Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Where To Go Easter Egg Hunting This April

With mid-March approaching, it won't be long before you have to start thinking about entertaining the kids during the Easter break.

One of the best ways to do that is book a holiday cottage stay in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset or Somerset, where there are hundreds of attractions and events taking place to keep them entertained, including numerous Easter egg hunts.

To help you plan your Easter holiday getaway, we've rounded-up the South West's top egg-based activities for you, with a few ideas on making sure you have fun too thrown into the mix:

Trereife's Grand Easter Egg Hunt

A key component of the fourth Easter Bank Holiday Food and Craft Fair, taking place from April 18th to 21st at Trereife House in Cornwall, will be its 'Grand Easter Egg Hunt'.

Hundreds of children will be following the clues left in the woods and the walled garden in the hopes of getting their mitts on some chocolatey treats, while their parents sample the alcoholic goodies on sale at the fair.

Youngsters also have the chance to get involved with 'Funky Food' and craft workshops, once they've exhausted the egg hunt.

Admission costs £3.50 for adults and £2 for children, with no charge for under-fives. Family tickets for two adults and three children are priced at £11.

Escot Easter Egg Hunt

While Trereife's egg hunt lasts for just one weekend, Escot in Devon will be entertaining kids for the whole of the school break, with its own search running from April 5th to 21st.

A chocolate prize and certificate is awarded for every completed clue sheet, but during the Easter weekend itself there will be a 'Golden Easter Egg Hunt' taking place, featuring special eggs with prizes hidden inside dotted around the park.

Each clue sheet costs £1, while entry to Escot is priced at £9.50 for adults, £8.00 for children and £33 for families (two adults and two children).

Easter Egg Hunt at Forde Abbey

Spectacular Forde Abbey in Dorset is hosting an Easter egg hunt on April 20th and 21st, giving kids the chance to work off some energy foraging for treats in the grounds.

If you're only there for the chocolate, adults can enter the gardens for £9.00, while children under 15 go free, but if you'd also like to see the stunning interior of the house, including the State Rooms, you'll need to stump up an extra £2 per adult.

Brean Down's Easter Egg Eggstravaganza 

On the spectacular promontory of Brean Down in Somerset on April 20th, between 11am and 2pm, an 'Easter Egg Eggstravaganza' will be taking place. It costs £2 per trail, including a chocolate treat.

While you're there, make sure to savour the sensational views from the 97m-high summit of the Down, which extend over the Somerset Levels and out across the Bristol Channel towards South Wales.

There is also a beach to enjoy and Palmerston Fort to explore during your visit, so you can make a real day of it.
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