Cadbury Easter egg hunt at Boarstall Duck Decoy

Unplug and escape the city for great days out with your family in the rural countryside this Easter with our Cadbury Easter egg hunt and spring activities.

Step back into rural country life to discover one of the last remaining Duck Decoys set amongst the Buckinghamshire countryside over the Easter holidays between 30 March - 2 April, 11am-5pm. Discover the signs of spring along the Cadbury Easter egg hunt, have a go at the 50 Things do before 11 3/4 in our new natural play environment and see the sweeping display of bluebells. 

Escape the city 

Turn off the phone, unplug from city life and bring your family for a countryside escape at the Boarstall Duck Decoy Cadbury Easter egg hunt  between 30 March and 2 April. 

Children can follow the hunt to spot signs of spring and unearth cuddly creatures hiding through the woodland. The winding paths, sea of bluebells, boucing lambs in the fields and cherry blossom make it a tranquil setting for getting the kids closer to nature. Have lots of fun, complete the hunt and claim your choclately prize. 

The hunt costs £1.50 per trail with normal admission applying. 

50 things to see and do before you're 11 3/4

Throughout the school holidays, there's plently of outdoor activities to get stuck into at the Decoy. Here are our top five activites to do this spring. Grab a scrapbook to cross off your achievements.

  1. Build a den - head over to the den building area where you'll find everything you need to start building your architectural masterpiece 

  2. Go bird watching - in the woods you'll find a hide to sit and await the visiting birds

  3. Make a grass trumpet - who can make the noisest trumpet?

  4. Hunt for bugs - turn a log to find the underworld of creepy crawlies you're looking for

  5. Hold a scary beast - feeling brave? Get up close and personal with the centipedes and spiders that hide in the woods

Part of the family

Don't forget the other member of the family, bring your canine companion to enjoy a day out.

Walk through bluebells with your dog
Dog walking to heel of a man through blubells
Bluebells in the woods

Protecting special places

Over the past ten years the egg hunt has been sponsored by Cadbury’s with proceeds helping to restore Boarstall Duck Decoy and our rural heritage.

Upcoming events

New natural play equipment

Sat 10 Mar 2018
11:00-17:00
See how many things you can tick off in your '50 things' booklets with our exciting new natural play equipment.

Cadbury Easter egg hunt

Fri 30 Mar 2018
11:00-17:00
Follow the trail, collect clues, solve the puzzle and win a Cadbury chocolate surprise.

Bluebells Walk

Sun 01 Apr 2018
11:00-17:00
Stroll through the woods and enjoy the bluebells.

Make and take - dragonflies

Sat 28 Jul 2018
11:00-17:00
Make a pipe-cleaner dragonfly then see if you can spot the real thing

Working a woodland

Sat 28 Jul 2018
11:00-17:00
Learn about productive working woodland, toast marshamllows and savour a warming hot choclate

Kooiker day

Mon 27 Aug 2018
12:00-15:00
Speak to Kooikerhondje dog breeders about the history of this breed and its role within duck decoys