We’re going on an egg hunt…
Wisley RHS Gardens, 19 Mar–10 April
Wisley has teamed up with chocolate makers Lindt for their Easter egg hunts… so you can hop through these gorgeous gardens on the trail of the Lindt Gold Bunny. As you explore, don’t miss the bumper display of daffodils. They’re utterly stunning. And after all that, while the little ones tuck into their choc bunnies, you can sit down in the Wisley cafe and indulge in a traditional marzipan-topped simnel cake or rice crispy cake studded with chocolate eggs, or pick up some fresh Wisley hot cross buns, made by the Taste of Wisley artisan bakery. Nom nom!
Wisley RHS Gardens, Woking, GU23 6QB. Tel: 0845 260 9000. rhs.org.uk
Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre, Sat 19 Mar
Follow the clues around the museum, discover things you may not have seen before, and claim your prize at the end. The Easter Egg Hunt is free, however normal admission to the museum applies (£2 adults, 5-18 yrs £1, under 5s free). There is no need to book, just drop in between 2pm-3.30pm.
Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre, The Old Foundry, 62 West Street, Dorking, RH4 1BS. Tel: 01306 876 591. dorkingmuseum.org.uk
Painshill Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, Sun 27 Mar & Mon 28 Mar
Go on a big adventure around the wondrous 158-acre landscape garden looking for hidden egg shaped clues, that will lead your little ones to a final chocolate treat to take home (if they haven’t scoffed it by the time they get to the carpark!). The cost is included in the normal admission price, and the hunts are on from 10am–4pm on each day.
Painshill, Portsmouth Rd, Cobham KT11 1JE. Tel: painshill.co.uk
National Trust Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts
Unleash your inner explorer and hunt down the clues to claim your Cadbury eggs at hunts at National Trust properties throughout Surrey.
Hatchlands Park, East Clandon: Head out into the 400 acres of park, woodland and gardens to follow the trails, solve the clues and claim your Easter prize. 25-28 March. 11am-4pm. £3 per trail.
Box Hill, near Dorking: Follow the trail into the wild woods, over slippery stump and under bristling bough, to pit your knowledge against the tricksy Easter Bunny. Hunt down the answers, solve the puzzle and claim your Cadbury chocolate prize. There is also egg rolling at 12noon and an Easter bonnet competition at 1.30pm each day. Wellies are recommended. 25-28 March. 10am-2pm. £3 per trail.
Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punch Bowl, Hindhead: Join the Easter family outdoor trail and hunt for the golden eggs. Take in the views before heading back to collect your Cadbury chocolate prize. It can get muddy so pack your wellies. 25-28 March. 10am-2pm. £3 per trail.
Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham: Children turn detective for the hunts here. Mrs Greville and the maharaja have been enjoying a charming picnic in the grounds, but someone is taking bites out of the picnic and even the picnic set! Mrs Greville is charged the children with discovering who’s eating Easter? Follow the egg hunt and find clues at each new crime scene to discover who’s guilty. 25 March – 10 April, 10am – 3pm. £3 per detective.
Leith Hill Place, Dorking: Bunny was humming a tune as he hopped around the lawn at Leith Hill Place, leaving clues. He dropped musical notes and symbols all around the garden. Follow the trail, play your own tune and claim your chocolate prize. No need to book and no need to come into the house except to register for the hunt and to claim your prize. 25-28 March. 11am-4.30pm. Hunts cost £3 per child.
Claremont Landscape Garden, Esher: Clues have been left in the beautiful 18th century landscape gardens for this family-friendly egg hunt. 25-26 March. 10.30am-5pm. Hunt cost is £3 per child.
Holmwood Common, Holmwood: Bunny has been out on the hill and left some questions about what you can see as children follow his trail. As you wander, solve the clues and claim your treat at the end. 26 March. 1-4pm. Cost is £3.
Shalford Mill, Guildford: There are so many secret places at Shalford Mill, and Bunny knows them all. He’s hidden clues for you to find as you follow the trail around the mill, discovering its stori
es as you go. 26-28 March. 11am-4pm. Cost is £3.
Winkworth Aboretum, Godalming: Explore the arboretum, pick up the clues and claim your Easter prize. This is the best time to visit, when many of the shrubs and trees are starting to bloom. 27-28 March. 10am-4pm. Cost is £3.
To find other Cadbury National Trust Easter Egg Hunts go to easter.cadbury.co.uk