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Where to find the Easter egg hunts and events in England and Wales 2022

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If you’re asking yourself ‘where can I find the best Easter egg hunts in England and Wales in 2022?’ 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!

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.

National Trust Easter trails near you

Children wearing rabbit ears on a Easter trail

National Trust properties in England and Wales are holding Easter egg trails in 2022. This year the trails have a nature theme with a chocolate treat at the end.

Please note that start date and the duration of Easter trails usually varies form property to property.

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 2022

Set your mini explorers an Easter adventure quest at more than 60 English Heritage sites around the country. There’s also plenty of socially-distanced school holiday activities happening at English Heritage sites.

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 2022

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

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Easter events in Birmingham

Have a egg-citing Easter at these events:

Freddo’s Easter Egg Adventure at Cadbury’s World

Caramel Bunny and Freddo Easter Show
Image credit: Cadbury World

Why not visit Bournville’s finest chocolate factory, Cadburys World this Easter?

Freddo’s Easter Egg-Stravaganza includes a new chocolatey live show in which he attempts to solve challenges set by the Caramel Bunny to win a special prize. There’s bound to be plenty of audience participation, dancing, songs, and laughter.

Alongside this, guests can also book a character dining experience and sample a chocolatey twist on the classic British afternoon tea – for info, this is not included in the ticket price.

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

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, RHS Rosemoor and Tamar Trails 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 2022 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 14 to 25 April 2022.

Following Easter the circus will tour venues such as Bowood House & Gardens, 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 10 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.

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 the gardens at Gilbert White’s house and find garden birds eggs to win a prize. The egg trail costs £3 per child with a Garden Entry ticket.

The Easter egg hunt takes place from 2 to 24 April 2022. Find out more on the Gilbert White’s House website.

Easter at Butser Ancient Farm

Visit this ancient Hampshire farm to meet newborn baby lambs and go on a hunt for clues to crack a spring-time trail around the reconstructed Stone Age and Saxon buildings.

Volunteers will also be putting on demonstrations of ancient farming methods and crafts.

Activities take place from 9 to 23 April 2022. For more information visit the Butser Ancient Farm website

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

Easter egg hunts in Hertfordshire

Here’s what’s on in Hertfordshire this Easter holiday:

Golden Goose at Ashridge House

There have been Golden Goose sightings all around the gardens of Ashridge House and mysterious golden eggs appearing. Can you help track down this mysterious visitor?

Hunt through the historic grounds, between the trees and giant candy creations for these illusive golden eggs that will reveal the Golden Goose’s hiding place. There will be a prize for the young visitors who find it.

Tickets are available to buy on the Ashridge House website.

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

Robin Hill nature park opens its brand new Falconry Centre this Spring. 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 trail at Hever Castle

Visit the childhood home of Anne Boleyn where kids can follow a trail to find things that hatch this Easter. Learn a little about each creature that starts life in an egg and what environment they live in before you find them hiding in the gardens.

The trails opens between 2 and 18 April 2022.

Find out more and print off your trails map in advance on the Hever Castle website.

Easter events in London

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

The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square

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

After a two year break due to COVID, Wintershall are bringing The Passion back home to London on Good Friday, 15 April 2022.

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 as the star in a new adventure storybook set at Tower Bridge. The story will be brought to life with the Tower Bridge Cat Book Trail running from 2 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.

Egg Trail at KidZania

Kids dressed as fire fighters with hoses
Photo credit: KidZania

A new Easter Egg Trail is opening in the mini-city designed for kids in Westfield London.

Families will be tasked to hunt out egg clues around KidZania and find them all to be awarded five kidZos (KidZania currency).

Meanwhile, other activities that see kids role-play real life jobs get a fun Easter twist. Budding fashionistas can enter the fashion world as a designer and bring the spring season to life through their colourful creations, or as a courier challenged with delivering Easter treats on time.

The Easter trail happens between 2 and 18 April 2022.

Find out more and get tickets for KidZania.

Easter at Shrek’s Adventure! London

Children and dragon at Shreks Adventure! London
Photo credit: Shreks Adventure! London

Become ace dragon conservationists and help save them from ‘egg-stinction’ this Easter at Shrek’s Adventure! London.

In new fun-filled activities based around the popular How to Train Your Dragon franchise, visitors will be able to join Vikings Speedifist and Clueless to challenge their senses and discover all there is to know about dragons in order to save the species!

Those brave enough to take part in ‘Egg-stinction Watch’ will experience what dragon food, skin, eggs – and even poo! – feels and smells like.

‘Egg-stinction Watch’ is available from 2 to 24 April 2022 and is included in the standard ticket price.

Find out more and book Shrek’s Adventure! London.

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

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

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 2 to 18 April, 2022. Find out more on the Hampton Court website.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Kew Gardens

Follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar on an enchanting trail through the Gardens this Easter.

Embark on a transformational journey to becoming a beautiful butterfly, based on Eric Carle’s much-loved book, and wind through sculptures of juicy fruits and a cosy chrysalis along the way.

The trial is open from 2 until 18 April 2022.

Find out more on the Kew Garden website.

Easter egg statue trail at Painshill Park

Spot the giant Easter egg states around the grounds of Painshill at Cobham. This event will run from 2 to 24 April 2022.

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:

Egg trails at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

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

Grab a trail sheet and explore these beautiful gardens in Horsham to find egg-citing clues. Find them all and win a prize.

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. 

Non-members must book entry tickets and the trail sheet costs £2.50 per child. This event takes place between 9 and 24 April 2022.

Find out more on the Leondardslee Lakes and Gardens website.

Easter in Warwickshire

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

New Zog Trail 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!

The Castle’s newest attraction, Zogland, also opens on 9 April. 

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 9 April 2022. 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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