Top 10 Easter Egg Hunts in London 2012

1. The Big Egg Hunt, around London
Join thousands of Londoners on a search across 12 egg zones across the capital, to uncover 200 of the designer eggs that stand 2.5 feet tall. There’s a chance to discover the Fabergé Diamond Jubilee Egg and also to bid for one of the eggs in a Sotheby’s auction. Daily, FREE (until Apr 9)

2. Easter Fun at Battersea Park Zoo, Queenstown Rd, Battersea SW11 (Battersea Park rail)
Buy a quiz sheet to follow clues to where the animals around the zoo are guarding Easter eggs. It’s all part of the Easter activities including special days for rabbits and chicks too. 10am-5.30pm, adult £7.95/child £6.50/under 2s FREE + £1.50 quiz sheet (Mar 31-Apr 8)

3. Mayan Chocolate Adventure at Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB (Kew Gardens tube)
Discover the secret of ancient Mayan chocolate on this exciting holiday trail with Mayan face painting, crafts, crayon rubbings of Mayan symbols to collect and of course Kew’s annual egg hunt on Easter Sunday. adult £13.90/under 17s FREE (Mar 31-Apr 15)

4. Eggsellent Easter at London Eye, South Bank, SE1 (Waterloo tube)
5 giant white eggs are waiting to be decorated with stickers by visitors to South Bank and the London Eye landscape. There’s also free (with child tickets) family crafting and a chance for eggsellent views across London. 10am-9pm, adult £17-£35/child half-price/under 4s FREE (Mar 31-Apr 15)

5. Nature Explorers: Easter Egg-Layers at Horniman Museum, 100 London Rd, Forest Hill, SE23 (Forest Hill overground)
Find out which animals are layers in an egg-citing exploration of museum specimens and then look for Easter eggs hidden about the garden. 11.30am-12.30pm (museum hours 10.30am-5.30pm), child £2/adult FREE (Apr 3-12)

6. Cadbury Easter Egg Trails at National Trust properties, nationwide
Scout for chocolate while you explore amazing scenery and grounds at one of 250 historic National Trust properties. You’ll find full details of Cadbury’s sponsored egg hunts over Easter on the web site including Sutton House (Hackney), Fenton House (Hampstead Grove), Morden Hall Park , Ham House & Garden, Osterley Park & House, Claremont Landscape Garden and more. Varying times, dates and prices.

7. Lindt Easter Bunny Hunt at Potter’s Fields, Tooley St, Tower Bridge Rd, SE1 (London Bridge tube)
Join the Jubilee celebrations of the Lindt Gold Bunny at this family day out with crafts, face painting and a search for delicious chocolate. 10am-4pm, FREE (Apr 5-7)

8. Easter Hop and Hunt at Duke of York Square, King’s Rd, SW3 (Sloane Square tube)
Find all 10 clues hidden around the square to bag a chocolate egg with fantastic prizes for the child who discovers the egg containing the Golden Ticket. Plus photo ops with the Easter Bunny, gold balloons to take home and more. All day, FREE (Apr 7)

9. The Great Egg Roll at Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, N6 (Archway tube)
Hugely popular Easter Sunday event with egg decorating, treasure hunt and of course the Great Egg Roll competition. First come, first served (max 100). 11am-1pm, £6 (Apr 8)

10. Hallelujah for Easter at Handel House Museum, 25 Brook St, W1 (Bond St tube)
There will be live harpsichord playing Handel throughout the day along with a chocolate trail with yummy eggs to collect. 12-6pm, adult £6/child FREE (Apr 8)

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  1. says

    i am in london next week so thank you posting about these events. i am going make sure to go to one of the events with my daughter and nephew

  2. Uju says

    Ooh that’s exciting, how long are you around for? I’ll be posting up an Easter holiday guide as well as a Calendar of Events for April, so do check back x

  3. says

    Don’t forget the Easter Egg hunt on London’s award winning steam railway! Children can search around the full size railway as they travel, and when they have found all the eggs the Easter bunny has left, they get a chocolate egg of their very own! Details and booking at, easily accessible from Underground Central Line, Zone 6, Epping.

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