15 cracking egg hunts in Gloucestershire this Easter

Hop to it this Easter in Gloucestershire, with SoGlos handpicking some of the best egg hunts in the county.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
SoGlos handpicks the best egg hunts to hop to in Gloucestershire this Easter 2023.

From castles to local farms, the Easter bunny is set to hop all over Gloucestershire in 2023, leaving behind some egg-citing activities for children big and small to enjoy throughout the school holidays.

SoGlos rounds up 15 egg-cellent egg hunts and Easter trails to take part in this spring, with tasty treats aplenty! 

NestFest Egg Hunt at Sudeley Castle and Gardens in Winchcombe

Explore the gorgeous grounds of Sudeley Castle this Easter to complete its NestFest hunt! From Saturday 1 until Sunday 16 April 2023, children can pick up the NestFest sticker sheet and search for six giant eggs dotted around the castle gardens, while matching the birds they belong to.

Little ones can learn all about the castle's native birdlife along the way, with a special Easter treat waiting to take home at the end of the hunt.

Great Easter Hunt at the Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham

The Easter bunny is paying a visit to Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter throughout the Easter holidays, leaving clues and chocolate treats in various venues for families to track - with a chance to win a spectacular prize!

Scan the QR codes on each of the egg clues to receive a letter via the Facebook Messenger app, as well as a special message, a secret offer or a chocolate egg from the venue it's been scanned in. Find all 15 letters to be entered into the Great Easter Hunt competition where entrants could win £200 to spend in The Brewery Quarter. The hunt runs from Saturday 1 April until Sunday 16 April 2023 and the winner of the draw will be announced the following week.

Easter trail at Gloucester Park

For a free trail full of fun activities and challenges, the Easter Trail at Gloucester Park takes place on Sunday 2 April 2023.

Run by Gloucester Vineyard Church, Easter trail packs are available to pick up from Gloucester Park bandstand from 10am to 11am on the day, featuring a trail map, quizzes to complete and everything needed to complete the trail. Once all the eggs have been found, hop back over to the bandstand to collect an Easter egg prize!

Easter egg trail at Cotswold Farm Park in Guiting Power

Enjoy spring time celebrations at Cotswold Farm Park with a whole host of Easter activities.

From Saturday 1 until Sunday 16 April 2023, children can enjoy activities including an Easter egg trail, spring face painting and an Easter trivia quiz - with delicious chocolate treats as prizes, of course! Visitors can also take part in crafting activities, where they can take home their own decoupage egg or block-printed tote bag.

The Big Batsford Bunny Hunt at Batsford Arboretum near Moreton-in-Marsh

Help the Easter bunny find all their escaped bunny friends around the glorious surroundings of Batsford Arboretum in the Big Batsford Bunny Hunt!

The event takes place from Saturday 1 until Sunday 16 April 2023 with a prize to be won for spotting all the bunnies hiding throughout the picturesque grounds of the arboretum. 

Easter Eggstravaganza at Over Farm in Gloucester

Get into the spring of Easter at Over Farm’s Easter Eggstravaganza!

Families can enjoy oodles of entertainment including a live magic show; a farm-themed egg hunt; a bunny dance-along; and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny themself. Activities are available from Saturday 1 until Monday 10 April 2023, but be sure to book tickets online in advance.

Easter Eggstravaganza Trail at Cotswold Country Park and Beach

The Easter bunny loves the beach, too and is paying a visit to Cotswold Country Park and Beach for its very own Easter Eggtravaganza Trail.

Open from Friday 7 until Monday 10 April 2023, drop your trail tickets - available from its website - at the park's shop to get all your egg-hunting essentials and head out to find all the painted eggs dotted around the site. An Easter egg awaits on completion of the trail!

Cracking Easter Fun at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water

Children can experience a whole host of educational and egg-citing Easter events and activities at Birdland from Saturday 1 until Sunday 16 April 2023.

Take on the Easter Challenge Quiz, hunt down the eggs hidden around the park or go back in time through the Jurassic Journey trail to spot dinosaur eggs, too!

Easter at Cattle Country Farm Park in Berkeley

Another chance to meet the Easter bunny awaits at Cattle Country Farm Park during the school holidays.

From Saturday 9 until Sunday 24 April 2022, Cattle Country is hosting an array of Easter excitement, where visitors can meet a whole heap of their new-born spring babies, from loveable lambs to chicks and piglets. Children even have the chance the meet the Easter bunny and find the golden egg to win a daily prize.

Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt at Clearwell Caves

Head underground for some Easter excitement this spring at Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean.

From Saturday 1 until Sunday 16 April 2023, families are invited to take part in a unique Easter experience at its Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt. The native woodland birds have built their nests and hidden their eggs throughout the caves, spot and count them all to be entered into its Grand Easter Prize Draw for a chance to win goodies from the gift shop! Entry sheets are free upon arrival.

Dragon Egg Trail at Painswick Rococo Gardens

The Cotswold Dragon Conservation Society is inviting children to become dragonologists for the day this Easter, hunting for mystical dragon eggs hidden with the magical Rococo Garden.

From Saturday 1 until Sunday 16 April 2023, collect all the eggs that have been laid throughout the maze and the garden's unique follies to receive a chocolate prize at the end of the trail. Trail tickets cost £2.50 per child in addition to standard entry and can be purchased online in advance via, or upon arrival.

Easter Adventure in Nature at Chedworth Roman Villa

Running from Saturday 1 until Monday 10 April 2023, Chedworth Roman Villa is welcoming families to enjoy the first signs of spring with its Easter Adventure in Nature.

Strap on those bunny ears and use the Easter trail sheet to follow the journey, where you'll tackle games and puzzles in the main building; check out its active archaeology station; admire the views from the stunning viewpoint; before taking on the final stage with games like hop scotch and Nine Men's Morris to get the all important chocolate Easter egg at the end. Trail tickets cost £3 per person.

Painswick Playgroup's Easter Egg Hunt

This fun-filled community event is raising vital funds for the beloved local playgroup this Easter. 

Taking place on Saturday 8 April 2023, little ones can enjoy everything from face painting to cake stalls and a whole lot of chocolate, with around 30 beautifully-designed eggs to find all over the village.

Easter trail at Primrose Vale Farm Shop in Cheltenham

Suitable for children of all ages, the Easter trail at Primrose Vale Farm Shop is available throughout the school holidays from Friday 31 March until Sunday 16 April 2023.

Its Easter Challenge offers over 10 fun activities to complete around the farm, with families able to pick and choose which challenges are most suitable to them. Just remember to wear some sturdy footwear for the journey through the farmyard!

Cheeky Chicks Easter Trail at Gloucester Cathedral

This free event is ideal for families of all ages, set in the spectacular location of Gloucester Cathedral.

With no pre-booking required, just pick up a trail sheet from the cathedral's Welcome Desk and hop your way through the beautiful building, collecting stickers whenever a runaway chick is found. Find all the stickers and add them to the trail sheet to reveal the answer to the trail. The Cheeky Chicks Easter Trail runs from Saturday 1 until Sunday 16 April 2023 during normal cathedral opening hours. Admission is free but donations are gratefully received.

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