Easter egg hunts in Kent 2020. This magnificent county is just bursting with wonderful Eastery events this year. Remember, many of these fabulous events sell out very quickly so get booking early to avoid disappointment. So, here we have the best Easter Egg hunts in Kent (not strictly all hunts, but Easter events none the less!)
Easter at Hever Castle
When? = 2nd April 2020 – 19th April 2020
Where? = Hever Castle, Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG
Price?= Usual admission prices apply which can be found here
It would be difficult to find somewhere more beautiful than the grounds of Hever Castle to spend a spring day enjoying Easter family fun.
Make some special memories with family and friends this Easter, hop through the beautiful grounds following the trail of colourful carrots to claim your delicious chocolate treat. As well as an Easter trail, your little ones will also be able to take part in an Easter egg hunt.
With a spring in your step, head into the Castle and take part in another Easter themed trail.
Celebrate spring by creating an egg shaped decoration to hang on our Easter tree in this free craft activity.
As well as the Easter themed activities a visit to Hever Castle in spring offers a great chance to explore the stunning gardens. Enjoy a dazzling display of spring blooms from late-flowering daffodils to hyacinths, camellias and tulips.
If your little ones are aged between 7-14, they can explore the Tudor Towers adventure playground with its own moat, drawbridge and three turrets. It features three slides, two poles and interactive elements including musical instruments, a roof maze and hidden boxes to find. Or if they are under 7 the natural play area, Acorn Dell, is perfect for them. With its 2 metre high living willow structure, a giant sandpit, a mound with tunnels to clamber in and a climbing frame, there’s plenty of fun to be had.
Challenge yourself in the Yew Maze and see how long it takes you to find the way out. Then round off the day with seasonal home cooked food and mouth-watering cakes in the restaurants.
Before you leave make sure you visit the Gift Shop stocked with Easter goodies, to give the Easter Bunny a helping hand.
Easter at The Hop Farm
When? = 2nd – 19th April 2020
Where? = The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6PY
The Hop Farm at Easter, a fantastic choice for entertainment every day, but particulary on rainy days as theres so much to do that is undercover!
Enter the magical Hop Farm Family Park from 10am every day. Our indoor soft play centre, outdoor adventure play park, crazy golf and and animal farm provide fabulous family entertainment.
The kids can also let off steam on our ever popular Giant Jumping Pillows and discover tricks and conundrums in The Magic Castle.
Come and meet our beautiful Spring lambs and piglets. Plus egg-citing Easter trails for the kids.
Easter family fun at it’s best in the Garden of England.
Don’t miss our daily timetable of fun indoor entertainment, including magic shows, party dancing and balloon modelling.
Easter at Penshurst Place
When? = 1st April -19 th Apr 2020
Where? = Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Tonbridge TN11 8DG
Price? = Usual admission prices apply which can be found here
Families can look forward to fun packed Easter days out as Penshurst Place hosts children’s Easter activities and events.
The Easter Rabbit has been hopping through the gardens snapping selfies in its favourite spots! Using your photo album trail sheet as a guide, walk through the 11 acres of gardens and see if you can find all the locations the Easter Rabbit used to strike a pose! After your stroll through the gardens, visit The Old Coach House for some Spring and Easter themed crafts!
Plus on certain dates there’s Easter themed story telling.
Aardvark Productions take their audience on a celebration of the season. Join the old man of the woods and his companion as they regale you with tales of Easter and the celebrations of the season. Try your hand at egg rolling and traditional egg and spoon race. Eggtremely good fun for everyone! This interactive 20-minute show will be performed three times each afternoon. Find out more about the company online at www.aardvarkproductions.biz.
There is the Garden Tea Room which can be booked for group lunches and light refreshments, and a wonderful Gift Shop selling a wide selection of gifts.
Easter at Chartwell
When? = 28th March r – 13th Apr 2020
Where? = Chartwell ,National Trust, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PS
Prices? = Usual admission charges, which can be found here
My children absolutely love visiting Chartwell even when it isnt hosting a chocolate filled Easter event, so imagine their delight when I told them about this years Cadbury Easter Hunt!
Chartwell really have ensured there’s is plenty to please everyone at this Easter event so book early to avoid disappointment!
Winston Churchill’s interest in nature began at a very early age and continued throughout his life, often writing about the nature around him whilst as both solider and journalist. Here at Chartwell, his family home, that love of nature is clear wherever you look from the gardens and wider estate, to the wide range of wildlife to be found.
This Easter search high and low, near and far across the gardens and woodland to earn your Cadbury prize. Discover all about the mammals, insects and pondlife that live at Chartwell, whilst learning some fun new skills along the way. Make sure to pick up a chocolate prize at the end!
The Vegetable Hunt
Head out along the paved paths of our Walled Garden on a vegetable hunt. Find the boxes placed all around the working garden to discover examples of the vegetables we still grow here today. Write down what you find in your leaflet and head back to claim your prize.
This route is fully buggy accessible and recommended for children 2-5 years old.
The Leaf Hunt
Go on a giant leaf hunt throughout the gardens all around the house at Chartwell this spring and see if you can unscramble the letters to find out what type of leaf they are. Did you know butterflies use leaves to lay their eggs on each spring? See if you can spot any real butterflies fluttering around the flowers as you go.
This route is all on firm pathways but there are steps along the way. Recommended for children 6+.
For anyone wanting a bit more of a challenge, we have a whole ton of activities for you to try your hand at all around the gardens and heading up into the wider estate as well. Follow in the footsteps of Winston Churchill himself who as a young boy would spend hours exploring the countryside searching for wildlife.
Look for minibeasts all around you, navigate your way with a map and compass, build a den in the woodland or go bird watching, plus many more, get creative and stuck into nature this Easter, we’ve a whole range of activities for you to try out.
Be prepared for an adventure throughout the grounds and don’t forget your wellies for the woodland as it can get muddy up there. The paths up in the woodland can be steep in places and may not be suitable for buggies. Recommended for children 7+
Easter at The Spa Railway
When? = 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th April 2020
Where? = Spa Valley Railway, Tunbridge Wells West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY
Prices? = Can be found here
Visit the Spa Valley Railway at Easter to Spot the Easter Bunny along the line!
A chance EACH DAY to win a Family Ticket to a Santa Special at the Spa Valley Railway!
Upon arrival at any of our stations collect a competition sheet from the ticket office, as you travel from Tunbridge Wells to Eridge, keep an eye out of the trains window to spot the Bunnies that have taken residence alongside the railway for Easter. A chocolate egg is available (whilst stocks last!) for all children taking part!
The train timetable is operating over the Easter weekend, with steam engine ‘Ugly’ and one of our Diesel Locomotives in action. Standard fares apply throughout the Easter period with a family ticket being just £28.00 when booked online in advance (£30.00 on the day!), valid for unlimited travel on the day of your visit.
Easter at Ightham Mote
When? = 28th March – 13th April 2020
Where? = Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, TN15 0NT
Prices? = can be found here
This spring, join the staff at Ightham Mote for the super popular Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, this year with a nature theme.
Throughout the gardens follow the lifecycle trail, and discover the lifecycles of different animals at each stop. There are also storytelling sessions and lawn games on selected days. Inside the house activity room, kids can try out self guided nature theme craft activities.
Easter at The Dockyard Chatham
When? = 4th – 19th April 2020
Where? = Chatham Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE
Prices? = All pricing info can be found here
There’s a whole variety of different things going on at the Dockyard Chatham this Easter! For fun and adventure, and something a little bit different, get booking!
4-11 April: Doc Yard
Join Doc this Easter as he springs into action exploring forces and mechanics through activities and demonstrations!
11 – 19 April: Springs across The Dockyard
Explore Spring across the dockyard with craft activities looking at the season.
Hunt across the site for Spring on the Easter trail
Easter Egg Hunts in Kent 2020
Plan your Easter schedule early, in order to not miss out on the county’s best events.
For more family day out ideas read on ….