With blossoming flowers, warmer days and bustling wildlife, Easter is a fantastic time to explore the beautiful British countryside. One of Britain’s best-loved traditions, the Easter Egg Hunt is an excellent way to get the kids to reconnect with nature. Grab a basket and see how many chocolate eggs you can find on these Easter trails.
With so many trails up and down the country, we’ve compiled a guide to the UK’s best Easter egg hunts to explore on your springtime camping trip.
Where: New Forest Activities, Baileys Hard, Baileys Hard Lane, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7YF
When: 4th – 5th April & 10th – 13th April 2020
What: Rising in the charming village of Lyndhurst, the River Beaulieu winds peacefully through the tranquil beauty of the New Forest National Park, Beaulieu River. Hosted by New Forest Activities, the Canoe Easter Egg Hunt is a traditional holiday pastime with a twist.
Hop in a Canadian-style canoe and paddle along the tranquil waters of Beaulieu River, spending time taking in the stunning scenery of the New Forest National Park. Following a two-hour guided tour of the river, hunt for Easter eggs along the riverside before paddling back to base. Everyone involved will receive a delicious chocolate egg – even the grown-ups!
Nearest campsite: Roundhill Campsite (10 minutes*)
Where: Cholderton Charlie’s Farm, Amesbury Road, Cholderton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0EW
When: 4th April – 19th April 2020
What: Located on the outskirts of the cathedral city of Salisbury, Cholderton Charlie’s is a rare breeds farm home to an array of animals such as pigs, rabbits, goats, sheep, ponies, donkeys and more. This family-run farm is also home to play areas, alpaca trekking and a vineyard.
Each year, the farm hosts their Easter Eggstraordinaire, including an Easter egg hunt and an appearance from the Easter Bunny. Pick up a basket and see how many chocolate eggs you can find, meeting some of the beautiful new baby animals, including lambs, piglets, chicks and bunnies.
Nearest campsite: Postern Hill Campsite (30 minutes*)
Where: Dean Heritage Centre, Camp Mill, Soudley, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL14 2UB
When: 8th – 19th April 2020
What: Nestled in the idyllic village of Soudley, close to the Anglo-Welsh border, the Dean Heritage Centre displays the industrial and social history of the Forest of Dean. Set within five acres of serene scenery, the centre is home to an interactive experience exhibiting the local area’s heritage.
Over the Easter period, the centre is hosting an outdoor Easter egg trail, indoor gallery trail and crafts and workshops with a local artist. Explore the tranquil grounds of the Dean Heritage Centre and rummage for chocolate eggs.
Nearest campsite: Bracelands Campsite (21 minutes*)
Where: Foxbury, Blackhill Road, East Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6AQ
When: Good Friday – Easter Monday 2020
What: Covering 150 hectares of dry and wet heathland, ponds and woodland, Foxbury is the National Trust’s ground-breaking restoration project. Located on the edge of the New Forest National Park, Foxbury is lazily grazed on by Belted Galloway cattle and New Forest ponies.
For over ten years, The National Trust have collaborated with Cadbury to bring chocolate Easter eggs to stately homes and historical landmarks across the country. Pick up an Easter hunt sheet and learn all about the nesting birds that live in the New Forest, and how you can help protect them. Try your hand at den building, bushcraft and chainsaw carving.
Nearest campsite: Longbeech Campsite (15 minutes)*
Where: Highland Folk Museum, 12/13 Ardross Street, Inverness, IV3 5NS
When: 1st - 13th April 2020
What: Set in one mile long, 80-acre site, the Highland Folk Museum is an open-air visitor attraction exhibiting the domestic and working conditions of Highlanders throughout history. Located in Newtonmore, in the Cairngorms National Park, the museum uses live actors and restored buildings to bring Highland history to life.
Between the 1st and 13th April, the museum will be hosting their very own Easter Trail, with an array of chocolate and sweets up for grabs!
Nearest campsite: Glenmore Campsite (24 minutes*)
Where: New Forest Wildlife Park, Deerleap Lane, Nr Ashurst, Southampton, SO40 4UH
When: 4th – 19th April 2020
What: Located just 2 miles from our Ashurst campsite, the New Forest Wildlife Park is a woodland park dedicated to conservation and education. The park offers an informative day out for the whole family and a chance to meet friendly animals such as deer, bison, otters, wolves, lynx and more.
This Easter, the wildlife park is hosting an exciting Easter egg trail in the woodland. Join the trail during the Easter half term for a fun-filled quiz - keep an eye out for chocolate eggs hidden around the park!
Nearest campsite: Ashurst Campsite (5 minutes)*
Where: Rockbourne Roman Villa, Rockbourne Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 3PG
When: 9th – 12th April 2020
What: Situated near the historic town of Fordingbridge on the edge of the New Forest, Rockbourne Roman Villa is a fascinating archaeological site and museum. Dating back to the Iron Age, this Roman courtyard villa includes the remains of bathhouses, living quarters, workshops and farm buildings.
Take a trip to Rockbourne over the Easter weekend for a fantastic day-out. Across the site, painted eggs are hidden. Find the eggs, complete the challenges and take home a delicious chocolate egg.
Nearest campsite: Ocknell Campsite (25 minutes*)
Where: RSPB Loch Lomond, High Wards Farm, Gartocharn, West Dunbartonshire, G83 8SB
When: Saturday 11th April 2020
What: Set on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, RSPB Loch Lomond’s mix of woodland and wetland is home to a diverse array of wildlife. The reserve boasts breath-taking views of the shimmering waters of Loch Lomond and the towering peaks of surrounding Munros.
Take the whole family to the reserve on the 11th or 12th April for springtime adventures, nature crafts and Easter egg hunt. Explore paths, search for mini-beasts and take part in a treasure hunt in the woods.
Nearest campsite: Cashel Campsite (18 minutes*)
If you’re looking for more activities for springtime, why not take a walk through one of the UK’s best bluebell walks? Are you still looking for more things to do on your next camping trip? Take a look at some of our favourite things to do near our campsites.
*Drive times are approximate and may change due to traffic conditions.
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