Easter egg hunts for kids

Here is our list of the top 10 organised Easter Egg Hunts in the UK.

Easter Egg Hunts 2012 UK

1. Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt – Cumbria

Thursday 5th April 10am, Free
To celebrate Peter Rabbit’s 110th birthday, 110 ceramic eggs have been hidden across the Cumbrian countryside. Finding an egg will get you free entry to the World of Beatrix Potter and 10 will come with the chance to win a family holiday in the Lake District.

Address: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, The Lake District, LA23 3BX, United Kingdom
Website: Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt

2. Newquay’s Easter Egg Hunt – Towan Beach

Easter Sunday (Sunday 8th April) 1pm. Free
Egg hunt along the sand and among rock pools. Sand castle and sculpture competitions for the kids (and big kids) to let out their creative side.

Address: Towan Beach, Newquay
Website: Visit Newquay

3. Dolaucothi Gold Mines – Wales

Good Friday 12pm – 4pm. Standard Entry Fees
Egg hunt at the beautiful ancient gold mines in Carmarthenshire. Children can also try their hand at gold panning and keep anything they find!

Address: Pumsaint, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, SA19 8US
Website: Dolaucothi Gold Mines

4. Paxton House Egg Hunt – Scotland

Easter Sunday 11am – 4pm. Adults £5, Children £2, Family £13
With 1000 eggs to be found, there’s plenty hunting to be had at the lovely Berwick on Tweed estate. There will also be the 14th Great Border egg roll and lots of fun activities including mask making and egg decorating.

Address: Paxton House, Berwick upon Tweed,TD15 1SZ
Website: Paxton House

5. Annual Birdworld Easter Egg Hunt – Surrey

Tues 19th April 11am-4pm. Adults £14.95, Children 11.95
Great Easter egg hunt that will take your family all around the park. There will also be plenty of crafts activity, face painting, bouncy castle and more.
Address: Birdworld, Holt Pound, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LD, UK
Website: Bird World

6. Pandas and Bonnets, Edinburgh Zoo

April 4th – 9th, 11am – 3pm. Adults £15.50, Children £11.
The Zoo’s panda mascots will be hosting a Panda Easter Egg Hunt in honour of the Zoo’s new Giant Pandas. There will also be egg decorating workshops, Easter bonnet and card making and plenty of other arts and crafts for kids.

Address: The Royal Zoologicial Society of Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS.
Website: Edinburgh Zoo

7. Battersea Park Zoo Easter Egg Hunt, London

9th – 24th, April 10am – 5.30pm. £1.50 on top of standard entry fees
An egg hunt amongst the animal houses with a quiz sheet giving clues to find those chocolate prizes! A special day where children can help feed the rabbits will be held on Tuesday 10th.

Address: The Zoo entrance is at Chelsea Gate on Queenstown Road, Battersea Park, Battersea. We are near the Peace Pagoda close to the river
Website: Battersea Park Zoo

8. Easter fun at Cardiff Castle, Wales

April 7th, 11am – 4pm, standard entry fees
Easter themed fun with egg rolling and decorating.
Address: Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 3RB, Wales
Website: Cardiff Castle

9. Gulliver’s Grand Easter Egg Hunt – Matlock

Easter weekend, 10.30am – 5pm. Adults and children £14.95
An Easter egg hunt and lots of different fun craft activities. Wearing a homemade Easter bonnet will get you £1 off the entry fee and qualify you for the Easter bonnet parade, with prizes to be won.
Address: Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3PG
Website: Guillivers Fun

10. Kew Gardens’ Easter egg hunt, London

Easter Sunday, 9am – 1pm. Adults £13.90, Children free
Easter egg hunt around the gardens with fun characters to help you along the way. Other activities include face-painting, chocolate making and storytelling
Address: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
Website: Kew Gardens

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+Ruth O’Brien

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