Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Trails in Hampshire 2024

There’s nothing that kids love more over the Easter holidays than Easter trails or Easter egg hunts – especially if they get a nice chocolate treat at the end. We always make sure we do at least one Easter trail over the Easter weekend – it’s great family fun – and so I’ve put together our favourite Easter trails across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to inspire you to go on an Easter adventure too.

Easter Trails and Easter Egg Hunts in Hampshire

National Trust Easter Trails

Have an Easter adventure as you make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. Visit a National Trust site and explore the beautiful parks and gardens.

  • Mottisfont – 23 March 2024 – 14 April 2024
  • The Vyne – 23 March 2024 – 14 April 2024
  • Hinton Ampner – 29 March 2024 – 14 April 2024 – Read a review of Hinton Ampner here

Trails costs £3 per child.

Here’s more about National Trust Days Out in Hampshire

Winchester Science Centre – Telegraph Way, Winchester SO21 1HZ

Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt – 16th March to 15th April 2024

It wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt. Visit the science centre for an oviparity egg hunt. That means you’ll be looking for eggs laid by animals that hatch. What birds will you find? Will there be a creepy crawly or two? And will you be surprised to find out a few other species that hatch?

Don’t worry, the hunt is a picture trail! And once you’ve found all the eggs, you’ll be in for a delicious Easter treat.

Read about our visit to Winchester Science Centre here

Itchen Valley Country Park – Allington Ln, West End, Southampton SO30 3HQ

Easter Bunny Trail – Fri 29 Mar 2024 to Sun 14 Apr 2024

Search for the Easter Bunnies around the park. Each bunny holds an egg with a code on it. Your task is to decode the message to earn a prize. Some of the boards have QR codes on them revealing some cracking jokes! Pick up a trail pack and prize from the Woodland Café for just £3!

Find out more here

Whitchurch Silk Mill – 28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, Hampshire RG28 7AL

Easter Egg Hunt at the Mill – 10th April 2024

Explore the Mill grounds in search of the missing chocolates left by the Easter bunny! Each child will receive a bag to collect their chocolate and they will have 13 letters (chocolates) to find.

Queen Elizabeth Country Park – Gravel Hill, Horndean, Hampshire PO8 0QE

The Big Butser Egg Roll 2024 – 29th March to 1st April 2024

Find all the signs of spring to lead you to the bottom of Butser Hill. Once there you can give your rubber egg a good throw and see how far it rolls!

Each pack comes with a trail guide, a pack of pencils, a springtime craft to take home and a rubber egg to decorate. Priced at £6 per pack.

Longdown Activity Farm – Deerleap Lane, Ashurst, Southampton, Hampshire SO40 7EH

The Great Big Golden Egg Hunt – 29th March to 1st April 2024

Who will find the platinum egg! The popular Longdown Golden Egg Hunt is back again this year. There are nineteen golden eggs to find every day, PLUS one very special platinum egg! There are no clues, and they are VERY hard to find. There will be a prize for those who are fortunate enough to find a golden egg, and an eggstra special prize awarded to the person who finds the platinum egg.

Read about our visit to Longdown Activity Farm here

Curtis Museum – High Street, Alton, Hampshire GU34 1BA

Spring Flowers Hunt – 29th March to 14th April 2024

It’s springtime and the gardens are starting to bloom with colourful flowers. Discover more about them by spotting the spring-time flowers around the museum.

Have fun hunting for the flowers, mark them off on your spotter sheet and take home a prize. £2 per spotter sheet

Milestones Museum – Basingstoke Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 6PG

Bun and Ted’s Spring Challenge – 29th March to 14th April 2024

Discover Bun & Ted’s Spring Challenge during the Easter holidays!

Read about our trip to Milestones Living History Museum here

Basing House – Barton’s Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 8AE

The Big Basing House Easter Egg Hunt – 29th and 30th March 2024

Join the hunt for hundreds of eggs hidden across the 14-acre site! Every egg handed in will enter you into our prize draw, so the more eggs you find, the higher your chance of winning a very special Easter prize!

Staunton Country Park – Middle Park Way, Havant, Hampshire PO9 5HB

Springtime at Staunton Trail – 29th March 2024 to 14th April 2024

This Easter holidays try the Springtime at Staunton children’s trail. Take a stroll and find all the signs of spring and solve the clues! Each pack comes with a trail guide, a pack of pencils and a springtime craft to take home. Priced at £6 per pack

Read about our time at Staunton Country Park here

Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Havenstreet Station, Isle of Wight Steam, Main Road, Havenstreet, Ryde PO33 4DS

The Great Railway Easter Hunt – 29th March 2024 to 12th April 2024

Make some amazing, amusing family memories together as you search for the giant eggs hidden around the entire attraction and solve the clues to claim your chocolate.

Aldershot Military Museum – Queens Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 2LG

Spring Flowers Hunt – 28th March to 14th April 2024

It’s springtime and the gardens are starting to bloom with colourful flowers. Discover more about them by spotting the spring-time flowers around the museum.

Have fun hunting for the flowers, mark them off on your spotter sheet and take home a prize. £2 per spotter sheet

Read our review of Aldershot Military Museum here

Shanklin Chine – 3 Chine Hill, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6BW

Easter Extravaganza – 25 to 29 March 2024

Visit Shanklin Chine for for some Easter Fun. Can you find the Giant Easter Eggs? How many will you see? Look high, look low, look where you know. Follow the paths and you might see the Giant Eggs within a tree.

I hope that’s given you some inspiration of things to do for a lovely Easter day out whether it’s on Easter Sunday or any other day during the holidays. There really is nothing quite like an Easter treasure hunt! I’ll add more Easter events as I find out about them and if I’ve missed your favourite egg hunt off then please do get in touch to let me know.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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