Easter egg hunts in Surrey

Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of an Easter egg trail at Polesden Lacey, Claremont Landscape Garden, Hindhead Commons and more.

Get ready for a long weekend of fun and discovery as you spot the signs of spring, and experience nature bursting into life at 8 special places in Surrey.

From creating wild art to waddling like a duckling the trails have been designed to tickle the senses and immerse little ones in the natural world. And of course, each National Trust Easter adventure in nature trail ends with a chocolate egg, made here in the UK using cocoa responsibly sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. Usual admission applies, plus £3 per trail.

A family wanders in the gardens at Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey 

Polesden Lacey has glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills and acres of countryside to explore. And it’s the flowers that herald the arrival of spring with nearly 200,000 planted creating a floral fiesta. This year’s Easter trail, from 2 to 18 April, gets families up and about exploring the colourful gardens with activities including spotting the hidden bunnies, listening out for nature’s songs and finding spring’s treasure.

A family in the parkland at Hatchlands

Hatchlands Park 

Hatchlands Park is beautiful in the first flushes of springtime, with catkins, wood anenomes and native bluebells. Head out on an Easter adventure in the parkland, from 2 to 18 April, and look for giant decorated eggs and fun challenges. Don’t miss the natural play area in Great Wix Wood, with its tree house and bug burrow.

Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey

Claremont Landscape Garden 

This spring, look out for colourful camellias and early rhododendrons in bloom, while taking part in a fun Easter trail at Claremont Landscape Garden, from 2 to 18 April. Make a nature pledge by the Bug Burrow. Or rest and listen to spring bird song on deckchairs and blankets outside the Thatched Cottage. Baby wildfowl wobble along the paths and blackbirds and robins can be heard singing noisily. Refresh yourself after your walk with hot chocolates and snacks from the Cube kiosk and watch your little ones let off some steam in the natural play area Badgers Basecamp.

Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey

Winkworth Arboretum 

Please pre-book your tickets to Winkworth to guarantee entry for the Easter weekend (15-18 April). Tickets are available to book from 7 April on our website. See 40,000 daffodils bursting into bloom at Winkworth Arboretum this spring – while the trees in Magnolia Wood are covered in waxy white and pink flowers. Sniff out the citrussy, floral scents of spring and admire spring-time reflections in the lake, on this Easter family trail, from 2 to 18 April. Then have a well-earned sit down while the kids explore the Tree Adventure play area.

Dapdune Wharf gunpowder store

Dapdune Wharf 

Dapdune Wharf in Guildford is at the heart of the River Wey Navigations, with its picturesque cottages and barge buildings. Over the 4 days of the Easter weekend, 15 to 18 April, discover a family-friendly Easter trail with spring activities. Get competitive on the island and run, hop and scurry your way to victory on the bunny leaderboard. The Wharf is open over the whole of the Easter holidays and you can book boat trips in advance for up to 10 people (£35 per trip).

A woman and child work out the puzzles on a trail sheet

Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl 

See the spectacular Surrey scenery through different eyes this spring. Surround yourself with the sights of spring as you explore Hindhead’s wild countryside on an Easter trail, from 9 to 18 April. Birdsong and maybe the call of a soaring buzzard will accompany your search for Easter clues amongst the wide, open landscape. There’s plenty of space to sit and enjoy a hot drink or alfresco lunch from the café after your adventures.

View of the Magna Carta Memorial, Runnymede, Surrey

Runnymede 

In springtime at Runnymede bluebells, celandines, dog's mercury and wood anemones create a magical atmosphere. Take part in an Easter adventure in nature in the historic meadows at Runnymede. Discover your local family-friendly trail with fun activities to do along the way and a chocolate egg (15 to 18 April 2022). Goslings, cygnets and ducklings create a sense of new life all along the riverside.

Family looking for bugs at Sheffield Park and Garden

Box Hill 

Enjoy some of Surrey's finest viewpoints and explore the woods on a gentle spring walk round the family play trail. While there isn’t an Easter trail at Box Hill this year, you can take part in an Easter tradition – egg rolling from the top of Surrey’s best loved hill. Bring your decorated eggs, prizes are awarded to best decorated eggs at the start. 15 to 18 April 2022, 11am and 3pm.