Outdoor Easter fun for children

    Spring at Kew Gardens

    Rachael Funnell, editorial assistant at our sister title The English Garden, rounds up the best places across the country for an egg hunt this Easter season

    Easter at Kew, London – 19 March – 10 April
    During the Easter Festival there will be a Lindt Gold Bunny Flavour Trail with clues and prizes, a Chocolution workshop discussing the story of chocolate from the cacao plants of Bolivia to modern day coco and visitors will have access to the gardens which are bursting with colour in spring.
    02083 325 655

    Easter at Chatsworth, Derbyshire – 19 March – 10 April
    There will be painted eggs hidden indoors and golden eggs hidden in the garden, as well as face painting, Easter crafts and the opportunity to see newly hatched chicks, recently born labs and the guinea pig village.
    01246 565300

    West Dean Easter Trail, Sussex – 13 – 17 April
    Explore the gardens at West Dean where there will be an Easter Trail with prizes, spring flowers and afternoon tea in the restaurant.
    01243 811301

    Easter at Ness Botanic Gardens, Cheshire – 1 – 23 April
    Learn about some of the plants made to create chocolate and sweets whilst solving the Hansel and Gretel Egg Trail, as well as seed sowing and pricking out free.
    0151 795 6300

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens, West Midlands – 16 April
    Hop down to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens this Easter for a family fun filled day of Easter Egg Hunts amongst the beautiful spring blooms.
    0121 454 1860