12 Easter Egg Hunts to enjoy with your children

If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a good surprise… okay, so they won’t likely encounter any teddy bears, but your kids are sure to get a surprise when they go Easter egg hunting. So take a pick from the dozen Easter Egg hunts below and set them on their way!

ENGLAND

Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt CumbriaThe Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt is one of the biggest egg hunts in the UK, brought to you by Beatrix Potter’s publisher Frederick Warne, Cumbria Tourism and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. What you’re searching for is 100 ceramic eggs, which can be found all over Cumbria – at beaches, lakes and even villages. Prizes include a break for a family of four at the charming Low Wood Hotel and a 100th anniversary edition of The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes (this is for everyone who finds an egg).The hunt begins on 21st April and doesn’t finish till the last egg is found. Ready, steady, go!
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If your kids love the Easter Bunny, let them meet him at Sacrewell Farm in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. The Big Bunny Hunt returns for another year on the Easter Bunny’s return. Kids can trail around for eggs and get to meet the Sacrewell Easter Bunny in person to receive their chocolate gift. The extravaganza ends on 25th April. Children’s admission is £3.00 whilst accompanying adults go for only £1.50.
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The O2 in Greenwich, London is organising an Easter Dino Egg hunt from 22nd-25th April, for a unique and prehistoric twist to Easter. Children 14 and under will complete the trail at Dinosaurs Unleashed, finding the Dino egg letters around the exhibition which will spell out a featured dinosaur from the show. When they have spelled the mystery dinosaur, they can claim their prize. Admission fees apply (click for admission prices and a review of Dinosaurs Unleashed).
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SCOTLAND

Traquair Scotland Easter Egg Hunt

Traquair, Scotland’s oldest inhabited house, is inviting kids to an Eggstravaganza on 24th April. There will be an egg hunt trail in the mazes where hundreds of eggs are hidden, as well as other children’s activities and workshops. Lots of prizes are to be won so make sure you’re there!
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An Easter Extravaganza is taking place at Paxton House, in Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Here, children can go on an Easter Egg hunt and enjoy an adventure park area, as well as taking part in an egg decorating competition. This exciting day is on Easter Sunday.
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The Moirlanich Longhouse in Stirling, near Killin, has a three hour long Easter Egg trail on Easter Sunday from 2-5pmso while the kids are searching for eggs, you can take a look around the cottage and get an insight of what 19th century village life was like in Scotland. Car parking is free, the trail cost is £2.00 and the entry price for adults is £3.00 (children’s entry fees are £2.50).
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WALES

The Cantref Adventure Farm invites you to join in on their Easter fun by organising an Easter Egg hunt in the style of a treasure hunt over the Easter Weekend. The cost of the hunt is included in the entry price (£8.00 for children and adults) and each child in the Easter Egg hunt wins a prize.
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Llanberis Lake Railway Easter Egg HuntFrom 22nd-26th April, the White Rabbit will be at Llanberis Lake Railway once again for the annual Easter Egg hunt. The railway will be operating special trains for the hunt, where eggs are hidden in and around the stations. Just like the Cantref Adventure Farm, all children win a prize at the end. This is the perfect day for families on their Easter holidays, so all you tired mums and dads can take off work and treat yourself and the kids to a fun-filled day.
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The Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran has a different sort of Easter Egg hunt than the ones mentioned above. On this trail, children look for hidden eggs and when they are all found, they can be exchanged for real chocolate eggs at the Visitor Centre. The trail price is £2 per child everyday between the 22nd and 25th April, 10am-4pm.
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IRELAND

Ashford Castle Easter Egg Hunt county Mayo IrelandAshford Castle in Co. Mayo is offering a full itinerary of activities from April to 1st May for a great break. Families can come to the castle to learn and to play. There are cooking lessons, an afternoon of art and Easter movie evenings, and even an egg hunt in the forest for the whole family to take part in. The package is priced at 50€ and this stunning castle has been named the best resort in Ireland – not to be missed.
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The Belvedere Gardens in Co. Westmeath has a thousand eggs hidden on its estate and it’s up to your kids to find them. Children under 5 will go to the right of The Jealous Wall in Cherry Valley and those between 5 and 10 will search at Lakeside to the right of Lakeside Arena. The hunts take place on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday at 12 o’clock sharp, so don’t be late!  4.75€ for children.
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The Glendeer Pet Farm’s Easter Egg hunts in Co. Roscommon takes place throughout the Easter weekend, and you can come at any time you like. The Easter eggs, scattered by the Easter Bunny, can be found in all the surrounding fields. There are hundreds of them, so bring a basket!
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  1. Kathy Brown April 19, 2011

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