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Ready for some chocolate-fuelled fun? To get your Easter off to a cracking start, we’ve rounded up a tasty selection of Easter hunts and trails taking place in Hampshire this spring.

Pack a picnic and follow an Easter trail in one of Hampshire’s beautiful spring gardens or hop on board a canoe for an egg-hunt with a difference along the Beaulieu River.

The eggs-tra long Easter weekend takes place from 29 March – 1 April 2024, and with two weeks of Easter school holidays to enjoy, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a spring break in Hampshire.

Hop to it, but remember that many Easter events need booking in advance, so be sure to check with the venue before you visit.
 

New Forest Activities Canoe Easter Egg Hunt

Canoe Easter Egg Hunt with New Forest Activities

23 March – 12 April 2024

The ultimate Easter eggs-pedition, paddle along the Beaulieu River in a canoe with New Forest Activities and keep those eyes peeled for Easter eggs along the way – the perfect springtime adventure in a beautiful setting.

Find out more about the canoe Easter Egg Hunt with New Forest Activities
 

Winchester Science Centre Easter

Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt at Winchester Science Centre

16 March – 15 April 2024

Winchester Science Centre is delving into European folklore this Easter and the difference between the traditional Easter hare and the modern-day Easter bunny.

There will be an Easter hunt around the science centre exploring the difference between species of bunnies and hares with puzzles to solve and chocolate treats for all.

Find out more about Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt at Winchester Science Centre
 

National Trust Easter trail

Easter Egg Hunts at the National Trust

23 March – 14 April 2024

Easter trails with the National Trust never dis-egg-point and 2024 promises to be as marvellous as ever. At The Vyne near Basingstoke, children will work up an appetite with the athletics-themed trail, experience all the fun of a spring fete with the energetic Easter trail at Mottisfont, and at Hinton Ampner the action continues with challenges and activities suitable for the whole family – all with chocolate egg rewards.

Find out more about the Mottisfont Easter Egg Hunt

Find out more about The Vyne Easter Egg Hunt

Find out more about Hinton Ampner Easter Egg Hunt
 

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Easter Trail

An Egg-cellent Spring at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

16 March – 14 April 2024

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens look gorgeous in the spring and the whole family is sure to enjoy the self-guided Easter trail through the blossoming flowers.

Find out more about an Egg-cellent Spring at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens


Highclere’s Easter Egg Trail

6 April 2024

Get on Down-to(n) Highclere Castle on Saturday 6 April for the annual Easter trail through its impressive gardens and woodland with clues to be collected by children taking part and a chocolate Easter egg reward at the end.

Easter festivities continue throughout the day with a participatory Easter bonnet parade and the chance to meet some of the estate’s farm animals.

Find out more about Highclere’s Easter Trail
 

Easter at West Green House

Easter weekend at West Green House

29 March – 1 April 2024

Eggs-plore West Green House this springtime and follow the Easter Bunny trail through the blossom-filled 10-acre spring garden. Children will receive a traditional Easter treat at the end of their adventure and they will also be able to visit the petting zoo.

Find out more about Easter at West Green House
 

Whitchurch Silk Mill Spring

Easter Egg hunt at Whitchurch Silk Mill

10 April 2024

Hop down to Whitchurch Silk Mill on 10 April and join in the search for chocolate eggs in the Mill grounds.  Each child will be given a bag and sheet to collect 15 chocolates from different locations around the grounds.

Find out more about Easter at Whitchurch Silk Mill

Stansted Park

Easter at Stansted Park

31 March – 14 April 2024

Visit Stansted Park this Easter holidays and hunt for the 12 Easter eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny. Discover more about the Earls of Bessborough as you search the beautiful State Rooms and extensive Servants Quarters. 

The Stansted Yew Maze and Light Railway will also be open during the Easter Holidays. 

Find out more about Easter at Stansted Park

Record-breaking Birds Egg Hunt at Gilbert White's House and Gardens

23 March – 14 April 2024

Learn about ecology like Gilbert White himself. Young ornithologists can hunt for ten eggs hidden in Gilbert White's Garden and match the birds named on the eggs with the amazing facts given. Match all 10 and claim a chocolate egg!

Find out more about the Record-breaking Birds Egg Hunt at Gilbert White's House and Gardens

Easter Bunny Train at The Watercress Line

29 March – 1 April 2024

A brand new event is arriving at the Watercress Line this Easter. Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy Easter themed activities across the railway, including Easter themed sing-a-longs on the trains, Easter activities, and an Easter egg spotter trail.

Find out more about the Easter Bunny Train at The Watercress Line

The Great Big Golden Egg Hunt at Longdown Activity Farm

29 March – 1 April 2024

Join the new chicks and bunnies at Longdown Activity Farm this Easter and take part in the 
Longdown Golden Egg Hunt with nineteen golden eggs to find every day, plus one very special platinum egg and prizes for those who find them. 

Find out more about the Great Big Golden Egg Hunt at Longdown Activity Farm

Easter Activity Trail at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre

31 March 2024

Join Avon Tyrell Outdoor Centre for an action-packed on Easter Sunday with activities including climbing, archery, outdoor crafts, face painting, and Easter treats. 

Find out more about the Easter Activity Trail at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre

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.

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Canoe Easter Egg Hunt with New Forest Activities
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Canoe Easter Egg Hunt with New Forest Activities

Looking for Easter Activities for the whole family? Enjoy a fun-filled guided paddle with New Forest Activities, along the Beaulieu River in stable 'Canadian style' canoes. Spend time taking in the stunning scenery of the river before disembarking for an Easter egg hunt with a twist! Leave no leaf unturned as your little ones hunt for those hidden chocolate eggs along the riverside. Then, you'll enjoy another beautiful scenic paddle back to base. All participants will receive a delicious chocolate egg (even the grown-ups too!) Great for all ages, all equipment provided.

Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt at Winchester Science Centre
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Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt at Winchester Science Centre

Our Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt is back! But don’t expect to be on the hunt for brightly coloured eggs!

Easter Egg Hunt at The Vyne
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Easter Egg Hunt at The Vyne

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventure at The Vyne on an Easter trail. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. The trail takes place between 23 March and 14 April from 10am to 4pm, with last entry at 3pm, so come along and explore the beautiful gardens of The Vyne. Prices are £3 per trail which includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and dairy or vegan ad Free From* chocolate egg. *Suitable for people with milk, egg, gluten, peanut and tree nut allergies.

Easter Adventures at Hinton Ampner and Garden
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Easter Egg Hunt at Hinton Ampner

Go wild for Hinton Ampner's Easter Trail as you don your bunny ears and take on the challenges the Easter bunny has left behind. A chocolate prize awaits for the best hopping, bouncing bunnies!

Easter Egg Trail at Highclere Castle
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Highclere Castle

On Easter Saturday, Highclere Castle is hosting its special Easter egg trail in its impressive gardens and woodland with clues to be collected by children taking part and a chocolate Easter egg reward at the end.

Easter Egg Hunt at Whitchurch Silk Mill
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Whitchurch Silk Mill

To mark the start of the Easter holidays, we will be opening on 10th April for our Easter Egg hunt. Explore the Mill grounds in search of the missing chocolates left by the Easter bunny!

Easter at West Green House Gardens
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Easter at West Green House Gardens

Eggs-plore West Green House this springtime and follow the Easter Bunny trail through the blossom-filled 10-acre spring garden. Children will receive a traditional Easter treat at the end of their adventure and they will also be able to visit the petting zoo.

An Egg-cellent Spring at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
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Family Spring Garden Explorer at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens look gorgeous in the spring and the whole family is sure to enjoy the self-guided Easter trail through the blossoming flowers.

Easter at Stansted Park
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Easter at Stansted Park

Visit Stansted Park this Easter and enjoy a fun filled family day out, with children visiting Stansted House for free over the holidays.

Record-breaking Birds Egg Hunt at Gilbert White's House and Gardens
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Record-breaking Birds Egg Hunt at Gilbert White's House and Gardens

There are some brilliant birds in the world and on this year's egg hunt you will find out all about them! Hunt for ten eggs hidden in Gilbert White's Garden and match the birds named on the eggs with the amazing facts given. Match all 10 and claim a chocolate egg!

Easter Egg Hunt at Mottisfont
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Easter Egg Hunt at Mottisfont

With all the feel of a classic village fete, Mottisfont’s Easter Egg Hunt is packed with traditional springtime activities, set in these glorious stream-fed gardens. Look out for egg rolling, bean bag throwing and other energetic outdoor games, plus spring-themed crafts including daffodil pinwheel-making. The trail weaves through the walled kitchen garden, across grassy paddocks and by a sparkling chalk stream where bridges provide the perfect spot for a game of Pooh Sticks. You’ll find a spring ‘art gallery’ too, where kids can display their drawings for everyone to enjoy. There’s plenty of space and seating for spring picnics, plus delicious ice cream varieties from local makers Jude’s.

Easter Bunny Train at The Watercress Line
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Easter Bunny Train at The Watercress Line

Enjoy this brand new event this Easter at The Watercress Line! Come and meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy Easter themed activities across the railway.

The Great Big Golden Egg Hunt at Longdown Activity Farm
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Easter at Longdown Activity Farm

What better place to celebrate Easter than at Longdown Activity Farm, surrounded by chicks and Easter bunnies? The popular Longdown Golden Egg Hunt is back with nineteen golden eggs to find every day, PLUS one very special platinum egg! There's no clues, and they are VERY hard to find.

Easter Activity Trail at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre
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Easter Activity Trail at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre

Our Easter Activity Trail is back for 2024! Join us on 31st March for just £10 per participating child with non-participating adults going free!