5 Tips for an Easter Egg Hunt at Home

Monkey started asking to do an Easter Egg Hunt at home since the moment he saw eggs in the shops. He is totally obsessed about hunting for eggs and each year we try to visit a National Trust property to take part in one of theirs. Yet its the ones we run at home which he really gets excited about. So this year we decided to start a little early and have an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden.

5 Tips for an Easter Egg Hunt at Home:

  • Don’t forget the baskets. Little hands can not hold a lot so to save the chocolate going everywhere then a basket of sorts is a must. Its a great opportunity to have a mini craft session as well.
  • When running an Easter Egg Hunt with multiple children then be clear on the number of treats each child can have. We found this really important when you have a large age gap like we do between the boys. By giving a number to Monkey we found that he would either rehide anything in addition or more likely help his younger brother to find the extras
  • Older children can be kept entertained by a treasure map or clues. Monkey gets a lot more into the Easter Egg Hunt when he has something to lead him in the direction of the eggs.
  • Expand your East Egg Hunt with a story – such as the one about The Tale of the Great Easter Bunny written by Frankie Bridge. The original story was released over 20 years ago by Cadbury. This refreshed tale brings to life the magic of Easter and tells the story of the generous Cadbury Easter Bunny.
  • Use prompts, be that signs or bunny footprints. The year Monkey turned two he came down to giant bunny footprints in the garden which went down a storm. Little signposts can point kiddies in the right direction.

Of course Easter is not Easter without the chocolate and for me it has to be Cadbury. This year they have brought a new product out to make our Easter egg hunts even easier for parents, the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt Super Pack. Which contains a selection of chocolate treats such as Cadbury Dairy Milk hollow eggs, Cadbury Mini Eggs and Cadbury Dairy Milk bunnies, this brand new Easter Egg Hunt Pack is perfect for making an Easter Egg Hunt even easier and more fun than ever before and has an RRP of £6.99.

Cadbury have a number of other products which are perfect to compliment the Super Pack and are an ideal way to create a magical Easter Egg Hunt at home. One of which is their mini filled Easter Egg sharing bags which come in lots of different varieties. There are four different flavours to choose from including my personal favourite of mini Cadbury creme eggs. There is also dairy milk, dairy milk Oreo and dairy milk Daim. They work really well for Easter egg hunts because they come individually wrapped. Because of their small size they can be hidden in the most unusual of places perfect for slightly older children. Yet the bright colours of the wrappers means that they can still be spotted. They are perfectly priced too at £1.49

For the younger ones I particularly like the Cadbury Dairy Milk Easter Mousse Bunny. Ideal for little hands to hold, the delicious vanilla flavour mousse is encased in a Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate Bunny shaped shell. I really like them as they feel like they are a substantial treat and on the larger end of the scale for an Easter Egg Hunt. Both boys really liked them. RRP 50p

At the end of our Easter Egg Hunts we tend to find the Easter Bunny has left us a slightly larger egg. Kipper is soft toy mad, and will quote often carry his ‘baby’ around with him. Which is why I was so attracted by the Peter Rabbit Toy and Easter egg. I knew Peter Rabbit would be an instant hit and I wasn’t disappointed. Kipper made a bee line straight for the soft toy. He’s well made and can stand up to some rough and tumble that inevitably being carried around by a toddler brings. Priced at £6.99 he’s the perfect end to a wonderful Easter egg hunt.

There’s a whole range of cracking treats in the Cadbury Easter 2018 range that are perfect for doing your own Easter Egg Hunts – the whole family had so much fun hunting them down! To download your own copy of the Tale Of The Great Bunny, Easter Egg Hunt props and footprints,  and to find out more information visit their website.

What are your tips for an Easter Egg Hunt, I would love to hear all about them in the comments below.

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20 Comments

  1. March 29, 2018 / 8:31 am

    We love Cadbury Easter eggs they’re so delicious! I am hoping to do an Easter egg hunt with my kiddies – those packs are great value.

  2. March 29, 2018 / 8:33 am

    My kids still ask about Easter egg hunts. They are 12, 10 and 6! My Mum will often do one at her house and leave clues out for them. I’m a Creme Egg girl and I’m a bit partial to Mini Eggs too 😉

  3. March 29, 2018 / 10:44 am

    I love that egg hunt pack. I will be grabbing one of those as soon as I can. I love the Cadburys Easter trails they do. We did one last year in the New Forest and my boys loved it.

  4. March 29, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    Cadbury Easter Eggs are my fave! We are doing an Easter egg hunt this year. It’s the first time we have had a garden since moving to Jersey so the girls are really excited to do it.

  5. March 29, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    I’m still doing them and my eldest is nearly 16! I know it’s just a ploy to get as much chocolate as possible.. Great egg hunt advice – when they get a bit older, we found setting clues went down well. Though it took us a lot longer to write them than it took the kids to find the eggs! Love your son’s jumper!

  6. March 29, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Great tips lovely, we have got our eggs all ready for our Easter egg hunt on Sunday! Although you have reminded me that I need to get a few more mini eggs!

  7. March 29, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    What a fun Easter Egg hunt! The Peter Rabbit set is gorgeous. It’s nice to include some non chocolate gifts too! The kids are looking forward to the big Easter egg hunt on Easter morning 🙂

  8. March 29, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    So sweet! We have always done an egg hunt for the children, we had to contend with cheeky squirrels running off with the eggs in London and one very snowy Easter in Munich where all the eggs got hidden!! 😀 Hope he enjoys his egg hunt! 🙂

  9. March 29, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    The Peter Rabbit toy and egg is so cute – I love Peter Rabbit and so does Max! I love the idea of bunny footprints too. We did our first Easter egg hunt at home last year and Max hasn’t stopped talking about it since, so we’re all geared up for another one on Sunday. Although it’s looking like it might be an indoor egg hunt!

  10. March 29, 2018 / 5:03 pm

    Oh how fab! Cadbury’s have some fantastic Easter Eggs, perfect! Shame our never last long enough to even set one up! 😉 Sim x

  11. March 29, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    We always have an Easter egg hunt at home too. Each boy get a little basket to find, with some personal gifts in them, and the rest all gets pooled together and shared out at the end.

  12. March 29, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    We’re not at the age for Easter egg hunts yet (little one loses interest) but I’m looking forward to the day that we can. The egg hunt pack is such a good idea for convenience and variety. Although, I’m not sure how many of them would reach the hunt. Chocolate usually disappears quite quickly in our household, especially Cadbury’s!

  13. March 30, 2018 / 8:18 am

    We are planning on doing an Easter Egg hunt this weekend with Piglet and 2 of his cousins. The eldest is always happy to help Piglet, as he is seen as the “baby” but is not so generous with his brother! Telling them how many there will be each in advance is a great idea.

  14. March 30, 2018 / 8:34 am

    What a fab Easter themed post. Love the Cadbury Peter Rabit egg with plush teddy so cute x

  15. March 30, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    Yum Yum! Love cadbury chocolate. Great tips too. Have a lovely Easter

  16. March 30, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Great ideas! We normally just let the kids loose (mayhem) and then get them to ‘even out’ the winnings at the end! Love the idea of non-choccy prizes too!

  17. March 30, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    We have loads of those plastic eggs and each child has a different colour to correspond with their basket so they know which treats are theirs. We fill each plastic egg with a few mini eggs and then they have a bigger egg at the end. We also try to do an NT hunt each year. They are great!

  18. March 31, 2018 / 8:18 am

    Love these tips! Our neighbours are organising an egg hunt for this weekend for the children in our courtyard but the weather is just awful. Hopefully they can still go ahead. I’ve told them I’ll leave my garden gate open so they can hide some eggs in there, give the kids some extra space to explore.

    Katie xoxo

  19. March 31, 2018 / 11:49 am

    My two love a good Easter Egg hunt and it is such a fun family activity to do on Easter Sunday. That Peter Rabbit egg is so cute!

  20. April 3, 2018 / 3:14 pm

    My boys are obsessed with Easter egg hunts at home too. At any time of year tbh! Love the idea of expanding it with a story:)

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