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Last Minute Plans: Children’s Easter Egg Hunts In London

Still got blank pages in the diary for the Easter bank holiday and looking to entertain the kids? Here are eight egg hunts running this Easter that the children will love, as collated by Barratt London

Photo: Hampton Court Palace

1 Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Hampton Court Palace, Molesey

Use the trail map to explore the palace gardens and hunt down the Lindt gold bunny statues hiding there. Along the way, children will learn about the fascinating people who lived and worked at Hampton Court Palace. With each bunny found, a new tale will be revealed. At the end of the trail, children can collect a Lindt gold bunny reward. Designed for children aged 4-12 years-old, and should take  around 1.5 hours to complete. Booking in advance is advised and under 5s go free.
Dates: April 2-18; 10am-6pm
Tickets: From £26.10/£13 adult/child
Address: Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU
Website: hrp.org.uk

2 Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt at Kensington Palace

The Lindt gold bunny hunt is also taking place at Kensington Palace, and this one is also for children aged 4-12 years old. In the same fashion as the hunt at Hampton Court Palace, children will follow the trail map to find gold Lindt bunnies hidden along the way. Each bunny will tell a tale of fascinating characters who lived and worked at the palace. Upon completing the trail, a gold Lindt bunny can be redeemed. Booking in advance is advised.
Dates: April 13-17; 10am-6pm
Tickets: £10/£20 adults/children
Address: Kensington Gardens, W8 4PX
Website: hrp.org.uk

3 Dear Zoo at ZSL London Zoo, The Regent’s Park

Step inside the much-loved classic storybook ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell. Embark on an interactive activity trail, enjoy lively story-time sessions, and learn all about the fantastic animals the zoo has to offer. Entry to the ‘Dear Zoo’ exhibition is included in the price of a zoo ticket.
Dates: April 2-18; 11am-12.30pm; 2.30pm-4.30pm (30-minute run time)
Tickets: From £26.50/£17.25 adult/child
Address: Outer Circle, The Regent’s Park NW1 4RY
Website: zsl.org

4 Lost and found at the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden

As part of this year’s Easter activities, London Transport Museum invites you to enter the weird and wonderful world of London’s Transport property office. Since the office opened in 1933, it has become home to 15 million objects, from everyday items to much more unusual ones. This Easter, visitors will be able to follow a trail around the museum to discover lost items from London’s tubes, trains, and buses. On selected dates, children’s authors Emily Rand and Kate Wilkinson will be at the museum reading from their books inspired by the lost item
Dates: April 2-18; 10am-6pm
Tickets: Annual adult passes start from £18.50/children go free
Address: The Piazza, Covent Garden WC2E 7BB
Website: ltmuseum.co.uk

5 Easter Egg Hunt at Morden Hall Park, Morden

The National Trust’s Morden Hall Park in southwest London, is hosting an Easter egg hunt trail for those families who want to explore nature at the same time. Tickets includes a map, pencil, and chocolate egg upon completion. No booking required, and it’s recommended to dress for the great outdoors to keep you warm and dry.
Dates: April 12 & 18; 10am-4pm
Tickets: £3
Address: Morden Hall Road, Morden SM4 5JD
Website: nationaltrust.org.uk

6 Easter Adventure at Marble Hill House, Twickenham

Marble Hill House is running an adventure quest this Easter where you can explore the grounds to hunt for clues and discover traditional Easter games like the egg and spoon race and egg rolling. If you are lucky enough to discover the Easter eggs, you will win a reward of a chocolate treat and certificate at the end. This one’s great if you want a little history lesson along side your chocolate.
Dates: April 15-18; 10am-5pm
Tickets: £1.50 
Address: Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2NL
Website: english-heritage.org.uk

7 Easter trail at Chelsea Physic Garden, Chelsea

The Chelsea Physic Garden will hold an Easter rail around their beautiful gardens on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday. The trail will follow their four-acre gardens, where you will learn about the world of plants. At the end, a prize will be received for all trail entries.
Dates: April 15, 17,18; 11am-5pm
Tickets: £5 + admission
Address: 66 Royal Hospital Road SW3 4HS
Website: chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk

8 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Trail at Kew Gardens

Based on the much-loved story by Eric Carle, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, take part in a beautiful trail through Kew Gardens this Easter. Make your way through sculptures whilst learning fascinating facts about nature and plants. The Easter Trail is included in the admission price to Kew Gardens and will run all day.
Dates: April 2-18; 10am-4.30pm
Tickets: From £16.50/ £5.50 adult/child
Address: Kew, Richmond TW9 3AE
Website: kew.org

 

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