Looking for a fun-filled Easter egg hunt near London? Look no further! We’ve rounded up the 20 best Easter activities for families to enjoy during half term, from traditional egg trails and egg rolling events to workshops and storytelling.
Whether you’re looking for a day out in the park, a trip to the farm, or you’re planning to organise an easter egg hunt at home, we’ve got you covered. So grab your baskets, put on your bunny ears, and let’s hunt for some eggs and follow some trails together!
How much does Easter Egg Hunts cost?
The most common price range is between £1 and £5 per person to take part in a traditional egg hunt or trail, which usually includes a small reward in the form of a chocolate egg. These events typically do not include the cost of admission when it comes to premium attractions such as the London Zoo and Hampton Court Palace. However, you can also find affordable stand-alone easter events such as at Mudchute Farm, which charge from £1 per child.
Free easter egg hunts and trails for kids in London
There are several free Easter activities for kids in London. Many of the city’s farms and parks host free Easter egg activities for children and families. For example, Spitalfield Farm in East London hosts several sessions that are free to attend. Other free events include those hosted by community organisations and churches, such as St Bride’s Church.
Many of London’s most prominent museums also offer Easter egg events at no cost. For example, the Natural History Museum hosts an event called “Easter Family Fun: Be a Palaeontologist. These free drop-in events are great options for families looking for budget-friendly Easter activities.
While Easter events in London can be pricey, there are plenty of options for families on a budget, including free events at city farms, community organisations, and museums.
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1. Mudchute Farm – Easter Treasure Hunt
📅Date: April 3-14, Mondays to Fridays only
📍Address: Pier St, E14 3HP
Head to Isle of Dogs and enjoy some Easter animal fun at London’s largest city farm. Mudchute Farm is organising several activities for kids during Easter including Animal petting (£3), Arts and crafts (£2.50), an Easter treasure hunt (£1) and Donkey rides (£4). In addition to this, you can enjoy all the animals completely for free. Check out our review to find out more about all the amazing animals you can find at the Mudchute Farm.
2. Spitalfields City Farm- Free Easter Fun
📅Date: April 4-14
🎫Price: Free (donations welcome)
📍Address: Buxton St, E1 5AR
Spitalfields Farm in East London is organising several free events for kids this Easter, including:
- Farm 2 Fork
- Farm Tour
- Art in Nature Printmaking Workshop
- Animal Encounter
- Making Seed Balls
While many of the activities are drop-in sessions, some require booking in advance. In addition to this, you can, of course, see all the awesome animals for free.
3. St Bride’s Church – Egg Rolling
📅Date: April 9
📍Address: Fleet St, London EC4Y 8AU, United Kingdom
Central Londoners in for an early rise can enjoy the Dawn Choral Service at St Bride’s Church Fleet Street, followed by the traditional egg rolling event taking place just outside of the church. Note that the service is starting at 6:00 AM!
“The Verger then leads us in procession out on to Fleet Street for egg-rolling which symbolises both new life and the rolling of the stone from Christ’s tomb. A suitably chocolate-y prize is awarded for the furthest rolled egg. Don’t forget to bring your hard-boiled (decorated) eggs!”
4. London Zoo – Egg Trail
📅Dates: April 1-16
🎫Price: Included with zoo admission (adults from £30, children from £21.75, free for under 3s)
📍Address: Regent’s Park, Outer Cir, London NW1 4RY
The Zoonormous Egg Hunt at London Zoo is a fun and exciting way to explore the zoo with your family. Search for special Easter eggs hidden throughout the zoo, and collect clues to help you find a secret golden egg. You’ll learn about all the amazing egg-laying creatures at the zoo, including birds, reptiles, fish, and butterflies. The trail is included with zoo admission, and children under 3 and ZSL members enter the zoo for free.
5. Hampton Court Palace – Easter Trail
📅Dates: April 1-16
🎫Price: Incl. with admission (adults from £26.30, children from £13.10, under 5s and Historic Royal Palaces members go free)
📍Address: Hampton Court Way, East Molesey, KT8 9AU
Hampton Court Palace is one of the most iconic landmarks in London, and this Easter it’s hosting a fun family event. Join this year’s easter trail by following the bunny statues hidden throughout the 60 acres of gardens, and receive a prize of Lindt gold bunnies when you reach the end. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Palace’s most famous residents, including Henry VIII and William and Mary. Admission to the hunt is included in the price of admission, and under 5s and Historic Royal Palaces members go free.
6. Chelsea Physic Garden – Free Easter Trail for under 5s
📅Dates: 11am-4pm, April 7, 9 and 10
🎫Price: £5, plus admission (adults £14.50, children £5, kids under 5 go free)
📍Address:: 66 Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4HS
The Chelsea Physic Garden was founded over 350 years ago to grow plants for medicine, and today it’s a beautiful botanical garden. This Easter, take a self-led trail around the four-acre garden and become a “Planet Hero” by answering questions about the Earth and how to preserve it for at least another 350 years. Each “Planet Hero” will receive a prize or chocolate treat from ethical craft chocolate supplier Cocoa Runners. Admission is £5, plus admission to the garden.
7. Ham House – Easter Games
📅Dates: 10am-4.30pm, April 1-16
🎫Price: £3, plus admission (adults £14, children £7, free for National Trust members)
📍Address: Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 7RS
Step back in time to the 17th century at Ham House, a Jacobean mansion set in formal gardens on the banks of the Thames at Richmond. Follow in the footsteps of Restoration-era bigwig Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale, around 10 themed stations set in the garden’s Wilderness, formal lawns, kitchen garden, courtyard and north terrace. Traditional games such as hoopla and wheelbarrow races are also on offer, and children can receive a chocolate egg as a reward. Admission to the event is £3, plus admission to the house and gardens.
8. WWT London Wetland Centre – Egg Hunt
📅Dates: April 1-17
🎫Price: £1, plus admission (adults £15.50, children £9.50, kids under 4 go free)
📍Address: Queen Elizabeth Walk, SW13 9WT
The London Wetland Centre, located in Barnes, is home to eight giant ducklings that are hiding around the ponds and rushes. The Easter activity this half term involves children finding all eight ducklings, with a chocolate prize awaiting the successful hunters. But that’s not all, as the centre also has celebrity ducks created by Aardman Animation, including the Ab Fab duck. The Wetland Centre is a fantastic day out, with plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy.
9. Peckham Levels Easter – Egg Hunt
📅Dates: 2-7pm, April 8
🎫Price: £11 for one adult and one child; £10 for each additional child
📍Address: 95a Rye Lane, SE15 4ST
Peckham Levels is a multi-storey car park that has been transformed into a creative hub. This half term it’s hosting an urban easter egg hunt that’s perfect for children aged six months to 12 years. The ticket includes arts, crafts, and messy play, as well as an Easter story. All proceeds from the event will be going to support the southeast London social cohesion charity, The Hope-Gordon Foundation.
10. Morden Hall Park – Easter Trail
📅Dates: 10am-4pm, April 5-10
📍Address: Morden Hall Road, Morden, SM4 5JD
Morden Hall Park is a beautiful parkland area set around an 18th-century hall and watermill on the banks of the river Wandle. The park is hosting an Easter trail around its 51 acres of parkland. Children can enjoy games and activities, with a trail map provided to ensure no one gets lost. At the end of the trail, children will receive a chocolate, vegan, or free-from egg. The National Trust garden centre on site is also worth a visit.
11. Kenwood – Egg Games
📅Dates: 10am-5pm, April 1-16
🎫Price: £2 per child
📍Address: Hampstead Lane, NW3 7JR
Located in Hampstead Heath, Kenwood is home to some of the world’s most famous artworks, including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Gainsborough. The Easter activity involves exploring the 112 acres of landscaped grounds, with chocolates from Love Cocoa hidden throughout. Children can also take part in traditional Easter games such as egg rolling and an egg and spoon race. Those who complete the activities will be awarded an “Adventurer’s Certificate.”
12. Lesness Abbey Woods – Egg Hunt
📅Dates: 11am-3pm, April 8
📍Address: New Road, SE2 0AX
Located in southeast London, Lesness Abbey Woods is 88 hectares of ancient woodland, a park, and the remains of an abbey. During this half term, children are invited to find the eggs that the Easter Bunny has dropped and to work out which of his animal friends each egg belongs to. It’s a double achievement that will make the eventual prize all the more rewarding.
13. Osterley House – Egg Trail
📅Dates: 10am-5pm, April 1-16
🎫Price: £3, plus garden admission (adults £8.80, children £4.40)
📍Address: Jersey Road, TW7 4RB
Osterley House and Park is offering a special Easter egg hunt that is sure to delight young visitors. The egg hunt takes place throughout the house and grounds and is based on a poetry theme. Kids are given a trail map and pencil, and encouraged to compose their own Easter ode as they search for the chocolate egg at the end of the trail.
14. Sutton House – Easter Egg Trail
📅Dates: 11am-3pm, April 7-16
🎫Price: £8.50 per adult, £4.25 per child, National Trust Members and Under 5s go free
📍Address: 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London, E9 6JQ
Sutton House is hosting an Easter Adventure that takes visitors on a journey through the traditions of Easter throughout history. The trail winds through the house and Breaker’s Yard, and children who complete the trail are rewarded with a chocolate egg.
15. Rainham Hall – Easter Adventures
📅Dates: 11am-3.30pm, April 6-10
🎫Price: £3 per participant
📍Address: The Broadway, Rainham, Havering, RM13 9YN
Rainham Hall is offering families a range of nature-inspired activities this Easter, including an egg and spoon race, a wind chime forest, and a giant twiggy nest. Visitors are encouraged to wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear, as all activities take place outdoors this half term.
16. Claremont Landscape Garden – Egg Hunt
📅Dates: 10am-3.00pm, April 1-10
🎫Price: £3 per participant
📍Address: Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG
Claremont Landscape Garden in Surrey is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt, with participants tasked with finding hidden eggs throughout the garden. The trail costs just £3 per participant and includes a chocolate egg or a vegan and Free From chocolate egg made with Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa.
17. Marble Hill – Egg Rolling
📅Dates: 10am-5.00pm, Sat 1, Sun 2, Wed 5 – Sun 9, Wed 12 – Sun 16 April 2023
🎫Price: £2 in addition to the normal ticket price
📍Address: Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2NL
Marble Hill is hosting an Easter Adventure Quest, which takes visitors on a journey through the grounds and gardens. Along the way, families can take part in traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. Those who successfully complete the quest this half term are rewarded with an adventurer’s certificate and a tasty chocolate treat.
18. Eltham Palace and Gardens – Egg Spoon Race
📅Dates: 10am-3.00pm, April 1-16
🎫Price: £2 in addition to the normal ticket price
📍Address: Court Yard, Eltham, SE9 5QE
Eltham Palace is hosting an Easter Adventure Quest, which takes visitors on a journey through the grounds and gardens. Along the way, families can take part in traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. Those who successfully complete the quest are rewarded with an adventurer’s certificate and a tasty chocolate treat.
19. Battersea Park Children’s Zoo – Easter Trail
📅Dates: 10am-3pm, April 3-16
🎫Price: Purchase a trail sheet in addition to the normal ticket price
📍Address: Battersea Park, Chelsea Bridge Gate, Battersea, SW11 4NJ
From April 3 to April 16, Battersea Park Children’s Zoo is offering a range of Easter-themed activities for children. Purchase a trail sheet upon entering the Zoo and use it to help you solve the clues to find the Golden Bunny! Kids can also see and learn about different animals, including rabbits, chicks, and lambs.
20. Covent Garden – Easter Trail and Storytelling
📅Dates: 10am-3pm, April 1-16
🎫Price: From £25
📍Address: Chestnut Bakery, 24 Floral Street, WC2E 9DS
Covent Garden is hosting a Peter Rabbit™ Adventure with a Beatrix Potter twist! This half term, children can follow the egg hunt to lead them to Jemima Puddle-Duck, who has been taken by Mr McGregor. Along the way, there will be storytelling, live performances, puppetry, and even a driving lesson in mini Rovers. Don’t miss out on this exciting event!
There you have it, our guide to the 20 best Easter egg hunts and trails in London this half term! We hope we’ve inspired you to get out and enjoy some family fun this Easter season. From the Battersea Park Children’s Zoo to the Covent Garden Peter Rabbit Adventure, there’s something for everyone.
Whether you’re looking for traditional egg hunts or interactive trails, there’s no shortage of exciting activities to choose from.
So what are you waiting for? Get cracking and plan your Easter adventure today!