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The Best Easter Egg Hunts for Family Fun!

By Kal Di Paola on Apr 02 2015

Cadbury’s have teamed up with The National Trust to offer exciting easter fun in venues ranging from spring woodlands and craggy coastlines to historic houses and enchanting castles. There are 250 Easter Egg Hunt's to choose from but here are six of our favourites!

Shaun the Sheep at Kew Gardens
There will be lots of fun family activities running throughout the festival, from Welly Wanging in the Madcap Meadow to collecting stamps along Timmy’s Springtime Trail. You'll also get to meet some real life Shauns, sheep will be visiting form their sister Garden at Wakehurst. Events run from 28 Mar - 12 Apr and there will be an Easter egg hunt on Sunday 5th April. Adults pay £15 kids are free.

Easter at Waddesdon Estate
Waddesdon Estate is a magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 19th-century French chateau. Enjoy the Victorian style gardens, ornate fountains and statuary, rare and exotic birds housed in the rococo style Aviary found in the heart of the gardens. Kids can explore the woodland playground which winds through the trees, making use of the natural environment to create a magical area to play. Entry to house and gardens charges apply as normal. From Fri 3rd April- Mon 6 there will be additional Easter detective trails around the gardens. (£3)

Easter Egg hunt at the Cutty Sark
Join in the Easter Egg hunt at Cutty Sark and you could win a family ticket to Camp Bestival but don’t worry if you don’t win, all participants
get a free Easter treat at the Even Keel Cafe. Designed like a treasure trail, the Cutty Sark egg hunt tasks children - and adults - with finding eggs hidden around the ship. In addition, children aged 7 to 11 can book in for Cutty Sark’s first ever sleepover this Easter! They can enjoy games and storytelling, learn how to hoist the flags and find out about the stars over the ship with a Royal Observatory astronomer.

Easter at Ham House
Ham House is one of the grandest Stuart houses in England. This 17th-century house sits on the banks of the River Thames in Richmond, the open and formal restored 17th-century gardens surround the house. It includes a productive kitchen garden containing many heritage crops, the maze-like ‘Wilderness’, complete with summerhouses, and many beautiful spots perfect for a picnic. The Easter egg trail is available from
3rd-6th April 10-4.30pm and costs £.3

Easter at Eaton Hall Gardens
Eaton Hall is open to the public four times a year in order to raise funds for local charities. Refreshments and light bites are available to purchase and all proceeds go to the chosen charities. Picnics are also welcome. Families will be entertained by the Squadron band and drill demonstrations, carriage museum, archery, the Original Panama Jazz Band, falconry displays, duck herding displays, Easter egg trail. Adults £7, children £2, family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £16. Parking from 10 am, last entry 4.30 pm.

Easter at Bodiam Castle
With windows where arrows were once fired, a tower that was once a look-out, and ruins that were once walked along by knights, Bodian is a castle kids will love, the egg hunt takes place in the historic landscape, spiral staircases, battlements and portcullis. And if you want to defend the castle from any bad eggs, Heathcliffs Heroics are on site to give you archery lessons. Family entry is around £19.50

Check out the full list of 250 Easter Egg Hunts to find one near you. Happy Egg Hunting!