Find a local Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Brunch, etc.

Did you miss Easter egg hunts this year? PLAN B: hold your own, see this page!

Looking for a local Easter egg hunt for your children? Or an Easter parade, Easter brunch or breakfast or other Easter events in Hampshire England?  Scroll down this page and you will see all of those in Hampshire England, sorted by county. ALWAYS either see their website or call before you go to confirm the info, there are often last minute changes which they do not report to us!  If you have missed the Easter egg hunts in your area (or they were canceled), see this page about how to easily have your own backyard or local park Easter egg hunt.

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Updates for April 2024

Easter egg hunts are back!

We've started updating the info for this year. Unfortunately MOST wait until the last minute (often just a week before) to publish their dates, times and details. We're updating their information daily as it comes in. We expect pages to be up to date by mid-March.

  1. When we CONFIRM an event for 2024, the date will be highlighted in pink, like this passage to make them easy to find as you scroll down the page.
  2. Hunts that were held in the past year or 2 but not yet confirmed for this year are in orange.
  3. The ones NOT in either orange or pink are more dubious - held in the past but not confirmed in the past few years, so just our best guess! These you must call or email to confirm before you go.
ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute cancellations, postponements or changes to locations due to weather, COVID or logistical problems, just click on the link to the event's website and (in most cases), you want to click on the "events" link or "calendar" link on their website. Or use their site search for "Easter". Do let them know you found them here, so they will update us next year. Besides egg hunts, there are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch!
If you need to add your egg hunt or update your existing information, click on these links.

RELATED: You may also want to go to a local farm to Pick Your Own fruit and vegetables; strawberries start very soon in most areas! Farms will be open, and it's quite safe out in a field, where people are not close to each other!

Easter Egg Hunt, Parade and Event Listings

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map


  • Highclere Castle - Easter Egg Trail
    Highclere Castle, Highclere Park, Newbury, Hampshire RG20 9RN. Phone: 01635 253210. Email: Event date and time: Saturday, 6 April 2024. We hope you will enjoy following a trail through Highclere’s gardens and woodland, finding clues en route. At the end, each child will win a chocolate Easter Egg! We would very much welcome children to take part in our Easter Bonnet parade; please do bring your creations along with you. We hope that the children enjoy the bouncy slide (may be subject to an additional charge) and meeting some of our farm animals. We ask you to kindly pre-book adult tickets and confirm how many children you are bringing so that we can ensure every child receives an Easter egg once they have completed the trail.The adult garden ticket is £10 per person which gives access to the Easter Egg Trail, Gardens and Grounds, Tea Rooms and Gift Shop. Please note, this ticket does not include access to either the Castle or the Egypt Exhibition. We ask each child to give a donation to our chosen charity on the day (suggested donation £5) when they collect their map for the Easter Trail on arrival. Highclere Castle is proud to support the ‘Murray Parish Trust’ as our chosen charity for this event. This is such a fantastic charity which supports children’s emergency services across the South of England by raising money and awareness to support projects at key trauma centres, to enable pioneering research and provide life-saving equipment. Our Easter Bonnet Parade will take place at 12:30pm and is free to enter with prizes awarded for the most wonderful bonnets.
    The Easter Egg Trail will run from
    10:00am until 2.30pm
    The Easter Bonnet Parade will take place at 12.30pm
    The event will end at 4:00pm
    The Grounds close at 5:00pm.
  • Hinton Ampner and Garden Easter Adventures - Easter trail,
    Hinton Ampner, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 0LA. Phone: 01962 771305. Email: Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website.  Go wild for our Easter Trail as you don your bunny ears and take on the challenges the Easter bunny has left behind. A chocolate prize awaits for the best hopping, bouncing bunnies!
  • Mottisfont - Easter egg trail
    Mottisfont Lane, Mottisfont, Nr Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0LP. Phone: 01794340757. Email: Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website. Saturday 23 March - Sunday 14 April: treat the whole family to a world of adventure at Mottisfont on our Easter trail, inspired by the classic village fete. between 10 am to 5 pm (last entry at 4.30pm). 2022 Trails cost £3 per child. Normal property admission applies (free for National Trust members, Art Fund members and under 5s). Booking is not required for the trail, but you may need to book tickets for Mottisfont during busy periods. Please check before you visit for further details. Get outdoors with your family for an adventure this spring. Whether it's listening out for nature's orchestra or taking in the views, our nature-inspired Easter trail engages all the senses. There are creative activities, too. Complete them all and collect your Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg or an allergen-free alternative (where available). Easter egg hunt at Mottisfont  (UPDATED: 5 March 2024 JBS)
  • Canoe Easter Egg Hunt with New Forest Activities - Canoe Easter egg hunt,
    New Forest Activities Baileys Hard, Baileys Hard Lane, Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7YF. Phone: 01590 612377. Email: Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website.  23 March 2024 to  12 April 2024. The ultimate Easter eggs-pedition, paddle along the Beaulieu River in a canoe with New Forest Activities and keep those eyes peeled for Easter eggs along the way; the perfect springtime adventure in a beautiful setting.
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Easter bonnet trail
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Visitor Centre Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3LJ. Phone: 02392 728060. Email: Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website. Self guided Easter Trail across all of the attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. EASTER MOUSE TRAIL Join the museum mice for their Easter Bonnet Parade! Which mouse will be crowned as the winner of the best bonnet 2024? You decide!.There's no more explanation.  What is this event, I hear you asking? It could be real trained mice, like those in the Monty Python "Mouse Organ"... or stuffed mice... or something else.  God only knows, as they offer no further explanation on their website.  Ring them up and ask them strange nautical rodent questions.
  • St. James' Park Easter Eggstravorganza - Easter trail
    St.James' Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 5SD. Phone: +44 23 8077 9763. Email: Event date and time: No update yet for 2024, if they DO hold it, based on past years, it would likely be on multiple dates, see their website, Easter Monday, from 12 pm to 4 pm. Hosted by Friends of St. James' Park. Everyone welcome to our annual Easter event and Family Fun Day with Organ Music and Fun Fair style rides. BBQ by our Parklife Cafe, Easter Quiz and stalls (Charity and Businesses), including lots of stalls from Robins Nest Emporium Southampton, Bouncy castles by Blake Entertainment and more! ParkLives Southampton will provide FREE Nerf Warz between 12-2pm! My Journey will be bringing the Get Cycle Savvy Pit stop (Including Bike doc, Try a bike, and YoBike information). Don't forget in the lead up to the Easter Monday you can do the Easter Quiz trail and win prizes from the cafe! We can't wait to see you at St. James' Park!
  • Easter egg hunt at The Vyne - Easter trail and/or event,
    The Vyne, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website. This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventure at The Vyne on an Easter trail.
  • Winchester Science Centre Eggs-travaganza - Easter egg hunt,
    Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HZ. Phone: 01962 863791. Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website. 16 March 2024 to 15 April 2024. Our Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt is back! But don’t expect to be on the hunt for brightly coloured eggs!  Did you know that in European folklore, the Easter bunny was traditionally an Easter hare? In more modern times our seasonal friend has been described as a rabbit. Throughout history, the changing of the reference between hare and rabbit has caused confusion, with many people not even knowing there is a difference between these two species. Join us this Easter on a hunt around the Centre to find the rabbits and hares that are visiting us. Explore the differences between our furry friends and solve the puzzles along the way in order to grab yourself a delicious chocolate treat.

Isle of Wight

  • Mottistone Gardens - Easter egg trail
    Mottistone, near Brighstone, Isle of Wight, PO30 4ED. Phone: 01983741302. Email: Event date and time: multiple dates, see their website.  25 March - 14 April. Join Red Squirrel in a hunt around Mottistone Gardens to find the 'Signs of Spring', as she gets ready to wake her hibernating friends this Easter.   from 10.30am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm). previous year's price £3 per trail. Discover our family-friendly trail with fun activities for you to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward at the end. We know how much joy our Easter egg trails bring to our visitors each year and we hope this year will be the same. However, we ask that you support your local property and tickets must be booked in advance. Easter egg hunt at Mottistone Gardens .


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Easter Egg Hunt, Parade and Event Listings