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Top 5 Easter Egg Hunts

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Easter wouldn’t be Easter without hot cross buns and Easter Egg Hunts. With this in mind we’ve rounded up the best of the UKs Easter Egg hunts- perfect for all the family.

Cadbury and The National Trust

The National Trust and National Trust for Scotland have teamed up with Cadburys for the sixth year running for their ever popular Easter Egg Trails. Families are invited to follow the clues, answer the questions and complete the challenges to find the prizes. The fun doesn’t end there though; there are traditional games and activities for all the family including face painting, egg and spoon races and an egg shy. There are around 250 National Trust locations taking part in the Easter weekend activities, find your nearest trail at www.eastereggtrail.com 

The Lindt Big Egg Hunt

Touted as the UK’s biggest Easter Egg Hunt, the Big Egg Hunt has been taking place in cities throughout the country over the last month. The 101 giant Easter Eggs have made an appearance in Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester. The hunt will be returning to Covent Garden for the final leg from Friday 22nd March to Monday 1st April. The beautifully decorated eggs are also being auctioned off in aid of Action for Children. Find out more about the event and auction at www.thebigegghunt.co.uk 

English Heritage Family Fun Trails

Many English Heritage sites will be getting into the Easter spirit with Easter Family Fun Trails. Visitors are invited to crack the clues and find the missing eggs in the grounds and gardens of the heritage sites; egg hunters will be rewarded with an Easter Prize at the end of the hunt. Face-painting, egg racing and Easter bonnet making will also be available at selected locations over the Easter weekend. Find out more about English Heritage Easter events near you at www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/easter2013/

The Great Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt

The Great Peter Rabbit Egg Hunt, hosted by The World of Beatrick Potter, is the North of England’s biggest Easter egg hunt spanning 2,600 square miles.  From Thursday 4th April families can join in the search for 50 limited editions ceramic Easter eggs hidden around the water across the Lake District. This years’ event is raising awareness and money for WaterAid with participants asked to give a minimum donation of £2 to the charity.  Prizes for the lucky winners include a week for 6 in a luxury holiday apartment and family days out. The hunt ends when all eggs are found.  Find out more at www.hop-skip-jump.com/egg-hunt

Kew Gardens’ Easter Egg Hunt

Explore the beautiful botanical gardens and collect the hidden tokens to claim your chocolately prize. Visitors are also invited to find out about history of chocolate in the chocolate themed family trail around the gardens. Children under 17 go free, find out more at kew.org

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