Easter egg hunts 2022 in London: 10 of the best chocolate egg hunts and other events for children near me

Across London there are loads of great events to do with all the family - from chocolate egg hunts to activities at London Zoo and a dinosaur adventure.

The Easter long weekend is the perfect time to get out and about and soak up some of that spring sunshine.

And across London there are loads of great events to do with all the family - from chocolate egg hunts to activities at London Zoo and a dinosaur adventure.

So if you’re stuck with what to do with the children during the holidays then fear not, we’ve got you covered.

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    Barratt London has put together 11 Easter-themed day outs across London that kids will love.

    Lindt gold bunny hunt

    Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU Till April 18 10am to 6pm Included in palace admission - booking in advance is advised

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    Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX Till April 17 10am to 6pm

    The Lindt gold bunny hunt is back this Easter at Hampton Court Palace and the Kensington Palace.

    Under 5s go free and will not need an entry ticket.

    The hunt is designed for children aged four to 12-year-olds with their families, and will take approximately one hour and 30 minutes to complete.

    Use the trail map to explore the palace gardens and hunt down the Lindt gold bunny statues hiding there.

    Along the way, children will learn about the fascinating people who lived and worked at Hampton Court Palace.

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    With each bunny found, a new tale will be revealed.

    At the end of the trail, children can collect a Lindt gold bunny reward.

    Gorillas at ZSL London Zoo enjoy early Christmas presents. Photo: ZSL

    Dear Zoo at ZSL London Zoo

    2 – 18 April 2022

    London Zoo, Outer Circle, London NW1 4RY Till April 18 Entry included with price of zoo ticket

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    Embark on an interactive activity trail, enjoy lively story-time sessions, and learn all about the fantastic animals the zoo has to offer.

    Lost and found at the London Transport Museum

    London Transport Museum, The Piazza, London WC2E 7BB Till April 18 Included with tickets

    As part of this year’s Easter activities, London Transport Museum invites you to enter the weird and wonderful world of London’s Transport property office.

    Since the office opened in 1933, it has become home to 15 million objects, from everyday items to much more unusual ones.

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    This Easter, visitors will be able to follow a trail around the museum to discover lost items from London’s tubes, trains, and buses.

    On selected dates, children’s authors Emily Rand and Kate Wilkinson will be at the museum reading from their books inspired by the lost items.

    Yoshi’s egg. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Nintendo

    Yoshi’s Easter egg hunt

    Kidzania, Westfield London Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush W12 7GA Till April 18 Tickets £27 per child & £16 per adult - booking is advised

    Nintendo has teamed up with Kidzania in London to celebrate the launch of Yoshi’s crafted world on Nintendo Switch by putting on an exclusive Easter egg hunt during the school holidays.

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    Prizes can be won by those who complete the hunt.

    Easter egg hunt at Morden Hall Park

    Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Rd, London, Morden SM4 5JD April 18 10am-4pm Tickets £3 per child

    Morden Hall Park, belonging to the National Trust, is hosting an Easter egg hunt trail.

    Tickets include a map, pencil, and chocolate egg upon completion.

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    Easter adventure at Marble Hill House

    Marble Hill House, Richmond Road, Twickenham TW1 2NL April 15-18

    Marble Hill House is running an adventure quest this Easter where you can explore the grounds to hunt for clues and discover traditional Easter games like the egg and spoon race and egg rolling.

    Locate the Easter eggs, and you will win a reward of a chocolate treat and certificate at the end. It’s the perfect way to get out and explore history this Easter.

    Dino Kingdom at Gunnersbury Park

    Gunnersbury Park, Popes Ln, London W3 8LQ April 1-18 10am-7pm (last entry 4pm) Child (3-15) £12 off peak & £15 peak U3s go free

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    Take a journey through time into the land of dinosaurs and be prepared to be wowed.

    Dino Kingdom brings you roaring and moving dinosaurs with state-of-the-art 3D and AR technology that you can get up close to.

    With fairground rides, food stalls, and plenty of family fun, this is not one to be missed this Easter.

    Easter trail at Chelsea Physic Garden

    Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4HS April 15,17,18

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    The Chelsea Physic Garden will hold an Easter rail around their beautiful gardens on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday.

    The trail will follow their four-acre gardens, where you will learn about the world of plants. At the end, a prize will be received for all trail entries.

    Kew Gardens has introduced a new low cost entry scheme to make its gardens accessible for people of all ages and incomes. Credit: Kew Gardens

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar trail at Kew Gardens

    Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE Till April 18 Included with admission ticket

    Based on the much-loved story by Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, take part in a beautiful trail through Kew Gardens this Easter.

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    Make your way through sculptures whilst learning fascinating facts about nature and plants.

    The Easter Trail is included in the admission price to Kew Gardens and will run all day.