World*.

Easter in Cornwall

Easter at Eden

Children doing scavenger hunt at Eden Project in the Springtime
Image credit: Eden

Visitors to the Eden Project this Easter can expect a packed programme of games, crafts and activities to get everyone exploring Eden’s great outdoors and Biomes.

There will be adventure golf, a giant Guess What game, a giant slingshot and scavenger hunt.

There will also be the chance to get creative in a bookable craft workshop (additional £1 charge) by making take-away games of Tic-Tac-Toe. Workshops will run daily from 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Anyone who successfully completes four of the Easter activities can make their way to the pick’n’mix station to claim a reward.

Find out more about what’s on at Eden.

Easter events in Devon

Buttons the Bunny at Crealy Devon - best Easter egg hunts in the UK 2018
Credit: Crealy Adventure Park & Resort

Wondering what’s on in Devon over the Easter school holidays? There’s events on at Crealy Adventure Park, The Big Sheep and Dartmoor Zoo among other attractions.

Check out my other blog, Devon with Kids, for all the information about things to do in Devon this Easter.

What’s on in Gloucestsershire this Easter

Here are some of the Easter events happening in Gloucestershire:

Giffords Circus in Stroud

Giffords Circus white tent in field
Image credit: Andrew Rees

Giffords Circus is starting its 2023 tour at Fennells Farm in Stroud this Easter.

The show combine’s dance, comedy, horses and live music in a beautiful white tent surrounded by vintage-style burgundy showman’s wagons.

See the show at Fennells Farm from 6 to 17 April 2023.

Following Easter the circus will tour venues such as Daylesford Organic, Sudeley Castle, Blenheim Palace, Chiswick House & Gardens and Stratton Meadows in Cirencester.

Find out more and book tickets for Giffords Circus.

Easter challenge and new arrivals at Birdland

Humboldt chick at Birdland
Photo credit: Cotswold House Photography

Dozens of eggs are due to be laid over the coming weeks with plenty of new arrivals expected at Birdland during the Easter holidays.

Families can also join in the Easter Challenge Quiz throughout the holidays, hunting down hidden eggs around the park and answering some fun ornithological questions.

Visitors can also go back in time to hunt for dinosaur eggs in the Jurassic Journey trail and explore prehistoric fossils in the Dino Dig.

Find out more about what’s on at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water this Easter.

Lambing Live at Cotswold Farm Park

Four newborn lambs sleeping in hay
Picture credit: Cotswold Farm Park

The highlight of Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park’s Spring schedule is the UK’s largest live lambing and kidding experience, in which families will be able to get up close with the newest members of the attraction’s flock.

This year over 800 new arrivals are expected and there’s a chance you could see some of them being born.

Between 1 and 16 April, experts from the farm will be on-hand to share their knowledge with daily lambing talks to help visitors learn all about the new arrivals, making this a must-see experience for all animal-lovers.

Other attractions on offer for the Easter Holidays include the Farm Park’s new Easter Trail, packed with Easter trivia and facts to keep little minds busy.

Find out more about what’s on at Cotswold Farm Park this Easter.

Easter in Hampshire

Here are some of the Easter events happening in Hampshire:

Egg hunt at Gilbert White’s House

View of Gilbert Whites House across garden and lawn

Visit Gilbery White’s house for an Easter egg hunt with a difference this year.

It’s not only birds that lay eggs. Pick up a trail for £3, find 10 eggs hidden in the garden and use clues to work out which creature laid them.

From reptiles to mini beasts, you’ll be surprised by the number of egg laying creatures. Spot the odd one out and claim a chocolate egg as your prize!

The Easter egg hunt takes place from 1 to 16 April 2023. Find out more on the Gilbert White’s House website.

Easter at Butser Ancient Farm

Visit this ancient Hampshire farm to honour the ancient celebration of Ēostre with your ancestors this Easter weekend. 

There will be living history and combat displays as the farm celebrates the arrival of Spring.

Activities take place from 7 to 10 April 2023. For more information visit the Butser Ancient Farm website

Find more things to do in Portsmouth and places to visit in Southampton.

Easter in the Isle of Wight

Here’s the best of the events happening in the Isle of Wight this Easter:

Springtime at Robin Hill & Discover Falconry

Falconer and eagle in woods
Photo credit: Robin Hill

Visit Robin Hill nature park as it opens its doors for the 2023 season and don’t miss a visit to the Falconry Centre which opened last year. It’s home to 28 birds of prey and 16 different species.

During the Easter holidays, take your seats at the outdoor arena and enjoy an exhilarating display as the knowledgeable team provide a wealth of insight into the birds and their habits.

Find out more about visiting Robin Hill this Easter.

Easter events in Kent

Here’s where to head for cracking fun in Kent:

Easter egg hunt and workshops at Hever Castle

Five children stand in front of Hever castle holding trail sheets
Picture credit: Hever Castle

Visit the childhood home of Anne Boleyn where kids can go on an Easter quest around the ground and take part in egg-cellent craft egg decorating workshops.

The trail opens between 1 and 16 April 2023.

Find out more about what’s on by visiting the Hever Castle website.

Easter in Lancashire

Here’s an Easter event to check out in Lancashire:

Peter Rabbit™: Explore & Play in Blackpool

Aurora, aged 2, experiences the new interactive, multi-sensory attraction 'Peter Rabbit: EXPLORE & PLAY', on the Promenade in Blackpool, northern England on February 10, 2022. The £1 million attraction opens to the public on February 12, 2022 and marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of Peter Rabbit’s 120th birthday. Visitors get to experience life as Jeremy Fisher, where they can “splash” in a sensory pond, play lily pad drums and strum musical reeds; then go on an adventure through Mr McGregor’s Garden with its giant carrots, tunnels and slides. And venture into Mr Bouncer’s Invention Workshop and prepare dinner for Peter Rabbit and his friends in The Burrow.

Hop into the rabbit-sized world of adventure at Peter Rabbit™ to help the furry hero unscramble his playing cards.

Discover and trade cards with other brave rabbits to find matching pairs, spot the hidden ducklings and discover where the rabbit hole leads for a chance to join the Secret Treehouse Club and receive an Easter treat

Peter Rabbit™: Explore & Play is designed for one to five-year-olds and takes place on Blackpool Promenade this April.

For vent opening times and to pre-book tickets, visit the event website.

Easter events in London

Here’s the best of the events happening in London this Easter:

The Peter Rabbit™ Easter Adventure in Covent Garden

Woman smiles at camera with Peter Rabbit puppet in fruit and vegetable boxes. Covent Garden is in the background
Photo credit: Dave Ellis

The Peter Rabbit™ Easter Adventure brings a captivating mix of live performance and puppetry to the heart of London’s iconic Covent Garden Piazza this Easter.

During this brand-new 50-minute performance, families will experience Peter Rabbit’s adventures in person as they accompany Beatrix Potter to search for secret notes, maps, and other clues and meet Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, and a few surprise encounters along the way. 

This Easter event in London takes place from 21 March to 16 April 2023.

Find out more and buy tickets on the Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure website.

The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square

Actor playing Jesus carrying young child through crowd
Image credit: Jo Pomeroy

The Passion will be performed in London on Good Friday, 7 April 2023.

The story commemorating the day Jesus was arrested, tried and crucified by the Romans, two days before miraculously rising from the dead on Easter Sunday, is brought to life by a cast of over a hundred, dressed in full costume, along with horses, doves and a donkey.

This the open-air production is free to attend and regularly attracts more than 20,000 people to its two performances. The Passion will be performed at 12pm and 3.15pm.

Find out more about the performance.

New Tower Bridge Cat Book Trail

Cardboard cut out of The Tower Bridge Cat

The fictional feline friend residing in London favourite’s landmark, Bella the Tower Bridge Cat, returns in a new interactive trail running from 11 April throughout Easter.

The Tower Bridge Cat & the Missing Button is the third installment in the award-winning children’s Tower Bridge Cat book series, written by Tee Dobinson and illustrated by Steve Cox. 

Buttons are disappearing all over London including the shiny silver one that opens and closes Tower Bridge. With the Lord Mayor’s Show about to start and the Bridge stuck open, can Bella solve the mystery of the missing button before it’s too late?

Follow the trail, help answer questions and get stamps in your Tower Bridge Apprentice Training Record as you go.

Book tickets, purchase the book, and learn more on the Tower Bridge website.

The Tempest at The Globe

A 90-minute production of The Tempest created especially for young people opens at Shakespeare’s Globe for public performances from 18 March and runs throughout the Easter holidays until 15 April 2023.

There are also workshops running alongside the play to help young people explore it further.

Find out more and get tickets on The Globe Theatre’s website.

Merchant Square Easter Egg Hunt

Characters from Alice in Wonderland

The annual Merchant Square Easter Egg Hunt will be returning on Wednesday 5 April.

This year there’s an extra special twist as characters from Alice in Wonderland will be bringing the experience to life. The Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and some of her loyal Playing Card subjects will be in full character and interacting with visitors to the egg hunt.

To earn their Easter chocolates, groups of scavengers will have 30 minutes to help Alice and the White Rabbit to find all the lost objects of the party puzzle including the White Rabbit’s pocket watch.

All the activities are free but volunteers from COSMIC charity will be collecting donations to help fund the children’s critical care unit at St. Mary’s Hospital just across Paddington Basin.

Find out more about what’s happening at Merchant Square.

Easter fun in Manchester

Here’s an idea for seasonal fun in Manchester this Easter:

Meet the easter Bunny at Hard Rock Cafe

White bunny stands with arms outstretched in the Hard Rock Cafe
Picture credit: Hard Rock Cafe

Looking for something ‘egg-citing’ to do with the kids this Easter? Head on down to Hard Rock Cafe Manchester on Sunday 2 April for a cracking all-American Breakfast with Bunny.

With magical entertainment, face painting and great food, it’s no wonder little rockers love this Hard Rock favourite and keep coming back every year.

Special tickets must be bought in advance.

Book your table at Hard Rock Cafe.

Easter in the West Midlands

Take a look at this huge post of places to visit and things to do in the West Midlands this Easter.

Easter egg hunts and events in Somerset

Here’s what to look out for in Somerset this Easter:

Easter egg hunt at the Fleet Air Air Museum

Westland Dragonfly military helicopter in museum hanger with two large eggs on the floor below.
The Westland Dragonfly playing its part in the Easter Egg Hunt. Picture credit: NMRN

This Easter the Fleet Air Arm Museum has an egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt. 

Journey around the museum’s four large halls to help Ellie Copter, the museum’s larger-than-life mascot, to find all the Easter eggs hidden around the museum. There’s a chocolate prize for children who follow the clues and complete the hunt.

The egg hunt is available from 1 to 16 April and is free with a valid museum ticket.

Looking for more Easter activities in Somerset? Take a look at this post about things to do this Easter in Bristol and North Somerset.

Easter events in Staffordshire

If you live in Staffordshire or are holidaying there this April my friend Katy has some top ideas for family events this Easter.

Easter egg hunts in Surrey

Local to Surrey? Here’s what’s on in Surrey this Easter:

Search of Lindt Gold Bunnies at Hampton Court Palace 

Take your family back in time and join in the hunt around the gardens of Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace for golden bunnies. Pick up the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt trail map and follow the clues to find golden bunny statues hidden around the palace and gardens.

You’ll discover some of Hampton Court’s famous characters from the past along the way. Solve the challenges to win your delicious chocolate reward!

The hunt takes place from 1 to 16 April, 2023. Find out more on the Hampton Court website.

Superworm at Kew Gardens

This Easter join Superworm for a new adventure at Kew Gardens with all the heroes from the best-selling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Follow the trail and discover familiar scenes from the story, dig deep into the importance of soil, and find out all about the different garden creatures of Superworm.

Alongside the trail, see colourful spring plants bursting into life in the Gardens.

This trail is on from 1 to 16 April 2023.

Find out more on the Kew Garden website.

Egg-straordinary Dragon Trail at Painshill Park

Magical beasts have come to the landscape of Painshill to lay their eggs. Can you make your way through the park and find them all?

The dragon trail follows a one mile route for those with buggies or little legs. This event will run from 1 to 16 April 2023.

Entry is free for members and is included in general admission for those with day tickets.

Find out more and book your time slot on the Painshill Park website.

Easter in Sussex

Check out what’s on in Sussex this Easter:

Shaun the Sheep trail at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

Family looking at map of Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens near Horsham
Photo credit: Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

Shaun the Sheep has travelled all the way to Leonardslee from Mossy Bottom Farm.

Are you ready for the most exciting adventure of ‘Hide and Sheep’ using augmented reality to enjoy a game right Shaun while enjoying the woodlands gardens?

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens has 200 years of history, Grade I Listed gardens and 240 acres of estate to explore. 

It’s renowned internationally for its seasonal displays of floral colours, with its rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, and magnolias. 

This event takes place between 25 March and 23 April 2023.

Find out more on the Leondardslee Lakes and Gardens website.

Medieval Festival at Arundel Castle

Children battle Medieval knight in suit of armour
Picture credit: Arundel Castle

Step back in time to 1216 this Easter and experience the joy of history at Arundel Castle’s Medieval Festival.

The festival will take place from Good Friday to Easter Sunday, 7 to 9 April 2023, recreating the gathering of King John and his loyal followers to put down a rebellion and fend off a potential invasion from France.

Set within a large, tented encampment on the lower lawns of the castle, the three-day event offers a plethora of activities to immerse visitors of all ages in the medieval world. Experience the thrill of axe throwing and archery, get creative in the craft tent, and witness combat, archery and falconry demonstrations.

Children will even have the chance to participate in battles, making it a fun and interactive experience for the whole family.

Find out more and buy tickets on the Arundel Castle website.

Easter in Warwickshire

Here’s the best of the events happening in Warwickshire this Easter:

Adventure at Warwick Castle

Children dressed as Princes and Princess at Warwick Castle
Credit: Warwick Castle

Get lost and journey back in time in Warwick Castle’s interactive Horrible Histories® Maze, explore the castle towers and ramparts, and see the UK’s biggest bird of prey show, The Falconer’s Quest!

Zog fans will also love the Castle’s Zogland attraction. 

Find out more on the Warwick Castle website.

Easter fun in Yorkshire

Here’s my top picks from Easter events in Yorkshire:

Studfold Adventure Trail opens at Easter

This North Yorkshire family attraction will be enlisting its community of fairies to help young children appreciate the natural world from Easter.

The one-mile Studfold Adventure Trail at Lofthouse in Nidderdale makes the most of its woodland and meadow setting particularly in April, May and June when primroses, bluebells and buttercups produce a riot of colour.

To help fire youngsters’ imaginations the adventure trail includes intricate fairy and pixie houses that are located in logs, on tree trunks and nestled between stones and which house answers to some of the 17 nature-related clues along the route.

The trail is open for Easter from 1 to 16 April 2023. Booking is essential.

For more information visit the Studfold Adventure Trail website.

If you’re looking for more Easter fun in Yorkshire then we know Yorkshire Tots have a comprehensive listing of what’s happening in Yorkshire this Easter. Check it out.

We can also recommend lots of things to do around Hebden Bridge and Halifax in West Yorkshire.

More Easter egg hunts in England and Wales

I know there are likely to more Easter activities and Easter egg hunts in England and Wales that I’ve missed off this list. If you know of others that you think should be added, send me the details!

Also keep an eye on this Easter days out post by Mummy Travels of more updates.

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Jane Batt

Friday 2nd of April 2021

Wow, what a great roundup, Claire. Thanks for featuring Practically Perfect Mums in the Somerset section!

Amara

Saturday 27th of March 2021

This is what i was looking for on internet. Enjoyed every bit of your blog post Claire!!!. Really thank you! Keep writing.

Cristina - Memories of the Pacific

Sunday 8th of March 2020

This is so cool! I've never been egg hunting -it's not a tradition in Spain- but I'm sure that if I went, I'd have as much fun as the kids!

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