Lead image: Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace
1 Fenton House and Garden Cadbury Egg Hunt, Hampstead
Explore Fenton’s magical walled garden on a hunt with a difference to win a delicious Cadbury chocolate prize. Inspired by Hampstead’s love of dogs and Fenton’s own collection, this quest takes you through a sunken garden, ancient orchard, kitchen garden and along hidden paths. Seek out doggies of all shapes and sizes and find out a thing or two about what makes each breed so special. Fenton’s very own Jack and Mabel may make an appearance too! Available 30 March to 2 April, from 11am to 4:30pm. Hunt tickets £3 and property entrance fee £4 for adults and £2 for children.
Hampstead Grove, Hampstead NW3 6SP; nationaltrust.org.uk
2 Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, Hampton Court Palace
This Easter, take the family back in time and join the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt around the home and gardens of Henry VIII. Go on an Easter egg hunt fit for a royal at Hampton Court Palace, and once you’ve found all the Lindt Gold Bunny figures, pick up your delicious Lindt chocolate treat. Stick around and enjoy the many chocolate themed family events. The Hunt and chocolate events will be running at the palace from 26th March to 15th April. Tickets start at £19.20 for Adults and £9.60 for children.
Hampton Court Palace KT8 9AU; hrp.org.uk
3 Battersea Park Children’s Zoo Easter Egg Search
If you want something other than your run-of-the-mill garden Easter egg hunt, head to Battersea Park Zoo to find the eggs hidden amongst the animal enclosures. Search the capuchin monkeys, donkeys and meerkats for the brightly coloured eggs. If you spot them all, you win a prize. The Hunt runs from 30th March to 2nd April and costs £1.50 to participate on top of the Zoo entrance fee, £9.50 for adults and £7.50 for children.
Battersea Park SW11 4NJ; batterseaparkzoo.co.uk
4 The Royal Mews Easter Egg Hunt, Buckingham Palace
At the Royal Mews, Rex the corgi and the royal horses Majesty and Scout have been up to no good, hiding pictures of themselves amongst the carriages for children to find. During their quest, children will be able to dress up as a footman in specially created livery, learn how to harness a horse, enjoy art activities and find out what it really feels like to ride in a royal carriage, before claiming a delicious Easter egg to take home. Join the fun on Saturday, 31 March, from 11am to 3pm. Tickets start at £11 for adults and £6.40 for children.
Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster SW1W 0QH; royalcollection.org.uk
5 Ealing Broadway Easter Egg Hunt, Ealing
Have your children hop along and enjoy the Easter egg hunt at Ealing Broadway from 10am and 5pm on Good Friday, Saturday 31st March and Easter Monday. There’s no need to complete the quest in one go, come back at any time over the weekend to keep searching! Children will pick up a leaflet and follow clues and bunny paw prints for the missing eggs around the centre and inside shops.
The Broadway, Ealing W5 5JY; ealingbroadwayshopping.co.uk
6 Easter at The Goring Hotel, Westminster
One of the highlights of spending Easter weekend at The Goring is the annual Easter Egg Hunt which takes place on Easter Sunday in the hotel’s beautiful gardens. Having hidden the eggs, The Goring’s very own Easter bunny will be hopping around the garden greeting the children as they search for chocolate treasure. The whole family is encouraged to join the fun and games, including the chance to win a Michelin-starred dinner for two in The Dining Room. The hunt starts at 11 o’clock with Buck’s Fizz served for the adults and hot chocolate for the children, not to mention hot cross buns for all! Tickets are priced at £25 each, or complimentary for guests staying in the hotel.
15 Beeston Place, Westminster SW1W 0JW; thegoring.com
7 Fenwick Egg Hunt, Mayfair
On 31 March, Fenwick of Bond Street will be hosting a day full of Easter activities for little ones. At 1pm and 3pm on the third floor, there will be an Easter egg hunt with some amazing prizes to be won. There will also be face painting at the Mini Edit Boutique and kids can eat free at the Bond Street Kitchen restaurant when you purchase an adult meal. Look out for the Instagram competition to win a Giant Charbonnel Egg too.
63 New Bond Street W1A 3BS; fenwick.co.uk
8 East Village Wizard of Oz Egg Hunt, Stratford
This Easter weekend, head to East Village and join Dorothy and all her friends from Oz in a search for chocolate eggs! On Saturday 31 March, families are invited to East Village E20 from midday for a Free Wizard of Oz Easter egg hunt. Along the way, families can meet Dorothy and her friends including the tin man, lion and scarecrow… but watch out for the wicked witch! The hunt will start at midday on Victory Parade next to Darkhorse Restaurant and will close at 4pm.
Victory Parade E15 2ER; eastvillagelondon.co.uk
9 WWT Giant Easter Duck Hunt, Barnes
Bring your friends and family to the WWT London Wetland Centre and follow the Giant Easter Duck Hunt around the nature reserve to discover the missing ducklings are hiding. You’ll need all your special detective skills to track them. Look up as well as down, our ducks like to perch above you sometimes. They also love splashing around, so they won’t be far from the water. If you find them all, you win a prize! Join the hunt from 30th March to 15th April, 10pm to 5pm. Tickets cost £1 for the hunt in addition to admission, starting at £11.45 for adults and £6.95 for children.
Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT; wwt.org.uk