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There will be plenty of treats to find in Hampshire this spring, with Easter egg hunts and trails happening across the county for the whole family to egg-splore.

Pack a picnic and venture on an Easter trail in one of Hampshire’s beautifully blooming spring gardens or jump on board a canoe for an egg-hunt with a difference along the Beaulieu River. With two weeks of Easter holidays to enjoy with the children – including the extra-long Easter weekend from 15-18 April 2022 – Easter is the perfect time to enjoy a spring break in Hampshire.

Here is our guide to some of the best Easter egg hunts happening in Hampshire this year.


Canoe Easter Egg Hunt with New Forest Activities, Beaulieu

8 – 18 April 2022

Enjoy a fun-filled Easter paddle along the Beaulieu River in canoes with New Forest Activities, before disembarking for an Easter egg hunt along the riverside with tasty chocolate Easter eggs for everyone taking part.

Find out more about New Forest Activities’ Easter Egg Hunt


Easter Egg Hunts at The National Trust

9 – 24 April 2022

Nature-inspired trails await at The National Trust in Hampshire this spring with Easter adventures taking place at The Vyne, Mottisfont, Hinton Ampner and Winchester City Mill. Follow the trail, discover nature-inspired activities along the way, and explore the beautiful outdoors, all finishing with a chocolate egg at the end.

Find out more about Mottisfont’s Easter trail

Find out more about The Vyne’s Easter trail

Find out more about Hinton Ampner’s Easter trail

Find out more about Winchester City Mill’s Easter trail


Bunny Hop Easter Trail, Winchester

9 – 24 April 2022

Take part in the Winchester Bunny Hop Trail – a free and fun-filled, Easter-themed trail for kids and big kids alike.

Download your Bunny Hop Easter Trail sheet (or collect a copy from the Visitor Information Centre, The Arc or Winchester City Museum), and hop around the beautiful historic streets of Winchester in search for Easter-themed words hidden in easter egg signs displayed in the windows of local businesses across the city, then return your completed trail sheet for an Easter-themed treat.

Find out more about the Winchester Bunny Hop Easter Trail


Highclere’s Easter Egg Trail

16 April 2022

Visit Highclere Castle on Easter Saturday this year to follow a trail of clues through Highclere’s gardens and woodland to win a chocolate Easter Egg.  Children can also bring along their creations to take part in the Easter Bonnet parade, as well as meet some of Highclere’s farm animals.

Find out more about Highclere’s Easter Trail


Easter Trail at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey

1 – 24 April 2022

The Easter bunny will be leaving a quizzical Easter trail around Sir Harold Hillier Gardens this spring, with clues around the gardens for you to follow whilst enjoying the Gardens during one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit.

Find out more about Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Easter Trail


Garden Birds Egg Hunt at Gilbert White’s House

2 – 24 April 2022

Find ten eggs hidden in Gilbert White’s Garden and spot the odd one out to claim a chocolate egg. Learn about our native birds and their nesting habits along the way as you hunt out the eggs.

Find out more about Gilbert White’s House Easter Egg Hunt


Hunt for the Golden Egg at Manor Farm, Bursledon

9 – 24 April 2022

Try your hand at wool crafts in the farmhouse, meet the new-born lambs, join the story time and trail sessions, and hunt for the golden egg at Manor Farm this Easter.

Find out more about Easter at Manor Farm


Easter Holidays at Butser Ancient Farm

9 – 23 April 2022

Butser Ancient Farm will be opening their ancient doors 7 days a week throughout the holidays for a cracking Easter.

Meet the newborn rare-breed baby lambs, go on the hunt for clues to crack the spring-time trail and learn ancient skills with hands-on demonstrations.

Find out more about Easter at Butser Ancient Farm


For even more Easter events and activities see our full guide to Easter in Hampshire.

With the children on their Easter holidays, why not extend your stay and enjoy a short (or longer) break in Hampshire with the family this spring. 

Make your Easter visit to Hampshire a little longer and book to stay in some amazing accommodation. Choose from family hotels, traditional holiday cottages or if the weather is looking good a camping or glamping adventure. See our guide to accommodation in Hampshire.

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